At the D conference last week, I briefly interviewed Tom Glocer, the CEO of the newly merged ThomsonReuters, and he tried to clear some of the air surrounding layoffs at the company, and the integration issues going ahead.
– Surprised over the reaction on the layoffs. Two huge companies coming together will have duplication taken out.
— Financial trending in the second half of this year and early next year for the financial information side of the business.
— Asian growth for ThomsonReuters…catching a wave on the buy side in Asia.
— The advent of free online financial information and effect on Reuters.
— Melding of the cultures.