Tom Glocer, Former CEO of Thomson Reuters, on “Investing in FinTech & the Digital Future” at ODP’s Dealmakers Breakfast Series with the Harvard Business School Club of New York
For over two decades, Thomas H. Glocer has been a leader in the financial information and big data industries. As CEO for 11 years, he helped build Thomson Reuters. As the Founder and Managing Partner of Angelic Ventures, LP, Tom focuses on early stage investments in financial technology, cyber defense, and analytics.
Tom discussed the changing landscape of the information services industry, FinTech and the future of big data and technology. He shared his perspective on where to invest and where value will be greatest in the future. Over 40 CEOs, thought leaders, PE, VC, and Corporate Development executives gathered to join the conversation.
Thomas H. Glocer is the Founder and Managing Partner of Angelic Ventures, LP, a family office focusing on early stage investments in financial technology, cyber defense and analytics. He is a Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Blueteam Global LLC and Capitolis Inc., cyber defense and financial technology companies, respectively. He is also a Partner in Communitas Capital, a FinTech focused VC firm.
From 1993 through 2011 Mr. Glocer worked at Reuters Group PLC and its successor company, Thomson Reuters Corp. He served as CEO during his last 11 years at the news and professional information provider.
He is a director of Merck & Co., Inc. (Chair of Compensation Committee), Morgan Stanley (Lead Director), K2 Intelligence, Publicis Groupe, and the Atlantic Council; a trustee of the Cleveland Clinic; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Advisory Group of Linklaters LLP, the President’s Council on International Activities at Yale University, the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee, the Columbia Global Center (Paris) Advisory Board, and the European Business Leaders Council.
Mr. Glocer holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University (1981) and a J.D. from Yale Law School (1984).
Mr. Glocer is married with two children and lives in New York City.
He writes his own blog at www.tomglocer.com.
Joanna Stone Herman is a Partner at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips and serves as the TMT Industry Group Co-Head for Oaklins, our affiliated global investment bank with offices in 60 cities across 41 countries.
Prior to joining Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in 2011, Joanna worked in several senior executive roles including as SVP Global Strategy for LexisNexis, EVP of Corporate Development for Thomson Financial Corporate Group, VP of Strategy for Thomson Learning and Director of Strategy for Dow Jones. Joanna also served as CEO and co-Founder of Librify, a technology start-up that was the exclusive e-book platform for Target, sold to Scribd in 2015. Joanna has a BS and Masters Degrees from MIT and an MBA from HBS.
About the Dealmakers Breakfast Series:
The Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips Dealmakers Series events are for the top dealmakers and operators in the Media, Advertising & Marketing, Information, Education, Technology and Healthcare Communications industries. They feature industry experts discussing the future of investing in the media and technology industries, specifically focusing on recent and imminent notable transactions, as well as emerging trends and opportunities in our space. The HBSCNY Monthly Dealmakers Breakfast Series is intended to be a smaller more intimate event to bring together HBS Alumni and influential industry leaders for stimulating discussions, valuable networking opportunities and engaging Q&A. The program is a round table question-and-answer session at ODP’s offices where the moderator asks 30 minutes of questions, and the audience the other 30 minutes.
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
8:00 to 8:30 AM – Registration & Breakfast/Networking
8:30 to 9:30 AM – Discussion and Audience Q&A
Venue: The offices of Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips, 475 Park Ave South, FL 22 (between 32nd and 31st Streets), NYC 10016
$20/Members & Member Guest (limit one)
Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first come first served basis (with preference given to HBSCNY members and their guests). Please register by September 15. No refunds will be issued. This event will be recorded.
Organizers: Joanna Stone Herman, HBS ’97
Registration: Click here to visit the HBS of NYC website
Thomas H. Glocer
Former CEO, Thomson Reuters
Joanna Stone Herman
Partner, Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips