Mona M. Vernon is the Chief Technology Officer, Thomson Reuters Labs. She is responsible for Research & Development, the Center for Cognitive Computing, Digital Experience Design, and Blockchain Engineering teams as well as a network of global innovation labs.
Previously, Mona was Vice President, Thomson Reuters Labs where she founded and scaled up Thomson Reuters first global labs network to partner with customers and third parties, such as start-ups and academics. Prior to leading the labs, Mona ran the Emerging Technology group and launched an Open Innovation Challenge program across the company. Before joining Thomson Reuters, she worked for several technology startups in product development and product management roles.
Mona holds a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and a S.M. in Engineering and Management from MIT/MIT Sloan, where her graduate research focused on the role of customer experience in digital business strategy. She is an Executive Board Member of the FinTech Sandbox in Boston, a member of the Boston Financial Services Leadership Council, and a winner of Boston 50 on Fire.