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Laura Gaze

is director of thought leadership and public relations for the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters. She has 15 years of experience working in various facets of intellectual property, and is charged with extracting meaningful business insights from the Thomson Reuters data collections. She leads the business’s annual Top 100 Global Innovators program, and has raised the profile of innovation within the organization.

Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Laura built her career in marketing and public relations, having worked in the high tech, publishing, manufacturing and financial services sectors. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Recent Articles by Laura Gaze

Established Automakers Not Yielding to Technology Companies on Autonomous Cars

Thomson Reuters analysts put their research in high gear to quantify just who the major players in this space are with the “2016 State of Self-Driving Automotive Innovation.” Data was aggregated from the Derwent World Patents Index® collection to identify global patent activity and the total number of unique inventions issued in published patent applications and granted patents were analyzed from January 2010 through October 31, 2015. The findings detail a notable commitment from carmakers and tech companies to advance driverless technology, while uncovering the fact that established automakers are the most likely to have the biggest impact in the self-driving category in the near term.

Innovation A, B, C’s: Amazon, Boehringer and Chevron Disrupt World’s Top Innovator List

According to Thomson Reuters 2015 list of Top 100 Global Innovators, Amazon and several other established players in mature markets are proving that it’s not just start-ups that have the potential to upend traditional business models and reinvent our world. In fact, several of the companies new to this year’s ranking of top innovators have been around a lot longer than Amazon, among them: Boehringer Ingelheim, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Johnson Controls, Thales, and Yamaha.