Lionbridge Expands Executive Team, Names Chief Technology Officer

Appoints Ken Watson in Chief Technology Officer role to lead technology and innovation

WALTHAM, Mass. – March 14, 2018Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., the world’s most trusted global digital communications company helping brands deliver seamless, cross-cultural experiences, today announced it has named Ken Watson as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). As Lionbridge continues along a path of rapid evolution, innovation, and growth, Watson will support the company’s technology transformation.

“We are extremely pleased Ken decided to join Lionbridge. We are rapidly pivoting to a technology enabled services business and Ken will only help accelerate our transformation,” said John Fennelly, CEO, Lionbridge. “Ken is a collaborative leader who brings the right mindset and skills to Lionbridge. His long track record of creating innovative solutions and delivering them is exactly what we were looking for.”

Watson brings over two decades of global technology experience, having most recently served as CTO of Ipreo, a market leading FinTech company. He also previously held roles at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and Microsoft. Watson was an 11-year Microsoft veteran, leading engineering teams in the Developer Tools division and delivering growth in EMEA, UK, and Australian consulting businesses.

“At the core of connecting and engaging people worldwide are two foundational elements: language and technology,” said Watson. “Advances in AI and machine learning, coupled with Lionbridge’s deep knowledge of disseminating brand messages in all languages and cultures, will be critical for global brands looking to deliver on-brand, in-voice, customer experiences to diverse communities. I’m excited by the opportunity to lead Lionbridge’s technology teams as they support businesses on their own paths to digital transformation.”

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About Lionbridge

Lionbridge enables more than 4,500 of the world’s leading brands to increase global market share and drive deep engagement with their customers and communities. Our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 400,000 professional cloud workers, provide detail-critical business processes, including translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions, which ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centers in 27 countries. To learn more, visit

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