Yext on Tour Recap: Dallas

Yext on Tour made its way to Texas last week, where we spoke with digital marketers from across the south about the intelligent future and how services like AI and machine learning are changing the consumer decision-making process. Attendees gathered at The Joule in downtown Dallas where they learned from members of the Yext executive team, as well as from industry thought leaders.

Yext CMO Jeffrey K. Rohrs kicked off the day with a presentation on the rise of intelligent services. Strategy team members Marc Ferrentino and Erin Jaeger then wowed the crowd with a look into the latest and greatest updates to the Yext Knowledge Engine. Then Chief Customer Officer Wendi Sturgis led a fireside chat alongside HealthMarkets’ CMO Mike Stahl, where they discussed how the healthcare company is harnessing technology to respond to consumers’ demand for accurate information.

9X3A0418Jeffrey K. Rohrs shared insight on the rise of AI and how search is
getting smarter with Dallas guests.

9X3A0488Marc Ferrentino and Erin Jaeger provided an exclusive look
at innovations to come.

9X3A0515How does HealthMarkets reach its customers? CMO Mike Stahl
discussed with our own Wendi Sturgis in Dallas.

After the break, SEO expert and Yext VP of Industry Insights, Duane Forrester, gave attendees a look into how intelligent services are driving rapid change for today’s search marketer, and how this has created a brand new career opportunity for today’s SEO — that of the Digital Knowledge Manager.

9X3A0644Today’s world of structured data is creating a new career
opportunity for marketers. Duane Forrester shared his insight
with some help from Legos.

Microsoft Search Evangelist, Christi Olson then shared her thoughts on the rise of voice technologies like Cortana and other intelligent services powered by AI and structured data. Closing out the day, our own Jonathan Cherins (EVP, Small Business and Partner) led a panel with Camelot’s Chris Zarski, Dex Media’s Ryan Cantor, and TGI Friday’s Sherif Mityas where they discussed emerging, intelligent technologies and how their brands are readying themselves for the intelligent future.

9X3A0689Microsoft’s Christi Olson discussed how intelligent
services affect brands.

9X3A0695Our own Jonathan Cherins discussed emerging technologies with
Camelot’s Chris Zarski, Dex Media’s Ryan Cantor,
and TGI Friday’s Sherif Mityas.

We closed out the day’s events with cocktails and conversation.

Until next time, Dallas! Last and final stop: Yext on Tour London.


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