AI, voice search, and digital assistants are fundamentally changing the way consumers interact with your business. At Yext on Tour, we'll explore how the digital knowledge about your people, places, and products can provide a strong foundation for your brand and help you be a leader in the age of intelligent services.

Our agenda will include:
  • 1:30PM – 2:00PM
  • 2:00PM – 2:10PM
    Welcome to Yext on Tour
    • Liz Walton Liz Walton VP, Marketing, Yext
  • 2:10PM – 2:35PM
    The Rise of Intelligent Services
    • Howard Lerman Howard Lerman CEO & Co-Founder, Yext

    The way consumers seek information is changing fundamentally. With the rise of connected devices, machine learning, and AI assistants, search is getting smarter. Answers are provided quickly and powered by a complex set of data. Learn how you can thrive when technology shapes your customer's decision process.

  • 2:35PM – 3:05PM
    Power Your Business: The Yext Knowledge Engine™
    • Marc Ferrentino Marc Ferrentino Chief Strategy Officer, Yext
    • Erin Jaeger Erin Jaeger Director of Product Marketing, Yext
    • George Palatine George Palatine Sr. Manager Digital Transformation, Allstate Insurance

    Marc Ferrentino, Yext’s Chief Strategy Officer, and Erin Jaeger, Director of Product Marketing at Yext, share the latest and greatest updates to the Yext Knowledge Engine and provide an exclusive look at innovations to come. George Palantine, Sr. Manager Digital Transformation at Allstate Insurance will join Marc and Erin to discuss how Allstate is readying their digital knowledge for the intelligent future.

  • 3:05PM – 3:20PM
    How Structured Data Changes Your Job
    • Duane Forrester Duane Forrester VP, Industry Insights, Yext

    Structured data is eating the web; results are becoming answers; 50% of searches will be voice searches by 2020; how will these trends change how you do your job? Duane Forrester, Yext’s VP of Industry Insights, shares how he learned to stop worrying and love structured data.

  • 3:20PM – 3:50PM
  • 3:50PM – 4:15PM
    CCO to CMO
    • Wendi Sturgis Moderator Wendi Sturgis Chief Customer Officer, Yext
    • David Buckley David Buckley CMO, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores

    Join Yext Chief Customer Officer, Wendi Sturgis, for a fireside chat with one of our great customer CMOs to discuss how they are harnessing technology to respond to consumers’ insatiable demand for accurate, timely information.

  • 4:15PM – 4:45PM
    Microsoft, Bing & Cortana: Intelligent Services & Your Brand
    • Christi Olson Christi Olson Search Evangelist, Microsoft

    Christi Olson, Microsoft's Search Evangelist, will share her thoughts on the rise of voice technologies like Cortana and other intelligent services powered by AI and structured data.

  • 4:45PM – 5:30PM
    Panel Discussion: The Intelligent Future
    • Jonathan Cherins Moderator Jonathan Cherins EVP, Small Business and Partner, Yext
    • Jared Turner Jared Turner CTO, Boostability
    • Ram Singh Ram Singh SVP, Analytics & Technology, Performics
    • Randy Dargenio Randy Dargenio Director, SEO, Staples

    Hear from technology, brand, and agency leaders about how emerging, intelligent technologies, such as AI, intelligent personal assistants, and autonomous vehicles are changing the way that we find and experience products and brands, and engage with one another.

  • 5:30PM – 7:30PM
    Cocktails & Conversation

Yext on Tour seating is limited and reserved for Yext customers, partners, and invited guests. Register today to secure your spot, and we look forward to seeing you in Chicago!