The Next Wave: Steve Kalifowitz

May 6, 2021

As Chief Marketing Officer at Crypto.com, Steve Kalifowitz has a front row seat to the crypto boom — and a unique ability to explain and evangelize the space to both experts and newcomers. In this episode, you’ll hear about the shift to major companies (like Tesla) accepting bitcoin, bold predictions for the future of cryptocurrencies, how you should be thinking about NFTs, and more.


Christian J. Ward

EVP, Chief Data Officer

Christian J. Ward is the Executive Vice President and Chief Data Officer at Yext focused on the expanding applications of knowledge graphs and data asset optimization. His focus is to help Yext clients identify, value, and structure their knowledge graphs to maximize their data value.

Ward is the co-author of the Amazon top release Data Leverage: Unlocking the Surprising Growth Potential of Data Partnerships and has developed and executed hundreds of data partnerships around the world, from small entrepreneurial firms to the world’s largest data companies. Ward has served as Chief Data Officer of SourceMedia, Chief Data Officer of Infogroup, and Global Head of Content Innovation at Thomson Reuters, among other roles. He has been quoted in publications like the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, GeoMarketing, StreetFight, and Search Engine Journal and he speaks frequently on data strategy, partnerships, and the future influence of data.

Steve Kalifowitz


Steve began his career at ABC Television before joining HBO, where his work as a producer earned him industry recognition with four Emmy Award nominations & two Emmy Awards. He has served as a juror and speaker at multiple industry events including Cannes Lions, SXSW, Spikes Asia, Festival of Media and Dubai Lynx. Steve was most recently the president of Localize.city and prior to that, he drove growth and led business for R/GA and Twitter across 20 countries throughout APAC & MENA.

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