Search Wars: Christian Ward

Oct 21, 2021

Search is central to our daily lives — but there's a lot happening behind the search box that doesn't get the headline treatment. In this debut episode, our host Christian Ward, Chief Data Officer at Yext, introduces this podcast season, which will dive into everything from the “AI-ification” of search to the impact of upstart, privacy-focused search engines.


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.

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