Christian Ward, the Executive Vice President, and Chief Data Officer at Yext. "Yext is on a mission to help organizations answer every question about their business. Yext's Answers Platform collects and organizes content from across the enterprise to deliver relevant, actionable information — wherever people ask questions. Founded in 2006, Yext has over 1200 employees and 12 global offices." Christian is 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.