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Christian J. Ward

Chief data officer

Christian Ward is chief data officer of SourceMedia and responsible for data strategy across the organization. He is the co-author, with James Ward, of “Data Leverage: Unlocking the Surprising Growth Potential of Data Partnerships,” which outlines strategies for building partnerships and maximizing the value of data. Prior to SourceMedia, Christian was EVP, data partnerships for Yext, the digital knowledge management platform. Prior to Yext, he was chief data officer at Infogroup as well as global head of content innovation at Thomson Reuters. He has also served as managing director and director of research for Bank of New York and founded two data companies, one in financial research and the other in media analytics.