Advisory Board Member Profile 2018
DataSmart Consulting LLC
Areas of Expertise
Big Data Strategy; Big Data & Marketing; Reducing Risk Through Big Data; Driving Innovation with Big Data; Implementation Issues with Big Data
Christian J. Ward is the co-founder of DataSmart Consulting LLC.
With a background in creating and leading information and data companies, his focus is to help other businesses leverage their internal and external data as part of their overall business strategy. He has developed and executed hundreds of data partnerships around the world, from the small entrepreneurial firm to the world’s largest data companies.
Prior to founding DataSmart, Christian was the EVP of Partnerships at Yext, Chief Data Officer at Infogroup, Global Head of Content Innovation at Thomson Reuters, and a Managing Director and Director of Research for The Bank of New York. Additionally, Christian has founded and successfully sold two different data companies, one in financial research and the other in media analytics.
Christian holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Florida and lives at the Jersey Shore with his wife and three children.
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.