Anne A. Ward to Speak at World of Watson Conference


Anne A. Ward, CircleClick CEO, will be presenting at IBM World of Watson on October 24, 2016 in Las Vegas. She will also be attending the conference as an influencer.

Anne’s presentation, titled, “The Internet of Now: Connecting Businesses, Bots, Things and People” will highlight the many ways that the Internet of Things is having an impact on business today and looking far into the future. She is also an IBM Internet of Things Futurist, predicting the next trends and technologies that will propel us into the future.

IBM World of Watson takes place from October 24- 27 and will showcase the power of data, analytics, and cognitive understanding. Featuring speakers such as three-time Pulitzer Prize Winner Thomas Friedman, the U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., and Yizhak Peterburg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Teva Pharmaceuticals, there is something for everyone at World of Watson.

Anne has spoken at other IBM conferences in the past, including the 2015 IBM Insight Conference, also in Las Vegas, where she was a member in the discussion “Futurists Debate Big Data Impacts on Social, Mobile and Commerce” again looking to the future and what it may hold. She plans to attend Web Summit in Portugal in November, also as an influencer.

Anne is currently writing The SEO Battlefield: Winning Strategies for Search Marketing Programs for O’Reilly Media, due to be published January 2017. The book can be pre-ordered via


Anne Ahola Ward is an SEO, Futurist, and CEO of CircleClick Media, founded in 2009. She has nearly 20 years of experience working on the web in various functions, having mastered almost every role in web development: DBA, webmaster, developer, graphic designer, and video editor. She was a developer for 10 years, and through her love of analytics, Anne transitioned into the field of SEO as the field was forming. Anne now specializes in SEO, analytics and social media. She is currently writing the next SEO book for O’Reilly, titled The SEO Battlefield: Winning Strategies for Search Marketing Programs, due to be published early 2017.

Anne was named as one of Entrepreneur magazine’s 27 Top Masters of Marketing and PR that everyone can learn from. In 2015, she was invited to be a part of the elite IBM Futurist program, as a Commerce Influencer. Anne has previously been a speaker at IBM Insight, PR Summit, Developer Week, and the Search Engine Journal Summit.


IBM is a multinational technology company based out of Armonk, New York with business operations in more than 170 countries worldwide.  IBM’s Watson famously won Jeopardy against two famous winners, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, taking the $1 million prize.  IBM manufactures and markets a wide range of technology hardware while offering hosting and consulting services to customers. IBM employs more than 380,000 employees who have won multiple Nobel Prizes, Turing Awards, National Medals of Technology, and National Medals of Science.

About CircleClick Media

CircleClick is a digital marketing firm established in 2009 with a core emphasis on SEO. The company specializes in helping clients boost their sales through establishing and maintaining online presences to generate more sales leads. Its team of experts has been in the web industry since the 1990’s, bringing unparalleled expertise to clients to design and build the strongest digital presence possible, and attract customers through incredible content, smart advertising and integrated campaigns.