CircleClick CEO Anne A. Ward to moderate Panel at IBM Interconnect

Anne A. Ward, CircleClick CEO, moderated a talk at IBM InterConnect on March 20, 2017, in Las Vegas. She will also be attending the conference as an influencer.

The panel she moderated is titled, “The Power of Enterprises and Startups Collaborating in IBM Innovation Spaces.” Three CEOs, Tanya Seajay from Orenda Software Solution, Inc, Olivia Simmons from ConferenceCloud, and  Yulia Vasilyeva from InteLocate, come together to share how IBM is helping Startups and enterprises partner up to test out new ideas.

IBM InterConnect takes place from March 19 to 23, where attendees can explore the internet of things, cloud-computing and more. Featuring speakers such as the actor and philanthropist, Will Smith, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM, Ginni Rometty, President, and CEO of H&R Block, Bill Cobb, and Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani, InterConnect has a smorgasbord of content for everyone.

Anne has spoken at other IBM conferences in the past, including the 2016 IBM World of Watson Conference, also in Las Vegas, where she gave a talk on how the Internet of Thing has impacted business.

Anne is publishing her first book The SEO Battlefield: Winning Strategies for Search Marketing Programs for O’Reilly Media. The book can be pre-ordered via and is expected to be released by April 14, 2017.


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.