Founder and CEO Squarespace
Anthony Casalena is the Founder and CEO of Squarespace, which he started from his dorm room in 2003. During the company’s early years, Anthony acted as the sole engineer, designer, and support representative for the entire Squarespace platform, allowing for it to be a stable business from the outset.
In addition to his main responsibilities in running the company and setting overall product strategy, he remains actively involved in the engineering, design, and product teams within the organization. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
Editor, CoCreate Fast Company
Eric is Editor of Fast Company’s CoCreate. He's been a writer and editor with NBC, Premiere, Mental Floss, Maxim, the G4 Network's Attack of the Show and others.
Tricia Clarke-Stone is the cofounder & CEO of Narrative_, a creative and tech agency that prides itself in its unique ability to tell immersive stories across a breadth of platforms. With a unique blend of strategy, innovation, product development, disruptive creative, and cultural awareness, the firm produces enchanting brand stories that connect brands to people in unprecedented ways. Along with her cofounder business mogul Russell Simmons, Tricia leads Narrative_ in creating inventive, integrated campaigns with some of the world’s largest brands, including Under Armour, JCPenney, and Universal Pictures. The agency’s proprietary approach and tools fuel their ability to identify what’s next, break new ground and impact growth and product innovation for brands.
Global Experiential Design Director Coca Cola
Deklah leads design for Coca-Cola Worldwide licensing, linking compelling and innovative solutions to the growth and profitability of TCCC.
She began her career as a graphic designer at The Arnell-Group, and followed this with 9 years as Design Director at MTV, building a design team for licensing and launching successful brand extensions for teens and young adults from NY to LA. After a period at Wolff-Olins, she joined Coca-Cola in 2007 with the mission of elevating design and branding in licensed merchandise, culminating with activations at the HIGH Museum of Art, The Coca-Cola Store at Disney Springs, and Collette.
Director of Applied Technology Finch
As Director of Applied Technology at FINCH, Emad develops and curates technology solutions in both practical and creative capacities. The most renowned projects Emad has overseen during his time at FINCH to date are The Most Powerful Arm and 37 Degrees. The Most Powerful Arm utilised a petitionsigning robot with the aim of raising awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and was the first piece of Innovation to win a coveted D&AD Black Pencil (as well as, Digital Gold at 2013 Spikes Asia and Gold at the 2013 IAB MIXX Awards).
During his time at FINCH, Emad has judged at Cannes, LIA, AWARD and has presented at Cannes, Spikes, SXSW, LIA, Semi Permanent and SAWA. This success is all fuelled by Emad’s passion for the development and creation of great innovation. His team at FINCH have worked on various technology driven projects including, bringing a robot orchestra to life for Intel’s Intelligent Sounds campaign with awardwinning recording artist, Flume. On top of this, Emad has done great work for road safety campaigns including a project for the RAC, which saw him build an attentionpowered car that slows when you’re not paying attention and a recreation of the Great Ocean Road in Unity 3D that turned the scenic drive into a skills tester for the Transport Accident Commission.
Most recently, Emad and his team have partnered with Google teams in Australia to help develop new story telling platforms as well as developing a suite of software tools, processes and workflow to facilitate the filming and post production of the largest Virtual Reality experience ever undertaken in Australia for Tourism Australia.