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.
CEO and Chief Old Person DoSomething.org
Aria finger is CEO and Chief Old Person of DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change in the world. Starting as an Associate 10 years ago, Aria has helped scale the organization from less than 100,000 members to over 5 million members in 131 countries today. With her cause-related marketing experience, Finger has spearheaded partnerships with top brands including Johnson & Johnson, Coke, H&M, and CVS Health.
Aria is also Founder and President of TMI, a strategic consultancy that uses DoSomething.org’s 20+ years of experience and proprietary data to help clients including Microsoft, Malala Fund, and Feeding America reach young people and fuel positive impact in the world. In 2016, Aria was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She has been highlighted in the New York Times, Fast Company and was named to the 2012 Crain’s New York Business list of “40 Under Forty.” Aria graduated magna cum laude in economics and political science from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Global ECD Dentsu
Yuya started out at years ago Dentsu as a TV writer, when advertising life was much simpler.
Under his leadership today, Dentsu’s creative teams work on projects ranging from product development, branded content creation, pure content creation, including TV programs and movies, content export, space planning and design, digital platform development, business strategy and consulting, and PR to traditional advertising. He is also Director of Dentsu Lab Tokyo, an initiative to bring new forms of creation through technology by combining research, ideation, and development.
Since Yuya became Chief Creative Officer, Dentsu’s creatives have been awarded hundreds of metals in all colors at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Spikes, Adfest, as well as all the major domestic awards. As a result, the agency has been awarded Agency of the Year, and Interactive Agency of the Year for three consecutive years at Adfest. He is also a familiar face as a judge at international awards, such as Cannes, D&AD, Clio, and Spikes, and as a speaker at various conferences including the President’s Lecture at D&AD.
Entrepreneur in Residence Dell
Elizabeth Gore is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell, where she drives initiatives that support Dell’s goals around helping small and medium businesses scale and prosper, fueling the expansion of global entrepreneurship, thereby creating jobs that will drive the world economy. Gore is extending Dell’s global advocacy efforts to raise entrepreneurship to the public policy agenda, encouraging policies and practices that support and enable entrepreneurial growth globally. Elizabeth is personally advising the growth of companies such as the women’s accelerator Circular Board, ride share commuting company Scoop, online and mobile fundraising platform Classy, and innovative water company SOMA.
President and CEO of the award-winning creative agency Mekanism, Jason works closely with brands to create shareable and provocative campaigns that engage audiences. Under his leadership, Mekanism was named to Ad Age's - Agency A List, Creativity's - Creative 50, Effie’s - Most Effective Independent Agencies and he has been profiled by the New York Times, Fast Company and ABC’s ‘Nightline’.
Harris is on the board of directors for Advertising Week, the United Nations Social Impact Leadership Council and an advising member of the Brand 50. In 2015, Harris was recently named #5 on the list of the top 10 most influential social impact leaders. His methods have been covered and studied by Harvard Business School.
Head of Creative Shop Facebook Greater China
A copywriter turned agency manager, Kitty Lun has worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Kitty has judged and chaired different local, regional and global creative and effectiveness awards, including Cannes Lions Print (2015). Creative Achievement Award (2009), China Women to Watch (2013); co-host IPG’s Cannes Lions forum on Gender Balance (2011); a regular speaker at DLD and the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. Kitty penned ‘Advertising Without Lipstick’ – a book about her life and observations in the business. She led the team at Lowe China to create the world’s most awarded Print/Outdoor campaign in 2015.
President and CEO Ad Council
Lisa Sherman is President and CEO of the Ad Council, the national nonprofit organization behind some of the most impactful public service campaigns in American history. From the recent viral phenomenon “Love Has No Labels” to the iconic Smokey Bear, the Ad Council leverages the power of the media, leading creative and digital agencies and influencers to change opinions and behaviors around pressing social issues.
Lisa oversees more than 40 integrated public service communications programs on behalf of national non-profit organizations and federal government agencies, including Autism Speaks, Feeding America, American Heart Association, FEMA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.