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.
Partner, Strategy Practice, Media & Entertainment EY
Janet Balis serves as the leader of the EY’s strategy consulting practice for the media and entertainment sector, as well as working on EY’s global digital strategy. She joined EY after 16+ years in the media and entertainment industry, having played executive roles at companies like HuffPost, Betaworks, Martha Stewart, and AOL. Janet writes and speaks frequently on the topics of digital and innovation and tweets from @digitalstrategy.
Director of Product Experience Uber
Ethan builds happy design teams who create beautifully crafted products. Presently, Ethan leads an organization at Uber where they define the future of transportation and urban design. Specifically, his teams focus on projects that drive Uber's international growth, improve the lives for riders and partners, and help Uber's city teams visualize and monitor the heart-beat of cities.
Joy Howard is the CMO of Sonos, Inc. She was previously the global marketing director for Patagonia, after a stint heading up marketing for Converse All Star at Nike. A Georgia native, she holds an MBA in sustainable enterprise.
After graduating with a masters degree from Goldsmiths College in London, Paul started his career at corporate communications firm Maritz before helping launch shots magazine in 1990. After a spell in commercials production, Paul returned to shots and became editor in 1994. Subscriptions trebled under his tenure.
In 1998 he was appointed worldwide director of creative resources at Leo Burnett in Chicago. Paul moved back to London to co-found Contagious in 2004. Contagious equips companies across the globe achieve the top 1% of marketing creativity through an online intelligence platform, consultancy, quarterly magazine and live events.
Paul has written for publications including Business 2.0 and The Guardian, as well as co-editing D&AD’s The Commercials Book. He has appeared on CNN, 5Live and BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and his talk on alternative currencies has been viewed nearly 1 million times at ted.com.
Vice Chairman, Global CCO R/GA
As Vice Chairman, Global Chief Creative Officer, Nick guides R/GA’s strategic and creative vision. He partners with the agency’s senior clients to ensure that R/GA’s wide range of capabilities – business consulting, product and service design, and communications – are equally grounded in creativity, strategy, and technology.
Since joining R/GA in 2001, Nick has worked with clients such as Nike, Beats by Dre, Samsung, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, and Google. During his tenure, R/GA has become one of the most awarded agencies in the world.