Faris Yakob is a strategist, writer, public speaker, creative director and the founder of GeniusSteals, a planning and innovation consultancy. Previously he was Chief Innovation Officer of MDC and founding partner of Spies&Assassins, the creative technology boutique. Before that he was Chief Digital Officer at McCann Erickson NYC, and Head of Digital Strategy at Naked Communications. He was named one of the most respected planners in the world by The Planning Survey, and one of 10 modern-day Madmen by Fast Company.
He writes on technology, media, brands and creativity for a variety of publications including FastCompany and he wrote the first chapter of Digital State: How the Internet Changes Everything, just published by Kogan Page. He is lucky enough to be invited to speak all over the world.