Faris 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