Edward Roussel is Chief Innovation Officer at Dow Jones. Since assuming this role in May 2015, Mr. Roussel has taken responsibility for identifying areas of new opportunity for the company, with a particular focus on mobile innovation.
Mr. Roussel joined Dow Jones in June 2013 as head of product, overseeing the advancement of the company’s consumer and Professional Information Business products. During this time, he led the redesign of The Wall Street Journal’s suite of digital products, including WSJ.com, iOS apps (Apple Watch and iPad), the Android app, newsletters and the technology website, WSJD.
Before joining Dow Jones, Mr. Roussel worked at the Telegraph Media Group in London for seven years. As Executive Editor, Digital, Mr. Roussel headed the Telegraph’s website and digital development. He played a key role in reorganizing the newsroom to place digital journalism at its core, introducing new media such as video, e-books and a Flipboard afternoon newspaper. During his tenure, the Telegraph saw record-breaking digital growth and won awards for Consumer Website of the Year and Digital Publisher of the Year by the U.K. Association of Online Publishers.
From 1992 to 2004, Mr. Roussel worked as a journalist at Bloomberg, where he served as bureau chief in Brussels, Paris and London. In his final role at Bloomberg, Mr. Roussel oversaw global financial coverage, leading a team of more than 130 reporters and editors in New York, Europe and Asia.
Sally Shankland serves as president of McGraw-Hill Education’s Higher Ed group. She most recently served as the chief executive officer of UBM Americas, a division of UBM plc, where she led the company’s transition from print-based publishing to an events and digital marketing services business. Previously, Sally served as the chief executive officer of UBM Connect. She joined UBM in 1988 and held successive senior-level positions in marketing, sales, and management.
Sally is a graduate of UBM’s Business Leaders Program and has completed executive development courses with Harvard Business School and Cornell University’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in social science (summa cum laude, honors) after attending primary and secondary schools in Italy and Germany.
Nick Taranto is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Plated.com. Founded in June of 2012 Plated is on a mission to use tech and data-driven operations to fix the broken American food supply chain. Over the last year, Plated has raised over $20 million in venture capital and has shipped millions of meals to over 95% of the United States. Nick received his MPA and MBA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School and his BA from Dartmouth. He served as an infantry officer in the US Marine Corps and worked at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey.
Amar Urhekar, a veteran of the Global McCann Health network, was promoted in 2014 to President, McCann Health Americas. Previously, he served as McCann Health’s Executive VP based in Singapore, leading its Asia Pacific network of 14 offices in nine countries.
Amar’s 15-plus years’ experience spans across the healthcare communications spectrum, including marketing management in the pharmaceutical industry and mainstream advertising businesses. He began his career with McCann Health in 2000 when he founded the agency in India, which grew quickly into a two-office, 60-person operation. In 2004, he moved to become Managing Director of McCann Health Greater China, and in 2009 moved to President of Japan McCann Health group. In 2010 he was made head of the Asia Pacific region.
Under his leadership, McCann Health was named “Specialist Agency Network of the Year” by Campaign Asia magazine in four out of five successive years, and he himself was named by the magazine as 2012 Agency Head of the Year for the Japan/Korea markets.