Jim Roberts

Managing Director
Mercury Digital

Jim is managing director at Mercury, and the former executive editor & chief content officer at Mashable. He was the assistant managing editor of The New York Times from January 2011 – January 2013. He joined The Times in 1987 as a copy editor and held a variety of editing jobs on the national, sports and metropolitan desks. He served as deputy metropolitan editor for regional news; national political editor, coordinating coverage of the 2000 presidential campaign, the election and the 36-day aftermath; and national editor. In 2006, he became director of continuous news and was later promoted to editor of digital news.


With the Benefit of Hindsight (Or Our Biggest Mistakes)


This session was very successful at previous GEN Summits and it’s back for round four! Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Many of us would turn back the clock if we could. What are the biggest mistakes these leading executives have made, and how can we learn from them?

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