Our CES 2017 Team

The Shelly Palmer CES® Floor Tour experience began in 1996 when Shelly’s friends started walking the floor with him. Today, our tours are simply the best way to see the show. Here’s a quick overview of the extraordinary ShellyPalmer CES Tours & Events team.

Guides & Contributors


Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory and business development practice focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing with a special emphasis on data science and data-driven decision making. He is Fox 5 New York’s on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Re/code named Shelly “King of CES Tour Guides.”


Jim Turner

Jim Turner is EVP Advisory Services & Solutions at The Palmer Group. He has been curating Tech Briefings & Floor Tours with the Shelly Palmer team for more than a decade. He is an established expert in digital media, television and consumer electronics having worked at companies such as CBS, Kurzweil, A+E Networks, Synacor and Canoe Ventures.


Alexis Palmer Zinberg

Alexis Palmer Zinberg is EVP Client Services & Events at The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory and business development practice focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing with a special emphasis on data science and data-driven decision making. She oversees client services for the company’s strategic advisory practice and is responsible for company’s events and trade show experiences and partnerships. Previously, she was a Senior Vice President at Citigroup responsible for Citi Cards business strategy, customer loyalty and rewards development.


Channing Dawson

One of the founding executives of HGTV, Dawson joined HGTV in 1994 and lead Scripps Networks efforts in customer service, Internet and digital development, digital video, video on demand, and interactive television. Prior to HGTV, he worked as a communication specialist and editor in magazine publishing for the New York Times Company, Sunset Magazine, Home, and others. He has served as an advisor to start-up digital video and publishing companies and as a mentor to digital entrepreneurs. He currently consults in the digital and television arenas.

Anna Chalmers

Anna Seibert Chalmers is an online advertising veteran who has been active in digital media since 1998 working with dozens of Fortune 500 marketers and global media agencies. Before her recent consulting engagements Anna was Head of Marketing for North America at ADARA where she was responsible for driving marketing and sales development for the company. ADARA leverages global travel data to deliver business performance for brands in travel, retail, automotive, financial service and tech & telco.

Chris Pfaff

Chris Pfaff is a leading new media and technology producer and strategist. He is renowned for integrating leading-edge technology into the media and entertainment community. His company, Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC, provides strategy and marketing services for leading technology service providers and new media companies worldwide.

Seth Shapiro

Two-time Emmy® Award winner Seth Shapiro is a leading advisor and keynote speaker in business innovation worldwide. His clients include The Walt Disney Company, Comcast, DIRECTV, Intel, IPG, NBC, Showtime, RTL, Universal, Slamdance Studios, Goldman Sachs, government bodies in Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, and a range of new ventures. He is currently completing two books on the evolution of the media business.

Jared Palmer

Jared Palmer is Director of Product Design at The Palmer Group. He has been curating and leading Tech Briefings and Floor Tours with The Palmer Group for 5 years. Previously, Jared was an analyst at Goldman Sachs Financial Institutions Group.

Talia Kornfeld

Talia Kornfeld is the Director of Events at The Palmer Group, specializing in large-scale conferences, trade shows, executive experiences and hospitality events for the technology and finance industries. Previously, she was Director, Event Planning for Landmark Ventures, and Event Manager at BlackRock on the Global Event Management team.

Jared Horowitz

Analyst Jared Horowitz runs business operations at Augmate, a startup focused on enterprise applications for wearable technology.