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Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World
by Shelly Palmer

“As analytics unlocks the power of data marketers must immerse themselves in the connected world. In Digital Wisdom, Shelly Palmer explains how mastering the new digital realities can lead to extra degrees of freedom in your life and your business.”

– Stephen Quinn, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart

 

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DIGITAL WISDOM GIVES READERS A STRATEGY FOR UNDERSTANDING HOW BEST TO LIVE AND WORK IN A CONNECTED WORLD

New York, NY.  A new book in the Shelly Palmer Digital Living series, “Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World”, York House Press, January 2013, by digital expert Shelly Palmer, asks readers to imagine the possibilities of a world in which we fully understand and exploit the innovation and technology that already exists.

We live, work, and transact in a world where virtually every aspect of life is digitized and downloadable, and where it often feels impossible to keep up with the technology devices, tools, and apps that innovators spew out in ceaseless rounds.   In his new book, “Digital Wisdom”, author, expert, and commentator Shelly Palmer, who has built a reputation as a foremost “technology translator” for consumers and businesses alike, inspires his readers to become digital leaders who better understand the opportunities and challenges technology is creating, and are more capable of asking the right questions about how to use innovation to shape business and culture.

– What is the real purpose of social media?  How are individuals, businesses, and societies moving beyond the hype to leverage its potential?

– Why does the man in the street know so much about physical terrorism and yet so little about the apocalyptic consequences of cyber-warfare?

– What does it mean to create, own, and sell in a digital economy?

– How is it possible to safeguard one’s privacy, identity, and communication once they’ve been been caught and disseminated throughout the Net?

– As traditional news and storytelling recede amidst a cacophony of online commentary, half-truth, and fabrication, how do we access facts and truth in order to form meaningful opinions?

“Privacy, security, commerce, community, communication, healthcare, entertainment —no matter which field you choose, technological progress is the story of mankind,” Palmer writes, as he explains his purpose for writing “Digital Wisdom”. “We cannot separate ourselves from our inventions. They reflect who we are and what we believe. We build tools to help us do things—good and bad. And if we are to make a smooth transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age, we are going to need excellent digital leaders to guide us.”

About the Author

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York’s On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television’s monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living.  He also hosts United Stations Radio Network’s, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm, as well as Technology Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He invented the underlying technology for Enhanced Television (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Monday Night Football). Six-time Emmy® Award-nominated, he has years of experience in television production and musical composition. A prolific composer, Palmer was the recipient of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP’s) 12th Annual Film and Television Music Award for ABC’s hit series Spin City, and was subsequently recognized for “Most Performed Television Themes.” Palmer’s music credits include the theme songs for Live with Regis & Kelly, Rivera Live and MSNBC as well as the digital debut of the “real” cat singing the classic “Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow.” Palmer is a regular commentator for CNN and CNNi, and author of “Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition” (York House Press, 2008)“Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career” (York House Press, 2011).  For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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Why You Need Digital Wisdom

The goal of this book is to give you a way to think strategically about how life and work are changing. Now you are a citizen in a connected world, I want to inspire you to become a digital leader, ready to tackle the new and sometimes troubling realities of a life in which all we are, all we do, and everything we own is expressed as ones and zeros – data that must be understood, managed, and safeguarded.

In an all-access, 24/7-connected world, how do we drown out the noise to keep contact and connections meaningful? In a blur of innovation, how do you pursue what matters and ditch the merely passing? What happens if the grid goes down? And why does the sleeper threat of cyber terrorism represent the real apocalypse? Everything from creating an unhackable password to understanding the governance of a digital democracy, Digital Wisdom breaks down the major themes and gives you a map to navigate a connected world.

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Shelly Palmer Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York’s On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television’s monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living.  He also hosts United Stations Radio Network‘s, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm, as well as Technology Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards). Along with his contributions to the advancement of television, Palmer is a pioneer in the field of Internet technologies. He is the patented inventor of the underlying technology for Enhanced Television used by programs such as ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and ESPN’s Monday Night Football. Mr. Palmer is well known for his Emmy® Award-nominated series of “Hi-Tech” television specials created for Fox Television as well as his Emmy® Award-nominated series Live Digital with Shelly Palmer created and produced for NBC Universal. He also created Midnight Money Madness for TBS, created and produced HotPop, a teen lifestyle and music show, for Starz/Encore.  Mr. Palmer has directed and produced dozens of national television commercials and has also enjoyed a highly distinguished career as a composer and producer. He was the recipient of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP’s) 12th Annual Film and Television Music Award for ABC’s hit series Spin City. He was also recognized the following season in the category of “Most Performed Television Themes.” Palmer’s music credits include the theme songs for Live with Regis & Kelly, Rivera Live and MSNBC as well as the digital debut of the “real” cat singing the classic “Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow” for Meow Mix. Palmer is a popular speaker and moderator at technology and media conferences hosted by industry organizations, like: The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB), The National Show presented by the National Cable Television Association (NCTA), The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), Digital Signage Expo (DSE) and other major trade events. He is a guest lecturer at the MIT Media Lab, Stern Graduate Business School at NYU, The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) at Columbia University, Tsinghua University, Rutgers Business School and other top tier colleges and universities. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, he is a regular technology commentator for CNN and CNNi, a weekly columnist for the Jack Myers Media Business Report and the Huffington Post. Palmer is the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition (York House Press, 2008) the seminal book about the technological, economic, and sociological forces that are changing everything, Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career (York House Press, 2011) and Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World (York House Press, 2013). For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

Shelly Palmer Short Bio

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York‘s On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television’s monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living.  He also hosts United Stations Radio Network‘s, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm, as well as Technology Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards). He invented the underlying technology for Enhanced Television (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Monday Night Football), the most popular form of interactive television in the United States. Six-time Emmy® Award-nominated, his professional vitae includes years of experience in television production and musical composition. A prolific composer, Palmer was the recipient of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP’s) 12th Annual Film and Television Music Award for ABC’s hit series Spin City. He was also recognized the following season in the category of “Most Performed Television Themes.” Palmer’s music credits include the theme songs for Live with Regis & Kelly, Rivera Live and MSNBC as well as the digital debut of the “real” cat singing the classic “Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow.” He is a weekly columnist for the Jack Myers Media Business Report, The Huffington Post and a regular technology commentator for CNN and CNNi. Palmer is the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition (York House Press, 2008) the seminal book about the technological, economic, and sociological forces that are changing everything, Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career (York House Press, 2011) and Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World (York House Press, 2013). For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

Shelly Palmer Byline

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York‘s On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television’s monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living.  He also hosts United Stations Radio Network‘s, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards). Palmer is the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition (York House Press, 2008) the seminal book about the technological, economic, and sociological forces that are changing everything, Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career (York House Press, 2011) and Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World (York House Press, 2013). For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

Shelly Palmer Stage Introduction

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York‘s On-air Tech Expert and the host of Fox Television’s monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network‘s, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards). Palmer is the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV 2nd Edition the seminal book about the technological, economic, and sociological forces that are changing everything, Overcoming The Digital Divide: How to use Social Media and Digital Tools to Reinvent Yourself and Your Career and his latest work, Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World. Please welcome, Shelly Palmer.

Advanced Praise for …

Digital Wisdom: Successful Thought Leadership in a Connected World
By Shelly Palmer (January 2013: York House Press)

“Shelly has created a compelling and comprehensive “How To” guide for 21st century digital leadership. Ignore at your own peril!!! In the New World Order of consumer engagement, everyone needs to be a digital marketer. Shelly has given us a highly practical guide to help navigate the waters to digital leadership.”

– Joseph V. Tripodi, Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

“As analytics unlocks the power of data marketers must immerse themselves in the connected world. In Digital Wisdom, Shelly Palmer explains how mastering the new digital realities can lead to extra degrees of freedom in your life and your business.”

– Stephen Quinn, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart

“Digital Wisdom delivers mightily on its promise … and then some. Shelly Palmer’s new book is informative, insightful and, best of all, genuinely inspiring — like Shelly.”

– David Sable, Global CEO, Y&R

“Shelly has done a tremendous job showing us how to solve 21st century problems with 21st century solutions, whether you are a digital native or novice this is a must read.”

– Keith Weed, Chief Marketing and Communication Officer, Unilever

“Once again Shelly has created a book that will make you think differently about life in the 21st century. It’s a must read – not only for aspiring Digital Leaders – but for all Leaders!”

– Paul Mascarenas, Chief Technical Officer, Ford Motor Company

“This is a book that will truly take your thought process to the next level. Shelly will help you ask the right questions, which will result in right answers.”

- Beth Comstock, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, GE

“Shelly Palmer provides a wealth of facts, anecdotes, and insights that — in characteristic, thought-provoking Shelly style — highlight the must-know issues about living and working in a connected world. An important read.”

 - Lisa Shalett, Head of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy, Goldman Sachs

“Digital Wisdom is a well-written, easily readable, practical book for anyone who wants to take a leadership role in a connected world.”

- Kristen O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, Time Warner Global Media Group

“… a brilliant, quick read, perfect for every executive”
– Newsradio WBBM Chicago