Shelly Palmer Biography & Headshots

Short Bio

Named LinkedIn’s Top Voice in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. He is the co-host of “Think About This” on the Westwood One Podcast Network. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC.

Shelly is a prolific author. Along with his daily newsletter, his books include, Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV, 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 Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World.

Full Bio

Named LinkedIn’s Top Voice in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice.

On-Air: Palmer covers tech and business for Fox 5 New York and is well-known for his work on the Emmy-nominated television show, Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He is also a regular technology commentator for CNN and CNBC.

Technologist/Inventor: 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 and response-based advertising systems.

Creative: An award-winning composer, producer, writer and director, Palmer has worked with hundreds of brands, agencies, broadcasters, publishers and tech platforms on advertising and marketing campaigns such as, Meow Mix, Burger King and The City of Las Vegas.

Subject Matter Expert: 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), PromaxBDA, The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), CTIA – The Wireless Association, 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.

Emmy Awards: Palmer is a past president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy Award and the creator of the Advanced Media Emmy Awards held annually at International CES.

Author: Palmer is the author of Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV (Focal Press 2006; 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), Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World (York House Press, 2013) and Data-Driven Thinking: A collection of essays on data-driven decision making. (Digital Living Press, 2016)

Philanthropy: Mr. Palmer is on the board of the ADL, a leading anti-hate organization, and is a co-founder of the Gun Safety Alliance, a network of business leaders and committed individuals from across every industry working together to reduce gun deaths in the US by 50% by 2029. He is chairman of the Lon T. Palmer Music Education Fund which works in cooperation with public school music programs to provide financial assistance for special programming that promotes inclusive, participatory music education.