Shelly Palmer Stage Introduction

I am so pleased to be here today and to have the opportunity to introduce our guest speaker, Shelly Palmer.

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Mr. Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning 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.

Shelly is a prolific author. Along with his daily newsletter (which you should subscribe to, by the way), he writes a weekly column for AdAge, and a monthly column for Better Homes and Gardens. 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.

Shelly is a past president of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards and currently serves on the boards of several philanthropic organizations.

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Now, here’s the fun part: While we know him from his recent work in digital transformation, Shelly started his career as a composer/producer of music for advertising, TV and radio. He created the digital singing cat for Meow Mix, composed and produced “Let’s Go Mets!,” the official song and music video of the 1986 World Champion New York Mets, and literally hundreds of jingles and television themes. He founded and built the first fully digital (tapeless) commercial audio studio for Madison Avenue and, if you’re a casual gamer or like fantasy football, you might know Shelly is the patented inventor of the underlying technology for Enhanced Television used by programs such as ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ESPN’s Monday Night Football and response-based advertising systems.

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With a career that spans decades at the leading edge of digital technology, a passion for progress and a deep understanding of [today’s topic goes here along with the speech title], please welcome, Shelly Palmer.

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Known for telling it like he sees it, his unique way looking at our connected world and for making very complex technology sound simple, please welcome, Shelly Palmer.