Our CES 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 Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York’s on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Last year, Re/code named Shelly “King of CES Tour Guides.”

Jim Turner

Senior Tour Guide Jim Turner has been curating CES VIP Tours with Shelly Palmer for more than a decade. He is an established expert in digital media, television and consumer electronics having worked at companies such as CBS, A&E, The History Channel and Project Canoe.

Alexis Palmer Zinberg

Alexis Palmer Zinberg is Executive Vice President of Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. She oversees client services for ShellyPalmer Strategic Advisors 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.

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.

Rob Mesirow

Rob Mesirow has built and run all of the largest mobile events in North America. He has held senior positions at leading trade organizations and helped launch the digital wireless revolution by fighting for first ever spectrum auction. His years of experience at the center of the mobile ecosystem has given him unique strategic insights into the future of our connected world.

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.

Brian David Johnson

Brian was appointed the first futurist ever at the Intel Corporation in 2009 where he worked for over a decade helping to design over 2 billion microprocessors. His work is called “future casting”—using ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Brian appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, PBS, FOX News, and the Discovery Channel and has been featured in Scientific American, The Technology Review, Forbes, INC, and Popular Science.

Dan Dubno

Dan Dubno is a multiple Emmy-award winning TV producer, broadcaster, technologist, presenter, inventor, and “connector”. He is founder of Blowing Things Up (BTU) LLC., an international consultancy that brings innovative technology companies together to reach new markets and applications. He continues to write technology columns and reviews as Contributing Editor for Popular Mechanics and is a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee.

David Lawrence

David Lawrence is the Founder and Chief Collaborative Officer of RANE. He previously served for approximately 20 years as Associate General Counsel and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. During his tenure, David worked with his industry counterparts to lead in the development of Wall Street’s first design and implementation of controls and technology to safeguard against money-laundering, illicit finance, terrorism financing, foreign corrupt practices and violations of economic sanctions. In 2014, David received the FBI Director’s Award for his efforts in combating international terrorism.

Lori Greene

Lori Greene is an innovative content marketing expert who uses the intersection of content and technology to develop disruptive concepts that help brands achieve their goals. A former Senior Partner at GroupM and a digital lead at Court TV, History Channel, Biography Channel, and WOBI, Lori currently teaches teaches a sold-out course on content marketing at NYU and a classes on social media at various prestigious universities.

Jared Palmer

Senior Tour Guide Jared Palmer has been curating CES VIP Tours with Shelly Palmer for 3 years. He is the head of Creative Services and Solutions at ShellyPalmer.

Talia Kornfeld

Talia Kornfeld is the Director of Event Planning at ShellyPalmer, specializing in large-scale conferences and hospitality events. Previously, she was an Event Manager at BlackRock on the Global Event Management team.

Sarah Clapp

Coming from an extensive background in the entertainment industry, Sarah serves as Event Manager for ShellyPalmer. She spearheads creative marketing and speaker/sponsor logistics for large-scale conferences and client events.

Jared Horowitz

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

Allan Williams

Alan helps run Gotham Source Partners, the in-house recruiting arm of Grand Central Tech. GCT is the premier startup incubator in New York City.