Our CES 2018 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 ShellyPalmer 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

Dawson joined HGTV in 1994 as one of its founding executives, leading the company’s efforts in customer service, Internet development, digital video, video on demand, and interactive television. Prior to HGTV, he worked as a communication specialist for the New York Times Company and as a writer/editor at Sunset, Home, Country Journal and other publications. He currently consults in the home, digital and media arenas. Dawson joined The Palmer Group in 2016.

Anna Chalmers

Anna Seibert Chalmers is a designer by education and a digital media expert through her career. Prior to joining The Palmer Group, Anna served in various executive sales and marketing roles across the digital landscape for companies such as Yahoo!, AOL, SocialVibe / TrueX, and ADARA. She also co-founded Furious Minds – a digital strategy firm that helped online companies define their product and revenue strategies in the TV 2.0 space. Anna has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 marketers and global media agencies, including recent strategic work for Intel Media, AOL, The New York Times, Meredith Corporation, USA Today Network, Oprah Winfrey Network and Progress Partners.

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.

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.

O’Mark Tomlinson

As the Associate Producer at The Palmer Group, O’Mark Tomlinson spearheads video projects, audio podcasts, and analog to digital transfers. He’s also at the forefront of D2BD Studio, a boutique service company specializing in audio, video, and web development services. Beforehand, he was a Media Associate at Icon International and a Web Specialist at Starwood Hotels.