Paley Dialogue

ChatGPT Class and AI Discussion

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Lunch 12:30 to 1:00 pm
Conversation & Class 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Join us for an introductory ChatGPT class and must-attend overview on all you need to know about AI.

This exclusive event includes an introductory class on ChatGPT with Shelly Palmer and a must-attend overview on urgent AI topics with Palmer and Dotdash Meredith’s CIO, physicist Jon Roberts.

  • What executives need to know about AI to protect their companies today
  • Practical ways companies are using AI to significantly improve productivity
  • What are the next advances in AI that will enable companies to stay ahead of the curve

Members are encouraged to bring their laptops/devices if they would like to participate in the class portion.

In Person:
Shelly Palmer
Professor of Advanced Media in Residence, Newhouse School of Public Communications

Jon Roberts
Chief Innovation Officer, Dotdash Meredith

Member RSVP Info

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Shelly Palmer

Professor of Advanced Media in Residence, Newhouse School of Public Communications

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit

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. Hire Shelly to speak.

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. He was honored at ASCAP’s 13th Annual Film and Television Awards in the category of “Most Performed Television Themes. A lifelong baseball fan, Shelly was commissioned to compose and produce “Let’s Go Mets!” the official theme song and music video for the 1986 World Champion team. The song was a gold record in 1986 and the video went triple platinum.

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. He hosts the Shelly Palmer LIVE Livestream.

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 the Amazon #1 bestseller, Blockchain – Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance (Digital Living Press, 2021) as well as, 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), Data-Driven Thinking: A collection of essays on data-driven decision making (Digital Living Press, 2016).

Philanthropy: 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.

Jon Roberts

Chief Innovation Officer, Dotdash Meredith

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Dr. Jon Roberts is Chief Innovation Officer and has been with Dotdash Meredith since 2013. He previously held roles as President, Health & Finance where he oversaw strategy for Verywell, Health, Parents, Investopedia and The Balance. He also held various senior leadership roles including Head of Data Science, where he derived insights from more than 20 years of Internet data across thousands of topics. Prior to joining Dotdash Meredith, Jon spent 10 years as a theoretical physicist focused on making dark matter predictions for the hadron collider at CERN, and cosmic ray predictions for the AMS detector on the International Space Station. He also worked on the Pierre Auger telescope in Argentina. Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D. at the University of Southampton and his M.A. from the University of Oxford.

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