Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer is originally from a small town in upstate New York. As an undergraduate at Vassar College he majored in history and political science and holds advanced degrees from Cornell, Harvard and the Stern School of Business. Prior to settling into a career in software development, Michael had previously worked a wide variety of jobs, including being a college lecturer, a wilderness guide and a factory shift manager. After working for several years as a software product manager for a clinical trial software, Michael helped found a small business intelligence company, where he ran operations. After selling and successfully exiting this company, Michael joined GroupM via Xaxis where he has worked for the last five years in several technology-related roles. He is currently GroupM’s global VP for Emerging Technologies. He has served co-chair of the IAB Tech Lab’s Blockchain Working Group for two years and currently represents GroupM & WPP on the IAB Tech Lab’s Board of Directors.