Toby Palmer evaluates how technology can best serve the goals of a particular project or client by assessing project requirements, creating technical specifications, assembling and managing the development team, and leading the technology effort from beginning to end. In addition to his technology responsibilities, Toby also leads the Tradeshow, Conference, & Exhibition Research group at Vault. He has led Vault’s efforts on a number of groundbreaking industry studies, including the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s (CEIR) Index and Census projects, Destination Marketing Association International’s (DMAI) Convention Expenditure and Impact Study, and the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) Economic Impact Study. He also contributes to the EEIAC-certified attendance audits of International CES, CES Asia, and CompTIA’s ChannelCon.
Toby has managed projects for a diverse group of clients such as the Consumer Technology Association (formerly CEA), Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), CastleBranch, Government Entities Mutual, Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation, the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Federal Title & Escrow Company, and First American Financial Corporation.
Toby received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University in 1992, and received his Project Management Professional certification (PMP) in 2005.