Shel Israel helps businesses tell their stories in engaging ways. He does it as an author, a freelance journalist, and occasional company advisor.

He is co-author with Robert Scoble of Age of Context: Mobile, Sensors, Data & the Future of Privacy and is currently collaborating with Porter Gale on a sequel, with the working title of Pinpoint Marketing.

Previously, he also wrote Naked Conversations, a seminal book on why business should use social media. On his own he wrote Twitterville, and Stellar Presentations. All four books have been critically acclaimed at and elsewhere.

He currently writes The Contextual Beat column at Forbes and provides bylined editorial content to many companies of all sizes.

All his writing is focused on how disruptive technologies impact business and life.

Israel, has been part of the Silicon Valley community since 1979. A self-described, “recovering publicist,” he has consulted over 100 start-ups, during his 20 years as a PR professional, which he sold to employees in 2001.

Israel has been a popular keynote speaker for the past 10 years, having addressed audiences on six continents, including such prestigious venues as Web Summit, Les Web, CES, NASSCOM India, and MacWorld.


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Summits Attended

iMedia Agency Summit

The Future of Data-Driven Creativity