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Tech Talks - Ray Spencer, Customs House


The use of technology in the arts sector operating from an historic building

We were delighted to host another Tech Talks event streamed live by The Industry Angel Business Podcast - which created their 100th podcast! 

Ray Spencer, Executive Director at The Customs House in South Shields spoke about how the organisation embraced technology and innovation to stay "in the game" in their industry.

The historic, iconic Customs House on South Shields riverside has experienced so much in its lifetime, now operating as a theatre, cinema and art gallery with a restaurant thrown in to boot.

Ray Spencer has been at the helm of the organisation as they have transitioned into the digital age.

Leading in bringing innovation to the building operationally as well as keeping up with the theatre and cinema industries as they have embraced technology, Ray shared the inspiration and challenges, the positives and pitfalls of investing in the right tech at the right time.

Ian Farrar, host of Industry Angel Business Podcast chatted with Ray to understand how The Customs House has innovated and changed over the years. 

Missed this Tech Talk? 

We worked with Beamback and Industry Angel to live stream the event, so that you can watch again! You can also listen to the edited podcast. 

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More about Tech Talks

Tech Talks is a series of inspirational events for everyone interested in technology and digital innovation.

Entrepreneurs, developers, freelancers, tech enthusiasts, students, hobbyists - whatever your interest in technology Tech Talks is for you. We invite some of the area's most inspirational business people for an informal Q&A to share their tech journey so far.

Tech Talks is also be an opportunity for you to meet others who share your interest in technology and all things digital. 

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