Spencer operates Tech X Media, a Los Angeles based consultancy providing services at the intersection of technology and media & entertainment. His expertise includes production, VR/AR, content delivery, AI in the M&E space, IoT security and technology regulation.
During his tenure as Chief Technology Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Spencer lead the studio’s Technology Development group working on technology innovation and application. The group’s role touched on every part of the content path from the on-set technology including cameras and lens, through post-production and mastering to the standards used to deliver content and provide a full consumer experience.
Previously, Spencer worked as a technologist for Warner Bros. and before that, he built and ran the digital production group at Walt Disney Television Animation. Spencer started with data communications systems manufacturers as a system and software engineer at the inception of computer network and broadband technology.
Spencer has a first-class honors BSc in physics from the University of Sussex and a MS in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
He is a member of the SMPTE, NPPA, WGA, SAG and BAFTA. He has served as a board member for Movielabs, The Entertainment Technology Center at USC and the DVB. He was awarded the Bob Lambert Technology Leadership Award, by the Entertainment Technology Center at USC.