Now “mostly retired” Roger Tomlinson has over 45 years experience of the arts and entertainment industry, starting out as an arts marketer and then a CEO and producer, before an international career as an arts management consultant. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on integrated ticketing solutions, helping design and develop or on procuring on-line technologies for ticketing and marketing, working internationally in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
He has a Lifetime Achievement Award from INTIX. He is particularly interested in the way digital technologies are changing the ways people can relate to arts organisations and how they can develop audiences and increase attendances. He formed TheTicketingInstitute.com and the Functionality Builder to enable more rigorous procurement practices. On Twitter he is @BrandinyourHand and @TicketingInst.
His books include FULL HOUSE Turning Data Into Audiences (co-authored with Tim Roberts, published by CNZ, also published in Spanish as Aforo Completo), BOXING CLEVER, DEVELOPING AND MANAGING A WEB SITE (co-authored with Vicki Allpress) and JobWatch (about equal opportunities recruitment), and the Data Protection Guide for the 1998 Act. He recently worked with Arts Council England and The Audience Agency on updating guidance on data protection and data sharing under the European General Data Protection Regulations.
He continues to chair the Centre for Performance Research and is a Board member of The Audience Agency.
Hear Roger speak at TPC2019