DreamWorks Animation has announced they have promoted Lincoln Wallen as their new CTO, replacing current CTO Ed Leonard. DreamWorks Animation has juts released Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and is releasing the highly anticipated Rise Of The Guardians next month.
Wallen joined DWA in 2008 as head of research and development, and has recently risen to head of animation technology. He has also served as CTO at the game company Electronic Arts Mobile where he was instrumental in shaping EA’s approach to the mobile business. Prior to joining EA, Lincoln was with Criterion Software and MathEngine. His early career involved 20 years of professional IT and mathematics research, including two years as BP Venture Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, and latterly as a Reader in Computer Science at the University of Oxford.
Former CTO Ed Leonard is now running a mobile app effort called Ptch which started at at DreamWorks. Leonard was instrumental in transitioning DreamWorks Animation to a LINUX as its core operating system for the production of animated films