Wallen New CTO at DreamWorks Animation

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Lin­coln Wallen

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



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