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DreamWorks Animation Names New CTO

3 Oct, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel

DreamWorks Animation Oct. 3 named Lincoln Wallen as its new chief technology officer.

Wallen, who headed the studio’s animation department, replaces Ed Leonard, who is now serving as CEO of Ptch, a new mobile app incubated at DreamWorks Animation that will continue the studio's push to provide quality immersive entertainment experiences across platforms.

Wallen, who joined DWA in 2008, was a winner of Info World’s 2012 Technology Leadership Awards, the annual award that honors senior executives who have demonstrated creative, effective leadership in inventing, managing or deploying technology within their organizations or in the IT community. Under his leadership, the studio was also named to the 50 Most Innovative Companies list in MIT's technology review.

“With pixels replacing paint as the artistic medium for animation, cutting-edge technology has become key to creating films that are ever more visually spectacular,” COO Ann Daly said in a statement.

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