Dr. Lincoln Wallen
Lincoln is CEO of DWA Nova, a software-as-a-service company born out of DreamWorks Animation Studios in Los Angeles. He has worked at DreamWorks Animation for nine years in a variety of roles including Chief Technology Officer and Head of Animation Technology. He was formerly CTO at Electronic Arts Mobile where he was instrumental in shaping EA’s approach to the mobile business, which saw EA deliver a strong portfolio of mass market mobile games as well as games delivering a next-generation consumer experience. 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.
Lincoln graduated from Durham University in 1981 with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics before completing his Ph.D in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. Lincoln is a non-executive director of the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering as well as an advisory board member of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and a member of the STEM Advisory Committee of the National Academy Foundation.