Chief Technology Officer, DreamWorks Animation
Title: Improving Animation Technology Through Digital Transformation
Biography: Lincoln Wallen is a computer scientist and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of DreamWorks. Lincoln has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Physics from Durham University in England and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh University in Scotland, supervised by Alan Bundy. He was subsequently an academic at the Oxford University Computing Laboratory. He then joined industry, working for the publisher Electronic Arts (EA), where he was CTO of EA Mobile, a business he helped to grow to create a $180 million business over three years. He then served as CTO for the online publishing business of EA internationally. Finally, Lincoln joined the Californian film animation company DreamWorks Animation, initially as Head of Research and Development from 2008 . Since 2012, he has served as Chief Technology Officer of DreamWorks Animation, where he is responsible for the design, implementation, successful operation and overall technical direction of the Company. Wallen leads the Company’s wide range of technological initiatives and is responsible for leveraging these new areas of technological IP that will come to define the Company alongside its high-quality animated content.
Chair of EVA Berlin, National Museums in Berlin, Germany
Formerly Berlin Government, Senate Department for Economics, Germany
Title: Melting Pots: Berlin Digital meets Berlin Culture
Biographies: Andreas Bienert is in charge of documentation and digital collections at the Directorate General of the National Museums in Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SMB). As such, he is responsible for the implementation and best use of related ICT applications and storage systems in the Museums. Prior to this he has been strongly involved in media technology projects like Bildindex and DISKUS (Digital Information System on Art and Social History) at the Federal German Center for Art History Documentation and at the Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland. His expertise in electronic inventories and information systems in museums, archives and galleries has been acknowledged in several European projects, research co-operations and chairing the EVA Berlin conferences. Andreas studied art history, literature and linguistics in Marburg and Munich and experienced archival research in Venice and Rome. He holds a PhD in art history.
Eva Emenlauer-Blömers is a sociologist and media researcher. She worked for media research institutions (Infratest, Munich), was Assistant Professor at the Department for Political Science at the Free University of Berlin, and founded the bookshop Kommedia Ltd and the Association for Media Projects in Berlin. Since 1993, she has been working for the Berlin Government Department for Economy, Technology and Research (ICT-Media-Creative Industries Unit). There she headed The Future Project, a Berlin government initiative for the structural change into the information society. To include the cultural and creative industries, she ensured the important measure that the public funds initially only available for the Berlin economy were also given to cultural projects, against a strong opposition at the beginning of this strategy. An early pilot project for this strategy was the web platform for all Berlin museums (www.museumsportal-berlin.de). Today, this cluster plays an important role in Berlin, includes a quarter of all Berlin enterprises, and contributes 15% to Berlin’s economy.
Curator of New Media and Head of the Internet Office & Chair of EVA/Minerva Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Title: The Museum Speaks - Your Narrative or Mine? The Museum in a Web 2.0 World
Biography: Dr Susan Hazan, in her role of Curator of New Media and Head of the Internet Office at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, has responsibilities that include identifying and implementing digital solutions for the gallery, online and mobile platforms, and outreach programs. Her Masters and PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London (2004) in Media and Communications focused on electronic architectures in the contemporary museum. Susan has been recognised for her numerous publications on new media in education, art, museums and cultural heritage, and is currently investigating social networks, innovative platforms for disseminating virtual museum, and digital libraries in the context of cultural heritage.