Rapid-Fire Q&A: Michel Morel, Our New Head of Applications

By Amelia Generalis

November 4, 2013

We are thrilled to welcome our newest DISRUPTOR to Anaplan – Michel Morel!I have had the pleasure of getting to know Michel over the course of several months before he started – a benefit of my role!  Now that it’s official, we want to share the great news with others.  To get us started, Michel and I sat down had chatted about what it means to him to join Anaplan and spread our Disruption to others.Take a read – you are going to like what you see!  We sure do! Take it away Michel:

1.   In one word, how would you describe Anaplan?

Exciting

2.   How is Anaplan a disruptor?

It has an incredibility smart and versatile technology that allow users to model virtually any business. Dozens of independents, ad-hoc systems can be replaced by a single platform. You just need a browser and an internet access…. There are millions of uses cases for Anaplan.

3.   What most excites you about Anaplan?

The concept of applications, a different way to market planning The team The prospect of taking the market by storm

4.   Why is the market ready for a shift?

Customers are not satisfied with current planning and business modeling solutions – except maybe very specialized ones. They’re tired of making compromises.

5.   Why are you a disruptor?

I love thinking about how a technology shift can transform a business process. Take consolidation as an example: for years, the problem has been how to make the consolidation batch faster. With Anaplan, no batch anymore – everything is real time.

6.   Who is your favorite superhero?

Indiana Jones – Is he a super hero ? Not sure…

7.   You have a teleporter that can travel to any time, anywhere – so, where to?

2 places: On earth, Tahiti, to avoid the long trip, and the moon to watch the earth from there.

8.   Is the book always better than the movie?

Not always, you can dream more reading a book, but the visual impact of a movie can transform good stories in great ones.

9.   Sun or snow?

Snow definitely. Skiing is my favorite sport. French alps, but I’d love to ski in the US: Tahoe…

10.  What is playing on your iPod right now?

Lou Reed this week.

Amelia Generalis

Amelia Generalis, Head of Talent As the Head of HR, Amelia brings her 20 plus years of experience to ensure that Anaplan scales to meet its tremendous growth, and has a voice of customer from the HR perspective. Read full bio

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