Simon Tucker becomes Anaplan’s first Chief Planning Officer

Simon Tucker’s appointment as Chief Planning Officer (CPO) at Anaplan will focus on supporting digital transformation of the enterprise planning process across all industries.

Tucker is a planning industry veteran, and has been serving as Anaplan’s Chief Customer Officer. He has moved to this new position to reshape and revolutionise the planning process as an essential and core business capability that enables companies to connect data, people and plans to remain agile in a fast-moving, dynamic world.

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By creating the role of CPO, Anaplan is proactively addressing the fundamental changes taking place in the c-suites of organisations around the world, as planning plays an increasingly critical role in predicting and impacting business performance.

A role like that of the CPO becomes important in guiding the industry changes that need to happen, as Anaplan customers incorporate the purpose-driven, insight-delivering platform across their business to decrease the time from planning to execution for faster business results.

“We are fortunate to have Simon Tucker’s extensive experience and impressive background to step into this new position that will transform planning as we know it today,” said Frank Calderoni, Chief Executive Officer and President, Anaplan. “He will exemplify, educate, and engage the industry in the shift to Connected Planning as an essential and core business capability to remain relevant in a dynamic environment.”

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“From its inception, Anaplan’s platform has been transforming business planning by enabling collaboration across the enterprise at the speed of thought,” commented Tucker. “Today, we continue to reimagine enterprise performance management through Connected Planning—a market position I’m excited to address in my new role as Chief Planning Officer.”

With Tucker’s appointment, Anaplan will welcome Christophe Bodin as the company’s Chief Customer Officer

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