Meet Alexis, our Director of Product Development

Posted on 9/13/17 9:22 AM by Renaud Beaulieu-Labbe

Director of Product Management. Who is he? Alexis Philippe. What’s his job exactly? Making sure our product is always evolving and making sure all the Amilia team is up to speed. He has occupied this role for the past 5 months. Here are 10 questions we asked him:

Explain your job at Amilia 

As Director of Product Management, I orchestrate product development activities across departments by coaching, training and executing on them. I’m accountable for the overall quality and market value of the product, but also for my team’s happiness

If you were an animal, which one would you be?

Laika; although she underwent harsh training and died from the experiment, I would like to contribute to the field of space exploration like she did.

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Choose: cat or dog ?

Cats; for their graceful independence. Also... Penny-Lane is fun!

What is the app you use the most?

Siri; it’s literally the key to my home, the switch for my lights and accountable for keeping me warm during winter. (technically it’s HomeKit’s SDK… but yeah; Siri!)

What’s your favorite thing about working at Amilia?

Every day I get the opportunity to work with brilliant individuals. It amazes me how well curated the Amilia team is. There are fifty of us and all are hard working, dedicated, intelligent, etc. I don’t understand how that’s even possible!

What is your dream travel destination?

Anywhere. Whether it’s a few hours from home or on the other side of Earth, I equally like to step out from home to admire Canadian landscapes or to discover how different the rest of the world is.

Three words that define you:

Inspect, learn, adapt. I teach this in my professional environment, but I also live by these words in my personal life.

Nutella or peanut butter?

Peanut butter, no sugar, the natural healthy deal only made from peanuts! I don’t like Nutella.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

I don’t really like ice cream… Come to think of it, I haven’t gone in years, but I remember I appreciate home made Chocolate Raspberry Truffle from Ripples on the Plateau.

Do you enjoy the Montreal winters?

I appreciate every season, including winter in Montreal. The trick is to practice winter sports; I’m snowboarding. Also, I find snow is a comforting landscape (before it turns gray/Brown).