The managers of Cantoche bring a high level of expertise in Avatars and in the development of Living Actor™ tools and services. They oversee a team of highly experienced associates who work in sales, services, technology development, and research.
Benoît MOREL - CEO & co-founder
Benoît is President and CEO of Cantoche. He leads the operation of the parent company in France and is in charge of international business development and marketing for mobile markets including the USA, Asia, and Latin America.
Benoît is a visionary and expert in the field of 3D embodied agents, or avatars, with more than 18 years of experience. After he created Cantoche, he became increasingly known for his expertise in "agents", and is widely sought after to participate in research networks in Europe and the US exploring mid- and long term trends of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and mobile telephony. Benoît co-founded Cantoche after 10 years at Radio France as an audio engineer. Benoît discovered character animation and 3D technology in the early 90’s while working in the video game Industry. He contributed to the release of the very first 3D real time video games for Infogrames, Michelin, and Sony.
Emmanuel AMOURETTI - CEO delegate
Emmanuel is in charge of Cantoche Operations since 2008 and he coordinates the missions of the company’s departments.
He is also acting manager for Sales and Marketing in the EMEA zone.
Emmanuel graduated from INSA Rouen (Engineering School) and HEC MBA in 1999. He has worked for 2 years at Altran group as Business Manager and then with Vicinity as Channel and Partnerships Manager. He joined Cantoche in 2001 when he partnered with the founders to take charge of its business development.
Laurent ACH - CTO
Laurent manages Cantoche’s technical team that engages in research and development of the Living Actor™ software suite. He leads the implementation of software solutions, tools, and services.
After graduating as a software engineer from Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 1990, Laurent worked in the Simulation and Virtual Reality Group of THALES for more than 10 years. Later he was in charge of 3D visualization technologies at Visiospace. Before joining Cantoche Laurent managed the technical requirements of mobile phone operators at SAGEM Communication.
Justine PLESSIER - Project Director
Justine has more than 10 years of experience in managing multimedia projects. Justine leads the professional services staff and coordinates the implementation of Living Actor™ solutions for customers.
After she graduated with a Masters degree in Management, Justine led the editorial, media, and ergonomic development of numerous multimedia projects including working for Havas Interactive (on the Multimedia Larousse Encyclopedia). Justine joined Cantoche in early 2001. She is responsible for implementing customers’ projects from the early conceptual stages to the final delivery of the whole Living Actor™ solution to the customer.
Anh Tu MAI : Artistic Director
Coming from the world of the Digital Special Effects for the cinema / advertising / clips Industries, Anh Tu is the Artistic Director of Cantoche.
Anh Tu has worked for 6 years as 3D graphic designer then Director in BUF company and he has collaborated on animation movies for Luc Besson, Vincenzo Natali or the Wachowski brothers. He joined Cantoche in 2009 to manage the Artistic Department of the company for all 2D and 3D projects.