Coffee Session with Kamil

Coffee Session with Kamil

Ability to choose a job based on the future "boss" is great. So we invited our Team Leaders to a virtual cup of coffee and asked them a few questions for you. And the bosses suddenly became people of flesh and blood and helped to complete the idea of our corporate culture.

KAMIL SAGAN, Integration, Collaboration & Quality Solutions

When I get up for work, I look forward to: To walk our pet and have breakfast with my daughter.

My career path: I started my career as a Programmer Specialist. In 2012, I took on the position of Team Leader and gradually took over responsibility for Trading. Currently, as a Service Delivery Manager, together with my team, I deliver services and solutions to customers from all over the world and from several domains.

I am responsible for: I am responsible for the Delivery area entrusted to me, focusing on growth in individual areas with the help of the Bestshore model. Apart from that I am responsible for creating work orders and monthly control of delivered services with the customer. I work closely with Account Management and report directly to Head of Delivery.

The most amazing part of my job is: When we manage to get a new interesting project, when we have space for the "out of the box thinking" and when our ideas are successfully implemented with the customer.

The biggest challenge I faced: One of the most interesting ones was related to rebranding. This event was associated with the uncertainty that had to be faced and it was necessary to encourage everyone in my team that the change will bring us new opportunities and customers from all over the world.

The most memorable moment in my career:There were definitely more of them. One of them was when, after several months of effort and a series of changes, we managed to get the maximum satisfaction of an extremely demanding and always critical customer.

I expect people to: Desire to constantly learn and improve in their field, curiosity and enthusiasm for new things and technologies. I also consider the willingness to share my knowledge with others in the team and in the company to be very important.

When leading people I consider important: To have personal integrity – to mean what you say. Approach everyone fairly and give everyone space for their professional development.

When I’m not working: I like to spend time with my family and loved ones. I also like to travel for art and culture.

Coffee Session with Loránt

Coffee Session with Loránt

Ability to choose a job based on the future "boss" is great. So we invited our Team Leaders to a virtual cup of coffee and asked them a few questions for you. And the bosses suddenly became people of flesh and blood and helped to complete the idea of our corporate culture.

LORÁNT GÁTI, ERP Logistic Services

When I get up for work, I look forward to: Waking up next to my wife and having coffee with her. Learning something new, helping people in the team and solving every task so that the customer is satisfied.

My career path: Very long. A little travel around the world and then 14 years in a metallurgical company. 7 years of which in sales and then 7 years in logistics. Subsequently, I changed the industry and moved to an IT company, where after some time I was in charge of team responsible for the change requirements on the devices in the data centers. I've been at FPT since 2019.

I am responsible for: The logistics services team for ERP solutions with the main focus on SAP, in addition, I oversee the quality of SAP services provided to our customers and help acquire new customers.

The most amazing part of my job is: Working with amazing people I can learn from and support at work and also build cooperation with customers.

The biggest challenge I faced: For me, every challenge is an opportunity and when talking about occasions, I follow Richard Brandson's motto "If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later ”. The big challenge and at the same time opportunity for me was the change of industry after 14 years of experience (transition from the metallurgical industry to IT) that I have managed successfully.

The most memorable moment in my career: There were several for sure, but I will mention this one: …When I got an Oscar for the role of the best "boss". It was a farewell from my previous team. I really appreciate it.

I expect from people: First and foremost open communication, team spirit, responsibility and of course good cooperation.

When leading people I consider important: Trying to find a way to each person in the team and lead him individually. Adding value to people every day and trying to develop them. Leaving them independent, but at the same time being ready to support them when they need it. Not looking at failures as something bad, but perceiving them as a space for learning and improvement. I also consider it important to build a feedback culture.

When I’m not working: I spend time with my family, working around the house and in the garden listening to music

Coffee Session with Robo

Coffee Session with Robo

Ability to choose a job based on the future "boss" is great. So we invited our Team Leaders to a virtual cup of coffee and asked them a few questions for you. And the bosses suddenly became people of flesh and blood and helped to complete the idea of our corporate culture.

RÓBERT ŽELIZŇÁK, Finance and Controlling

When I get up for work, I look forward to: Lunch.

My career path: In IT, it started with the first steps with a PC still in the time of the Didaktik Alfa and PMD 85. When I first started working, I started as an SAP IS-U consultant and gradually went through several modules (FI-CA, Master Data, CIC, Device Management, IDE). After a few years, in addition to consulting work, I also accepted the role of a team leader. Another milestone was taking responsibility for finance in our company and everything related to it (sometimes not so. In parallel to the activities in the field of finance, it was a very interesting experience to build and run a completely new team for reporting and BI / QlikView. This challenge was soon replaced by another, even bigger one: transformation and integration of the entire "FI" from the RWE environment into the FPT group and ensuring of everything related to it.

I am responsible for: Finance - controlling - reporting - budgeting - contracts - back office.

The most amazing part of my job is: The one I don't have to do anymore, because I systematically solved it "yesterday".

The biggest challenge I faced: The transformation and integration of the entire "FI" from the RWE environment into the FPT group.

The most memorable moment in my career: It is connected with the transformation and integration of the "FI" from the RWE environment into the FPT group.

I expect people to: Everyone will do their job as if they were doing it for themselves, or for your company.

When leading people I consider important: Fairness.

When I’m not working: Then I'm working on something else… And when I'm not really working, I'm cycling or solving construction details and puzzles or broadening my horizons.

Coffee Session with Antonín

Coffee Session with Antonín

Ability to choose a job based on the future "boss" is great. So we invited our Team Leaders to a virtual cup of coffee and asked them a few questions for you. And the bosses suddenly became people of flesh and blood and helped to complete the idea of our corporate culture.

ANTONÍN PAVELKA, ERP CZ Services

When I get up for work, I look forward to: New challenges that we deal with daily in the team. I like it when the daily routine goes without unnecessary activities and it is possible to engage in more interesting project activities.

My career path: I started as a database programmer. Since 2002 I have been dealing mainly with SAP systems. I started as a consultant for one module (SAP CO) and ended up as an SAP architect and manager of a SAP specialist team.

I am responsible for: I am primarily responsible for ensuring that the customer is satisfied with our delivery. But I also feel responsible for the inner atmosphere in the team, so that we are able to perform above standard.

The most amazing part of my job is: If we can solve a problem that lay "on the table" for a long time as a challenge and where there was no clear technical solution.

The biggest challenge I faced: The division of the SAP HR system within the division of the concern on the customer's side. We received one functional SAP and the output was 3 functional SAP systems with relevant data, including connection to the new infrastructure.

The most memorable moment in my career: Feedback from the customer that he did not believe that we were able to deliver the project mentioned above in the promised time and quality.

I expect people to: Independence, proactive approach, to not be afraid to design new and untested solutions, which are often beneficial. Willingness to fill in for a colleague and learn new things.

When leading people I consider important: Confidence in the employee that he or she will take on the assigned tasks responsibly. I don't like micro-management and I don't practice it. I do not evaluate the work intensity, but the efficiency and the result.

When I’m not working: I'm thinking about work, I'm a bit of a workaholic. ?

Interview with an RPA Developer

Interview with an RPA Developer

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a technological trend that we have discussed with our colleague and RPA developer Andrej.

(Andrej loves folklore, so you can easily identify him on a photo.)

How was your first meeting with RPA?

"It was two years ago, after the completion of a previous project, where I worked as a Java developer. At that time, FPT was launching a new RPA automation project for Innogy. Since it was a new thing, I was interested.”

Describe your team and the volume of the automated processes.

"The project has been running since 2017, I joined in the middle of 2018. The integration of the team is currently underway within the new infrastructure of our customer. This is also related to the division of the team into operational and development parts. We have a total of 7 automators in the team, four of them in Košice and also two analysts who prepare processes for automation. The automated processes are diverse, depending on the customer, as they are processes within the entire group. We currently have 13 customers.”

How is the complexity or difficulty of processes that you are automating?

"The complexity of the process depends on the number of technologies used. An example is the process which we start by obtaining input data from the e-mail, which we then use in SAP. We process them there, export them to Excel and process them again in a web application. Finally, we send an email about the successful completion of the requested operation. In practice, this means a large number of steps and, in particular, exceptions that need to be considered. On the other hand, in processes that use less technology, the emphasis is often placed on the processing speed. This involves, for example, processing of large amounts of input data."

What do you consider most challenging in the process development?

"In addition to automating new processes, I also do support for the older ones. This means that the more processes the automator has processed, the more work he has if one of them does not work or needs to be modified. That is why it is sometimes difficult to focus on developing a new process and at the same time make it all on schedule.”

What do you like most about working with RPA?

"I like to see that the automated process works properly and helps the customer in practice. I also like the variety of processes in which I can use knowledge from previous projects.”

What assumptions or knowledge should an RPA developers have?

"Definitely the ability to learn and adapt quickly, always coming up with new solutions. The more technologies a person comes into contact with, the easier it will be to be able to process new processes. It is also good to be able to think like a programmer, ie. know something about recursion or objects - this can be applied to process design.”

What is your view of the RPA perspective? Will it be as widespread in a few years as expected?

"RPA is undoubtedly a very trendy and desirable issue. It saves time and resources when performing repetitive tasks, such as generating monthly invoices for a large number of customers. BluePrism, the RPA tool used in our project, is being improved with each version, so that automation itself is advancing and becoming simpler and more complex. I believe that RPA will be on the rise in the next five years."

You mentioned BluePrism, how do you like working with it?

"In general, BluePrism is considered one of the most comprehensive RPA tools on the market. It is robust and works well with key tools such as SAP or MS Office. Solutions to various tasks are relatively easy to find on the web, but the ability to try this tool is limited. The BluePrism environment itself is logical and clear. The possibility to finish programming your own objects is also excellent. In terms of cost, it is one of the more expensive tools suitable for large companies.”

Coffee Session with Peťo

Coffee Session with Peťo

Ability to choose a job based on the future "boss" is great. So we invited our Team Leaders to a virtual cup of coffee and asked them a few questions for you. And the bosses suddenly became people of flesh and blood and helped to complete the idea of our corporate culture.

PETER CHLEBÁK, New Technology Solutions

When I get up for work, I look forward to: What the new day will bring and to meetings with colleagues.

My career path: As a graduate of quality management, I started as an Engineer and later as a Quality Manager in manufacturing companies in various parts of Slovakia. Finally, I had the opportunity to return to Košice and start working for the Utility company within BPM. From there, it was just a step into our company.

I am responsible for: Team New Technology Solutions.

The most amazing part of my job is: Discovering new things.

The biggest challenge I faced:  Transition and rebirth of the company from RWE IT Slovakia to Fpt Slovakia.

The most memorable moment in my career: Evaluation from the CEO and the customer after handing over the first comprehensive module from the chip production line in my first job. It was my first big job.

I expect from people: Openness and directness.

When leading people I consider important: Openness and directness.

When I’m not working: Spending time with my family.

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