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LADISLAV TOMČKO, Automation and Testing Solutions 

When I get up for work, I look forward to: Communication with people and with customers. I'm happy when I manage to help someone or solve a problem. Probably the greatest joy for me is when I can convince a new customer that we are the right partner and supplier of IT services.

My career path: In 2007 I graduated from the Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence at the FEI in Košice. Immediately after school, I got a job in a field that I studied and started working as a programmer for automated PLC systems (eg SIEMENS, ABB, SMS SIEMAG). After 3 years spent traveling around the world and programming various lines, conveyors, turbines, iron and chocolate factories, I decided to change jobs and in 2010 I joined RWE IT Slovakia. This time I looked at SW and HW from a completely different side, as a tester, later I continued as a Test Manager and since 2011 I have been working as a Team Leader. If we do not take into account that in 2015 RWE IT Slovakia was renamed to FPT Slovakia, then I have been satisfied with my current employer for more than 10 years.

I am responsible for: I am currently responsible for the FSK-DTS-ATS team. This team consists of 52 people who focus mainly on Manual Testing, Automated Testing, Performance Testing, Test Management and RPA - Robotic Process Automation.

The most amazing part of my job is: It's working with people. When working with people, whether they are colleagues, bosses or customers, not a single day at work is the same.

The biggest challenge I faced: There have been a lot of challenges in the last 14 working years. But life has taught me that it's not a problem to keep things running, it's a problem to create things that don't exist yet. In my professional life it was: Programming and launching a hot rolling mill at the Ironworks in Mobile city in Alabama (2008-2010); Creation of a completely new team for testing infrastructure and security (2010 - 2013); Creation and deployment of a new RPA team, which consists of about 20 people (2018 - 2020).

The most memorable moment in my career: I remember how my whole team stood up for me in one awkward situation without me knowing about it. I found out about 2 weeks after solving the problem. Such things always make a person happy and he will remember them for a lifetime.

I expect from people: Honesty, transparency and fulfillment of the things we agree on. Everyone can expect the same from me.

When leading people I consider important: Communication, empathy, fairness and keeping the word.

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.