SAP Concur, the cloud-based travel-and-expense management company, that is a part of SAP, appointed Jacob Ringler as a Country Director for the Czech Republic. He replaced the Prague Office Committee that has been led by Stela Koleva and Vratislav Polak since January 2016.
Jacob joined SAP Concur in 2015 as a Software Development Director and in addition to the Country Director is maintaining his current role leading the SAP Concur Mobile Development Team. In this role he is managing agile co-located teams in Prague which develop mobile apps for ExpenseIt and SAP Concur Mobile Spend Capture products, as well as back-end Platform Services for the mobile apps. In 2017 he was one of the founders of SAP Concur’s first global AppPort offices that were opened in the Metronom Business Center, one of the most modern office complexes in Prague, where SAP companies on the Czech market including SAP Services and SAP Ariba moved in 2016. The unique offices that are inspired by an airport, and especially adapted for developers so that they provide them with an ideal working environment, were awarded in the Offices of the Year 2017 competition the best 21st century office for 2017.
“I’m enjoying leading the whole Czech SAP Concur Site and working even harder on attracting the best talents to join us, as well attracting more products to be owned and developed in Prague. I find it important building connections between the Prague Site and other remote locations and inspiring each other with ideas such as SAP Concur AppPort” says Jacob Ringler, SAP Concur’s Country Director for the Czech Republic.
Prior joining SAP Concur Jacob was gaining experience in Barclays as a Software Engineer and later headed a range of IT Teams, as well as worked in various roles such as a Systems Analyst at DHL IT Services or Software Engineer at HSBC and Ricardo, respectively. He has been enjoying Prague since 2004, but from 2008 moved to the Czech Republic full-time. Jacob is a Computing Science graduate from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and in his free time, he enjoys running, biking, and hanging out with friends and family, enjoying all the sights and sounds that Prague and the Czech Republic have to offer. Jacob is also a big Vancouver Canucks fan from his hometown, and an SFU Clan fan from his alma mater. Lastly, Jacob is big on Aviation, and many ideas you will find in the AppPort are inspired from his time flying as a Pilot (yes he holds a Pilots License) and visiting different Airports around the World.
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