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09.01.2017

Philipp Lauser: a Tech-Savvy Geo-Specialist

Philipp loves to travel in his spare time and explore countries like Island and Thailand (photo: private) Philipp and two colleagues from the Sales Team – Michael Pletziger & David Fricke (photo: Ubilabs) Best friends: Philipp and Selma, the office dog (photo: private)

For our customers who work with web-mapping technologies like Google Maps, Mapbox or CARTO, we offer comprehensive consulting. One of our specialists is Philipp Lauser, who is interested in geo-technologies, creates demos and supports our customers in the use of their licenses. 

Which is your position at Ubilabs?
Up to now, since I joined the team three years ago, my role was that of a Renewals Manager. In this position, I was responsible for handling the operational and technical aspects of license extensions. Now, I’m taking on more and more Sales Engineer tasks. This means that I work in less of an operational and more of a technical advisory capacity. I support the sales team with regard to technical matters, create demo visualizations, and provide support at Ubilabs.

What do you do specifically every day?
My day-to-day work is to support existing customers and offer technical advice regarding the use of Google Maps. Furthermore, I offer new customers an introduction on how to integrate and use Google Maps. I support my colleagues from the sales and marketing team. Also, I frequently land development projects thanks to my relationship with licensed customers. Beyond that, I give lectures at events - whether at universities, customer offices, or at Hackathons, and I build demos for our customers.

What do you like most about it?
I like to immerse myself in certain topics and enjoy imparting my knowledge. This is why I really enjoy researching, giving lectures, and of course advising our customers. And the teamwork with my colleagues!

What was your highlight here this year?
I’m delighted that our team has become even more tight-knit, and that additional colleagues have joined us. I also very much enjoyed the lecture at HafenCity University called “Map-based data visualization based on Google Maps, CARTO, and Mapbox."

What do you particularly appreciate about Ubilabs?
You constantly can develop professionally and technically and learn a lot. There is great deal of confidence and sincerity in the team. In addition to the good team spirit and flat hierarchies, I appreciate that I can work independently and that I’m afforded a lot of room for creativity instead of being encumbered by rigid processes.

Your recommendation for a delicious lunch at Sternschanze? 
My team is located in the Mindspace at Rödingsmarkt. I enjoy going to Rio The Grillbar or raid the home-style buffet at EDEKA.

If you do not work, ... 
I sleep :) - or play guitar, listen to music, do sport or take a sauna. I also like snowboarding and I love movies, books, and records. And rattling scooters are great!