Concur CEO Steve Singh suffered a punctured lung and other injuries in a bike accident in Hawaii this past weekend, causing the technology executive to miss the company’s big Fusion client and partner event taking place in Las Vegas this week.
In a message to GeekWire, Singh said that he was on Spring Break with his family and was bicycling on the Mana Road in the mountains on the Big Island when he hit some loose gravel and jackknifed. Singh had a tube in his chest for the past few days, and had it removed last night. He remains in Hawaii, but was still able to Skype in to the conference this morning. He’s expected to fully recover.
“Feeling so much better. Already looking forward to (Concur Fusion) 2014,” said Singh via Twitter message to GeekWire. “Love vacation, but love my job more.”
About 2,000 customers are currently attending the Concur Fusion event, which is being live streamed here. Singh was supposed to have keynoted the event, which kicked off this morning.
— Steve Singh (@SteveSSingh) April 17, 2013
Luckily, Singh has a brother to fill in.
Concur president and chief operating officer Rajeev Singh is leading activities at today’s conference, including the introduction of a new offering called Concur App Center. A marketplace of apps within the travel and expense ecosystem, the new platform is designed to “enable innovation,” said Rajeev Singh.
“We are going to do it like we’ve always done it, with transparency, with data and with a spirit of innovation that is what guides our business,” said Rajeev Singh. “We are 20 years in, guys. And with many of you we’ve got double digit years in our relationship. There’s a whole bunch of trust here, and that trust has been built by transparency.”
Rajeev Singh also noted the importance of the Fusion event to Concur, a publicly-traded company with a market value of $3.86 billion.
“I love this week. Steve loves this week. We all at Concur love this week. It is the wind in our sails for the rest of the year, the opportunity to hang out with you and hear how you are using these things … is so exhilarating,” he said.