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Blog It Forward – Christian Jaerschke

My colleague Mark Marcus asked me to join Moshe Naveh “Blog it Forward” challenge.  I think it is a great way to learn the blogging process on SCN and meet new people.

I am currently participating in a SAP Social Media pilot project.  My day to day job is working in SAP’s Value Engineering organization where I help customers discover and unlock opportunities to increase business value with SAP solutions.

Here are the questions he asked me to answer:

What was your dream job as a kid?

I have always been interested in new technologies and computers.  The first computer I used was a KC85/2.


I wrote simple BASIC programs at school. The KC 85 (‘KC’ meaning “Kleincomputer”, or “small computer”) were models of microcomputers built in East Germany, first in 1984 by Robotron (the KC 85/1) and later by VEB Mikroelektronik “Wilhelm Pieck” Mühlhausen (KC 85/2, KC 85/3 and KC 85/4). My first own computer was a Commodore 64, connected to the TV of my parents and a separate cassette drive (called Datasette). The Datasette contained built-in analog to digital converters and audio filters to convert the computer’s digital information into analog sound. I needed to modify it and integrate a speaker in order to be able to run programs from my friends.

What is your favorite place in the world?

My favorite place is in the air and I only discovered it by chance last year. During a Fly-In event near the wonderful town Meiningen, where I grew up, I started talking to some of the pilots. So I got interested, booked a flight with a IKARUS C42, signed-up for the training program and got my sport pilot licence on 4th October 2012.


Why do I like it so much:

  • It is fun  🙂
  • It is freedom
  • I can take off and see the sun-set again and again
  • I like the view from the cockpit


What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?

It started with networking inside & outside SAP and turned out to become one of the most fun projects of my career: Being part of the work group “TCO & IT Economics” at the German speaking SAP user group DSAG and helping to create value add for the participating CIOs and companies is a great owner for me. It is fascinating to see how ideas can grow, spread and inspire others. It is great to learn from exceptional CIOs & IT executives in this group.

In keeping the BIF going, I am asking the following questions:

  1. What was your dream job as a kid?
  2. What is your favorite place in the world?
  3. What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?

To the following people in the SAP space

Franck ALFERO,Volker Haentjes, Matthias Haendly, Matthias Goettler, Tim Schlenker / Harish T K, akhilesh singh,, Ronald Moonen

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