Moderator Spotlight – Siddharth Rajora
Allow me to introduce Siddharth Rajora, our new SCN Moderator , which is our way on SCN to thank outstanding moderators who invest a lot of effort and passion in the community. Siddharth is known to be a source of information and guidance for community members in the Human Capital Management (HCM) and employee-self-service ( ESS ) spaces. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the interview attached below.
Please tell us about yourself:
My name is Siddharth which means someone who is looking at life with great expectations and with no suffering. This name also means Lord Buddhas before he gains Enlightenment under a Bodhi Tree. I was born in Indian Capital Delhi, also known as Indraprastha. Being born in India, Your initiation to religion/spirituality starts at an early age and one becomes accustomed to praying to thousands of Gods. Each day of the week belongs to a different Hindu God, You might as well pray to each of them at least one would be appeased by your persistence.
Now jumping to present day, I’m currently located in Canada and USA(SAP Newtown Square Office). I visited lot of beautiful places in Canada like Banff, which the pictures from there are shared below.
When did you join the SCN community?
I joined SCN Community many moons ago, to be precise it was on Oct 11, 2006 and my SCN profile is an evident for that.
What motivates you?
I joined SAP in 2006. Working with different customers and more experienced colleagues made me feel that I’m always behind and there was always something new to learn. My colleagues told SCN/SDN is our own GOOGLE search engine a la wikipedia. There my journey and love for SCN started and as times rolled by, I started contributing a lot and it became an addiction to go to SCN and help or learn something new each day.
I try to visit SCN once a day or if time is pressing once a week 🙂 . I have gone through the same learning phase as other consultants and very much can relate to new users trying to find their way through SAP documentation.
Why do you moderate?
I became a moderator for Human Capital Management (HCM) and employee-self-service ( ESS ) as I was spending a lot of time there and it was important for me to ensure that the spaces benefit from high quality moderation. Also as part of SAP Support we asked customers to search SCN for their queries. It’s kind of became our duty to post correct SAP product Information on SCN then.
What do you think is most important in your moderation?
Providing the best possible answer and helping the fellow members get what they are looking for apart from the administrative work of checking the posts, duplication, points abuse etc.
If you could offer one bit of advice to new members or new moderators what would it be and why?
I feel it’s a dedicated job and one needs to spend at least an hour per day. It’s rewarding when you are genuinely able to resolve queries. Apart from increasing your knowledge, you make good contacts with fellow members and it becomes a sort of pay it forward. This community feels like a utopian environment where we help each other without any ulterior or selfish motives.
How has the SCN community helped you?
I have made lot of valuable contacts and grown as a SAP consultant by seeing different customer scenarios and situations.
How are you finding the new SCN?
Let’s not mince words here, there are still issues to be wrinkled out, but definitely, SCN is moving in right direction that’s heartening to see 🙂
Is there another moderator or community member that you’ve found incredibly helpful?
Of course the other community members whose queries and resolutions I love to see are Lukas, Luke Marson etc.
Please share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know
There are many things that people don’t know on SCN about me, One of the two things I would like to say is I love to travel and meet new people. I share the photos of my travel to different places from Phuket to places In Europe. Also, I need to confess one of my guilty pleasures, I have had worked on SCN on my layovers at various airports 🙂 in between my travels, where/whenever I received the most basic necessity of life : Internet.
What do you imagine or predict is the future of your topic?
We can’t ignore the elephant in the room ie Mobile and cloud computing, these two will definitely change the way our Solution is being used, They are disruptive and innovative, but on premise I think will endure for some time to come. Shift to cloud and mobile will be gradual process; As On premise still provides lot of features for customers.
Moshe: Thanks a lot Siddharth Rajora for taking the time to answer my questions and for being such an active moderator. Please feel free to ask him more questions, using the comments section below.