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Hello to everyone!

I had visited the BIF of some SCN members, but now it is time to play.

I was blogged forward by Caetano Almeida (BIF). I see Caetano’s contributions every day, without having idea about who and how is him. Now I feel that I know more about the person behing the SCN member. This is pretty cool!!

If you want to get more details on the Blog It Forward Challenge, se this article: Blog It Forward Community Challenge

About me

I was born in 1978, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the southernmost country of the South American continent.

I am married, I met my wife in the secondary school, she was in my class. We started dating at the age 13 and we were together during 5 years. We distance for almost 4 years to finally meet again. We got married 8 years ago and now we have three boys.

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I’m a Industrial Engineer. I started working in SAP projects in 2003. I started with Master Data migration and then moved to PP. I implemented PM a couple of times and worked in the support team of MM, WM and QM. During the last 5 or 6 years, I was focused in SCM (DP, SNP and PPDS) and PP, I opened a consultant company and I worked as a freelance. Most of the times working in new rollouts and also in business transformations and redesign projects.

I really had fun while implementing APO, PP, PM or MM. I have been in different countries, different continents, different cultures and during these years I met too many nice people. This is why I am very thankful to everyone in my life: my wife, my parents, my partner Marcos Ugarte and SAP. These are some pictures that I was collecting during these years:

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Fun Facts about my country: Argentina

Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the second largest in Latin America, and the largest Spanish-speaking one.

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Argentina is a country of immigrants. Argentines usually refer to the country as a crisol de razas.

The majority of Argentines descend from multiple European ethnic groups with an Italian majority (55% of Argentines have Italian origins), followed by Spanish plurality. An estimated 17% of the population also have French origins, and 8% descend from Germans.

In fact, my mom borns in Italy.. so I am a good sample!!

I born in Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina. Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination, and is known for its European-styly. These are some pictures of Buenos aires:

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Anyway (this is my personal opinion), to visit an European-style city I would visit to Europe.. which is much European and full of history.

So in case you want to visit my country, here you have my 3 favourites places:

  1. Glaciar Perito Moreno – Calafate
  2. Valle de la Luna
  3. Cataratas del Iguazú (we share this place with Brazil)

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Fun Facts about me:

Ok.. I will tell you I am a frustrated guitar player!!!!

Yes.. I had long hair, but happily for me and not so happily for you.. I have not digitized any of those old pictures from the 90′!!

Anyway, this does not mean that I don’t enjoy what I do.. it is just an old dream that I will maybe have for the rest of my life (I would not want to be a 60 years old rocker).

BOCA.jpgMore about me.. I am a Soccer fan. My team is Boca Juniors.. Boca Juniors is one of the most successful football teams in Argentina. Take a look of the people singing at the stadium: ULTRAS BOCA JUNIORS – BEST MOMENTS – YouTube

Here is a good moment with my sun and my partner and his sun in the last worldcup in Brazil:

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Specific questions that were “Blog It Forward” to me by Caetano Almeida

  • If you were 20 again, what would you study?

I would study the same: Industrial Engineering. I really enjoyed the university, all what I have learnt and all what I do. Even when I am a frustrated guitar player!!

  • What do you enjoy most in your work and why?

I enjoy the adrenaline of each new project, new issues, new questions, new people.. I like it!

  • What is your favourit musician/band?

I love music, so I will choose more than one and I will add my favourite song of each band.. please take a time to enjoy it (or not 😐 ):

Questions:

These are 3 questions of BIF and one added by me:

  • Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?
    • Be a good father
    • Be part of an organization to help poor people
    • Learn how to enjoy Sunday evenings
    • Visit more countries and cultures
    • Be happy
  • What do you most enjoy on SCN?

Spending my free time in SCN is the best thing that I have decided to do for me. This is a win win case: at the time that I am trying to help other consultants by reading their issues and concerns, I am being favoured in three aspects:

    1. My minds is being exercised, trying to find responses that I could have in a deep part of my memory.
    2. I am learning from other experiences, following what other consultants respond and how a solution is built inside the community of experts.
    3. I am feeling good when I am helping others… So I am doing something for me too.
  • What is the best lesson your parents taught you?

Be honest. Be a hard worker! Be a good person!

  • What is your favourite sport?

I think you already know what is my favourite sport!!

Blogging It Forward

I’d like to blog it forward to the following people. I see all of them everyday trying to help in the respective spaces:

K Kumar an active and valuable member of the PP space.

kiran kumar an active and valuable member of the PP space.

JAGANNADHA BIRAKAYALA an active and valuable member on the SCM space.

Ulrich Köller and Daniele Pistilli new SCN members that help with all of US in the PP space.

Please answer the four questions that I have answered in the session: Questions.

Hope you will enjoy my BIF. Keep in touch!

Kind regards

Mariano Cabalen

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  1. Caetano Almeida

    Hi Mariano

    Nice to see your blog. I have a vacation trip scheduled to visit your country in november. I have been to Buenos Aires once and this time I’ll go to Ushuaia.

    BR

    Caetano

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    1. Mariano Cabalen Post author

      Thanks Caetano!!

      Let me know if you need help with reservations or anything you need.

      You can find my personal email and make contact. I will give you some tips and recommendations!

      Special thanks for let me participate in BIF!!

      Kind Regards,

      Mariano

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    2. Leslaw Piwowarski

      Hi,

      Most probably not everyone would associate your country with beautiful glaciers.

      in Poland to see any glacier I have to travel hundreds of miles to Italian/Swiss/French Alps.

      Wonderful !!

      Leszek

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  2. Amit Anasane

    Wow nice to know about you Mariano, i like your straight forward views and fun fact about you, also in India soon there will be a soccer league called Indian Super league with many players participating from European, Argentina & Brazilian countries specially i am from Pune and our football team coach is Mr. Franco Colomba who is from Italy.

    thanks & regards,

    Amit Anasane

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  3. Marssel Vilaça

    Nice to see a South American in our BIF! Great blog and very nice family! Your boys looks very excited πŸ™‚ I think you have an amount of work on it! πŸ˜€

    Boca fans are really great. I enjoyed my visit in La bombonera in 2012 (3×3 Vs Independiente). I supported Argentina in last World Cup (under Brazilians complaint πŸ˜€ ) but this wasn’t the right time to win.

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    Best regards

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    1. Mariano Cabalen Post author

      Thanks a lot Marssel!!

      I have been lot of time in Brazil.. I love it… You have a very nice country!

      By the way, nice BIF..

      Kind Regards,

      Mariano  

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  4. Anil Aleti

    This blog made for a good read, Mariano. This is my first BIF blog view after a long break and I think I chose one of the best ones – totally by accident. πŸ™‚ . In particular, I enjoyed reading about your country and the answers to your BIF questions….

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    1. Mariano Cabalen Post author

      Thanks for your comments!!

      I saw that you are not in the BIF chain, let me know if you want to participate and I will BIF to you!

      All the best for you!

      Mariano

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    1. Mariano Cabalen Post author

      Hi Dev Patra,

      Thanks a lot for your comment πŸ™‚

      Sorry if I was nor clear.. when I wrote:

      Please answer the four questions that I have answered in the session: Questions.

      I was trying to indicate that they should answer the questions included a couple of paragraph above:

      Questions:

      These are 3 questions of BIF and one added by me:

      • Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?
        • Be a good father
        • Be part of an organization to help poor people
        • Learn how to enjoy Sunday evenings
        • Visit more countries and cultures
        • Be happy
      • What do you most enjoy on SCN?

      Spending my free time in SCN is the best thing that I have decided to do for me. This is a win win case: at the time that I am trying to help other consultants by reading their issues and concerns, I am being favoured in three aspects:

        1. My minds is being exercised, trying to find responses that I could have in a deep part of my memory.
        2. I am learning from other experiences, following what other consultants respond and how a solution is built inside the community of experts.
        3. I am feeling good when I am helping others… So I am doing something for me too.
        • What is the best lesson your parents taught you?

        Be honest. Be a hard worker! Be a good person!

        • What is your favourite sport?

        I think you already know what is my favourite sport!!

        Thanks a lot.. I will go into your BIF!!

        Kind Regards,

        Mariano

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    2. Osvaldo Lopez

      Muy buen post Mariano, bien hecho πŸ˜‰

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      I hope the mod don’t reject my comment just because I congratz to you in spanish πŸ˜›

      Regards,

      Osvaldo

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