I was invited participate in this amazing Blog It Forward (BIF) Chain by Felipe Esteban Pezo Abarca. I would like to thank Felipe for the invitation, and Moshe Naveh for coming up with this great idea. I’ve worked with many great individuals here in SCN and I’ve always wanted to know more about them, so this is something I’ve been looking forward for a while.
My name is Oscar Fernando Morales-Bello. I was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to the US when I was 14 years old. I went to High School and college in the US and I’ve been living in Illinois ever since. The first time I was exposed to SAP was during some of my Information-Systems/Operations-Management classes at Northern Illinois University. After I graduated from NIU, I landed a job as an ERP System Functional Analyst for a small food-processing company, so I learned a lot about how most functional areas interact with one another from that job. After 5 years working for that company, we got acquired by a bigger company, Butterball LLC (company I currently work for). For the past year and a half I been helping our company implement additional functionality in our SAP system such as Warehouse Management, Production Planning, Handling Unit Management, and Catch Weight Management. Our company had implemented SAP about 7 years ago, but they were not using all of the great functionality that SAP has to offer, so they decided to expand their SAP use. I’m currently taking ABAP courses to enhance my SAP skills because “I love programming.” I used C#, SQL and Java before, but since I plan on focusing my career around SAP, I figured learning ABAP is the way to go. Although I love to program applications, I will probably try to become a “Functional Consultant” instead of an ABAPer.
This is me (Blog It Forward – Oscar Fernando Morales-Bello ) with a lovely friend of mine during Halloween 2014.
— Share a fun fact about your country or yourself
I think the most interesting fact about United States is that there is no official language in the country. Although English is the most common language used in United States, there is no official language of the country.
Mexico City sinks 10 inches every year. I guess that’s what you get when you build a city on top of a big lake.
I’m obsessed with the Spanish soccer team “Real Madrid.”
— Add a cool picture of yourself or your homeland/town
My adoptive town: Chicago, US
Me at my parents’ hometown: Guanajuato, Mexico
My hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
— Questions asked to me:
· If you hadn’t made a career with SAP, what would you be doing with your life? Do you have another passion?
I would open a restaurant/bar. Why? Business is my other passion.
· What do you enjoy most in your work and why?
I enjoy helping businesses/people achieve their goals using Information Technology. I also love being able to work remotely, travel, and be part of a very supportive IT community.
· What is the craziest thing you have done in your life?
— Questions I picked for me and my nominees:
· If you could be a super hero (or are in your spare time) who would you be? Why?
I’d be Batman. He’s cold!
· What is your personal life dream?
I would love to visit all the continents.
· What is your professional life dream?
I aspire to become a CIO/CTO one day.
—The questions for nominees:
I’d like my nominees to answer the same questions I did.
Best regards and have a nice day!