Masayuki Sekihara is an incredible candidate to share an SAP Success Story. All it takes is a quick look through his very developed SCN profile and you will realize just some of the successes that he has had during his 19+ years in the SAP ecosystem. Masa has written many blogs that have had thousands of views, and he’s very engaged in supporting the SCN and SAP communities.


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                              Masa’ SCN profile picture

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   Taken from: Masayuki Sekihara – SCN Member of the Month


Reading through Masa’s interview with Caroleigh Deneen on becoming the SCN Member of the Month December 2014 further shows his passion for SAP and his kind heart. An excerpt from the SCN Member of the Month article states:


Outside of work, I am a basketball coach for children with autism every weekend in the Special Olympics NPO organization.  I have skills how to teach small steps to autistic children. I was the initial SAP CSR ambassador in SAP Japan. I conducted a “Job Shadow” program and had a class at high school.”


This only shows how Masa is willing to spend his valuable time to empower any community he gets involved in!

The following is Masayuki Sekihara’s SAP Success Story:

What successes have you achieved with the help of the SAP Community/SCN? How has the SAP community/SCN benefited you?

I support the SAP Fiori  community in SCN. I do get my hands dirty and share experiences with the community. I know when you try new things, a small support at the beginning helps out a lot. I created All Things SAP Fiori page about 2 years ago. It has over 406000 views.

During your association with SAP what has been the most positive experience for you?

SCN is not only for technical topics. SAP is also active for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). I joined Social Sabbatical Program in April 2015, and supported an NGO organization in Mumbai. SAP Social Sabbatical No.8 A Great Experience In the Social Enterprise


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                     Photo from: SAP Social Sabbatical No.8 A Great Experience In the Social Enterprise

                                                                


How about your biggest weaknesses? Any skill-gaps that you’d like to improve?

Writing in English; writing a blog or a document in SCN is a good exercise. As well, time zone handling is always a challenge working for an international company.


In SCN Member of the Month December 2014 , Masa says he overcome this challenge by continually writing blog posts in English to help improve his skill-gap.


What are your current/future goals in terms of being a part of SAP community?

I expect community members to share their experiences and help each other; NOT only get answers for their issues.

Reading through Masa’s participation in various communities and his ambition to help others, it is clear that he is true to his above comment. In his SCN Member of the Month article, Masa says he tries to spend 30 minutes a day helping those in the SCN Community, he continually supports the SAP Social Sabbatical Program – promote social entrepreneurship and solve real world problems with unorthodox solutions and so much more!


TAKE THE TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AMAZING PEOPLE LIKE, MASAYUKI SEKIHARA, WHICH HELP MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE AND SAP ‘TICK’!

Do you have an SAP Success Story to share? Please contact me on SCN to set up a short interview or fill out this template: SAP Success Story. The idea is to gain insights into what helped execute your successes in the SAP ecosystem, as well as showcase the impact you have made within the community and the impact the community has made to you! You can also tag a nominee and encourage them to blog their SAP Success Story as well as tag myself so the data can be collected.

Thank You,

Sam Alexander

Student SAP Mentor 2015

Mentor: Arif Johari

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