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When you're reading this, you have probably heard about the Blog it Forward Community Challenge on SCN (BIF). It was launched by moshe.naveh last year and the idea is to get to know our community members in a different way. Guaranteed fun!

My name is tim.hoebeek and I'm an  Enterprise Architect at SAP Belgium. Belgium is a great country to live if you like beer and/or chocolate and don't mind lousy weather 

Above a small selection of Belgian chocolate and Belgian beer. It's different from the BIF challenge, but trying them all is also challenging :wink:

It was blogged forward to me by jason.cao in his BIF post and I got three interesting questions from Jason:

  1. What inspires you?
  2. What have you accomplished recently that you're really proud of?
  3. If you could be a superhero, who would you be?

What inspires me?

I'm inspired by discovering and learning new things, to boldly go where I have never been before :wink:

This is something that works for me in both my professional and private life. I want to learn new things, read books on different topics, etc. But I also want to visit different countries, meet different people with different backgrounds and cultures. If it's new to me, you've got my attention!

What I recently accomplished?

Last week I presented a framework I made on how to evaluate the alignment of the application, platform and infrastructure architectures of a company to the business architecture of that company. The former need to make sure that the planned value (the company's strategy, embodied in the business architecture) gets realized and that changes across the company do not destroy value.

I did this as the final presentation before a jury to become a certified LEAD Enterprise Architect and Business Architect. It has been a very interesting and rewarding journey for me!

What superhero would you like to be?

I'm not sure I would want to be a superhero. I certainly would not want to be a superstar, so I would at least need some kind of disguise...

I guess I would go for Superman, that's the first superhero I learned about when I was younger and being invincible (except for a Kryptonite allergy), is quite the bargain. Wearing a cape would then be the least of my worries...

This BIF challenge is a great way to get to know others in the community. If you are interested in participating in the BIF challenge you can let our community know here.

Therefore I would like to blog it forward to aditya.varrier, bhanu.kumar (Bhanu Kumar) and prashanth.kishan (Kishan Prashanth).

I would also like to blog it forward to my colleague kathleen.dewan, we started our active involvement at SCN at the same time after following the same training with jason.cao. I'm very curious to read your first (and following) blogs Kathleen!

I would be interested to know the following:

  1. What inspires you?
  2. What is typical about your culture/country/environment?
  3. What is the most fun thing you ever experienced?

I'm looking forward to your answers and will be following the Blog It Forward Chain!