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A Day in the Life: Pınar Oezalp

Every week we ask a different person to give us a brief overview of their schedule. This week it is Pınar Oezalp, product owner Cloud Availability Center at SAP

Pınar Oezalp was born in Eskisehir, Turkey, and studied economics in Heidelberg. She started her career at SAP and used to be a business processes consultant. Since October 2018 she has been the product owner of the Cloud Availability Center.

She deals with topics such as behavioral economics because she is convinced that people are not just “homo oeconomicus.” Behavioral economics, she says, help her understand how she behaves – and why. The mother of a three-and-a-half year-old daughter is a frequent reader and usually has four to five books in parallel. She has been doing Thai boxing for seven years and started running in her teenage years. How does she manage this immense workload? “I’m a workaholic and enjoy having a lot to do.” Pınar lives with her daughter, her husband (a hotelier), and tomcat Simba in Heidelberg.

 



06.40
 Wake up – at least try to wake up 🙂

06.45
 Coffee, coffee, and more coffee

07.00
 Get ready for the day and get my daughter ready (it is so hard to find a good looking dress which my three year old appreciates for her kindergarten day!)

07.30
 Drive to work and listen to the daily podcast (Gabor Steingart Morning Briefing, BBC, Zeit Online Was jetzt?)

08.00
 Get more coffee at work & be prepared for the day

08.30
 First meeting: alignment call with the development team and technical product owner

09.00
 Second meeting: present our head of unit the results of the HY2 2019 Roadmap Workshops

10.00
 Third meeting: bi-weekly alignment call with a colleague from Vienna on service level agreements in the cloud

10.30
 Get more coffee and read/answer more emails

11.00
 Fourth meeting: internal content and media meeting

12.00
 Finally, first meal of the day – lunch & networking

13.00
 Fifth meeting: prepare the upcoming Partner Summit slides with a team member

14.00
 Get more coffee and read/answer emails

14.30
 Unit strategy planning session

15.30
 Sync call with other line of business teams for my product

16.30
 Drive back home to pick up my daughter

17.00 – 19.00
 Play time with my daughter

19.00
 Body workout

20.15
 Quick dinner

20.30
 Try to get my daughter to sleep and do my best not to fall asleep

21.00
 Start working again

23.30
Hubby comes home – stop working

00.00
 Go to sleep