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In our “Life at Hexagon” blog, we will introduce you to some of the interesting people and fabulous places that call us home.
LIFE AT HEXAGON: Featuring Marcos Alan Souza, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tell us what you do at Hexagon PPM, where you’re located and how long you’ve worked here.
I’m service manager for the Information and Material Management area in Brazil. I’ve been working here for 20 years.
Before working at Hexagon PPM, what was the most unusual/interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was an intern for a digital certificate authority company in Sao Paulo.
How do you balance career and family?
I work properly during the workday, focusing on the efficiency, so that I can use the rest of my time outside for family, friends, learning, church and other relaxing activities such as biking and going to the park.
How has Hexagon helped you in your career development?
Hexagon has helped me a lot. All the opportunities and support – including the collaborative environment of the team – allow me to improve my knowledges and skills, which strongly contributed to my growth in the company during my career.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within Hexagon, whose job would you want? Why?
In fact, I’m happy doing my job! It really makes me feel engaged and motivated to keep working to provide better customer outcomes and progressive improvements to myself and all my team colleagues.
What advice do you have for prospective Hexagon candidates?
I suspect I should say that I really enjoy working here! But really, the company provides opportunities for growth in projects, technology, process and business areas, including personal and professional development. Besides that, the team works in a collaborative mode where everyone can help and support each other. In addition, the attention to your career and the possibilities to be challenged and to do what you’re really good at allow you to always be motivated.
What are three words to describe Hexagon?
Career development, global, partnership.
What has been your favorite project at Hexagon?
There are several important projects that I’ve participated in: Vale’s Intergraph Smart Construction implementation, Petrobras EDMS implementation, Braskem engineering data management, Ecopetrol’s SPO and Fusion implementation for quality control, management of change and EDMS.
Exxon Mobil is a great project that I would like to highlight. It involved a corporate team around the world, where we focused to configure the Smart Digital Asset collaboration module. This was a really important project which allowed the company to progress to the new era of IM product.
Any random facts you could share with us?
Starting two years ago, I commute to the office by bike. It has made me feel so good to start the day!
Best vacation you’ve had?
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Do well to do good.”
Do you have an office nickname?
Alan. This is because in the past there was a lot of Marcos in the office. So, my second name was chosen to differentiate each other.
If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?
Final FIFA world cup in 2002
What advice would you give to recent new hires?
Always try to do your best and ask help from your colleagues whenever you need.
What is the first concert you attended?
MPB. (Brazilian regional music combined with jazzand rock)
What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
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