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A Message from Vivit's President

Posted By Karen Semonson, Thursday, February 27, 2014
Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014

Vivit Members will Facebook Like Button WIIFM Strategic Goals

As a Vivit member you may ask yourself, WIIFM (what's in it for me)? In 2014, our strategic focus is to help grow you, yes you, and your membership engagement through creating opportunities for you to participate in the relevant and timely conversations that only this community can provide for you, when you need them, usually NOW, or when and what your boss wants, RIGHT NOW!

For the first six months of 2014 leading up to HP Discover Las Vegas, we will be focused on three mediums to create conversations – Vivit Talks with HP, Enhanced Local User Group Meetings, and Freemium Campaigns.

Hearing the Scoop is vitally important when you are being pressed to build your own operational and strategic roadmaps and plans. The first conversation will be with HP Executives or Evangelists in the three portfolios – Service & Portfolio Management (SPM), Business Service Management (BSM) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM). These strategists will have the opportunity to give you their vision and the roadmap for HP Products relevant to you. These conversations also give you the opportunity to ask, cajole and challenge the HP Evangelist about what you need as an HP customer. Participate in the power of the conversation.

The second conversation is an enhancement of what we do best – physical chapter meetings, with the complement of what we also do well – advanced deep dive training. Leaving the office is harder than ever. All of us need professional development to remain fabulous and up to date on our skills. Where better to get some condensed, advanced training on a particular solution or product, then after lunch in the afternoon at your monthly Vivit chapter meeting. Seasoned, field-tested trainers will lead sessions with best practice, "go back to work and apply it” training at the reasonable price of $99. Participate in the power of the conversation.

The third and last conversation will be a new concept that is still in the Innovation melting pot being stirred and meddled. HP is working on releasing Freemiums for key products over the course of 2014. Since we are practitioners at heart, who love the kinesthetic experience of seeing, touching, playing, and breaking technology, Vivit whole-heartedly believes that Freemiums are an important part of the conversation. Vivit is working to build campaigns to encourage the individual member and the thought leadership of the community to grow through innovative applications of Freemiums. For HP Discover in Las Vegas, Vivit is working with HP to provide a Freemium experience that you can zealously add to your conference participation. Get ready to participate in the power of the conversation.

The three conversations are going to happen at a meeting in your city, at a meeting in your virtual community, or at a participatory event at HP Discover. Get engaged in these conversations, because as a Vivit community member, we all become better because of each other.

Keep Smiling!

Karen Semonson
President, Vivit Board of Directors

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Mark Laird says...
Posted Thursday, April 3, 2014
Excellent thoughts for discussion Karen, I especially agree about how we encourage Local Chapter members to interact. As part of the UK chapter I find it especially hard to find the time to attend meetings, but meybe tagging them alongside other HP events such as the World Tour might work.
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