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Wrap up of HP Discover Barcelona

Posted By Jill Stefan, Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 06, 2015

"Experience the Magic” – "more than a club, it’s a Community” was the overall theme for Vivit at HP Discover in Barcelona, December 1 – 4, 2014. If you didn’t make the conference, we hope you will consider the same opportunities to experience the "magic” with Vivit now.

Vivit has over 28,000 members worldwide and is proud to have some of the IT industry top thought-leaders as members and volunteers. These individuals volunteer their time to lead local user groups (LUG) and worldwide virtual special interest groups (SIG). Leaders from around the world gathered at HP Discover to represent their groups and discuss the latest HP Software developments and game changing technologies.

Experience the Magic of Local User Groups and Special Interest Groups

There are 76 LUGs in 27 countries and 19 virtual SIGs. Each LUG and SIG has its own focus and personality. Members of LUGs meet face to face to share best practices, tips, and tricks. Members of SIGs meet online and can participate in blogs and webinars. Locate your LUG and SIGsof choice and select the "Join group” icon which will appear at the top of the group page if you aren’t already linked. Don’t see a local user group near you or a particular SIG? Contact usto start and lead a new group.

Experience the Magic of Vivit’s Best of the Best

Vivit successfully held four breakout sessions featuring their Best of the Best at HP Discover.

Experience the Magic of Vivit’s Award Winning Leaders

David Broerman, Vice President, Board of Directors, presented the community awards for EMEA and APJ at HP Discover during a Vivit leader dinner. This year marks the sixth anniversary of the awards presentation recognizing outstanding volunteers. Connect with these leaders who are at the forefront of community activity. This year’s winners were as follows:

Champion of the Year Award – Violet Seah
Speaker of the Year Award – Gordon Appleby
Leader of the Year Award – Jan Czajkowski
Top Virtual Contributor – Mark Laird

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Experience the Magic with other Vivit Members

Vivit is the longest-standing independent, worldwide HP Software user community providing an infrastructure of support for members through advocacy, community and education. We're your only source of information on HP Software that is completely unbiased, uncensored, and field-tested. We have worked hard to build a community platform where relevant conversations happen. Our booth at HP Discover provided many opportunities for individuals to connect and interact with each other. Over the years, Vivit has successfully changed, grown, and adapted to align with the new style of IT. Many conversations took place during HP Discover, both members and non-members had the opportunity to discuss and learn more about Vivit, plus individuals had the opportunity to play some foosball and win some great prizes.

Booth visitors
Prize Drawing
Individuals visiting the Vivit booth.
Prize drawing by Vivit’s Vice President, David Broerman and Sponsorship Liaison, Rocky Pisto.
Vivit Prize Winners
Foosball players
Some Vivit prize winners with Annemarie Stuiver, EMEA and APJ Chapter Liaison
Booth Visitors playing foosball.

Experience the Magic of Vivit’s Board of Directors and Staff

Nine outstanding members and thought leaders serve on the Board of Directors. They met face to face for two days prior to HP Discover to discuss the state of the user community and programs to serve members going forward. Many of the dedicated staff attended HP Discover as well. If you didn’t get a chance to meet them in person, feel free to contact them anytime.

Left to Right, front row; Karen Semonson, Tammy Young, Laura Walker, Christian Gerdes. Back Row; David Broerman, Christopher Scharer, Mark Herbert and Colin Fries. Not pictured, Richard Bishop.

We hope to see as many members as possible at future events. Mark your calendars for HP Discover in Las Vegas, June 2-4, 2015. We are already working on our community program. It is our mission to help fellow members tap into the wealth of collective knowledge in Vivit, the trusted, unbiased, and field-tested HP Software user community. If you have any suggestions or requests, please contact us.

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