October 2016
In This Issue

24% Higher Profit Margins Starting with a Training Needs Assessment

Register Now for Discover 2016 London

Vivit Breakout Sessions at Discover

Vivit Roundtable Discussions at Discover

Too Many Emails? You Have Options

Are you Following Vivit on Social Media?

SIG Talk

Welcome New Leaders

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Webinars

View Recent Vivit Webinars

View Recent Hewlett Packard
Enterprise Webinars

News from Hewlett Packard Enterprise




24% Higher Profit Margins Start with a Training Needs Assessment

by Mary Rasmussen

Worldwide Product Marketing Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The foundation for an amazing IT organization is business alignment and achieving alignment year after year remains one of the biggest business challenges. The CIO and IT organization are critical contributors to a successful business strategy as IT performance is often the most significant competitive advantage in today’s digital world.  Aligning IT with the business starts at the strategy level to ensure a common understanding of business goals, priorities and desired outcomes.  Alignment also demands a review of the technical capabilities and limitations of the enterprise to identify changes that may be required to support the goals.  New architecture, new software and modernization of processes tend to dominate the state of the enterprise discussions, but reviewing the people resources is equally important. Competent staffing both for technical and business areas is essential for accelerated and quality delivery, and so training and education is strategic to business alignment.

Read More

Register Now for Discover 2016 London and Receive your Member Discount

In today's idea economy, success favors enterprises that can reinvent to outpace the competition. Discover 2016 can put your enterprise in the lead. Come to the intersection of digital transformation, technology and ideas. Accelerate what's next for your business.

Join more than 10,000 IT executives, architects, engineers, partners and innovators from around the globe. Accelerate your unique digital transformation journey. Explore how to deliver seamless experiences, harness data, mitigate risk, boost agility and enable workforce productivity. Dive into Discover 2016.

Vivit Breakout Sessions at Discover London

by Bernard Szymczak

Vivit Education Chairperson
Board of Directors

I am very excited about Discover 2016 London.

When it comes to Discover, I am always amazed at the content delivered over three days. I know we will all have a great opportunity to network together, learn about what’s new from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and see how other companies, like yours, are improving everyday with HPE solutions.

Vivit is proud to announce we will have three breakout sessions that will be listed in the catalog this year. These breakout session topics focus on the following tracks: Protect – Prevent, Enable – Digital collaboration and Enable – Deliver great app experiences. You will soon be able to add these sessions to your session scheduler for Discover London.

Protect your Knowledge and your Business

BB11499 | Thursday, 1 December | 9:30 - 10:30

Pedro Mendes
Business Unit Manager

In this Breakout Session, you will learn about all the risks your business faces, including new risks created by IoT. Find out how you should protect your data and prepare to recover from disaster. Discover how Hewlett Packard Enterprise can help your organization stay one step ahead. You will take a closer look at Tesla IoT and learn why Tesla is concerned about data protection and fast recovery from disaster. You will also learn how the HPE Adoption Readiness Tool (ART) can help protect your business.

Four Key Focus Areas for Effective Performance Engineering

BB11501 | Tuesday, 29 November | 11:00 - 12:00

Todd DeCaupa
Senior Director, Technology and Product Innovation
Corporation Service Company

Effective performance engineering is a methodology that many technology and business teams adopt to transform their organizations. During this Breakout Session, you will focus on four key areas of effective performance engineering. Join us to participate and learn how to build, develop, optimize and focus. The discussion will include references from the O'Reilly Media book titled, Effective Performance Engineering, co-authored by the speaker of this session.

Modern Software Testing in a Digital Context

TB11500 | Wednesday, 30 November | 12:30 - 13:30

Stevan Zivanovic
Service Delivery Director and Product Owner
Infuse Consulting Limited

Testing in a digital context requires a significant change from traditional testing approaches. Underpinning digital is the desire to have dynamic systems, often sourced for a variety of vendors, providing services that can be ill defined but highly desired. This session will look at how to tie in test automation, performance testing and service virtualization, within Agile structured test management frameworks, that can respond with the flexibility that businesses require, whilst assuring the desired quality.

Vivit Roundtable Discussions at Discover London

Vivit Roundtable sessions will be held at the Vivit Booth Guru Bar from 29 November – 1, December.

Register Now for one of these informative sessions where you can give and receive targeted feedback, engage in in-depth discussions, and meet colleagues with similar interests.

29 November, 2016 • Excel London
A Journey into DevOps at Rabobank?
29 November, 2016 • Excel London
HPE PPM - Manage Minutes of Meetings
30 November, 2016 • Excel London
3 Unspoken Truths to Know about Security for 2017
30 November, 2016 • Excel London
Vivit Leader Meeting
30 November, 2016 • Excel London
Vivit Engage Partners Session
1 December, 2016 • Excel London
Tales from the Frontline: Implementing Performance Center 12.53 at Lloyds Banking Group
1 December, 2016 • Excel London
Maximise the value of HPE Octane without spending a £0.01

Too Many Emails? You Have Options!

by Stephanie Konkoy

Vivit Engagement Director

Vivit Member email options are many and varied. The emails from Vivit you receive depend on how you set them up in your member profile preferences. Here’s how:
To view and make changes to these preferences, go to the Vivit website, login, and click on “Manage Profile” in the right rail. Select “Preferences” to manage your notification settings.

Are You Following Vivit on Social Media?

For information on all the latest meetings, webinars, SIG events, conference updates, and much more…be sure to link up with Vivit’s social media platforms NOW!

SIG Talk

Recently, Vivit formed a new Special Interest Group around Vertica products and we are excited to tell you all about it. Join in welcoming Vertica SIG leaders, Dina Love and Akshar Dave. Take a minute to learn about what these two new leaders have planned for the members of this exciting new SIG.

Vertica SIG

Dina Love    Akshar Dave
Read More

Welcome New Leaders

Ghaleb Aoude
Rite Techonologies
Ottawa Chapter Leader
Bhavesh Maharaj
South Africa Chapter Leader
Witold Rorot
Sopra Steria
Poland Chapter Leader
Read More

Upcoming Meetings

October 19, 2016 · Solna, Sweden
HUGS höstmöte 2016

November 1, 2016 · Reston, Virginia
Virginia / Mid-Atlantic VIVIT Chapter Meeting

November 22, 2016 · London
User Group Treffen "Testen & Test-Management mit HPE QC/ALM" in Freiburg


Upcoming Webinars

October 13, 2016
What's New and Innovative with HPE Vertica
9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
October 18, 2016
Learn how HPE’s Mobile Solutions Revolutionize Synthetic Monitoring
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM EDT (New York), 15:00 - 16:00 CEST (Frankfurt), 18:30 – 19:30 IST (New Delhi)
October 19, 2016
Multiplying IT Ops Efficiency with HPE OpsBridge - Beiersdorf & Swiss Mobiliar
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT (GMT-4:00), 15:00 - 16:00 CEST (GMT+2:00), 18:30 – 19:30 IST (GMT+5:30)
October 20, 2016
Discovery in the Cloud: The Future of Configuration Management
10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT (New York), 19:00 - 20:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
October 26, 2016
Digital Transformation with HPE Cloud Management
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT (GMT-4:00), 15:00 - 16:00 CEST (GMT+2:00), 18:30 – 19:30 IST (GMT+5:30)
October 27, 2016
How to Deliver Amazing Apps Fast in the Idea Economy: a DevOps Transformation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT (GMT-4:00), 15:00 - 16:00 CEST (GMT+2:00), 18:30 – 19:30 IST (GMT+5:30)
November 10, 2016
Get Self-Service of Passwords with HPE Service Anywhere – FREE Version!
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
November 16, 2016
Leverage HPE ALM Solutions in Cloud-based Environments
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST (Los Angeles), 3:00 - 4:00 PM EST (New York), 21:00 - 22:00 CET (Frankfurt)
November 23, 2016
Harnessing Data for Rigorous Testing and Informed Business Intelligence
7:00 - 8:00 AM PST (Los Angeles), 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST (New York), 16:00 - 17:00 CST (Frankfurt)

View Recent Vivit Webinars

Join hundreds of fellow Vivit members who have already participated in the webinars below. Hear from top experts and visionaries in the industry and learn what is new with Hewlett Packard Enterprise software products. View recordings today.

Performance Engineering Education
View What’s New in HPE Mobile Center
PPM 9.40: How the New Features of HPE PPM Can Help Your PMO
Preview of Next HPE Service Manager and ITSM Automation Suite Releases
See How ITSM Self-Service Technology Makes a Strong Business Case: Free FastPass Cloud
Improving the Customer Experience with Avatars 
What’s New in HPE Service Anywhere August 2016 Release
Performance Engineering Tools
Accelerate Cloud Outcomes with Hybrid Cloud Management
Agile Load Testing Using StormRunner Load
Are You Ahead or Behind? Research Findings on the State of Secure DevOps
Protect your Business Now
5 Ways Digital Learning Helps Build Amazing IT Organizations
How Secure Content Management Can Help Align Governance and Security
Become a Cloud Master with HPE Helion Cloud Suite –
Part 2

View Recent Hewlett Packard Enterprise Webinars

If you missed a HPE software web event, you can view it on Vivit’s website. Vivit now has a landing page with all the recent HPE software webinars available on-demand.