New Logo and Website Launched at Discover 2016 London

by Richard Bishop
Vivit Worldwide Board President

We are proud to announce the launch of the new logo and website as part of the ongoing development of our brand and improvements to the services that we provide to our members around the world. In response to requests from our members we’ve made the site more usable on mobile devices and we’re working to improve the usability of the site.

Vivit has grown dramatically over the last decade and continues to evolve, consequently, we felt it was time for an update. The new logo represents the three foundation pillars of our user community; Advocacy, Community and Education. Despite changes over recent years and the changes yet to come, these have always been and will remain our core principles.

We are proud to be working on your behalf and provide our members with the opportunity to share information, collaborate, exchange ideas and develop their careers.

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If you couldn’t get to Discover 2016 or did go but couldn’t get to everything, don’t worry; you can see at a glance what was showcased and explore how the IT industry continues to transform. Download the ebook.

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Post-Discover 2016 London Summit | 31 January – 2 February

Join Vivit on 31 January – 2 February for the Post Discover 2016 London Summit.

See how Hewlett Packard Enterprise software can Accelerate your Business when you share in three days of nine webinars covering highlights from Discover London sessions on ITOM and ADM.

Wrap Up of Discover 2016 London

It was definitely the conference to make “Time” for Vivit while at Discover 2016 London during 29 November – 1 December. We were pleased to launch the new refreshed look of Vivit with our logo and website on the first day of Discover with over 10,000 in attendance in London. The Vivit booth was always busy with Vivit members, both old and new. Whether they were attending a roundtable session, talking with the best and brightest, taking a selfie with the Big Ben, or just waiting to find out if they were a prize winner – the energy in the Transformation Zone was intense. If you were unable to attend the conference, check out the HPE Discover highlights here.

Congratulations EMEA/Asia-Pacific 2016 Award Recipients

"Each year, the number of Vivit’s volunteers increases and so do their contributions,” said Tammy Young, Local User Group and Special Interest Group Chair, Board of Directors. "Vivit depends upon the power of our volunteers to deliver high value to our members by sharing their experiences with HPE software. They contribute by speaking, leading, authoring content, and championing the Vivit mission. Year after year, Vivit volunteers raise the bar, and we tremendously appreciate their contributions.”

We are proud to announce this year’s recipients:
Carsten Niese – Leader or the Year
Pedro Mendes – Speaker of the Year
Jane Gibson – Champion of the Year
Wolf-Dietrich Schmook – Top Virtual Contributor


New Name, Same Purpose

By The LUG/SIG Team

Annemarie Stuiver, EMEA/APJ Liaison
Tammy Young, LUG/SIG Chair
Teri Sarallo, Americas Liaison

As everyone affiliated with Vivit knows by now, we have a new Logo, color scheme, and a wonderful new website to better serve Vivit’s membership community. In the deep dive necessary to facilitate these types of changes, your team responsible for Chapters and SIGs took a fresh look at everything from each type of SIG to Chapter activity.

As a result of our renewed focus pertaining to the purpose of a Chapter, the decision was made to rename Chapters to Local User Groups or LUGs. This change makes a clear statement of exactly what these meetings are about, whether virtually or physically carried out -- Local users of HPE software coming together to network, solve problems, learn and share. It is also a term recognized globally.

I hope each of you support this change and are assured that while the name has changed, the purpose remains the same.

SIG Talk

Performance Engineering is one of the most impactful capabilities being adopted today, delivering high value to: business, technology and end users.

Why do we want to highlight the Performance Engineering Special Interest groups to you?


Take the opportunity to meet the leadership of the Performance Engineering Special Interest Group; Chris Trimper, Todd DeCapua, Paul Shovlin and Peter Puskarich.

Chris Trimper
Todd DeCapua
Paul Shovlin
Petar Puskarich

Welcome New Leader

We welcome the following Leader and his expertise. We invite you to join this newly formed Special Interest Group to share tips, best practices, and real-world experiences. Join a group by clicking on the group name under the picture and select the "Join Group” icon which will appear at the top of the group web page if you aren’t already a member.

Oliver Höhne
IT Consultant AG Business Solutions
Cloud and Automation SIG Leader


Spotlight on Volunteers

EMEA/APJ Elite Leader Recognition 2016

Sami Suro
Finland LUG Leader
Vadim Gordadze
Russia LUG Leader
Huw Price
CA Technologies
UK LUG Leader


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