May 2015
In This Issue

Join Vivit at HP Discover 2015 Las Vegas

Knowledge is Power. Get Charged with Vivit.

Vivit Deep Dive Sessions at HP Discover 2015 Las Vegas

Vivit Breakout Sessions at HP Discover 2015 Las Vegas

Board of Elections Results

Top Virtual Contributor in 2015!

Update Your Vivit Membership Profile and You Could Win!

Staff Update – New Global Engagement Coordinator

Americas Awards Nominees

New Leaders Welcomed

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Webinars

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June 2 – 4 and Register Today!


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Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power and with the list of events Vivit has planned to bring to HP Discover Las Vegas, we don’t want you to miss out. We want our independent HP Software community to connect with other HP Software users and collaborate with some of today’s top thought leaders in the industry. Take a look at the great networking opportunities in our booth, breakout sessions, and deep dive sessions.

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Deep Dive

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Vivit Deep Dive Sessions



What if you could have four hours to learn more about a specific topic from the thought leaders, evangelists, and technologists that are gathering inputs around the world and setting the direction with you? With the Vivit Deep Dive, you have the opportunity to join these experts and have a wonderful time as we put our thinking caps on, and quickly go through a deep dive discussion and hands-on exercises with the topics you care most about.

Sessions run on Monday, June 1, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Register for these sessions through your new and existing HP Discover conference registration. All sessions will be held at The Venetian on the 3rd and 4th floors. The cost per session is only $99 thanks to our sponsors—this is an incredible value which normally costs $495. Below is a complete list of sessions currently being offered.

Seating is limited, so be sure to register today! Learn more.
Vivit Breakout Sessions at HP Discover 2015

Hear from Vivit’s best and brightest by attending a breakout session. Be sure to login to the Agenda Builder to register for your Vivit Breakout Sessions when planning your session scheduler for HP Discover Las Vegas:

How U.S. Government clients are leveraging HP ALM solutions in a " CLOUD " based environment

Session
B1535
Date/Time
Tuesday, June 2 – 9:30 – 10:30am
Track
ALM
Speaker
Robert Linton
Robert Linton
Abstract
HP ALM software implemented & utilized in a Private Secure Cloud Environment for Government Agencies – to support their Agile Development & Test efforts.Presentation explains the need& a solution that met that need. Attendees will see how the HP ALM software is provisioned in a Virtual Data Center Cloud "Dev & Test” environment.On-demand offering with flexible pricing, allow agencies to leverage their investment in HP Software & dramatically increase their ROI & simultaneously reducing risk.

Traveler’s shares journey in resource-management-process standardization using HP PPM

Session
B961
Date/Time
Wednesday, June 3 – 12:30 – 1:30pm
Track
PPM
Speakers
Rhonda Commins
Deb SahuRahul Kudeshia
Rhonda Commins
Deb Sahu
Rahul Kudeshia
Abstract
Travelers will discusses PPM Resource Management concepts to balance resource demand and supply to achieve strategic business objectives. Learn about the process, dashboards, reports and best practices developed around PPM Resource Management to satisfy current and future demand with changing business priorities. Join us to discover how Travelers addressed workforce planning challenges for multiple divisions with different needs by partnering with HP professional services.

OMi 10 Best Practices Approach

Session
B1703
Date/Time
Thursday, June 4 – 10:30 – 11:30am
Track
BSM
Speakers
Jeff Jamieson Whitlock
Paul Almay
Jeff Jamieson
Paul Almay
Abstract
Whitlock has developed a custom deployment kit that will walk existing and new customers through a value based planning process, guide them on best practices for deployment and integrations, provide basic Event process design as well as initial integrations to existing processes such as Incident, and provide knowledge transfer with a transition support plan to allow customers to come up to speed on the new interface and features of OMi 10.


Board of Directors Election Results

Mark Herbert
Mark Herbert, Nominating Chair
Vivit Board of Directors

I am pleased to announce that the 2015 Board of Directors election is complete. I’d like to take a moment to thank those of you who took the time to vote in our recent election. For those that do not already know, Vivit has a Board of Directors that consists of nine directors who manage our staff of four and provide leadership and direction to our Local User Group and Special Interest Group leaders throughout the world. Each year, Vivit holds staggered elections to elect three of the nine board members.

Before I mention the outcome of the election of the Board of Directors, I wanted to mention that based on the outcome of the voting the proposed amendment to the bylaws passed, which means that for future elections the voting will take place during a specified 30 day period. This will make the entire process much easier for all involved.

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2015 Top Virtual Contributor
Congratulations to our Top Virtual Contributor Steve Williams!

Congratulations to Steve Williams, Vivit member from Maryland, USA for having the most points for the year. He will receive special recognition at HP Discover in Las Vegas in June.

Become the Top Virtual Contributor like Steve Williams - Vivit Award points are given to members for participating in various activities on our website. In addition, the member who earns the most points each year will be recognized as the Top Virtual Contributor of the Year. We will recognize one member from the Americas region and one from the EMEA/APJ region at the HP Discover Conference in June and December.

Don’t miss out. Start earning points today. Find out how to become a Top Virtual Contributor here.

Top 10 Virtual Contributors for April
1. Steve Williams United States
2. Mark Laird United Kingdom
3. Randy
Mikel
United States
4. JanCzajkowski Sweden
5. Diego Caicedo LescanoEcuador
6.MuhammadMalik
United States
7.JeffComleyUnited States
8. Robbie
Clay-Ament
United States
9. Mark
FordUnited States
10.Wolf-Dietrich
Schmook
Germany

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Vivit Staff Update

Teri Sarallo

Teri Sarallo
Global Engagement Coordinator
Americas Chapter and Special Interest Group Liaison

Please join us in congratulating Teri Sarallo, Vivit’s new Global Engagement Coordinator. Teri will be overseeing the Vivit webinars as well as serving as our Vivit Americas Chapter and Special Interest Group Liaison.

Teri comes to us from Motorola, where she has held several positions in global sales, procurement, marketing and product marketing. She has three children; Michael (16), Gianna (15) and Gabriella (9) with her husband of 22 years, Mike. "I am thrilled to join the Vivit team as the new Global Engagement Coordinator and honored to be working with such an exceptional staff and Board,” Sarallo said. "I am enthusiastic about the growth of Vivit and the opportunity to build lasting relationships with our Vivit Americas chapter leaders and members around the world.”
Americas Awards Nominees

Dan Boswell
Task Lead
Ace Info Solutions
Kansas City and St. Louis Chapter Leader
Nominated for
Leader of the Year



Pam Eifel
Testing Process Domain Manager
Key Bank
Ohio Chapter Leader
Nominated for
Leader of the Year

Mark Ford
Sr. Director
TIAA-CREF
Carolinas Chapter Leader
Nominated for
Leader of the Year

Evan Hamilton
VP/Managing Director
CraveTek LLC
Colorado Chapter and Configuration
Management
SIG Leader
Nominated for
Leader of the Year

Amy Heindel
Presales Enterprise Software Consultant
HP Software
Nominated for
Champion of the Year

Huw Price
Managing Director
Grid Tools Ltd.
United Kingdom
Chapter Leader
Nominated for
Speaker of the Year

Sumit Sengupta
Info Systems Architect
HP Software
Big Data SIG Leader
Nominated for
Champion of the Year

Bernard Szymczak

IT Systems Engineer Lead
Progressive Insurance
Ohio Chapter and TQA SIG Leader
Nominated for
Leader of the Year and
Speaker of the Year

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New Leaders Welcomed
Dina LoveLiz LovelaceMike McDonnell
Dina Love
HP Software
Big Data SIG Leader
Liz Lovelace
Mobius Partners
San Antonio
Chapter Leader

Mike McDonnell
Melilo Consulting
Western New York
Chapter Leader
Chris TrimperSubhendu Pattnaik
Chris Trimper
Independent Health
Enterprise
Western New York
Chapter Leader
Subhendu Pattnaik
Gallop Solutions
Philadelphia Chapter
Leader


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Upcoming Meetings

May 19, 2015 Cleveland, Ohio
Vivit Ohio IT Service Management Event
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June 2, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada
HP Discover 2015: Breakout Session B1535 - How U.S. Government Clients are Leveraging HP ALM solutions in a " CLOUD " Based Environment
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June 2, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada
Vivit Americas Award Winners Ceremony - Champagne Toast - At HP Discover Las Vegas
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June 3, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada
Vivit Annual Meeting
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June 3, 2015Las Vegas, Nevada
HP Discover 2015: Breakout Session B961 - Traveler’s Shares Journey in Resource-Management-Process Standardization using HP PPM
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June 4, 2015Las Vegas, Nevada
HP Discover 2015: Breakout Session B1703 - OMi 10 Best Practices Approach
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Upcoming Webinars

May 21, 2015
The all new HP Storage Operations Manager
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
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May 26, 2015
Storms are coming: Can your Web and Mobile Apps Handle Black Friday?
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
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May 28, 2015
Turn Incident Notifications into an Anywhere Engagement
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST (Los Angeles), 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST (New York), 20:00 - 21:00 CET (Frankfurt)
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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 HP Software products. View recordings today.


ViewScaling Agile to the Enterprise with HP Agile Manager
ViewVivit Florida Chapter Webinar - Common HP Software Support Issues YOU Can Resolve!
ViewSmart Lifecycle Management for SAP
ViewBuilding a Human Firewall Starts with Security Awareness

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