September 2014
In This Issue




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HP Software Customer Forum Series
"Optimize Business with The New Style of IT”

Join HP for these exclusive events that bring the community of top tier customers, HP leadership, and partners together for a day of discussion and networking. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about all of the latest HP Software innovations and hear some of HP’s best client case studies. Don’t miss out on a city near you! #HPCustForums

September 11 – Washington, DC (Nationals Park) - Registration | Agenda

September 18 – Boston (Gillette Stadium) – Registration | Agenda

September 18 – Detroit (Marriott Auburn Hills) - Registration | Agenda

September 25 – Toronto (Westin Harbour Castle) - Registration | Agenda

October 2 – Costa Mesa, CA (Costa Mesa Hilton) - Registration | Agenda

Register for each event by clicking on the date or the "Registration” link above.

HP Protect 2014
Use Code PRTVIVIT and save $200!

Last chance to register for HP Protect!

HP Protect starts on September 8, so sign up now to understand how the bad guys operate, get a glimpse of how they infiltrate, and anticipate their next moves.

Register here and enter code PRTVIVIT to save $200

  • Learn in nearly 150 sessions and turbo talks
  • Network with security-focused peers
  • Hear from Art Gilliland, SVP HP Enterprise Security Products; Brian Krebs from; Kevin Poulsen of Wired
  • Earn up to 15 CPE credits
  • Visit the Cyber Security Hall with: Mock SOC, "The Insecure Internet of Things” exhibit, demos, partner showcase, Bad Guy Lair, Support Bar, 724 Security Community, and more
  • Enjoy a private concert by Counting Crows at the Newseum
Learn more

Visit the website for training, agenda, sessions, and information on all the security activities taking place at HP Protect 2014. Fellow Vivit members hope to see you in D.C. next week.
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HP Barcelona

Save the date!

HP Discover is the ultimate technology event where thousands of IT professionals like you, gather to learn, connect, and grow. Attendees at last year’s event in Barcelona were among the first to see the latest advancements in Cloud, Big Data, Security and Mobility. Don't be left out in 2014.

More information coming soon. Hope you can join fellow Vivit members at HP Discover Barcelona.
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Vivit Virtual Summit

Mark your calendar – October 8, 2014

On October 8, 2014, Vivit will be hosting a one-day Mobility Virtual Summit.

You are invited to engage with Vivit members’ worldwide, HP software and channel partners during a one-day virtual summit where we will explore more about Mobility.

Join HP Chief Technologist and Futurist, Marc Wilkinson, for a conversation on how mobility is challenging technology professionals to be more creative and innovative than ever before. In addition, there will be a "Birds of a Feather” panel discussion led by Seth Pickett, HP Executive Director and G2M mobility and workplace guru. Speakers will share some best practices, case studies and valuable outcomes.

There will also be more top industry thought-leaders speaking throughout the day. These speakers will share some mobility best practices, case studies and valuable outcomes.

By attending this Summit, you can gain access to a wealth of resources to help you leverage mobility for a competitive advantage. Don’t miss out!


Nominations Open: EMEA and Asia-Pacific Awards

The vast network of Chapters and Special Interest Groups, educational opportunities, and advocacy programs of Vivit are made possible by hundreds of dedicated volunteers from all corners of the world. It is time to reflect and recognize outstanding service from members in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

Please take a moment to nominate a fellow member located in EMEA/Asia-Pacific for:

  • Leader of the Year
  • Champion of the Year
  • Speaker of the Year

Nominations close on October 17, 2014.

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Vivit Staff Updates
Stephanie Konkoy
Stephanie Konkoy
Engagement Director

Jill StefanJill Stefan
Marketing Director

Please join us in congratulating Stephanie Konkoy, Vivit’s new Engagement Director, and Jill Stefan, Vivit’s new Marketing Director, as the new co-leaders of Vivit Worldwide. Both will be working with the board of directors, staff and members to continue to lead the HP software user community forward.

Stephanie has served as the Vivit Americas Chapter and Special Interest Group Liaison and Global Marketing Coordinator since 2011. "I am honored to serve the HP Software community as the Vivit Engagement Director and work with such passionate members, leaders, staff, and directors,” Konkoy said. "It is very exciting to be a part of this great organization and help the Vivit members around the world.I am looking forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of Vivit and working with you all in my new role.”

Jill has extensive marketing communications, public relations and management experience. "I am thrilled to join the Vivit team as the new Marketing Director and honored to be working with such an exceptional staff and board,” Stefan said. "I am enthusiastic about the growth of Vivit and the opportunity to build lasting relationships with our Vivit members around the world.”
Knock Knock

Thanks for Updating your Vivit Membership Profile!

Thanks to the Vivit members that took the time to update their membership profile. Congratulations to our winners!
  • Linda Marler, Vivit member from Michigan, won the pair of Beats
  • Congratulations to Peter Richardson, Vivit member from United Kingdom, the winner of the HP Slate. 

If you didn’t get the chance to update your membership profile, please click here to be taken directly to your profile. Member sign in is required which automatically gives you points towards the top virtual contributor program. If you are not directed to your profile, copy and paste this link after you sign in: Don’t forget to click on the "save changes” button at the bottom of your profile page.

Again, we greatly appreciate your time and cooperation in updating your profile. Our hope is all members will update their profiles at least one time per year.
Update Your Profile

Conditions and restrictions.

Top 10 Virtual Contributors for August

1.Randy Mikel
United States
2.Mark Laird
United Kingdom
3.Larry HollingsworthUnited States
4.Steve WilliamsUnited States
5.Jan Czajkowski
6.Muhammad Malik
United States
7.Mark Ford
United States
8.Sumit Sengupta
United States
9.Dan Boswell
United States
10.Hassan Javed
Find out how to become a Top Virtual Contributor here.

Upcoming Meetings

September 15, 2014
• New York City, New York
Vivit New York Meet up Event @ Velocity
September 18, 2014 • San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Chapter Meeting – HP Discover Recap
September 24, 2014, 2014 • BSM SIG Virtual Meeting
APM Practitioners Forum
September 30 – October 1, 2014 • Bad Neuenahr, Germany
Vivit TQA beim Vivit Deutschland Treffen 2014
October 13, 2014 • Anaheim, California
Vivit Meet up Event at StarWest

Upcoming Webinars

September 9, 2014

What’s New in Network Management Center 10.0
10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (New York), 19:00 - 20:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

September 16, 2014
The Basics of API Testing Using HP’s Unified Functional Testing (UFT)
9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

September 17, 2014
HP ALM: Less Test Cases, More Coverage
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 16:00 - 17:00 GMT (London), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

September 23, 2014
Highlights of HP Service Anywhere August 2014
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

October 2, 2014
Reduce your HP ALM Software Upgrade Costs by Including 5 Key Education Components
9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

October 23, 2014
Performance - Trends, Themes, and Future; from Experts and your Vivit Peers
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

October 30, 2014
Agile/DevOps - Trends, Themes, and Future; from Experts and your Vivit Peers
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (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 HP Software products. View recordings today.

Mobility & Cloud Virtual Summit
Big Data & Security Virtual Summit
ViewNo More Excuses: Now it’s Easier to Migrate to ALM 12
ViewKey Considerations for a Successful Deployment of Real Time Analytics
ViewUnlocking the Value of Storage Optimization
ViewABC’s of Performance Testing Series 1

View Recent HP Software Webinars

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


New Leader Welcomed

Vivit is pleased to welcome the following new leader.

Vadim Gordadze
Vadim Gordadze
Vice Head of Department
Russia Local User Group Leader