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Wrap up of HP Discover

Posted By Lisa Nordhoff, Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013

Wrap up of HP Discover!

"Team up and get linked to other members, special interest groups, local user groups, Vivit staff and the elected board of directors” was the overall theme for Vivit at HP Discover in Barcelona, December 10 – 12, 2013. If you didn’t make the conference, we hope you will consider the same opportunities to team up and get linked with Vivit now.


Vivit is proud to have the best and brightest 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.


Team up and Link to Local User Groups and Special Interest Groups

There are 75 LUGs in 26 countries and 18 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 SIGs of 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 chapter near you or a particular SIG? Contact us to start and lead a new group.

Team up and Link to Award Winning Leaders

Tammy Young, LUG & SIG Chair, Board of Directors, presented the community awards for the EMEA and APJ regions at HP Discover during a Vivit leader dinner reception.Connect with these leaders who are at the forefront of community activity.This year’s winners were as follows:

Champion of the Year Award - René De Vleeschauwer from Belgium
Speaker of the Year Award - Mark Laird from United Kingdom
Leader of the Year Award - Mostafa Moussavi from Sweden


(left to right) René De Vleeschauwer, Tammy Young, Mark Laird & Mostafa Moussavi

Team up and Link to other Vivit Members

Vivit’s strategic focus is to build a community platform where relevant conversations happen. Vivit’s booth at HP Discover provided many opportunities for individuals to connect and interact with each other. Over the past five years, Vivit has successfully changed, grown, and adapted to align with the new style of IT.Vivit members are considered industry thought leaders and evangelists who have a passion for leading and participating in the conversation and who come together to collaborate through the three pillars:community, education, and advocacy. 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 an authentic Barcelona football jersey.

 Individuals waiting on prize drawings.


Some Barcelona football jersey winners.

Individuals playing foosball.

Vivit Leaders sharing their expertise in the booth.

Team up and Link to 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.

We hope to see as many members as possible at future events. Mark your calendars for HP Discover in Las Vegas, June 10 – 12, 2014. 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.

Tags:  HP Discover Barcelona  HP Software  Vivit 

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