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EMEA and APJ Leader Nominees 2015

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Thursday, October 22, 2015
Updated: Monday, October 19, 2015

Vivit Leader Magic

Once again, it is time to recognize the efforts of our members who have been chosen to be Leaders in the Vivit community. Your Leaders chose to enrich our community by volunteering their time and effort while sharing their knowledge, ideas, experience and support.

These individuals are full-time employees of various companies and industries, and we all benefit from their decision to lead our user community in Local User Groups and Special Interest Groups. Vivit has been fortunate over the years to have had the best and the brightest continue to become not only Vivit user community members, but Leaders as well.

Each year, Vivit asks members to nominate exceptional Leaders to be recognized for their efforts, and then it is Vivit’s honor to select those nominees for the following categories; Leader of the Year, Speaker of the Year, and Champion of the Year.

In congratulating this year’s nominees, we would like to emphasize the hard work and dedication of these leaders who help create the magic of Vivit! Congratulations to each and every one of you and thank you for all your efforts and contributions.


Leader of the Year Nominees

Vadim Gordadze
Vice Head of ITSM Department
I-teco
Russia Chapter Leader


Richard Bishop
Head of Service Delivery
Trust IV Ltd
United Kingdom Chapter Leader
HPE Education SIG Leader

Stevan Zivanovic
Principal Technical Account Director
Infuse Consulting Ltd
Agile SIG Leader



Champion of the Year Nominees

Jane Gibson
Customer Advocacy Software APJ
HPE

Ian Bromehead
Sr Product Marketing Manager
HP Software

Cheikh Sadibou Deme
Director
SOMONE
France Chapter Leader

Andreas Birk
Founder & Principal Consultant
Software.Process.Management

TQA SIG Leader


Speaker of the Year Nominees

Toine Jenniskens

Business Architect Infrastructure IT Management
Rabobank

Stevan Zivanovic
Principal Technical Account Director
Infuse Consulting Ltd
Agile SIG Leader

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The show goes on! Introducing the new HP Propel 2.01!

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Updated: Monday, September 21, 2015

Vesna Soraic
Vesna Soraic
HP Propel
Product Marketing Manager


We are living in a digital era, where software applications are starting to rule our businesses—and our lives. We as customers, citizens and employees want applications that aren’t just functional, secure and efficient but are also increasingly engaging and entertaining. We have a need to be delighted, and our expectations are always increasing. These degrees of entertainment and delight are relative and subjective, and for us in the software industry and IT, this is job security. We will need to constantly create new gigs and make sure that "the show must go on” to keep users happy.

But what does this mean in practice? Software application architecture is receiving wide-population recognition and awareness like never before. This awareness means that it is at least equally (or in reality much more) important as the application design. Today’s modern applications are very composite and granular; they are based on micro-services in contrast to monolithic applications which every IT department still owns from the past.

Micro-service architecture and their loose coupling structure in applications ensures that the applications can be changed quickly with minimal impact on surrounding applications’ parts. In addition IT needs an integration platform that is open, scalable and easily configurable. The platform needs to allow easy plug-and-play of the older systems of record without impacting the user experience. With micro services, APIs, integration platform and modern portal, nevertheless how many vintage applications you have, your IT show can begin.

We created HP Propel with apps engagement, entertainment and constant-changing in mind. We understand the pace of business and we want to empower you to keep pace.

HP Propel 2.01

HP Propel 2.01 is now available. Here is the subset of some of the new and enhanced capabilities that this version offers:

  • Self-system diagnostics—As you know, HP Propel is created from micro services with built-in resilience and has many moving parts. The diagnostics feature allows administrators to quickly see the performance status of all components in the system, such as memory and deadlocks, services availability, request statistics, traffic and configuration checks. Detailed graphs also show the status of the interconnected systems which reduces the time and costs of running HP Propel in production.

Figure 1

  • Enhanced request of behalf—Helps users select from a list of allowed individuals and roles to order for.

Figure 2

  • Cloud service subscription apps—New enhancements allow the user to take the service instance action.

Figure 3

  • Improved native catalog—Administrators can create the offerings directly in Propel native catalog even easier than before.

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  • Easier configuration options—Administrators can now configure and modify suppliers for their organizations via the web UI.

HP Propel empowers IT to act as a service broker so that IT can remain the organization’s leader in technology selection and adoption. Watch this video and see how you can develop systems of engagement to enhance interactions between people and complex technology and significantly increase your users’ satisfaction. Learn more in this video: http://bit.ly/1QMsPsQ.

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Spotlight on a Volunteer - October 2015

Posted By Annemarie Stuiver, Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Stevan Zivanovic

Stevan Zivanovic
Program Test Manager and Agile Specialist
Infuse Consulting Limited
Agile SIG Leader

Experienced, senior manager and leader, having established and managed teams, ranging from 3 to 120 people on various engagements, reporting regularly to senior/executive stakeholders, across a wide variety of industry sectors. At Infuse Stevan is now Technical Account Director, providing pre-sale services, methodology development and delivery of technical testing services utilizing Agile methods.

The following represent some of his key abilities and interests:
● Passionate about the introduction and support of Agile development approaches within organizations.
● Accomplished public speaker with excellent feedback from participants at conferences such as EuroSTAR, IQNITE, Agile Business Conference, Agile Testing Days, BCS SIGIST (keynote), Next Generation Testing and defining and facilitating training events and workshops. The core messages are on how people can take ownership and make effective changes, particularly with technical testing and Agile.
● A proven ability in leading diverse teams in complex and time pressured environments.
● Exploring the use of Systems Thinking techniques and Lean practices to facilitate more effective development practices.
● Skilled in the use and management of test tools (test management, test automation and performance testing)

Stevan's focus is to motivate teams of people, using technology and appropriate practices to ensure the optimal delivery of services.

Specialties: Leadership, business change management, quality management, Agile practices, public speaking, training, workshops, assessments, tool selection, test management, test automation (e.g. SoapUI, QTP, Winrunner, Selenium), performance testing (e.g. LoadUI, Performance Center).

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EMEA and APJ Award Nominations Now Open!

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Monday, October 5, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Vivit is calling for Nominations for the

Vivit EMEA and APJ 2015 Awards –

Nominate Today!

Nominate your Vivit Leaders and fellow Vivit members for:

• Leader of the Year

Has your Vivit Leader organized valuable community-building, educational, and advocacy services to your Vivit Local User Group or Special Interest Group(s)? Has he or she positively impacted you?

• Champion of the Year

Who in the EMEA/APJ HP Software ecosystem has displayed outstanding efforts to advance or grow the Vivit community? HP Software Partners, employees, clients, consultants, and end users are eligible.

• Speaker of the Year

Do you have a speaker that presented at a Vivit SIG webinar or event that stood out? Vivit members who are end users are eligible.

Once again, Vivit is recognizing the outstanding contributions of its members as leaders, advocates, and innovators from 2015. Please take a moment to nominate someone for any or all of the awards by Thursday, October 1, 2015. Your input truly matters!

Nominate here.

Vivit will present the awards and recognize the winners and nominees through Vivit promotions and at HP Discover in London, December 1 - 3, 2015. Past winners are not eligible for the same award. Vivit Board and staff members are not eligible for the awards.

Thank you for your help and time!


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New Leader Welcomed - October 2015

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Sunday, October 4, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Get Connected


We welcome the following Leader and his expertise. We invite you to join his Local User Group to share tips, best practices, and real-world experiences. Join the 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. Connect to a leader by clicking on his/her name. Member sign-in required.



Carsten Neise

Proficom AG
Germany Chapter Leader

"The head is round so that we can change the direction of our thinking. This statement provides the basis for my understanding of testing. That means testing includes more than just inspecting the correct compliance of defined requirements. I hope I can transport this spirit into the community with the help of Vivit.”

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Spotlight on a Volunteer - September 2015

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Jan Czajkowski
Quality Center Consultant
SQS Sweden
Sweden Chapter Leader

As a consultant, Jan Czajkowski has found much benefit in the interactions he has with Vivit groups and colleagues.

He’s the head of Vivit’s Sweden Chapter and has been around since the earliest days of Vivit.

"You get a lot of interesting discussion with colleagues from other companies. For me, as a consultant, it’s an important way of marketing myself,” he said. "People have different kinds of experiences, especially requirements for individual customers. You can always learn a lot by talking to other people around these issues.”

Czajkowski mostly uses HP ALM and the products associated with it, such as HP UFT and HP Sprinter.

Right now, one of his projects as an HP ALM specialist is helping H&M roll out new systems to various countries. H&M, based in Stockholm, is known for its "fast-fashion” clothing, which means it moves quickly from trend to trend.

"There’s a lot of testing going on at H&M. They are expanding installation and automation tools,” he said. "It’s an interesting place to be."


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New Leader Blog - September 2015

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Thursday, September 10, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Get Connected


We welcome the following Leader and his expertise. We invite you to join his Local User Group to share tips, best practices, and real-world experiences. Join the 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. Connect to a leader by clicking on his/her name. Member sign-in required.


Zak Fleming
HP Software
Melbourne Chapter Champion

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New Leader Blog - August 2015

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Get Connected


We welcome the following Leaders and their expertise. We invite you to join their Local User Groups to share tips, best practices, and real-world experiences. Join the 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. Connect to a leader by clicking on his/her name. Member sign-in required.


Soma Ismael BOLA
IT INCEPT
Ivory Coast Chapter Leader

"We wish to set up a platform where IT pros, HP Partners, and end users can share their experiences and expertise, as well as discuss solutions to the various difficulties they encounter. We also wish to invite Ivorians to join our Local Chapter and provide webinars and content in French. We want to encourage involvement of francophones  and the countries of Africa Subsahérien, which until now were not part of the Vivit community."





Mohit Verma
Tufts Health Plan
New England Chapter Leader

Mohit is a Performance Engineering Guru at Tufts Health Plan and has been evangelizing Performance Engineering across the company for the past 9 years. Mohit leads the Performance Benchmarking of Key Claims Adjudication systems for the Enterprise. He also has served as Performance Architect  for the IT division in charge of Enterprise Performance Engineering and Test Environments. He is responsible for working with development and infrastructure teams that build high-performing scalable solutions in order to meet business needs/SLAs. He is also experienced with a wide range of monitoring tools including Sitescope, Dynatrace, and Wily. Mohit has extensively used GooglePageSpeed and WebPageTest for performance tuning of Web applications, and has experience in Performance engineering of lightweight Mobile applications and complex SOA-based architectures.



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Spotlight on a Volunteer - August 2015

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 30, 2015

 
Robert Linton
V.P. Application Lifecycle Management
CorTechs Inc.
TQA SIG Leader

Robert Linton has been very busy lately with a new HP Software hosted solution for U.S. federal government accounts through CorTechs Inc., where he serves as Vice President for Application Lifecycle Management.

His days at CorTechs are filled with sales, client delivery, and training or mentoring employees and customers, but he still likes to maintain an active role in Vivit. He co-leads the TQA Special Interest Group and recently presented a Vivit webinar on HP ALM cloud deployment for the government, a solution that required much cooperation and coordination. Linton said his involvement in Vivit keeps him in touch with professionals that work together to help each other reach their goals. "It's nice to know that other organizations around the world face similar challenges, and jointly as a group, we can help solve some of those concerns and share the knowledge," Linton said.

CorTechs, Inc. is an HP Partner that provides HP ALM solutions implementation and technology services to clients in all markets. Mr. Linton appreciates Vivit's global perspective on best practices. "It gives me the ability to exchange ideas and provide valuable guidance to our clients and accounts we provide software and services to," Linton said.

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Cloud Raxak Partners with HP to Simplify and Automate Cloud Security Compliance

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Cloud Raxak Logo
HP Gold Partner Insignia

Cloud Raxak Partners with HP to Simplify and Automate Cloud Security Compliance

Industry’s first seamless integration of security profiles in a service catalog.


Cloud Raxak, an HP Gold Partner and leader in cloud security, has partnered with HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) to deliver the industry’s first seamless integration of security profiles in a service catalog. Given security compliance is 40% of the cost of managing applications in the cloud, simplifying and automating compliance minimizes security risk and accelerates time to market.

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Figure 1: One-Touch Compliance through the IT Service catalog using HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) software.
Automating and Simplifying Cloud Security Compliance


Raxak Protect™ is a SaaS-based cloud security solution that empowers IT and application development teams to ensure compliance across private and public clouds. Starting with provisioning and continuing through the application lifecycle, Raxak Protect™ enables cloud applications to be developed and deployed securely, quickly, cost-effectively and without human error.

Get started with your Free Trial of Raxak Protect today.

One-touch Security Compliance through Service Catalog

The combination of Raxak ProtectTM and HP CSA provides a seamless integration of security profiles in a service catalog (see Figure 1). This joint solution accelerates and simplifies the quick provisioning of security compliant applications across public and private clouds.

"The tight integration with HP’s solution provides customers a turn-key solution for automating application security compliance.”

Atul Garg, HP Vice President and GM, Cloud and Automation

Get the Free white paper to learn more about Securing Cloud Applications

Managing Security Risk in the Cloud

Developing an application in the public cloud has become so easy that IT departments and business units have started adopting this technology for cost and flexibility. But for many enterprises, security risks severely limit their ability to take advantage of the public cloud.

Consider a scenario where a marketing manager needs to quickly create a consumer loyalty application in response to competition. To accelerate time to market, the business might create an application on the public cloud without fully understanding the security requirements and risks. Novice deployments like these are neither compliant with corporate security policies nor adequately monitored throughout the lifecycle of the application. These two key factors increase security risk and may negate the business benefit of creating the new application. To solve this dilemma, enterprises need to make security compliance as simple as provisioning assets on the cloud.

Learn how Raxak Protect can secure your cloud applications

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Figure 2: Architecture for HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) integration of Raxak Protect Security Compliance.
Raxak Protect and HP CSA Eliminate Novice User Security Risk


IT organizations have already trained their business units to request IT services through a service catalog. Integrating Raxak Protect security profiles with the HP CSA IT service catalog enables both novice and expert users to build applications with automated security compliance.

As soon as the cloud-computing asset is provisioned, HP CSA calls the Raxak Protect API (see Figure 2) to enforce the corporate compliance profile. This enforcement continues through the lifecycle of the asset. The compliance logs and reports are stored in an audit-ready form, and seamlessly integrated with the HP CSA interface.

Guide to Security Cloud Applications

Together Raxak Protect™ and HP’s Cloud Service Automation (CSA) deliver the industry’s first seamless integration of security profiles in a service catalog. This combined solution accelerates application development, reduces costs, and simplifies audits across public and private clouds.

For more info on how to minimize cloud security risk, download the Guide to Securing Cloud Applications or get more information on the Free Trial of Raxak Protect.

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