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Vivit EMEA/Asia-Pacific Award Nominees 2013

Posted By Annemarie Stuiver, Friday, November 22, 2013
Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013



By: Tammy Young, Chapter and SIG Chair, Vivit Board of Directors.

Vivit Leaders Making a Difference

Vivit recognizes the extraordinary efforts of our members to participate and lead local and virtual events. These leaders give their time, expertise, and support to share with others through advocacy, community, education and career development.  Many of these volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, but they have the heart. Our volunteers and leaders are the backbone of our organization.  

Vivit has been fortunate to have industry experts from all over the world choose to be members and as of this year, 141 members chose to be leaders.  Each year, Vivit asks its membership to nominate exceptional leaders to be recognized for their efforts, and it is Vivit’s honor to select from those nominees Leader of the Year, Speaker of the Year and Champion of the year.

In congratulating this year’s EMEA/Asia-Pacific region nominees, I’d like to leave you with this thought: "Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!” Congratulations on your success this year, on your nomination and thank you for your efforts and contributions.


Mostafa Moussavi
Technical Tester
SEB Sweden
Sweden Chapter Leader
Nominated for Leader of the Year


Jan Czajkowski
QC Specialist Manager
SQS Sweden
Sweden Chapter Leader
Nominated for Leader of the Year

 


Mark Laird
IMSL Group Technical Architect
Steria Group
BSM SIG Leader
Nominated for Leader of the Year and Speaker of the Year


René de Vleeschauwer
Managing Director
IKAN
Belgium Chapter Leader
Nominated for Champion of the Year

Andreas Birk
Founder and Principal Consultant
Software.Process.Management
Testing, Quality, and ALM SIG Leader
Nominated for Champion of the Year


Naveen Chhabra
Cloud Solutions Architect
HP Software
New Delhi (India) Chapter Leader
Nominated for Champion of the Year
 


Violet Seah
Regional Marketing Professional
HP Software
HP Employee Vivit Member
Nominated for Champion of the Year
 




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Prasad Yalcari

Associated IT Consultant
ITC INFOTECH INDIA LIMITED
Bangalore Chapter Member
Nominated for Speaker of the Year



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Richard Bywater

Technical Account Director
Infuse Consulting Group
UK Chapter Member
Nominated for Speaker of the Year

Ian Bromehead
SR Product Marketing Manager
HP Software
HP Employee Vivit Member
Nominated for Speaker of the Year



The Leader of the Year award is presented to an individual for outstanding local chapter or SIG leadership. The Champion of the Year award is presented to an individual for outstanding effort to advance and grow the Vivit community. The Speaker of the Year award is presented to an individual for outstanding presentations to the Vivit community. And on behalf of the community, we would like to thank you for your contributions. Keep up the terrific dedication in which you serve the community.

The award winners will be revealed and celebrated at the Vivit Leader Dinner at HP Discover on Monday evening, December 9th, in Barcelona, Spain at:

Restaurant Sagardi Bcn Gòtic 
c/ Argenteria, 62
Barcelona

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Spotlight on a Volunteer - November 2013

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013


Naveen Chhabra
Cloud Solutions Architect
HP
New Delhi Chapter

Core Competencies:

  • Data Center Automation & Cloud solutions
  • Experience in the design and implementation of IT Service Management Frameworks, supporting processes and HP BTO tools
  • Well-versed and highly skilled in ICT infrastructures and methodologies (ITILv2/v3, ISO/IEC 20000, ISO 27001)
  • Creative but practical - hands on problem solver with above average process analytical skills
  • Learns and applies new skills quickly – takes advantage of resources and tools available
  • Excellent understanding of business requirements and ability to view the bigger picture
  • Good communicator to both business and technology owners

Naveen has spent over 16 years in the IT industry and has been with Hewlett Packard for the past 11 years currently serving as the Cloud Solutions Architect. He has been helping customers adopt the latest technology and influenced the way IT is managed & aligned with business.

Naveen’s skills and expertise include Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Pre-sales, Consulting and IT Service Management.

He serves the HP Software Community as the Vivit New Delhi Chapter Champion.

 

View Naveen's webinars he has presented on:

1. Embracing the Cloud with HP Software - http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/?page=2713Cloud

2. Operations Orchestration:  A Maestro in Your Data Center - http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/?page=101813OperOrch


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Call for Trainers.

Posted By Lisa Nordhoff, Monday, November 4, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013

Vivit Advanced Training Sessions offered during HP Discover Las Vegas 2013 were a huge success!

Vivit offered 10 Advanced Training Sessions with HP and HP Partners at HP Discover Las Vegas 2013. Over 126 individuals attended these sessions, and based on the survey results, participants felt it was well worth their time.  Here are some of the comments the attendees made:

"The best 4 hours investment of my time I could have asked for.”

"I like the concept of advanced pre-conference training.”

"Excellent if your role requires you to use the tool or manage it.”

"Very meaningful and value added learning experience.”

"Real practical application of speakers knowledge.”

Vivit is looking to expand session offerings at HP Discover Las Vegas 2014.  If you are interested in sponsoring or presenting a session in 2014, now is the time to secure your spot.  Please contact Rocky Pisto if you are interested.  Rocky can be reached via e-mail, Rocky_Pisto@vivit-worldwide.org.  Sponsorships are limited, so, secure your spot as soon as possible. 

Don’t miss out on opportunity to be part of sessions in 2014!

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Spotlight on a Volunteer - October 2013

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013


Ron Cornwell
Team Lead, Data Center Automation
McKesson
Data Center Automation SIG  Leader

Ron is the Team Lead of Data Center Automation for McKesson Corporation and serves the HP Software community as a Special Interest Group leader focusing on Data Center Automation for Vivit.

Ron’s career has focused on advancing IT technology within the Data Center.  The past five years have been a natural evolution from Data Center Consolidations to Data Center Automation and now focusing on Private Cloud maturity.  In addition to his volunteer efforts with Vivit, Ron has been a member of the Young Professionals of Dubuque.  As a former member of the US Army, Ron focuses his non-technical volunteer efforts on supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ron joined Vivit with a focus on contributing to a community where technical experts and business leaders alike can further themselves and their respective companies thru networking opportunities, information sharing and collaboration built on a shared interest in HP Software.     

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New Leadership - October 2013

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Get Connected

We welcome the following leader and his expertise. We invite you to join his Special Interest Group (SIG) to share tips, best practices, and real-world experiences. Join this group by clicking on the SIG name under the new leader and select the "Join Group” icon which will appear at the top of a group if you aren’t already a member. Connect to the leader by clicking on his name. Member sign-in required.


Jim Haskins

Checkpoint Technologies Inc.
US Federal Special Interest Group

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Welcome New Leader - Derek Giedd

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 12, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Derek Giedd
Derek Giedd
Cox Communications
  Project & Portfolio Management SIG Leader

Last month, we shared that we have new leadership for the SIG Project and Portfolio Management Special Interest Group, Abraham Delgado and Derek Giedd. We would like to introduce you to Derek who has over 40 years of IT experience. His first 15 years were with the U.S. Air Force developing automatic test equipment software, serving as the project manager for Operational Software maintenance and leading software process improvement activities that resulted in both CMM Level V and ISO 9001 certifications. He has also been a project manager for Equifax and a business process improvement manager for Equant and the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC). While at the AJC he helped select Microfocus (formerly HPE) Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) as the primary tool for project and portfolio management. Derek has been both a user of PPM and a developer since 2006. After leaving the AJC, he continued his PPM roles at MARTA, Scholastic Books and most recently at Cox Communications, Inc.

Derek has experience in all aspects of the software lifecycle including Analysis, Design, Development, Testing, Process Improvement, and Project Management. He has developed PPM solutions using the Demand Management, Project Management, Program Management, Portfolio Management, Time Management, and Deployment Management modules. He also has developed custom interfaces to the PPM Oracle database from other systems and with MS Office applications.

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Free training needs assessment for 10 Vivit members

Posted By Lucy Starr, Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Strengthen your skills with training

Training plays a vital part in every IT professional’s career. It can be the fast track to mastering new software or give you the deeper level of knowledge required to support critical IT projects. This is why Vivit has teamed up with HP Software Education. We want to highlight how accessible training is and encourage you to take advantage of an exclusive 10% discount* on HP Software Education. Click here to find out more and request your code.

Certification sets you apart

Certification is a benchmark that validates your experience and your skill set. You’ll find HP ExpertOne certifications covering the full breadth of the HP Software portfolio: application lifecycle management, operations management, security, information management, and IT strategy, planning and governance. This quick reference guide can help you find the right certification path for you.

Free Training Needs Assessment for 10 Vivit members

This is your chance to receive a free one-to-one session with an Education Solution Consultant who will assess your training needs and map out your individualized learning path. HP Software Education has 10 Training Needs Assessments available worldwide. Make sure you register your interest before September 30, 2013. If you are selected, we will email you with the good news and you will receive your assessment within 90 days.

* Terms and conditions apply

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New Leadership - September 2013

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Updated: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Get Connected

We welcome the following leader and his expertise. We invite you to join his Local Chapters to share tips, best practices, and real-world experiences. Join a group by clicking on the Chapter name under the new leader and select the "Join Group” icon which will appear at the top of a group if you aren’t already a member. Connect to the leader by clicking on his name. Member sign-in required.


William Sheridan

Advanced MarketPlace
Chicago Chapter Leader
Minnesota Chapter Leader

"I have been the VP of Sales & Marketing of Advanced MarketPlace for 13 years. Over that time, I feel the greatest value I bring to the people I work with is showing them how to maximize every ounce of value from the solutions they own. Too often, the software industry has failed to help its customers get the most value from the products they purchase. Many customers are left with a tactical point solution when they could have an integrated enterprise system with a little help and direction.

With my new role as a Chapter Leader in the Minnesota and Chicago Vivit groups, I would hope to facilitate an understanding of how clients can leverage more of the functionality in their individual HP solutions, as well as how their investments can work in concert with their other existing investments to provide impactful solutions to their business."

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Spotlight on a Volunteer - September 2013

Posted By Lyndsey Zajac, Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013

Douglas Vaughan
IT-Quality Control Analyst Lead
The Principal Financial Group

Iowa Chapter Leader

Doug Vaughan has been working in software quality assurance since 2006 when he joined the IT department at the Principal Financial Group’s Health Division. He became involved in automation shortly thereafter and quickly moved into a full time automation position. Since then, Doug has been instrumental in developing the current automation framework for the Corporate System Support Division within The Principal. Doug, a native Iowan, enjoys spending time with family, playing video games, and learning new ways to do just about anything.

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IDC and HP Webinar: Employee Adoption = Success with HP Software

Posted By Lucy Starr, Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Are you looking for relatively minor changes that will massively increase the chances of a software deployment succeeding? HP’s software education team is hosting a one-hour webinar with Cushing Anderson, one of IDC’s lead experts in software implementation success, to discuss these training related changes and other killer facts to help you put them into practice. We’ll talk you through the latest thinking in training strategies, methods and processes. The insight will help you cost-efficiently keep your team’s skill levels high so that once you’ve gone live, your software will deliver throughout its lifecycle.

The business case

Convincing business leaders and managers to release budget – and their people – for training can be a challenge. With this in mind we will:

  • Discuss training and project success: With reference to research among 512 IT managers, Cushing will underline why IT leaders believe that training has the greatest influence over project success.
  • Explain the link between budget and outcomes: With reference to additional in-depth research from IDC a clear link is made between comparatively minor adjustments to budget and project success.
  • Link capability and outcomes: We refer to discussions with project managers to reveal that minor improvements in users’ skills deliver remarkable benefits when it comes to project success.

The analysis will help you provide colleagues with compelling evidence about the need for training. With budgets remaining tight we’ll also explain how many HP customers are using new tools – such as HP ART – to cost efficiently prepare, share, and easily update documentation and engaging online training content.

Helping you deliver

We know that once you’ve deployed software and trained your teams, it can be a challenge to maintain performance excellence. Indeed, as people leave the business and the software evolves, the capability of the team can degrade. In fact, by year six, a company can retain only 24% of the capability it had at the launch of new software. Also, with new deployments we’re seeing ‘the business’ demand that to value is achieved faster. With these pressures in mind we discuss tactics, strategies and technical solutions to help you keep teams up to speed on existing systems and prepare them more quickly to use new software.

Our advice will cover the latest research into the most effective learning content to help you drive utmost value from your training budget, and, your software.

An experienced team

Cushing will be joined by:

  • Susan Merriman, Worldwide Lead of Emerging Technologies at HP Software Education
  • Malcolm Poulin, Director of Product Strategy at ANCILE Solutions

The presenting team has each worked in corporate education for their whole careers. With an open Q&A please bring your issues and experiences to the table – we’re expecting a lively discussion and there’s no doubt our presenters will be able to help you.

Webinar Date:
 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles) ,11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

Who should attend?

CIOs, Project Directors, Project Managers, Project Stakeholders, Training Directors, Documentation Authors, End Users

Register for webinar.

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