Posted By Administration,
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
"Knowledge is Power. Get Charged with Vivit by connecting with 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 Las Vegas, June 2 – 4, 2015. If you didn’t attend the conference, we hope you will consider the same opportunities to get charged with Vivit now.
Vivit has over 30,000 members worldwide and is proud to have some of the IT industry top thought-leaders 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.
Get Charged with one of Vivit’s Local User Groups and Special Interest Groups
There are 76 LUGs in 29 countries and 19 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 user group near you or a particular SIG? Contact us to start and lead a new group.
Get Charged with Vivit’s Award Winning Leaders
2014 Vivit Board President, Karen Semonson, presented the Americas awards at this year’s reception at Vivit’s booth. This year marks the seventh anniversary of the awards presentation recognizing outstanding volunteers. Connect with these leaders who are at the forefront of community activity.
2014 Vivit Board President presenting the Americas Awards.
This year’s winners are as follows:
Top Virtual Contributor – Steve Williams
Champion of the Year Award – Amy Heindel
Speaker of the Year Award – Bernard Szymczak
Leader of the Year Award – Dan Boswell
(left to right) Bernard Szymczak, Steve Williams and Dan Boswell
(not pictured, Amy Heindel)
Vivit is the longest-standing independent, worldwide HP Software user community providing an infrastructure of support for members through advocacy, community and education. We're your only source of information on HP Software that is completely unbiased, uncensored, and field-tested. We have worked hard to build a community platform where relevant conversations happen. Our booth at HP Discover provided many opportunities for individuals to connect and interact with each other. Over the past seven years, Vivit has successfully changed, grown, and adapted to align with the new style of IT. 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 charge their electronic devices while entering to win some great prizes.
Individuals visiting the Vivit booth.
Individuals entering in the Vivit drawings.
Susan Russel, Global Marketing and Services Liaison
with one of the Vivit prize winners.
Welcoming guests to "Get Charged” with Vivit.
Get Charged with Vivit’s 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.
2015 Vivit Board of Directors
We hope to see as many members as possible at future events. Mark your calendars for HP Discover in London, December 1 – 3, 2015. 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.
Posted By Administration,
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015
2014 Board President, Karen Semonson presented the 2015 Americas award winners at the HP Discover Conference in Las Vegas on June 2, 2015. The Champion of the Year Award went to Amy Heindel, Leader the Year Award went to Dan Boswell, Speaker of the Year Award went to Bernard Szymczak, and the new Top Virtual Contributor Award went to Steve Williams.
This year marks the seventh anniversary of the awards presentation recognizing outstanding service to the Vivit community. Winners are chosen from submissions by members worldwide. "The volunteers in our organization are exceptional,” said Laura Walker, Local and Special Interest Group Chair, Board of Directors. "As full-time employees, they also make time to organize and lead invaluable events, either online or in-person, to enhance the careers of their peers. Because of their efforts, our organization has been able to provide our membership with education, networking, knowledge sharing, and career opportunities. Our award winners this year have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Without these volunteers, the HP Software community would lack much of the innovation and knowledge sharing that makes the HP client base so successful in delivering real value to their business.”
Champion of the Year Amy Heindel, Presales Enterprise Software Consultant, Hewlett-Packard, received the Champion of the Year Award for expanding the Vivit community in the United States. Heindel has been a consistent advocate, participant, and supporter of Vivit, beginning with OpenView Forum Local User Groups in Michigan in the late 1990s. She has shared her knowledge by presenting at Local User Group meetings, and she encouraged customers to collaborate and share best practices in Vivit meetings and online events to drive the most value from their HP Software investments.
Heindel has over 19 years of experience as an HP Software Technical Sales Solution Architect focused on IT Management solutions, with over 10 years of experience working in Corporate IT and Internet consulting before her tenure at HP.
Leader of the Year Dan Boswell, Manager of Testing for the ATC contract at the USDA, Ace Info Solutions, Inc., received the Leader of the Year Award for his outstanding guidance of the Kansas City and St. Louis Local User Groups. Boswell organized meetings for HP customers in both cities, creating plenty of events and collaboration opportunities. He frequently spoke and extended the reach to members not in the local area by broadcasting the meeting virtually.
Boswell has worked in testing and automation for over 15 years and has been in the IT field for over 25 years. He has expertise in Application Lifecycle Management and Unified Functional Testing.
Speaker of the Year Bernard Szymczak, IT Systems Engineer Lead – Enterprise Software Services and Architecture, Progressive Insurance, received the Speaker of the Year award for presenting on Software Quality topics at Local User Group Meetings, at Ohio State University, and through a series of well-attended webinars.
Szymczak has more than 12 years of Software Quality Management experience and is a leader in his field, specializing in IT Service Management Incident and Problem Management for quality insurance systems from HP and others, HP software infrastructure design, consulting best practices, training for HP systems at Progressive’s IT University, and upgrades and new solutions for HP and others in the Business Innovation Garage. He supports an HP Software user base that is currently over 3,500 and across 18 business platforms.
Top Virtual Contributor Steve Williams, GTM and Offering Manager for HP Helion Managed Cloud Broker for HP Enterprise Services, received the Top Virtual Contributor Award for his participation in and contributions to Vivit’s website which is the hub of the worldwide community.
Williams works with the US Public Sector region and is based in Maryland near Washington, D.C. For the last 15 years, he has helped enterprise customers evolve into agile IT by utilizing enterprise automation solutions and focusing on process enrichment for true IT and business transformations.
Vivit members, HP Software invites you to join more than 10,000 IT executives, managers, architects, engineers, and experts from around the world at HP Discover Las Vegas from June 2 - 4. At HP’s largest conference of the year, you will be able to explore technology developments, strategies, and best practices and learn about HP’s latest software and solutions for the new style of IT.
When you attend HP Discover, you join an active, dynamic conversation on the hottest trends shaping your industry today – whether it’s Cloud, Big Data, Security, Mobility or more – it’s happening at HP Discover. Benefit from time to network with your software peers, talk to industry experts, and discuss unique software needs with colleagues.
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 training sessions.
Get Charged with Vivit at HP Discover Las Vegas when you visit our
booth in The Discover Zone with other members, special interest
groups, local user groups, and the elected board of directors. Vivit is proud
to have the best and brightest as members and volunteers. Bring your colleagues
by to charge your device and enter into one of our prize drawings. We’ll be giving away HP Slates and
Dr. Dre Beats headphones. Obtain
all the details at our booth located in the HP Software area in the Discover
Plus, be sure
to stop in at the Vivit booth for the following scheduled activities:
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:
Session Title: How U.S. Government
clients are leveraging HP ALM solutions in a " CLOUD " based environment. Track – ALM Speaker: 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.
Breakout Session B575– Tuesday, June 2 – 4:30pm – 5:30pm Title:Fox Entertainment leverages the 21st century Cloud with HP solutions Track – Software Speaker: Bill Walker
Abstract: Fox Entertainment Group delivers IaaS and PaaS based on automation, orchestration and Cloud management solutions. Learn how a customer portal reduced server provision time to 15 minutes. See how HP’s partnership with Fox helped integrate with configuration management databases and service request fulfillment systems. Explore and gain important insights from the development of relationship mapping between servers, applications and business services.
Session Title: Traveler’s shares journey in
resource-management-process standardization using HP PPM Track – PPM Speakers: Rhonda Commins, Deb Sahu and 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.
Session Title: OMi10 Best Practices Approach Track – BSM Speakers: Jeff Jamison & 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 OMi10.
Vivit Deep Dive Sessions
Vivit is pleased to be offering
Deep Dive Sessions again at HP Discover in Las Vegas. These sessions will allow
you to hear real-world implementation experiences and examples from
practitioners who are in the field solving business problems with HP Software
tools every day. These sessions will be held the day before HP Discover
begins on Monday, June 1, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 pm. Conference
attendees can sign up for these sessions as part of the HP Discover
conference registration or add it to an existing registration account.
Equipping the modern IT asset manager to know/do more with HP
Asset Manager and Universal Discovery
Mobile Testing & Monitoring with MobileCenter
Scaling agile to the enterprise with HP Agile Manager *Session cancelled, but please attend the live webinar for this in August 2015, brought to you by Vivit. Webinar registration information coming soon.
San Polo 3404
Lean Functional Testing (LeanFT) – Test automation solution
built specifically for continuous testing, Agile and Dev/Ops
Del Fino 4104
It’s a win-win: Maximizing the value you deliver to your
customers with lifecycle virtualization *Session cancelled, but please attend the live webinar for this on August 18, 2015, brought to you by Vivit. Webinar registration information coming soon.
Transforming HP ALM: Leveraging a scriptless, data driven
framework *Session cancelled, but please attend the live webinar for this on August 4, 2015, brought to you by Vivit. Webinar registration information coming soon.
Del Fino 4102
Streamlining your IT Management with the HP Operations bridge
v10 - What's inside, who's gained value, how will it work for you
Del Fino 4103
Collaborative and strategic integration of HP ALM, HP UFT and HP
Discover the dark side of your Apps before your users
Posted By Lisa Nordhoff,
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Discover Las Vegas is the must-attend conference of 2014 featuring hundreds of
sessions focused on the hottest topics in the industry today – Big Data,
Converged Cloud, Mobility, Security, Risk Management and more. Don’t miss this
registration is now open. Register now and enter code swvivit to
save money and ensure that you receive Discover information tailored to your
needs. Plus, if you register between now and March 7, using code swvivit, you
will be entered into a drawing to win a free pass to Discover 2015.
the HP Discover 2014 call for papers has just opened. We encourage Vivit
members to submit a paper for possible inclusion in the session offerings.
Please note that partner submissions must include a customer speaker. If you
are interested, please submit your papers before the February 28,
Posted By Susan Russel,
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
When Vivit began planning for HP Discover, members
agreed that one of the most important functions of Vivit is to link members to
each other and to HP resources. From this input, we developed opportunities for
members who are attending HP Discover in Las Vegas, June 11-13, to "get linked.”
Start the conference early with Vivit Advanced Training.
This is a great opportunity to get linked to practitioners who are in the field
solving business problems with HP Software tools every day and to advance professionally.
In addition, HP ExpertOne is offering free training and
certification exams. It’s a great way to save—for HP
Partners that need to meet compliance requirements, and for individuals
looking to extend their technical credentials.
HP experts and trusted advisors
with HP experts and advisors who can share road maps, tips, and insights with you in the Vivit booth at the
times listed below. We encourage you to register for these meetings ahead of
While many Vivit members are presenting sessions, here
are a few unique opportunities endorsed by Vivit that you might want to add to your session
the development and QA collaboration challenge
Come share your own dev and QA collaboration
experiences, issues and challenges and hear your peers share theirs in this
informative, free-form discussion. Mark Ford, Process Management Analyst –
IT, TIAA-CREF, and Sampada Salunkhe, Quality Manager – IT, TIAA-CREF, are
leading this roundtable. Mark is also the leader of the Vivit Carolinas
chapter and will be the host of two Google Hangouts at HP Discover.
Richard Bishop, Vivit Director and Leader of the U.K.
Chapter, is leading a roundtable discussion on industry trends such as cloud
computing, agile software development methods, DevOps integration and the
proliferation of mobile devices.
management with HP Service Manager and UCMDB
Jeffery Chilton, Development Supervisor, UC-Davis
Health System, is presenting a session on the use of HP Service Manager, HP
Asset Manager, and the HP Universal Configuration Management Database (uCMDB)
to manage a portfolio of nearly 500 unique applications. Its
internally-developed application profile view combines data from all those
apps—and other sources—to provide comprehensive insight into all the
information available. Hear how the solution combines data from several HP
products to deliver a complete overview of an application from a variety of
perspectives, including acquisition, infrastructure, utilization, support,
demand, and business continuity.
IT4IT Customer Consortium panel discussion
Consortium tackles End-to-End IT Value Chain
Recently, a group of global enterprise customers formed a
consortium around the common challenge of implementing IT management as an
end-to-end value chain. This international consortium consists of Munich RE,
PwC, Royal Dutch Shell, University of South Florida, Accenture, Achmea, HP and
ING Bank. Join them to discuss the importance of the end-to-end IT value chain
with chief IT4IT architects involved in the consortium and hear their novel
approach toward managing the business of IT. The topic scope covers the whole
life cycle of IT from plan through deliver to operate, including the end-to-end
value chain. It will also dive into a reference architecture approach. Find out
how this can apply to you and how to get involved. The panelists include Chris
Davis, PhD, University of South Florida, Philippe Geneste, Accenture, Sue
Desiderio, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Brian Hodgdon, HP IT, and George Bock, HP
>>Vivit Booth Hangout: Wednesday, June 12, 10:15 -
To participate interactively in
the hangout go to: https://plus.google.com/103560460154981130579/posts and
add Vivit Carolinas to one of your circles. Then watch for an invitation to
attend the hangout when we go live and join when you receive it. You'll
be linked live via audio/video and can ask questions, etc.
Get linked to other members, special interest groups,
local chapters, and the elected board of directors. Vivit is proud to have the
best and brightest as members and volunteers. Bring your colleagues by to get
linked and get an entry into the prize drawings for
every person you link into Vivit, including yourself. You can even challenge the HP Cloud and Automation staff and enter to win the new HP Slate 7! We'll have all the details at the booth.
If you haven't registered for HP Discover, it's not too late. Use code Vivit and receive a $300 discount off the conference price. In
addition, five individuals who enter code Vivit when registering will be entered into a drawing to win a free pass to HP Discover 2014. This
offer can’t be combined with other codes or discounts and is valid only for new
Posted By Susan Russel,
Monday, December 3, 2012
Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012
Are you attending HP Discover in Frankfurt December 4-6?
Get even more out the conference by
joining a Vivit roundtable
Meet keynote speaker and HP Fellow, Chris Moyer, for an in-depth and personal
discussion on future trends and big bets in innovation. Or participate in a
roundtable on data protection in virtual and cloud environments. Or maybe
performance testing in the cloud. We have an extensive lineup of roundtables on
a variety of topics at both the technical and business levels. Reserve your
seat now before all seats are gone.
in the User Community Lounge on the Discover Zone show floor
Meet with your peers, network with like-minded professionals, and find out
about upcoming community events. Plus, you can find out who won the EMEA awards
and meet them in-person. Pickup your free member gift and enter into the prize
drawings for a Kindle Fire or Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones!
to get even more supercharged? Stop by the espresso bar.
Meet HP Experts As an extra bonus, we teamed up with HP
Software’s IT Experts Community to organize two times when you can stop by
Vivit in the User Community Lounge to meet HP experts and industry leaders in
Applications and Operations. They would love to talk with you. Attend,
learn something new, make new friends
and improve your overall app and ops development skills. Areas of focus will
questions and tips for success, and join your peers in sharing insights and
Experts Day 1:
Tuesday, 4 December 2012 15:30 - 16:30 CET
Vivit in User Community Lounge in the Discover Zone. RSVP on
Meet the Experts Day 2 Wednesday, 5 December 2012 11:30 - 12:30
Vivit in User Community Lounge in the Discover Zone. RSVP on
Training materials are now available! Vivit hosted pre-conference Advanced Training
on December 3rd. Both classes were full. If you were unable to register or if you’d simply like the materials, you can download the
instructor presentations now. Member sign-in required.
Go backstage with HP Software See exclusive videos, blogs and more. Find out from experts what it takes to move
enterprise computing to the next level. Get behind-the-scenes videos from
events, see previews of what HP Software is doing next, read the latest blog
posts and get connected with a community of IT leaders and experts.
Go backstage now.
Posted By Laura Walker, Education Chair, Vivit Board of Directors,
Thursday, July 26, 2012
again, Vivit is looking for practitioners with advanced knowledge and
implementation of HP Software products to provide Vivit Advanced Training for
members in conjunction with the HP Discover conference in Frankfurt, Germany,
4-6 December 2012.
has successfully provided Advanced Training classes on HP Software solutions at
HP conferences since 2007. Even with the culmination of the new HP
Discover conference, these deep-dive classes are still in high demand. Vivit is
finding that members are achieving success from these classes by helping them
become the best and brightest in their field(s).
"This class broadened my understanding of the capabilities of
ALM 11 in only 4 hours. I am now able to create my own roadmap of best
practices for my test team.”
"Instructor clearly has real-life experience to help
attendees avoid pitfalls.”
"If there were more of these classes, more users would become
more confident users.”
–Vivit Advanced Training Participants, June 2012
practitioners that have provided training in the past include:
Laiho (Assure) – Application Lifecycle Management
Tomlinson (Shunra) – Performance Center
Amar & Daniel Klevansky (UniViews) – uCMDB
Van Heusden & Richard Verburg (Westbury) – Service Center/Service
you are an HP practitioner with advanced knowledge and implementation of HP
products and are interested in instructing a deep-dive course at HP Discover in
Frankfurt, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
note that we are working with HP to determine the best time to hold the
training as well as whether or not the training should be sponsored and offered
to delegates for a nominal fee. More details will be identified in the coming
weeks; however, knowing your interest at this point will accelerate the
inclusion of Vivit Advanced Training in the HP Discover registration system.
Note: This is a call for Vivit Advanced Training classes (training
courses offered by HP Software practitioners in conjunction with HP Discover)
and not a call for papers (track sessions during the event).
Posted By Michael Collins, Vivit President,
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
more than the last 10 years, I have gotten to know so many of you through
attending HP events and the evolution that has taken place from Software Forum
to HP Discover.
It has been great to
evolve through my career as I have gone from working within IT and networking
within telecommunications to now leading a technical presales team with
xMatters, an HP ISV partner.
I have gone from practitioner and chapter leader with OVFI to board member and
President of Vivit Worldwide.
And I am
more excited than ever for this year's HP Discover event!
interests me this year are the sessions on Cloud and hosted delivery of
products and services. So many thrilling innovations are coming about due to
the predominate development of cloud technologies and offerings.
From IT to the business to client
interaction, hosted solutions are offering a rich availability of features,
availability, time to market, latest technology and so on.
This demands that the cloud direction no
longer be a buzzword but now a critical business technology and direction that
can longer be ignored.
My eye is
heavily on the direction that HP will be going this year with their offerings
Any software organization
knows best the positioning, features and capabilities of its own product.
They are the experts in their own technology
and are best positioned to create a Software or Platform As A Service offering
that is a repeatable and cost effective offering.
It is easy to see how entire software service
organizations are disrupting the landscape as we talk; and in order for a
software company to transform into a software service, it requires agility, flexibility,
and most of all innovation!
for my own personal interest in this matter is the same reason I am
involved in user groups and working with other
The ability to learn from
the experience of others is key to one's own success.
Representing xMatters at the conference and
learning about how our own hosted cloud infrastructures can offer quick time to
deployment and an environment that is always up to date is important to me.
We have embarked on an initiative internally
in which we create a seamless client experience in getting clients live quickly
In today's complex
environment, with security concerns, audits, integrations, data loading and
process engineering, it is a challenge to deploy efficiently in either a
traditional premise based implementation or a hosted infrastructure.
Our goal is to have all parts of the
xMatters organization, Sales, Consulting, Assistance, Operations, etc. working
together in order to partner together with the client for this seamless and
efficient deployment model.
current environment changes, it is easy to foresee many of the traditional
software offerings in the marketplace dying.
With such a competitive landscape, it is critical for organizations to
focus innovation on the cloud solutions.
What would a current technology conference be without a number of
sessions dedicated to cloud and hybrid delivery? At HP Discover
Vegas 2012 cloud is one of eight key topics that will be explored in-depth
with dozens of breakout sessions, technical labs and track
If you can make it to only one
IT event this year, Discover Vegas should be on your short list. But don't
delay. Register now to save $300 off the conference fee and reserve the best
sessions before they are closed. See below for details.
While more sessions are still
being added, this year's session catalog for HP's premiere technology event is
now available. With more than 800 sessions overall, it can be overwhelming to
sort through the comprehensive offerings. To make it easy for you to find the
sessions that are most valuable to you, use the advanced search for sessions by
track or by topic. The Search by Track view provides the ability to search for
sessions by track, by session type, by presenter type, by level, by session
title, by keyword, or by sessions that provide practical solutions to specific
challenges you are trying to address.
This blog post highlights a subset of
valuable sessions for attendees interested in cloud. Check out the online catalog for the full listing of event
TK2093 - Track Keynote: Cloud enabling your data center
Cloud computing interest is at a fever pitch, with most organizations
starting to explore the potential of this new IT sourcing model. Data center
readiness is a critical factor for successfully implementing cloud computing,
and this session will describe the steps that must be taken to ensure that
data-center technology, staff and processes are fully prepared to maximize the
benefits of cloud.
TK2039 - Track Keynote: Winning with HP's Cloud Solutions
Cloud computing is a key technology that delivers innovative services to
customers, employees and constituents for both businesses and the public sector.
In this session, we'll cover HP's cloud strategy and its implications for the
enterprise and public sector. Attendees will learn about the key considerations
in adopting cloud computing and how HP solutions can help put them on the right
path to a successful cloud journey.
BB2123 - 5 big ideas that will change your data center in 2012 and beyond
Rapidly changing business needs, the cloud, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS),
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and other forces have been driving IT to think
differently. We invite you to join this session and check all your assumptions
at the door as we unveil new breakthroughs that will transform the five core
pillars in any data center. Get ready to turn the worlds of server, storage,
networking, facilities and IT management processes upside down and reconsider
each technology's role in the future of data center
BB2593 - Amplify your business with HP SaaS: rapid time to value and lower
In this session you will learn how HP Software as a Service (SaaS} can help
you drive business outcomes by leveraging the cloud for your HP Application
Performance Management initiatives. We'll show you how—by adopting HP Business
Service Management 9 (BSM9) on SaaS—you can lower costs and accelerate time to
business value. And we'll explain our flexible licensing options, secure
architecture, and advanced implementation services, and present a case study. If
you're considering a new implementation of BSM9 for application performance
management or you have an existing on-premises deployment and want to know the
advantages of SaaS. this session is for you!
BB2040 - Best practices for starting your cloud journey
This session will highlight what you need to know to get started on your
cloud journey. Topics covered include: choosing the right deployment model to
align with your business needs, the importance of planning and other tips to
help you make the right choices for your business.
BB3055 - Building a cloud for engineering and product development
Corporate directives on costs, quality and time-to-market are catalysts for
transforming product development and engineering services. Cloud computing can
be a major component of this transformation. However, there are significant
differences between the IT needs of engineering and the rest of the enterprise.
This session will provide a detailed look at these differences, why they exist
and how to bridge the gap between the engineering community and the global IT
organization. You'll learn about HP's own engineering IT transformation and the
HP Engineering Cloud Transformation Services available to help you at any stage
of your initiative.
BB2044 - Concept to cloud: a customer's journey
This session will focus on actual customer cloud environments. The customer
will provide their perspective on the keys to success, like: how to get started,
orientation of services, organizational readiness, ‘on-boarding' of services and
the go-to-market options the cloud enables. Specific items to take away from
this session will include: industry best practices, lessons learned, definition
of goals and success, a vision for cloud at your organization, a model
architecture based on service needs and how to obtain leadership support. Attend
this session to find out how to make your cloud a
Register now and save $300 off the $1795 entrance price. Your resulting admission price will be $1495. Simply enter code DSCVRSW when registering to take advantage of the $300 discount. Additional information about HP Discover Vegas 2012 is available at www.hp.com/go/discover.
Posted By Christopher Scharer, Sr. Quality Assurance Automation Test Engineer, TEK Systems at Nationwide ,
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Hello, my name is Christopher J. Scharer. As a Sr.
Quality Assurance Automation Test Engineer for TEK Systems at Nationwide, I
develop automated test scripts used to test the Nationwide Mainframe and
Dynamic Web based applications. I also serve on the Vivit Board of
Directors as the Education chair; co-lead the Iowa and Nebraska local Vivit
chapters and the Testing, Quality, Application Lifecycle Management Special
Interest Group (SIG).
While attending the HP Discover
conference I will be coordinating the Vivit Advanced Training on Monday, June
4th, 11:00/11:30 - 15:30 and also plan to attend the following:
Vivit Annual Meeting:
Annual Meeting for all Vivit Members
TB2542 "HP ALM: migrating from HP QC to exciting
new features-with control"
TB2150 "DevOps and successfully implementing HP
TB2466 "The future of test automation"
TB2162 "Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery in
the modern enterprise"
TB2923 "HP ALM: Development management
TB2679 "HP Application Lifecycle Management and HP
Quality Center Enterprise product roadmaps"
RT3122 "Applications: API integrations for HP ALM
RT3114 "Applications: application lifecycle
management and test management"
BB2218 "HP ALI: Get your development and testing
teams to stop working in the dark"
HP ExpertOne Certification Exams:
HP ASE - Application Lifecycle Management Implementations
v11 (HP0-M97 Advanced ALM Quality Center 11 Software Exam)
HP ASE - Functional Testing v11 (HP0-M98 Advanced
Scripting using QTP 11 Software Exam)
After Conference Events:
Madagascar 3 screening
Going for the Gold Member Appreciation Party at Gilley's Saloon (Treasure
Concert with Sheryl Crow and Don Henley (Mandalay Bay)
I find these items to be of interest
because they will allow me to collaborate with other experts in the community
that are involved with test automation. I expect to get a better
understanding of how other test automation experts utilize HP software, the
custom solutions that they have developed to work around issues with test
automation in different environments with different programming languages and
the third party tools and solutions that they have implemented to make their
Testing Center of Excellence provide more value to their clients. In
addition these breakouts will help me to hone my knowledge and expertise with
DevOps and how it is a large part of the future of test automation as well as
the collaboration between applications and operations. Finally, I look
forward to wrapping up my experience at the HP Discover conference by attending
the concert performances of Sheryl Crow and Don Henley.