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Posted By Susan Russel, Friday, June 28, 2013
Updated: Friday, June 28, 2013

Helping members connect to each other and HP resources was our goal at HP Discover in Las Vegas, June 11-13, 2013. If you didn’t make it to the conference, we hope you’ll consider the same opportunities to get linked now.

Link to Local Chapters and Special Interest Groups

Over 100 HP Software customers and partners volunteer their time to lead local chapters 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.

There are 74 local chapters in 26 countries and 13 virtual SIGs. Each chapter and SIG has its own personality and focus. Members of local chapters meet face to face to share best practices, tips, and tricks; members of SIGs meet online and can participate in group blogs and webinars. Locate your chapter 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.

Link to Award Winning Leaders

Karen Semonson, President, Board of Directors, presented the community awards for the Americas region at the HP Discover welcome reception in conjunction with the HP Impact Customer Awards. Get linked to these leaders who are at the forefront of community activity.

Scott Anderson
, Americas Leader of the Year
Iowa Chapter

Mary Kay Petersen
, Americas Champion of the Year
HP Service Management SIG, Oregon Chapter

Todd DeCapua
, Americas Speaker of the Year
Mobile, Agile, and DevOps SIGS;
Delaware & Philadelphia Chapters

I am also happy to report that Brian Pohl (left), Leader of the San Antonio Chapter and Mobile SIG, was presented with the HP Customer Impact award.

Link to HP Experts and Advisors

Vivit teamed up with HP Software’s IT Experts community and Cloud and Automation teams to connect members to HP resources, experts and advisors at HP Discover. This collaboration resulted in constructive two-way communication.


HP’s online IT Experts community is another place you can add your independent voice, exchange ideas, and access HP resources. Use the Vivit avatar to recognize your Vivit membership status.

We thank the IT Experts community and Cloud and Automation teams for their interaction and for supplying many of the great prize drawings for the new HP Slate, Beats, backpacks, and more in the Vivit booth! Here are a few of the lucky members who were linked and won.


Link to the 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 calendar for HP Discover in Barcelona, Spain, December 10-12, 2013. 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.

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Tip of the Month: Connecting with Other Members

Posted By Julanne Rutten, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

There are several ways to reach out and connect with other Vivit members. You can start by joining one of Vivit's eleven Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Each of these has a home page open to all current members. Navigate to the SIG page, and then click on "Join Group” at the top of the page. You may also join any of Vivit's 60 local chapters, regardless of your proximity.

On the "My Bio” page in your profile, you may notice that your organization, city, state, country, and all custom fields have hyperlinks. Clicking on these links will provide a directory of other members who have the same information as yours. From the results, you can view the member's profile, message them, or add as a "Connection.” Once you have added another member as a "Connection,” you will be able to contact them more easily from the Connections link in the My Profile Box. You can also access your list of connections directly from the Bio, Wall or Feeds area of your profile.

If you want to find out when your connections update their profiles or upload new photos, you can enable this in the Manage Profile>>My Preferences area. Settings to control notifications about members in your chapters and SIGS are also available there.

You can always use the site's robust Community Search feature, which is located on the top left rail in a bright blue box on every page on the site, to find specific people, organizations or any other keywords. If you have any questions, you may always complete a Service Request form by clicking on Contact Us.

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