A big thank you to all Vivit Leaders who attended HP DISCOVER Vienna and helped with the many Vivit activities throughout the conference. The conference was a big success for the Vivit community. New members, new chapters, new leaders, video interviews, coffee talks, tweets, and webinar content resulted from the conference.
Vivit activities started a day before HP DISCOVER, 28 November, with a Chapter/Special Interest Group Leader meeting and Vivit Advanced Training classes.
We would like to thank all the Leaders who attended the Leader meeting and who instructed the advanced training courses. Your expertise, feedback and insight make Vivit what it is.
That night, we celebrated and presented awards to the Vivit Leader of the Year EMEA 2011, Martijn Stuiver, and the Vivit Champion of the Year EMEA 2011, Paolo Cattolico, at the 1516 Brewing Company at the heart of the city center of Vienna. Congratulations again!
The first day of the conference, 29 November, opened with a bang. The Vivit booth was busy with many members, Leaders, Directors and staff. All were engaged in conversation through the day and night. And yes, we had a wheel to spin for a prize. This time it was a virtual wheel. Very fun! Throughout the conference, many video streamed interviews of Vivit Leaders and Vivit Directors took place along with a Tweetup the first evening.
During lunch the first day of HP DISCOVER, Vivit Leaders hosted round table discussions. The discussions included:
- Upgrading to HP Quality Center/ALM 11 – Olli Laiho, Product Manager, Assure, Vivit TQA SIG Leader
- Performance Testing – Richard Bishop, Senior Performance Consultant, Intechnica, Vivit Director and UK Chapter Leader
- Agile - DevOps and How They Work Together- Paul Peissner, Director, Business Development, CollabNet, Vivit Silicon Valley/San Jose Chapter Leader
- HP Service Manager OOTB (Out of the Box) a good or bad starting point? – Martijn Stuiver, COO & Floris Verschoor, President –Westbury, Vivit HP Service Management SIG Leaders
On the second day of HP DISCOVER, Leaders and Directors met with EMEA HP Software Marketing to further the interests of the user community.
HP DISCOVER Las Vegas will be here before we know it in June 2012. Many more success stories and fun times to look forward to with Vivit. Hats off to our Vivit Leaders who make Vivit amazing!