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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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2013 Vivit award nominees (Americas region)

Posted By Martijn Stuiver, Chapter & SIG Chair, Vivit Board of Directors, Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013


There are many career-building and growth opportunities within Vivit. The nominated Vivit Leaders below are real live evidence of those who were appreciated by peers for their time, energy, and commitment to make relationships and community events succeed—a proof of growth.

But what does it mean to grow one's career? It often sounds empty, cumbersome, and time consuming. Well we all know that the success of a team or organization always succeeds the growth of people. At least I hope so. 

And yes this is a journey of learning. And how do you learn? It does make me think of high school learning programs on dull topics I was not always interested in. Well the learning styles of Kolb show us: experience it, reflect on it, think about and act on it. Or pick your own personal learning style at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_styles. Bottom line: start experimenting.

These nominees started to invest in this process some time ago. Asking and discussing feedback on hosting their sessions, organizational skills, or presentations. So what I really want to thank this year’s nominees for is showing us what it's all about: growing and learning professionally by experiencing it!

I think this is a great example for us. But keep in mind, "what needs to be instantly perfect, does not get the opportunity to grow.” And that’s just what they pragmatically did.

Also interested in organizing your growth? Please refer to some suggestions: http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/?page=Chapter_Leader



Laura Walker
Vivit Director, Chapter/SIG Leader
Leader of the Year


Todd Decapua
Chapter/SIG Leader
Leader, Champion, and
Speaker of the Year


David Broerman
Florida Chapter Leader
Leader and Champion
of the Year



Chuck Masters
Mid Atlantic Chapter Leader
Leader of the Year


Bernard Szymczak
Ohio Chapter and
TQA SIG Leader
Leader of the Year


Rocky Pisto
Chapter Leader
Leader, Champion, and
Speaker of the Year



Mary Kay Petersen
HP SM SIG and Oregon
Chapter Leader
Leader and Champion
of the Year


Scott Anderson
Iowa Chapter Leader
Leader and Speaker
of the Year


Steven Kiss
Toronto
Chapter Leader
Champion of the Year


Wendy Wheeler
Network Management SIG Champion
Champion of the Year


Chuck Fugee
Houston
Chapter Leader
Champion of the Year


Bob Crews
Florida Chapter Leader
Champion of the Year


Mark Herbert
Arizona
Chapter Leader
Speaker of the Year


Donna McJunkin
IT Project Manager
3M
Speaker of the Year


Swamy Mandavilli
Functional Architect
HP
Speaker of the Year


Laura Walker, Todd DeCapua, and Rocky Pisto have won the awards they were nominated for again this year, so they are not eligible to receive the award a second time. However, we want to thank and recognize them for their contributions.

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