Thoughts on another successful Vivit event.
Thursday, December 01, 2011 17:59
As I fly back to America from the HP Discover show in Vienna this week,
I have plenty of time to reflect on the years of participation by so many
colleagues. Vivit has truly become an
amazing organization which now has several interesting features. The organization has been around long enough
now to see many of its member grow in their careers from initial technical
administrators into specialists, management, architects and executives.
All the while, membership has not lost its technical edge with the
individuals continuing to represent the "best and brightest” that we proclaim
you are. However, just as interesting is
the global nature and of the organization now.
We are almost exactly split in our membership 50/50 between members in
the Americas and with the rest of the world.
Then it becomes even more interesting to look at the product
representation of our membership – almost 50/50 between Operations products and
Our membership has increased significantly and we have expanded into 53
Chapters spanning 19 countries, with 7 worldwide Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
and 110 Chapter and SIG leaders. We are
working on having the Vivit members once again provide Track Content and Chairs
for HP Discover and collectively the group of all the members has reached new
heights. I found the picture below that
I snapped with my phone very ironic at the welcome reception so I thought I
would share it here.
Most importantly though, is participation. The ability to interact with our EMEA HP
counterparts, HP Partners and most importantly Vivit members has been one of
the most exciting events for the EMEA region in years, with over 7,000
participants in total! But actively
participating in local chapter events, Special Interest Groups, Forums, Blogs,
Training, Webinars, Road Shows, Presentations and everything else that Vivit
offers is the key to the organization helping to grow the careers of you, its
Vivit is very proud of the
membership, in particular due to the fact that we require active participation
by all members within the past 12 month period in order to continue being
counted as a member. While some
organizations may have a large list of people that may have been involved or on
the mailing list at one time, Vivit is a community of individuals who
participate. I know that I am looking
forward to attending the next event.
Michael Collins, Vivit President.