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Vivit Carolinas Chapter Update - April 2011
Posted by Mark Ford
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 08:25



Vivit Carolinas Chapter Update - April 2011

Dear Chapter Members,  Partners, and friends of Vivit,


This is the first installment of the Vivit Carolinas Chapter Update - what we hope will be a monthly newsletter for you - our valued chapter member.  We plan to include content specific to our local chapter as well as information from Vivit Worldwide.  We hope that you will find this information useful.  As always, feedback is welcome!​​


HP BTO APPS Presentation - Vivit Carolinas Chapter Event - March 24th

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend our last chapter meeting.  We had a great turn out and it sounded like everyone found something of value at the meeting.  Special thanks go to our presenters Joey Howe (HP) and Dan Brewton (HP) for their presentations on QC, ALM, Sprinter, and PC.  Congratulations Mac Bullock for winning the door prize!  If you received a link to the evaluation and future meeting input survey and haven't filled it out yet, please do so today! Thanks also go out to our event sponsors:



More 2011 Events Planned for the Carolinas Chapter

We plan to hold two more Chapter Events in 2011 possibly in the late July and early November timeframes.  We are always looking for end user presentations on the HP Software portfolio - if you have a topic you’d like to present please contact one of the chapter leaders. Stay tuned for more details. ​





Items from Vivit Worldwide:​​


Membership

Vivit is working to increase its membership and develop more of a voice within HP. We now have over 5000 members across the world. This is how they are broken down by region.



You will notice that almost 21% of our members are not categorized into a region. If you would take a few minutes and update your profile information on the Vivit website if needed we would greatly appreciate it!  It will help Vivit track the membership across the world. You can do this at the main Vivit website. http://www.vivit-worldwide.org


Board of Directors Election

Vivit is managed by nine board members who are elected by the Vivit membership. Directors are appointed for three-year terms which means that each year three directors are "up for election". Go to the web site http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/election.cfm by April 15th to read the bio’s of each candidate and vote for board members you feel are prepared to take Vivit to the next level.  If a 10% quorum is not met by April 15th then voting will continue until 10% of the membership has cast their votes.


Leader of the Year Nominations

Nominate your Chapter or SIG Leader today.  The deadline is April 8th.  The honoree will be announced and recognized at HP DISCOVER in Las Vegas, June 6th – 10th.  http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BWPJB424C/


HP Discover 2011

HP Discover is replacing the HP Software Universe events in America and Europe. This event will now combine HP Software Universe, HP Tech Forum and the HP Technology@work events into one conference!  If you are considering attending the Las Vegas conference, let your chapter leaders know so they can keep you informed of networking opportunities during the conference.


Vivit Website

The Vivit website is getting a major makeover and the new site will hopefully be launched in time for the HP Discover conference this summer. The product specific forums will be migrated to the HP Software Solutions Community Online website and both Vivit and HP will link to one another. The Vivit website will concentrate on Vivit's three key pillars.
  • Advocacy - influencing HP product direction and development.​​​
  • Community - face to face and virtual interaction with other HP software users
  • ​Education - webinars and training at the Discover conferences as well as sharing best practice techniques.

Vivit Social Media

While we wait for the new Vivit website, we're developing a number of initiatives to promote collaboration and information-sharing between Vivit members. If you use Twitter or LinkedIn there are a number of tweeters/groups that may be of interest to you:​

If you have a blog or twitter feed related to HP Software it would be great to hear from you. Get in touch using Twitter and will be happy to re-tweet relevant information to our followers. Vivit will be hosting a "tweet-up" at HP Discover, so be sure to follow @VivitWorldwide to keep up to date at the conference.


Feedback

We are always interested in your feedback and like to know your opinions on how Vivit can best serve your needs as members. Feel free to get in touch with us at any time if you have any suggestions or advice for us, or if you’d like to share something with your fellow members.



Sincerely,​

Jim Copio
703.901.5004
jim.copio@whitlockis.com
Mark Ford
704.988.2600
mford@tiaa-cref.org
Paul Edmunds
704.382.5758
paul.edmunds@duke-energy.com




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