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Leader Updates - January 2016
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Thursday, January 28, 2016 00:00


Discover 2015 London – recap of activities for Vivit members and leaders

For many Vivit Leaders the Discover week in London started with a celebration at the restaurant "Top-1-Forever” for the Vivit Leader Dinner. We had a wonderful time together, meeting new people while enjoying dinner, talking business and last but not least recognizing our Award Winners!

Award winner Stevan Zivanovic, receives the Vivit Leader of the Year 2015 EMEA/APJ Award.


Names of the other Award winners are:
Toine Jenniskens – Speaker of the Year 2015 EMEA/APJ
Andreas Birk – Champion of the Year 2015 EMEA/APJ
Jan Czajkowski – Top Virtual Contributor 2015 EMEA/APJ

Vivit has several leaders who are doing an outstanding job, volunteering their time and growing the community by organizing local or virtual events and sharing their knowledge, going above and beyond. Because we appreciate all the efforts of our volunteers, we recognized several Elite Leaders with certificates. The recipients included Mark Laird, Richard Bishop, Cheikh Sadibou Deme, Stevan Zivanovic, Andreas Birk, and Vadim Gordadze. 

On Tuesday, December 1st the Discover show opened and Vivit had a great booth. Our theme this year was: Vivit’s the Ticket - Your Ultimate HPE Tour Guide.
The booth graphics were the landmarks of London and wealso had two English guards to support us (and help scan badges)!

We also had a guru bar where interesting presentations were given in a roundtable format and where lively discussions took place. The first session was a Leader Training with representation from Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States; both Chapters and SIGs!  Thank you for your participation.  For those of you that were unable to join us, here is a link to the slide presentation:


We could not have done it without the support from all the Vivit Leaders who volunteered to help in the booth. Talking to the show attendees, telling them about the benefits of Vivit, and sharing knowledge; they did it all! A big THANK YOU to all who helped us for one or more hours!

We hope to see you in Las Vegas!

Leader Brochure

Vivit has updated our leader brochure to give you a comprehensive tool for recruiting Vivit members into leadership positions whether that be as a chapter or SIG leader or even a future Board member! Share this brochure with your Chapter and SIGs to encourage them to take a look! The testimonials from Vivit leaders demonstrate the benefits gained both personally and professionally. Thank you for all that you do for our Vivit community.

Link to brochure on website:




BrightTALK 2016 Summits - Enterprise Architecture

Attention SIG leaders! Do you have an interesting success story to share or even a lessons learned from a recent software implementation? Let us help you organize a webinar to deliver to our community. We can also align with a BrightTALK summit around relevant content and this would broaden the listening audience. We have published their 2016 schedule below. Contact your liaison today to get the planning started!

March 16-17 Data Center Transformation
March 16-17 Enterprise Storage
April 20-21 Private and Hybrid Cloud (IoT Week)
April 20-21 The Internet of Things and the Data Center
April 20-21 Enterprise Mobility and Collaboration (IoT Week)
May 18-19 Business Continuity Planning and Risk Management
May 18-19 Emerging Technologies in Storage
June 15-16 Emerging Network Technologies
June 15-16 Data Center Sustainability and Efficiency
July 20-21 Emerging Trends in Cloud and Virtualization
August 17-18 Enterprise Software and Infrastructure
August 17-18 Backup, Recovery and Data Protection
September 21-22 Software-Defined Networks (Software Defined Week)
September 21-22 Software-Defined Storage (Software Defined Week)
September 21-22 Software-Defined Data Centers (Software Defined Week)
October 19-20 Storage and Virtualization
October 19-20 Data Center Design
November 16-24 Cloud Storage (Cloud Week)
November 16-24 Cloud Infrastructure (Cloud Week)
November 16-24 Cloud Integration (Cloud Week)
November 16-24 BCDR and Cloud Backup (Cloud Week)
December 7-8 Network Management
December 7-8 Hyper-Converged Summit

HPE Split

On November 1st,  Hewlett Packard separated into two companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP, Inc. Vivit is excited to be a part of the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise team. We continue to be your unbiased, trusted and field-tested HPE software user community that will provide you with an infrastructure of support through programs centered around education, community-building, and advocacy for members. A reminder to use the Hewlett Packard Enterprise or HPE in your communication to your Vivit Chapter or SIG members.


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