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Quarterly Leader Updates - September 2014
Posted by Annemarie Stuiver
Thursday, September 04, 2014 00:00

Upcoming Vivit Leader Events

Please mark your calendars and - if you haven’t done it already - register for the:

Quarterly Leader Meetings on Friday, September 12, 2014

We would like to invite you to the next Vivit Quarterly Leader Meetings. Join us for updates, news and best practices. We hope you can attend these virtual meetings that will be held on Friday, September 12, in the form of a webinar.

September 12, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PDT


September 12, 2014
8:00 - 9:00 AM - EDT
14:00 - 15:00 CEST
16:00 - 17:00 MSK
17:30 - 18:30 IST
22:00 - 23:00 AEST


Vivit Leader Training on Friday, November 7, 2014

Save the date for the next Vivit Leader Training on Friday, November 7, 2014. More information coming soon!
Registration is now open.

Upcoming Events

Last chance to register for HP Protect!

HP Protect 2014

HP Protect starts on September 8, so sign up now to understand how the bad guys operate, get a glimpse of how they infiltrate, and anticipate their next moves.

Register here and enter code PRTVIVIT to save $200

Visit the website for training, agenda, sessions, and information on all the security activities taking place at HP Protect 2014. Fellow Vivit Leaders hope to see you in D.C. next week.


Vivit Mobility Virtual Summit

     Vivit Virtual Summit



Mark your calendar –

October 8, 2014



On October 8, 2014, Vivit will be hosting a one day Mobility Virtual Summit. You are invited to engage with Vivit members’ worldwide, HP software and channel partners during a one day virtual summit where we will explore more about Mobility

Join HP Chief Technologist and Futurist, Marc Wilkinson, for a conversation on how mobility is challenging technology professionals to be more creative and innovative than ever before.  In addition, there will be a “Birds of a Feather” panel discussion led by Seth Pickett, HP Executive Director and G2M mobility and workplace guru.  Speakers will share some best practices, case studies and valuable outcomes.

By attending this Summit, you can gain access to a wealth of resources to help you leverage mobility for a competitive advantage.  More information will be coming soon. For more information and to register, go to: Vivit Mobility Virtual Summit


Please get the information of this Summit out to the members in your Chapter or Special Interest Group and to all your work associates. We can send you a slide with information to add to your webinar or event slide deck for promotion. Send a message to annemarie_stuiver@vivit-worldwide.org if you like to receive this slide or need more information.

Save the date for HP Discover in Barcelona

HP Barcelona

HP Discover is the ultimate technology event where thousands of IT professionals like you, gather to learn, connect, and grow. Attendees at last year’s event in Barcelona were among the first to see the latest advancements in Cloud, Big Data, Security and Mobility. Don't be left out in 2014.

More information coming soon. Hope you can join fellow Vivit members at HP Discover Barcelona.


VIVIT EMEA/APJ Award Nominations now open!

Vivit is recognizing the outstanding contributions of its members from the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. Please take a moment to nominate a volunteer for any or all of the awards by Friday, October 17, 2014. Get the word out to your Chapter/SIG members and encourage them to nominate a Vivit member for outstanding contribution to the community!
  • Leader of the Year
    Has your Local User Group or Special Interest Group Leader organized valuable community-building, educational, and advocacy events?

  • Champion of the Year
    Has someone displayed outstanding effort to advance or grow the Vivit community in the EMEA or Asia-Pacific regions? HP Software Partners, employees, clients, consultants, and end users are eligible for this award.

  • Speaker of the Year
    Have you heard an HP Software customer deliver an outstanding presentation at a Vivit meeting or webinar? 

Vivit will also recognize the Top Virtual Contributor from the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions for member participation on the website. Find out how you can earn more points.

VIVIT Membership Advocacy Survey

Our Vivit Membership Committee is working on a Vivit survey called the "Vivit Membership Advocacy Survey". Now we are seeking some help creating a wish list of features and functionalities that users want to see in HP Software. If you could kindly email Tammy Young, Vivit Board Member - Membership Chair, with your list by Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Once we have all feedback, a survey will be created and sent out to all Vivit members worldwide on September 25, 2014. Your time and input regarding this survey is much appreciated!

Vivit Chapter/Special Interest Group Meeting Content to share

January 16, 2014 • West Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Q1 2014 Chapter Meeting


January 28, 2014 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Delaware and Philadelphia Chapter Meeting

January 31, 2014 • Omaha, Nebraska
Nebraska Chapter Q1 Meeting

February 26, 2014 • Tempe, Arizona
AZ Chapter 2014 Q1 Meeting


March 19, 2014 • Overland Park, Kansas
Kansas City Q1 Event Sprinter

March 25, 2014 • Zürich, Switzerland
Zürich: User Group Treffen

April 3, 2014 • Köln, Germany
Köln: User Group Treffen

April 16, 2014 • Brooklyn, Ohio
Performance Center & Shunra - Ohio Chapter


July 24, 2014 • Houston, Texas
Houston Vivit Chapter HP Discover Recap & DevOps Lunch


Vivit Staff - Update

Congratulations to Stephanie Konkoy, Vivit’s new Engagement Director, and Jill Stefan, Vivit’s new Marketing Director, as the new co-leaders of Vivit Worldwide. Both will be working with the board of directors, staff and members to continue to lead the HP software user community forward. Stephanie has served as the Vivit Americas Chapter and Special Interest Group Liaison and Global Marketing Coordinator since 2011. Jill comes to us with extensive marketing communications, public relations and management experience. They both are looking forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of Vivit and building lasting relationships with Vivit members around the world.

Interview with Vivit Board Member - Laura Walker

Get to know your Vivit Board Members!  We would like to introduce them to you in the Leader Updates.This quarter we are featuring Laura Walker, Chapter and Special Interest Group Chair.

Laura Walker

  1. How long have you been a Vivit Member? And when did you become a Vivit Leader/Director?
    I have been a Vivit member since 2010, 4 years. The same year I joined I also became a leader. I have been a director for the last 2 years. This will be my third year on the board.
  2. What LUGs/SIGs do you lead?
    I have worked with a variety of chapters to host meetings over the last 4 years and am currently most active with Minnesota, Wisconsin, Chicago, and the Service Management SIG. I recently moved to Colorado and hope to get involved with that chapter as well.
  3. Who do you work for and what is your role within that company?  How long have you worked there?
    I work for an HP Partner, StrataCom, as Director of Business Development. I’ve been with the company for 13 years.
  4. What HP Software do you work with?
    StrataCom provides IT consulting around HP’s IT Service Management tools. The software we work with includes HP Service Manager, Asset Manager, Discovery tools, and uCMDB.
  5. What do you like to do for fun?
    My hobbies including hiking, skiing, traveling, photography, and scrapbooking.
  6. What are your plans for the Vivit LUGs/SIGs this next year?
    I'd like to see more chapter activity in the SIGs and LIGs. I plan to provide chapter meeting ideas, speaker resources, and HP connections who can help find venues and funding to make the meeting planning easier for leaders. 

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