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Leader Updates - January 2014
Posted by Annemarie Stuiver
Monday, January 06, 2014 12:00

HP Discover Barcelona 2013

A big thank you to all the Vivit Leaders who attended HP Discover in Barcelona (Spain) in December 2013 and who helped at the Vivit booth! We are very grateful for your contribution and your enthusiasm, and we couldn't have done it without you!  The booth traffic was good, there were many interesting conversations and a good time was had by all with the foosball table and prize drawings.

In case you were not able to attend HP Discover, here are some pictures of the Vivit booth activities.

     Prize drawing                                  Your Vivit Liaisons;                              Fussball table
                                                        Stephanie and Annemarie

EMEA Award Winners

The EMEA/APJ Awards are presented each year and winners are chosen from a select group of talented volunteers who are member-nominated because they have demonstrated excellence and outstanding service to the Vivit Community.

At the Vivit Leader Dinner on Monday, December 9, 2013, the Awards were presented by Tammy Young, Vivit Director - Chapter and SIG Chair. The EMEA/APJ Leader of the Year Award was presented to Mostafa Moussavi, Champion of Year Award to René de Vleeschauwer, and Speaker of the Year Award to Mark Laird. Congratulations to them all again!


         Mostafa Moussavi                           René de Vleeschauwer                                Mark Laird
EMEA Leader of the Year 2013             Champion of the Year 2013                 Speaker of the Year 2013

If you want to read more about these winners, please check out this blog:  http://vivitworldwide.site-ym.com/blogpost/701724/174733/Vivit-Announces-the-2013-EMEA-APJ-Award-Winners.  Their interviews from HP Discover Barcelona can be viewed at:  http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/?page=Chapter_Leader.


We have a new procedure in place for signing-up for SIG webinars. Please read this carefully to make sure you reserve your two webinar time slots for the year 2014!

Due to limited space on the Vivit editorial calendar, each SIG will only be allowed to hold two webinars next year. Available dates can be found at: http://vols.pt/AVbhVp. If a Vivit Engage webinar is proposed on the day of your webinar, we will need to reschedule your webinar to another day close to the originally scheduled date.

Please sign up by January 10, 2014.  Any open dates after January 10 can be reserved by any SIG on a first come – first serve basis. Shown below is a list of BrightTALK Summits that you can participate in as well that will count for one or both of your two SIG webinar time slots.

Thank you for signing-up to reserve two webinar time slots for the year 2014. We appreciate your understanding and assistance. Looking forward to an exciting 2014!

BrightTALK ™ 2014 Editorial Calendar

Enterprise architecture (Data Center, Storage, Networks, Cloud, Virtualization)
1/15/2014     Back-up and Archiving
1/22/2014     Virtualization Management
2/12/2014     Data Center Efficiency
2/18/2014     Storage Networking
2/19/2014     Network Infrastructure
2/20/2014     Network Virtualization
3/12/2014     Private and Hybrid Cloud
3/19/2014     Data Center Monitoring
4/9/2014       Big Data Storage
4/16/2014     Open Source Cloud Computing
4/17/2014     Open Source Networking
5/14/2014     Data Center Transformation
5/21/2014     Cloud Management
6/11/2014     Enterprise Storage
6/122014      Storage Virtualization
6/25/2014     Data Center Infrastructure Management
7/16/2014     Network and Wireless Infrastructure
7/17/2014     Desktop Virtualization
7/23/2014     Infrastructure-as-a-Service
8/13/2014     Virtualization Optimization
8/20/2014     Storage: SAN, NAS
8/21/2014     SAN, NAS, LAN
9/10/2014     Platform-as-a-Service
9/17/2014     Data Center Convergence
9/18/2014     Converged Storage
10/15/2014   Cloud Infrastructure
10/16/2014   Cloud Storage
10/22/2014   Data Center Design
11/11-12/2014 Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC Week)
11/13/2014    Software-Defined Networking (SDDC Week)
11/13/2014    Software-Defined Storage (SDDC Week)
11/19/2014    Data Center Facilities Management
12/9/2014     Server Virtualization
12/10/2014   Storage Networking
12/11/2014    Network Performance Management

IT service management
1/15/2014    Emerging Trends and Technologies in ITSM
1/16/2014    ITSM Tools Demo Day
2/6/2014      Change, Configuration and Release Management
3/12/2014    Service Management and Automation
4/9/2014      Service Catalog and Request Management
5/15/2014    Service Desk Management
6/19/2014    Problem and Incident Management
7/16/2014    IT Monitoring and Metrics in ITSM
8/13/2014    Change, Configuration and Release Management
9/10/2014    Continual Service Improvement

Business intelligence
1/22/2014    Hadoop Summit
2/19/2014    Self-Service BI and Analytics
3/19/2014    Data Science
4/09/2014    BI and Big Data Analytics
4/9/2014      Big Data Storage
5/14/2014    Cloud and Mobile Analytics
6/18/2014    Unstructured Data and Analytics
7/23/2014    Real-time Analytics
8/20/2014    Open Source Analytics
9/17/2014    Visual Data Discovery

IT security
1/22/2014    Risk-Based Security
2/19/2014    Network Security (Network Week)
3/12/2014    Advanced Threat Protection
4/9/2014      Big Data Security (Big Data Week)
5/14/2014    Cloud and Virtualization Security
6/18/2014    Hackers and Threats

Invitation:  Vivit Quarterly Leader Meetings

The next Vivit Chapter/SIG Leaders Quarterly Leader Meetings have been scheduled. Join us for updates, news and best practices. We hope you can attend these virtual meetings that will be held on Thursday, February 13 in the form of a Webinar.

February 13, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM MT
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

To register, go to:

February 13, 2014
6:00 - 7:00 AM - ET
12:00 - 13:00 CET

15:00 - 16:00 MSK
16:30 - 17:30 IST
22:00 - 23:00 AEST

To register, go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/144329534

FAQ by Vivit Leaders

All FAQ's by Vivit Leaders can be viewed at: http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=79944&id=222454.

How do I go about getting information from my Chapter/SIG members about the topics they would like to hear about at our next meeting/webinar?

  • Use the Vivit Survey Monkey Account that can be used to poll your Chapter/SIG members(Annemarie and Stephanie can give you the login details anytime)
  • Start a Chapter/SIG Forum to poll your group members and send the Forum permalink to them so that they can respond
  • Send an email to Chapter/SIG members with your questions asking for their feedback


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