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Leader Updates - June 2013
Posted by Annemarie Stuiver
Monday, June 03, 2013 03:00
Vivit Leader Events at HP Discover 2013 Las Vegas
  • June 10, 2013 

    Leader Dinner
    6:30-9:30pm PDT

    Note New Location!!
    Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ
    Treasure Island Hotel & Casino
    3300 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
    Las Vegas, NV 89109

  • June 11, 2013

    Note New Date & Location!!
    Breakfast Meeting with HP Marketing and Vivit Leaders 8-9am PDT
    Grand Lux Café Palazzo
    Located at The Venetian Resort, Hotel, Casino, on the casino floor near the Grand Canal escalator.

  • June 11, 2013

             Vivit and HP Software Awards Presentation 6:30pm PDT
             Stage in Vivit User Community Lounge in Discover Zone 

  • June 12, 2013

    Annual Meeting and Leader Lunch 12-1pm PDT (lunch will start being served at 11:45am)
    The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
    3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
    Las Vegas, NV 89109 Marco Polo, Room 705


Vivit 2013 (Americas) Award Nominees

Laura Walker – Leader of the Year (Laura is ineligible since she has won this award previously.)

Todd DeCapua – Leader of the Year, Champion of the Year and Speaker of the Year (Todd is ineligible for Leader of the Year since he has won this award previously.)

David Broerman – Leader of the Year, Champion of the Year

Chuck Masters – Leader of the Year

Bernard Szymczak – Leader of the Year

Rocky Pisto – Leader of the Year, Champion of the Year, Speaker of the Year (Rocky is ineligible for Leader of the Year since he has won this award previously and is ineligible for Champion and Speaker of the Year since he is Vivit staff.)

Mary Kay Petersen – Leader of the Year, Champion of the Year

Scott Anderson – Leader of the Year, Speaker of the Year

Steven Kiss – Champion of the Year

Wendy Wheeler – Champion of the Year

Chuck Fugee – Champion of the Year

Bob Crews – Champion of the Year

Mark Herbert – Speaker of the Year

Donna McJunkin – Speaker of the Year

Swamy Mandavilli – Speaker of the Year

HP Discover 2013 Las Vegas
Please encourage your Chapter/SIG members to come to HP Discover and use code Vivit to save $300 + to be entered into 5 drawings for a free 2014 pass.

HP Discover is your best opportunity in 2013 to learn how to put HP innovation to work for you. Thousands of IT executives, managers, architects, engineers, and solution experts from around the world will gather at HP Discover to explore technology developments, strategies, and best practices. Featuring hundreds of business and technical sessions, HP Discover will equip your organization to convert data into value, technology into solutions, and ideas into economic and social impact. (Please share this with your Chapter/SIG members and spread the word!) Read More.

Get $300 off HP Discover admission. By using code Vivit, not only will you save $300 off HP
Discover admission, five lucky winners will also receive a free HP Discover 2014 pass.
Register today.

To affiliate yourself with Vivit during online registration, you can provide your eight-digit Member ID which is located in your profile.

Dive Deep with Vivit Advanced Training while at HP Discover

The Venetian | The Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas
June 11, 2013 | 8am - 12pm

Vivit is offering a 4-hour, deep dive courses that provide real-world implementation experiences and examples from practitioners who are in the field solving business problems with HP Software tools every day. This is a great opportunity to advance professionally. (Please share this with your Chapter/SIG members and spread the word!) Read More.

Planned courses include:

  • Deep Dive into Unified Functional Testing (Checkpoint Technologies)
  • Deep Dive into ALM 11.5 (Checkpoint Technologies)
  • HP ALM: Best Practice Templates and Intelligent Reporting (Assure)
  • Mango – Enabling Next Generation Test Automation on HP ALM, HP UFT and HP BPT (Infuse Consulting)
  • Modern Data Protection and Management Using HP and Veeam in Your Virtual Environment (Veeam)
  • uCMDB V10 – What's New & Advanced uCMDB Discovery Script Development Using uCMDB Web-Services (Univiews)
  • BSM Service Intelligence Suite: The 5th Dimension of APM (J9 Technologies)
  • Mobile Application Development – a short tutorial using HP Anywhere (HP)
  • Mobile Functional Testing – with UFT Mobile (HP)
  • Mobile Performance Testing (HP)

The cost per training course is only $99 thanks to our sponsors. This is a $400 savings off the normal fee. A Vivit Advanced Training course can be added to your new or existing HP Discover conference registration account.

Leader FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) of the Month

How do I plan a Chapter/SIG meeting?

The first step is to find a host or meeting place, Then, set a date, pick a topic(s) and find speaker(s). A step-by-step process of how to set up a face-to-face meeting or a webinar can be found in the Chapter Leader Group under the Chapter/SIG Leader Meeting/Webinar Materials, shown below. Two of Vivit’s leaders, Mark Herbert and Scott Anderson, have given a very insightful and helpful webinar, "Leader Training, 4-24-13”, on this very topic. It can be located in Leader Training, shown below.

A chapter or local SIG meeting can be held in a number of different ways. It could be a roundtable or several roundtables, a happy hour, a breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting, a half- or full-day event with many speakers, or a three-day event. The sky is the limit! A webinar represents a virtual option for running these meetings.

A Vivit event can be centered around one topic, might have several topics in different sessions, or consist of many breakout sessions. To find a speaker, look to your chapter members as they are your best resources. HP Marketing is happy to help as are HP Partners. The Chapter Leader group has a dedicated Speaker’s Bureau database for you to search for speakers as well, shown below.

Last but not least, how do we pay for a venue or food? HP Marketing worldwide is very engaged worldwide. They are happy to sponsor your chapter meetings and so are HP Partners. Once again, your chapter members are a great resource here. Many companies have auditoriums or meeting rooms to hold the meeting and are even happy to sponsor food if asked.

If you ever need help with a Chapter/SIG event, Stephanie Konkoy, Americas Chapter/SIG Liaison and Annemaire Stuiver, EMEA/APJ Chapter/SIG Liaison, are here to assist you.

Speaker’s Bureau: http://vivitworldwide.site-ym.com/search/custom.asp?id=620


Find the Leader Training videos and slide decks at:


Find the Chapter/SIG Leader Meeting/Webinar Materials at:



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