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Leader Updates - May 2013
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Thursday, May 09, 2013 00:00
Next Vivit Quarterly Chapter/SIG Leader Meetings

Hear the latest news and tips and tricks from Martijn Stuiver and Laura Walker, Vivit Directors and Leaders. This is your chance to get re-energized, ask questions, and offer your own tips and tricks for other leaders.

Vivit Board of Directors Election

We need your help to promote the Vivit Board of Directors Election.  If you have not already done so, please vote.  Additionally, please encourage your Chapter/SIG members to Vote in the Board Elections over the weekends (Fri – Mon) and use the text below for an email to your Chapter/SIG members.

Elections are now open for the selection of three directors for a three-year term and one director for a one-year term on the Vivit Board of Directors.  Eligible voters are defined as all active members whose membership has not expired as of May 3, 2013 and who are not employed by HP.  Elections will run until Friday, May 22nd, 2013, but we urge you to vote now.   

All candidates appearing on the ballot have indicated that they are willing to volunteer their time and talents to the betterment of our organization and its members by serving on its board of directors.  Board members serve the organization by providing strategic guidance and direction and by overseeing the organization’s operations.  Each candidate appearing on the ballot has been painstakingly reviewed by the nominating committee.  

During the review process, this year’s candidates were required to complete and return a questionnaire.  To help our voters make an informed decision, we have provided each candidate’s responses to the questionnaire.  I highly recommend that you review each candidate’s responses before voting.  Voting only takes a few minutes, but is very important to the organization in that it allows you to have a voice in the selection of our leaders.  Finally, it is important that all eligible voters participate in the election because a 10% quorum is required.  

This year’s candidates are as follows: 

David Broerman           http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/David_Broerman_QA.pdf  
Mark Ford                       http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Mark_Ford_QA.pdf
Colin Fries                     http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Colin_Fries_QA.pdf
Christian Gerdes          http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Christian_Gerdes_QA.pdf  
Mark Herbert                  http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Mark_Herbert_QA.pdf       
Olli Laiho                        http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Olli_Laiho_QA.pdf
Brian Pohl                      http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Brian_Pohl_QA.pdf
Tammy Young               http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Tammy_Young_QA.pdf                   

Cast your vote online at http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/surveys/default.asp?id=205119, and thank you very much for participating in this election.  And please keep in mind that in order to see any of the above-mentioned candidate questionnaires and to vote, you’ll need to be logged in to the Vivit website.  

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.

Three Ways to Message Your Chapter/SIG Members
There are three-ways to message you Chapter/SIG members. As shown below from the "Group Admin Options  menu, they are:
1.     Message Group
2.     Email All Group Members
3.     Export Group Members, copy and paste email addresses to Outlook

Each method has its advantages.

1.  Message Group – This type of communication uses WYSIWYG editor and you can attach files.  Your Chapter/SIG members will receive an email with a link that takes them to your message on the Vivit website.  

Your message will look like the example below.


2.  Email All Group Members – This is an email in text only format that each chapter/SIG member will receive as an email.

3.   Export Group Members – This is a list of your Chapter/SIG members that can be exported as a CSV file that includes their email address which you can cut and paste in the BC field of an email in Outlook.  The advantage to this is that if you have a large file or multiple files to send with a note, then this a good method.


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