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Be a Leader

Vivit’s vast network of chapters and special interest groups is made possible by the many volunteer leaders. Vivit leaders are at the forefront of the organization, working with key members and Hewlett Packard Enterprise software to create valuable local and global activities to share best practices, learn from peers about real-world experiences, and hear about new HPE software developments in an unbiased and uncensored community.

Being a Vivit leader has been a great opportunity to take an active role in the HPE software user community. I help ensure that the people that work with HPE software on a daily basis have the support from their local and regional peers. This helps them get all the value out of their investments in HPE software.

– Steven Kiss, Toronto Chapter Leader


Being a Vivit leader allows you the opportunity to help the Vivit organization grow, improve your leadership skills, and bring valuable resources to the HPE software user community. Being a Vivit leader allows you to get to know other HPE software users in your local area and around the world, bring those folks together to share ideas, and learn from one another.

– Mark Herbert, Arizona Chapter Leader

Becoming a Leader – What does it mean?

Mark Laird, 2013 EMEA Speaker of the Year

René De Vleeschauwer, 2013 EMEA Champion of the Year

Mostafa Moussavi, 2013 EMEA Leader of the Year

Olli Laiho, Vivit TQA SIG Leader

Stefan Mohr, Vivit Germany Chapter Leader

Lead a Local Chapter

Organize local meetings for members in your area. These meetings typically take place twice-yearly either in person or online. Chapter leaders spend the majority of their time forming meeting agendas, finding speakers and venues, and announcing events.


Vivit has given me the opportunity to connect with industry thought-leaders and like-minded professionals. I have personally benefitted from Vivit’s value proposition around community, education and advocacy.

– Anand Deb, British Columbia Chapter Leader

If you believe in Vivit and you can spend a few hours per month, you should start a local chapter. To be a chapter leader is not just about having many tasks, there are many benefits. You can expand your professional contacts. With a little effort, you will be at the heart of things; you will get so much valuable input from people from other companies who use the same HPE software tools as you. Last but not least, this is a great opportunity to influence enhancements of the tools you use in your daily work.

– Mostafa Moussavi, Sweden Chapter Leader

Lead a Special Interest Group

Organize an online group for members worldwide to share and develop knowledge and expertise on a specific technology or application. Hold at least two events each year in the form of a webinar or local meeting. Special interest group leaders spend the majority of their time finding webinar presenters, announcing events, and posting blogs and other relevant content.

As a Vivit special interest group leader, doors are opened to access HPE Product Marketing and influence the HPE roadmap.

– Mary Kay Petersen, HPE Service Manager Special Interest Group Leader, Oregon Chapter Leader


Being a Vivit special interest group leader provides the ability to network and disseminate knowledge with peers that share similar product interests. Vivit special interest groups provide users with the latest information on product releases and enhancements, as well as demonstrating real-world examples of the tools in use. Being able to facilitate those communications globally as a special interest group leader is very rewarding on both a professional and personal level.

– Sandy Schubert, Business Service Management Special Interest Group Leader, Pittsburgh and Seattle Chapter Leader


The experience gained from serving as a leader will provide many lasting benefits:


  • Connect with industry experts and thought leaders
  • Expand your professional network locally and globally
  • Gain additional exposure for you and your company within Vivit and HPE
  • Develop leadership and management skills
  • Advance your career

As an independent consultant and international speaker, I can honestly say that being a Vivit chapter leader really makes one think even more outside the usual and mundane thinking box. Being a part of this group of leaders gives one the opportunity to shape both HPE product roadmaps through direct access to HPE resources, product managers and other channels, as well as the "fortune” of fellow international HPE software users and/or peers. This is done by making valuable resources (otherwise unavailable) accessible on the Vivit website and professional network or by simply supporting through sharing of practical experience and know-how.

– Mihai Grigorescu, South Africa Chapter Leader


Vivit makes leading a local chapter or special interest group easy by providing:

  • A pre-built group within the Vivit website to communicate with members and add content, blogs, forums, resources and events
  • An invitation to members to join your group
  • HPE contacts in your local area or your area of interest
  • Speaker list
  • Sample agendas, templates, and marketing materials
  • A dedicated liaison who will provide one-on-one training, assist with webinars, and answer questions
  • Online and in-person meetings with other leaders to share experiences, hear updates from the Vivit board, and provide feedback
  • Leadership training materials

As a Vivit Chapter Leader and busy consultant, it’s comforting to know if I have any questions or need any supporting documentation, I can find what I need readily available on the Vivit website. I especially like downloading the updated Chapter Meeting slide deck, sign-in sheet, and using the Event Survey for valuable member feedback. It makes things much easier, especially since most of us are on the go!

– Paul Shovlin, Florida Chapter Leader

Become a leader today


Teri Sarallo
Americas Chapter and Special Interest Group Liaison

Annemarie Stuiver
EMEA/APJ Chapter and Special Interest Group Liaison

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