Vivit Board President
In December, Vivit joined over 13,000 HPE customers and partners at the ExCeL
in London where the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise was hosting its Discover event.
This first "post HP-split” conference allowed the new HPE to "set out its
stall” and describe how the restructure had left it in a position to respond
more quickly to customer demands. As Meg Whitman said, "Success in the world
favours companies that can invent and re-invent at warp speed”.
The conference is an opportunity for HPE to meet customers and partners and
share their ideas for the future. For me, it’s a great place to meet fellow
users of HPE software and pick up "best practice tips” as well as getting the
latest information from the product management and R&D teams.
As well as the keynote and general
sessions, HPE and Vivit host technical breakout sessions and roundtables at the
conference and as a result, the conference really has "something for everyone”.
My only complaint is that there never seems to be enough time to see all the
people that I’d like to and I often leave the conference wanting more!
If you missed the conference, the links
below will take you to some of the highlights and general session
HPE Discover 2015 London
Discover 2015 London - General Sessions
The split was a major theme (HPE was only one month old at the time of the conference).
HPE was keen to share their experiences of the reorganisation and now consider
themselves to be experts in the business of large scale transformations. HPE is
keen to build on the legacy of Hewlett Packard to deliver more, faster with
their new, leaner organisation.
As well as HP’s separation into multiple businesses there were four key
business themes, running through the conference.
- Transformation (to a hybrid
- Protection (of the digital
- Enablement (of workplace
- Empowerment (of a data-driven
Each of these themes boiled down to using
IT to do more for business, at a higher speed and a higher quality than before.
Whilst maximising the value of company data and ensuring the security of
Over recent years, Vivit’s membership has been growing rapidly and each
conference is an opportunity for the Vivit board to give HPE and our members an
update on our growth and plans for the future. I’m delighted to announce that
our membership has doubled in the last 2.5 years and we now represent over 33,000
members from more than 31 countries.
Get the most from your Vivit membership
As our membership grows, it can be hard to keep track of our members’ areas of
interest. We know that we have an almost equal split of members who use HPE
QA/applications products and HPE operations management products and a similar
split of managers and practitioners. We’re keen to ensure that each of you
receive relevant, timely information from Vivit. You can help us to ensure that
you receive the right information from Vivit by updating your profile on the
Vivit website. If you let us know the products that you use we’ll do our best
to ensure that you receive only the most relevant information. Update your profile
Vivit has 80 Local User Groups (LUGs) in 31 countries and 19 Special Interest Groups
(SIGs). Each LUG and SIG has its own focus and personality. Members of LUGs
meet face to face to share best practices, tips, and tricks. Members of SIGs
meet online and can participate in blogs and webinars.
To join a group relevant to you, log into the Vivit website - http://www.vivit-worldwide.org Find
the LUG and SIGs that are most relevant
to you and select the "Join group” icon which will appear at the top of
the group page. If you can’t find a LUG or SIG that’s relevant to you get in
touch and we’ll help if we can.
We’re looking forward to the next Discover
conference in Las Vegas in June 2016 and beyond that, to the next EMEA
conference which will be at the ExCeL in London in December 2016.