Mark Herbert and Paul Peissner Recognized as Leader and Champion of the Year by Vivit, HP’s Independent HP Software User Community
Vivit presents the prestigious Leader of the Year award to Mark Herbert for outstanding leadership of the Arizona Local Chapter and the Champion of the Year Award to Paul Peissner for his outstanding efforts to grow and strengthen the user community worldwide.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 07, 2012
Vivit, the independent, worldwide HP Software user community, today announced Mark Herbert, Manager, QA Test Automation, Apollo Group, Inc., as the recipient of the 2012 Vivit Leader of the Year award and Paul Peissner, Director of Business Development and Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Products and Services, CollabNet, as the recipient of the 2012 Vivit Champion of the Year award for the Americas region. These awards are presented each year at the HP Discover conference to volunteers who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding service to the Vivit user community.
Mark Herbert, 2012 Leader of the Year, was nominated by members of the Vivit Arizona Chapter who value his vital leadership role in their local community. Mark has led the Arizona Chapter for three years; before this, he led the Pittsburgh Chapter which he founded in 2006 as a Mercury user group. Mark organizes quarterly events with special emphasis on customer presentations focusing on both applications and operations technologies. In addition, Mark engages members in the event process by operating a forum on the Vivit Arizona website.
Nationally, Mark is bringing his expertise to the HP Discover conference in Las Vegas, June 7, 2012, with a discussion on the building blocks of a successful migration from Quality Center to ALM.
Mark is an HP Accredited Systems Engineer (ASE) with HP Quality Center and HP QuickTest Professional. He has been working in software Quality Assurance and using HP testing tools since 1999. Mark is also an HP Certified Instructor in these tool sets.
Paul Peissner, 2012 Champion of the Year, was nominated by members worldwide for his volunteer efforts to strengthen and grow the Vivit community.
Paul champions the advancement of IT professionals, helping them take advantage of the quickly changing IT industry, and he connects a variety of industry experts and leaders to work with the Vivit community through local chapters and special interest groups across the globe. Paul has grown membership and membership participation, as well as strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and services.
Paul´s strategy to combine the efforts of HP Software applications and operations teams to help optimize IT organizations and advance the careers of Vivit´s IT professionals has resulted in the launch of the Vivit DevOps special interest group, which he leads. Paul is also a Leader for the Silicon Valley and San Jose, California Chapter, connecting users and thought leaders in the region. Additionally, he has served as an advisor to the Vivit Board of Directors and offers his insights and expertise to the wider community, speaking at local chapter meetings in the US and Europe and co-presenting on live web events.
As a Business Development specialist for many technology companies, Paul has become a strong advocate for partner-based “eco-system innovation,” encouraging IT´s adoption of Cloud and the creation of self-service education and training programs to assist in industry adoption and global standardization efforts. He understands the limits of an R&D platform team, the growing needs of their customers, and the wealth of resources the right partnerships can provide to both.
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Vivit is a non-profit corporation founded in 1993 (as OpenView Forum) by customers of Hewlett-Packard’s Software products to represent the interests of HP Software customers, developers, and partners worldwide. Vivit represents and serves the broad HP Software and Solutions Community (including OpenView, Mercury, Peregrine, Radia, and more) and is the endorsed HP Software users group. Vivit currently has members all over the world representing all areas of Business and Industry.
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