Vivit at HP Discover

Jason Kennedy, Richard Bishop, Martijn Stuiver

VIvit is the HP Software user organization, with 17 active chapters in Europe, Mid-East and Asia. No longer North-America centric, there has been a shift that has added several European members to the board in the past 12 months.

Vivit’s membership is also changing- with a growing executive membership, as opposed to the almost 100% practioner focus in years past.

In the interview, we discuss the Special Interest Groups : Cloud, Business Intelligence, Mobility, Dev Ops, Agile and look forward to emerging groups around Security and Big Data

Also at HP Discover, Vivit held a series of Round-table discussions as a part of their multi-channel strategy.


Guest Biographies

Jason Kennedy

President, Vivit Board of Directors

Senior Manager Infrastructure Services, University of British Columbia

British Columbia, Canada

Jason is an active member of the IT community in the areas of best practices and systems management. As an HP OpenView & ITIL certified systems & network management professional, Jason actively leads Vivit globally.

Jason has been involved with Enterprise Systems Management as an end-user and consultant for the last twenty years. Jason is an international speaker at conferences and worldwide webinars, has been featured in several Network World articles, and has a strong passion for the quality services Vivit has consistently provided to its membership.

Jason lives just outside beautiful Vancouver in British Columbia and frequently enjoys the plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities living in BC presents.


Richard Bishop

Vivit Board of Directors

Head of Service Development, Trust IV Ltd

Manchester, UK


Richard is a testing specialist and test manager with over fourteen years of experience primarily with Performance Center and Quality Center, as well as non-HP test tools. He has been involved with the Mercury User Group and now Vivit since 2007.

Richard specialises in a number of technical disciplines including Microsoft server operating systems and HP testing tools. His testing career spans consultancy as well as end-user organisations. Richard has extensive experience of the UK finance and retail sectors.

Richard takes an active role in the UK and worldwide testing community. As well as being co-leader of Vivit, he now sits on Vivit’s Board of Directors to help develop Vivit services for members throughout Europe.

Richard lives in Lancashire, England; in his spare time, he helps lead a local Cub Scout group and enjoys, camping, walking, mountain-biking and other outdoor activities.


Martijn Stuiver

Vivit Board of Directors

Director of Business Services, Westbury IT Services

Loosdrecht, Netherlands


Martijn lends his expertise and leadership in the field of service management tool implementation and Business Intelligence deployments for Westbury to the Vivit community.

As co-leader for the Vivit HP Service Management Special Interest Group, Martijn organizes and leads global virtual events and roundtable discussions at HP Discover conferences and at the Customer Forum of the EMEAs. He has been instrumental in forming cohesive communication and collaborations among Vivit Leaders and HP Software in EMEA. Martijn established the local HP Service Management Chapter of Vivit in the Netherlands where he resides.

Martijn sits on the Vivit Board of Directors as the Chapter and Special Interest Group Director.

He specialised in performance management and BI implementation practises in the service management arena for clients all over the globe.

Martijn lives in the Netherlands and is a big fan of his son’s soccer team. He also lovesto drive performance improvement in his weekly cycling tours.

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