Vivit Announces the 2010 Leader of the Year for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region

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Vivit awards the prestigious Leader of the Year title to Dr. Andreas Birk for his outstanding contributions to the worldwide HP Software user community.

Dr. Andreas Birk

It has been a privilege to work with the incredible people of Vivit, building up a worldwide Special Interest Group. This vibrant community of highly experienced professionals provides a unique environment for valuable knowledge sharing.

Vivit, the independent, worldwide HP Software user community, is pleased to announce Dr. Andreas Birk as the 2010 Leader of the Year for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. This award is given out twice a year (the EMEA region in December and the Americas region in June) and is Vivit’s way of celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of Chapter and Special Interest Group leaders.

Dr. Birk, who resides in Germany, founded the Testing, Quality, and Application Lifecycle Management Special Interest Group (TQA SIG) in 2008 for Vivit members around the globe. Together with his co-leaders, he has built it into an active, thriving forum for hundreds of HP Software users. He has organized webinars and created a vibrant online community hub, featuring discussion forums and valuable information repositories. In Germany, he has organized the TQA tracks at the annual Vivit conferences. Andreas serves on the membership committee, collaborates with the Vivit Board of Directors, and has attracted numerous new members to the Vivit community.

"It has been a privilege to work with the incredible people of Vivit, building up a worldwide Special Interest Group. This vibrant community of highly experienced professionals provides a unique environment for valuable knowledge sharing. I really enjoy contributing to Vivit, and it is a great honor to receive the Leader of the Year Award." --Andreas Birk

As founder and principal consultant of Software.Process.Management (SWPM), Andreas supports process improvement initiatives on testing and application lifecycle management with integrated HP Quality Center solutions. He values collaboration, learning, and experience sharing as important keys to success in software organizations.

Dr. Birk was nominated by members of the TQA SIG who value his energy and ability to get others engaged. He is being honored at HP Software Universe in Barcelona, Spain, November 30-December 2, 2010.

About Vivit
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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