Presentation on theme: "Connect – Your Independent HP Business Technology Community."— Presentation transcript:
Connect – Your Independent HP Business Technology Community
Who We Are… Connect is an independent, not for profit membership organization formed from the consolidation of former HP users groups, including Encompass, ITUG, and HP-Interex EMEA. We are a worldwide community of over 50,000 IT professionals who utilize the full spectrum of HP enterprise products and services.
Why Connect? We educate through online resources, in-person training at conferences, Webcasts, and more. We enable members to connect to others who have a shared interest in HP business technology products and services, whether it’s online, locally, or at the annual events. We influence future HP products and services through our Community Voice Program. We foster leadership and professional development. Each of our member programs is designed and executed with these objectives in mind.
Connect Educational Offerings HP Technology Forum & Expo Community Connect Europe Webcasts Local Chapters Special Interest Groups
Connecting with Global Peer Community Special Interest Groups Focused Social Network Discussion Groups Wikis Chapters Blogs
Connect Members Influencing HP Through… HP Worldwide User Advocacy Survey Influence Commissions Special Interest Groups Advocacy Committee HP Customer Experience Councils
Connect by the Numbers in Chapter Meetings Scheduled Worldwide 36 affiliated chapters (as of 9/1) with 3 more planned by the end of Webcasts delivered to date with over 300 registrants – 70% attendance 5 New SIGs (Storage, JAVA, Business Continuity, Virtualization, Blades) 2 Events with HP (HPTF&E and Social Network averages 30K pageviews/month 50K plus members worldwide 2 Newsletters/Month
Social Networking – MPE / HP e3000 Group An experiment in social networking A place for users and vendors to collaborate, communicate, share, and learn online. The group has areas for discussions, blogging, events, photos, videos, community links, etc. A plan in the works –Seeding content – inviting experts to contribute –Building community – inviting key thought leaders and community leaders and inviting customers. –Promoting the existing of the social network Let’s start now, here….