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How Discovery tools can enhance your organizations’ CMDB | April 30th, 2015

Location: Column Technologies
Address: 88 Pine Street 5th Floor, New York, NY 10005
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Please join us on Thursday April 30th, 2015 between 5:30 PM – 7 PM EST for our monthly meeting, sponsored by Column Technologies. In this session, we’ll be discussing discovery tools to enhance your organizations’ CMDB.

While the need for a Discovery Tool to feed the CMDB is not mandatory, it can greatly enhance the CMDB data quality, which in turn can drive CMDB adoption within the organization. Column Technologies will present the benefits gained from integrating Discovery tools with the CMDB- and why they are crucial for ITIL Processes and Business Service Management.

Some of the key benefits we’ll cover at this meeting include:

  • Faster MTTR
  • Better Change Risk Management
  • Improved Data Quality
  • Use Case
  • Q & A with our Speaker

Information about your Speaker:

Anthony (Tony) Barghout is a Senior Service Automation Consultant for Column Technologies. His domain expertise falls in the areas of Client-Server Automation, IT Discovery, and Application Modeling. Tony has been employed by Column Technologies since 2006, providing services in the design, delivery, and management areas for many Government and Fortune 2000 organizations. Past clients include NYC (DOITT), Bed Bath & Beyond, and US Cellular. Tony has over ten years’ experience with the BMC product line and brings a wealth of best practices, technical knowledge, and customer experience to each and every engagement.

Information about our Event Sponsor:

Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a global management consulting services and technology solution provider specializing in business service and process management solutions for commercial and federal markets. Headquartered in the United States, Column Technologies employs a diverse and talented team with more than 350 employees around the world, and offices in Canada, India and the United kingdom.

Empower Users with a Modern Customer Experience | November 12th, 2014

Location: Online Virtual Meeting
Time: 1 PM – 2 PM

Please join us virtually on Wednesday November 12th, 2014 between 1 PM – 2 PM EST for our monthly meeting, sponsored by EasyVista. In this session, we’ll present strategies to “empower users with a modern customer experience“.

The “impersonal” world of self-service has taken over and is now the preferred method of interaction. During this presentation you’ll learn how to manage the ever-changing communication needs of end-users and the need for a meaningful and agile customer-centric self-service environment:

  • Provide faster, more efficient service with cross touch-point service management
  • Empower end-users to help themselves
  • Reduce call volume with comprehensive Level Zero (self-service) support
  • Improve customer interaction and satisfaction
  • Design a customer engaging, yet business-aligned service request catalog

Note: Users registering via mobile devices may see an incorrect time. The event is being held at 1 PM EST.

Information about our speaker:

Elisabeth-Cullivan-THomas_SmallElisabeth Cullivan is a results driven professional with extensive experience in Product Marketing and Product Management. She has worked with leading IT Service Management organizations, with her most current role leading EasyVista’s Product Marketing efforts. Elisabeth holds a Masters Degree in Information Management from Syracuse University and a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Relations from LeMoyne College.

Information about our sponsor:

EasyVista, founded in 1988, is a leading global provider of IT Service and Asset Management solutions for the mid to large-sized enterprises. EasyVista helps organizations, around the world, to make the transition from traditional IT management to ‘New IT’, designed for today to manage the future of IT tomorrow.

Data, Knowledge, and the HDI Support Center Standard | October 15th, 2014

Address: 1900 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10023
Time: 5 PM – 7 PM

Join us on Wednesday October 15th, 2014 from 5 PM – 7 PM for our monthly meeting and networking, sponsored by Cherwell Software and Svetlo Consulting. We’ll discuss “Data, Knowledge, and the HDI Support Center Standard”.

At this meeting we’ll explore:

• Data and how it supports quality service provision at the Service Desk/Support Center
• The power of knowledge at your fingertips
• HDI Support Center Standard

  • Alignment
  • Assessment
  • Certification

• The significance of a robust service management tool

Engage our speaker in a special Q & A session.

Information about our Speaker:

Steven R. Matthews, DPSM® is an experienced and seasoned consultant, mentor, and accredited trainer with 30 years of Information Technology experience in various industries such as Insurance, Health Care, Airline Sales Reporting, Transaction Processing and Merchant Services, Public Utilities, and Transportation Services. His experience also includes both Municipal and Federal levels of government. His IT path has taken him through multiple IT areas including IT Management, Applications Development and Support, Service Desk, Technical Support, Operations, and Systems Administration.

Information about our Sponsors:

Cherwell Software builds Cherwell Service Management® (CSM)—the award-winning IT Service Management software recognized by Gartner® and Forrester®. Founded by ITSM industry leaders, Cherwell Software is an ITSM software provider with corporate headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, U.S.A; EMEA headquarters in Royal Wootton Bassett, U.K.; and a global partner network.

Svetlo Consulting Inc. combines the power of many industry and business experts in the areas of IT Management and Business Service Management. Svetlo utilizes the current approaches and methodologies, best practices and standards such as ITIL, CMMi, Lean Sigma, ISO 20K, TQM, Business Intelligence, and combined with real “life” experience, offers great and tangible value to your business.

Reaching for Excellence: A Customer Service Week Special Event | October 7th, 2014

Time: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Customer Service Week 2014 HDI proudly supports Customer Service Week by providing engaging, inspiring, and fun-filled activities that technical service and support organizations can use to boost morale, motivation, and teamwork. This week is a time to reward frontline performance, raise company-wide awareness of the importance of customer service, thank other departments for their support, and remind customers of your organization’s commitment to customer satisfaction.

In celebration of Customer Service Week, HDI is hosting a special event webcast series with Shep Hyken, Michael Pace, and Micah Solomon. Check out the details of this interactive event below. Plan to get up, get involved, and say yes to excellence!

Prizes, participation badges, and facilitated chat discussions with industry experts, solutions providers, and HDI members will round out the live experience. Earn points as you participate—more points means more chances to win a free HDI 2015 Conference & Expo registration! (Note: Make sure everyone on your team registers individually so they can each qualify for a chance to win prizes and participate in the chat discussions.) We’ve even assembled extra ideas and resources to help you round out your Customer Service Week activities, including special giveaways that will enhance the webcast experience for you and your team!

Join us for the live event on Tuesday, or enjoy the webcasts on-demand later on—there are plenty of ways to plan a schedule that meets your team’s needs!

Click here to Register for this Event!

Turn Enterprise Mobility Challenges into Business Advantages | September 18th, 2014 |

Location: ASCAP
Address: One Lincoln Plaza (between 63rd and 64th Street), New York, New York 10023
* Nearest Subway: Columbus Circle (A,B,C,D and 1 Trains)
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Join us on Thursday September 18th, 2014 for our monthly meeting, sponsored by FrontRange Solutions. In this session, we’ll discuss Enterprise Mobility Management – Why the BYOD revolution demands enterprise mobility innovation.

Do you have to support a growing number of remote and increasingly mobile employees?

Do you have to manage a variety of corporate and BYOD phones, tablets, laptops?

Do you have to deal with lost and stolen mobile devices and need to safeguard security?

Do you have to set up an enterprise mobility framework for your organization, but don’t know where to start?

Then this session is for YOU!

On average, 1 out of every 8 mobile devices will be lost or stolen. We’ve all been there: a corporate mobile device gets lost, now the IT service desk has to scramble to minimize the exposure of sensitive company data residing on the employee’s mobile phone and curtail the negative impact of lost productivity. With an increasingly mobile and remote workforce, a lost device is not the only challenge organizations are running into every day.

At this meeting we’ll explore:

  • Trends in Workforce Mobility Management – How important is an Enterprise Mobility Management strategy for your organization?
  • Supporting employees on multiple endpoints – How can you increase efficiencies in supporting, securing and controlling your users and endpoints?
  • Steps for maximizing security – How can you provide the mobile freedom and flexibility employees demand while ensuring security and control IT requires?
  • Empowering employees with self-service – How can you eliminate time consuming steps and get your users back online fast?

Engage our speaker in a special Q & A session.

June 12th, 2014 – Which Came First: the Process or the Tool?

Location: Robert Half Technology
Address: 245 Park Avenue New York, NY 10167
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Join us on Thursday June 12th, 2014 for our monthly meeting, sponsored by Cherwell Software. In this session, we’ll discuss the age old argument of tool vs. process. Find out which would need to be designed and implemented first or if they can be done simultaneously.

At this meeting we’ll explore:

  • Priorities of an ITSM initiative; which should be addressed first, process or the tool? Or both?

  • Successful adopters of both ITIL processes and ITSM solutions

  • Managing Change

  • KPI’s

Engage our speaker in a special Q & A session.


Information about our Speaker:

Cliff Jones has over 12 years in the IT Service Management domain. Cliff’s primary area of expertise is in business process reengineering, and ITSM strategic consulting having led over 50 ITSM implementations from a technical and process perspective. Cliff has spoken at numerous HDI and itSMF events with respect to industry best practices, process, and tool adoption. Cliff has an undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Information about our Sponsor:

Cherwell Software builds Cherwell Service Management® (CSM)—the award-winning IT Service Management software recognized by Gartner® and Forrester®. Founded by ITSM industry leaders, Cherwell Software is an ITSM software provider with corporate headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, U.S.A; EMEA headquarters in Royal Wootton Bassett, U.K.; and a global partner network.


HDI 2014 – A Digital Experience | Free Online Conference – Tuesday May 13, 2014 (Live) and On-Deman

Join us at HDI 2014 – A Digital Experience, the most engaging virtual event in the world! Mark your calendars now to join a global audience for HDI’s third annual digital experience.

We’re highlighting Orlando’s greatest hits and wrapping them up in full day of learning, interactive discussions, networking, polls, and prizes. And we’re kicking it all off with a pre-event workshop, “Great Experiences for Customers on the Go.”

Provide your entire team with a full day of professional development and team building!

This event is completely free. There is no cost to register or attend.

Click here to Register

Unleashing the Enormous Power of Service Desk KPI’s! – April 16, 2014

MetricNet and HDI NYC Present: Unleashing the Enormous Power of Service Desk KPI’s!

On April 26, 2014 a 90 minute overview of best practices in Service Desk Performance Measurement was exclusively presented for HDI’s New York City Chapter!

In this HDI NYC 90 minute webcast, MetricNet shared the key success factors in performance measurement from the industry’s top performing Service Desks!

  • HEAR how the industry’s top performing Service Desks track and trend their performance!
  • LEARN how to use KPI’s diagnostically to achieve World-Class Performance!
  • APPLY Best Practices in Service Desk Performance Measurement and Management!

Title: MetricNet and HDI Present: Unleashing the Enormous Power of Service Desk KPI’s!
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Location: Online Webinar
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Click here to watch the recorded webcast

Nov 7th 2013 – 5 Critical Interviewing Skills for Managers

Location: Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
Address: 200 Park Ave South (corner of 17th Street), 7th floor, New York, NY 10003
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Hiring is one of the most important decisions any manager can make. In order to be successful, managers must be able assess top talent: those who will positively impact their team’s productivity and achieve excellent results.

But how do you separate the talkers from the doers?

At our upcoming meeting, Talent Acquisition specialist, Matthew Alfieri will discuss 5 critical interviewing skills for managers.

At this meeting we’ll explore:

  1. Partnering with HR and Talent Acquisition teams

  2. Reading between the lines – resume assessment techniques

  3. Interviewing strategies

  4. Keys to identifying top talent

  5. Off limits – questions that should NOT be asked

Engage our speaker in a special Q & A session about Interviewing scenarios.


Matthew Alfieri

Information about our Speaker:

Matthew Alfieri, PHR is the Human Resources Manager for Elizabeth Arden, Inc, a global beauty organization. His experience includes 9 years in various Human Resources roles, with a focus on talent assessment, acquisition, and retention strategies. As an entrepreneur he has owned multiple businesses, including catering and landscaping.


Post Conference Networking Mixer

On May 23rd 2013, the New York HDI Chapter met for a networking event.

HDI Conf 2013

Event Summary

The HDI 2013 Conference that just ended presents a great opportunity for NYC HDI to share the current news, conference information and initiatives that came out of that event.

The HDI NYC board members will present several post conference items of interest including news regarding our upcoming events for HDI NYC and other opportunities for participation.

Topics being covered

  • New HDI membership program with expanded benefits
  • Conference highlights including HDI Awards
  • HDI 2013 Digital Experience
  • Collaborative chapter events in the North East
  • Schedule of HDI NYC programs this year

We will also be giving away 1 free Silver membership worth $165.00 at this event.

This will be followed by a network mixer at the event location Chelsea Brewery.

Chelsea Brewery


Members: Free

Non Members: $10.00 at the door

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Chelsea Brewery

Address: 59 Chelsea Piers Roadway, New York, NY 10011



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