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Tips 4 Startups – Free Event!

 

MktgFuel, a new and innovative startup founded by former Google employee and European Head of Marketing for Eventbrite , Marion Gamel, is holding a Free Event “Tips 4 Startups” bringing together  industry veterans from Google, Yahoo, Cisco and Moo, that have launched their own companies.

The speakers will discuss aspects of startups that are often overlooked or not correctly prioritized in the life of a startup, that can make a massive difference between mediocrity and greatness.

Marion Gamel, founder of MktGFuel, will discuss the importance of sound marketing and position in the digital world. MktGFuel as a CMO-on-Demand service, allows startups to tap into a pool of experienced marketing professionals at the early stage, to guide their marketing strategies, without necessarily having a full time Marketing specialist.

Robert Swerling, joint CEO of  The Up Group, and former Head of Commerce Partnerships EMEA at Google will discuss the importance of attracting exceptional talent, and avoiding common pitfalls startups may , and Sophie Clifford, founder of Temple Employment Law will discuss Employment laws inline with Swerling.

Karima Noren, who left after 8 years at Google to focus on startups founding K Legal,  a boutique legal practice providing personal, pragmatic advice to technology companies, notably around the value and protection of Data. Nigel Jones , former Legal Council AltaVista and Google’s former European Legal Council member of the Executive Management Group, who founded NVJ Legal, will discuss fast growth companies and the challenges of expanding in Europe, and the different commercial, intellectual property challenges between the two markets.

Kate Leto, former Product Lead at Yahoo! and former Head of Product at Moo, Director at Libertie House will discuss the 3 phases of product management to take any start-up from concept to launch, and  Pontus Noren, founder of Cloudreach, will discuss the journey of his company, almost doubling every year, growing to £30 million revenue, 150+ employees within 6 years.

Beer will be served including ample opportunities for networking and Q&A throughout the session. The Event will be held at WeWork offices near Blackfriars. (Location and details upon registration).

Register for the by clicking the below image.

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LISA 3rd Annual Picnic – Hyde Park !

Where: Hyde Park – Near the Serpentine  

When:  Saturday, 29th of August, 2015

2 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Cost:    Free to attend

Things to note: We will be near the Serpentine Lido where there is a coffee shop and toilets (See map) . Contact Prof. Steve or Elena or email (alena_trifonova@yahoo.com) or use the Facebook event!

All alumni and friends and family are welcome! 

If you are in London, please come along to our third annual alumni summer picnic in Hyde Park on Saturday 29th of August at 14:00.

Bring your family and classmates, meet old friends or make new ones. Light snacks will be provided, but please feel free to bring additional snacks to share with other participants. We will provide all paper products (aka, cups, plates, etc) … while quantities last. Please Bring Your Own Alcohol.

Food, fun, games and hopefully sunshine! You can cycle there, bring a football, or anything you like to do on a day in the park!

Click on the Facebook link to RSPV.

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Rain or Shine

Remember, this is London. Rain can turn into a beautiful day within minutes (hopefully!). In case of rain we will meet inside serpentine cafe.

Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and sunscreen!

How to get there

Nearest tube station is Lancaster gate – go through the park in front of the station, walk past the Italian fountains and follow the footpath to the Serpentine.

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BAILOUT at the OBE

With Greece in turmoil, it was important for the LISA members to meet at the Old Bank of England to discuss the recent developments, and how our international community of experts feel about the situation.

Particularly pertinent to the discussion, privatization, restructuring, and most importantly, automation, which is a key driver of efficiency in any institution.

Florian Allwein  had some views on organisational change, and the importance of agility within the organisation. His research at the LSE would have certainly been something for Mr. Tsipras to take note of.

Kassim Gaffar‘s view was that reform in government institutions needs good CRM systems, that are tailored to charities and non-profits that really understand the problems they face, and the complexity of the public sector. Techrun would be ideal. Arseni Gladkov, from where he was standing (very tall) mentioned that it is important that the young generation of Greeks need to use this opportunity where the economy is in rebuild mode, to return to university and re-train. He believes it has become easier for students to be able to manage information and workloads, an idea he firmly believed in when he founded ACSUMM.

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Kassim and Arseni talking about ACSUMM and TechRun

Myself and Tinesh Babu, had very strong views around the importance of financial data gathering, and understanding economic indicators. Notably the importance of the PMI index issued by Markit. Just the fact that we both worked for Markit and that Markit was an LSE Patron, of course had nothing to do with it. Michael, President and CEO of Nerd Force , was advocating the importance of solid IT infrastructure to penetrate the small and medium businesses space that constitutes a large part of the Greek economy.

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Tinesh, Charles and Michael

Rushi Lala, consultant extraordinaire at PWC was advocating simple management structures. At PWC its a very flat structure that operates quite efficiently. Efficiency is certainly something Greece needs, and he believes he can fix the broken system. His team at PWC are the only people for the job. Tsipras’ woes will soon be over.

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Tinesh, Charles and Rushi discussing flat management structures

Part coincidence part intention, Nicholas Hopper, also future member of the LISA basketball team (Scott at Power Forward, Arseni as Centre, Nicholas as Shooting guard…) , was the one taking the picture, and he believed that in Greece, a country built on small independent businesses, needs simple and effective tools to drive marketing and sales via the web. But with so much out there they need Crozdesk to help them navigate through to find the best tools for them.

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Saurabh, Charles, Scott, Tinesh

Scott Gammon and Saurabh Mishra where there to understand the UK job market, but had no interest in moving to Greece.

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Saurabh is an Ale person.

Fivos Lykos, LISA’s Greece delegate, collated all the feedback and will personally speak to Mr. Tsipras about what the LISA community has to offer.

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Charles, Saad and Fivos

Fivos, Mariya, Charles

Fivos, Mariya, Charles

See you all next time!!!!

Visitors to the Estabrook Beer Garden's grand opening on June 20 enjoyed free beer after the opening ceremonies. The beer garden will open at noon each day this summer, weather permitting. Last call is 9 p.m.

Regular Old Bank of England Meetup – LISA!

Summer has arrived!  Join your fellow alumni on :

Wednesday 15th July 2015

 The Old Bank of England Pub Beer GARDEN

194 Fleet St  City of London, EC4A 2LT

7:00 pm till late

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This will be a good networking opportunity with fellow alumni and meet your classmates.  Join us and feel free to bring your friends and classmates along.

See you there!

LISA wants YOU!

Message from Dr Steve Smithson

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If, like me, you studied Information Systems at LSE through ADMIS, MISI or MISDI (or even a PhD for the really keen) and you are an energetic individual who wants to remain close to their alma mater, then you should actively help LISA.

LISA is our LSE IS Alumni organisation that exists to create a sense of community by providing mutual support and a global network for its members. Since the establishment of the Information Systems group, over 4,000 people have graduated and gone on to build illustrious careers at some of the world’s most renowned businesses and academic institutions. Many have started their own businesses with great success.

Whether you are looking for old friends, networking opportunities with like-minded people, talented individuals to hire or future business partners, or if you’re revisiting the LSE campus to reminisce on old days over a beer, LISA can help.

LISA is an entirely voluntary organisation and is looking for enthusiastic alumni from around the world to join us and contribute, both in person and remotely, through the following activities:

• Social event organisation
• Writers for blogging/newsletter
• LISA Ambassadors worldwide
• Career mentors (including reviewing CVs)
• Start-up advice
• Academic networking
• Social media campaigning
• And many, many, more

If you are interested, please get in touch!!!
Contact committee@lisa-online.com with a short description of yourself including the year you graduated, where you are, and how you’d like to contribute. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hope all is well

Steve

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Senior Business Analyst Opportunity – Markit

Mid-Level and Senior Business Analyst Position – Markit

Markit, a leading Financial Technology Services company based in the City of London has 1-2 open positions for mid-level and senior business analyst for their Trade Processing Division. Candidates should ideally have a background in Business Analysis with either Software Development or Technical Analysis experience, with exposure to financial services. Knowledge of OTC Derivatives (Interest Rate, Equities or Credit Derivatives) Clearing or Trading of Futures , options or Cash Equities is important and experience with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) in any major trading or middleware software is highly desirable. Knowledge of industry standards such as FIX, FpML or other major messaging standards is key, and project management experience is a big advantage. Candidates would ideally have 5+ years of experience. The position is London based

Contact Charles Wahab at charles.wahab@markit.com for more information.

Old Bank of England Meetup – 13th May 2015

Spring has arrived! Join your fellow alumni on :

Wednesday 13th May 2014

The Old Bank of England Pub

194 Fleet St City of London, EC4A 2LT

7 pm till late

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This will be a good networking opportunity with fellow alumni and meet your classmates. Join us and feel free to bring your friends and classmates along.

See you there!

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15th Social Study of ICTs Workshop – Register Now!

The LSE Information Systems group is holding it’s annual SSIT Conference on April 20th, 2015.

Event details

Date: Monday 20 April 2015
Time: 9.30am – 7pm 
Venue: 
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE Campus

This is a free event but registration is required.

REGISTER HERE

Digital Innovation and Information Systems Research, Teaching and PracticeDigital innovation has given rise to many different phenomena, from business models that decouple production of value from earning of income, to crowdsourcing and online networks or communities formed around specific interests. Of special importance has lately been the commercialization of social interaction achieved by social media platforms. Taken together these changes seem to signal a deep going change that has diverse and far reaching organizational, social and economic consequences. This year’s SSIT workshop will focus discussion on the underpinning processes of digital innovation and the significance of emerging social and economic changes.  It will also discuss what changes of Information Systems teaching, research and practice may be adopted to respond to the advent of digital innovation.Workshop Programme:

09:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:00 Digital Innovation, Reversed Semiotics and Generative Economy: Youngjin Yoo, Temple University, USA
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 ‘Digital Innovation’: Can it Provide an Enduring Conceptual Foundation for the IS   Curriculum?:Rob Fichman, Boston College Carroll School of Management, USA
12:30 Lunch break
13:45 The Logic of Digital Innovation: Nick Berente, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, USA
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 Panel: Is ‘digital innovation’ the new name for IS research, practice and teaching?   Panellists: Rob Fichman, Yougjin Yoo, Nick Berente, Ola Henfridsson, Chair: Jannis Kallinikos, Department of Management, LSE
17:00 Drinks reception

If you would like any more information, please email dom.events@lse.ac.uk.

March (Irish Themed) 2015 LN Enterprise Tech Meetup

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  • Join fellow technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors for an Irish Themed London Enterprise Technology Meetup (LNETM) on Monday 16th March 2015 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

    To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, we will have three great company demo presentations from:

    • Moqom provides a suite of identity and security products, based on competency in mining mobile network data, to provide a high level of certainty when it comes to confirming identity, enhancing the end users experience in areas like payments and frictionless secure logon

    • ServiceFrame provides software/services that enable the institutionalisation of core governance processes including continuous improvement and risk management, to build transparent business relationships and demonstrate service provider alignment with customer objectives

    • Barricade is a self-learning early warning system and recommendation engine that is built to account for the changing landscape of cloud computing and containerization, with focus on allowing organizations to deploy security early in their application development lifecycle and continuously throughout deployment

    Sign up today and don’t forget to tell your friends/colleagues.

    Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

This event is free for Information Systems Alumni. Contact ian@lnetm.com to register for FREE. (The meetup page requires a £5 registration ).