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LISA 2nd Annual BBQ Picnic Photos

There is just something about tucking into food outdoors in the tranquil sensory private garden hidden in the heart of Central London. We had plenty of good food and drinks and plenty of laughter and catching up with old friends and we were even really lucky with the weather.

A massive thank you to all of you who joined us on 6th of September and I hope the rest of you had a really good excuse.

 

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LISA 2nd Annual BBQ Picnic!!

LISA is happy to announce that after the success of last year’s Picnic (photos!) this will become an Annual Summer event.  This year will be a BBQ Picnic courtesy of Miltos (pictured) !

  • Where:   Eccleston Square [map from Victoria Station]
  • When:  Saturday, 6th of September, 2014
  • Time: 3pm till late (noise down by 10pm!)
  • Food: Some burgers and chicken will be available with the basics (mayo, ketchup etc..).
  • Alcohol : Bring Your Own Booze

All alumni and friends and family are welcome! No RSVP required, but if you are coming with friends please email social@lisa-online.com so we can have an idea of numbers. Call Charles on 07890953947 or Miltos on 07983963128 if required!

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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 be at :

Make sure to wear comfortable clothing and sunscreen!

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There is a nearby Sainsbury  5 min away for supplies!.

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Willcocks Launches Book at LSE

Distinguished LSE Professor Leslie Willcocks is an authority in the field of Outsourcing, and often takes his research into uncharted waters. Along with LSE Visiting Professor Mary Lacity, and industry expert Andrew Burgess, the authors investigated the growing trend of Outsourcing in Legal Services, an industry well known for being tightly knit and traditionally cautious with Information Systems and it’s impact on their business.

LISA held it’s second Technology Seminar, entitled “The Rise of Legal Services Outsourcing” on Tuesday June 17th, 2014, with Professor Willcocks launching his book of the same title, at the Sheikh Zayed Theatre.

LISA Chairman Adnan Naseem opened the seminar by giving a brief overview of LISA, the success stories, and the challenges that lie ahead. He also highlighted the importance of the collaboration between Alumni and Faculty to provide a value offering to the community that will raise the profile of the LSE.

John Croft of Elevate Services   , one of the event sponsors along with Radiant Law and Source ,introduced the presenters and thanked them for their work and important findings. He emphasized his company’s belief in the future of legal services becoming more streamlined, and outsourcing is not something the business can overlook any longer.

Prof. Willcocks then took to the stage and gave some background on the reasons that led to the writing of this book, and how outsourcing will change the legal profession.  Prof. Lacity then delved deeper into the  progress and evolution of Legal Services Outsourcing (LSO) and the lessons learned, before Andrew Burgess from Source discussed the pyramid of value added by companies embracing legal services outsourcing. “Being in the presence of companies like Elevate Services and Radiant Law in 2014 was like being in the presence of Apple and Microsoft in the 1980s – these companies are the future of Law.” Noted Professor Lacity.

The Seminar ended with a book signing and a couple of drinks at the White Horse on LSE Campus.

Slides from the Event Can be downloaded here:  LSOSanFranciscoDISTRIBUTE-1

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FutureWorkshops Walk-In Interview Session

futureWorkshopsLogoLISA has agreed with Future Workshops (http://www.futureworkshops.com/) to conduct a Walk-In Interview session at the Department on the Thesis Submission day , August 29th, from 1pm to 4pm. 

Future Workshops has established a reputation as a leader in its field, crafting mobile products and Apps of the highest caliber. A critical part of their success is the focus on needs of real people. Their consumer clients include The BBC, ITV, The R&A (The Open Championships and The Rules of Golf), and Saudi Telecom. These Apps have reached hundreds of nationalities across global markets, grossing millions of pounds. Their projects have earned recognition in the form of industry awards and critical review.

Matt Brooke-Smith, CEO, is an entrepreneur and creative business leader with over a decade of industry experience. He graduated from The University of Southampton with a 1st class BSc in Computer Science. In 2008 he launched Future Workshops to deliver mobile applications for top brands – today the company is made up of 20 people. Matt won the ITC livery company’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012, and is a guest lecturer at UCL and King Saud University, Riyadh.

Davide Casarin is the Programme Manager at Future Workshops with oversight of the company’s portfolio of projects. He is a Certified SAP ERP consultant having begun his career in Milan, Italy. He is a regular speaker and attendee at industry events.

Matt and Davide are looking for graduate project managers to join their exciting company.  Candidates with suitable work experience will be considered for more senior roles that also offer work sponsorship for non-EU citizens.

Please email your CV to careers@futureworkshops.com. Shortlisted candidates who email their resume will have priority to interview first, and a walk-in interview open session will be available on a first come first serve basis on the day, where they will also provide feedback and advice.

This opportunity is for LSE Information Systems Graduates provided in collaboration with LISA. If you would like advice on your CV before sending it, please email careers@lisa-online.com

LISA Summer Pub Meet

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Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Unit 26, Hays Galleria, London SE1 2HD

7:00 pm till late

After a short break, we are pleased to invite you to the next one of our regular London pub nights.

You will find The Horniman at Hays in London Bridge within a short stroll of HMS Belfast, Tooley Street and London Bridge Tube. This area along the south bank of the Thames was historically known as the ‘Larder of London’. The pub is on the site of a former tea warehouse

There is no charge to attend this event. Guests of alumni welcome.

We hope to see you there!

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High Profile Speaker at June LNETM

Join fellow technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors for the London Enterprise Technology Meetup (LNETM) on Wednesday 25th June from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

We’ve swapped from our traditional Monday event slot, to accommodate a very high profile speaker for June’s event, who will speak on key trends in Big Data, Cloud and Cyber-Security - They have asked that this event be low profile, so we will only be announcing their name to attendees.

In addition, we will have two high quality demo presentations during the event:

• FolioShack is an end-to-end platform to create documents for a digital world. It allows for creation and distribution of high quality interactive documents across multiple devices and form factors with tracking capabilities available out of the box.

• saltDNA has built a highly flexible on-premise or cloud based Secure Mobile Environment for employees using company owned and personal devices to securely access and protect business information through mobile applications on IOS, Android and Windows Phone.

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

 

LSE launch of PositionDial

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Mariam Cook, an LSE alumni graduated in 2010 with MSc Communication, Information and Society (the degree that is split between the Innovation and Information Systems Group and the Media & Communications Group) has foudned the startup focusing on strengthening and improving democratic and social participation, called PositionDial.

PositionDial is a ground-breaking new app that helps people define where they stand – and matches you with politicians and brands who act in line with your position on the big issues. It also shows you the different sides of every story: left, right and beyond, to help you make your own mind up. Watch PositionDial intro video here.

The exclusive launch event will be hosted next week at the LSE and you are warmly invited to attend it.

Why should you come? Well, PositionDial is a start-up grounded in powerful information systems and media theory, including Actor Network Theory, Issue Networks, STS, Public sphere, Agonistic Pluralism (more about this here). They are very passionate about the importance of views, values and opinions and would like to share the launch of their truly revolutionary technology with you and gather feedback from academics and leaders in the field of information systems.

Where and when? 32 LINCOLN’s INN, LSE: 6-9pm, WEDS 18th JUNE

Please click here to order your free ticket.

What’s happening?
•6pm: Welcome drinks
•6.30: Introduction to PositionDial
• 6.45: Hands-on demo + Q&A
•7.15: Special guest debate
•7.30: Quick-fire ideas + feedback
•8.15: Drinks + networking

The Risks and Opportunities of Outsourcing – Seminar

LISA and the LSE Lawyers’ Alumni Group are proud to invite you to a Seminar on Outsourcing   by Leslie Willcocks, Mary Lacity and Andrew Burgess, at the LSE Sheikh Zayed Theatre on Tuesday June 17th, 2014.

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Prof. Willcocks is Technology Work and Globalization at the Information Systems and Innovation Group at the LSE Department of Management. Prof. Lacity is Curators’ Professor at theUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis, and visiting Professor at the LSE ISI Group, and Andrew Burgess is an industry expert in the field of Outsourcing. They have written a book entitled “The Rise of Legal Services Outsourcing” which they will be discussing during the seminar, with an array of topics of interest to the Information Systems and Legal Alumni communities.

The seminar is FREE for LSE Alumni. Places are limited – RSVP here

Date:  Tuesday June 17th, 2014
Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics and Political Science , Sardinia Street WC2A 2AE

About the Speakers:

Andrew Burgess is one of the most eminent sourcing consultants in the UK. Whilst working as Consulting Director at Orbys he developed and implemented sourcing strategies for global organisations, running sourcing programs and helping re-organise IT departments to maximise their value from sourcing. He is considered a leading authority in the growing Legal Transformation and Outsourcing market, working with his clients to help transform legal departments and law firms through the creation of world-class in-house and outsourced capability. He is also a regular speaker at LSO conferences and writes his own LSO blog.

 

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SpotOpp – Alumni Startup needs YOU!

Are you a frequent traveler? Do you sometimes have too MUCH luggage and don’t want to pay overweight? Do you traveler with too LITTLE luggage and want to make some extra cash?

SpotOpp is a new startup co-founded by IS Alumni Pradipto Goswamee (MSc ’08), that is trying to make luggage management more efficient and more fun. SpotOpp is an attempt to change the way we think of what it means to “traveling light.”

The video gives an illustration of SpotOpp’s concept.

SpotOpp is currently looking for user feedback and beta users. Please help them by doing the survey on the link below:

Complete Survey

Make sure to put “IS Alumni” in the “What advice do you have for us? ” field to get to be on the short list of early users !! You can also email Pradipto here.

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April Old Bank of England Meetup

== Due to RMT Strike Action and the Disruption in Transport this meetup is CANCELLED (sadly) ==

Wednesday 30th April 2014

194 Fleet St City of London, EC4A 2LT

7:00 pm till late

LISA is pleased to invite you to the next social event, the traditional Old Bank of England Pub  night.

Situated in the former law courts of the Bank of England, the pub is located in Fleet Street, just along from the Royal Courts of Justice with the entrance illuminated by blazing torches.

There is no charge to attend this event. Guests of alumni welcome.

Join us for a pint!