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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

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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 ).

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SunGard – Energy Team – Graduate Recruitment

Graduate Analyst – Energy Trading & Risk Management (Canary Wharf)

SunGard is a global leader in software and technology services, with approximately 15,000 customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Clients include top-tier global financial institutions, corporates and energy companies. The company provides professional services that focus on applications implementation, the integration of these solutions and on custom software development.

SunGard’s energy solutions help industrial and energy companies to streamline and integrate the trading, risk management and operations of all commodities and their associated financial instruments. SunGard’s Aligne system provides comprehensive front, middle and back-office capabilities for commodity transactions. As the energy business continues to grow, SunGard is offering recent and new graduates an exciting opportunity to join the Professional Services team.

Find more details for the role available below. For further contacts, please reach out to Leonidas.Spiliopoulos@sungard.com or apply directly online

http://financialsystemsjobs.sungard.com/uk/london/graduate-%EF%B9%A0-internships/graduate-analyst-%28sep-2015%29-energy-trading-%EF%B9%A0-risk-management-jobs

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Cisco Graduate Recruitment Event at LSE

LISA Alumni Athina Pachatouridi (MISI ’12) and Leo Knoertzer (MISI ’12)  are proud to invite you to a Cisco Graduate recruitment event at LSE on Monday January 19th, 2015.  Athina and Leo will be at the event so special attention to the current class!

Event Details :

Cisco are a worldwide leader in IT Networking, with over 75,000 employees across the globe the company offers opportunities for intelligent, innovative and ambitious students looking to work in MBA Product Management or Associate Sales Representative programs. With key Cisco employees presenting the event will provide you with the best opportunity possible to find out if Cisco offers the right career choice for you. The benefits for the students are three fold;

  1. Enabling you to obtain a clear insight into the company and what operations Cisco are involved in.
  2. Offering students the opportunity to converse with Cisco professionals first hand and find out what its like to work at the company from the perspective of an employee .
  3. A chance to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers, or a day of work shadowing at Cisco’s Head Office!!

These benefits will be delivered through a fun and engaging evening involving a lot of interaction, as follows:

  • 6pm – Arrive for networking
  • 6.30pm – Cisco 101; Who are Cisco? What do they do? Why are they a great place for LSE students to start their career?
  • 6.45pm – Key speaker presentations
  • 7.15pm – Q&A with key speakers
  • 7.40pm – Quiz on Cisco and prize giveaways
  • 8pm – Finish and depart

Date: Monday Jan 19th, time 6pm, place NAB 1.14 

Link: https://careers.lse.ac.uk/students/events/detail/258952 (LSEforYou login required)