Credit Suisse Graduate Opportunity

Major Investment Bank Credit Suisse has recently had some rare openings for their September 2016 Graduate intake. This position is a great opportunity for any recent graduates of 2014,2015 or the current 2016 class.

Please contact Anand Paul ( with your updated resume and a short 2 sentence description.


LNETM is BACK for 2015-2016 – Join Us!

Join fellow technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors for the September London Enterprise Technology Meetup (LNETM) on Monday 28th September 2015 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. 

We will have demo presentations from four highly innovative companies:

• DynamicIQ has created a product called Application Modeller, which is a better approach to software configuration, focused on providing an integrated configuration environment with a resilient/scalable engine and other helpful tools to make IT teams more effective.

• Illumio provides an Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) that is completely independent of underlying infrastructure and delivers visibility and control over workloads running in any data center or cloud environment. It computes security policies and ensures they are provisioned accurately by understanding and continuously adapting to changes in the infrastructure and applications.

• Move Guides brings together all the fragmented pieces of talent mobility management in a single technology platform, making it easy for both employees and companies to manage moves. Their Talent Mobility Cloud is easy to use by anyone in a company, integrating with core IT systems and supporting all aspects of mobility – including the employee move, integrated payments, vendors, and automated workflows/reporting.

• Demo Four – TBC

We plan to continue piloting Glisser at the September Meetup, as it has great potential to enhance the user experience at LNETM events. If you have any feedback on the product from July’s event, please drop me a line.

This Meetup is FREE for all LSE IS Alumni and Current Students. Contact Ian at , Charles at , or Mariya at  so they can add you to the attendee list.

  • Meeting will be at:


    107 cheapside
    EC2V 6DN

    Orrick is between Bank and St Pauls Tube stations, opposite St Mary Le Bow church


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.

Welcome Class of 2016!

Join your fellow alumni and welcome the class of 2016 on :

Wednesday 14 October, 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!

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.






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 ( 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.


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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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.


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.

Tinesh, Charles and Michael

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.


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.


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.

Charles, Saad and Fivos

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


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 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



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 for more information.