Author Archives: Elena Trifonova

Happy New Year 2015!

Dear Alumni, current Students and LISA Friends,

Thank you very much for being with us throughout 2014!

The countdown has begun and soon you will have 365 fresh days to play with – we hope you fill them with whatever your heart desires so that you do not have any regrets on 31 December 2015. And do not forget to stretch your lips a little to brighten the world around you with your lovely smile from time to time.

We hope for your continuing support in 2015 and  in the meantime enjoy the small gallery of photos from our Christmas 2014 Dinner.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy 2015,

LISA Committee

 

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.

 

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

Digital Innovation Challenge Ceremony and Reception

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Dear Alumni, as you might be aware the ISI Group at the LSE held their first ever international Digital Innovation Competition for undergraduate students. The winners have now been announced and will be awarded their prize at 5.30 pm on Monday the 28th of April by the Chief Information Officer at Unilever, Willem Eelman.

The ISI group would like to invite LISA members to this ceremony and the reception drinks. This event is sponsored by BTO (www.btoresearch.com). This is a great opportunity to meet faculty, corporate companies, current students and alumni.

Places are free but limited and reservation is essential. If you would like to attend please, s.d.rayner-white@lse.ac.uk, copying in social@lisa-online.com.cp-uk-2.webhostbox.net by 12pm on Friday the 25th of April.

Old Boys Network at the Old Bank of England

Author: Charles Wahab, Photos: Elena Trifonova

In Guy Richie’s movie “Rocknrolla” as Archie sits in the back of his boss’ Bentley, he tells him he should “watch it with these new kids. It ain’t the old school anymore”.

Lenny turns and tells him “there is no school like the old school.”

Well, another LISA meetup at the Old Bank of England tells another story. As some 20 or so alumni and a handful of current students met for drinks, a careers presentation for current students with a big four consultancy was arranged by two alumni. Another budding idea for a startup was discussed between two alumni and a current student that was later pitched to investors.

Also featuring in the event was the LISA social committee traditional networking exercise that got the attendees interacting with almost every other person at the event to cross introduce people as part of an ice breaking activity.

The event also promoted the Seminar on Cloud Computing on March 18th by Dr. Will Venters.

See you at the next meetup, hopefully in the garden!!

Old Bank of England Spring Drinks Meetup 5th March 2014

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Wednesday 5th March 2014

194 Fleet St City of London, EC4A 2LT

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.

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.

We hope to see you there!

Gender Intelligence – The Science of Communication

Following the success of their first Live Online event in November 2013, everywomanNetwork will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a live online streamed event – again in partnership with Sky.

This event will be themed around gender intelligence and will feature video, comedy, thought leadership and well known faces of both sexes, including Kelly Hoppen MBE and Simon Fanshawe OBE. Both women and men are invited to attend what will be a fun, energetic and thought provoking event.

Just a few reasons to watch:

  • Gain a deeper understanding on how to communicate more effectively and celebrate how diversity of thought can be a catalyst for even greater success
  • Participate in the light hearted debate and gain insight into the science of communication – a fantastic balance of comedy and theory

Watch this event live at your desk, or why not incorporate it into your company’s International Women’s Day Celebrations? You can also watch the video after the event if you don’t have time on the day.

This event will take place on Thursday 6 March from 12:00-13:30pm GMT and will be shown live online – meaning you can watch it from your desk, or at home. You can register your place now.

See more at: http://www.everywoman.com/everywomanNetworksky?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=11874675&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8D8C28_qM6m1PK9VhnB0iyTZeTJxXTImifZr5XpllTPBOG73oZWg34xh5aubCcvtxvg2W0iHhdLjRGhcQF2eIwOojxGyCadByR-jNvepCSrbX2-MY&_hsmi=11874675#sthash.7XTR8Z0J.dpuf

Following the success of the first ever

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013 – Take a Step Forward

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The annual Global Entrepreneurship Week is already next week! This year’s theme, “Taking a Step Forward”, is all about how one can take a big step forward in their plans for business success. A step forward may mean different things for different people. Someone may be interested in finding out more about career opportunities in enterprise and someone might be ready to set up their own business.

Last year over 7.5 million people in more than 125 countries attended 40,000 GEW events . Here in the UK 279,500 people attended 3200 events around the country!

Whatever, ‘a step forward’ means for you, I would recommend at least having a glance at the events lined up as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Drive your ambition

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I am very excited to tell you about this exciting live streamed ‘everywomanNetwork Sky’ event organised by everywomanNetwork in partnership with Sky. The morning promises to be very fast paced and jam-packed with first-hand advice from those who know what it takes.

The event is hosted by Jayne Secker from Sky News, you will hear from a leading business psychologist on barriers that can prevent you from progressing and two panels of leaders who will share their perspective on steps you can take to support a successful career.

For more information and event’s agenda please follow this link and to register for the event click here.

Put yourself in the driver’s seat of your career

In the driver's seat

Another Free Job Search webinar by the GetHiredBootCampteam that promises you will learn the various skills that can enable you to be relevant in the current job market.

Topics covered in 60 minutes:

• The skills that can help you move up the corporate ladder if you are employed.
• How to use your connections to secure a job.
• How to venture into strange tides? Learn how to walk on roads less travelled because they are most likely the best place to find a suitable job.
• How to create cover letters like a marketing expert.

Seats are limited, so please register by visiting: http://goo.gl/ioqJ7h