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LNETM – February 2016 – Looking forward to see you there!

Join fellow technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors for the September London Enterprise Technology Meetup (LNETM) on Monday 15th February 2016 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

February’s LNETM will have a Cyber Security focus and, in collaboration with the global VC firm Accel Partners, we have put together an amazing line-up of speakers, including a panel discussion with:

• Alex Van Someren (Partner at Amadeus Capital)

• Edward Hammond (Security Architecture Executive from Deutsche Bank)

• Elisabetta Zaccaria (Founder of CyberY)

• James Cameron (Investor at Accel Partners, Moderator)

In addition, there will be demo presentations from three highly innovative UK based Cyber Security companies:

• Darktrace uses new technologies to iteratively learn a pattern of life for every network, device and individual user, correlating this information in order to spot subtle deviations that indicate in-progress threats, creating a proactive enterprise immune system.

• Miracl’s open source platform (called Apache Milagro) will enable a distributed trust paradigm to replace commercial certificate authorities ushering in a new, more secure, post-PKI Internet.

• Panaseer provides beautiful, timely, explorable security Intelligence to enable better communication with key stakeholders, based on an extensible “Data lake” platform that collects and combines data from many sources.

There will also be some short talks from various industry professionals, including James Chappell (CTO & Co-Founder of Digital Shadows) and Dexter Casey (Expert Cyber Security Responder)

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

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!


March (Irish Themed) 2015 LN Enterprise Tech Meetup


  • 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 to register for FREE. (The meetup page requires a £5 registration ).

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 or apply directly online

LISA Summer Pub Meet


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!

February 2014 LN Enterprise Tech Meetup


Join fellow technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors for the London Enterprise Technology Meetup (LNETM) on Monday 10th February from 7:00pm – 9:00pm!

The list of demo presenters includes:

• Birst is an enterprise-calibre Business Intelligence platform born in the cloud. Less costly and more agile than Legacy BI and more powerful than Data Discovery, Birst is engineered with an automated data warehouse and rich, visual analytics, to give meaning to data—all types and sizes.

• Cloudflare makes sites twice as fast, protects them from attacks, ensures they are always online, and makes it simple to add web apps with a single click. CloudFlare supercharges websites regardless of size or platform with no need to add hardware, install software, or change a line of code.

• Leto’s Moodsense technology can be integrated into any mobile app to help developers and app owners gain an insight into effectiveness of their app. It uses smart face detection technology to produce real-time data of users’ related emotions that are displayed in clear and easy-to-read graphs.

Companies will demo for 15 minutes each (with 10 minutes of audience Q&A after each demo), along with networking before/after. The company line up is varied instead of themed, so that there will be something for everyone and also opportunities to learn about different areas.

The meetup is £5.00 and you can register here. It is free for all  LSE Information Systems Alumni. Please contact Charles  or Mariya with your name and graduation year to register.

Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Time: 7pm -> 9pm followed by drinks
Wolfson Theatre
Lower Ground Floor, New Academic Building,
54 Lincolns Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ

LISA Ice Skating in Canary Wharf


Welcome to 2014!

I hope all of you had an amazing time over the holidays and you have come with new inspirations and plans to enjoy the year!

LISA would like to contribute to this by inviting you to our first event for 2014! For the people (like me) who have missed the ice skating frenzy over Christmas, here is a chance to catch up! Let’s all have some fun on the ice skate ring on Saturday, 25th January!

Tickets must be purchased in advance so below you will find a link to buy them! Hope to see you there!



In First Person: Conquering Ben Nevis

By Mariya Dimova
Out of the boredom of everyday life, on a summery London was born the idea of taking a trip combined with a bit of adventure. Charles and I decided that we need to challenge ourselves on a whole new level, meaning not only exercise the grey matter which we honed at the LSE, but also test our physical endurance. We were in for a treat when we decided to hike up Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the UK.

On a not-so-sunny day and too early in the morning for my liking we took a flight to Glasgow, which would be our first stop, before catching a train to Fort William, the town at the bottom of the great mountain. After a much needed drink at the nearest pub, we boarded the train at noon. The carriage was packed with a mix of people from all over the country, like us, equipped with backpacks and outdoor equipment. The journey through the Scottish country side was filled with lochs, mountains and green pastures that stretched far into the horizon.

Ben Nevis is not only home to the 1,344 m high peak but is also home to the Nevis Dew Whisky distillery. There was no way Charles and I would miss this. As soon as we checked in to the hotel, we were picked up by very nice gentleman from the distillery visitor centre, who spent his life in the city and worked for ten distilleries. We enjoyed a few nice stories about the origin of the fairy liquid as well as some inside information on the future of the business. Safe to say whisky was in his blood.  We walked back to the hotel through a scenic town, that had much to offer , from old ruins to good cuisine. By the time went to bed I was still unsure how next day will go and if I will make a total fool of myself at bottom of the mountain!

After a hearty breakfast, we took our backpacks full of provisions and headed on our mission! The sky was bright and sunny and the temperature at 10am promised hot weather. We started hiking, and the first few hundred meters were easy enough to calm my nerves! Of course I soon realised how wrong I was. The path turned into a steep mountain trail, eroded by rain and countless feet of adventurers. We were walking up vigourously and taking solace of the fact that there were a lot of normal, read untrained, people that were here for the same purpose. We were not discouraged by hikers who were already going back after setting out while we were still fast asleep. This is determination! We heard various reports on the amount of time that it will take us to go all the way up but soon we realized since we all had an individual tempo there is no way of telling. It took us approximately two hours to get to the first pluton which we wrongly thought was halfway! By that time we had managed to make some friends and in retrospect have a very enjoyable walk with a lot of even more enjoyable pit stops.

Finally reaching what actually was halfway, a pocket of flat land on the side of the mountain with a small pond. Deciding it was a good place for lunch, we got ourselves in a bit of a pickle by stepping into the mud. Luckily I had a second pair of shoes and socks. 45 minutes later, we started again towards the top of the mountain, and again we were tricked by an easy first few hundred meters. The top did look achievable but with every step we climbed it became more and more difficult. Despite the pain in my legs I was having a great time.  As the taxi driver warned us, once we got to the top “it will be bit like Piccadilly Circus” , with so many people going up and down the narrow path! However, I had the feeling though these were some of the friendliest people I have met in my life. A father was taking his daughter for the climb for the first time, which he himself had done at least five times. A brother and sister were running constantly up and down and cheerfully teasing and encouraging each other, that made everyone laugh. We also saw a guy who is making steadily his way up in pink crocs as well as a few people with weird hats or other paraphernalia to entertain the crowd. Never a boring moment!

It seemed endless, and I was getting tired. Charles was a trooper and I was doing my best not to dampen the mood but we were both at ends of our strength and motivation. Finally the path started straightening up, and we could feel that we were not climbing up any more but walking at a regular pace…..and at one of the bends, the view finally captured us!  We could see the Scottish countryside spreading in front of us with all its glory, and it would only get better!  High green peaks, never ending stretches of grass and sun rays playing hyde and seek around the edges of the stone and earth. At this point the exhaustion and the prospect for even more pain in the muscles was worth it! We reached the top of Ben Nevis!

We had the most delicious lunch I ever had in my life,or  at least sandwiches from Tesco never tasted so good! After 30min laying down on the rocks and taking it all in, a significant number of photos from all angles were taken, as we donned our “LISA Ben Nevis Climb 2013” t-shirts.

The way down was quicker, but trickier,as it always is. There were less people now but more room to admire the beauty of Scotland. We more had a longer breath to spare as we chatted merrily away and patting each other on the shoulder for our little achievement.  We met a group of people who were doing the three peak challenge and while we met them on their way up, we also didn’t manage to make it completely down before they passed us. Our excuse was they have been training! The cutest thing however was the father with a 3 month old baby who was walking up and down the mountain like it was his usual afternoon stroll in the park!  We were still very proud we made it as well.

After a couple more whiskys in the city centre, we crawled back to the hotel for a well deserved rest, before we headed back to London, with a stack of pictures, some whisky and a great feeling of achievement.


November London Enterprise Tech Meetup at LSE


The London Enterprise Tech Meetup is a meetup targeting entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts and people interested to know more about Enterprise startups to come and meet practitioners demo their work.

So join fellow technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors for the London Enterprise Technology Meetup (LNETM) on Monday 18th November from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Presenters are :

Accells: a cyber security innovator of mobile ID and smart authentication services,

Keelvar offers an innovative procurement software solution for the public sector.

The Meetup will feature short presentations by each company followed by Q&A. There will be a drinks networking after as well.

In addition to excellent demo presentations from Accells and Keelvar, we will host a panel discussion on How to Sell to Enterprises – this panel will include a strong set of senior speakers from across procurement and channel management functions at Fortune 500 companies

LISA Alumni admission is free for the event. Please visit the LNETM page and signup for the event. Email Charles or Ian so to let us know you are an alumni.