Category Archives: Meetups

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!

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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.

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.

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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.

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!

Old Bank of England

Old Bank of England Meetup – October 22nd, 2014

Fakll has arrived!  Join your fellow alumni on :

Wednesday  October 22nd 2014

Club Room –  The Old Bank of England Pub

194 Fleet St  City of London, EC4A 2LT

6:45 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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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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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!

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!

Winter Starts at the Old Bank of England

By Alex Calcan
LISA held one of it’s regular Old Bank of England meetups on Fleet Street on Wednesday November 6th,  to usher in the winter and swing open the doors to yet another season of Alumni events and social activities.

Old Bank of England Autumn Drinks Meetup 6th November 2013

Old Bank of England Sign

Wednesday 6th November 2013

Gallery – The Old Bank of England Pub

194 Fleet St City of London, EC4A 2LT

7:00 pm till late

LISA Alumni Group would like 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!

The Future was Here – Photos

Last Sunday a few of us visited ‘The Future is Here’ exhibition at the Design Museum. The weather did live up to the expectations of the miserably moody autumnal weather in London. It was bitterly cold and raining. The numbers were slightly lower than we had anticipated, but Shad, despite its central location, can be a rather tricky place to get to.

With the exception of one person (no pointing fingers, please!) who ironically also happened to be the same person who was lecturing everyone not to forget their AmazonLocal vouchers, everyone (who cared enough  remembered to buy one) came equipped with hard copies.

Anyway, the exhibition promised to inform us about the innovation in manufacturing, 3D printing and the design processes transformation. The Design Museum team was clearly trying to raise some provocative questions to add to the debate on progress and sustainability and our relationship with consumer products. For example, one of the main focuses of the exhibition was 3D printing and a thought that in some years from now this technology will become more ubiquitous and accessible to ordinary individuals. If we can make something that is not mass produced but more adapted to our needs will we treasure it more or will we replace it sooner to address our  needs?

Despite all that I felt the exhibition was not visually captivating and engaging. Sure, I learnt a thing or two and there were exhibits I really liked, but all in all, while it was not totally pants, I am very happy I did not pay full price.

DISCLAIMER: The views on “The Future is Here” expressed in the previous two paragraphs are those of the author and do not represent the views of, and should not be attributed to the LSE Information Systems Alumni Association. They are purely opinionated attention-seeking gibberish of an individual who realised that now, thanks to the Internet, they have got a wider audience to bore with their points of view.

Swiftly moving on, all in all, it was fun and we had a really good time, followed up by a quick drink and a gossip in All-Bar-One (obviously!). I personally was impressed by the fact that one of the alumni, who currently lives in Poland due to her Google work commitments and was visiting a friend in London, made an effort to attend the meetup. What was your excuse, Londoners?

And here is some proof that we indeed left the house despite it raining cats and dogs: