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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 committee@lisa-online.com.cp-uk-2.webhostbox.net 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


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!

Out of Recession – LISA Pub Meetups Resume

By Charles Wahab and Heemanshu Jain

Much like the world economy, the LSE Information Systems Alumni group slowed down during the period between the end of 2008 and towards the end of 2010. With the department undergoing a number of changes, such as the continued integration within the Department of Management, and their relocation to the new academic building, as well as winds of changes blowing through London and the world, the Alumni effort lulled.

The period also saw the retirement of esteemed professors such as Ian Angell and James Backhouse, cornerstones of the IS department for generations. Nevertheless, to the delight of the Alumni,Dr. Steve Smithson, although officially retired, has been designated care taker of LISA, and remains within the hallways of the IS group.

The famed ADMIS program reaches a close of an illustrious 30-odd year history in 2011, a history that saw an army of people come through the department, and go on to successful careers, at the four corners of the globe. The ADMIS program will be renamed as MISI: MSc in Management, Information Systems and Innovation, and will see a number of changes introduced to the course work to be better aligned with the changing times. In the same spirit, LISA and the alumni effort is well on its way back to health and has been gaining momentum since September 2010, with new members joining the committee, and are eager to invest their time and effort, selflessly.

The website was updated, the LISA careers presentation is back, and distinguished speakers have been invited to speak at the LSE.The only thing left, in true LSE fashion, was the pub meet ups. At
the usual place, the Old Bank of England on 194 Fleet Street, on February 24th, 2011, the networking event resumed, and it is as if it picked up where it left off. More than 35 people showed up for an
after work drink and a hearty chat (with trips down LSE memorylane unavoidable). An area had been reserved for LISA and the alumni declared the gallery of the pub their own for the rest of the

Heemanshu Jain, who came to the last pub meet up in October 2008, now sits on the LISA committee, as social media and communications lead. While sipping his beer, he made sure he got all the attendees’ contacts and emails, and urged them to get in touch. Adnan, LISA chair, and Kenneth, LISA veteran mingled, while Lito and Nasheeta made sure that their fellow alumni, whom they personally
urged to attend, visited the bar. Charles, as usual, preyed on the few current students who had the courage to show up, on the benefits of joining LISA when they graduate.

A successful event, which will be repeated, on the 7 April, 2011 at the Old Bank of England pub, from 6:30pm.

See you there!