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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!

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!

Old Bank of England Drinks Meetup 24th July 2013

Old Bank of England Sign

Wednesday 24th July 2013

Club Room –  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!

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‘The Start-up Kids’ Film Event

The StartUp Kids

The StartUp Kids

Are you or do you want to be a Tech Entrepreneur? Come, meet up, draw inspiration from the “Start Up Kids” Film

This BCS Entrepreneurs event aims to encourage entrepreneurs to create viable businesses from their creative ideas and inform young professionals of the opportunities start-ups can present early on in their career development.

It is hoped to provoke discussion and create a great networking opportunity for members of the burgeoning London tech community.

The Start-up Kids is a documentary featuring the stories of young web entrepreneurs who have succeeded in building some of the enterprises that are shaping our landscape. The film contains interviews with the founders of Soundcloud, Dropbox, Vimeo, Playfish, Rainmakers, Kiip, InDinero, Foodspotting and many others who talk about their experiences launching a start-up and their lives as an entrepreneur.

The Start-up Kids was made by two Icelandic entrepreneurs, Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir, who founded their first company shortly after the economic collapse of Iceland and wanted to motivate other young people to become entrepreneurs.

 

Date: Thursday 2 May 2013, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Innovation Warehouse, 1 East Poultry Avenue, London, EC1A 9PT

Cost: Free – drinks & food provided

 

Please follow the link www.bcs.org/startupkids to book your place.
Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Networking

JP Morgan Executive: Networking is Vital

By Nasheeta Sarwar

As part of an effort to bring professionals from industry closer to students at the ISIG Group, LISA hosted Ms. Christiane Macedo, Managing Director and Global Head of Operations for Futures & Options and FX Prime Brokerage at J.P. Morgan, a leading global investment bank. The presentation, held as part of the IS490 classes and in collaboration with the Alumni group, took place at the LSE New Academic Building in which Ms. Macedo talked to students about the current financial landscape
in the context of J.P. Morgan and her role. Herself an LSE graduate, she touched on the factors of success and making the most of one’s career and how the LSE experience influenced her.
Steve Smithson, Professor of Information Systems at the LSE, introduced Ms. Macedo, on a gratifying note for taking the time to speak to the students, and for the LISA committee for organising the event.

Taking the floor, Ms. Macedo discussed the various projects she has worked on in her career and how her roles have evolved with changes in the global economy, be it the Euro introduction, the Y2K preparation or the recent financial crisis. She stressed on the need to be open and flexible and to embrace changes gracefully for a successful career. Macedo mentioned the importance of constantly challenging ourselves to avoid becoming complacent and stuck within our comfort zones. She emphasized that it is crucial to be able to differentiate ourselves and to acquire skills that make us the expert in a particular subject matter, even if it is something as simple as learning to effectively present projects or summarise complex topics, in order to gain a competitive edge in the workplace. Macedo suggested that networking is of paramount importance, and success in a dynamic work environment is shaped by not only by “what you know, but also how you leverage your network”, and initiatives such as Alumni relations do make a difference.

The talk was thought-provoking in its own right and also served as a launch pad for an interesting discussion between the students and Ms. Macedo, with her playing the role of a discussion leader for a variety of topics ranging from email etiquette, dress code and training/career development opportunities all the way to high frequency trading (HFT). With the strong background of skills in technology and business that the ISIG students garner, the talk was engaging at an intellectual and professional level. Macedo stressed that it is becoming increasingly important to take charge of your career, plan ahead and steer it in the direction you aspire to be in. “If no one notices your work, you have to make yourself noticed”.

A strong believer in diversity, Macedo strongly encouraged the female students to “make their mark” and fully embrace the workforce, to make the most of what they are learning at the LSE both inside and outside the classrooms. Women make a bigger contribution today than ever before, and it is only getting stronger.

Ms. Macedo defined the word “talk” with the session being more focused on discussions than a presentation- which was capturing to the extent that students followed her outside the classroom for more. LISA promised the students more of the same, and hopes that Ms. Macedo would like to return to the department for another exciting discussion.