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LSE Information Systems Alumni (LISA)

LISA (LSE Information Systems Alumni) is the Information Systems and Innovation Group's official alumni group. It is dedicated to establishing, maintaining and forging new relationships between alumni, industry and the Group. It is open to any alumni of the Groups's programmes and is supported by staff within the Group.

"I am very pleased to support LISA in working to link the department with our world-wide community of Alumni" Professor Leslie Willcocks (former Head of ISI Group).

If you would like to get in touch with the alumni group or provide some feedback and suggestions, please contact any of the individual LISA Committee members.

Additionally, if you are part of an active regional Information Systems alumni group, please let us know what you are up to and send us anything you would like to be included on this website.

All students who graduate from the range of programmes and degrees offered within the ISI Group will automatically become members of LISA, while students who graduated prior to 2008 are also strongly encouraged to join this group. Today LISA counts over 500 members.



Professor Bob Galliers Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of Information Systems

Professor Bob Galliers is the recipient of the 2012 'LEO' award, established by the AIS in 1999 to recognise 'truly outstanding individuals in the field of information systems'. He is the second former Professor of the ISI Group to win the award, the first being Emeritus Professor Frank Land in 2003.

Bob Galliers has contributed extensively to the field of Information Systems for over 30 years, in various leadership positions and on three continents.

During the 1980s he became Curtin University’s inaugural Professor of Information Systems, serving as Head of the School of IS for seven years, during which time he lead the development of Australia’s first Master’s program to focus on the strategic, management and organizational issues and impacts of IT. He returned to the UK in 1989 as Lucas Professor of Business Management Systems at Warwick Business School, holding the directorship of its Master’s program in Business Management Systems until he became Dean in 1994. In 1998 he stepped down as Dean and moved to INSEAD, France on a visiting professorship, before joining the LSE’s Department of IS, where he was Research Director. He moved to the USA in 2002 as Provost of what was then Bentley College. He became Bentley University's inaugural University Distinguished Professor in 2009, having served as Provost for seven years during which time he headed up Bentley's progress to university status and EQUIS and EDAMBA accreditations.

Bob holds or has held visiting professorships at various institutions in addition to INSEAD,including the LSE, King's College, London and Brunel University (UK); Australian School of Business, UNSW; National University of Singapore; HongKong City and Polytechnic Universities (China); University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), and University of St Gallen (Switzerland).  He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by Turku University, Finland in 1995. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Association for Information Systems, of which he was President in 1999.

He has been keynote speaker at more than 40 international conferences, including the Australasian, European, Mediterranean and Scandinavian Conferences on IS. He has over 250 publications to his name, including approaching 80 journal articles and eleven books. His work has been cited over 4,000 times and focuses primarily on organizational innovation/transformation; the process of IS strategizing; knowing in organizations, and the intra- and extra-organizational impacts of IT. He is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Strategic Information Systems – currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.  

More information about the LEO award|


LISA Events

Future events will be announced here, so please do check back form time to time.

LISA and ISIG jointly organised Farewell ADMIS: Welcome MISI in September 2011 to mark the end of one degree and the start of another.

View a video and slides from the event|

Every year current students produce the iSChannel journal, and this year the editors are inviting alumni to submit papers for inclusion. If you are interested in submitting an article, please see the full guidelines on what the editorial team are looking for. Note that you should send your manuscript directly to the Editorial Board at ischannelsubmission@gmail.com|. The deadline for submission will be in April 2011.


LISA in action

Since the establishment of the LSE Information Systems Alumni group early in 2008, the committee has come a long way with a series of events and activities that have set the group on a solid path:

  • March 2008: LISA holds it first pub meetup at the Old Bank of England on Fleet Street. Over 30 Alumni and many of the ISI Group staff were in attendance
  • May 2008: LISA holds its second pub meetup at the Old Bank of England, with over 50 Alumni attending along with the newly formed LISA committee and the ISI Group staff. The pub meetup becomes a regular LISA tradition.
  • August 2008: LISA committee members attend the dissertation submission process at the Group and answer questions from new graduates.
  • September 2008: LISA holds its first careers presentation at LSE, with the head of graduate recruitment at Cisco and a partner at AT Kearney leading the presentation.
  • November 2008: LISA is approached by the LSE Alumni office to establish stronger relations between LISA and the administration, as well as solidify mutual support.
  • December 2008: The third pub meetup at the Old Bank of England sees the largest attendance yet.
  • February 2009: Mr. Kalim Khan, Senior Principal at SAP gives a talk to the Management and Economics of e-business class. Download a report of the talk (PDF 8KB)
  • May 2009: The fourth pub meetup at the Old Bank of England attracts alumni from across LSE
  • October 2010: Restructure of the Committee with the addition of new members aiming to re-enforce LISA's presence and increase engagement.
  • February 2011: LISA holds another careers presentation at LSE with presence from Cisco and Factset.
  • July 2011: The second edition of the LISA newsletter is published.

The LISA Committee is looking for new committee members so if you live/work in London and would like to get involved please email Charles Wahab|.


Joining LISA

By registering with the School's Alumni Department| you will receive emails about LISA news and events and other ISIG news that may be of interest. LISA also has a home on Facebook| to make sure everyone stays in touch and hears the latest news from the ISI Group and LISA events.

LISA is not just about staying in touch and reconnecting - it also have a well defined professional side. If you want to connect with fellow information systems practitioners, or maybe you are looking to fill a current role and you would like to advertise it to your fellow alumni, then we encourage you to also join the LISA LinkedIn group|.



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