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Upcoming Events

 
Israel Tech/SOSA Meetup
Nov
20
6:45 PM18:45

Israel Tech/SOSA Meetup

 

The Israel Founders Syndicate in collaboration with Israeli Mapped in NYChameleon, and SOSA NYC, are happy to invite you to an evening of compelling Israeli Tech related content and networking.

The evening will feature a Fireside Chat with Israel Ganot, Managing Director for MassChallenge Israel, the "world’s most startup-friendly accelerator".

 

Lifion Host - Jay Fox

Event Hosts: Lou Kerner and Clara Scheinmann

 
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The Product Design Playbook
Nov
29
6:45 PM18:45

The Product Design Playbook

 

The PRODUCT DESIGN PLAYBOOK, by Matthew Voshell

With the accelerated adoption of agile and multi-disciplinary teams known as "Pods” Product Design, as a profession, is on a trajectory to demand generalist designers over specialized ones. In response to this eventual pivot “The Product Design Playbook" is a comprehensive collection of methodologies and concepts that will guide designers and teams alike to build high quality products quickly and repeatedly. 

 

For this Product Thinking event, concepts covered will span across the spectrum of continuous agile product development. The presentation is intended to communicate a direct approach to help designers and teams discover and understand what to expect through learning about situational concepts to leverage at any given time throughout the continuous product development process.

 

Meet Matthew Voshell

Matthew Voshell is a product designer in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Through his career he designed both SaaS and mobile products for fortune 500 companies. Previous to becoming a product designer Matthew worked in the cyber security field as a consultant to several different U.S. federal agencies.  

 

His new book "Product Design Playbook: Concepts & Methodologies To Live By" is slated for release this winter. 

 

Lifion Host: Samantha Loughlin

Event Host: Tremis Skeete

 
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Mobile AppDev Panel Discussion - Business Apps
Dec
5
6:45 PM18:45

Mobile AppDev Panel Discussion - Business Apps

 

Tonight we’ll discuss the different challenges that business apps face vs consumer apps and how to resolve them. And then a few questions about the specifics of each app.

The Host
Nir Markus, Entrepreneur & Mobile Innovation Expert

The People 
Amit Glazer, Senior Product Manager - Mobile and Innovation, American Express Global Business Travel
Ashish Bidadi, Sr. Manager Solution Architect, Lifion- by ADP 

The Plan

6.45pm - Check-in and onsite registration
7.15pm - Welcome and introductions
7.20pm - Mobile product and growth panel
8.00pm - Q&A from the audience
8.15pm - Networking

 
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Keynote Speaker, Cal Fussman
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Keynote Speaker, Cal Fussman

 

Tonight we welcome back the EO Network for a talk with speaker Cal Fussman; a New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned interviewer, keynote speaker and corporate consultant on interviewing and storytelling.

 

About Cal:

His keynotes and interactive workshops are derived from decades of interviewing hundreds of the world’s most extraordinary individuals. He inspires organizations to take a new look at their business through storytelling, connection and the fundamental idea that Changing your Questions Can Change Your Life.

Learn More About Cal here.

 

Agenda:

7:00 PM – Guest Arrival

7:30 PM – Presentation

8:30 PM – Networking

 

Event Host: Patricia Van Nostrand

Lifion Host: Nicholas Porcaro

 
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Nov
14
6:45 PM18:45

How Lifion/Adp Scaled Scrum

 

Details

Hello Enterprise Scrum Enthusiasts & Practitioners,

We are delighted and excited to have Lohit from Lifion/Adp sharing their experience of How They Scaled Scrum.

Those who came to our Lego Game by Dana in August heard him giving us a sneak preview about this topic.

Come and join us to learn more about how they did it, as Lohit will go more in detail.

Speaker: Lohit Sarma (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lohit-sarma-61697022/), VP Product Development at ADP

Agenda:

6:45PM - 7:20PM Light Snacks & Networking

7:20PM - 7:30PM Welcome

7:30PM - 8:10PM How Lifion/Adp Scaled Scrum!

8:10PM - 8:20PM Questions

8:20PM - 8:30PM Closing

 
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What's Next for NYC Tech?
Nov
8
6:45 PM18:45

What's Next for NYC Tech?

 
 

A Special Evening With The Movers & Shakers Defining NYC Tech. Invite Only.

 

2017 has been a year of continued massive growth for the NYC tech ecosystem. From exciting exits to numerous IPOs and a large number of new VCs setting up shop in town, NYC continues to establish itself as a tech powerhouse with explosive entrepreneurial activity across a broad cross-section of verticals and horizontals. We’re all very lucky to have a front row seat as NYC reaches new heights.

 

Will 2018 finally be the year of massive exits we've all been waiting for? Or, are we still in the building stage of this unique tech ecosystem?   

 

Join us for a special evening bringing together the absolute BEST of NYC tech -- including Andrew Cleland (Managing Director, Comcast Ventures), Ed Sim (Founding Partner, BoldStart Ventures), Sutian Dong (Partner, Female Founders Fund) and Chieh Huang (Co-Founder & CEO, Boxed). The panel will be moderated by Jing Cao (tech reporter, Bloomberg).

 

Sponsored by Amit Maimon, SVP at Lifion by ADP.

 

Hosted by ICONYC labs, this event is by invitation only for tech founders, investors and corporate executives. Space is limited so make sure you sign up early.

 
 
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Lifion Meetup w Larry Maccherone
Nov
2
6:30 PM18:30

Lifion Meetup w Larry Maccherone

 

We are thrilled to announce our very first Lifion Meetup!

Please join us for drinks, snacks, and great conversation as Larry Maccherone discusses software development metrics.

 

Agenda:

6:30-7:00 PM - Guest Arrival & Networking

7:00-8:00 PM - Presentation, Q&A

8:00-8:45 PM - Networking & Recruiting

 

Tonight’s talk:

7 paths to the dark side of software development metrics, presented by Larry Maccherone

Using Measurement as a lever to directly drive behavior is the #1 path to the dark side of software development metrics. Rather, you should think of metrics as feedback for improvement. What's the difference? Levers are employed to change someone else's behavior. Feedback is used to improve your own (or your own group's) performance. The distinction is subtle but critical.

 

"In this talk, I will help you form the discipline to be a force for light rather than dark. You will leave with a list of good practices to follow and examples from organizations who have avoided the dark side." -Larry

 

A bit about Larry:

Larry Maccherone is an industry-recognized thought leader on Lean/Agile, Analytics, and DevSecOps. He currently leads the DevSecOps transformation at Comcast. Previously, Larry led the insights product line at Rally Software which enabled better decisions with data, leveraged big data techniques to conduct groundbreaking research, and offered the first-ever agile performance benchmarking capability.

 

Meet our Host and Talent Recruiter, Samantha Loughlin.

 

"We’re bringing together some of the brightest developers, architects and designers in the industry. We value proactivity and velocity, and we provide a growth platform for people who lead and take action. We’re hiring now for these positions and more…"

Agile Project Manager

Product Manager

 

Hope to see you there!

 
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How to Elevate Customer Experience with Data Analytics
Oct
25
6:45 PM18:45

How to Elevate Customer Experience with Data Analytics

 

Join us tonight for a talk with Brian Crofts, Chief Product Officer from Pendo; a Product Thinking event.

 

Topic: How to Elevate Customer Experience with Data Analytics  

 

Today's product design professionals are realizing that learning from data analysis gives one a strong advantage when it comes to creating fulfilling experiences for customers. Making design decisions based on hunches is simply no longer enough.  

 

Brian recognizes the enormous potential of user data when it is collected as a part of a natural and continuous research process. Whether it is including moderated or un-moderated usability tests, surveys, or contextual inquiries, Brian will explain how to utilize various techniques to gain meaningful customer insights within data. By mastering the use of these techniques, you will win the trust and affection of your users, increase your business' bottom line and gain a powerful competitive advantage for you and your company.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Agenda:

6:45-7:15 Guest Arrival & Networking

7:15-8:15 Presentation & Q&A

8:15-8:45 Networking

 

Your hosts for this event:

Lifion: Jason Lovelace, Sr. Dir. - Product Mgmt.

Talent Recruiter: Samantha Loughlin

Meetup Organizer: Tremis Skeete

 
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Oct
4
6:45 PM18:45

Creating a successful SRE program like Netflix and Google

 

Tonight LIFION host, Eugene Dvorkin welcomes Jonah Horowitz from Stripe and Blake Bisset (formerly at Google) who will share their stories about anti-patterns in monitoring, incident response, configuration management, and more. 

 

You’ll learn that freedom and responsibility are key, trust is required, and chaos is (sometimes) your friend. 

 

Abstract:

What isn’t site reliability engineering? Lots of companies claim to have SRE teams, but some don’t quite understand the full value proposition—or what shiny technologies and organizational structures will negatively impact your operations rather than empowering your team to accomplish your mission.

 

Agenda:

6:30-7:00 - Guest Arrival and Networking

7:00-8:00 - Presentation and Q&A

8:00-8:15 - Wallaroo Announcement

 

Wallaroo Core will be available open source (under Apache 2) on 9/29/2017.

Wallaroo is an ultrafast and scalable data processing engine that rapidly takes you from prototype to production by eliminating infrastructure complexity. In this quick talk, you will get an overview of Wallaroo and learn how you participate in this new community.

 

 
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Venture Capital Circle Launch Event
Sep
26
6:45 PM18:45

Venture Capital Circle Launch Event

 

Featuring:
Howard Morgan
Co-Founder, First Round Capital

Moderated by:
Bruce Taragin
Managing Director, Blumberg Capital

Startup your fall with us — and help UJA at the same time. Hear Howard Morgan's reflections about his work guiding entrepreneurs and how he helped build and grow companies. You'll also learn about social impact investing with UJA — for a double or even triple — bottom line return.

Lifion Host: Aubrie Jones

 
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Nir Eyal, author "HOOKED:" How to Build Habit-Forming Products"
Sep
20
6:45 PM18:45

Nir Eyal, author "HOOKED:" How to Build Habit-Forming Products"

 

Join us for an in-depth discussion with Nir Eyal, author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products".  

 

Hooked is based on Mr. Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.

 

Meet Nir Eyal Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”

Meet Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”

Doors open at 6:45pm

Lifion Host: Chris Fahey

Event Organizer: Tremis Skeete

 
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Mobile Product & Growth w/ NBC News, Jukely & TodayTix
Sep
6
6:45 PM18:45

Mobile Product & Growth w/ NBC News, Jukely & TodayTix

 

Join us for an awesome discussion about mobile product/growth and meet some cool people involved in the mobile app industry.

 

The Hosts

Ashish Bidadi, Senior Solution Architect @Lifion


Nir Markus, Entrepreneur & Mobile Innovation Expert

 

The People


Joshua Kinberg, Director Product Management, NBC News 


Alex Wall, Head of Marketing, Jukely 


Kuni Nagakura, Product Manager, TodayTix

 
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Introduction to DevOps with Lego and Chocolate simulation game.
Aug
29
6:45 PM18:45

Introduction to DevOps with Lego and Chocolate simulation game.

 

We are so thrilled to have Dana Pylayeva leading a DevOps transformation workshop by playing a fun packed Lego and Chocolate simulation game at our August Meetup.

You will participate in one of the most unusual DevOps transformation while having LOTS of FUN!

Visualize common process bottlenecks and experience a “wall of confusion” between development teams and IT operations. You don't have to be technical! We will use LEGO blocks and chocolate candies to simulate DevOps transformation experience.

Bio: Dana Pylayeva

Dana is an Agile Coach, trainer, author and speaker with over 17 years of IT experience in development, operations, management and coaching.

She is a certified Training from the Back of the Room trainer, Open Space and Retrospectives facilitator and the author of DevOps with Lego and Chocolate Game.

 

Doors open at 6:45pm

Lifion Host: Lohit Sarma

Event Organizer: Arun Pandey, Enterprise Scrum Meetup Group

 

 

 
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AI Product Development: The Future of Personalization
Aug
22
6:45 PM18:45

AI Product Development: The Future of Personalization

 

Join us tonight for an engaging presentation by Soumya Shukla about AI Product Development and the Future of Personalization. 

Soumya Shukla is the Director of New Business (North America) at Voyager Labs, an AI and cognitive deep learning company that enables businesses and the public sector to obtain the insights needed to understand individual behaviors, interests and intent of their customers and stakeholders. Soumya has 8 years of experience across product management, management consulting and two successful tech-startups.

Soumya Shukla

As a Director of New Business, she is managing the cognitive computing platform’s retail solution in North America. She is a proponent of customer-centric product development and believes in the power of data for better decision making. Her areas of interest are digital marketing, performance marketing and decision science. Soumya has an engineering degree and MBA from schools in India and a second masters from MIT. She lives in New York and enjoys jazz, food-trucks and flea markets.

 

Doors open at 6:45pm

Lifion Host: TBD

Event Host: Tremis Skeete

 

 
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Data Science Study Session with Bruno Goncalves
Aug
21
6:45 PM18:45

Data Science Study Session with Bruno Goncalves

 

Join us on Monday, August 21, for a data science study session with Bruno Gonçalves, Moore-Sloan Fellow at NYU's Center for Data Science, who will explain the intuition behind word embeddings and the word2vec family of algorithms.

 

Word2vec in Theory and Practice

Word embeddings have received a lot of attention ever since Google researchers published word2vec in 2013. Their work demonstrated that embeddings learned by neural networks after "reading" a large corpus of text are able to preserve semantic relationships between words. As a result, this type of embedding started being studied in more detail and applied to more serious NLP and IR tasks such as summarization, query expansion, etc. In this talk we will cover the intuitions and algorithms underlying the word2vec family of algoritms and analyze in detail Tensorflow's word2vec implementation. IMPORTANT: Please use your FULL REAL NAME to register and bring your ID.

 

Speaker Biography:

 

Bruno Gonçalves is currently a Moore-Sloan Fellow at NYU's Center for Data Science. With a background in Physics and Computer Science his career has revolved around the use of datasets from sources as diverse as Apache web logs, Wikipedia edits, Twitter posts epidemiological reports and Census data to analyze and model Human Behavior and Mobility. More recently he has focused on the application of machine learning and neural network techniques to analyze large geolocated datasets. He is the editor of "Social Phenomena: From Data Analysis to Models" (Springer, 2015) and a co-author of the forthcoming "Twitterology: The Social Science of Twitter" (Springer, 2018).  

 

Doors open at 6:45pm

Lifion Host: Patrick Conlon

Event Organizer: Eric Xu

 

 
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Aug
16
5:30 PM17:30

Software Engineering Networking Night

 

 

Networking Night:

Software Engineering

 

 

Lifion is a special division inside ADP.  We’re building the next generation of Human Capital Management (HCM) software and are gearing up to disrupt an entire industry.  But we need your help: we can only do this with the best and brightest.

 

Join us for a networking event at our amazing office in Chelsea.  Eat, drink, and learn about how Lifion will transform the future of HCM -- and how you can help drive that change.  There will plenty of time to network with each other, ask questions of our Application & Platform leaders and even tour our (ridiculously large) office.

Along with a presentation, there will be a Q&A panel for you to learn more about joining our software engineering team.

 

When: Wednesday, August 16th at 5:30pm

Interested in attending? Let us know more about you in the form below and we'll let you know if you're a fit!

 

 

 
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Email Marketing Panel: Gilt, WebMD, WordAgents
Jul
27
6:45 PM18:45

Email Marketing Panel: Gilt, WebMD, WordAgents

 

Email marketing strategy is the foundation of your organization. It’s an effective way to keep customers informed. It isn’t something marketers do just because they can and it is easy. It is a very effective tactic that helps business owners and consumers stay well-connected.

 

Come join us for this epic panel!

 

Panelists: 

Vincent D'Eletto, CEO, WordAgents

LeeVant Glass, Manager, Email Marketing/Newsletter Production at WebMD

Lisa Packard, Email Marketing Specialist, Gilt

Jennifer Chong, Email Marketing Specialist, GiltCity  

 

Lifion Host: Patrick Conlon

Event Host: David Markovich, Organizer, Online Geniuses Meetup Group

Online Geniuses
 

 

 

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July Panel: Mobile Product & Growth w/ Talkspace & Lightricks
Jul
25
6:45 PM18:45

July Panel: Mobile Product & Growth w/ Talkspace & Lightricks

 

Lifion Host: Ashish Bidadi

 

Come out for an awesome discussion about mobile product/growth and meet some cool people involved in the mobile app industry.

 

We'll kick off the evening with pizza, soft drinks, beer & wine and then hear lessons and best practices for mobile product and growth. 

 

Event Host
Nir Markus, Entrepreneur & Mobile Innovation Expert

 

The People

Dheerja Kaur, Head of Product at theSkimm  
Jasmine Moadel, Director of Retention at Talkspace - Online Therapy
Itai Tsiddon, Co-founder & Director of BD at Lightricks (FacetuneEnlight)

 

The Plan   
6.45pm - Check-in and onsite registration    
7.15pm - Welcome and introductions    
7.20pm - Mobile Product and Growth Panel    
8.00pm - Q&A from Audience    
8.15pm - Networking

 

Limited seating - RSVP required.

 

 
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Docker NYC Meetup
Jul
18
6:45 PM18:45

Docker NYC Meetup

 

Hi everyone,

Very excited to kick off the next DockerNYC event with Lifion and IBMDoug Davis from IBM will be telling us about the Open Service Broker API, and Srdjan Strbanovic, our Lifion Host, will be telling us about Docker-native Functions-as-a-Service and Microservices. We’ll also have one of Docker’s own, Brian Kaufman to go over the latest and greatest features in the newest release of Docker Community Edition, 17.06.

-Jesse White, Event Organizer & Host

 

Talk

What’s new in Docker Community Edition 17.06?

Speaker

Brian Kaufman, Solutions Engineer at Docker, Inc

Abstract

Docker CE 17.06 is the first Docker version built entirely on the Moby Project, which we announced in April at DockerCon. You can see the complete list of changes in the changelog, but with this talk we’ll jump into new features and demo some of the exciting new functionality. 

 

Talk 

What can the Open Service Broker API do for you?

Speaker 

Doug Davis, STSM, Cloud OpenSource and Standards, IBM Digital Business Group

Doug Davis works in the OpenSource & Standards, Digital Business Group, at IBM focusing on enhancing, promoting and integrating Cloud Native technologies (such as Docker and Kubernetes) into IBM's cloud offerings. Throughout his career he's been involved in numerous other open-source projects and standards, such as CloudFoundry, Apache Axis, CIMI as well most of the SOAP-related specifications. He's played a key role in IBM's participation in standards bodies such as W3C, OASIS and the DMTF.

Abstract

The Open Service Broker (OSB) API is a relatively new project aimed at bringing CloudFoundry's Service Broker model to the broader Cloud Native (CN) community. The OSB API enables application developers, through a simple set of APIs, to leverage external services without the need to manage them themselves - freeing them to focus on their business logic. Other CN communities, such as Kubernetes, are already adding support. This talk will explain what the OSB API is and what it might look like if Docker were to support this as a first class feature.

We’ll run through a demo showing creating a service and hooking it up to a Docker app. We’ll then take that app and show how it can be leveraged by orchestration systems including Docker Swarm, Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes, allowing people to choose the best platform to host their app but still get to the same service (e.g. same data if its a DB service). 

 

Talk 

Native Docker FaaS and Microservices

Speaker 

Srdjan Strbanovic

Srdjan is a versatile technologist with proven record of developing commercially successful software. He’s very experienced in driving software engineering initiatives for varied business contexts, and with the ability to deliver user-centric solutions, define strategy and lead innovation.

Abstract

Srdjan will be covering Docker-native Microservces and how they can be implemented in your ecosystem. We’ll explore serverless “functions-as-a-service” and how they can be leveraged in a Microservice platforms.

 
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Netflix - "Wicked Hard Decisions"
Jul
17
6:45 PM18:45

Netflix - "Wicked Hard Decisions"

 

Netflix "Wicked Hard Decisions"

 

Join us as we host the Product Thinking Meetup Group for an exciting presentation by Gibson Biddle, former VP Product at Netflix.

 

Hear how the Netflix team made tough decisions about the hardest things - people, product and business - as it grew to support over 100 million members today. This is “inside baseball,” revealing the decision-making process behind some of Netflix’ toughest decisions and reinforcing the importance of strategy, data and intuition to inform decisions and to create a highly innovative product culture.

 

This highly interactive talk presents five, “What would you do?” case studies. It presents two frameworks for describing both company and product strategy and illustrates the importance of defining clear tactics and metrics against each strategy. You'll be surprised at the extent Netflix learned through failure to become the worldwide streaming giant that most people know and love today.

 

Meet Gibson Biddle:

Gibson Biddle

Gibson Biddle was VP of Product at Netflix from 2005-2010, then became the Chief Product Officer of the textbook rental company, Chegg, that went public in 2013. Today, he's an Executive In Residence and adviser for multiple consumer tech companies, as well as a guest lecturer at Stanford.

 

Lifion Host: Patrick Conlon

Event Host & Organizer: Tremis Skeete

 

 

 
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Appium Meetup: Automation of Native Mobile Apps
Jun
21
6:45 PM18:45

Appium Meetup: Automation of Native Mobile Apps

 

Join Lifion host, Michael McDermott, as we welcome the Appium Meetup group for a discussion about new developments with Appium and the current state of mobile app testing.

Leading the discussion is Jon Lipps (https://jonathanlipps.com/) a philosopher, technologist, and the architect and project lead for Appium. He is also the Director of Open Source at Sauce Labs. We look forward to some insightful ideas from him.

Event Host: Jesse Lindley, SauceLabs

 
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NYC Mobile App Developers Meetup
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

NYC Mobile App Developers Meetup

 

Join our host, Ashish Bidadi, for an awesome discussion about mobile app development and meet some cool people involved in app development.

We'll kick off the evening with some refreshments and then hear lessons and best practices for mobile app development. 

The Plan 

7.00pm - Check-in and onsite registration   
7.30pm - Welcome and introductions   
7.45pm - Mobile App Development Panel   
8.15pm - Q&A from Audience   
8.30pm - Networking

The People  

Michelle Alexander, Mobile Engineering Manager at Spotify 
Russell Stephens, Software Engineer at Compass 
James Paolantonio, Mobile Engineering Manager at Slice

 
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How to grow your business like SEMrush
Jun
7
6:45 PM18:45

How to grow your business like SEMrush

 
 
Join us as we welcome back the Online Geniuses Meetup group.

Tonight we will hear from guest speaker Martin Weinberg marketing director @ SEMrush. He will be presenting: "Creative Ways to Find New Online Prospects" 

 
 

Looking for ways to expand your audience? Stuck in the same keyword research rut?  The answers are out there, you just need to know where to look. Learn specific free tactics to uncover untapped marketing potential and open up new directions for your digital marketing.

 

Agenda:

6:45-7:00 check-in & networking

7:45-8:15 Q & A

8:15 - 8:45 more networking

 

Lifion Host: Aubrie Jones

Event Host: David Markovich

 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Weinberg

Martin Weinberg

 

Martin was also kind enough to give away a free two week trial of SEMrush ($100 value) to everyone who attends this meetup!

 
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Meetup: HR Tech Showcase #10
May
9
6:45 PM18:45

Meetup: HR Tech Showcase #10

 

 

From Back-Office to Strategic—The Tech-Enabled Rise of HR

 

Join Lifion's own, Harish Peri, as he hosts HR professionals, recruiters, technologists, thinkers and innovators on Tuesday, May 9.

 

Speakers:

 

Hillary Mager, Head of Recruiting at Flatiron Health

Hillary leads the Recruiting team at Flatiron Health, an oncology technology company which is now at 450 employees and growing. In the past year alone, the Recruiting team has hired 200 people, spanning engineering, clinicians, sales, account management, operations and more! Prior to joining Flatiron, Hillary worked in a variety of recruiting roles, both in-house at Bridgewater Associates as well as on the agency side. Most recently, Hillary founded and ran her own boutique recruiting firm, Jane Partners. Hillary holds a Bachelors of Arts in English from University of Michigan. 

Hillary will speak about: "Don't Ask, Advise: Tips on Communicating as a Strategic Partner."

 

Emily Disston, Director of People & Culture at BetterCloud

Since joining Bettercloud two years ago to build and lead the HR function, Emily has helped the tech startup scale from 80 to 150 people. Emily's HR experience spans both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. She studied Psychology at Tulane University and then went on to get her Masters in Psychological Counseling at Columbia University.  Her top passions are Leadership effectiveness and cross-team communication.  

Emily will speak about: "Positioning HR as Leadership Advisors Using 360 Reviews."

 

- More speakers TBA.

 

Event Host: Anada Lakra, Day 100

 

Doors open at 6:45 pm.

 
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Meetup: ReactNYC #2
May
3
6:45 PM18:45

Meetup: ReactNYC #2

 
 
 

Please save the date and join our host, Sean Mooney, to welcome back our friend, Ilya Gelman, for what will no doubt be another great ReactNYC Meetup!

 

Speakers:

 

Build Your Own Observable
Neal Lubin

What's the best way to learn a library? Build it from scratch! In this talk we'll build our own simple implementation of Observable using nothing but the docs as a reference 

 

Lightning talk: TBD
Colin Jaffe 

TBD

 

Revisiting the Front-end Build Process
Don Mclean 

Introducing a new CLI made to significantly improve developer workflows, dryify & bridge the customization gap between build & source code, and keep build process libraries current and up to date all while targeting nearly all front-end environments.
 

 
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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Is Your Business a Lean, Mean, Profit Making Machine?

 

 

OR COULD IT USE A TUNE-UP?

 

SPECIAL EVENT

Attract the best people & put them in the right role! Train them, love them or they'll leave you! Cut turnover, reduce costs, improve effectiveness and increase profits!

 

Moderator

 

Kathy Boyle, Chapin Hill Advisors, Success in Succession

 

Panelists:

 

Marj Ciucci, MAC Creative Plans, Getting Benefits Right

James Clifford, ADP Is More Than Payroll, Integrate Systems & Save $

Quentin English, CY Benefits, How to Save $ and Offer Ancillary Benefits

David Leaver, Opus Partners, Hit Your Sales Goals by Hiring & On-boarding the Right People to  Do the Right Things

Jarrett Meiers, Blueprint Essential, Are Your Tech Systems Communication? Do You Have Hidden Costs?

 

Lifion Host: Eric Forsyth

 
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Apr
25
6:45 PM18:45

EO NY - Make Way for Generation Z

 

Believe it or not...there is life after the Millennial generation. A new generation is starting to hit our workforce right now, yet no one has been talking about it. Until now. Are you ready for Gen Z? Don't be surprised when you find they are nothing like the Millennials, and the time to get to know them is today.

Best-selling author and generations expert David Stillman offers insights into the next generation — and even better, he's bringing a Gen Z'er along!

David & Jonah Stillman - Father and Son, Gen X/Gen Z

David Stillman is a generational expert, co-founder of the generational consultancy BridgeWorks, and an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. He is co-author of two best-selling books on the generations at work, including When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace. David frequently appears on CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show. Jonah Stillman is a high school student, nationally ranked snowboarder, and grew up watching his dad become the voice of his generation. Now he is an acclaimed speaker in his own right and a new voice of his generation. 

Lifion Host: Patrick Conlon

Event Host & Organizer: Patricia Van Nostrand

 

 
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Apr
24
6:45 PM18:45

Industry Innovators 2017 - Investor Event

 
 

Join us tonight as we welcome Shiboleth LLP, LeumiTech, Feature Forward, Inbar Haham, C-Bridge Capital Partners for an evening of company presentations, investor led Q&A, and real time voting by attendees for best company.

 

Lifion Host: Ohad Axelrod

Event Host & Organizer: Jennifer Paone

 

Evening Schedule

- Presentations begin promptly at 7:15 pm

- Q&A - led by Investor Panel

- Attendees will vote real time for best company (winner will be announced at event)

 

Company Roster

GreenScreens is a digital marketing company and a place-based media system for the cannabis industry that turns pre-existing screens in cannabis dispensaries into captivating and dynamic retail displays. Since they are located inside dispensaries, their screens have a 100% 21+ viewership. This allows for the dispensary, and vendors carried in the dispensary, to promote their products while still abiding to the strict cannabis advertising laws.

Unpakt provides an online marketplace that allows users to comparison shop for moving companies online. It allows users to plan, compare, and book movers who provide truck, transportation, and equipment moving; protection for furniture and breakable items; certificate of insurance; and additional services, such as storage, extra pick-up or drop-off, special handling, crating for arts and antiques, additional insurance, and packing and unpacking services.

Aquant.io is an enterprise class field service process optimization SaaS solution. The unique technology driving continually monitors equipment in industries such as automotive, office equipment, HVAC, aviation, industrial equipment, healthcare and manufacturing.  It provides real-time data on sub-optimal performance, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to use a three- fold solution to predict faults more accurately, diagnose issues and recommend corrective actions. These practices all aim to enable smarter, data-driven, optimized decisions throughout the customer service process and increase product uptime.

Toonimo is a smart Audio Visual multimedia guidance platform that simplifies any complex online service or process, to create a better user experience and increased ROI. Toonimo is built to help companies improve their customer experience, reduce their customer support costs, as well as accelerate their employee training, by adding an overlay of human voice and animated graphics that take the user step by step in a personalized way.
 

Investor Panel

Shai Tambor manages an investment partnership that invests in public and private securities.  From 2002 to 2012, he was a founding partner and head of equities at Owl Creek Asset Management, a New York based hedge fund. Shai earned an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2012 and worked in investment banking at Lazard and Goldman Sachs from 1996-2000.  

Adam Rothstein has served as a general partner in Disruptive since 2014. He is also the lead adviser to GFI, a multi-family investment office and a general partner in Subversive Capital a regulatory focused investment fund. Prior to his time at Disruptive, GFI and Subversive, Adam served as the Chief Investment Officer at Intana Management LLC, a market neutral hedge fund concentrating in the technology, media and entertainment sectors from 2006 to 2010.  From 2000 to 2005 Adam was a Managing Director and Principal at Robeco Investment Management, the parent company of Weiss, Peck & Greer. There he served as a Partner in its Select Technology and Software Funds. Adam has over 20 years of investment experience, previously performing analysis on the technology and media sectors for Weber Capital Partners/Bluewater Capital Management, Scripps Ventures/United Media and UBS Securities.

 

 

 

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Focus On The Journey: Great Experiences Don't Happen By Chance
Apr
11
6:45 PM18:45

Focus On The Journey: Great Experiences Don't Happen By Chance

We’re out there building complex things. Though you may only work on a portion of what your company produces, the big picture may include digital and physical elements, web and mobile, brick and mortar, wearables, services, marketing, logistics, social and much more. You’re in the business of creating and selling an experience.

Designers have powerful tools and processes at their disposal, but let’s take a minute to examine the landscape, talk about great experiences, ways to put design into context and use our work to influence others and build a design driven organization.

We’ll also dig in a little deeper and touch on how we can use the journey as a model for business roadmap, organizational design, and a tool to truly differentiate a business.

Ben Running is the director of the Innovation Lab at Jet.com where the team focuses on the next generation of e-commerce technologies like bots, conversational commerce, VR/AR, IoT, as well as organizational design. Prior to the Innovation Lab, he led the Jet product design team. Jet.com was acquired by Walmart for $3.3 B in September of 2016, marking the largest U.S. e-commerce acquisition to date.

Prior to Jet.com, Ben was Director of Design at BuzzFeed. He’s on a quest to visit all of America’s National Parks, and practices 80s hair metal guitar in his spare time.

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