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Upcoming Events

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

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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ScribdChat NYC Launch Event
Oct
11
6:45pm 6:45pm

ScribdChat NYC Launch Event

 

Do you know where to take shelter in an earthquake? How to bust a lying car mechanic? Save money at the store? 

Join us for our first New York #ScribdChat with TODAY Show correspondent, Jeff Rossen! 

Investigative journalist Jeff Rossen will be discussing his new book, Rossen to the Rescue: Secrets to Avoiding Scams, Everyday Dangers, and Major Catastrophes, out October 10, 2017. 

This event is free, and light refreshments will be served. Attendance is limited to the first 100 RSVPs. Please provide your full name for security. 

 
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Is your business a lean, mean, profit making machine?
Oct
18
6:45pm 6:45pm

Is your business a lean, mean, profit making machine?

 

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

What can business owners do to operate more efficiently in HR, technology, leadership, benefits and general management. Our panelists are experts in each of these areas.

 

Panelists:

James Clifford, ADP

Marj Ciucci,  Lawley Group

Jarrett Meiers, Blueprint Essential 

 

Event Moderator & Host: Kathy Boyle, President Chapin Hill Advisors, Inc.

Lifion Host: Aubrie Jones

 

 

 

 

 

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

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
5:30pm 5:30pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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
6:45pm 6:45pm

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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ReactNYC Kickoff
Apr
3
6:45pm 6:45pm

ReactNYC Kickoff

 

Welcome to ReactNYC! We are going to have an epic kick-off event that you won't forget. Join this opening party and bring your friends (seating is limited, RSVP required!)

 

Presentations

 

How to build Westworld (with React) 
Ken Wheeler 

Many of us have seen the screencap from Westworld that reveals they use React. This talk will explore, theoretically, how this could be done.  

 

Lightning Talk: Using React in Firefox Devtools - TBD
Jason Laster

 

Lightning Talk: Enforcing Function Call Arity in Flow
Gabe Levi

Gabe Levi is considering making Flow complain when you call a function with more arguments than it expects. Listen to him make his case and then tell him how wrong he is!

 

How React Works
Boris Dinkevich

Learn how React really works under the hood. What is the Virtual DOM and is the DOM really slow?

 

Interactive React Quiz

Do you think you know React? You'll have a chance to prove it.   

 

Lifion Hosts

Jason Melo, Lohit Sarma, Sean Mooney, Andrew Couch, and Darshan Kapadia

 
 
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Mar
23
6:45pm 6:45pm

Karma Tech Demo Day 2017

 

Lifion Host: Ohad Axelrod

Event Organizer & Host: Guy Franklin

EXPERIENCE
KAMATECH DEMO DAY N.Y.C.

Meet the hi-tech haredi entrepreneurs of Kamatech and discover the future of Israeli startup

THE ACCELERATOR FOR ULTRA-ORTHODOX STARTUPS 

Kamatech accelerator is based on a unique model, which was developed and is supported by notable figures in the hi-tech and startup industry. The core of this model is the adoption of Haredi innovations by prominent successful secular startups (including Wix, Outbrain, LiveU, Taboola, Plarium, SQream and others). The program connects Haredi entrepreneurs to the hi-tech and startup ecosystem offers them apprenticeship in leading startup companies and provides supervision by senior experts. It gives access to knowledge and tools and hence promotes the development of Haredi hi-tech enterprises.

 
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Mar
21
6:45pm 6:45pm

A Fireside Chat with Adam Singolda - CEO of Taboola

 
 
 

The Israel Founders Syndicate in collaboration with Israeli Mapped in NYExcellerate, 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 Adam Singolda, Founder and CEO of Taboola, the "World's Largest Discovery Platform".  From it's humble beginnings in 2006 in Tel Aviv, the NYC based company surpassed one billion users in May of 2016, behind only Facebook in terms of global reach.  Taboola now serves over 360 billion editorial and video recommendations to over 1 billion unique visitors every month on some of the Web’s most innovative publisher sites, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, MSN, Business Insider, Chicago Tribune and The Weather Channel. 

We'll talk with Adam about the evolution of Taboola from it's early incarnation in content discovery to the powerhouse it is today.  We'll talk about his experience raising $160 million over the last ten years from leading investors and global media companies like Comcast, The Daily Mail and Baidu.   We'll also talk with Adam about the Israel tech ecosystem, moving to New York, and building a big company in the U.S..  We'll finish the Fireside Chat with questions from our Meetup members.  

 

Lifion Host: Harish Peri

Event Organizer & Host: Lou Kerner

 
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Feb
28
6:45pm 6:45pm

Startup Exhibitors & Networking Happy Hour

 

LIFION HOST: HARISH PERI

Meet and network with startups and marketing colleagues, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers from a cross-section of industries, companies, and levels. Marketers from the following companies have attended in the past: Pepsi, L'Oreal, Pernod Ricard, Procter & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Rosetta, Young & Rubicam, Ogilvy, Havas, Thomson Reuters, Bloomingdale's, MTV, and American Express. 

EXHIBITING STARTUPS:

We'll announce exhibiting startups closer to the event date.

EVENT HOSTS: ANDREW DER & DAREN MCKELVEY

 
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Feb
22
6:45pm 6:45pm

Women in Tech: Crowdfunding

 

 

DESCRIPTION

Join the New York Code + Design Academy at Lifion by ADP in Chelsea for a panel discussion on crowdfunding!

We're honored to be joined by panelists: Sarah Meister (Manager of Hardware + Design, IndieGoGo), Alex Daly (Founder, Vann Alexandra), TeLisa Daughtry (Founder/CEO, FlyTechnista & STEEAMnista), and Alex Fine (Co-Founder/CEO, Dame Products).

We'll discuss best practices, pitfalls, and examples of radical change in the crowdfunding industry for projects and business ventures. If you've ever wondered what it takes to get a project funded, this is the one panel you won’t want to miss!

 

Lifion, by ADP, invites you to visit our new home for big ideas, ambitious folks, and those who are truly committed to delivering finely made products at scale. Join us after-hours for provocative talks, engaging discussions and some great opportunities to connect with serious thinkers and doers. Visit us atwww.lifion.com for a calendar of upcoming events and current job opportunities. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Lifion Sponsor: Harish Peri

Event Organizer: Tom Abogabal, New York Code & Design Academy

 
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Evolving the Design Game
Feb
21
6:45pm 6:45pm

Evolving the Design Game

 
"There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt."- Audre Lorde

Join us tonight as we welcome the Digital Product Design meetup group and event speaker Ross Popoff-Walker, Product Designer at Google, for a lively discussion on evolving the design game.

 

As digital product designers, part of a new creative field and profession, we have opportunities to influence technology and culture in massive ways. Yet on product teams big and small, design is often still a misunderstood and amorphous role.

 

While our vocation might be new and nebulous, the foundational elements of great design are not. Craftsmanship, creativity, humanizing industry, and the creation of content and tools that that influence and impact daily life are themes that have been ongoing for generations.

 

Are we as designers empowered and enabled to have positive impacts on our users? Where is our profession headed, and what might our roles look like in the future?

 

Ross Popoff-Walker is a product designer at Google, where he has worked on Google Search, Image Search, and is currently working on Google’s Cloud products. Before that, he designed websites for big brand clients, created console video games, crafted mobile apps for Android and iOS, and worked as a product designer and manager at several different startups. He studied at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, and is passionate about connecting with others who believe in the transformative power of user-centered design. He can be found at rosspw.com or on twitter @rosspw.

 

Event Sponsor: Maximillian Kirchoff, Design Engineer, Lifion by ADP

Event Organizer & Host: Jonathan Horowitz, DPD Meetup Group

 
 
 
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Feb
16
6:45pm 6:45pm

Introduction to Sendence Wallaroo: An industrial-grade streaming data platform

 

Introduction to Sendence Wallaroo - An industrial-grade streaming data platform

 

Presented by Vid Jain, Founder & President of Sendence and John Mumm, Lead Engineer.  

 

Wallaroo turns a group of servers into an industrial-grade processing platform that acts like a single low-cost and highly scalable system. Real-time applications built with Wallaroo are significantly faster than other approaches and get data accuracy, exactly-once processing, an in-memory data store, and resiliency.

 

Other benefits include:

- quickly write code once and then deploy it anywhere at any scale

- instantly handle real-time data spikes without any application changes

- 50x faster at 1/3 the cost vs. alternatives

 

We will talk about use cases including an electronic trading position keeping system that requires sub-millisecond response time and a cloud monitoring service that requires processing of millions of messages per second.

 

Additionally, we will discuss why we built Wallaroo, the architecture, and the challenges of building a distributed industrial-grade platform.

 

Agenda

6:30 pm:  Guest arrival & networking.

7:00 pm:  Introduction to Wallaroo & Q&A.

8:30 pm:  Event ends.

 

About Sendence

Sendence provides software infrastructure that radically simplifies the creation, deployment & operation of any business critical real-time service, on-premise or in the cloud.

 

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Lifion Sponsor & Event Organizer: Eugene Dvorkin

 

 
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