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Upcoming Events

 
Illuminate IO: Technical Interview Workshop
Jul
25
6:45 PM18:45

Illuminate IO: Technical Interview Workshop

 
 
 

Details

Are you a Computer Science or Coding Bootcamp student or alum? Attend to experience mock technical interviews and resume review by interviewers and hiring managers. Increasing student preparedness for computer science careers. Constructively identifying weak points where students require improvement. Actionable steps are to provide you with tools to successfully transition into a career in tech, with resume critique and mock interview sessions.

Lehman College’s National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and The Knowledge House represent individuals underrepresented in the tech industry.  You will be meeting and learning from ADP associates how to step into an interview not only prepared, but a step ahead of the rest.

Other than engineering, other technical roles exist where you may leverage your CS knowledge. Come to learn more about Product Owner, Project Manager, and more...

 

Agenda

6:30pm: Arrivals & refreshments

6:45pm: Mock Technical Interview #1

7:15pm: Resume critique

7:45pm: Mock Technical Interview #2

 

Your Hosts

Illuminate I/O Admins - Darnel Clayton, Daleysha Lockhart, Clifton Guzman, Joe Crawford

     
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    nglccNY M3: Members Monthly Mixer
    Jul
    18
    6:45 PM18:45

    nglccNY M3: Members Monthly Mixer

     
      The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce New York

    The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce New York

     
     

    M3: Members Monthly Mixer

    This high-energy event brings Chamber members and guests together for quality networking and community building. Don't miss this opportunity to forge connections with members, corporate partners and non-profit leaders. M3: Members's Monthly Mixer takes place monthly and is hosted by a different nglccNY Corporate Partner or Business Member each month.

     

    AGENDA

    Two and a half hours of networking, light appetizers and beverages.

     

    TIME

    Doors open @ 6:45 PM

    Event ends @ 9:15 PM

     

    RSVP

    If you are a current member of the NGLCCNY, please click the RSVP link above and login to be able to register for the M3 at no cost.

       
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      Scaling Agile across the Enterprise
      Jul
      10
      6:45 PM18:45

      Scaling Agile across the Enterprise

       

      Scaling Agile across the Enterprise delivering max value with min dependencies

       
       

      Details

      Enterprise Scrum, developed by late Mike Beedle, the founder of Enterprise Scrum framework, scales Scrum/Agile based on customer segment level that results in not only reducing the dependencies among teams, but delivering the most value to paying customers.
       

      This Meetup will be a lecture + exercises. We believe that we learn by doing. We will demonstrate how Enterprise Scrum scales through organization's funding its value streams. Sort of "Follow the Money". Yeah, it applies to scaling agile.
       

      Who should attend?

      Anyone implementing or planning to implement Agile/Scrum enterprise level and seeking guidance on how to deliver the max. value to customers/clients with self-organizing teams building awesome products/services.


      Instructor

      Sue Ryu, a Business Agility Consultant, Certified Enterprise Scrum Instructor, and Certified LeSS practitioner, focused on providing business agility services to organizations to help them deliver valuable products and services to customers.
       

      Agenda

      6:45 PM - Doors open
      7:10 PM - Welcome introductions
      7:20 PM - Program starts
      8:45 PM - Program ends

         
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        Panel: The Evolution of HR Tools & Technologies
        Jun
        20
        6:00 PM18:00

        Panel: The Evolution of HR Tools & Technologies

         

        ADP + Sapling Special Event

        The Evolution of HR Tools and Technologies as your Company Matures

         
         

        Details

        To build the trust and credibility of HR to your execs and leadership team when your organization scales in size, your people ops team needs to strategically choose the right tools and technologies that bests enrich your data. Learn from the experiences of our panelists of People leaders and walk away with action items that you can bring back to your own team.

         

        Panelists

        Bart Macdonald, CEO at Sapling

        Lindsey Dole, VP of People at Updater

        Mallory Mazer, Director of People at 1stdibs.com

        Drew Hendrickson, Senior Manager, People Operations & Analytics at DigitalOcean

         

        Agenda

        6:00pm - 6:30pm - Guest Arrival + Networking

        6:30pm - 7:00pm - Panel Discussion

        7:00pm - 8:00pm - Q&A + Networking

         

        Pre-registration is required to attend this event. 

           
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          Jun
          19
          6:45 PM18:45

          MIT Startup Pitch Night

           

          JUNE 2018 MEETING

           
           

          Details

          MIT Alumni Angels of New York (MITAANY) is the New York area chapter of MIT Alumni Angels. MIT Alumni Angels is officially affiliated with the MIT Alumni Association and operates in multiple regions including Boston and Bay Area.

          MIT Alumni Angels is designed to help MIT alumni, who are accredited investors, learn about and invest in early stage startups selected by a committee of experienced investors, entrepreneurs, and executives.

          Presenting startups will be announced to registered attendees.

          Note: if you are an investor attendee, by registering, you agree that you are an Accredited Investor according to SEC definition. There are no membership fees or minimum investment commitments at this time, and each participant is expected to invest independently.

           

           

             
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            The Great US Security Debate
            Jun
            6
            6:45 PM18:45

            The Great US Security Debate

             

            Offense vs. Defense

            by Contino

             
             

            DESCRIPTION

            With cyber security crimes on the rise, do security engineers have any hope in blocking these attacks? Join us at The Great US Security Debate on Wednesday, June 6th to watch two teams of security experts (divided into Hackers vs. Security) battle against each other.

             

            Here's how it goes down: each team will be given a real-world security scenario. Our team of hackers will present how they can penetrate a network, highlighting all vulnerabilities, and the security team will need to show how they can defend themselves. At the end of each round our audience will decide if the hackers were able to get through, or if the security team was able to successfully defend.

             

            So, if you want to see how your security network could hold up against a team of expert hackers, join us on June 6th for an epic debate!

             

            Need more reasons to attend?

            • Witness technical titans fight it out in a debate-style event
            • Learn how experts would exploit - and defend! - vulnerabilities
            • Chance to ask your own questions to our hackers and InfoSec experts
            • Network with like-minded engineers

             

            PANEL

            Krista Mazzeo, Cybersecurity Analyst and Certified Ethical Hacker
            Curtis Yanko, Director Technical Alliances & Strategy @ Sonatype
            Jayson Ferron, CEO and Chief Technologist, Interactive Security Training

             

            AGENDA

            6:45 PM: Doors open

            7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

            7:30 PM: Presentation begins

            8:45 PM: Program ends

             

            HOSTS

            Zill Christian, Lead Software Engineer, Lifion, by ADP

            Jesse White, Account Principal, Contino

               
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              Introducing DSE 6.0: Resiliency and Performance
              May
              30
              6:45 PM18:45

              Introducing DSE 6.0: Resiliency and Performance

               

              A Datastax Meetup

               
               

              Join us on May 30th for a talk with two DataStax experts about new features in DataStax Enterprise 6.0; the best and most important DSE release to-date.

              Brian Hess, Product Manager at Datastax, will talk about new features which provide resiliency and improvements to Cassandra’s always on capabilities

              Jake, a Cassandra PMC, committer and all around smart guy , will discuss how we re-built the execution engine to double performance with DSE 6.0

               

              Agenda

              6:45 PM: Doors open

              7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

              7:30 PM: Presentation begins

              8:45 PM: Program ends

               

              The Hosts:

              Gerrard Lindsey, Senior App Developer, Lifion by ADP

              Johnson Lu, Solution Architect, Datastax

                 
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                Leveling Up Customer Journey Maps
                Apr
                24
                6:45 PM18:45

                Leveling Up Customer Journey Maps

                 

                A Product Thinking Meetup

                by NexTier Innovations

                 
                 

                Details

                Customer journey mapping is visual storytelling of the process that a customer goes through to accomplish objectives and goals. Their value is in creating a shared understanding among stakeholders, and they are useful for addressing customer needs and pain points. But what exactly are journey maps, how do you create them and what is the best way to use them?

                Let's get together to discuss how one can create journey maps that generate real value for their customers!

                 

                Who should attend:

                - Product designers that want to understand the context of their customers.

                - Product designers that want to get a clear picture of where users come from and what they are trying to achieve within a certain product or service.

                - Content writers that want to understand what questions users have and how they feel as they use a product or service.

                - Product managers that want to understand the overall customer experience within a product or service, so they can identify opportunities to make the experience even better.

                 

                Meet Gerard Dolan:

                https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerarddolan

                Our special guest is Gerard Dolan, Customer Experience & Product Design Consultant based in Toronto, Canada. Gerard has worked in several industries including; Financial Services, Banking, Fintech, Energy, Automotive, Loyalty Programs, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Retail, and Non-Profit Organizations.

                 

                Agenda

                6:45 PM: Doors open

                7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

                7:30 PM: Presentation begins

                8:45 PM: Program ends

                 

                Hosts: Erica S. and Ken Q.

                   
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                  Against the Gender Pay Gap
                  Apr
                  10
                  6:45 PM18:45

                  Against the Gender Pay Gap

                   

                  Panel Discussion: How to address the Gender Pay Gap?

                   
                   

                  Tonight, our Essteem panel will talk through a few measures companies - and their managers - can take to close the gender pay gap.

                   

                  Topics will include:


                  - Different kinds of Gender gaps, Stats and the Maternity leave. With Hugh Seureau, Co-founder at Essteem


                  - How to monitor the gap? with Marie-Eve Piche, CFO at Pymetrics


                  - 10 things managers and others could do to address the issue (panel)


                  Launch of Essteems' first Referral contest:

                  Refer talents you know to jobs and create "help chains": donate as much as you earn to Girls who Code, Women who Code, Girls develop it or UN Women. Come and be among our first testers of the concept. Become an Essteem Champion if you are among our top referrers, get videos about you, and more perks.

                  Fellow males! This meetup is not only for women. Men are usually 5-10% of meetups about inclusion, and it would help to see more of us there.

                   

                  Panelists

                  Marie Eve Piche

                  Hugh Seureau  

                  More TBC

                   

                  Host

                  Lyndze Blosser, User Experience Lead, Lifion by ADP

                   

                  Agenda

                  6:45 PM: Doors open

                  7:15 PM: Welcome introductions

                  7:30 PM: Presentation begins

                  8:45 PM: Program ends

                   

                   

                     
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                    Blockchains and ICOs: Scaling Your Startup Series
                    Mar
                    28
                    6:45 PM18:45

                    Blockchains and ICOs: Scaling Your Startup Series

                     
                     
                     

                    DESCRIPTION

                    StartOut New York is delighted to present “Blockchains and ICOs”, part of our Scaling Your Startup Series

                    Two new paradigms have entered into the world of emerging startups, the first is Blockchain, a decentralized approach to building systems. The second is the Initial Coin Offering (ICO), a new way to fund startups operating on the Blockchain. This panel will discuss how to think about leveraging blockchain in your platform as well as how to leverage an ICO to fund your startup.

                    ICOs and Blockchain are not for every startup so its just as important to understand when it will help you scale and when it will not. The panel consists of people who are implementing Blockchain and have done ICOs or are preparing to do ICOs. This is a unique opportunity to understand how your startup can benefit.

                     

                    Moderator

                    Wasim Ahmad, Chief Crypto Officer, Vault12

                     

                    Panelists

                    Frank Villavicencio, Head of Product, Security Management Services, ADP

                    Tom Bollich, CTO of MadHive

                    Anthony Shook, Founder and CEO, AeroChain

                    Mc Kenna Walsh, Partner, MoreFaster

                    Vitali Green, CEO of Kuoll

                     

                    Agenda

                    6:45 PM: Doors open

                    7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

                    7:30 PM: Presentation begins

                    8:45 PM: Program ends

                     

                    ADP Host

                    Jens Audenaert, DVP/GM, WorkMarket/ADP

                       
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                      NYC UXPA Special Event
                      Mar
                      27
                      6:45 PM18:45

                      NYC UXPA Special Event

                       
                       
                       

                      Creating Team Bedrock to Make Meaningful Work

                      We all want to spend our time at work doing something meaningful. But how do we create a framework in which we can do meaningful work on every project, and keep doing it even as the project evolves? How do we get teams made up of people from various disciplines and backgrounds on board?

                      These questions and more will be answered by Dan Szuc and Jo Wong, co-founders and principles of Apogee, a Hong-Kong-based design consultancy. They'll share their insights into creating bedrock, their term for the foundation upon which meaningful work can be built.

                       

                      Agenda

                      6:45-7:10PM Networking & Refreshments

                      7:10-7:15PM Opening Announcements

                      7:15-8:30PM Speaker Presentation and Q&A

                      8:30-9:00PM Post-Event Networking

                       

                         
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                        HR in and for Agile Enterprises
                        Mar
                        13
                        6:30 PM18:30

                        HR in and for Agile Enterprises

                         

                        Agile NYC User Group with Fabiola Eyholzer

                         
                         

                        DESCRIPTION

                        Scaling agile and business agility is on everyone's lips. But despite or perhaps because of the widespread successful use of agile ways of working, the most central element of corporate agility is often ignored or completely underestimated: Human Resources (HR). Let us explore the new world of work and the role of HR in and for agile enterprises. We will discuss the importance of a contemporary HR approach and look into the challenges associated with the necessary transformation. We will talk about establishing agile ways of working in the HR organization (Agile4HR), but also about translating agile values and principles into our HR solutions (HR4Agile).

                         

                        Agenda

                        6:30 PM: Doors open

                        7:00 PM: Welcome introduction

                        7:15 PM: Presentation begins

                        8:45 PM: Program ends

                         

                        About Speaker:

                        Fabiola Eyholzer (SPC 4, CSPO) is a renowned thought leader and expert in Agile HR. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Just Leading Solutions – a New York based management consultancy and market leader for Lean | Agile People Operations. As seasoned HR Consultant and Executive Advisor, she helps organizations to embrace lean | agile values on a cultural level and revolutionize their people approach.

                        Feel free to connect with Fabiola via Twitter @FabiolaEyholzer or LinkedIn 

                           
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                          Meetup: UX Support Group
                          Mar
                          6
                          6:45 PM18:45

                          Meetup: UX Support Group

                           

                          How to Talk, So Developers Will Listen, and Listen, So Developers Will Talk

                           
                           

                          This talk, presented by Kendall Wallace, is for UX / Product Designers to better empathize with Developers they're collaborating with.

                           

                          About Kendall Wallace

                          Kendall is a User Experience Researcher, Workshop Facilitator, and Product Designer passionate about product design, and using a background of customer experience and study in user experience design and research to create transformative and elevated touch points to create the best possible user experience.

                           

                          Agenda

                          6:45 PM: Doors open

                          7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

                          7:30 PM: Presentation begins

                          8:45 PM: Program ends

                           

                          Your Hosts

                          Kevin Gomez, Recruiter, Lifion

                          Jeffrey Coleman, UX Recruiter, SALT

                             
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                            Meetup: Building Modern Data Pipelines
                            Feb
                            26
                            6:45 PM18:45

                            Meetup: Building Modern Data Pipelines

                             
                             
                             

                             

                            Join us on Monday, Feb 26 as we welcome back the NYC Real-Time Stream Processing User Group for a talk with Karthik Ramasamy of Streamlio.

                             

                            Description:

                            Data pipelines are hard to build and maintain. This is due to complexity of big data open source ecosystem that has numerous software each specializing in solving one piece of the puzzle. In this talk, we will focus on three key open source software Apache Pulsar, Apache Heron and Apache BookKeeper and how are integrated to make it easy to build data pipelines.

                             

                            Abstract:

                            For today’s enterprises, ensuring that data pipelines are available to every corner of the organization is key to building next generation data-driven applications. In this talk, Karthik Ramasamy of Streamlio will present on how to combine three best of breed open-source projects to have a solid data infrastructure that are is easy to develop against and simple to operate at scale in production.

                             

                            Karthik will provide an overview of the merits of the three open source systems and the benefits they bring when integrated:

                            Apache Pulsar: unified queuing and streaming

                            Apache Heron: stream processing

                            Apache BookKeeper: distributed stream storage

                             

                            About Karthik:

                            Karthik Ramasamy is the co-founder of Streamlio that focuses on building next generation real time processing engines. Before Streamlio, he was the engineering manager and technical lead for real-time analytics at Twitter where he co-created Twitter Heron. He has two decades of experience working in parallel databases, big data infrastructure, and networking. Karthik is the author of several publications, patents, and "Network Routing: Algorithms, Protocols and Architectures". He has a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a focus on big data and databases.

                             

                            Agenda

                            6:45 PM: Doors open

                            7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

                            7:30 PM: Presentation begins

                            8:45 PM: Program ends

                             

                            Your Host

                            Eugene Dvorkin, Technical Architect Infrastructure Engineer, Lifion

                               
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                              Meetup: Apache TinkerPop’s Gremlin
                              Feb
                              21
                              6:45 PM18:45

                              Meetup: Apache TinkerPop’s Gremlin

                               
                               
                               

                              We are very excited to announce our next DataStax Professional Community Meetup event on February 21!  

                               

                              Deep Dive into Apache TinkerPop’s Gremlin 

                              Presentation by Stephen Mallette

                               

                              For this Meetup we’ll explore in-depth Apache TinkerPop’s Gremlin, the query language used by multiple graph dbs, including, of course, DataStax Enterprise Graph. You’ll meet other users of DataStax Cassandra and DSE Graph users and enjoy food and drinks... See you there!!

                               

                              About Stephen Mallette

                              Stephen Mallette has been developing graph technology and graph applications for about ten years. He is a core developer of the graph framework, Apache TinkerPop, and the chair of its Project Management Committee. He is currently employed by DataStax and is one of the engineers working on DSE Graph.

                               

                              Abstract

                              Gremlin is the graph traversal language of Apache TinkerPop, an open source graph computing framework, that is implemented by a great many graph databases, including DSE Graph. Even the most novice Gremlin user will recognize the Gremlin statement of "g.V()", but in this presentation we will stop to take a moment to understand the elements of that ubiquitous statement and the elements of the steps that append to it. With the foundational knowledge of "Gremlin's Anatomy" firmly held, we will perform an autopsy on an advanced Gremlin traversal and thus expose techniques for examining and taming the most complex and confusing Gremlin one might come across

                               

                              Agenda

                              6:45 PM: Doors open

                              7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

                              7:30 PM: Gremlin’s Anatomy: Stephen Mallette

                              8:45 PM: Program ends

                               

                              Your Hosts

                              Johnlouis Petitbon, Lifion by ADP

                              Johnston Lu, DataStax

                                 
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                                Panel Discussion: Adapting to Scale
                                Feb
                                13
                                6:45 PM18:45

                                Panel Discussion: Adapting to Scale

                                 

                                StartOut New York and ADP iLab Present:

                                 

                                Adapting to Scale

                                Overcoming the Challenges of a Fast Growing Startup

                                 

                                For most entrepreneurs, scaling a successful startup requires a whole new set of skills. More employees may mean a dramatic shift in company culture, policy, and management. For diverse founders, these challenges can not only be unique but open the door to many exciting new opportunities to develop game changing businesses.

                                Join StartOut Experts as we explore how to build exciting companies that expand, transform, and sustain as you grow. It's never too early for an entrepreneur to begin thinking through the core issues that will shape your company and determine success at the next stage.

                                 

                                Our Panel ::

                                Bryan Janeczko, Co-founder of StartOut / Serial Entrepreneur

                                Tom Bollich, CTO / MadHive

                                Allan H. Cohen. Managing Partner / Nixon Peabody

                                Brita Rosenheim, Partner / Better Food Ventures

                                Stella Hickman from ADP

                                 

                                Our Schedule ::

                                6:45 pm - 7:30 pm - Networking Reception

                                7:30 pm - 8:30 pm- Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A

                                8:30 pm - 9:15 pm- Socializing and Networking     

                                 

                                Your Hosts ::

                                Ted Kopta, ADP

                                Wasim Ahmad, Chair, StartOut NY

                                Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there - Wasim!

                                 
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                                IS YOUR BUSINESS A LEAN, MEAN, PROFIT MAKING MACHINE?
                                Feb
                                7
                                6:45 PM18:45

                                IS YOUR BUSINESS A LEAN, MEAN, PROFIT MAKING MACHINE?

                                 

                                IS YOUR BUSINESS A LEAN,MEAN, PROFIT MAKING MACHINE? OR COULD IT USE A TUNE UP?

                                Join us for a talk on Human Capital, Benefits, Efficiency, Systems & Marketing with our expert panel who will discuss tips on how to get lean & build that machine!

                                 
                                 

                                Moderator

                                Kathy Boyle, Chapin Hill Advisors Inc.

                                 

                                Panelists

                                Joe Rojas, Red Sapiens

                                Robert Markowski, ADP

                                Marj Ciucci, Lawley Benefits

                                Matt Gallo, Bank United

                                Elia Kopreski, XLR8 Digital

                                 

                                Agenda

                                6:45 PM: Doors open

                                7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

                                7:30 PM: Presentation begins

                                8:45 PM: Program ends

                                 

                                Hosts

                                [TBC], Lifion by ADP

                                Kathy Boyle, President, CHA Inc.

                                   
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                                  NYC Scrum User Group
                                  Feb
                                  6
                                  6:45 PM18:45

                                  NYC Scrum User Group

                                   

                                  World Retrospective Day - NYC - Hop on the Retrospective Express. All aboard!

                                   

                                  Details

                                  Join us for this very special event designed to put a spotlight on one of the most important agile practice - a Retrospective.

                                  World Retrospective Day will be a 24 hour record breaking series of events happening in local agile communities on 5 continents around the World as well as on-line.

                                  Lifion by ADP and NYC Scrum User Group are proud to be the host of local WRD event in NYC. Join us for a gamified learning experience - ride the Retrospective Express and get your WRD Passport stamped with visas in each of the 5 retrospective framework stations.

                                  Agenda

                                  6:45 PM - Doors open

                                  7:00 PM - Welcome introductions

                                  7:15 PM - Event begins

                                  8:45 PM - Event ends

                                  The Hosts

                                  Tatiana Slivkova, Lifion by ADP

                                  Dana Pylayeva, NYC Scrum User Group

                                   

                                   

                                   
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                                  Product Thinking - Panel Discussion
                                  Jan
                                  23
                                  6:45 PM18:45

                                  Product Thinking - Panel Discussion

                                   

                                  The Importance of Technical Skills in UX and Product

                                   
                                   

                                  Details

                                  Attention Product Thinkers! Time to get technical.

                                  Understanding technology takes time, and learning how to design digital systems takes even longer. To understand the technology space and how software and hardware systems work together requires a level of dedication that's usually found in people with backgrounds in computer science and engineering.

                                  Let's get together to talk about the importance of technical skills and how it makes a huge difference in how you approach the design, development, deployment, and management of technology.
                                   

                                  Panelists

                                  Henry Bruce
                                  Director of Product, MIX (Microfinance Information Exchange)
                                  https://www.linkedin.com/in/henryhbruce/

                                  Eric Menzie
                                  Director of Product, IHS Markit
                                  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericmenzie/

                                  Jono Mallanyk
                                  Design Technologist, Fiction Inc
                                  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonomallanyk/

                                  Moderator

                                  Tremis Skeete
                                  Technical Product Manager, nexTier Innovations
                                  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tremisskeete/

                                   

                                  Lifion Host

                                  Chris Fahey, Sr. Director, AppDev

                                   

                                  Agenda

                                  6:45 PM: Doors open

                                  7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

                                  7:30 PM: Presentation begins

                                  8:45 PM: Program ends

                                   

                                     
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                                    Product Thinking
                                    Jan
                                    17
                                    6:45 PM18:45

                                    Product Thinking

                                     

                                    How to Supercharge your Team by Divorcing Product from Project Management, presented by Jordan Bergtraum

                                     
                                     

                                    Details

                                    Why does the product world often ask one “superhero” to take on both product management AND project management? Ludacris! COME ON! We are mortals, not product gods!  

                                    It is common for employees to wear multiple hats as part of their role, especially in startups where everyone is expected to “pitch in”. However, asking one human to conquer product direction/strategy, product design and product execution/delivery is inhuman. Most importantly it is a relevant barrier to optimizing your product function.

                                    During this talk Jordan will provide an on-the-nose discussion on:

                                    • The problem with asking one person to take on both product and project management
                                    • Ways to sell this problem to your leadership
                                    • Methods for transitioning to a better model

                                     

                                    Agenda

                                    6:45 PM: Doors open

                                    7:15 PM: Welcome introduction

                                    7:30 PM: Presentation begins

                                    8:45 PM: Program ends

                                     

                                    About Jordan

                                    Jordan Bergtraum is a management consultant with over ten years of experience in the B2B SaaS industry, mostly as a head of product for various organizations in the legal, education, facilities management, and pharmaceutical spaces. He has been responsible for product strategy, product design, and product delivery.

                                       
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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
                                      Robert Tucker Sr. Director, Apps Development, 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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                                      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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                                      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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                                      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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