But the best reason of all to buy the ticket and take the ride? A bottom-to-top plentiful and packed agenda of all the keynotes, presentations and lightning talks you can attend at the graph technology event of the year.
See the full agenda right here on GraphConnect.com or check out the highlights below:
Kicking off the day will be two keynotes, the first given by Neo4j‘s own CEO, Emil Eifrem, who will be talking about the state of the graph union, and – more importantly – where he sees the graph world going in the future (hint: lots of places).
As always, Emil reserves the biggest announcements of the year for his GraphConnect keynote, so you won’t want to miss this big start to an action-packed day.
Shortly after Emil blows your freakin’ mind, Hilary Mason – the GM of Machine Learning at Cloudera – will blow your freakin’ mind again with her keynote “The Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.”
As the founder of Fast Forward Labs (acquired by Cloudera) and former Chief Data Scientist at Bitly, Hilary knows what the hell she’s talking about when it comes to machine learning and AI (no buzzword commandeering here).
Closing us out for the day will be Stephen O’Grady, Principal Analyst and Co-founder of RedMonk, a developer-focused industry analyst firm.
Stephen’s areas of expertise center on open source, cloud computing, databases (relational and NoSQL), application development and big data. As a go-to thought leader in the technology space, he’s been quoted in such respected publications as Businessweek, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
AI & Machine Learning: AI and machine learning are on everyone’s minds, but – as we’re starting to see – graph technology is emerging as a key to the context necessary for computer systems to “learn.” At this year’s GraphConnect, there will be no lack of talks, case studies and general discussions about the power of graph technology in supporting AI and machine learning.
Be sure to catch the following presentations:
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Throughout the Day: GraphClinics, DevZone and Fikas
All day, whenever you’re between presentations or lightning talks, the GraphClinics are open for free consulting and troubleshooting of your Neo4j deployment. The GraphClinics are staffed by Neo4j engineers and consultants, so you’ll receive invaluable tips and insights from experts of the leading graph database technology.
The Neo4j Developer Relations team is also hosting a DevZone, where members of the team will be on hand to talk with you about using Neo4j Bloom, graph algorithms and AI, ETL tools, graph-based solutions and more!
And be sure to visit the 5th floor foyer for a quick fika, where you’ll have an opportunity to meet Neo4j executives and engineers.
The disConnect Party:
After a full day of graph tech talks, the time will be nigh to disconnect from all the heady topics, grab a drink and a snack, and start building relationships with your fellow engineers and business execs.
The post-conference disConnect party is located in the Sponsor exhibition hall in the 5th floor lobby of the Marriott Marquis. This is your chance to mingle with graph enthusiasts and chat about all the plans you have to bring about powerful change with graph database technology.
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About the Author
Greta Workman , Neo4j
Greta Workman has been a part of the Neo4j team for over four years. She’s enjoyed watching the graph community grow through events like GraphConnect which has more than doubled during her time at Neo4j. She currently oversees field marketing for the eastern half of the U.S. In her spare time, she enjoys solving the daily New York Times crossword puzzle and watching University of Kentucky basketball.