All-Star Agenda for GraphConnect SF 2016

NASA, Marriott, ICIJ, Financial Times, IBM and Cisco Among Speakers at Premier Event for Graph Database Enthusiasts

Neo Technology, creator of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, announced today the official agenda for its annual GraphConnect San Francisco conference, to be held October 13 with a training day scheduled for October 14.

Now in its fifth year, GraphConnect has attracted an array of speakers from leading organizations across the globe including the Financial Times, Marriott, NASA, Novartis, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Cisco, Cablevisión, AlbumPrinter (VistaPrint), University of Cincinnati, IBM and many more.  Additionally, GraphConnect will host many speakers from the developer community such as John Swain, data scientist at Right Relevance and Neo4j ambassador, Michael Hunger, developer advocate for Neo4j, Ryan Boyd, developer relations for Neo4j, and Christophe Willemsen, Neo4j senior consultant at GraphAware.

GraphConnect will kick off with keynotes by Emil Eifrem, CEO at Neo Technology, Doug Balog, general manager for Power Systems at IBM, and Mark Kvamme, co-founder and partner at Drive Capital and former partner at Sequoia Capital, and conclude with a keynote by Jim Webber, chief scientist at Neo Technology. The Neo4j team will also be making a significant product announcement at the event.

A must-attend conference, GraphConnect is the only event that focuses on the rapidly growing world of graph technology and applications that make sense of connected data. GraphConnect welcomes all graph database enthusiasts to explore new ideas, share innovations in graph technology and make connections with researchers and developers from around the globe. With more than 40 sessions across five tracks, GraphConnect promises to provide a wealth of insights to attendees.

This year’s sponsors include IBM, GraphAware, GraphGrid, AvNet, Tom Sawyer, Structr, Pitney Bowes, Linkurious, FactGem, O’Reilly Media and GrapheneDB.

GraphConnect San Francisco 2016 highlights include:

  • “Enabling the Cisco Decoder Ring: Using Neo4j to Automate Master Data Management Across the Enterprise” Presented by Andrew Chappell, technical program manager, Cisco
  • “Making the Right Connections: How the Financial Times Uses Graph Databases” Presented by Dan Murphy, senior DevOps, Financial Times
  • “How NASA Finds Critical Data Through a Knowledge Graph” Presented by David Meza, chief knowledge architect, NASA
  • “Building a Graph-Based High Performance Pricing Engine at Marriott” Presented by Scott Grimes, senior director of application management, Marriott
  • “Lessons Learned: Building a Scalable Platform for Sharing 500 Million Photos” Presented by Ruben Heusinkveld, technical lead, AlbumPrinter (VistaPrint), and Wouter Crooy, technical lead, AlbumPrinter (VistaPrint)
  • “Connecting the Dots in Early Drug Discovery at Novartis” Presented by Stephan Reiling, senior scientist, Novartis
  • “How the ICIJ Used Neo4j to Unravel the Panama Papers” Presented by Mar Cabra, head of Data & Research Unit, ICIJ
  • “Accelerating Scientific Research Through Machine Learning and Graphs” Presented by Jorge Soto, co-founder & CTO with Antonio Molins, VP of data science, Miroculus
  • “Improving Service Quality for Cablevisión Customers with Network Topology Impact Analysis” Presented by Andres Natanael Soria, senior software architect and Hernán Pérez Masci, IT Clients and Demand Manager, Cablevisión
  • “The Emergence of the Enterprise DataFabric” Presented by Mark Kvamme, co-founder, Drive Capital, and Clark Richey, CTO, FactGem
  • “Neo4j Container Orchestration with Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Mesos” Presented by Dippy Aggarwal, Ph.D. candidate, University of Cincinnati

View the full GraphConnect agenda here:

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GraphConnect San Francisco 2016 Event Venue

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

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