Neo Technology Announces Agenda for GraphConnect 2012

GraphConnectNeo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced the agenda for its inaugural GraphConnect 2012. Taking place on November 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, the conference brings together the rapidly growing community and ecosystem around graph databases and is intended for attendees of all technical levels. The event features a full day tutorial and talks from leading experts in the field.

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Program Highlights

Accenture Delivers with Neo4j Presented by Dominik Wagenknecht, Manager / NoSQL Initiative Lead, Accenture

Summary:  This talk will take you through the experiences we had at Accenture with Neo4j. Using this graphdatabase, Accenture experienced unique benefits and challenges within the typical IT project life, going from proposal to architecture, design, development and operations. This session will cover every phase and discuss the key differences to more traditional approaches most enterprises take.

The role of NoSQL and graph in the total data management landscape Presented by Matt Aslett, Analyst, The 451 Group

Summary: The database market is changing rapidly with new approaches emerging that provide an alternative to the relational data model. Join leading analyst Matt Aslett in examining the drivers behind the rise of NoSQL data stores and, in particular graph databases, focusing on their use-cases and adoption trends.

Intuit Payment Graph — a network built on payment transactions of customers and vendors Presented by Gokuldas Pillai, Engineering Lead, Intuit

Summary: Data is accumulating rapidly. Our approaches to capturing and analyzing data, as well as in making connections between and drawing conclusions from this data, are evolving as well.

Data Analytics and Society: Evolving Uses of Data Analysis Rebecca Parsons, Thoughtworks

Rebecca Parsons offers a review of some of the changes in how data is used and analyzed, highlighting several examples of the power of data analysis outside of the usual suspects: customer needs, production dashboards, etc.

Other Highlights

  • Graph processing at Twitter with Pankaj Gupta, Software Engineering Manager, Twitter
  • Eric Evans, author of Domain Driven Design, speaks about domain modeling
  • Sessions by leading graph researchers from startups and Fortune 500 companies including FiftyThree, Squidoo, Adobe, Telenor, and Cisco
  • Panel discussions moderated by Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring Framework and Merv Adrian, Research VP, Gartner Research

GraphConnect 2012 is sponsored by Heroku, SpringSource by VMware, ThoughtWorks, and Accenture. The event will conclude with a party on November 6th at Sens Restaurant, sponsored by ThoughtWorks. Join us for great food, drinks and the announcement of winners for ‘The Graphies’ Awards.

The Graphies is the first award of its kind, set to pioneer the recognition and celebration of individuals and teams around the globe who are developing innovative graph database applications. Applications are currently here with submissions due by October 7, 2012.

Register for GraphConnect

Take advantage of the early bird special by registering before September 30th.

Graph Connect Event Venue:

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero 5 Embarcadero Center San Francisco, CA 94111

GraphConnect offers a special discount code at the Hyatt that lasts until October 6 (17% discount). Book your room here: