GraphConnect SF 2016

Thank you to all Attendees, Speakers and Sponsors
for another Graphtastic GraphConnect!

Emil Eifrem, Neo4j Co-Creator and CEO - Keynote

Jim Webber, Neo4j Chief Scientist - Keynote

 
GraphConnect Gallery

GraphConnect SF 2016

Featured Speakers

 

Check out all GraphConnect speakers →

Agenda

Subject to change.


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM · Grand Ballroom A
The Emergence of the Enterprise DataFabric

Companies have spent billions of dollars in their legacy enterprise software apps to manage their supply chain, sales forecasting, accounting management, customers relationships, and other aspects of their enterprise. In order to get business insight across their enterprise, companies have used old technology to build a complex business intelligence stack. Learn more...

Mark Kvamme, Co-Founder, Drive Capital
Clark Richey CTO, FactGem
Mark Kvamme, Co-Founder, Drive Capital and
Clark Richey, CTO, FactGem
  • Case Study
  • Recommendations
  • Visualization
  • Retail
  • Business Intelligence
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM · Bayview
Accelerating Scientific Research Through Machine Learning and Graphs

Miroculus is a molecular diagnostics company that leverages the potential of microRNAs as biomarkers and has created the most easy to use and automated platform for their detection. MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNA molecules, whose primary role is to regulate the expression of our genes. Learn more...

Jorge Soto
Antonio Molins
Jorge Soto, Co-Founder and CTO, Microculus and
Antonio Molins, VP of Data Science, Microculus
  • Case Study
  • Health & Biotech
  • Analytics
  • Microservices
  • Natural Language Processing
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM · Grand Ballroom B
Core-Edge: Neo4j’s New Clustering Architecture

We'll explore the exciting new Core-Edge clustering architecture for Neo4j. We'll see how Neo4j uses the Raft protocol for a robust underlay for intensive write operations, and how the new scale-out mechanism provides enormous power for very demanding graph workloads. Learn more...

Alistair Jones, Neo4j Engineer
Max Sumrall, Neo4j Engineer
Alistair Jones, Neo4j Engineer and Max Sumrall, Neo4j Engineer
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Neo4j 3.1
  • Raft
  • Clustering
  • Scale
Luanne Misquitta, Senior Consultant, GraphAware
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM · Grand Ballroom C
Neo4j as a Key Player in Human Capital Management

Graph databases are a perfect fit for HCM/People management solutions. In this talk, Luanne will present the challenges faced by these software vendors and how Neo4j can help them stay relevant and competitive. Learn more...

Luanne Misquitta, Senior Consultant, GraphAware
  • Case Study
  • MDM
  • RDBMS to Graphs
  • HCM
Michael Hunger, Head of EMEA Developer Relations, Neo Technology
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM · Market Foyer
Utilizing user defined functions in APOC

Neo4j 3.1 introduced the concept of user defined functions. These allow us to provide custom implementations for functions that can be used in any expression or predicate. Learn more...

Michael Hunger, Neo4j Head of EMEA Developer Relations
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Neo4j 3.1
  • Cypher
  • APOC
  • Lightning Talk
Stefan Armbruster, Neo4j Field Engineer
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM · Market Foyer
Data Integration with APOC

Neo4j is frequently integrated with other databases. With APOC you have the means of accessing these data sources directly from Cypher. You can either import data into the graph, fetch additional information for your graph query from another source or just visualize the other database as a graph. Learn more...

Stefan Armbruster, Neo4j Field Engineer
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Neo4j 3.1
  • Cypher
  • APOC
  • Lightning Talk
Will Lyon, Developer Relations, Neo Technology
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM · Market Foyer
Graph Algorithm Procedures Demo

While Neo4j is mostly used as OLTP database, there is an increasing interest to run graph algorithms directly on the graph data. With procedures iterative and parallel algorithms can be implemented efficiently and used directly from Cypher. Learn more...

Will Lyon, Neo4j Developer Relations
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Neo4j 3.1
  • Cypher
  • Graph Algorithm
  • Lightning Talk
Scott Grimes, eCommerce and CMS Senior Director/Architect, Marriott
11:50 AM - 12:35 PM · Grand Ballroom A
Building a High Performance Pricing Engine at Marriott

Marriott International, the world’s largest hospitality company, needed a new pricing engine to drive both revenue and competitive differentiation. The older pricing engine was being stretched by complex pricing rules that resulted in long pricing update cycles despite spending on massive amount of hardware and tuning the legacy application. Learn more...

Scott Grimes, eCommerce and CMS Senior Director/Architect, Marriott
  • Case Study
  • Impact Analysis
11:50 AM - 12:25 PM · Bayview
Improving Service Quality for Cablevisión Customers with Network Topology Impact Analysis

At Cablevision S.A we are using Neo4j to store the Graph of our Network Topology and then made some impact analysis and root cause when a network element fails. We have documented our topology in detail with different type of elements (Switches, fiber cables, amplifiers, Hubs and more) with location, metadata of the status of the element and the information about relationship between them. Learn more...

Hernán Pérez Masci, IT Clients and Demand Manager, Cablevision
Andres Natanael Soria, Senior Software Architect, Cablevision
Hernán Pérez Masci, IT Clients and Demand Manager and Andres Natanael Soria,
Senior Software Architect, Cablevision
  • Case Study
  • Network & IT
  • Impact Analysis
Igor Borojevic, Director of Product Management
11:50 AM - 12:35 PM · Grand Ballroom B
Securing The Graph In Neo4j 3.1

Securing, monitoring and logging access to a system that stores customer data is the key part of enterprise security. In the upcoming Neo4j 3.1 release, we improve upon existing enterprise-class security features and raise the bar for safeguarding customer data and meeting compliance requirements. As part of the session, I will preview newly added support for AD/LDAP and time-permitting we will play with user defined roles and annotating user defined procedures with security roles. Learn more...

Igor Borojevic, Director of Product Mgmt, Neo4j
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Neo4j 3.1
  • Infosec
  • Auth
  • LDAP
  • Active Directory
Praveena Fernandes, Software Engineer of Neo4j
11:50 AM - 12:25 PM · Grand Ballroom C
Moving from Relational Schemas to Graphs

With success stories of Neo4j, more people are eager to adopt Graph databases. More often than not, we get asked how do we begin migrating a relational database. Learn more...

Praveena Fernandes, Neo4j Engineer
  • Tech & Integrations
  • RDBMS to Graphs
John Poljak, Founder, Keynumbers
11:50 AM - 12:05 PM · Market Foyer
Finding Insights through Keynumbers

Join us in exploring some of the ways Keynumbers is leveraging the power of Structr and Neo4j in developing unique solutions to meet these challenges Learn more...

John Poljak, Founder, Keynumbers
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Graph Search
  • Lightning Talk
Aaron Wallace, Principal Product Manager, Pitney Bowes
12:05 PM - 12:20 PM · Market Foyer
The Enterprise Information Graph: Managing Complex Metadata Using neo4j and Pitney Bowes Spectrum

The world of business has changed, and far more value is now put on every single piece of data. In order to remain agile and respond quickly to new trends, organizations are striving to record and report on data as an asset, just like any other within the business. Learn more...

Aaron Wallace, Principal Product Manager, Pitney Bowes
  • Case Study
  • MDM
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Lightning Talk
Brad Nussbaum, Cofounder, GraphGrid
12:20 PM - 12:35 PM · Market Foyer
Scale Without Limits Now

As Neo4j has advanced over the years so has the ability of the GraphGrid Data Platform to support an ever advancing system of capabilities ready to pave the way of the future scalability of Neo4j to a general audience. Learn more...

Brad Nussbaum, Cofounder, GraphGrid
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Scale
  • AWS
  • Lightning Talk
Dan Murphy, Senior DevOps, Financial Times
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM · Grand Ballroom A
Making the Right Connections: How the Financial Times Uses Graph Databases

In late 2015, the FT Semantic Metadata team investigated graph databases as an alternative to, or perhaps additional store for their existing semantic datastore. After a brief spike we picked Neo4j and then re-wrote a host of microservices in GoLang, from surprisingly memory hungry Java services. It was an interesting journey of changing culture, technologies, and learning. Learn more...

Dan Murphy, Senior DevOps, Financial Times
  • Case Study
  • Recommendations
  • Golang
  • Publishing
  • RDF
Dippy Aggarwal, Ph.D Candidate, Univ of Cincinnati
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM · Bayview
Neo4j Container Orchestration with Kubernetes, Docker Swarm, Mesos

The interest in Docker has increased significantly since its inception. According to a report compiled by a leading cloud-scale monitoring company, Datadog, two-thirds of the companies that try docker adopt it and the adopters have increased their container count by five times over a period of nine months. Neo4j has also embraced Docker by supporting official images and also offering specific images of its own. Learn more...

Dippy Aggarwal, Ph.D Candidate, Univ of Cincinnati
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Mesos
  • Containers
Clark Richey, CTO, FactGem
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM · Grand Ballroom B
Extend the Power of Neo4j with Stored Procedures and APOC

This talk will introduce crucial aspects of Neo4j stored procedures to developers. Stored procedures are a powerful and easy to implement feature that was made available in Neo4j 3.0. Learn more...

Clark Richey, CTO, Factgem
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Java
  • APOC
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM · Grand Ballroom C
Streamlining Processes with Neo4j at Glidewell Laboratories

By integrating a Neo4j powered generic workflow engine into its manufacturing process, Glidewell Laboratories has been able to take advantage of the traditional benefits of graph databases to streamline company processes, integrate departments and provide visibility throughout the organization. Learn more...

Galit Gontar, Software Engineer, Glidewell
Robert Edwards,  Manager, Software Development, Glidewell Laboratories
Galit Gontar, Software Engineer and
Robert Edwards, Manager, Software Development, Glidewell Laboratories
  • Case Study
  • MDM
  • Workflow Engine
  • Manufacturing
Yaqi Shi, MS candidate of Health Informatics, University of SF
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM · Market Foyer
Neo4j Connects Healthcare using Open Data

No one would argue that Healthcare is among one of the most complicated industries in the United States. While there are many public datasets can be found on FDA, CMS website, it is hard to see the general picture of how does each stakeholder, such as providers, drug manufacturers, lobbying systems, and governors link to each other. Learn more...

Yaqi Shi, MS candidate of Health Informatics, University of SF
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Health & Biotech
  • Cypher
  • Lightning Talk
Stefan Plantikow, Neo4j Engineer
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM · Market Foyer
How We Design Cypher

The Cypher language is continuously evolved to be the perfect fit for the needs of the graph revolution. This talk looks at the process as well as the philosophy behind the design of Cypher. Learn more...

Stefan Plantikow, Neo4j Engineer
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Cypher
  • Lightning Talk
Stefan Plantikow, Neo4j Engineer
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM · Market Foyer
The openCypher Initiative

The openCypher initiative is establishing Cypher as the industry standard for graph querying. Since the last GraphConnect San Francisco, we’ve been working on various artifacts that enable other vendors to adopt and implement Cypher in their products. Learn more...

Stefan Plantikow, Neo4j Engineer
  • Tech & Integrations
  • openCypher
  • Cypher
  • Lightning Talk
David Meza, Chief Knowledge Architect, NASA
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM · Grand Ballroom A
How NASA Finds Critical Data Through a Knowledge Graph

Ask any project manager and they will tell you the importance of reviewing lessons learned prior to starting a new project. The lesson learned databases are filled with nuggets of valuable information to help project teams increase the likelihood of project success. Learn more...

David Meza, Chief Knowledge Architect, NASA
  • Case Study
  • MDM
  • Linkurious
  • R
David Brian Ward, Telegraph Hill Software, CEO & Founder
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM · Bayview
Using Neo4j for Cloud Management at Scale

This talks explores how we worked with Lending Club to create a live, active, self-updating repository service, containing nearly all virtual hardware, network and software components and their dependencies, enabling continuous deployment in any cloud environment at scale Learn more...

David Brian Ward, Telegraph Hill Software, CEO & Founder
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Cloud
Chris Upkes, Neo4j Field Engineer
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM · Grand Ballroom B
Hardening your Information Security: Analyzing Active Directory

This session covers the typical security questions that are difficult to answer using the existing AD / LDAP management tools used by the enterprise. I will provide an overview on the process of adapting the graph as part of a practical approach to answering these questions. As part of the session I will detail an AD reference model developed in conjunction with one of our important AD customers and I will show how to leverage cypher and visualization to develop better insight into how AD domains can be better understood, refactored and managed.

Chris Upkes, Neo4j Field Engineer
  • Case Study
  • Network & IT
  • Infosec
  • Active Directory
Stefan Armbruster, Neo4j Field Engineer
2:20 PM - 3:05 PM · Grand Ballroom C
Neo4j JDBC Driver: Integrate with ETL, BI, Visualization & more

Using Neo4j’s new binary BOLT protocol in Neo4j 3.0, our friends from Larus IT in Italy developed a JDBC driver, which was just released in early July. This talk briefly explains the architecture on the JDBC driver. After that we'll demo various JDBC enables tools like SquirrelSQL, Pentaho, QlikView, Talend, JasperReports, and take a look at how they access your graph.

Stefan Armbruster, Neo4j Field Engineer
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Visualization
  • QlikView
  • Talend
  • BI
  • ETL
Christophe Willemsen, Senior Consultant, GraphAware
2:20 PM - 2:35 PM · Market Foyer
Cypher: Write Fast and Furious

Ever struggle with writes performance in Cypher? This Lightning talk is for you! In only 15 minutes, Christophe will show you some tips and tricks for making your Cypher write transactions as fast as possible. Learn more...

Christophe Willemsen, Senior Consultant, GraphAware
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Cypher
  • Lightning Talk
Daniel Himmelstein, Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ of Pennsylvania
2:35 PM - 2:50 PM · Market Foyer
Hetionet awakens: Integrating all of Biology into a Public Neo4j Database

We created Hetionet — a network that encodes decades of knowledge from biomedical research. Hetionet is a hetnet — a network with multiple node and relationship types. Version 1.0 contains 47,031 nodes of 11 types and 2,250,197 relationships of 24 types. Learn more...

Daniel Himmelstein, Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ of Pennsylvania
  • Tech & Intgrations
  • Health & Biotech
  • Lightning Talk
Kevin Madden, Chief Software Engineer, Tom Sawyer Software
2:50 PM - 3:05 PM · Market Foyer
Uncovering Hidden Relationships with Tom Sawyer Perspectives

See how Tom Sawyer Perspectives can help investigators find out the people and hidden relationships involved in the Panamanian offshore banking scandal. Learn more...

Kevin Madden, Chief Software Engineer, Tom Sawyer Software
  • Tech & Intgrations
  • Lightning Talk
Stephan Reiling, Senior Scientist, Novartis
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM · Grand Ballroom A
Connecting the Dots in Early Drug Discovery at Novartis

We have created a large Neo4J database that integrates the results from textmining, experimental data, and biological background knowledge. The utility of this graph is twofold: 1.Identify promising compounds to be tested as a starting point for drug development. 2. Better understand the results of large scale compound testing in cellular assays using imaging technology. Learn more...

Stephan Reiling, Senior Scientist, Novartis
  • Case Study
  • Health & Biotech
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM · Bayview
Lessons Learned: Building a Scalable Platform for Sharing 500 Million Photos

The following might sound all too familiar: we’re taking and sharing more photos than ever before, and as a result we’re drowning in our photos. Somewhere in that pile or stream of photos are the ones that really matter – if only we could find them. To make this easier Albumprinter created a solution which recently launched with more than 500 million photos for 1 million existing customers. Learn more...

Ruben Heusinkveld, Technical Lead, AlbumPrinter
Wouter Crooy, Technical Lead, AlbumPrinter
Ruben Heusinkveld, Technical Lead, and
Wouter Crooy, Technical Lead, AlbumPrinter(VistaPrint)
  • Case Study
  • Recommendations
  • Scale
  • Retail
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM · Grand Ballroom B
Graph Algorithms: Make Election Data Great Again

This session will briefly discuss the value of those algorithms, and then dive into how we used them to analyze the US Presidential Election based on Twitter data. You'll see a mixture of code, visualizations, and thoughtful analysis to better understand the conversations happening around the election.

John Swain, Product Manager, Data Science & Analytics, Right Relevance
Ryan Boyd, Head of North America Developer Relations, Neo Technology
John Swain, Product Manager, Data Science & Analytics, Right Relevance, and
Ryan Boyd, Head of N. America Developer Relations, Neo4j
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Analytics
  • Visualization
  • Data Journalism
  • R
  • APOC
  • Java
Brad Brech, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM · Grand Ballroom C
Deploying Massive Scale Graphs for Real Time Insights

Graph databases have been at the forefront of helping organizations manage and generate insights from data relationships, and applying those insights in real-time to drive competitive advantage. As organizations gain value in deploying graph databases, the data volumes managed are growing exponentially pushing the limits of large-scale in-memory graph processing. Learn more...

Brad Brech, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Scale
  • IBM Power Systems
Tom Zeppenfeldt, Director & Founder, Graphileon
3:25 PM - 3:40 PM · Market Foyer
InterActing with Neo4j using a Graph-Driven User Interface

Interactive applications for exploration and visualisation of the content of a graph-store require multiple components like diagrams, charts and tables that are connected to each other. This is exactly what Graphileon’s InterActor offers, using an extensible set of UI and backend functions that are connected by triggers to create meaningful interactions. Learn more...

Tom Zeppenfeldt, Director & Founder, Graphileon
  • Tech & Intgrations
  • Lightning Talk
Alessandro Negro, Chief Scientist, GraphAware
3:40 PM - 3:55 PM · Market Foyer
Taming text with Neo4j: The Graphaware NLP Framework

A great part of the world’s knowledge is stored using text in natural language, but using it in an effective way is still a major challenge. Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques provide the basis for harnessing this huge amount of data and converting it into a useful source of knowledge for further processing. Learn more...

Alessandro Negro, Chief Scientist, GraphAware
  • Tech & Intgrations
  • NLP
  • Lightning Talk
Corey Lanum, Commercial Director, Cambridge Intelligence
3:55 PM - 4:10 PM · Market Foyer
Graphs in time and Space: A Visual Guide

Corey will use visual examples to explain the quirks (and importance) of dynamic and geospatial graphs, and how they can be stored, explored and queried in Neo4j. He will then show how graph visualization tools empower users to explore connections between people, events, locations and times. Learn more...

Corey Lanum, Commercial Director, Cambridge Intelligence
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Visualization
  • Geospatial
  • Lightning Talk
Mar Cabra, Head of Data & Research Unit, ICIJ
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM · Grand Ballroom A
Panama Papers & Beyond: Unveiling Secrecy with Graphs

The media start-up International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has been breaking the secrecy surrounding tax havens for the past four years, but graph databases helped take their investigative power to the next level. Learn more...

Mar Cabra, Head of Data & Research Unit, ICIJ
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Linkurious
  • Visualization
  • Data Journalism
Andrew Chappell, Technical Program Manager,
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM · Bayview
Enabling the Cisco Decoder Ring: Using Neo4j to Automate Master Data Management Across the Enterprise

Launched in 2009, Cisco’s Hierarchy Management Platform aimed at consolidating and improving master data management by creating a one-stop shop for Enterprise hierarchies. Fast forward seven years and the mission has expanded to something even more intriguing: utilizing cross-hierarchy relationships to simplify and automate Cisco’s functional processes. Learn more...

Andrew Chappell, Technical Program Mgr, Cisco
  • Case Study
  • MDM
Jesús Barrasa PhD, Neo4j Field Engineer
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM · Grand Ballroom B
How Semantic is Your Graph?

There is a wall that separates the Graph Databases and the RDF & Semantics worlds. A significant portion of the bricks in this wall are made of misconceptions and assumptions that need to be clarified, and the reality is that analysts and vendors have historically failed to help in this task. Learn more...

Jesús Barrasa PhD, Neo4j Field Engineer
  • Tech & Integrations
  • RDF
  • Semantic Graph
  • Triple Store
Blake Nelson, Founder, Waveonics
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM · Grand Ballroom C
Driving Predictive Roadway Analytics with the Power of Neo4j

This talk will present how a small start-up (Waveonics) with no prior graphical database experience employed the simplicity, versatility and flexibility of Neo4j to handle the complex and dynamic roadway conditions found in crowdsourced street map data. Learn more...

Blake Nelson, Founder, Waveonics
  • Case Study
  • GPS
  • Mobile
  • Open Street Map (OSM)
Axel Morgner, CoFounder and CEO, Structr
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM · Market Foyer
Structr is the Neo4j Workbench: New Features to Make Developers Happy

Find about some of Structr's new features in the upcoming 2.1 release which are targeted mainly at software developers. Learn more...

Axel Morgner, CoFounder and CEO, Structr
  • Tech & Integrations
  • CMS
  • Lightning Talk
Michael Hunger, Head of EMEA Developer Relations, Neo Technology
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM · Market Foyer
Best of Both Worlds: Neo4j and Spark

Streaming data processing that takes data from many sources, analyses it and trains models of understanding is used in more and more places. The popularity of frameworks like Apache Spark and Flink throughout the industry demonstrates that. Learn more...

Michael Hunger, Head of EMEA Developer Relations
  • Tech & Integrations
  • Spark
  • Flink
  • Lightning Talk
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Intro to Neo4j Training

Build a good knowledge of graph databases, beginning with the core functionality of the Neo4j graph database.

Graph Data Modeling with Neo4j Training

How to design and implement a graph data model and associated queries.

Advanced Neo4j Deployment Training

Deploy and maintain Neo4j Enterprise edition in production.

Building a Recommendation System with Neo4j

Build a real-time recommendation engine from the ground up.

Advanced Cypher Queries Training

Build upon your existing knowledge of the Cypher query language and set you on the path to mastery.

All classes run from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Open to GraphConnect Attendees only

Complete training details above, click on the Training tab

General sponsors

companies that support us



Platinum

 

Gold

 

Silver

 

Bronze

 

Media