This event is co-sponsored by Neo Technology -- a graph database company.
1:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Networking
2:00 P.M. - 2:45 P.M. Session 1
Title: Graphs & Big Data: The Power of Graphs & The Technology Ecosystem Around Graphs
Speaker: Philip Rathle, Senior Director of Products, Neo Technology
Abstract: Graphs are everywhere! Just about every real-world system involves a set of connected components. Making sense of such a system requires understanding how these components relate to and influence one another.
Traditional methods for storing, navigating, and querying connected data quickly break down when dealing with systems that are large and highly inter-connected. Graphs are an incredibly powerful way of understanding and working with connected systems. Their simplicity and elegance has caused them to increasingly catch on, as a preferred way of working with connected data.
This session will provide an overview of the graph model, explain where graphs are useful, and provide some basic comparisons to non-graph abstractions. For example, a graph database does
entirely away with the need for join tables, and runs connected queries a thousand times faster than a relational database! This session will also highlight the major elements of the emerging
graph technology ecosystem, touching upon the various technologies are emerging in this very promising space.
Speaker Bio: Philip is the Head of Product for the Neo4j graph database, and a contributor to the Graph Database book recently published by O'Reilly Media. Before taking the red pill and realizing
that graphs are indeed everywhere, Philip spent more than 15 years working with data and databases as a solution architect and product manager for database tooling.
Philip was an early pioneer in master data management, co-founding Customer Evolutions, an early supplier of customer data integration solutions. He started his career at Accenture, and spent several years at Tanning Technology, a boutique technology consultancy known for large-scale data and data warehousing work, as a solution architect. Philip is excited by recent evolutions
in data technology and data science, and excited to talk about graphs at the Big Data Science Meetup event.
2:45 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Q/A
3:00 P.M. - 3:45 P.M. Session 2
Title: Graphs in the Real World: Working with Graphs & Case Study Examples
Speaker: Andreas Kollegger, Product Experience Designer for Neo4j
Abstract: In this talk, we'll talk through the basic of accessing graphs: programmatically and visually. You will also have a chance to hear about some of the many real-world uses of graphs, by looking at some real-world graph database deployments. A few of the examples covered include: online recommendations, social, making sense of telecommunications data, and intelligent package
routing at one of the largest postal carriers.
Speaker Bio: Andreas Kollegger is a leading speaker and writer on graph databases and Neo4j and the bridge between community and developer efforts. Hebworks actively in the community, appearing at meetups around the world and promotes the larger Neo4j ecosystem of projects. Author of Fair Trade Software and the lead for Neo4j in the cloud, Andreas plays a valuable role for
progressive happenings within Neo4j.
3:45 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Q/A
4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. Networking
Coffee and Light Snacks will be available.