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Come learn about Connected Thinking and how it applies to Analytics and BI

This time we feature Philip Rathle, the Senior Director of Products at Neo Technology, the company behind the Neo4j graph database. Come learn about the emerging analytical trend of Connected Thinking.

"Thinking in Graphs"

Leveraging Connectedness in your Data, and why this will be the next big trend in data informatics
The topic of October 4 meetup is Connected Thinking. We will explore new ways to think about data, and emerging technologies that are beginning to make possible a new class of Connected Analytics.

Traditional Business Intelligence relies largely on two forms of thinking.  The first is tabular, and gives rise to cubes, pivot tables, and drill-down analysis.  The second is aggregated analytics, which relies on statistical and quantitative methods to understand trends and patterns.  A third method is emerging, Connected Analytics, which makes possible a new dimension of insights by prioritizing the inter-relationships between data, not merely the data.  Connected Thinking is supported by technologies such as graph databases, and an emerging ecosystem of tools.  Tonight we will explore Connected Intelligence and look at some industries who are evolving to leverage it.  We will also discuss data and processing models--focusing particularly on the property graph--as well as query methods and example uses.

Speaker Information:

Philip Rathle is Senior Director of Products at Neo Technology, the company behind the Neo4j graph database, where he is responsible for product management and strategy. Philip spent the first decade of his career building information solutions for some of the world’s largest companies, as a solution architect focusing on BI strategy: first at Accenture, and then at Tanning Technology, named by Forrester as one of the world's top database consultancies.

Philip was an early pioneer in master data management, co-founding Customer Evolutions, an early provider of customer data integration solutions.  Philip was recently Senior Director of Product Management at Embarcadero Technologies, where he was responsible for some of the industry's leading data modeling & architecture and database management tools: ER/Studio and DBArtisan, as well as the InterBase database.


Agenda 5:30-6 Meet and Greet 6-7:00 Phillip Rathlie of Neo Technology will speak on Connected Thinking 7-7:30 Discussion and Brainstorming on future topics

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  • Tim L.

    Great talk, Philip! And thanks for sending the slides, I've put them here

    I especially like how you mapped out the space, because it's so hard for a noob like me to, well, get my ahead around it :)

    October 11, 2012

  • Dr Nigel G.

    Very engaging session by Philip Rathle of Neo4J with good participation from the attendees. Probably the best MeetUp I have attended in my sphere of interest.

    October 5, 2012

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