The Future of Graph Technology
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  Emil Eifrem   Emil Eifrem
CEO, Co-Founder
Neo Technology


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Level:  Business/Strategic

The past year has been big for graph databases. Many of the world’s most influential organizations, from Walmart to eBay, doubled down on their use of graph technology, recognizing the extraordinary value of the relationships between their data and leveraging that to change the way they do business. Outside of traditional business lines, graph technology famously played an integral role in helping the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) crack the Panama Papers.

While the huge value of graph technology for specific use cases has been shown in such examples as fraud detection, recommendation engines and graph-based search, in the near future graphs will become a standard part of every major enterprise’s infrastructure. Because graph database technology is fundamentally horizontal (there are no limits to industries, use cases or barriers), graph-based applications will come to pervade entire organizations. 

Alongside graph technology’s move to become an enterprise standard, there will also be massive changes to the way databases are organized and used, leading to the rise of three main segments: the ‘relational world,’ the ‘NoSQL space’ and a smaller segment that includes tier-two, non-relational databases.

In this presentation, Emil Eifrem, CEO and co-founder of Neo Technology, will analyze how the explosion of graph technology will transform the way companies store, analyze and leverage their data. Additionally, Emil will highlight the impact graph technology will have on some of the world’s biggest and most influential companies.

Emi lEifrem is the founder of Neo4j, the most widely deployed graph database on the planet, CEO of its commercial sponsor Neo Technology, and a co-author of the O'Reilly book Graph Databases. He plans to save the world with graphs and own Larry's yacht by the end of the decade. He tweets at @emileifrem.

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