Neo Technology's GraphConnect 2012 Conference Attracts Hundreds

Neo Technology's GraphConnect 2012 Conference Attracts Hundreds of
Graph Database Experts From Every Industry 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 -- 

--  Inaugural Event Draws 300 Attendees from All Over the World
--  Neo Hands Out More Than a Dozen Graphie Awards at Conference to
    Recognize the Most Innovative Graph Database Applications

Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database,
concluded its GraphConnect 2012 conference, drawing more than 300
graph database thought leaders, researchers and developers from
around the globe. The conference, which took place in San Francisco
last month, provided insight into graph database applications and
explored the use of graph technology across a wide range of
industries, including Finance, Education, Web, ISV, and Telecom/Data
Neo has pioneered graph databases since 2000 and since day one has
strived to build the largest ecosystem of users and partners.
GraphConnect 2012 represents the culmination of its work thus far.
The outpouring of support, involvement, and range of case studies
demonstrated at the conference proves that organizations across every
industry are continually challenged to solve connected data issues.
As the established leader in its market, and credited with thousands
of successful implementations, Neo anticipates mass adoption of its
technology as the market for graph databases takes off. 
"GraphConnect allowed us to see first hand that graph database
technology is top of mind for virtually every type of organization
today. The knowledge and experience we gained by connecting one on
one with hundreds of developers tells us that graph database
technology is becoming a hot market, and that widespread adoption of
Neo4j is imminent," said Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology. 
An impressive line-up of speakers from Intuit, ThoughtWorks,
FiftyThree, Squidoo, Adobe, Telenor, and Cisco presented over a dozen
talks, workshops and panel discussions. As part of the conference,
Neo handed out Graphie awards to acknowledge the outstanding work
being done by Neo4j community members and others. The first award of
its kind, the Graphies recognize and celebrate developers and teams
who are transforming the world through their development of 
innovative graph databases. 2012 award winners include: 
Most Innovative Open Source Graph Application
 Axel Morgner for
Most Innovative Graph Application on a Website
 Gil Hildebrand for
Squidoo and Mat Tyndall for 
Most Innovative Education Graph Application
 Javier de la Rosa for
CulturePlex Lab
 David Fauth for IntelliWare Systems
 Peter Moore for
Clados Management LLC 
Most Innovative Social Graph Application
 Axel Morgner for DOSB New
Media GmbH
 Paul Stevens for Reachable
 Gian Luca Farina Perseau for
 Nikhil Lanjewar for YourNextLeap
 Burak Arikan for Graph
 Christopher Thibault for Viadeo 
Most Innovative Enterprise Graph Application
 Kamille Nixon for
 Prem Malhotra for Cisco Systems
 Trevor Mack for The MITRE
 Christian Elgart for Adobe Systems
 Steve Romney for
Shutl Ltd.
 Markus Paaso for Sagire Software Oy 
Didn't get a chance to make it to GraphConnect 2012? 

--  Slides from the sessions are available at
--  Check out photos from the conference on Flickr
--  Videos of the sessions at GraphConnect 2012 are available here:

Company Links 

--  Neo Technology
--  Neo4j Community site
--  Introduction to graph databases
--  Company press page
--  Twitter
--  Graph Database News

About Neo Technology
 Graphs are everywhere. From websites adding
social capabilities to Telco's providing personalized customer
services to innovative bioinformatics research, organizations are
adopting graph databases as the best way to model and query connected
data. Neo Technology researchers have pioneered graph databases since
2000 and have been instrumental in bringing the power of the social
graph to customers such as Adobe, Cisco, and Deutsche Telekom. Now in
production for nine years, Neo4j is the world's leading graph
database with the largest ecosystem of partners and tens of thousands
of successful deployments worldwide. 
Neo Technology is a privately held company funded by Fidelity Growth
Partners Europe, Sunstone Capital and Conor Venture Partners, and is
headquartered in San Mateo, CA, with offices in Sweden, UK, Germany,
and Malaysia. For more information, please visit 
Julie Tangen
Kulesa Faul for Neo Technology
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