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updated 10/17/2013

Monday, 18 November

Day 1 GraphConnect: Neo4j Training

08:00 REGISTRATION
09:00-17:00 Introduction to Neo4j and
Data Modeling and Data Import

Tuesday, 19 November
Day 2  GraphConnect: Conference

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and New Opportunities for Connected Data
Emil Eifrem, Co-creator of Neo4j and CEO, Neo Technology

Today’s complex data is not only big, but also semi-structured and densely connected. Emil looks at how size, structure and connectedness have converged to transform the data landscape. He then goes on to look at some of the new opportunities for creating end-user value that have emerged in a world of connected data, illustrated with practical examples drawn from the telecommunications, social media and logistics sectors.
09:30 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 10:40 Using Graph Databases in Real-Time to Solve Resource Authorization at Telenor
Sebastian Verheughe, Telenor

Sebastian talks about how they use neo4j to protect data in business critical services running in production. The talk covers both high-level architecture, and detailed technical considerations.
Building Graph-Based Web Applications with Structr 1.0
Axel Morgner, Structr

Axel introduces Structr -the first stable release of the award-winning open-source Mobile and Web Application Framework and Content Managment System based on Neo4j.
GraphClinic – Bring your Graph Questions and Issues!
Ian Robinson, Jim Webber, Peter Neubauer, Michael Hunger, Kenny Bastani, Pernilla Lindh, Neo Technology

Neo Technology’s Ian Robinson, Jim Webber, Peter Neubauer, Michael Hunger, Kenny Bastani, and Pernilla Lindh will provide diagnosis and prescriptions, and the Neo4j Community will provide feedback.
10:40 – 10:50 Fika (coffee break)
10:50 – 11:30 Object Graph Mapping with Spring Data Neo4j 3
Nicki Watt, OpenCredo & Michael Hunger, Neo Technology

Nicki and Michael have recently been working together on the project to develop/upgrade the Spring Data Neo4j 3 (SDN) library to take advantage of some of the latest Neo4j 2.0 features. This talk takes a look at what can be expected of the new framework, and how it can be used to help model various different use cases with a simple Java domain model backed by a Neo4j database.
Graph Visualization – Unpicking the Hairball
Joe Parry, Cambridge Intelligence

Joe will talk about the science of information visualisation and how it applies to graphs, with many inspiring pictures and interactive demos. This talk will contain bad (and hair-raisingly awful!) examples as well as good, in order to uncover design guidelines and practical advice for those wishing to pursue a more visual approach to interacting with graphs.

GrapheneDB: Neo4j Database as a Service
Alberto Perdomo, GrapheneDB

GrapheneDB is a hosting service for Neo4j that enables developers to focus their attention on product development instead of operations. In the first part of the talk Alberto will cover experiences building the service. In the second part of the talk he will cover the features and current possibilities that the platform offers and outline the feature roadmap for the next months.
11:30 – 11:40 Fika (coffee break)
11:40 – 12:20 Try Neo4j in the Cloud
Joakim Ohman, Elastx

What if there was a new, easy, and undisruptive way of introducing new technologies, without having the cause too much pain? What if we could introduce a graph database like neo4j for our next project, without having to abandon relational infrastructures? PaaS solutions allow you to do just that.
Neo4j Theory and Practice
Tareq Abedrabbo, OpenCredo

In this talk Tareq will discuss graph solutions based on his experiences building a varied mix of graph-based systems. He will be sharing techniques and approaches that he has learned and will focus on a number of concepts that may be applied to a wider context.
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch
13:20 – 14:20 Keynote: Designing and Building a Graph Database Application – Architectural Choices, Data Modelling, and Testing
Ian Robinson, Neo Technology

Ian closely looks at design and implementation strategies you can employ when building a Neo4j-based graph database solution, including architectural choices, data modelling, and testing.

Graph Adoption with Gamesys
Toby O’Rourke, Gamesys

Gamesys leverages Neo4j to power high-value social features in its cash gaming portfolio.  Neo4j was selected from an extensive research and development exercise in which several competing APIs were evaluated. The real world experiences of Gamesys users are helping to shape the gaming graph and the future direction of this technology.
14:20 – 14:30 Fika (coffee break)
14:30 – 15:10 The Power of Graphs to Analyze Biological Data
Davy Suvee, Datablend – Continuum

This talk will illustrate the power and flexibility of Graph Databases and Neo4j specifically to help in the overall analysis of biological data sets. Davy will show how to build a visual exploration environment that helps researchers at identifying clusters within various biological data sets, including gene expression and mutation prevalence data. Additionally, he will demo BRAIN (Bio Relations and Intelligence Network), a powerful data exploration platform that combines various scientific data sources (including Pubmed, Swissprot and Drugbank). It uses Neo4J under the cover to both store and enable powerful querying capabilities that provide key insights and deductions.

Impact Analysis of Web Service and Cloud Integrations
Ignaz Wanders, Archimiddle

Many IT systems integrate with other systems via standard protocols and interfaces, such as web service and cloud architectures. But in a fast-moving world, a small change in one system, can result in an unwanted cascade of changes in other systems. In this talk, Ignaz will address the impact of changing a web service contract by performing an impact analysis using a simple tool, called Meteorite, which uses the Neo4J graph database.
GraphClinic – Bring your Graph Questions and Issues!
Ian Robinson, Jim Webber, Peter Neubauer, Michael Hunger, Kenny Bastani, Pernilla Lindh, Neo Technology

Neo Technology’s Ian Robinson, Jim Webber, Peter Neubauer, Michael Hunger, Kenny Bastani, and Pernilla Lindh will provide diagnosis and prescriptions, and the Neo4j Community will provide feedback.
15:10 – 15:20 Fika (coffee break)
15:20 – 16:00 Kaiso: Modeling Complex Class Hierarchies with Neo4j
David Szotten, onefinestay

In this talk David will summarize business and technical use cases and introduce Kaiso. He will give a basic overview of how to use it, along with some examples of how one might use it to model complex class hierarchies. This will include some interactive code demonstrations. David will explore the main design goals of the project, the current state of the project, and take a look at what’s ahead on Kaiso’s roadmap.


Adoption of a Graph-Database in the Insurance Sector
Jan-Frederik Wilhelm and Dr. Andreas Wandelt, die Bayerische

Jan-Frederik Wilhelm and Dr. Andreas Wandelt’s current project aims to replace an existing sales-portal of a german insurance company by reimplementing existing functionality in a maintainable fashion using current technology, with a core theme of the project trying to save, display and search data which is structured according to the VAA data model of the insurance industry. This talk is about their experience regarding the transition of a legacy model into a graph model using the latest version of Neo4J and some of its new features.
16:00 – 16:10 Fika (coffee break)
16:10 – 16:50 Graphing the Second Screen
Glen Ford, Zeebox

Glen will show how a graph database is helping zeebox improve both performance and the end-user experience

In-Flight Asset Management with Neo4j
Michael Wilmes, Lufthansa Systems AG

Being part of a flagship project that brings next-generation Inflight-Entertainment systems onto passenger aircrafts, Michael Wilmes tackles the operational aspects of managing IT systems in flight, on ground and anywhere in between. He will give insight on what key factors made Neo4j the database of choice during development of a custom tailored asset management application and how Neo4j was integrated using technologies like Spring, Thymeleaf, Bootstrap and D3.js.
16:50 – 17:00 Fika (coffee break)
17:00 – 17:30 Keynote: A Little Graph Theory for the Busy Developer
Jim Webber, Neo Technology

Jim explores the powerful analytic techniques for graph theory and shows how powerful and accurate graph theory can be in business intelligence and predicting outcomes.
17:30 – 20:30 GraphParty
XI Bar

Drinks on us! Keep chatting about graphs and their applications with speakers and attendees after the conference at our reception at XI Bar.

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