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Neo Technology Announces GraphConnect 2012: Exploring Innovation With Connected Data

(June 13, 2012)

SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/13/12 --

  • First GraphConnect conference announced for November 5-6, 2012 in San Francisco
  • Researchers worldwide are finding new ways to make sense of connected data
  • Neo Technology demonstrates momentum with thriving ecosystem of global partners and growing Neo4j community

Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world's leading graph database, today announced that it will present GraphConnect 2012 San Francisco. Taking place on November 5-6, the conference will bring together the rapidly growing community and ecosystem around graph databases.

GraphConnect 2012 is the first conference to focus on graph databases and the applications making sense of connected data. Graph thought leaders from many disciplines and organizations will come to explore new ideas, share innovations in graph technology, and make connections with researchers and developers from around the globe.

Graph thought leaders such as James Fowler and leading researchers from ThoughtWorks, Twitter, FiftyThree, Squidoo, Adobe, Telenor, and Neo Technology will present their applications and architectures at the conference. VMware's SpringSource division, ThoughtWorks, and Heroku are leading sponsors of this year's event.

Intended for attendees of various technical levels, GraphConnect will feature sessions that discuss the applications and risks of graph technology. Technical tracks include demonstrations, hands-on labs and tutorials, industry partner technology showcases, and customer case studies.

Featured speakers include:

  • Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring Framework and SVP, Application Platform Strategy at VMware
  • James Fowler, Co-author of Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives
  • Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks
  • Eric Ries, creator of the Lean Startup methodology
  • Leading architects and developers from Twitter, Adobe, FiftyThree, Telenor, Squidoo and other innovative organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies

"Graphs are everywhere. With the Google Knowledge Graph and Facebook's Open Graph, graphs have reached a new level of relevance in today's connected world," said Emil Eifrem, CEO and co-founder of Neo Technology. "We have seen a supernova explosion of interest in graph database technology in the last 12 months. The graph database community is building the most innovative new application systems in a wide variety of domains -- from social networks to global collaboration for both work and play, to cutting edge bioinformatics research. GraphConnect 2012 will enable these innovators to connect with each other and expand the graph universe."

Early Adopter Registration and Call for Papers
Registration for GraphConnect 2012 is open as of June 13, 2012. For more information and to receive updates on topics, tracks and session availability or submit a proposal, please visit

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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 Germany, UK, Sweden, and Malaysia. For more information, please visit

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