The Year of the Graph: Evaluating graph databases

2018 has been another exciting year for the Graph Database landscape with several key developments, new entrants & increasing adoption. So, do you really need a graph database, and what for? How do you choose one?

This panel offers a rapid introduction to the rich landscape of Graph Databases discussing options, starting points, common patterns & challenges for those exploring adoption.

Geoffrey Horrell
Director of Innovation, Thomson Reuters Knowledge Graph

Geoff Horrell is Director of Applied Innovation within Thomson Reuters Labs. Geoff was involved in the creation and commercial launch of the Thomson Reuters Knowledge Graph. The only financial published financial Knowledge Graph contains over 2 billion relationships, with updates continuously pushed to customers. Over the last 17 years he has created and launched numerous content products which are increasingly created with machine learning and NoSQL technologies. Geoff is based in London where he manages the multi-displinary innovation Lab of research & data scientists, UX & UI experts.

Victor Lee
Director of Product Management, TigerGraph

Dr. Victor Lee is Director of Product Management at TigerGraph, bringing together a strong academic background, decades of industry experience, and a strong commitment to quality and serving customer needs. Victor was a circuit designer and technology transfer manager at Rambus, before returning to school for his computer science PhD, focusing on graph data mining. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and PhD in Computer Science from Kent State University. He was a visiting professor at John Carroll University before joining TigerGraph.

Thorsten Liebig
Managing Director & Co-Founder, Derivo

As part of his responsibilities at derivo, Thorsten helps companies and organizations to use the knowledge in their data by means of semantic technologies. This covers property resp. knowledge graph modelling and establishing industry-ready software solutions including reasoning about – as well as exploring and utilizing – large knowledge graphs. When not dealing with knowledge graphs, he enjoys Italian coffee and cycling.

Charles Ivie
Director, Semantic Integration

Charles Ivie is a founder and director at Semantic Integration Ltd., a UK-based company delivering bespoke data and software solutions, focused on applications of linked data and semantics. His professional experience spans over 15 years of software development and technical consultancy by numerous projects, including some pioneering linked data work at BBC, Financial Times and Telegraph Group.


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