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Neo4j’s technology not only makes what we do possible, it also makes it scalable

Leading tech conference organiser Web Summit implements a recommendation system using Neo4j to scale their events past 100,000 attendees

LONDON, October 30, 2017 – World-leading tech conference organiser Web Summit is using graph technology software from Neo4j, the #1 platform for connected data, to improve attendee experience across all its international conferences.

Web Summit’s conferences are supported by a powerful and scalable app, designed to help the company expand their events and help attendees network. Underlying this unique app is Neo4j, which allowed Web Summit to quickly and easily deploy and extend the advanced algorithms that power best-in-industry event recommendations. These recommendations ensure attendees make the best connections at and get the most out of their time at the conferences.

For Web Summit software engineer Evan O’Brien, “Our conferences enable the best possible networking opportunities for our attendees, and there's no better way to represent a network than with a graph.”

Web Summit’s lead data scientist, Steven Tobin, says graph database Neo4j is the best way to model such relationships: “Neo4j is a perfect fit for our approach to conferences, letting us model and leverage attendees’ existing relationships and all their interactions during the conferences in real time.”

O’Brien adds, “Neo4j’s technology not only makes what we do possible, it also makes it scalable.“

Neo4j’s CEO Emil Eifrem is set to present ‘The past, present and future of graphs and connected data,’ at the upcoming Lisbon Web Summit (November 8, stage, 11.40am-12.00pm). Emil will cover the state of the graph database landscape, the power of connecting data, people, systems and things and the popular graph use cases with real-life examples ranging from space engineering with NASA to the Panama Papers investigatory journalism. You will also hear his thoughts on the future of graph technology and its position in emerging use cases such as machine learning and AI.

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About Neo4j, Inc.

Neo4j, Inc. is the graph company behind the #1 platform for connected data. The Neo4j graph platform helps organisations make sense of their data by revealing how people, processes and digital systems are interrelated. This connections-first approach powers intelligent applications tackling challenges such as artificial intelligence, fraud detection, real-time recommendations and master data.

The company boasts the world's largest dedicated investment in native graph technology, has amassed more than eight million downloads, and has a huge developer community deploying graph applications around the globe. More than 250 commercial customers, including global enterprises like Walmart, Comcast, Cisco, eBay, and UBS use Neo4j to create a competitive advantage from connections in their data.

Neo4j is privately held and funded by Eight Roads Ventures (an investment arm of Fidelity International Limited), Sunstone Capital, Conor Venture Partners, Creandum, Dawn Capital and Greenbridge Investment Partners. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Neo4j has regional offices in Sweden, Germany and the UK. For more information, please visit and @Neo4j.

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Media contact:

Carina Birt
Sarum PR for Neo4j (UK)
+44 (0) 7970 006624

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