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OCS 2020 Keynote: Emil Eifrem, Co-Founder/CEO of Neo4j

Emil Eifrem sketched what today is known as the property graph model on a flight to Mumbai in 2000. As the CEO and Co-Founder of Neo4j, and a co-author of the O'Reilly book Graph Databases, he's devoted his professional life to building, innovating and evangelizing graph databases.

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Introducing Emil Eifrem and Neo4J ā€” 00:06

What insights led to the idea of graph databases? ā€” 00:42

Company's problem working with databases, and insights ā€” 3:00

As real world becomes more connected, data will be ā€” 5:15

Parallels between graph data and the brain ā€” 7:02

How did you educate early community and users? ā€” 9:49

What were the first few months and years like? ā€” 12:23

Category creation, minimizing friction, "non-lame" marketing ā€” 15:30

Neo4Jā€™s content creation and community efforts ā€” 18:00

Hiring decisions and building the company ā€” 19:15

Moving from Sweden to Silicon Valley ā€” 20:40

How has business model has evolved? ā€” 22:50

How has graph database community evolved? ā€” 28:30

What advice would you give on category creation? ā€” 31:55

How to balance company and open-source ā€” 38:10

Future of the company ā€” 41:00


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