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Emil Eifrem
Emil Eifrem CEO Neo Technology
United States

Neo Technology is the creator of Neo4j, world’s leading graph database. Neo4j is a highly scalable native graph database that leverages data relationships as first-class entities to help companies build intelligent applications that meet today's evolving connected data challenges including fraud detection, real-time recommendations, master data management, network security and IT operations.


Emil famously sketched out what today is known as the property graph model on a flight to Mumbai in 2000. Since then Emil has devoted his professional life to building and evangelising graph databases, and jokes that as a result he plans to save the world through graphs and own Larry Ellison’s yacht by the end of the decade. He is a frequent conference speaker and a well-known author and blogger on NoSQL and graph databases, as well as co-author of the agreed Bible on graph databases, O’Reilly’s Graph Databases (http://graphdatabases.com/).

Previous Experience

Previously CTO of Sweden’s Windh AB, where he headed up the development of highly complex information architectures for Enterprise Content Management Systems