Leaders from Neo4j and Domino’s confirmed as keynotes for Big Data symposium at Wayne State

Keynote addresses from ambassadors to the world’s leading graph database and the world’s largest pizza delivery chain will anchor the agenda of the fourth annual Big Data and Business Analytics Symposium at Wayne State University.

Philip Rathle, vice president of product at Neo4j, will make a presentation titled “New Frontiers in Data – From Aggregating the Hoards to Connecting the Dots” on March 23. Domino’s Pizza representatives Dan Djuric, vice president of global infrastructure and enterprise information services, and Cliff Miller, data integration manager, will co-present “Using Big Data to Derive Insights on Customers and Driving Change” the following afternoon.

Rathle will share his passion and knowledge developed over two decades working with data and databases, including his experience at Neo4j, a company that uses native graph storage specifically designed to manage interconnected data. He brings a deep understanding of technologies, tools and techniques that can be used to generate value from data.

Djuric and Miller are at the forefront of managing data and customer insight obtained from Domino’s multichannel approach and high-tech product delivery, as the company has made it possible to order pizza and interface with customers on numerous social media platforms and smart devices.

Neo4j and Domino’s will be among more than 100 leading companies gathered at Wayne State to discuss how big data strategies can drive business success. The symposium will present case studies from top practitioners and industry leaders as well as tutorials, networking receptions, panel discussions and a startup company showcase — a new feature for the event.

Registration for the Big Data and Business Analytics Symposium is ongoing, but early-bird rates end March 5. Learn more about the event at bigdata.wayne.edu/symposium.