Graph Stories: How Four Metaphors Can Help You Decide if Graphs Are Right for You
  Dan McCreary   Dan McCreary
Distinguished Engineer


Wednesday, October 16, 2019
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Level:  Business/Strategic

We live in an increasingly complex world where strategic technology decisions are made by people that may not understand how technology works. You can take control of your company’s data strategy if you control the stories and metaphors that are presented to decision makers. In this session, we will give examples of how organizations are using storytelling to help guide their data architecture and how you can customize and test these processes to ensure executive support for your key data initiatives.

Dan McCreary is a Distinguished Engineer working for the Optum Advanced Technology Collaborative. He helps businesses within United Healthcare (Fortune 6) evaluate advanced technologies including AI, Graph, and NoSQL. Dan has a background in solution architecture. He is the co-author of the book “Making Sense of NoSQL” and was the co-founder of DATAVERSITY's NoSQL Now! series of conferences. His current research is helping organizations evaluate the cost-effectiveness of migrating from relational to graph databases. In the past, Dan worked for Steve Jobs at NeXT Computer and Bell Labs as an integrated circuit designer. He also owned his own consulting firm of over 70 employees. He has worked in fields including NLP, US federal data integration (NIEM), XML standards, taxonomy and ontology development, and semantic search.