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[San Mateo] Data & Drinks

05/07/2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

$15 – $30

Data Drives the World!

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. We’re in the midst of the rise of a new Economy, the Data Economy, where data has become every organizations most important resource.

Over the last two years alone 90 percent of the data in the world was generated. Data is generated everywhere, and by all of us, and the organizations that makes the best use it, are the winners in their industries. Data is what’s powering AI, self-driving cars, robotics and every digital experience we have.

Come and learn from our distinguished panel of Swedish Data Rockstars what this new data driven economy means to society, you, and how data is changing the rules in every industry.

Our Moderator:

Denise Persson
CMO Snowflake Computing
Denise Persson has an extensive background in developing global technology brands. For the past 20 years she has built and led global marketing teams for high-growth, category-creating tech-companies and guided a number of businesses through multiple growth phases including mergers and acquisitions and two public offerings. Prior to joining Snowflake, Ms. Persson served as the CMO of Apigee, later on acquired by Google, and has held similar roles at companies like Genesys and ON24. Apart from her impressive track record, Ms. Persson has also been a member of the SACC-SF/SV board for the past four years.

Our Panel

Emil Eifrem,
CEO & Co-founder 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 has devoted his professional life to building, innovating and evangelizing graph databases.

Eva Nahari
Director of Product Cloudera

Eva is a product management director on Cloudera’s Data Warehouse team, with a focus on discovery data warehouse use cases and end-user experience. Eva brings broad and deep insight into cross-industry data strategies and customer success based on her many years of experience in modern data warehousing and as the chair of Cloudera Executive Advisory Board. Before Cloudera, she spent 15+ years in infrastructure software (large and small companies). Eva has a M.Sc. in computer science, with focus on AI, machine learning, and autonomous systems, she has been awarded multiple technical patents throughout her career.

Christian Finstad
VP Sales & Customer Success, Meltwater
Christian is a SaaS executive with 14 years of experience in Meltwater. His focus has been to build sales – and customer focused teams across America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Apac. Today he lives with his family in San Francisco heading up Meltwater´s business on the west coast. Meltwater is a bootstrapped company from Norway that today has grown to a global company with 2,000+ employees across 23 countries with HQ in SF.

The company is a leading global provider of digital intelligence that helps businesses turn insight into action by leveraging data beyond the firewall. Offerring solutions that enable advanced traditional and social media monitoring, analytics and engagement for Marketing, Comms and Executives.


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$15 – $30
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450 Concar Dr
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States
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