Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, a graph database, concluded its GraphConnect 2012 conference.

In a release, the Company noted the conference provided insight into graph database applications and explored the use of graph technology across a range of industries, including Finance, Education, Web, ISV, and Telecom/Data Communications.

“GraphConnect allowed us to see first hand that graph database technology is top of mind for virtually every type of organization today. The knowledge and experience we gained by connecting one on one with hundreds of developers tells us that graph database technology is becoming a hot market, and that widespread adoption of Neo4j is imminent,” said Emil Eifrem, CEO of Neo Technology.

Speakers included representatives from Intuit, ThoughtWorks, FiftyThree, Squidoo, Adobe, Telenor, and Cisco.

The Company said 2012 award winners include: Most Innovative Open Source Graph Application Axel Morgner for Structr Most Innovative Graph Application on a Website Gil Hildebrand for Squidoo and Mat Tyndall for Tinj.co Most Innovative Education Graph Application Javier de la Rosa for CulturePlex Lab David Fauth for IntelliWare Systems Peter Moore for Clados Management Most Innovative Social Graph Application Axel Morgner for DOSB New Media GmbH Paul Stevens for Reachable Gian Luca Farina Perseau for 21Style Nikhil Lanjewar for YourNextLeap Burak Arikan for Graph Commons Christopher Thibault for Viadeo Most Innovative Enterprise Graph Application Kamille Nixon for Comindware Prem Malhotra for Cisco Systems Trevor Mack for The Mitre Corp.

Christian Elgart for Adobe Systems Steve Romney for Shutl Markus Paaso for Sagire Software Oy Neo Technology is funded by Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, Sunstone Capital and Conor Venture Partners.