NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 7, 2016) - MongoDB, the database for giant ideas, today announced an all-star lineup of keynote speakers for the third annual MongoDB World, the world's largest global gathering of the MongoDB database community. This year's event, sponsored by partners such as IBM and Google, will include a wide range of activities including keynotes, breakout sessions, jumpstarts, community events, a partner summit and a new Startup Showcase. In addition, the popular alternative rock band They Might Be Giants will perform at the opening night after-party.
The two-day event will host more than 2,000 innovators across trailblazing startups and Fortune 500 companies. Registration to the conference and applications for the company's Innovation Awards and Startup Showcase are now open.
"With data and analytics powering companies in every sector, the MongoDB community continues to grow rapidly," said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO, MongoDB. "MongoDB World brings together this community of independent developers and IT professionals, from startups to Fortune 100 companies, to collaborate on giant ideas and how they are building the world's most innovative, modern applications."
Taking place from June 28-29 at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in New York City, attendees will be able to network with developers, IT professionals and executives who are building unprecedented applications, speak to the engineers who build MongoDB, and learn about how to take advantage of the latest enhancements to products in the MongoDB ecosystem.
Featured innovators from across the tech industry will deliver keynote presentations at the conference, including:
- Adam Savage, co-host of MythBusters on Discovery Channel
- Dr. Eric Brewer, vice president, Infrastructure at Google
- Dr. Hannah Fry, Lecturer in the Mathematics of Cities at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London (UCL)
- Jeff Chapman, chief architect and managing vice president of Shared TECH at Capital One
- Nick Heudecker, research director, Information Management at Gartner
- Sree Kotay, chief software architect and executive vice president, Technology Design and Development of Comcast
- Terri Virnig, vice president, Power Systems Software Solutions, IBM
- Ross Mauri, general manager, IBM z Systems and LinuxONE, IBM
- Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO of MongoDB
- Eliot Horowitz, co-founder and CTO of MongoDB
This year's conference will also include technical deep dives from MongoDB engineers; enterprise and business-focused sessions featuring MongoDB customers such as Cisco, BNP Paribas, Facebook, and FuboTV.
MongoDB Innovation Awards
From startups to enterprises, MongoDB World will recognize organizations building giant ideas. MongoDB World 2016 will feature the third annual Innovation Awards, which recognize organizations and individuals that dream big. Past winners include Expedia, GE Capital, the Gap and more. The winners of Innovation Awards represent the best and most innovative work in the industry over the last year.
The deadline to submit is March 30. A panel of judges will review nominations. Winners will be notified in April and announced at MongoDB World. To apply, visit www.mongodb.com/world16/innovation-awards.
All-New Startup Showcase
MongoDB is also launching a new Startup Showcase at this year's conference to recognize startups building their businesses on MongoDB. Companies with fewer than 50 employees are eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate how they are taking advantage of MongoDB's feature set to build their giant idea by March 25. Finalists will have the opportunity to present their application to investors, media and engineering talent in the MongoDB World expo hall on the Giant Ideas stage. To apply, visit www.mongodb.com/world16/startup-showcase.
Registration Now Open
Until March 25, registrants can access the Super Early Bird ticket price for more than a 30 percent discount off the on-site registration price. Groups of three or more can get an additional 25 percent off tickets. To register, please visit www.mongodb.com/world16.
Sponsorship opportunities are also still available: www.mongodb.com/world16/sponsors.
By offering the best of traditional databases as well as the flexibility, scale and performance today's applications require, we let innovators deploy applications as big as they can possibly dream. From startups to enterprises, for the modern and the mission-critical, MongoDB is the database for giant ideas. For more information, visit www.mongodb.com.