Customer Panel Featuring E*Trade, kCura, and GuideStar

Marty Messer, Elastic VP of Customer Care, sits down with Chris O'Keefe, E*Trade Senior Vice President of Engineering, Andrew Sieja, kCura CEO and Founder, and Shane Ward, GuideStar Data Architect, for a fireside chat about using Elastic solutions across a variety of use cases.

Marty Messer

Marty Messer has spent 20 years in the open source world helping customers get significant value from free software. Marty joined Elastic in April 2014, and is responsible for ensuring customer success and satisfaction. Previously, he held similar roles at Red Hat, Hyperic, SpringSource, and VMware.

Shane Ward

Shane's career in technology has always been centered on data storage, design, and architecture. As GuideStar's data architect, he is focused on the design and implementation of GuideStar's next generation data architecture that will incorporate both traditional data warehousing techniques as well as big data principles, tools, and analytics. Shane believes that today's emerging technologies can empower users and be the driving force behind change and innovation in the social sector.

Shane has been working in the nonprofit sector for 10 years, the last 6 at GuideStar.  Before joining GuideStar, Shane worked for a nonprofit specializing in assisting persons with disabilities find gainful employment. He also served in the US Army as part of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard.

Andrew Sieja

Andrew Sieja is the founder and CEO of kCura. kCura's platform—Relativity—is a flexible, scalable, and easy-to-use e-discovery solution for the legal community that houses more than 43 billion files involved in tens of thousands of matters. Today, Relativity has more than 110,000 end users from multinational corporations, the U.S. Department of Justice, and 195 of the top 200 law firms in the United States. As CEO, Andrew leads the technical direction of Relativity and has five key goals for kCura: offer a great product, provide relentless customer support, ensure team members love their jobs, positively impact the community, and grow to be a great software company.

Chris O'Keefe

Chris O'Keefe is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at E*Trade.