Being Elastic: The Who, The Where, The How

A distributed system...built by a distributed team...in a company committed to distributed work. Join this session to learn more about Elastic the company. Who we are. Where we are. How we work.

What is it that makes Elastic – well – elastic? What are some characteristics of an Elastician? What are the actual things that we care about and the aspirational statements we make to chart our course into the future?

Leah Sutton

Leah Sutton is the Vice President of Human Resources at Elastic and responsible for all facets of HR. Prior to Elastic, Leah was the Senior Director of HR at Plum Organics where she was responsible for supporting the leadership team through a period of high growth and change post-acquisition by Campbell Soup Company. Prior to working at Plum, Leah spent five years with Bloom Energy, a Silicon Valley-based clean tech. During her tenure at Bloom, she held various HR roles, including a stint in Bangalore as the HR leader for India and Asia Pacific. She was also a consultant at Deloitte and a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. Leah holds a BA in Anthropology & African Studies from the University of Wisconsin — Madison and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

Tyler Hannan

Tyler Hannan is Director of Product & Technical Marketing for Elastic. With a career that has spanned the private and public sector, large enterprises, consulting, and startups of varying success, he has maintained a focus on distributed systems, data persistence, and analysis. He finds talking about himself in the third person incredibly uncomfortable.