Elastic SA Meetup: February 2018

South Africa

Feb 22, 2018, 4:00 – 6:30 PM


About this event

We'd like to invite you to the next Elastic SA Meetup which will take place on the 22nd of February at 18:00, at Nedbank (Sandton)

This Elastic SA Meetup will feature the following speakers:

Selling Elastic to the Enterprise - Evert Smith (Nedbank)
How to position and sell the Elastic stack to a predominantly legacy system enterprise.

Evert Smith is a security architect working for Nedbank, and has 20 years’ experience in IT, and more predominately, the information security industry. Elastic for Operational Analytics: from dashboarding to Machine Learning - Mark Billett (Knowledge Focus)

The Elastic Stack is an extensive, highly scalable platform used across the globe to facilitate many use cases. One such use case is to use Elasticsearch to gain value from operational logs. In this session we will present Elastic's perspective on log analytics and finish off with a demo. In this demo, Mark will demonstrate the path a DevOp takes to identify a problem on his website and track down the root cause by using Kibana dashboards and Elastic's Machine Learning.

Mark Billett is an Elasticsearch Technical Lead who works at Knowledge Focus and loves getting his hands dirty in data. He has been working in the trenches, deploying varying search project use cases for many different customers, for the last 11 years.

Refreshments and snacks will be available at the Meetup.


Venue & Parking access: We are required to submit a list of names and surnames of all attendees to Nedbank prior to the event. If your Meetup.com name is not your full name and surname, please send your name and the name you use on Meetup.com to meetup@kfocus.co.za. This list will be used to organise parking and name badges which will allow the attendees to enter the building. It is VERY IMPORTANT to send us these details if they are not correctly portrayed on Meetup.com as you will not be allowed access to the premises if we do not have you on the list.


You need to RSVP to get into the building. Due to security constraints, no exceptions will be made.
This venue has limited seating available. Should we exceed the capacity of the venue, we will prioritise seats for early registrants. If your plans change and you are not able to attend, please consider changing your RSVP status on the Meetup page.



Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM UTC


  • Timothy Brophy


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