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Celebrating Okta's Customers with Oktane Awards

Todd
Todd McKinnon
CEO & Co-Founder

For all of us in enterprise technology, fall marks the beginning of “user conference season” with BoxWorks, JiveWorld and Dreamforce and our own Oktane14 just around the corner. At Oktane14, we will unveil exciting and innovative updates to our service, explore cloud best practices and discuss the impact of new trends in IT. It’s going to be an incredible event, highlighting what makes our customers successful and giving us the opportunity to celebrate the IT heroes working behind the scenes with Okta to make businesses more productive and to solve real-world challenges.

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For Oktane14, we’re asking for your help in uncovering and nominating the IT leaders across our base of 1,200+ customers (more than double the 550 we had last November) that are pushing us (and our product) to make their jobs easier and their employees more productive. This year’s Oktane Customer & Partner Award categories include: IT Pioneer, Evangelist, Lightning, Atlas, Innovator, Builder, Believer and Partner. I encourage you to head over to the Oktane14 website to get a breakdown of each category and if any of them jump out to you, be sure to nominate a company, a co-worker – or maybe even yourself.

Because this is what it’s all about for us – making our customers wildly successful and allowing IT leaders to shine in their organizations. And we can’t wait to celebrate more of their successes at this year’s event.

We’re accepting submissions through Monday, September 15 on our website. Finalists will be announced October 1st October 8th, and winners will be announced onstage at Oktane in a few short months. We hope to see you there.

Thanks,

Todd

Todd
Todd McKinnon
CEO & Co-Founder

Todd McKinnon is the CEO and co-founder of Okta, the leading provider of enterprise identity, which he co-founded in2009 with Frederic Kerrest. Under Todd’s leadership, Okta has transformed the way millions of people access technology and put identity at the forefront of security.

Todd’s experience as a leader and technology visionary spans more than 25 years, with deep roots in enterprise software and cloud transformation. Prior to Okta, he led engineering at Salesforce.com, where he grew the team from 15 people to more than 250, and the service from two million daily transactions to more than 150 million. Todd started his career at PeopleSoft, where he held a number of engineering and leadership roles throughout his 8-year tenure.

Todd earned his bachelor’s degree in management and information systems from Brigham Young University and his master’s in computer science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. A Bay Area native, Todd is an advisor to Family House and an advocate for equality and inclusion. He is a husband and father, an exercise addict, and a mountain bike enthusiast.

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