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Reflecting on 2016

Todd McKinnon
CEO & Co-Founder

In 2016, we heard resoundingly from you — our customers — that you’re responsible for leading disruptive change within your businesses. You’re unifying your organizations, building closer relationships with your customers and partners, dreaming up brand new products and rethinking your businesses models with technology. Your missions and work are what inspire, excite and drive the Okta team to innovate. We recognize that your success is our success.

I wanted to reflect on some of the incredible accomplishments we’ve seen from your teams over the past year, we hope you all are as inspired as we have been.

  • Leaders in healthcare like Seattle Children’s Hospital, Genomic Health and Mount Sinai Health Systems team are revolutionizing healthcare with connected systems, ultimately improving patient outcomes.
  • Businesses that have been around for hundreds of years are transforming themselves into technology companies. James Fairweather, the SVP of Technology at Pitney Bowes, and his team launched the Commerce Cloud, providing cloud-based location intelligence, global e-commerce and customer information management solutions to help customers run their business more efficiently.
  • Nonprofits are leveraging the best technology to connect more directly with their constituents. Jim Daniell, COO of Oxfam, and his team create a more unified IT stack and brought on Facebook’s Workplace to enable communication across its 18 separate entities — all with Okta as the foundation. Today, Oxfam employees and volunteers can better collaborate before, during and after times of disaster and great need.
  • Leading energy providers like ENGIE and Vivint Solar are taking advantage of digital transformation to build a better, more sustainable world. ENGIE’s Deputy Group CIO Claude Pierre transitioned the company’s 150,000 employees across 24 global business units to Office 365, while Mike Hincks, Vivint Solar’s director of IT infrastructure, achieved 900% ROI by moving away from on-prem services to AWS, Google and Okta.

As we enter the new year, we thank you for your trusted partnerships. We are honored to be a part of your technology story and we look forward to continuing to work with you on your most significant projects in 2017 and beyond.

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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