Empowering Every Organization with Identity

I’ve spent my first few months at Okta listening and learning from the incredible employees, customers, and partners who deeply care about identity and its potential to bring simple, secure access to everyone. On this journey, I’ve come to believe more than ever that identity has a foundational role to play in the business transformations of today and tomorrow. And that’s why I’m here: to support you as you navigate some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in the history of technology. Looking back on my first few months, I wanted to share what I’m most excited about and focused on. 

The strategic importance of identity

You know better than anyone that every organization is going through five years of modernization in a matter of months. The acceleration of cloud adoption, digital transformation, and Zero Trust security are happening faster and their impact is more pervasive than anything we’ve experienced in the past. As you modernize infrastructure, enhance digital experiences, and increase security, identity is a powerhouse that can help you and your organizations evolve and thrive. I deeply believe that every developer, product builder, IT team, and executive team can improve their business outcomes with our customer and workforce identity solutions. I’m here to help you and your teams leverage the strategic value that identity can provide as you build new, secure digital offerings for your customers and workforces.

The future of secure customer access

One of the opportunities I’m most passionate about is Okta’s plan to empower developers with the tools they need to build the best, most secure customer experiences. Since we announced the close of the Auth0 acquisition, I’ve gotten to know the Auth0 leaders and have been impressed by the team, passion, products, and developer community they’ve built. Auth0 offers an incredible complement to the work we’re doing at Okta and we have big things to accomplish together. Over the coming months, you’ll hear more about how we’re integrating and the incredible innovation that we’ll bring to market together. 

Your success is our success

Okta’s top value — “love our customers'' — is also my own. Identity is a crucial component of your digital initiatives, and I’m here to help drive innovation, support your biggest ideas and solve your biggest challenges. I love Okta’s customer-centricity and how it shows up in how we operate: from our commitment to fast time to value 99.99% uptime and our high rate of customer retention. I’m also proud of the success that we’re seeing with enterprises like FedEx, MLB, and T-Mobile, and public sector organizations like the State of Illinois

I’m here to help you achieve extraordinary outcomes as you build the future and I look forward to connecting and partnering with all of you in the months ahead.