Your Name in Lights: Share Your Identity Story at Oktane

At Okta, our work is driven by collaboration, whether helping a 100-year-old company secure a hybrid environment, launching a new provisioning feature inspired by customer feedback, or supporting a non-profit with budget-friendly pricing. Every step we take is informed by the stories you­—our customers—share with us. 

Oktane is a chance for us to showcase these stories—and all the challenges, discoveries, and triumphs that go with them. It’s an opportunity to exchange experiences and best practices, celebrate new products and innovations, and network with technology experts and business leaders on the cutting edge of workforce and customer identity access management. 

Oktane: Live and in-person!

After two years of virtual Oktane conferences, we’re thrilled to announce that Oktane will be an in-person event! Even though digital technology is our specialty, we can all agree that the benefits of meeting in the same physical space are undeniable. On November 8-10, 2022, we’re gathering in San Francisco, CA, to do just that. 

So much has happened over the last couple of years, and we can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to! From now until September 2, 2022, we’re searching for innovative and inspirational speakers to join our in-person and virtual breakout sessions. If you’re an Okta customer who can share an actionable learning or best practice, a unique Okta use case, or concrete metrics that demonstrate the success you’re driving within your organization, we want to hear from you. 

If your pitch is accepted, you’ll receive plenty of support to prepare for your session. In addition to a free conference pass and hotel stays, you’ll also enjoy exclusive perks and networking opportunities, plus the opportunity to learn from experienced speaking coaches. 

David Snyder, Senior Identity Architect and USA TODAY Network, a part of Gannett Companies, has spoken at Oktane twice, once in person and once virtually. On his experiences as an Oktane presenter, he said, “As a speaker at Oktane, the team was helpful in making sure I felt prepared for my sessions. Last year, speaking at a virtual Oktane gave me a lot more flexibility and can help speakers who may not have as much public speaking experience. However, I think the thing that I'm most looking forward to this year at Oktane is finally being back in person and just the energy of the entire experience.” Interested yet? 

What’s your story?

There are some Oktane traditions that will never change. For starters, you can always count on illuminating panels, great networking opportunities, and fabulous keynotes. But it’s important to keep those conversations fresh, relevant, and focused on topics important to you. 

So, if you’re interested in submitting a speaker application, have a look at the list below and ask yourself: What can I contribute to the conversation

Cloud Access 

The pace of change is blistering! Ready or not, the global pandemic accelerated your company’s digital transformation. With rising expectations from employees and customers, businesses must future-proof solutions to boost productivity, business agility, and security. This track will showcase how thousands of customers are accessing applications and infrastructure safely with Okta and using it as the foundation for building innovative digital experiences that boost productivity and the pace of business.

Digital Customer Experience

Building seamless customer experiences is hard, especially the push to impress today's digital customer while driving growth—without sacrificing security. Today’s organizations are investing in delivering seamless, intuitive, and secure digital experiences for business customers and partners. Learn how Okta’s Customer Identity Cloud helps organizations accelerate growth and innovation with modern customer experiences while meeting the scale, security, trust, and integration requirements critical to digital transformations. And how, as digital experiences improve in our personal lives, our expectations around workplace technology are following suit.

Digital Trust

Trust is at the center of every customer experience. It impacts where people shop, engage with users and store their most sensitive personal data. Today, digital trust is one of the foundational currencies of any online business. When trust is lost, it impacts organizations profoundly, including customer retention and brand damage. In this track, we’ll look into security threats that impact digital trust, touching upon attack methods, application security weaknesses, and a look at how identity and access management products can be the foundation for building trust with your consumers. 


We want developers to join us at Oktane to help build the future of Identity. Let’s celebrate developers worldwide while learning how identity empowers builders of all kinds to innovate. This track is about helping developers secure their apps, APIs, and infrastructure to spend less time on auth and more on building amazing apps.

Future of Identity

Consider this to be your identity oracle. We’ll bring in thought leaders from around the industry to answer far-reaching questions like, what’s next for identity, who’s building the new businesses, and what are the bleeding-edge IT trends we should know about.

Hybrid IT 

Reality check: Hybrid IT is not going anywhere. It’s expanding as companies move more apps and workloads to the cloud, while keeping mission-critical systems on-premises. Sessions will cover how our customers use identity as the backbone of a cohesive hybrid IT strategy to secure apps and infrastructure, modernize legacy tech, and deliver a seamless user experience across the cloud and on-prem.

Identity Governance

Dive into the ever-growing forces demanding us to reimagine a modern approach to Identity Governance and Administration, as well as detailing Okta’s vision for it. From automating provisioning and certifications to enabling cohesive workflows and actions across resources, we’re taking a fresh look at the problem. The aim is to help you start clean, simplify unnecessarily complex processes, and ensure your business is compliant and secure. 

Power of the Platform 

Platform is one of tech’s favorite buzzwords for a reason. We’ll explore how you can leverage the Identity Cloud, from Workflows and Actions to our joint broad integration ecosystems to our robust APIs. We’ll solve a range of identity use-cases for everyone’s builder/developer/integrator approach. Come for the buzz; stay for the impact!

Zero Trust Security

Never trust always verify is easier said than done. We’ll unpack how to go from zero to Zero Trust with identity as your foundation. We’ll highlight organizations on the leading edge of Zero Trust, team up with our amazing security partners to help you build your modern security architecture, and provide a sneak peek into what’s coming up next on the identity security roadmap. All while avoiding errant phish...

And… Let’s celebrate our accomplishments

The last few years have resulted in exciting and rapid technological developments. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished under challenging conditions, and we know you are too. Oktane is a perfect opportunity to show off your vision and tenacity—and celebrate all the incredible identity and access management solutions we’ve implemented together.

Ready to share your Okta story at Oktane? Please respond to our Call for Speakers by Friday, September 2, 2022, at 11:59 pm PST.