Behind the Scenes: My Reflections on Creating Oktane20 Live

Last week, we hosted our eighth annual Oktane conference, but unlike in previous years, Oktane20 Live was a virtual event. Our theme, freedom, took on more meaning than we could have imagined as people tuned in from their homes across the world. In the opening keynote, I shared Okta’s product innovation, chatted with some of our incredible…

Oktane20: Freedom

Over the last few weeks, COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our lives: the way we work, interact with family and friends, and how we spend our time. While I wish we were together this week, nothing is more important to us than your health, and the health of the Okta team. I hope that as you attend your first ever digital Oktane (our first Oktane…

To Our Community + Join Me for AMA

The global COVID-19 pandemic is causing all of us to work and live differently. At Okta, we care deeply about our community and are dedicated to putting the health of our employees, customers and partners first. Our thoughts are with those impacted, and all those at the frontlines taking care of people in need. We believe that the best way forward…

Businesses @ Work 2020: New Decade, New Apps, and New Ways to Work

Today, we announced the findings of our sixth annual Businesses @ Work report, exploring how organizations and people work today. Businesses @ Work paints one of the clearest pictures of how organizations evolve when it comes to technology, and the trend line clearly points to greater adoption across the board; over the past six years, we’ve seen…

Okta Showcase: Highlighting Our Culture of Innovation

Since its inception, Okta has been known for its innovation. We were the first company to treat identity as an independent platform, recognizing its power within the increasingly cloud-centric enterprise and its integral role in digital customer experiences. We’ve continued to drive the Okta Identity Cloud forward, enabling any organization to…

Behind-the-Scenes: How I Prepared for my #Oktane19 Keynote

Last week, we hosted our seventh-annual Oktane conference, back in our hometown of San Francisco. Each year, I kick things off with our Welcome Keynote where we share Okta’s vision and demonstrate our new products and functionality. While my contribution to the keynote happens in just an hour and a half on the mainstage, it takes months of work…

Trust is the New Frontier: The Okta Identity Cloud’s Role

In 2011, Marc Andreessen voiced his prediction that software was eating the world. At the time, this was a bold claim. But, today at Oktane19, we discussed that your company already is a technology company, and that comes with both the benefits and challenges technology companies face. While undergoing digital transformation is a necessity, it…

Taking Care of Business: Debuting Our Fifth Annual Businesses @ Work Report

Today, while celebrating Okta’s 10th anniversary, we’re proud to launch our fifth Businesses @ Work report. A lot has changed over the past years. In our first report, we mused that companies were finally finding their footing with apps and multi-factor authentication. At the time, we were proud to reveal that companies were adopting an average of…

Our Enduring Identity: 10 Years of Okta

This email was sent to Okta employees this morning. Hi Everyone, This week, we’re celebrating a decade of Okta. Whether you’ve been with us for years or just joined last week, this week is about you. It’s about what you’ve built, and more importantly, what you’re building. Leading up to the week, we asked what you love about Okta. The most common…

2018 in Review: Bringing Identity Mainstream

In 2018, identity became more important than ever before. Innovation raced ahead, but privacy concerns and mistrust in the technology industry also mounted. These shifts raised new questions about how we define our identities, who will own them, and how we can protect them. Because of this, our mission to securely connect any person to any…

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