Todd McKinnon

Bringing the Heat with #Oktane14: Keynotes from Nate Silver, Marc Andreessen & Pat Grady

We're less than two months away from Okta's biggest event of the year – Oktane14. We’re in the thick of finalizing our content and agenda, laying out the expo hall, preparing for various networking receptions and of course planning our rockin' appreciation party at the Exploratorium. Everyone at Okta is fired up for the biggest event in our…

Why Your Boss Needs to Send You To #Oktane14

Maybe you attended Oktane13 last year. Maybe your IT department recently adopted Okta and you want to learn more about identity management. Or maybe you heard about last year's customer appreciation party. Whatever the reason, you’re interested in attending Okta’s second annual user conference, Oktane14, and we don’t blame you. Much like this…

Let's Make Your Favorite App Work-Related

The opportunity to market an application designed and built for Fortune 500s might not seem as sexy as marketing one of the many beloved consumer apps. But that’s not the case for our marketing team at Okta. Because we, like many of our peers, are working to change the way others work. A lot of that change is around the user experience, an area…

Game of Thrones, House of Cards and the Enterprise User Experience

Like most offices on Monday mornings, ours tends to be abuzz with talk of Sunday night television. We have a faction of Game of Thrones fans, some Walking Dead-heads and our marketing team is anxiously awaiting the second season of Netflix’s House of Cards. And that’s only part of the reason why we enjoyed our CEO Todd McKinnon’s latest…

Crossing the Atlantic: Thoughts on our Series D Funding

Last week, Okta proudly announced a $27 million series D round of funding, which will be used for growing our company internationally. This funding marks a very strong vote of confidence from our investors for Okta and for cloud-based identity management as an industry, but I’m personally most excited about what it means for our future and wanted…

Oktane13 Identity Management Conference: Keynote with Ben Horowitz

Join hundreds of attendees including Okta customers, partners and industry experts for Oktane13 where we will examine forward-thinking cloud and hybrid IT strategies, and the increasingly critical role of identity management in the enterprise. Taking place November 3-5 in San Francisco, Oktane13 will give you access to over 30 sessions and…

(Mis)understanding the Pace of Change in Enterprise Software

In a recent article in AllThingsD, Okta CEO Todd McKinnon, explains why the pace of change is so often misunderstood in enterprise software — and the implications that has for CEOs setting company strategy and VCs investing in new technologies. There are massive changes taking place in the enterprise, but legacy software is still a reality for…

Fuel for the Okta Fire: Thoughts on our Series C Funding, Welcoming Sequoia and the Next Big Step

Earlier today, we announced the close of a $25 million round in series C financing led by Sequoia Capital. We’re very lucky to add the Sequoia team to our list of amazing investors – which already includes Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, Greylock Partners, and FLOODGATE. The details are highlighted in the press release, but I’d like to share…

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot: Enterprise as Silicon Valley’s Star at BoxWorks

We’ve always said enterprise was cool. Now, it’s hot. (Don’t just take our word for it – take the Wall Street Journal's.) Enterprise is the “it” topic in the valley right now, and we plan on keeping it that way. Last month, our CEO Todd McKinnon spoke on the “How Enterprise Got Sexy” panel at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, and this week he’ll…

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