Okta Forums 2017


Wednesday, May 10th - Kings Place

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Registration is complimentary

Join us, along with hundreds of IT leaders, for an interactive day where you will learn how to narrow the innovation gap for your business or organization. Okta’s product leaders will showcase our integrated identity, mobility and security products, and forward-thinking IT leaders will share their experiences in implementing best-of-breed technologies.

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11:45 AM

Registration & Networking Lunch

12:30 PM

An Identity Revolution

Charles Race, President, Worldwide Field Operations, Okta
Paul Hannon, CTO, SGN

With the proliferation of cloud and mobile, and the advent of IoT, today’s IT paradigm requires a new approach. Identity is that new approach. In his keynote, Charles Race, president of worldwide field operations, will discuss how identity not only enables organizations to securely bring on new technologies, it drives transformation.

Join this opening session to learn how the Okta Identity Cloud can create value for your organization, and why we believe we’re in the midst of an identity revolution.

Charles Race

President, Worldwide Field Operations, Okta

As President, Worldwide Field Operations, Charles Race is responsible for growing Okta’s addressable market, building a world class delivery capability built on customer and partner success, and driving revenue growth in the US and internationally. Charles’ team includes worldwide sales, customer success and support, partner ecosystems, field marketing, professional services and business operations. Charles brings more than 25 years of technology and leadership experience to Okta, having most recently spent the last 11 years in various leadership roles at Informatica. As Informatica’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, Charles gained extensive go-to-market experience across global sales, business development, services and support. Charles has also held a variety of leadership roles at Hummingbird, uSwitch, Phillips and Rolls-Royce Industrial Power. He earned a B.E. in computer science from the University of York.

Paul Hannon


Bio coming soon
1:00 PM

Defining Modern Identity and Access Management

Kyle Diedrich, Technical Marketing Manager, Okta

Today’s world is increasingly cloud-powered, leading forward-thinking CIOs to digital transformation as the edge their organization is looking for. Traditional identity management solutions struggle to securely and efficiently accommodate this new paradigm and provide a best in breed approach. Join this discussion to learn how a modern identity management solution is the key to thriving in the new IT landscape.

Kyle Diedrich

Technical Marketing Manager, Okta

Kyle Diedrich is the Technical Marketing Manager for the Okta Application Network. He has 5 years plus industry experience working with Enterprise Mobility with a strong focus on identity management, application management, and business productivity. He previously worked with AirWatch where he served as a Senior Product Manager, with past experiences leading the Technical Training and Documentation team. Kyle has a BS in Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
1:30 PM

Keeping Your Data Safe: Identity, Security, and the GDPR

Phillip Bailey, Business Systems Manager, Reed Online
Chris Niggel, Senior Manager, Security and Compliance, Okta
Tim McIntyre, Associate General Counsel, Okta

With the advent of Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation, there is uncertainty for all companies about how their data privacy practices will be affected. Hear from two of our experts about Okta's security practices, how our approach to identity management aligns with the GDPR's underlying policy goals, and how your organization can prepare for the new policy by using Okta.

Phillip Bailey

Business Systems Manager, Reed Online

Bio coming soon

Chris Niggel

Senior Manager, Security and Compliance, Okta

Chris is currently the Sr. Manager of Security and Compliance at Okta, where he is responsible for corporate compliance, application assessment, and responding to customer security inquiries. Prior to Okta, Chris spent 6 years leading the adoption of Cloud Technologies at LinkedIn, helping them grow from 350 to over 6,800 employees. He started his career designing, developing, and delivering content management, system administration, and messaging solutions for customers such as Nestle, Cisco, AMD, Telus, and the US Department of Defense. Chris has presented to security audiences at every Oktane, and the CSA EMEA Congress. He is also an active member of the Northern California ski community, where he volunteers with the Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol performing search & rescue, and teaching ski mountaineering & outdoor survival.

Tim McIntyre

Associate General Counsel, Okta

Tim McIntyre is Okta’s Associate General Counsel, Commercial. His team manages Okta’s global privacy and product compliance programs and supports the company’s worldwide sales organization, by ensuring that Okta’s customers have clear and accurate information about Okta’s services and data privacy practices. Prior to joining Okta, Tim was with Salesforce, on their Privacy and Product legal team, and at Terracotta, as their General Counsel. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from UC-Berkeley, and a law degree from Boston University.
2:00 PM

Building the Next Generation Network: Identity as the Perimeter

Sami Laine, Director, Technical Marketing - Security and Mobility, Okta

Okta Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication is a simple, secure, and comprehensive authentication solution. It provides policy-driven contextual access management, supports a broad set of modern factors, leverages big data insights across thousands of enterprises, and integrates with the applications and network infrastructure you need. Learn how strong-yet-flexible multi-factor authentication allows companies to embrace cloud-based IT delivery where identity and authentication form the new security perimeter.

Sami Laine

Director, Technical Marketing - Security and Mobility, Okta

Sami Laine is a security professional with over 15 years of experience across the security spectrum helping large enterprises with credit card fraud, web-scale user authentication and risk management and cloud workload security. Before joining Okta as Director of Technical Marketing, Sami was Principal Technologist at CloudPassage and Principal Technologist and Sr Manager of Technology Consulting at RSA.
2:30 PM

Creating a Digital Identity without Borders

Frank Keessen, IT Director, Mazars
Keith Casey, Senior Developer Evangelist, Okta

Okta Platform is an identity API that securely connects your digital business to your valuable ecosystem of customers and partners, wherever they are. In this session you'll get an introduction to Okta Platform and understand how leading organizations are using Okta Platform to transform their business.

Frank Keessen

IT Director, Mazars

Bio coming soon

Keith Casey

Senior Developer Evangelist, Okta

Keith Casey currently serves on the Platform Team at Okta working on Identity and Authentication APIs. Previously, he served as an early Developer Evangelist at Twilio and before that worked on the Ultimate Geek Question. His underlying goal is to get good technology into the hands of good people to do great things. In his spare time, he helps build and support the Austin tech community, blogs at CaseySoftware.com and is fascinated by monkeys. He is also a co-author of “A Practical Approach to API Design” from Leanpub.
3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM

Enhancing Identity Lifecycle Management in 15 Minutes

Rafael Kabesa, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Lifecycle Management, Okta

In today’s increasingly dynamic IT environment, IT professionals spend many hours managing multiple identity lifecycles. This includes securing multiple identity sources, ensuring appropriate access is granted or adjusted in a timely but secure manner when new employees join the organization or change roles,, and also suspending and removing access quickly when necessary. Okta continues to innovate in identity lifecycle management, allowing customers to create a single source of truth, delegate access decisions, and easily generate access reports. Learn how to save time and money by automating the lifecycles across any business process for all your users.

Rafael Kabesa

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Lifecycle Management, Okta

Rafael Kabesa is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Okta managing Okta’s Lifecycle Management Product. He started his career as a software engineer in the Defense sector working on reconnaissance systems for jet fighters, and later moved to Lead Product Marketing for a new virtual storage business at VMware. Rafael Holds a Bachelor in Science in Computer Science from The Technion, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. In his spare time, Rafael enjoys snowboarding and playing soccer.
4:00 PM

Enabling an Enterprise Mobility Solution

Kiroopan Maheswaran, IT Enterprise Manager, GSMA
Mike Paiko, Director, Product Marketing, Mobility, Okta

More and more, mobile devices are what’s powering the enterprise, simply because they’re holding the keys to both employee productivity and data security. Providing secure, seamless access to work apps on mobile is imperative to ensuring enterprises are benefiting from an increasingly mobilized workforce. A modern mobility solution enables users to get their work done, wherever they are. Join this discussion to learn why identity and mobility, together, are foundational to the success of your cloud-based and mobile-first organization.

Kiroopan Maheswaran

IT Enterprise Manager, GSMA

Bio coming soon

Mike Paiko

Director, Product Marketing, Mobility, Okta

Michael Paiko is the Director of Product Marketing for Okta Mobility Management. He brings 15+ years of experience helping large enterprises accelerate their digital transformation across the data center, mobility, and security. Prior to joining Okta, Michael held multiple roles at VMware, Digital Fuel Technologies, Wily Technology and GE. Michael holds a BS degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Michael enjoys bowling, tennis, skiing and spending time with his family.
4:30 PM

Exploring the Past, Present and Future of Identity and Security

Karl McGuinness, Senior Director, Identity, Okta

From password reset to passwordless authentication, providing secure authentication and contextual access management has never been more critical in today’s perimeter-less world. In this session, Okta's Senior Director of Identity, Karl McGuinness, will take you through the evolution of Identity and Access Management, as well as discuss emerging trends in identity and security.

Karl McGuinness

Senior Director, Identity, Okta


Karl McGuinness is Senior Director, Identity at Okta where he is responsible for the core identity services and APIs that provide the foundation of Okta identity layer. He has over 15 years of experience building and scaling mission critical identity infrastructure as a developer, software architect, and product owner. He is passionate about identity and you can always find him chatting about some deep identity problem.
5:00 PM

Networking Reception

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