Welcome to Okta’s Executive Summit

Wednesday, May 23rd | 11:00am - 4:30pm

Okta's 3rd annual Executive Summit is a great opportunity for you to connect with hundreds of our forward-thinking CIO, CTO, and CSO customers. The day will focus on discussions around important industry topics and thought leadership, while providing a unique opportunity to network with top executives within Okta’s community.

Please note this program is invitation only. Participation in the Executive Summit includes complimentary registration for Oktane18. Please email the Okta team with any Executive Summit questions.

sponsored by


Enrique Alvarez
Enrique Alvarez

Supervisory Senior Resident Agent, FBI San Francisco

Lisa Bodell
Lisa Bodell

Founder & CEO, futurethink

Daniel Coyle
Daniel Coyle

Bestselling Author

Claire L. Evans
Claire L. Evans

Author, Broad Band

Pat Grady
Pat Grady

Partner, Sequoia Capital

Wednesday May 23rd

11:00AM to 11:10AM
Opening Remarks
Todd McKinnon
Todd McKinnon

Todd McKinnon

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Okta


Todd McKinnon is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Okta. He is responsible for creating, communicating and implementing the overall vision and strategy for the company. Under Todd’s leadership, Okta has grown into the leading identity solution with hundreds of enterprise customers. Prior to Okta, Todd served as the Head of Engineering at Salesforce.com, where he helped grow the team from 15 people to more than 250, and the service from two million daily transactions to more than 150 million with industry-leading performance and reliability. Todd also has nearly a decade of experience working in various engineering and leadership roles at PeopleSoft. Todd earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Brigham Young University and his master’s in computer science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He is as a regular contributor to industry publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal Accelerators. Todd also enjoys exercising and spending time with his family.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
11:10AM to 11:45AM
The Culture Code: The New Science of Successful Groups
Daniel Coyle

Daniel Coyle

New York Times Best Selling Author, Author of The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

New York Times Best Selling Author
Author of The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

In this talk, Daniel goes inside some of the most effective organizations in the world, including Pixar, Navy SEALs Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs, and reveals how they generate a sense of belonging in their workforce, and other organizational traits. He will not only explain what makes such groups tick, but also identify the key factors that can generate team cohesion in any walk of life. He will examine the verbal and physical cues that bring people together, and the specific strategies that encourage collaboration and build trust. This talk, based on Dan’s groundbreaking book The Culture Code, is based on a simple insight — great groups don’t happen by chance. They are built according to three universal rules.

11:45AM to 12:05PM
CxO Talks
Ryan Carlson
Ryan Carlson

Ryan Carlson

Chief Marketing Officer, Okta


Ryan Carlson is the CMO of Okta, overseeing demand generation, brand, customer marketing, public relations, analyst relations, partner marketing, and corporate communications. Ryan has worked in technology and startups for more years than he cares to tell everyone reading this bio. Before joining Okta (back when the team was just a few dozen strong), he ran product for Redwood Systems and he has held various product and marketing leadership roles at Xilinx, Velio, and Cypress. Ryan holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two young daughters. A few of the hobbies that he has given up include backpacking, fly-fishing, and exercise.
Chief Marketing Officer

Hear top technology executives and Okta’s Chief Marketing Officer, Ryan Carlson, talk about top tech trends and lessons learned behind the scenes.

12:05PM to 12:30PM
Cybersecurity and the Role of the FBI
Yassir Abousselham
Yassir Abousselham

Yassir Abousselham

Chief Security Officer, Okta

Yassir Abousselham is the Chief Security Officer at Okta. As CSO, Yassir is responsible for upholding the highest level of security standards for both Okta’s business and customers. Prior to Okta, Yassir served as Chief Information Security Officer at SoFi, managing the company's information security, privacy and technical compliance. Yassir also founded and built the corporate data security and payments security programs at Google, and spent over a decade at Ernst & Young, consulting for Fortune 500 companies as they built information security functions, secure infrastructure and worked to achieve regulatory compliance. Yassir earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration, as well as a master’s degree in computer information systems. He has two U.S. patents in trusted network communication.
Chief Security Officer
Enrique Alvarez
Enrique Alvarez

Enrique Alvarez

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI San Francisco Cyber Branch

Enrique M. Alvarez is a Supervisory Special Agent in the Cyber Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s San Francisco Field Office. Enrique joined the FBI as a Special Agent in November,2002. At the FBI, Enrique has worked both counterintelligence and cyber national security matters. He currently supervises a cyber intrusion squad at the Oakland Resident Agency. Prior to the FBI, Enrique worked at various Internet companies in San Francisco during the first dotcom boom, was a defense contractor in Los Angeles, and was an adjunct instructor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Enrique also served as aU.S. Navy Reserve intelligence officer and retired in 2013 with the rank of commander. With the Navy Reserve, he served a combat tour of duty in Iraq between 2007-2008.Enrique holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University in International Relations and a master’s degree from the NavyPostgraduate School in National Security Affairs.Quote: “The FBI’s CyberProgram depends on a collaborative, information-sharing centric partnership with the private sector –a model where information flows in both directions. The FBI remains committed to the identification, pursuit, and defeat of malicious cyber actors and groups.”
Supervisory Special Agent
FBI San Francisco Cyber Branch

Join Supervisory Special Agent Enrique M. Alvarez of the FBI's San Francisco Office for a presentation on trending cybersecurity issues and how the FBI investigates cyber intrusion. Enrique will talk about how partnering with the FBI before a beach hardens you as a target. Enrique will also discuss US Government cybersecurity responsibilities, the scope of the cyber threat, attack vectors, who's doing the hacking, and cyber incident handling. To close the session, Okta’s Chief Security Officer, Yassir Abousselham will join Enrique for a conversation on security.

12:35PM to 01:30PM
Networking Lunch
01:30PM to 02:15PM
KILLING COMPLEXITY: Create a Culture of Simplification & Get to the Work that Matters
Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell

Founder and CEO, futurethink

Founder and CEO

There is a formula to gaining a competitive advantage, and it is simple – Speed, Agility and Focus. But complexity is holding most organizations back from creating a culture that embraces these three principles of success.  Simplification is the solution, and every organization wants to know the techniques to help them eradicate complexity and get back to meaningful work that drives innovative change.

Lisa inspires leaders and their teams to consider what it means to have an innovative company. It isn’t about creating a culture of cool lounge areas with ping pong tables. More than anything, your culture will be predicated on the work people do every day. If your organization is mired in meetings, emails and reports, then that is what your culture will be known for; but, wouldn’t you rather be known as the company where people are engaged in truly meaningful work every day? Lisa gives you the tools to make this a reality.

02:15PM to 03:00PM
Broad Band: What History's Female Internet Pioneers can Teach us about Tomorrow
Claire L. Evans
Claire L. Evans

Claire L. Evans

Author, Broad Band

Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician. She is the singer and coauthor of the pop group YACHT, and the founding editor of Terraform, VICE's science-fiction vertical. She is the former futures editor of Motherboard, and a contributor to VICE, The Guardian, WIRED, and Aeon; previously, she was a contributor to Grantland and wrote National Geographic's popular culture and science blog, Universe. She is an advisor to graduate design students at Art Center College of Design and a member of the cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab. She lives in Los Angeles.
Broad Band

Claire Evans, author of Broad Band: The Untold History of the Women who Made the Internet, will share stories about the hardworking women who challenged convention to make key contributions to the history of our century’s most transformative cultural technology—the Internet. As we face issues of privacy, identity, and society in a networked world, we have much to learn from these women, who anticipated the Internet’s greatest problems, faced them, and discovered solutions we can still use today.

03:00PM to 03:15PM
03:15PM to 03:45PM
Navigating Verruckt
Frederic Kerrest
Frederic Kerrest

Frederic Kerrest

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Okta


Frederic Kerrest is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Okta. He is responsible for Okta’s day-to-day operations, working with employees, partners and customers to deliver on the company’s mission of leveraging the cloud to make people more productive and IT more secure. As a key member of management, Frederic helps set corporate priorities to drive success for the company and its customers.
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
Pat Grady

Pat Grady

Partner, Sequoia Capital

Pat Grady is a partner at Sequoia Capital, where he has been involved with investments in Elevate Credit (ELVT), First Republic Bank (FRC), HubSpot (HUBS), Jive, MarkLogic, Medallia, Merlin Securities (now part of Wells Fargo), Namely, Okta (OKTA), OpenDNS (now part of Cisco), Prosper, Qualtrics, ServiceNow (NOW), Sumo Logic, SunRun (RUN), and Zoom. Pat holds a B.S. in economics and finance from Boston College.
Sequoia Capital
03:45PM to 03:55PM
Closing Remarks
Frederic Kerrest
Frederic Kerrest

Frederic Kerrest

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Okta


Frederic Kerrest is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Okta. He is responsible for Okta’s day-to-day operations, working with employees, partners and customers to deliver on the company’s mission of leveraging the cloud to make people more productive and IT more secure. As a key member of management, Frederic helps set corporate priorities to drive success for the company and its customers.
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer
03:55PM to 04:00PM
Networking Happy Hour

This year’s attendees include

CIO, 20th Century Fox Film
CIO, 21st Century Fox
CISO, 21st Century Fox
CIO, 24/7 Customer
CISO & VP, Allergan
CISO, Alliance Data Systems
VP Identity & Access Management, American Express
CISO, Amgen
CISO, Apria Healthcare
CISO, Aramark
CIO, Autodesk
VP & CIO, Avago Technologies
Chief Architect, Bio-Rad
CISO, Avery Dennison
Head of Client Facing Technology, BGC
SVP, CTO, Blackhawk Network Holdings
CISO, Brink's
CIO, Brookdale Senior Living
CISO, Brooks Brothers
CIO, Brown Jordan International
CIO, Caesars Entertainment
CISO, Caesars Entertainment
VP, Enterprise Information and Risk & Governance, Caliber Home Loans
VP Security Architecture & Engineering, Capital Group
VP, Consumer Identity, Capital One
CTO, SVP Strategy & Architecture, Catholic Health Initiatives
Head of IT and Digital Transformation, Cbus Super Fund
VP of IT & Head of Development, CHG Healthcare
Head of Identity, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
CIO, Cvent
CISO, Deloitte Advisory
Chief Technical Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network
VP, Global Technologies Americas, Dentsu Aegis Network

SVP of Enterprise Architecture, Diageo
CTO, Dignity Health
Chief Health Information Officer | VP of Informatics, Dignity Health
CIO, Docker
CIO, Easter Seals Southern California
GM/SVP, Experian
VP, Strategy, Experian
CTO, Experian
CIO, Farmers
CISO, Farmers Group
VP Digital Technology, Farmers Group
VP of Product Development, FICO
VP DevOps & Cloud Engineering, FICO
VP of IT, Financial Engines
CIO, FireEye
CIO, Flex
VP, IT, Enterprise Applications, Flex
Executive Director, Information Technology, Fox Entertainment
SVP, Information Security, Frost Bank
CIO, General Atlantic
VP Provisioning Services, General Motors Financial
CIO, GoPro
SVP, Finance, Healthline
CIO, Hendrick
VP, CISO, Hertz Global
CISO, Hitachi Vantara
VP and CISO, Informatica
CIO, J.M. Huber
CIO, Jeld-Wen
CISO, Jetblue Airways
Global Head of Identity, Jones Lang Lasalle Americas
CIO, Larry H. Miller Automotive
CISO, Levi Strauss & Co.
CIO, Lincoln Property Company
SVP of IT, Live Nation Entertainment
CISO & VP, LogRythm
CTO, Magellan Health
CISO, Major League Baseball

Assistant VP, Enterprise Information Risk Management, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
AVP Enterprise Architecture & Workplace Solutions, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
VP for IAM Strategy, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
CIO, Maxar
CSO, Maxar
CFO, Medallia
CTO, MetService
Executive Director IT Security, MGM Resorts International
CISO, MGM Resorts International
CISO, MGM Studios
Sr. VP, IT, Mr. Cooper
Head of Corporate IT, Naspers Group
VP, IT Infrastructure, National Bank of Canada
VP, Head of Cyber Security Technology, News Corp
CISO, Nexteer Automotive
CIO, Oath
CISO, Omnicom
CIO, Omnicom Group
VP, Technology, Omnicom Group
CTO, SVP Technology, Overstock.com
CIO, Pacific Dental Services
CEO, PagerDuty
CTO, Palantir
VP, IT, Phillips 66
CDO, Phillips 66
VP, IT, Pure Storage
VP IT Field Strategic Solutions, Realogy
VP of Application Services, RES-Care
VP, IT & Business Services, Ring Central
CIO, Rodan & Fields
VP, API, Platforms and Emerging Technologies, Royal Bank of Canada
VP, Ecosystem - Digital, Royal Bank of Canada
SVP of IT, Sage Hospitality

VP & CISO, Schnucks Markets
CISO, Scholastic Corporation
CISO Head of Information Security Compliance & Risk Management, Shire Pharmaceuticals
Executive Director, SkyWest Airlines
VP, IT, Sony PlayStation
VP, IT Business Applications, Splunk
CIO, Splunk
VP & CISO, Station Casinos
SVP Global Engineering, StubHub
VP Product Development, T-Mobile
VP, Information Technology Development, T-Mobile
VP, Global Enterprise Architecture, TakeTwo Interactive
SVP, IAM, TCF National Bank
CISO, TCF National Bank
CISO, Team Health
CTO & CDO, The Boeing Company
CTO, The Phoenix Companies
Vice President - Corporate Technology, Time Warner
Executive Director, Governance and Architecture, Time Warner
SVP and CIO, Time Warner
Head of Fusion, TPICAP
SVP of IT, TrueCar
CIO, Unity Technologies
CTO, USI Insurance Services
VP of Applications, Varian Medical Systems
VP, Cloud & Enterprise Data Management Platform, Veritas
CIO, Vistra Energy
Chief Technology and Chief Information Officer, Vivint Solar
Global Chief Technology Officer, Wyndham Worldwide
CIO, Zillow Group

You can see the list of attendees from last year here.