Justify your trip to Oktane19

Hi <Insert Manager’s Name>,

In our efforts this year to accelerate our business through technology, I would like to request your approval to attend Oktane19, Okta’s annual customer conference, taking place April 1 - 4, 2019 in San Francisco. This is the leading identity conference and a great opportunity to meet with thousands of other technology leaders.

Attending Oktane will allow me to:

Expand my knowledge of Okta and its products: With over 60 breakout sessions covering the latest in access management, application integrations, lifecycle management, security, and customer identity, I will learn about best practices to help drive the following initiatives for our business:

•<initiative 1>

•<initiative 2>

•<initiative 3>

Network with industry experts: I will have the opportunity to hear from thought leaders and customers during inspiring keynotes and super sessions that will offer unique perspectives, case studies, and success stories.

Evaluate solution providers: This is a great opportunity to meet with multiple leading solution providers including Box, Slack, Zoom, Sailpoint, and Ringcentral. With dozens of sponsors and exhibitors, I can stay informed, allowing for more productive purchase decisions for our team.

Here’s an outline of the expected investment:

Travel & Hotel

Airfare to San Francisco                                                                        $ ---

Transportation (to/from airport/hotel)                                                    $100

Hotel (based on 3 nights)                                                                      $1,000

Event

Conference registration (Super Early Bird expires 11/30)                     $595 
(standard price $1,195)

Total:                                                                                                               $ -,---

Upon my return from Oktane19 I will share key takeaways, including those that we can implement immediately. 

Thank you for your consideration of this request. To help mitigate costs, Okta has negotiated various discounted rates at local San Francisco hotels that I can take advantage of if I book my hotel early. Therefore, I appreciate your immediate attention to my request.

Regards,
<Insert Your Name>

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