Partner Summit Agenda

Now’s the time to build the future. Learn about our partner-centric next generation of growth at this year’s Partner Summit. Join us for an interactive keynote session including business updates and insights from Okta’s leaders, then choose from an afternoon of breakout sessions tailored to your individual role and Okta Partner Connect journey.

Kick off your Oktane19 experience April 1, 2019, alongside fellow global partners and Okta’s executive team. Select “partner” at the start of your Oktane registration to access all details and sign up for Partner Summit.

Questions about which Partner Summit breakout sessions you should attend? Get in touch with your Regional Alliance Manager to plan out your afternoon.

Monday, April 1st

08:45AM
08:45AM to 09:15AM
Partner Summit Registration
09:30AM
09:30AM to 10:00AM
Welcome + Building the Future with Okta Partner Connect
Speakers:
Laura Brumage
Laura Brumage

Laura Brumage

Vice President, Training, Okta


Vice President, Training
Okta
Ernesto Tey
Ernesto Tey

Ernesto Tey

Vice President, Global ISV Alliances, Okta


Ernesto Tey is Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at Okta and responsible for the global alliance and go-to-market initiatives between key partners such as Box, ServiceNow, Slack, RingCentral, Workday and other enterprise technology alliances. His core focus is to support global partnerships by empowering joint customers to securely connect to their customers fostering collaboration both within and outside the enterprise. In addition to directing sales, guiding product integration and executing joint marketing strategies, Ernesto champions the benefits of combined ecosystems and their capability to securely address the new set of challenges brought on by the rapid adoption of “as-a-service” platforms and the proliferation of any device, anytime, anywhere access. During Ernesto’s 20-year career in the tech industry, he has been responsible for building out direct and indirect ecosystems and held leadership positions at Mercury Interactive, Peregrine/Remedy, AlphaBlox and VMware. His leadership in the GTM efforts for server OEMs at VMware helped accelerate the creation and growth of VCE from zero to $250M in revenue in Year 1.
Vice President, Global ISV Alliances
Okta
Patrick McCue
Patrick McCue

Patrick McCue

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partners, Okta


Patrick McCue recently joined Okta as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partners, from Gigya where he spent 4 years running global channels and alliances. Prior to that he built indirect routes to market across high profile vendors including ExactTarget, QlikTech, SPSS, Cybertech and D&B. He has vast experience across the broad gamut of the partner ecosystem including systems integrators, resellers, distribution and technology partners. Patrick is based in Chicago and has three grown children. Outside work Patrick is a keen runner, boater, and golfer.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partners
Okta
Ben Sabrin
Ben Sabrin

Ben Sabrin

Vice President Sales, Security, Okta


Vice President Sales, Security
Okta

Now’s the time to build the future. Patrick McCue, SVP of Worldwide Partners, will share what we’ve accomplished together in the past year with the launch of the Okta Partner Connect program, and reveal an exciting new program announcement. He’ll discuss our partner centric next generation of growth, as well as how we’re supercharging our global ecosystem and customer reach, while continuing to build mutual profitability.

10:00AM
10:00AM to 10:30AM
Okta Co-Founder Fireside Chat
Speakers:
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
Okta
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
Okta
Charles Race
Charles Race

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.
President, Worldwide Field Operations
Okta

Okta Co-Founders Todd McKinnon, Frederic Kerrest, and President, Charles Race, will be back with us on the Partner Summit stage to discuss their thoughts on the importance of partners in Okta’s company vision, and how together we can build the future. They will also provide a sneak peek of Oktane19 themes. Submit your questions in advance for the interactive Q+A.

10:30AM
10:30AM to 10:50AM
Customer Win Partner Panel
Speakers:
Ben Goodwin
Ben Goodwin

Ben Goodwin

Director of Identity and Access Management , Phillips 66


Ben Goodwin is the Director of Identity and Access Management for Phillips 66 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Ben has been with Phillips 66 and its heritage companies for more than 31 years, both in Information Technology and various business units. He has held a variety of leadership positions across the IT organization including ERP management, application development, strategy, and most recently in Identity Governance. Phillips 66 is currently executing a major business transformation program which drives new demands on the company’s underlying technology and infrastructure. Ben and his team, along with key external partners, are building and executing a vision for the future state of identity management at Phillips 66. Ben is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University. He and his wife Sharon have six children, and are anxiously awaiting their first grandchild this summer.
Director of Identity and Access Management
Phillips 66
Chris Everret

Chris Everret

Senior Director Solution Engineering, VMWare


Senior Director Solution Engineering
VMWare
Michael Albano
Michael Albano

Michael Albano

Strategic Solutions Director IAM , Optiv Security


Strategic Solutions Director IAM
Optiv Security
R.C. Damle
R.C. Damle

R.C. Damle

Director Strategic Account Sales - Central US, Okta


Director Strategic Account Sales - Central US
Okta

During this session, you will hear an ‘insider's perspective’ on a multi-partner win, from both the partner and customer perspective. An Okta customer and several partners will share how they were able to combine their individual efforts to help drive a large deployment, in a shorter period of time.

10:50AM
10:50AM to 11:10AM
Better Together Go-to-Market Panel
Speakers:
Ernesto Tey
Ernesto Tey

Ernesto Tey

Vice President, Global ISV Alliances, Okta


Ernesto Tey is Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at Okta and responsible for the global alliance and go-to-market initiatives between key partners such as Box, ServiceNow, Slack, RingCentral, Workday and other enterprise technology alliances. His core focus is to support global partnerships by empowering joint customers to securely connect to their customers fostering collaboration both within and outside the enterprise. In addition to directing sales, guiding product integration and executing joint marketing strategies, Ernesto champions the benefits of combined ecosystems and their capability to securely address the new set of challenges brought on by the rapid adoption of “as-a-service” platforms and the proliferation of any device, anytime, anywhere access. During Ernesto’s 20-year career in the tech industry, he has been responsible for building out direct and indirect ecosystems and held leadership positions at Mercury Interactive, Peregrine/Remedy, AlphaBlox and VMware. His leadership in the GTM efforts for server OEMs at VMware helped accelerate the creation and growth of VCE from zero to $250M in revenue in Year 1.
Vice President, Global ISV Alliances
Okta
Joe Gottlieb
Joe Gottlieb

Joe Gottlieb

Senior Vice President Corporate Development, SailPoint


Senior Vice President Corporate Development
SailPoint
Chris Everret

Chris Everret

Senior Director Solution Engineering, VMWare


Senior Director Solution Engineering
VMWare
Lesley Young
Lesley Young

Lesley Young

Global Director Enterprise Sales and Customer Success, Workplace by Facebook


Global Director Enterprise Sales and Customer Success
Workplace by Facebook
Tom Addis
Tom Addis

Tom Addis

Senior Vice President, General Manager Global Field Operations, Box


Senior Vice President, General Manager Global Field Operations
Box

Sales leaders from several Okta Technology Partners will share how their respective organizations are working together to ensure interoperability of not only technology and APIs, but how strategic alignment across sales, marketing, support and engineering continue to earn the vote of confidence from joint customers.

11:10AM
11:10AM to 11:30PM
Ready to Win the Fastest Growing Services Market with Okta?
Speakers:
Ernesto Tey
Ernesto Tey

Ernesto Tey

Vice President, Global ISV Alliances, Okta


Ernesto Tey is Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at Okta and responsible for the global alliance and go-to-market initiatives between key partners such as Box, ServiceNow, Slack, RingCentral, Workday and other enterprise technology alliances. His core focus is to support global partnerships by empowering joint customers to securely connect to their customers fostering collaboration both within and outside the enterprise. In addition to directing sales, guiding product integration and executing joint marketing strategies, Ernesto champions the benefits of combined ecosystems and their capability to securely address the new set of challenges brought on by the rapid adoption of “as-a-service” platforms and the proliferation of any device, anytime, anywhere access. During Ernesto’s 20-year career in the tech industry, he has been responsible for building out direct and indirect ecosystems and held leadership positions at Mercury Interactive, Peregrine/Remedy, AlphaBlox and VMware. His leadership in the GTM efforts for server OEMs at VMware helped accelerate the creation and growth of VCE from zero to $250M in revenue in Year 1.
Vice President, Global ISV Alliances
Okta
Zachary Kilpatrick
Zachary Kilpatrick

Zachary Kilpatrick

Senior Director, North America Field Alliances, Okta


Zac is the Senior Director of Regional Alliances for the Americas at Okta. In this capacity Zac is responsible for the team that manages all partnerships that have a GTM relationship with Okta. Zac’s team charter is to build mutually profitable businesses with Okta’s GTM partners. Zac has been a business builder for over 24 years with a focus on developing, growing and scaling world-class partner organizations. He has held various front line and managerial positions in sales, business development, alliances, and channel management at leading technology companies such as Electronics for Imaging, Veon, Zone Labs, Checkpoint Software, Endforce, Juniper Networks and OKTA. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Senior Director, North America Field Alliances
Okta

Customers want to solve complex problems without the burdens associated with deploying and managing services themselves. As such, cloud-based managed services outpaced on-premise infrastructure growth by more than 60% in 2018 and MSP’s represent 60% of the outsourced security services market as the fastest growing segment in “Security.” Learn how Okta’s MSP solution provides partners with all the tools and resources needed to successfully build an Okta MSP practice.

11:30AM
11:30AM to 01:00PM
Go-to-Market Networking Lunch

Mingle with Okta’s Executives as well as our Services, Sales, and BD teams at this networking lunch. 

01:00PM
01:00PM to 03:00PM
Breakout 1: Building On Okta: New Features and Integration Opportunities
Speakers:
Michelle Brinich
Michelle Brinich

Michelle Brinich

Integrations Manager, Okta


Having worked at Red Hat, NGINX, and Okta, Michelle Brinich is well versed in the software industry. She has a proven track record for leading projects and programs of all types. As Integrations Manager at Okta, Michelle brings to life the integration narrative–including what’s new and notable in the Okta Integration Network–through a variety of content types and channels. Michelle has an MBA from NC State University and a BS in Business from UNC Chapel Hill.
Integrations Manager
Okta
James Fang
James Fang

James Fang

Director, Product Marketing, Okta


James Fang is the Director of Product Marketing at Okta, responsible for the growth and customer adoption of Okta Customer Identity. Prior to Okta, James spent over 12 years in various product marketing and sales engineering leadership roles, including at Cisco and Agora.io. James holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. In his spare time, James enjoys traveling around the world and spending time with his wife and two young children.
Director, Product Marketing
Okta
Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee

Senior Director, Business Development & Partner Solutions, Okta


Stephen Lee is Senior Director, Business Development & Partner Solutions s at Okta. Prior to joining Okta, Stephen spent 10+ years at Oracle serving multiple roles from engineering to product management in the area of Identity Management. In his spare time, he enjoys jazz (both listening and playing) and taking a spin in his vintage car.
Senior Director, Business Development & Partner Solutions
Okta
Matt Egan
Matt Egan

Matt Egan

Partner Solutions Technical Architect, Okta


Matt Egan is a Partner Solutions Technical Architect in the Business Development team at Okta. In this role, he works closely with our ISV partners to develop integrations and joint solutions that increase customer value. Prior to Okta, Matt held roles ranging from Software Development to Information Security over the last 18 years working in technology. Outside of work he enjoys skiing, volunteering and spending time with his family which lately seems to revolve around his boys’ obsession with lacrosse.
Partner Solutions Technical Architect
Okta
Tom Smith
Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Partner Solutions Architect , Okta


Tom Smith is a Partner Solutions Architect at Okta. Tom joined Okta as a Sr. Sales Engineer in 2016, and prior to joining Okta was a Sales Engineer at Janrain. Tom focuses primarily on external-facing use cases involving Okta’s Platform and API Access Management. Tom has a Master's degree in Computer Science from Union College, and before becoming a sales engineer held leadership positions in digital product management and development at Cengage Learning. Tom lives in upstate New York and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two sons, usually watching them play sports.
Partner Solutions Architect
Okta
Monty Gray
Monty Gray

Monty Gray

Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Developmen, Okta


As the Senior Vice President and head of Corporate Development at Okta, Monty Gray is responsible for driving strategic growth initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, the Okta Integration Network (OIN), and strategic partnerships. Monty brings more than 17 years of enterprise software experience encompassing strategy, M&A, strategic investments, partnerships, and product management. Prior to joining Okta, he served as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at SAP where he worked on some of the most transformative SaaS acquisitions including SuccessFactors, Ariba, Concur, and Callidus. Monty is a native of Northern California and earned his MBA from Santa Clara University.
Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Developmen
Okta
Julie Smith
Julie Smith

Julie Smith

Executive Director, Identity Defined Security Alliance


Julie Smith is the Executive Director of the Identity Defined Security Alliance, responsible for executing the mission on behalf of the membership and the identity and security community. Prior to joining the IDSA, Julie spent 11 years in various leadership roles including product management and solutions marketing, in the identity and access management industry with leading vendors and solution providers.
Executive Director
Identity Defined Security Alliance
Andy Walker
Andy Walker

Andy Walker

Practice Director for Digital Access Management, Optiv Security


Andy Walker is the Practice Director for Digital Access Management at Optiv Security. Andy is a seasoned Cyber Security solution and services leader with over 17 years of experience from consulting with the fortune 100 to running Global Cyber Security teams in various industry verticals. He brings a unique and diverse perspective on how identity can be leveraged at the center for all security strategies regardless of enterprise size and vertical.
Practice Director for Digital Access Management
Optiv Security
Ellie Powers
Ellie Powers

Ellie Powers

Director of Product, Platform, Slack


Ellie Powers is director of product for the Slack Platform. She's passionate about building successful app and developer ecosystems. While at Google, she was a key part of the transformation of Android and Google Play from a new entrant to the largest mobile ecosystem in the world. She's also been a product manager working at big tech companies and small startups in Silicon Valley, Paris, and London. Ellie has a degree in Computer Science from MIT and a lifelong love of improv comedy - she won an improvised powerpoint contest to become the funniest person in Silicon Valley in 2016.
Director of Product, Platform
Slack

As the Okta platform continues to evolve, the latest and greatest features open the door for even more integration opportunities. Come join Okta’s Partner Solutions team, led by Stephen Lee, to look under the hood of recent partner integrations and the features that made them possible, and get a sneak peek into the product roadmap for the year ahead. You’ll also get a deep dive Okta's Consumer Identity Strategy and what it means for you–our partner community. The session will end with a panel of security and integration experts who will share their perspectives and priorities around identity-driven security.

01:00PM to 03:00PM
Breakout 2: Get the Know-How Now with Okta Services Experts
Speakers:
Kam Ahuja
Kam Ahuja

Kam Ahuja

Senior Services Architect, Okta


Kam is a Sr. Services Architect with Okta's Professional Services Team. He is passionate about helping Okta's customers define and execute their Identity & Access Management vision. On a day to day basis, Kam works closely with Okta's largest customers and partners to deliver on the company's mission of leveraging the cloud to make people more productive and IT more secure. Prior to joining Okta, Kam led the adoption of cloud technologies at Premera Blue Cross, helping them design, develop and deploy healthcare analytics products for customers. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling around the world and like all Canadians, is an avid fan of all things ice hockey.
Senior Services Architect
Okta
Ona Allison
Ona Allison

Ona Allison

Senior Partner Account Manager, Okta


Ona Allison has worked in the IT/Tech industry for 20 years, gaining experience in coding, education delivery, IT administration and IAM. As a seasoned instructor, she is passionate about advancing customers knowledge and partner success. In addition to all her Okta knowledge and know how, she is also involved in volunteering for her local school’s foundation. Outside of the office, she enjoys running, being active with her kids and reading a good novel. Ona is an Okta Certified Professional, Administrator and Consultant.
Senior Partner Account Manager
Okta
Shujie Zhu Loedolff
Shujie Zhu Loedolff

Shujie Zhu Loedolff

Director, Partner Services, Okta


Director, Partner Services
Okta
Larry York
Larry York

Larry York

Senior Engagement Manager, Okta


Senior Engagement Manager
Okta
Matt Undy
Matt Undy

Matt Undy

Senior Services Architect, Okta


Senior Services Architect
Okta

Join a case study based interactive scoping, architecture assessment and deployment planning workshop with the Okta Experts. We’ll cover how Okta solutions support CIAM, Zero Trust, and Advanced Life Cycle Management. In the session, you’ll practice real world use cases for scoping, architecture assessment, deployment planning and risk reviews, and present as group for chance to win a prize.

01:00PM
01:00PM to 03:00PM
Breakout 3: Reduce IT Friction Conversation for Sales Roles
Speakers:
Aaron Yee
Aaron Yee

Aaron Yee

Group Product Marketing Manager, Okta


Group Product Marketing Manager
Okta
Victoria Sanchez
Victoria Sanchez

Victoria Sanchez

Senior Manager, Worldwide Sales and Partner Enablement, Okta


As Sr. Manager of Partner Sales Enablement, Victoria drives strategy and key initiatives to help enable partners' readiness. This includes the creation of sophisticated sales and product resources, tools and training. She uses her experience executing in multicultural settings across the Globe and understanding how technology partners work to meet our partners needs. Prior to Okta, Victoria led the sales enablement function with different high-tech vendors and founded her own company providing sales performance strategy and coaching, She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, music and art.
Senior Manager, Worldwide Sales and Partner Enablement
Okta
Alex Rich
Alex Rich

Alex Rich

Strategic Alliance Manager, Okta


Alex Rich has been at Okta for 6 years and works as a Strategic Alliance Manager. He's responsible for technology partnerships and go-to-market with our strategic partner ecosystem. Alex works with those partners globally to set the GTM strategy, campaigns, sales alignment and enablement -- ultimately to drive ARR and pipeline for both Okta and the partner. When he's not engaging with the partners, he enjoys watching sports, playing golf, attending concerts, and enjoying time with his wife and dog.
Strategic Alliance Manager
Okta
Judson Griffin
Judson Griffin

Judson Griffin

VP of Sales, West, Namely


VP of Sales, West
Namely

In this session, learn how to articulate a compelling differentiation for Okta in Reduce It Friction use cases. We’ll host a discussion around the key benefits of integrated solutions with technology vendors like BambooHR, Workday and Namely. Expect to receive nuggets that will help you drive an impactful conversation with prospects that must solve challenges around assigning accounts and users manually, and need to solve for the security risks involved in deprovisioning users.

01:00PM to 03:00PM
Breakout 4: Managing Workflows in Reducing IT Friction Scenarios for Technical Sales Roles
Speakers:
Marcus Hartwig
Marcus Hartwig

Marcus Hartwig

Product Marketing, Workforce Identity, Okta


Marcus has been active in the areas of IAM, PKI and Enterprise Security for more than 15 years. His past experience includes both co-founding a company in professional services as well as managing a product company - a combination that has left him passionate about all parts of product design and delivery. Marcus is putting this skill and passion to work at Okta as the Sr. Product Marketing manager for the Okta Universal Directory. Outside of work he enjoys working out and fidgeting in his small basement electronics lab.
Product Marketing, Workforce Identity
Okta
Jennifer Galvin
Jennifer Galvin

Jennifer Galvin

Senior Solutions Alliances SE, AMER, Okta


Senior Solutions Alliances SE, AMER
Okta
Amy Polzin
Amy Polzin

Amy Polzin

Director of Presales, Namely


Director of Presales
Namely

Learn how to technically differentiate Okta within Reduce It Friction use cases and identify key benefits of integrated solutions with technology vendors like BambooHR, Workday and Namely. Expect to see demos and discussions around the causes of Friction in IT that will help you build a compelling technical solution pitch to solve common onboarding and offboarding challenges. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to show Okta’s capabilities and do a technical discovery with your technical champions.

07:00PM
07:00PM to 10:00PM
Partner Dinner Reception + Partner Awards

Join us for a Partner Dinner Reception and Awards Ceremony immediately following the Oktane19 Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall. Select Partner at the start of your Oktane19 registration to access the details and sign up for both Partner Summit and the Partner Dinner Reception.