Video: I'm coming to Oktane so I can go back to work, be confident in my product, be able to support it and make it the greatest thing that we have.
It's a great conference, a lot of really intelligent people here, a lot of really cool solutions you can easily implement into your work.
For me, it's important to be here and understand kind of what their strategy is, understand what their vision is, figure out how we could better work together and make great things happen in the future.
The biggest issue we're seeing now is data is the new currency. So as long as folks can get a hold of their data, they can secure their data, and they can make some sense of their data, that's where their success comes.
Excited to again take back all these new features and go and pitch it to our clients. I'm pretty sure I'm going to do it early [inaudible 00:00:52]
Really cool demos, very high energy, lots of people visiting all the booths. So it's a really, really great show for us.
The Women in Technology talk this morning was phenomenal. The panelists were outstanding.
What I'm excited about is the new LDAP part. Now I can retire my Active Directory servers in both in both Azure and Amazon and move to one seamless product to make my business better.
For me it's a learning experience each year, so I never know what I'm going to find. It is a little different jam this year.
I really want to just fix some people's brains and get some information about what other aspects of Okta are out there that we're not leveraging, what are the things we could potentially use in our business. We also provide business to a lot of clients and what we could potentially leverage into our clients as well.
Okta is an awesome company. I've implemented at a couple of other companies in this conference, it's real fun, and you get to learn a lot and network with a lot of cool people in the community.
Oktane is Epic.
It's a lot.
Very big. Just big.
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back Ryan Carlson.
Ryan Carlson: Good morning. It's great to see everybody back, packed house. How was the party last night? Brand new venue for us to hold the expanded crowd, and we're really excited with that party. There was one part that was pretty interesting. Mark McGrath the lead singer of Sugar Ray, did you see when he was serenading that person? I thought that was pretty interesting. I don't know the story about that, actually I do know the story about that, but I can't tell you. I thought that was the highlight of the party. Before we have another jam packed keynote for you, and before we get started, I wanted to give you an update on what we mentioned yesterday. We are donating 10,000 dollars to Team Rubicon, but we're also matching your donations, and I'm super excited to say that already in less than one day, you guys have donated 8,000 dollars, and we're matching that. So thank you for that.
But that also means, there's 2,000 dollars more. And so in your Oktane 17 mobile app, you'll find the link to donate. Please go do that, we'll match up to 10,000 dollars. We want to help everybody in Team Rubicon who's helping everybody in Houston. The theme for Oktane is all you and never is that theme more appropriate than on our day two keynote, which is really about all you, our customers. We talked yesterday about the Okta identity cloud, and all the ways that we've enhanced it. And today, we're going to talk about all the different ways that our technology helps customers like yourselves become successful. And there is no better way to introduce our keynote speaker than that. I mentioned that Todd co-founded Okta nearly a decade ago, and has led to this movement and this moment here. He co-founded the company with Frederick Kerrest, our Chief Operating Officer.
The COO title means different things at different companies, and at our company, you can't overstate the impact that Freddy has had. He does so much for our employees and for our customers. Okta would certainly not be the company it is without Frederick Kerrest. And I'm excited to introduce him to this stage: Freddy.
Freddy Kerrest: Good morning. It is great to be here with you all. I'm very, very excited. How's everyone doing today? How about this? Good morning. [crosstalk 00:04:41] There you go. All right. This is great to be here with you all, kicking off day three of Oktane 17. It's a very exciting few days for us. I know, I speak on behalf of the entire Okta team when I say that. We get to spend a few quality days with all of you. And so, I want to start by saying thank you. I want to thank everyone here in the audience, our customers, our partners, our prospects, our employees, our investors.
None of this would be possible without all of you. And I know that you have very busy schedules, agendas, you have a lot going on. So taking time out of your schedules to come and spend some time here, I hope it's very valuable. I hope you've gotten a lot out of the last couple of days. We have an action packed agenda for you today, which we're very excited to kick off here this morning, and hopefully, you walk out of Oktane 17 understanding a little more about the company, the platform, the products, but also the other customers. Hopefully, you made some good connections with other folks in your industry, peers of yours when it comes to your title, your job function, your role where you can share some of your experiences as you go forward.
We're very, very fortunate and we'll talk more about it today. We get to work with thousands of the most innovative organizations in the world, very forward thinking companies, who are all represented here. And so, you're all pushing the boundary. And so, hopefully you made some good connections that you'll be able to take back to your organizations and move them forward as well. Yesterday, we talked here on the main stage about how identity needs to be elevated, as its own independent and neutral platform, and how we've evolved the Okta identity cloud to be the linchpin that securely connects all of your people, and all the employees, and customers and partners with an increasingly diverse and proliferated set of technologies that you're using inside your organizations.
Today, This morning we're going to leave our world, we're going to leave Okta's world, and we're going to focus on you, the customer, and we're going to talk throughout this session and throughout the day about the impact that technology has for you all, connecting people with technology and helping move your organizations forward. Our vision is to enable any organization to use any technology, and we believe that this is a powerful vision, because technology is fundamentally changing the world around us. Technology changes how elected officials engage with their constituents, how doctors and hospitals deliver healthcare, and how the world combats poverty.
Today, revolutions are started and wars are waged leveraging technology. Now, across the public, private and non-profit sectors, empowering people with technology in critical ways is one of the major initiatives that you see happening today. Consider the US government and the hot topic of immigration. The government is trying to process seven million green cards this year, a throughput and scale that is just simply not possible with yesteryear's technology, that requires modern solutions. Think about businesses like the health care industry or emergency medical services. Imagine that you're unfortunately in a car accident or have a heart attack, a critical medical situation and you're rushed to the emergency room.
A doctor's ability to know as much as they can about your health history could very well be the difference between life and death. And finally, take the nonprofit world, and the crises that unfortunately seem to headline the news on a daily basis. Technology makes it possible to rescue more survivors of natural disasters like what's unfortunately happening in the [inaudible 00:08:42] area in the United States this week, to drive down the childhood mortality rate across the developing world, and to provide identity to displaced refugees. Those are just some of the reasons that I am passionate about the work that we do at Okta, and I know that I speak on behalf of the entire Okta family, when I say that this is what gets us fired up to come to work every day. Let's take a walk down memory lane and look at the most valuable companies by market cap over the last 40 years as an example. We'll start in 1980. Oil dominates. IBM is the only technology company in the top five. Apple incidentally, for those you who may or may not remember, went public on December 12th, 1980, 22 dollars a share.
This is pre many, many splits. 1.7 billion dollar market cap. Yesterday, for those of you who were fortunate enough to join the afternoon Super Session, you heard from Reshma Saujani who talked about the early 80s, and little boys running around with Macintosh computers. I happened to be one of those little boys running around with a Macintosh computer and I am still frequently, thank my parents. In 1982, they put an Apple II Plus in my bedroom. Now, I don't know, for those of you who remember, an Apple II Plus, first of all five and a quarter inch floppy disks. Okay?
People, yeah, there you go, woo. How about five and a quarter inch floppy disks? But how about this? The Apple II Plus did not have enough RAM to boot itself. So you literally ... You're joking, but I remember my first experiences were like turning the computer on, nothing happened. Turning the computer on, nothing happened. You had to put in a floppy disk, so that it could boot itself and get going. Things have changed a little bit.
Apple today, I didn't check this morning but market cap north of 800 billion dollars, as a side note, for those who are still not sure whether mobile is a fad or a real business. All right. 1990, more oil, and some cigarettes. 2000, the height of the dotcom boom. Trade out your IBM mainframe and buy yourself some Cisco routers. I don't know, if that was for the mainframe or the router. Mainframe, all right. There you go. Mainframe. I'm here for mainframes. All right. Only here in Vegas. Okay.
Back to our program. 2010, Exxon is still dominating, Apple and Microsoft are now on the podium. These five companies are worth 1.3 trillion dollars of combined market cap. All right, now, let's fast forward to today. Not even 10 years, seven years. What happens?
No oil, no cigarettes. All software. These five companies have a combined market cap of 3 trillion dollars today. Okay? Now, why is that? Why are these companies so valuable? Well, they're all software companies. They're all technology companies. They're also all platform companies. They are entire ecosystems of new technologies and new companies built on their platforms. Think about what the world would be like if there were no Apple App Store or Amazon Marketplace. And what does this say about the world in which we live? It says that technology is ingrained in our lives at every level.
Now, for everyone in this room, we see that this is really taking shape in terms of what you're working on, specifically in your businesses? And I have the best job in Okta. I get to come up here on stage every year and speak with you all and thank you, and let you know how fortunate we all are and feel to be working with all of you, by the very nature of what we do, connecting people and technology, we get to work with thousands of the most innovative and forward thinking organizations in the world. Personally, I get to meet with hundreds of you every year. I get to speak with many, many of you and I've seen consistent patterns in what you're trying to accomplish, which typically falls in these eight categories.
I believe that everyone in this room can identify with some subset of this list. You're all facing one or more of these challenges. But at Okta internally, we don't talk about challenges. We talk about opportunities, because we're an enabling company.
So for example, we're enabling the NASDAQ stock exchange to modernize enterprise IT. Their challenge is that markets are moving faster than technology, and their opportunity is to leapfrog the competition and bring FinTech to the club.
ThoughtWorks. ThoughtWorks is a global technology consultancy that helps companies invent what's next and bring it to life using technology. Their challenge is to enable their employees to use hundreds of applications seamlessly and their opportunity is to empower their people to get more work done faster.
Envision healthcare. They provide physician led outsourced medical services. Their challenge is that they've made 20 acquisitions in the last two years. And with each acquisition, as many of you know well, comes a new set of IT technologies and infrastructure that has to be rationalized and centralized. Their opportunity is to connect all of their new people, new organizations, and to roll out these enterprise applications at scale around the globe as quickly as possible.
Massdrop. Massdrop creates high quality custom gear apparel and products inspired and designed by their online communities. Their challenge is to build an online brand and scale a brand new company efficiently and effectively. Their opportunity? Well, really, they're living the IT dream, zero on-prem infrastructure, running entirely securely in the cloud. Same as Okta IT, I might add. My oh my, how the IT tides have turned. Suddenly, the younger organizations are the envy of the large enterprise.
MGM Resorts International, owners of the Aria, where we're fortunate to be here today and about 20 other properties throughout Las Vegas and around the world. Their challenge is to drive deeper customer loyalty, to compete and dominate in the entertainment and hospitality industries. And their opportunity is to maintain security and enable a new level of personalization at every touch point. When you enter, the facility, the hotel and check in, you're in room experience, and when you're out in the town, MGM wants your M life experience to be unlike any other.
Discovery Communications, a mass media company, great content across platforms. They recently secured the rights to broadcast the Olympics for the next six years. Their challenge is collaboration, collaboration across their employees, their contractors, their partners, 85 offices, 35 countries. And the opportunity is to get those groups to interact together more quickly, more seamlessly. It's essential to their success.
Team Rubicon, you've heard a little about them over the last two days. We've been very fortunate. Personally, I'm very, very proud of the work that we do with Team Rubicon and their entire organization, an organization that was born out of the horrendous earthquake in Haiti in 2010. They combined the skills and experience of military veterans and first responders. Their challenge is to rapidly deploy emergency response teams and enable their global volunteer forces in a mobile way. And their opportunity is more impact.
And finally, Funding Circle, one of the largest net lenders to small businesses in the United Kingdom. Their challenge is to protect their customer data. And this is a challenge, frankly, that every company operating online today understands and the opportunity is to build an awesome experience for those customers while keeping that in mind. So if you take a step back, and you think about the eight big categories that we just walked through, these opportunities fall into three broader initiatives inside your organizations today.
You're looking to reduce the IT costs while increasing operational efficiency. You're looking to accelerate your business. And you're looking to increase security. Now, the opportunities I covered, I think that we can all agree, this last one, protecting against data breaches is the one that is or should be on everyone's mind. Because without security, none of the rest of your other efforts matter. And when every company becomes a technology company, unfortunately, every company can be breached. Now, it's a reality that we all have to manage. And it's a top concern for very good reason, because cyber security has evolved from vandalism to theft to war. Cyber crime today is global. It's highly organized, automated and more sophisticated than ever. Almost 1800 publicly recorded breaches last year, 1.4 billion data records compromised, costing organizations millions of dollars for each breach in hard cost. Not to mention potential impacts to brand, reputation and the like, and four out of every five of these breaches is caused by weak or stolen credentials.
Now, if one thing is clear, it's that the security stack as we once knew it has to evolve. It has to evolve to accommodate the changing threat landscape that's out there. And Okta does this at the identity level. Today, I'm excited to announce a new and deeper partnership with our friends at Palo Alto Networks, and we are working more than ever with them to build deeper identity, authentication, and security automation right into the corporate network. I'll tell you a little bit more about what I mean. We already have a secure, unique integration, that can prompt the user for multifactor authentication when the user logs on to the network or further fine tune the policies and ask them for step-up MFA, when they're accessing specific resources, maybe high-risk resources.
We're taken out to the next level, and Okta and Palo Alto Networks are now doing full threat remediation. How many Palo Alto Networks customers are in the room? There you go. This all applies to you. You can start using it today. If the Palo Alto security platform detects a suspicious or malicious user, the platform can automatically and seamlessly communicate with Okta and let us know, and we can take that user either put that user in a high security group, or instantly suspend the user from further activity. In threat situations, it's the speed of response that can make the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful attack, and increased automation is key. As the threat landscape continues to grow and evolve, security teams need more efficient ways to take action against suspicious and malicious users. This is just another example of us that Okta continuing to work more with the vendors and the partners that ready know and trust to build new processes and new workflows for you. By teaming up ... Thank you.
By teaming up with Palo Alto Networks ... I just want to note that I think that was almost as much applause as for the mainframe. Okay. By teaming up with Palo Alto Networks Okta is helping our customers automate and heighten their security posture in a growing IT threat environment. Before modern security companies like Okta and Palo Alto Networks existed, you had to compromise, you could either enhance the end-user experience and reduce security or you could do the opposite. You could increase security and slam the end user experience. We founded Okta to do both: to increase the end user experience, and enhance your security posture, because we're an enabling technology company; we're an enabling platform. We're enhancing security, decreasing IT's costs and also helping you accelerate your business. So next, we're going to hear from three companies who are doing all of the above, who are looking to you increase their operational efficiency, reducing their costs, they're accelerating their business, they're enhancing their security posture, and by doing all the things, they're disrupting and transforming massive industries, specifically healthcare, energy and media as a result.
Ben Haines: Oath is a combination of AOL and Yahoo. As a subsidiary of Verizon we serve over a billion customers across the globe. Our mission is to build brands people love. We have an extremely competitive environment that we're working on globally. The challenges we have at Oath are perfectly matched with the opportunities within technology. We're pushing the envelope to make sure that everyone's as productive as they can be using the most advanced technologies available.
Mike Towers: Allergan is a pharmaceutical company. The mission is to improve life in [inaudible 00:23:21] therapeutic areas that we have, find novel new medicines. Being an international company we're very heavily regulated from a data privacy perspective. My vision and hope from a security perspective was that my team working with my business constituents could make it as easy as possible to do the secure thing, making sure our patients feel safe doing business with Allergan and trusting us with their information if they had to register any data with us.
Mark Trout: At Vivint Solar, we're really excited to be in the renewable space. We're one of the top three residential solar integrators in the country. One of our key strategies in the technology space is to be 100 percent in the cloud. It really is something that allows us the speed, to develop, release and roll out to our employees across the country very, very rapidly.
Freddy Kerrest: So please join me in welcoming to this stage. Mike Towers from Allergan, Ben Haines from Oath, and Mark Trout from Vivint Solar, gentlemen ... Good morning. Nice to see you. Ben, nice to see you. I just want to note that you haven't even said a word and you already got a massive applause. You realize that?
Ben Haines: More than the mainframe?
Freddy Kerrest: That was definitely more than the mainframe. Even more than me. I'm kind of upset about that. Okay, anyway let's start, please. We heard a little about your organizations. Maybe introduce yourselves briefly, your roles and kind of what you do at your organizations. Mike we'll start with you.
Mike Towers: Sure. So as you saw in the video, at Allergan, as a pharmaceutical company, we tend to focus more on our brands, so maybe folks aren't familiar with the name of the company, but we're in the business of eye care, dermatology, neurology and a few of you probably know our biggest brand, which is Botox.
Freddy Kerrest: Botox.
Mike Towers: And my job is to protect the intellectual property behind the products, as well as the patient data, the partner data, and the employee data if you will, and all the digital assets within Allergan.
Freddy Kerrest: Great. Mr. Haines.
Ben Haines: Yes. Oath, we're about nine weeks old, so very new. It's basically bringing together Yahoo and AOL, and yeah, we got some crazy brands like Yahoo Mail and AOL Mail, Huffington Post, Tech Crunch. My role as Chief Information Officer is right now just make all this work and then get the company moving as quick as we can.
Freddy Kerrest: Great.
Mark Trout: Mark Trout, the CIO and CTO for Vivint Solar. Residential solar as the video said. But a couple of unique things about us is, we're really about home energy management, and giving you as consumers control over your home energy, and we exist with about 5000 employees 80 percent of which are mobile, kind of unique.
Freddy Kerrest: We're going to talk a little about that, so rapidly changing all your industries diverse industries. A lot of things going on. I know M&A is one of them. I know, Mike, you and I have talked about this extensively. You've done something like 13 in the last 12 months. The numbers go up from there. Maybe talk a little bit about that as you know, certainly a challenge, when it comes to someone in your role, but also the opportunity that creates for your organization.
Mike Towers: Yeah. Anybody who's been through an M&A knows, it's a little bit of a nervous time for a lot of the employees that are impacted. And from a business perspective you want to leverage the assets you've acquired as quickly and seamlessly as possible. The identity and access management piece of getting people access across the company boundaries to each other's systems is critical. You want to be able to leverage the assets quickly. You want to be able to connect to people, and it's actually a really good culture improvement, because it starts to make the acquired company feel part of a bigger team quickly. It also allows the acquirer to leverage the assets more quickly, so it's a very, very important, and frankly one of the things that we use Okta heavily to enable.
Freddy Kerrest: Ben, all you had to do wasn't really that complicated just M&A of 50 organizations in one day, is that right?
Ben Haines: Yeah.
Freddy Kerrest: Pretty straightforward.
Ben Haines: Pretty straightforward. We had 15,000 employees and our foundation was identity, and so we had to think how do we get these people working quickly in a secure way. And the M&A wallets, it's tough. It actually gives you a huge opportunity to look at everything you've got. And we were able to shut down, eventually we'll shut down to legacy on-prem identity systems. We moved to Okta in roughly six weeks, and that's we can start a new company in this new environment and get everyone productive.
Freddy Kerrest: Now you've had the opportunity to start a new company as well basically.
Mark Trout: Yeah. Basically.
Freddy Kerrest: A little longer than nine months ago. But also very dynamic energy market. Maybe talk a little about that. And frankly, I think an opportunity a lot of people would love to have, which is starting with a blank slate.
Mark Trout: Yeah we were spun out of a parent company in 2014 and really got to pick our own architecture. So we left an on-prem architecture. We focused 100 percent on the cloud. And actually the first three big decisions we made in the IT space were Google Apps, Okta, and Workday. So you can see, we started off with identity right out of the chute.
Freddy Kerrest: If you think a little bit about operational efficiency, internal IT productivity, we're going to talk also a little bit about digital transformation, which ... It's unbelievable that I'm using the term, because it's one of the terms that I really just cannot stand. But it was written into the script, so I don't have a choice. It's kind of like IoT, one of those things that is just ... It's amazing that it's in the news every day. But we're going to use it, so digital transformation means a lot of different things to a lot of different people.
You know, one thing is really about accelerating business. And when you think about accelerating business in the digital world, you think about, kind of where you guys came from, Mike, and I think you guys were really in the atoms world, so moving to the bits world, how has the opportunity to do more business digitally helped you move your business forward?
Mike Towers: Yes so in the healthcare space specifically pharma and life sciences, it's been an interesting transition. And I think, frankly, all of the companies in that area are going through this transition, where you're migrating from medication and treatment focus, which are obviously still critically important, but move into an overall health management focus, and obviously health management carries with it a significant digital opportunity, whether it's reminders to take the medicine at the right time. Almost looking at a portfolio of your health history, and then even allowing medical devices that people need to improve or deal with some symptoms of some chronic conditions, but allowing to use the kind of things that they're used to in their personal lives, so we have a device for example called TrueTear, which is a natural tear duct stimulator for people with dry eye. And we by design, wanted to mimic thE FitBit experience, so you can control it through your iPhone, so all that obviously is a technological-
Freddy Kerrest: So is it important to have a lot of security when I can control the tearing in your eyes?
Mike Towers: Yeah. It's not as bad as the Homeland pacemaker, but it's still important, and the integrity of those devices is as critical, and as the industry moves toward medical devices, that becomes ... for those of us with better security for a while the CIA triad the eye never got the attention it deserves. Well now with the medical devices, integrity of the data is very, very important.
Freddy Kerrest: Yeah, that could be a great party trick. Watch I'm going to make Mike start crying. All right. Ben, Digital Transformation doesn't mean anything, you're a digital company.
Ben Haines: Yeah.
Freddy Kerrest: You're like me. High five. You don't like the...
Ben Haines: Totally. When you brought that up and I'm not talking transformation. It is about optimization.
Freddy Kerrest: Optimization.
Ben Haines: And it's really important when you're a global company and you know, a lot of that business is mobile. We've got to get the company mobile. And how do we optimize and all these back office processes? When I came in, someone would print something as was like, "Can you sign this?" I'm like, "No. Give me Docusign. Let's get it behind Okta, let's do that." And so it really is how do we get everything digital so we can get on with business.
Freddy Kerrest: So you talked about mobile too. You mentioned when you started, 80 percent of your workforce is mobile and it's not even laptops.
Mark Trout: It's not even laptops. No, in fact they don't have laptops. Not only is it mobile, it's a bring your own device. We've got to manage the applications to keep them current. We've got to manage that versions of the software that are out there on the devices and really, trying to keep that all together with the profile, the user is just a key thing for us. The speed with which our business and our industry is evolving also is one of the key things and we're not to use the transformation, because we're not transforming, we're developing, we're defining the industry, and it's super rapid for us partners. You know like your home energy management, all the electric vehicles, integrating all of that with your solar system, things that we weren't even discussing years ago, even months ago.
Freddy Kerrest: And then, I know that the interaction with your customers, that's also a sustainable competitive differentiator, right, for you?
Mark Trout: Yeah, absolutely. The need that the customers are driving to understand what's going on with their home energy is rapidly growing fast. We're really excited with your API platform, and all the things it's allowing us to do with our partners, that we're integrating for the customers.
Freddy Kerrest: And security also a key point in that, right?
Mark Trout: Absolutely.
Freddy Kerrest: Because for you when you think about value, you think about your business, you think about what's going on, you think about people interacting with their-
Mark Trout: With their devices?
Freddy Kerrest: Yeah.
Mark Trout: You know there's a lot of personally identifiable information that can come from what you're doing in your house. As simple as your thermostats going on and off, that means your home. If it's not going on and off, you're probably gone. So there's a lot of privacy information out there, and so keeping that secure, not only for the customer and providing them access, but also secure within the infrastructure is really key.
Freddy Kerrest: Yeah. And I know Ben, when you thought about, "Okay, how am I going to put all this infrastructure together at this brand new company?", you said you know security and identity are paramount.
Ben Haines: Yeah, absolutely. And so we started very quickly with a unified Workday moving in about four weeks linked that to Okta. So the only way you can get access to the new Oath world is through workday, Okta. We then layer in Duo so we get another factor and we start spreading the risk as well across, but we have to. We're really moving from the BYOD space. Can we can we really trust the device anymore? And what can we get on that device, and I understand the posture of that device but the identity is actually more critical.
Freddy Kerrest: That makes a lot of sense. We've got to get you off that dual thing. You know that, right?
Ben Haines: Yeah. You know it is about spreading risk.
Freddy Kerrest: I understand, but now that it's free with SSL?
Ben Haines: Yeah.
Freddy Kerrest: We'll talk about that offstage. Nothing like you and me and sharing it with 2500 of our closest friends. Mike, I know that through you mentioned when you started M&A security is key, right? The access is key to what you're doing because obviously not only highly regulated, but there's also a lot of very confidential PII in there and there's a lot of critical assets for your organization that are shared digitally.
Mike Towers: Yeah. Actually, with all the acquisitions that we've done, we were in a period where we had six or seven HR systems, a dozen systems to bring in contingent workers, that was just to the point where picking and migrating bits and pieces became a non-starter. We basically focused on the basics and almost build it from the ground up. So similarly we're Workday service now, Okta cloud based to drive the onboarding experience as well as access experience. And a lot of people in security I think, probably came up through IT, and as you said before in your intro, the balance of control and enablement is always a challenge, and I don't think that is anywhere more apparent than in the identity and access management space, because there's constantly service level drivers to grant access.
Business complains, they don't have access, but we have a control responsibility as well. And quite simply, we treat identity as your bridge between the person who you are the role you provide, and what you need digitally. So all that goes through an Okta backbone, and it's critically important. And we have a model that if we believe that people are actively trying to go around it, it's not an effective security control. We want to make sure that it's easy to do the secure thinking. That's basically what we're trying to do.
Freddy Kerrest: Yeah and that's a pretty quick change not only for you but for your organization. I remember when we first met an activist was buying Allergan. You had a lot of on-prem infrastructure.
Mike Towers: Correct.
Freddy Kerrest: And now we hear you talk about it, it's like the whole thing's cloud first. I know, you're also driving NH-ISAC, which means we can talk a little about your industry. These are pretty big changes in like three years.
Mike Towers: Yes. And health care as an industry, I'm sure we all know, it's quite conservative when it comes to these things but the independentce, if you will, of the cloud is a critical requirement for a company as flexible as we are.
Freddy Kerrest: Yeah.
Mike Towers: We can't afford to stitch together things that are on premise across the board, because there's too many moving parts. So being in a cloud is important and the whole environment of identity and access management and enabling your experience with health care is something that the industry as a whole has to address, and something that the NH-ISAC is working really, really hard, and we believe the backbone of that is identity as well. Healthcare is an ecosystem. There's doctors, there's patients, there's clinicians, there's hospitals, there's insurance, and then there's a lot of life sciences companies producing medicines and medical devices.
All that need to be able to work together to make your health management experience something that's more seamless and frankly, a lot easier than it is today. Different hospitals have different systems. And if you move, to your point before about not having access to something. If you're at a state and in an accident anything like that can really, really improve if we get a common identity core.
Freddy Kerrest: Yeah. Gentlemen, well, thank you very much for coming out here and sharing some of your stories. Thank you very much for your partnership and support. We greatly appreciate it. Please join me in a big thank you to our panelists here today. Thanks, Mark. Thanks, Ben. Thanks, Mike. I appreciate it.
Well, if you ask any of the customers obviously, who've been up on the main stage over the last couple days or many of you here in the audience, I believe that hopefully, you'll hear the refrain that we at Okta, we put the customer first. We focus on ensuring that our customers are successful with the services that we provide. When we started this company 10 years ago or almost 10 years ago, a number of people came and told us, we're not sure that you should start an identity company. And I said, "Well, why is that?" And they said, "Well, historically, in enterprise IT and particularly in identity management, traditional vendors have not done a very good job of making their customers successful.
I said okay, and they said, "You know, you and Todd seem like decent guys. You're not great guys, but you're decent guys. And you seem to have okay reputations. So we wouldn't want them to get tarnished or sullied. And you know we talked about that and as an entrepreneur you say well that's great. Everyone says this is not a good idea." That means it's probably a good idea.
So we when we started the company it was pretty easy, because you have an organization. They're all one team sitting in one room in one office working together. You have a set of customers. You know them all individually by name, and you can do what I would call almost unnatural acts to make those customers successful. And it's very important, because first of all, it's great for your internal culture to understand the focus on putting the customer first.
Second of all, when you're building a brand new product, a brand new infrastructure, it's one thing to have a customer to say, "Yeah, I'm going to use it", but it's another thing to really get that customer up and running fully implemented. And when you do when you go through those processes, you really learn a lot as a company not only about how you should operate, but about how you can make your products better. It was something we were really focused on.
And then third of all, it builds very good relationships and that's why, again, I thank you all for coming and it's such a great few days for us as a company, for me personally to see so many of you, many of whom like the gentlemen up here, I've gotten to know for many, many years and some of you who are brand new to the ecosystem, and who were very fortunate to have here with us.
So we are at Okta maniacal about protecting the customer. So much so, that when I'm fortunate enough to be in our headquarters in San Francisco, I literally see the term protect the customer on the stairs on the way to my desk every day. It's something that we're very proud of, that we're very focused on. We think we're pretty good. We're not perfect. There's always room for improvement, but we think we're pretty good. We want to talk with you a little more about that in detail now. Let's watch a quick video to get started.
Video: Customer Success is my team's core value and so mission. Every day hundreds of Okta's people bring deep identity access management experience and expertise directly to where it matters most: you. Partner with Okta's customer first team and we'll stand and do right by every step of your identity journey.
Video: Okta is a cornerstone of our digital transformation strategy. In order for any enterprise to build and grow at scale and move quickly, we had to have a single place that would be a source of truth for all identities and all single sign on services. That's why Okta really became...
Ralph Loura: I have been a serial Okta customer. First, when I was CIO at the Clorox company and now Rodan + Fields it's the heart of our identity solution for our field based consultants. I have a quarter of a million consultants who need access to our platforms and Okta stood out, not because their solution was different, but because their people were different. One of the interesting things about working with Okta is their CSM means I have an extended team member who understands me, my architecture, my needs and has a voice for me at Okta corporate.
Video: The partnership we're able to build with coordination between other vendors other SaaS providers, on premise systems and with Okta it's really, "How we can be successful in the future?"
Video: Ladies and gentlemen please welcome senior vice president customer first, Eric Kelleher.
Eric Kelleher: Good morning, and thanks for joining us all here today. I'm here to talk a little bit about how we view customer success and what customer success means to Okta. You heard some of our customers talk about their experience with other vendors and I want to spend just a few moments describing Okta's approach to customer success and what it means to protect the customer in the eyes of Freddy. In the Identity as a Service space, and frankly, in the service space, software as a service, platform as a service, when vendors talk about customer success, they generally mean, "Are you using their products? And how many of their products are they're using? And how many more products are you buying?" As the theme of Oktane 17 really shows, for us success is all about you, and it's about your transformation and it's about your business objectives and your business outcomes.
And what's top of mind for us is, are we doing everything we can to partner with you, and enable you to ensure that you're achieving those goals and those objectives. So customer success to us is about what it means to you.
The way that we think about approaching that is through four basic pillars. The first is what we describe as learning. And our goal is to ensure that we provide the resources and the tools and the self-paced and classroom educational materials to ensure that all of you are able to learn everything you need to know to set yourselves up for success, to design an effective architecture, to plot your roadmap for your identity journey, and ensure you make smart decisions now to set you up for immediate, and long term success as well. We support those learning courses with a set of Okta industry credentials, which we introduced last year.
I'll talk about that in just one moment. The next focus is on deployment, and ensuring that you've got the resources that you need available to help you stand up your first integrations, and deploy your first application successfully, as you're deploying your architecture. We do that through our own expert services organization, as well as with our community of Okta certified partners, many of whom are here with us today, and you've been working with throughout the conference. We support them next with our investment in adoption and ensuring that through your success management, and your support experience, you've got access to the resources that you need to use the products that you're subscribing to, and to help you accelerate your journey through growth as well. Globally, we're supported by a team of identity experts within Okta. Our customer first organization is hundreds of people today supported by hundreds more of folks in our Okta certified partner community, who are here to take their experience and their thousands of years of experience combined in identity deployments and complex architectures and enterprise deployments in software as a service architectures to allow you to be successful in your adventure.
I want to highlight that I saw on the screen a few moments ago that we've had several dozen people joining our Okta certified community here at the conference. In fact, if I can ask for those of you in the room who earned your first Okta certification or an add-on Okta certification here at the conference, can you please stand up for a moment and be recognized? Thank you. Please stay standing for just one moment. We're really excited to welcome you to the community.
Community may now extend this for any of you that are here in the audience from our customers, from Okta customer first, from our partners who are currently a credentialed Okta certified resource either admin or a professional consultant. Can you please also stand and be recognized as part of this global community for us?
It's awesome. Thank you so much. Thank you for making that investment. We know that it's setting yourselves up for success to ensure your team is fully educated on the capabilities of the platform and that you're able to keep pace with the innovation that we're bringing out as well. So thank you for being part of that team. We talked about success and business outcomes and what it means to different companies in different industries, and you've heard throughout this conference both on stage and at our various breakout sessions.
What the identity journey looks like for a number of you that are here in attendance, and what your firms are grappling with. Megan Smith talked earlier about the federal government and the focus on modernizing IT, and how we're bringing tech into government. Freddy talked about the importance of agility and adaptability for companies that are transforming their footprint from on-premise to the cloud and ensuring that they're making investments to be successful with that journey. For us today, we're going to talk for a moment about an example in healthcare where often the objective is about transforming patient care, transforming quality of life for patient care and to talk about that, please join me in welcoming on stage the Chief Digital Officer of Dignity Health Dr. Shez Partovi. Thanks for joining us.
Shez Partovi: Thanks for having me.
Eric Kelleher: So before we get started talking about Okta specifically, I think it would be helpful for you to introduce yourself and the work that you're doing at Dignity Health.
Shez Partovi: Sure. My name is Shez Partovi. I'm a physician. I'm the Chief Digital Officer for Dignity Health. Dignity Health is the fifth largest not for profit health system the United States. It's the largest one in California with about 6000 employees and 12000 physicians across roughly 20 states where we have points of care. And in my role as chief digital officer, we basically put together a strategy to disrupt from within to create intensely positive and personal digital experience for our patients and consumers. We essentially put a digital startup inside Dignity Health, the healthy Office of Digital. Put together a team of 50 rockstar employees to essentially do a digital startup inside of Dignity Health.
Eric Kelleher: It's pretty amazing. And as the Chief Digital Officer, and we talked about the importance of the identity journey for you. Can you share some examples of some of the initiatives that you have underway in order to affect this vision?
Shez Partovi: Sure. We looked at this digital strategy in three lenses. I think it was three concentric circles. The innermost is sort of the business to employee and we talked about optimizing the employee experience. Then if you go out one ring, it's the business to business, and in our world our, we don't employ all physicians. Physicians in the community are the businesses with whom we do partner transactions, so business to businesses is really business to provider. And the third outer ring is really B2C, business to consumer to patients. In the Office of Digital Digney health, we really start from the outside in starting to transform the way in which we connect with our patients and consumers. And in that regard two threads of work for B2C strategy that involved Okta at its core really, one is our digital front door and the other is digital therapeutics.
And just briefly, digital front door is essentially how we connect and engage with consumers and patients, how they find our services, how they book online appointments, how they get access to their medical records, how they have video visits. All those are convenience improving quality reducing cost and access. That's the digital front door portion. And of course, if you think of it that for us, Okta is the key that opens that front door. All of this is based on identity. You have to know who you are opening the door to. And then if you move to Digital Therapeutics, which is again, one of those buzzwords, but to break it down, it's basically prescribing software to patients, or prescribing connected devices, the so-called IoT. And in that regard, if you go to the pharmacy today, they verify your identity before they give you medication.
And so, for us as well, to be able to prescribe software and prescribe connected devices, we have to know the identity of the individuals, and when the data comes back in from the software with the connected device, we have to know that it was from the right person. And so again, identity and Okta was the key part of both the digital front door and digital therapeutics. And we can talk about an example of that if you want to.
Eric Kelleher: Yeah, it's pretty amazing and we talk about transformation and the journey that you're on understanding the significant changes in the industry that are coming forward are pretty remarkable. You and I had an opportunity to speak earlier about one of the examples of the things that you're doing in the Internet of Things, in IoT, it'd be great to maybe share that with the audience [crosstalk 00:50:07] resonate.
Shez Partovi: You know, what are the things, and I see the picture up on that on the wall here. We basically digitally enabled and connected inhalers, so that when kids were using, with a partner of ours, when kids are using their inhaler with the actual dose or the rescue dose, we would know, but what we were able to is predict when kids were going to get sick and end up in the emergency department. And so, over the course of one year by actually monitoring kids as they were using their inhalers, we were able to intervene and call the mom or dad and say, "Junior is not doing well, you need to bring him in." So over the course of a year, we eliminated 100 percent of hospitalizations in that 500 child cohort. Thank you.
Eric Kelleher: I agree.
Shez Partovi: They had 64 percent less emergency department visits and appropriately, if you don't get hospitalized, and you don't have an emergency department visit, where are you're getting care. They had about 60 percent more ambulatory regular office visits, which is, the whole purpose of this is to intervene early, take them out of the emergency department, take them out of the hospitalization, and bring them for regular visits, so we'd call mom and dad and say, you'll need to come in. We know they're not doing well, and then take care of them, so that of course was behind an identity.
Eric Kelleher: I understand. Such an awesome story. Not only for the impact on reducing hospital visits, but the predictive analytics that allow parents of children who are suffering with this disorder, being able to help them identify when there is trending data that suggests that an attack is imminent, I think, it is just remarkable. As a parent myself, who has friends, who have children struggle with their inhalers and not knowing the uncertainty of that, it's pretty remarkable to hear how you're using these initiatives to transform that experience. That's fantastic. It's great. So turning this to the partnership with Okta, and as you're mapping out this journey for Dignity health care, how have we helped you. And what has been successful for you, and more importantly, as you look forward, how can we help you continue this mission?
Shez Partovi: Very well, you know, I heard the reference to a transformation was optimization. I would say that in healthcare essentially it's like using a rotary phone. You really can't optimize that rotary phone. You need to transform the rotary phone, and so in healthcare we're actually we have to transform, because we're still the rotary phone level, and it is not an app you can download. Transformation or digital strategy is not an app you download from the App Store.
It's really a team sport, and so Okta was part of that team about a year and a half ago. Now when we really began this journey, we met with the Okta engineering team with their architecture and we actually really built our digital tools in order to ensure that an Okta was a key part of helping us and should identity and this core is managed well. And so they were there from the ground level to make sure that we don't end up going ... So it was I mean we're not a software company we're a healthcare company, and so having Okta to be there at the very early stages with our team was critical to make sure we're on the straight and narrow and we talk about one patient one team and Okta was part of that one patient one team concept.
Eric Kelleher: That's fantastic and this event as we've talked about is all about taking those successes and amplifying them out through all the customers who are in attendance and all the partners are here as well, so we really appreciate you coming in to share that story with us today. Before I turn it back over to Freddy, can we all please thank Dr. Partovi for joining and sharing his story.
Shez Partovi: Thanks a lot.
Freddy Kerrest: Thank you very much Dr. Partovi and Dignity health. We're very fortunate to be working with you all. So the titans of the past built the railroads and created the steel industries. And you know their names: Carnegie and Vanderbilt, because of what they did philanthropically with their fortunes thereafter. Today's titans are technologists and 50 years from now, folks will know the names Gates and Zuckerberg not only for the great technology companies that they created, but also because of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. One of the most powerful things that I read over the last year was Bill and Melinda Gates's open letter to Warren Buffett thanking him for donating the bulk of his fortune to their foundation. In that letter they called it "the biggest single gift anyone ever gave anybody for anything."
A couple of other highlights from that letter that I want to share with you this morning that I thought were particularly powerful, in the last 27 years thanks to the work of their foundation a 122 million children's lives have been saved. In the last 17 years, 580 million children have gotten vaccinated, who otherwise would not have, and for every dollar spent on vaccines, the world recoups 44 dollars in economic benefit. We're now going to play a short video and then hear from someone who incidentally spends a lot of time and focus on increasing the number of vaccinated children in the world.
Video: Gavi really is unique in that we have a mission, which is about saving children's lives. We do that through making sure that vaccines and immunization practices are available in the world's most developing countries. As of 2015, Gavi and our partners have immunized over 500 million kids through our efforts. By 2020, we expect to immunize another 300 million kids. It's a great organization that is really leveraging innovative technology to deliver on the mission.
Freddy Kerrest: So with that, please join me in welcoming David Nix, Chief Knowledge Officer of Gavi to the stage. David.
Dave Nix: Thank you.
Freddy Kerrest: That was definitely more applause than the mainframe. I just want you know since that's a new bar that we're measuring everyone against.
Dave Nix: Excellent.
Freddy Kerrest: Someone likes the mainframe. So maybe for the audience, introduce yourself briefly, your role, chief knowledge officer. First time we've had as chief knowledge officer here on the stage, what that means and what you do at Gavi.
Dave Nix: Sure. So Gavi is an international organization started by the Gates Foundation and 2000 to immunize kids and save them from diseases that we know how to save kids from. And three years ago, Gavi started on a knowledge transformation and brought me in to help them think about how do we use technology, data, information, knowledge to connect with a large ecosystem of partners that are really working with countries to save kids' lives.
Freddy Kerrest: Yeah. Talk a bit about technology and how it helps further the mission and the vision that you guys have, because you know, that's a case for all organizations, but for you, it's particularly salient.
Dave Nix: So prior to my arrival, we had done a fair amount of work with connecting with our countries and really working with them to deliver vaccines and cash grants in certain cases. And what we found is that it was taking us almost 13 to 15 months to get cash and vaccine in the country. And so through our efforts to modernize and implement cloud based architectures, we've connected countries to vaccines and cash, we've reduced the amount of time it takes to get that into a country. We're down about eight months right now and every day that we accelerate, that's 2000 kids that we're saving. Thank you.
Freddy Kerrest: It's hard to even ask another question after a comment like that. It's not just children that are accessing and children access to a lot of the infrastructure for Gavi or the folks who are taking care of the children; it's business partners, it's regulatory, it's government agencies. Talk a little bit about the complexity of managing that diverse set of kind of almost business partners in your organization.
Dave Nix: Yeah. So Gavi's really kind of a unique organization that it's a public private partnership right. And so our role in this ecosystem is to connect commercial manufacturers with non-governmental organizations like UNICEF, WHO, with 70 plus countries in the world to deliver these immunization practices. The expectations around how they get access to Gavi resources, whether it's our knowledge, our data, services that we're providing online is widely varied. You know, you are working with the Mercks and GSKs of the world who have very commercial expectations. You're working with 70 of the world's poorest countries, and they're working in very bandwidth constrained, infrastructure constrained environments. Their expectations are completely different. So using a cloud platform has really helped us bridge that gap and it's where Okta's fit into our overall strategy.
Freddy Kerrest: But how has just bridged that gap? Maybe you could share a little bit with the audience, some of the innovation, and some of the technology innovation in particular, that is driving your mission forward.
Dave Nix: Yeah, it's interesting you know, I mentioned 2000 kids a day dying when they don't get a vaccine. 1.5 million kids die every year from vaccine preventable deaths. And when you look at that, one in three kids in the developing world don't even exist. They don't have a birth record, they don't have an immunization record. And so, I really believe that as we move forward to really, connecting and reaching all of those kids, technology is the way we're going to do that. And so we're using and partnering with companies to use drones to reach hard to reach areas. I think that blockchain is going to be a real game changer for digital records management. So those are the innovations I think that are going to drive immunization to that last child.
Freddy Kerrest: Yeah. That's pretty remarkable. You think about already leveraging drone type technology in your environment. That's pretty special. What are some of the other new things that you see at the forefront of what's coming? You mentioned blockchain. You mentioned drones. Obviously, with your private sector background too, how are you pushing the public sector forward like that, in the nonprofit sector?
Dave Nix: Yeah you know, so I think I one of the trends that we can take advantage of is you know speed the market and using technology to decrease the time it takes to deliver capability. I think about it here in the US, I can go get a mortgage in 30 seconds. Yet it takes us months to get money into these countries and it shouldn't be any different. And so I think that we've really got to look at the trends that we see in the commercial world and other industries and look at how we can apply those to a nonprofit world. I think that's how we continue to drive innovation. I think that's part of the public private partnership that Gavi brings to the table.
Freddy Kerrest: Yeah. Well David, thank you to you and to Gavi for all the fantastic work that you do. We're really proud and fortunate to be working with you. Please join me in a big round of thank you for my friend David.
Dave Nix: Thank you. I appreciate it.
Freddy Kerrest: As you heard from David, connecting people to technology is invaluable for nonprofits like Gavi. And that's why we launched Okta for Good last year on this very stage. As a quick reminder, we offer our IT products for free to nonprofits for the first 25 users in their organizations. We also announced last year that we took the 1 % pledge, committing our time, product and equity to give back to the communities in which we operate, in which our partner organizations operate as well. Today, I'm excited, very excited to introduce to you the first ever executive director of Okta for Good, Erin Baudo Felter. She's going to come on stage and speak with you about the momentum that we're already experiencing at Okta for Good and some of her plans going forward. Erin.
Erin Baudo Felt: Good morning everyone. I'm so excited to be here. As Freddy said, I have the privilege of leading Okta social impact work, and serving as a bridge between our company and the community. So as we know, Okta has always been on a mission to connect people and technology. And now with Okta for Good we're really expanding on this idea with a mission to strengthen the connections between people, technology, and community. We do this by mobilizing the best of Okta, our people, our products, and our financial resources in service of our global communities. So as Freddy said, we launched last year with an initial focus on our product donation and employee volunteer programs. I'm happy to share that over the last year, we've directed 600,000 dollars of donated technology to organizations that are reaching more than 365,000 users. Our employees invested 800 hours of volunteer time in communities around the world.
And focused efforts like our Global Tech Week enabled our teams to inspire hundreds of students to explore careers in tech. We're proud of these numbers. We think that they demonstrate an earnest start to the work for a company like us, that's early in these efforts. And at the same time, we've learned that measuring impact, measuring the right impacts is going to be critical. As Okta for Good grows, we want to evolve the way we measure impact beyond counting simple outputs like software licenses and employee volunteer hours, and really focus on the outcomes that matter most to our communities. I'm excited to share this morning that we are taking the next step in our social impact journey and announcing the launch of the Okta for Good fund.
This is a dedicated philanthropic fund that's going to enable us to stretch our giving muscles as a company and make bigger bets on addressing the issues that matter most to our communities and our stakeholders. The fund is going to focus on three main program areas. The first is developing the ecosystem for technology innovation in the social sector. The next is enabling our employees to give back. And finally, we can't call ourselves a company that cares about impact if we ignore what's happening in our own backyard. The fund will also support underserved groups in Okta's global communities from San Jose to Sydney. But that's not all. In addition to the fund, I am thrilled to share that we are announcing our first major gift this morning to an incredible organization called NetHope.
NetHope brings together the world's largest nonprofits with technology innovators to co-create solutions to global challenges. As you're about to hear, their whole model is about connectivity. It's why they're such an amazing partner for us and why they address our mission so well of connecting people, technology and community. As a part of this first gift, we are also announcing that Okta is coming on as a founding partner for the Center for the Digital Nonprofit, a new initiative out of NetHope that's focused on long term digital transformation efforts for global nonprofits. To share more about NetHope and the launch of this center, please join me in welcoming to the stage Lauren Woodman, CEO of NetHope.
Lauren Woodman: Thank you. Thank you.
Freddy Kerrest: Congratulations.
Lauren Woodman: Thank you.
Erin Baudo Felt: So Lauren we've had the pleasure of getting to know you and your team over the last several years. But for those that aren't familiar with NetHope, why don't you share a little bit about your model and the launch of the center?
Lauren Woodman: Thanks for the opportunity. NetHope brings together committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. We bring together the world's leading nonprofits and tech companies and act as a catalyst for productive collaboration, innovation and creative problem solving. This is something that Okta obviously feels very passionate about and for which we are very grateful. Over the last 16 years, NetHope and its members have examined how nonprofits use technology. And we've developed a deep understanding about the gaps and the opportunities.
Our goal is to help our members through digital transformation and it's one of the reasons I was excited to be here at Oktane this week, because this is something that you know and live and breathe every day. All of you in this room know the power that technology can and does have. And there's a lot of work to be done. We're in the middle of the largest refugee crisis since World War II with more than 65 million people displaced around the world. Environmental and climate change threatened us but in long term, but they demand immediate action. And more than 3 million people, half of them children, die every year from preventable disease. As you've heard in these keynote throughout today, this is something that Okta understands. And these are not just nice-to-haves.
A community that is aided during a natural disaster has the opportunity to rebuild and recover. A child that is treated and healed has the opportunity for childhood. And a refugee, who's been torn from his home but has his identity restored, also regains his dignity. That is the power of technology. With the Center for the Digital Nonprofit, we're going to be focusing our nonprofit organizations and our technology partners on solving these and others of the world's biggest challenges. Our 52 nonprofit members work in 180 countries around the world, have 20000 local partners, and represent about 40 billion dollars a year in international aid. With our 60 plus technology partners that lead the sector, they have more than a million employees that are creating the innovations that will shape our world tomorrow. And we couldn't be more thrilled or grateful, that Okta has taken a leadership role here and coming on as a founding member of the center. And Freddy and Erin, we look forward to working with you and the whole Okta community to figure out how we improve the world that we all share. Thank you so much.
Freddy Kerrest: Thank you. Congratulations, again. Well, we look forward to working with NetHope and the center and thank you again very much Lauren and Erin for sharing that with us. We're excited about what's ahead. If you're interested in hearing more about digital transformation, there's that special word, for the nonprofit sector, Erin is moderating a panel with Lauren and a couple of our leading customers from [inaudible 01:10:20] and Oxfam today at lunch. You can look for the Okta for Good launch on your agendas. We look forward to a great discussion about how the private sector can work very closely with the public sector and the nonprofit sector to further a lot of these important initiatives and missions around the world in the days ahead. So I'm going to end with our vision, and I don't think I need to reiterate why it matters and why it's important to you. Today, you heard it firsthand from the CTO of a country, countless CIOs and CISOs, a neurologist and chief digital officer, a chief knowledge officer, and a CEO. I'd like to thank you again all for your time for spending your time with us at Oktane. It's always a pleasure to see l. Thank you very much. I look forward to continuing the conversation in the days ahead.
Wednesday morning kicks off with Frederic Kerrest, Okta’s COO and Co-Founder, discussing the important role technology plays in solving the world’s biggest problems. You’ll hear directly from forward-thinking IT leaders and partners during this engaging session.