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Beyond Mobile: Architecting the Future


Date: December 12th 2012
Time: 02:40pm PST
Location: Room H


Ten years ago, on-the-go email was limited to BlackBerry users and the fax machine was still a critical piece of business hardware. Today, employees – across all levels and responsibilities – are using smartphones and mobile devices to access their work remotely, and beyond the firewall. Change happens fast. And the widespread adoption of mobile devices has fundamentally altered the demands for enterprise architecture.

The rise of mobile presents a radically new model for work. Data is no longer tethered to a single location and employees now expect access to the applications and information they need to get work done – from any device, anywhere. In order to meet this new demand, enterprises must adapt their technologies and strategies. The reality is we're living and working in a hybrid world. To ensure that company data is being accessed and managed in a secure way, IT needs to build and adopt infrastructure solutions that reflects a location and device independent model.

Of course, there are solutions out there now that will address some of the immediate stresses presented by mobile. However, looking past the actual devices – the mobile revolution is actually about device and location independence. In another ten years the modern enterprise will look very different from what it does today. Mobile actually represents an opportunity to revamp your architecture/ infrastructure toward a model that is flexible, scalable and able to accommodate any new changes in technology. .

Today, companies of all kinds are being challenged to think beyond just mobile and implement strategies that not only support mobile device use, but are also device independent. How can businesses ensure their users are connected to the information they need independent of device, time and place? What can organizations do to get the pieces in place for the future? By thinking ahead now, companies can actually leverage device diversity as an opportunity to revamp out-of-date business models to further growth and innovation.


Todd McKinnon , CEO , Okta
Todd McKinnon is the CEO and co-founder of Okta, the first cloud-based identity management platform. Founded in 2009, Okta helps companies of all sizes secure their users, applications and data — both in the cloud and behind the firewall — so work gets done, from any device, anywhere. Under Todd’s leadership, Okta has grown into the leading identity solution with hundreds of enterprise customers. From 2003 to 2009, Todd was overall head of engineering at, where he helped grow the team from 15 people to more than 250, and the service from 2 million daily transactions to more than 150 million with industry-leading performance and reliability. Todd’s team developed and launched, the industry’s first platform-as-a-service product, and AppExchange, the first online marketplace for cloud computing applications. Prior to, Todd spent nearly a decade working in various engineering and leadership roles at PeopleSoft. Todd currently serves on the Board of Directors for Family House, a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Children’s Hospital. Todd is a regular contributor to industry publications, including Forbes, Fast Company and Fortune. He earned a BS in Business from BYU and a MS in Computer Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
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