Okta appoints Sagnik Nandy as president of technology and CTO

As president and CTO, Nandy will lead the engineering and business technology functions at Okta, as well as leading strategic planning of product development activities.

Nandy joins following over 15 years at Google, most recently holding the role of vice-president of engineering, overseeing several critical components of Google’s core advertising business.

Prior to this, the new appointment helped build Google’s measurement and analytics offerings, taking several products from inception to market leaders.

Other roles that Nandy held at Google include distinguished engineer and senior director, analytics and measurement, during which he gained expertise in people leadership and end-to-end enterprise technology development and design.

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“Okta’s vision is to enable everyone to safely use any technology. We’re driven to bring simple and secure digital access to people and organisations everywhere, and with Sagnik at the helm of our technology team, we’re deepening our investment and further asserting the importance of identity,” said Todd McKinnon, CEO and co-founder of Okta.

“As an engineer at heart and by trade, I have a special appreciation for Sagnik’s impressive background and depth across enterprise software development, cloud infrastructure, and business-critical systems.

“Beyond his technical expertise, he’s a strong team builder and understands the importance of people and culture. Sagnik is the right leader to further extend Okta’s technology and market leadership and drive our next phase of innovation — we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

New Okta CTO and president of technology, Nandy, commented: “Identity is the most important and powerful component of an organisation’s technology and security strategy.

“Okta occupies the critical position as the gateway to digitisation for companies large and small across the globe, and the opportunity this creates is tremendous.

“Okta is uniquely able to address the most pressing technology and business problems organizations face to deliver delightful customer and workforce experiences.

“I’m excited to build on Okta’s already strong foundation and lead the talented team responsible for the future of development and innovation at the company.”

Okta recently bolstered its digital identity capabilities by acquiring Auth0 in May this year.

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