At OneLogin, our mission is to connect people with technology through a simple and secure login. This applies to how our products are used and deployed. But importantly, a philosophy of simplicity extends well beyond our technology - from how we communicate (succinctly) to how we support our customers (with compassion).
Whether you are a global enterprise customer looking to federate identities, a new startup looking for your first single sign-on solution, or a partner with a fresh take on access management solutions, we pride ourselves on offering a simple experience at every level.
Simplicity was everywhere last week at OneLogin Connect, our annual user conference that took place at the Intercontinental here in San Francisco. Over 100 customers and partners learned how easy OneLogin is to use, configure, and deploy from some of the best identity minds in the business - and they had a great time doing it.
Here are a few of my favorite moments from the event.
1. “Thinking like a hacker” keynote
As a security first organization, our top priority is to not only protect our customer’s data, but also keep them educated on the latest threats in the security space. And what better way to achieve this than by engaging with security practitioners that have real hacking experience?
One of the first sessions of the conference was the “Thinking like a Hacker” presentation delivered by OneLogin CSO Justin Calmus and famous hacker turned advisor/security researcher, Samy Kamkar, author of the fastest spreading virus of all time. These two have more than 40 years of hacking experience between them, and it was fantastic to get their perspectives on the most pervasive and interesting cyber threats that are emerging today.
It was particularly fun to hear how Samy went from a kid hacking video games like Counter-Strike, to a teenager who accidentally shut down the MySpace website, to one of the most prolific ethical hackers in the world. Samy had our audience in stitches with his hilarious stories, while also gripping them with his unique insights about the latest developments in the world of hacking.
2. Networking and Sharing
While it may seem paradoxical, I’m convinced more than ever that to truly win in the technology industry, successful companies need to build and prioritize personal, human relationships with their customers.
OneLogin Connect did just this by giving customers and partners the opportunity to engage with product managers, engineers, executives, and perhaps best of all, with one another. We saw customers large and small roll up their sleeves and dig into how they can get the most out of OneLogin. No fluff - just informed experts eager to help make customers successful.
Nothing makes me happier than hearing about experiences straight from the mouths of admins using our product. I’d like to extend a special thank you to our representatives from Steelcase, NTT Data, and Stitchfix for participating in our customer panel and sharing their success stories with the rest of the conference.
3. OneLogin Accelerate Partner Program Announcement
Over 30 partners participated in the conference, and I’m excited to say that OneLogin Connect marked the launch of our new partner program, OneLogin Accelerate.
Starting in October, partners can access the OneLogin Partner Portal, which will serve as a center for enablement, opportunity management, and co-branded marketing campaigns. I’m excited to say that the launch of OneLogin Accelerate is expected to increase our partner revenues 6X by 2020. Get full details here.
4. Diversity in Tech: OneLogin Cares
OneLogin Connect also marked the beginning of our relationship with Techtonica - a nonprofit based in San Francisco dedicated making every engineering team as diverse as its local community.
Part of the OneLogin tradition is to give back to our community whenever we reach a major company milestone, and this is a cause that is especially important to us. To that end, we are supporting Techtonica’s mission to make the tech space more diverse and inclusive by donating $5,000 to their organization, and also getting involved with their volunteer events going forward.
Here we are visiting the Techtonica headquarters last night to offer mentoring to some of their supremely talented and hard-working apprentices.
For more information on Techtonica and how to get involved, check out their volunteer page.
OneLogin Connect London
Thank you to everyone who joined us at OneLogin Connect in San Francisco.
If you couldn’t make it to this event, I hope you’ll join us at OneLogin Connect in London on October 16. OneLogin CTO Thomas Pedersen, CSO Justin Calmus, and Global Director of Solution Engineering Stuart Sharp will be leading discussions around the future of simple and secure access management with guests from the British Red Cross, Airbus, and more.
We hope to see you there.