Session: Identity: The foundation of Trust for Digital Transformation
Digital transformation has fundamentally changed how businesses interact with customers and consumers. As each new technology expands, the threat landscape and managing these risks continue to get more challenging. Regardless of the north star for digital transformation being reduced operational cost or increased revenue, it is critical to manage the risks. And there comes the Identity which is one of the cornerstones of the digital economy. Organizations that continue to rely on traditional identity verification methods will find themselves playing catch up. Identity crosses the intersection of customer interaction and experience, and our Digital transformation efforts depend on strong authentication mechanisms to ensure secure transactions and being frictionless.
- Convergence of Identity with digital strategy is a must for business to build trust with their users
- Modernizing and building strong mechanics for authentication and authorization which are equally frictionless will empower customers to focus on their core business
- Providing actionable insights on the security posture help secure the environment as well as driving marketing and sales campaigns
- Deploying right security controls for compliance and privacy and hence establishing a full circle of digital trust across all stakeholders is critical
Monica Bajaj is an award-winning engineering leader with decades of industry experience building and scaling global diverse teams across both the consumer and enterprise space. She is currently VP of Engineering at Okta where she leads the engineering for Consumer Identity Cloud, focused on creating a frictionless developer experience at scale.
Monica brings in decades of industry experience across various tech industries and has been successful in building global diverse teams and scaling technology across . multiple industries in the space of Consumer/ Enterprise , Infrastructure and Security.
Prior to Okta she was a Senior Director of Product and Engineering at Workday where she led the efforts of re- platforming Workday Community as a secure and scalable SaaS platform.focusing on driving personalization , increased engagement and enabled self-service for internal and external users.
Before Workday, she was responsible for spearheading the AI Product portfolio for the Talent Management Product line at Ultimate Software (now UKG). She led the ML driven voice of employee platform ( Ultipro Perception) that provides organizations and leaders with analytics and actionable insights for improving engagement and retention. In addition to this , she built and launched a performance management offering with NLP driven performance feedback and themes, performance goals, reviews, succession plans and 1:1 meetings from the ground up
Prior to UKG, she was the Engineering Head at Perforce, responsible for their VCS core business supporting 100K plus developers across multiple industries including Gaming and DevOps industries.
Monica earned a Masters in Computer Science from IIT Mumbai, India. Outside of work Monica is very active in programs around mentorship, diversity, and uplifting women and young girls. She has won several awards as a Mentor of the Year 2021 award “ and has been recognized as top 60 Women technical leaders by the Girl Geek X Community. She has also served on the board as Technology and Chief Compliance Officer for Women in Localization. She can be reached on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mobajaj
Jameeka Green Aaron is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), responsible for the holistic security and compliance of Auth0’s platform, products, and corporate environment.
She is a recognized industry leader and brings 25 years of experience to the role, with a career that has spanned a wide variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, retail, and manufacturing, at both Fortune 100 and privately held companies—including Nike, Hurley, Lockheed Martin, and the U.S. Navy.
Jameeka lives in Irvine, CA, with her husband Amilcar who serves as Diversity Equity and Inclusion Commission for the City of Irvine. She is an advisor for U.C. Riverside Design Thinking Program, a board member of Digital Brands Group, a member of Chief and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She enjoys traveling and all things outdoors; hiking, snowboarding, and lounging on the beach.