Virtual Wine Event

Okta Private Wine Event

Duration: 60 Minutes

Michael Dessert

Subject Matter Expert in Customer & User Identity and Access | Okta

Rachel DeAmbrose

James Beard Award Winning Sommelier

Zero Trusts Given: Identity as the Perimeter

January 21st | 3:00 p.m. ET


The adoption of mobile and cloud means that we can no longer have a network perimeter-centric view of security. Instead, we need to securely enable access for various users – employees, partners, contractors, etc. – regardless of their location, device or network.

The Zero Trust Security approach ensures the right people have the right level of access, to the right resources, in the right context, and that access is assessed continuously — all without adding friction for the user. That Zero Trust nirvana doesn’t happen overnight.

Speaker: Michael Dessert Former Chief Architect & Customer Experience Director | General Motors Current Subject Matter Expert in Customer & User Identity and Access | Okta

Mike Dessert has been providing global executive advisory with specializations customer experience & approach. Prior to joining Okta, Mike served as an IT executive at General Motors (GM) for over two decades, leading large-scale system development, architecture and implementation across Dealers, Supply Chain and Aftermarket including product development and engineering, infrastructure, security, DevOps, and open source. Over the past 7 years, Mike was overall the Chief IT Architect, leading both the Enterprise Architects and Solution Architecture practice for GM.  Mike began his career with Netscape Communications and has a Bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Oakland University.

Join us after the presentation as we pop a bottle of the vintage chosen by sommelier, Rachel DeAmbrose, who will provide a brief tasting on the wine you’ll receive as a “thank you” for attending the event.

Rachel DeAmbrose attended the International Culinary Center in New York City for Intensive Sommelier Training and achieved Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. She continued training as an intern for a single vintage grower in Champagne, France before returning to the US to accept a position as a wine steward at world renowned Bern's Steak House.

Rachel was quickly promoted to Assistant Sommelier and soon after Sommelier, the first woman and youngest sommelier in Bern’s history, making her way through the vast James Beard award winning wine cellar of rare and extremely sought after vintages. She now hosts private wine events globally at venues hand-picked for their wine cellars. Be sure to provide the best address to send your wine on the registration form.

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