Innovation. Technology. Education. Network.

The Southeast’s premier cybersecurity and IT conference to connect, collaborate and build community with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and educators.

Save the Date!

 October 6-8, 2021

Update: ITEN WIRED Partners with EntreCon® Pensacola!

The ITEN WIRED team is excited to announce we have partnered with Studer Community Institute EntreCon® 2020 to bring innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship to you through the many panel discussions and speaker hosted virtually November 18-19, 2020.

Why we're partnering with EntreCon®

“ITEN WIRED has been the powerhouse tech conference for the entire Gulf Coast and when the opportunity arose to invite them to be part of EntreCon® this year, it was a no-brainer.”
Rachel Gillette, Chief Leadership Development Officer at the Studer Community Institute

“When the EntreCon® team asked us to be a part of their virtual event this year, we could not have been more excited to join them. We are looking forward to lining up top-quality speakers for EntreCon’s technology track and participating in this area’s biggest business and leadership conference.”
Jim Rhodes, Director of ITEN WIRED

Why we postponed this year's summit

Every year, we look forward to connecting with our cybersecurity and IT friends at the annual ITEN WIRED Summit.

But given the uncertainty this fall around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. We have already reserved the dates of October 6-8 for 2021, so be sure to mark it on your calendar. ITEN WIRED will be back on the beach in 2021.

While we may be on pause, we are excited to work with EntreCon® to bring innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship speakers to you November 18-19, 2020! Register now and stay tuned for updates and information about our speakers.

ITEN WIRED Summit 2021

Join the “Geeks on Beach” on the “Cyber Coast” on October 6-8, 2021 on beautiful Pensacola Beach, Florida.

ITEN (Innovation Technology Education Network) WIRED Summit is the Southeast’s premier cybersecurity and IT conference to connect, collaborate and build community with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and educators on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship topics.

The three-day event highlights the area’s cybersecurity, information technology and entrepreneurial communities and explores emerging technology and innovators in start-up tech, artificial intelligence, robotics, and emerging technologies on the national scene.

Meet The Geeks on the Beach on the Cyber Coast

ITEN WIRED 2019 Recap

Gather insights. Exchange ideas. Grow relationships.



Whether you’re an executive, entrepreneur, technology professional, student, or just looking for insights on current and emerging trends in IT, cybersecurity and entrepreneurship, the ITEN WIRED Summit  is the place for you

This event is for those leading their industries and changing technology for the better to unite and to renew their commitment to creating change every day.



From the main stage to breakout sessions, you’ll learn from a diverse group of tech leaders and entrepreneurs who’ll share captivating, inspiring stories and plenty of behind-the-scenes, practical advice.



The best learning comes from experts who have been-there-done-that. Our small group workshops will give you the practical tips and tactics you need to implement and apply to your job or project.



No conference would be complete without downtime to meet and mingle. Our networking events allow attendees plenty of time to connect and engage in a fun and festive atmosphere along the beautiful white sands of Pensacola Beach.

“We average $150,000 in new business a year from the direct contacts we make as a corporate sponsor of ITEN WIRED! I would recommend that any company doing business in Northwest Florida sponsor this event!“

TJ Edwards, RJ Young

Meet Our Past Speakers

ITEN WIRED brings speakers from across the country to share their expertise and enthusiasm for high tech areas of innovation.

In 2019, ITEN WIRED speakers talked about everything from High Tech Innovation to Microservices and Cyber Forensics.

Speakers came from all backgrounds, including the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Austal USA, Walmart and General Dynamics IT.

Check out the speakers at ITEN WIRED 2019:

“ITEN WIRED significantly contributes to the development and expansion of the Cyber Coast. The summit highlights emerging trends and thought leaders in cybersecurity and technology and brings the community together to enhance collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship. We are honored to continue supporting ITEN WIRED and the Cyber Defense Competition, which provides opportunities for students to gain real-world experience and network with professionals. We appreciate the opportunity that the summit provides to exchange ideas, develop partnerships and advance the Cyber Coast.“

Eman El-Sheikh, Ph.D., Director, University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity


Whether you’re an executive, entrepreneur, IT professional, student, academic or just interested in insights into the current issues that concern information technology and cybersecurity, the ITEN WIRED Summit is a valuable resource.

The summit offers educational and networking opportunities with thought leaders, executives and industry leaders. Last year’s summit was a sell out, so be sure register early to secure your spot.






“ITEN WIRED has grown significantly in the past several years, highlighting the burgeoning technology market along the Gulf Coast. Local companies, entrepreneurs and higher education have partnered to create a thriving environment, suitable for employing graduates and experienced professionals alike. Powerful speakers, policymakers and innovators continue to translate changes to the marketplace into interesting presentations, and offer the community a vision of a bright future.“

Brent Huftless, IT Security Director, Wind Creek Hospitality