AFCEA TechNet CyberCoast

Presented by

Innovation. Technology.   Entrepreneurship. Network.

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

October 16-18, 2024

Hilton Pensacola Beach

Thank you and see you next year!

ITEN WIRED with AFCEA TechNet CyberCoast 2023 was an incredible event. Thank you to our many generous sponsors, amazing speakers, and of course attendees of all interests and backgrounds for your support of the premier IT and cybersecurity conference on the Gulf Coast!

Congraulations to the winners of our sixth annual Cyber Competition, the University of West Florida, as well as the winners of the inaugural Innovation Awards pitch competition: National Energy USA (1st Place; $50,000), CogAbility (2nd Place; $25,000), and GreenlightGO (3rd Place; $25,000). Thank you to GBSI for hosting the Cyber Competition and to Space Florida and Florida Power & Light for providing the non-dilutive funding for the Innovation Awards.

We’d also like to thank the Hilton Pensacola Beach for hosting the annual summit at their beautiful conference center; Whiskey Joe’s for hosting the Techies Network & Talk (TNT) Mixer; and Casino Beach Bar & Grille for hosting our Opening Ceremony, featuring the spectacular The Molly Ringwalds.

Join us next year for another impactful conference at the Hilton Pensacola Beach on October 16-18, 2024. We hope to see you return! In the meantime, check out the Archive below to access copies of presentations shared by the 2023 speakers, or the Gallery to view photos.

The 2023 Summit was presented by the Information Technology Association of the Gulf Coast (IT Gulf Coast) and AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter. Learn more about the team and join these organizations today!

Join us October 16-18, 2024 in beautiful Pensacola Beach, Florida for another spectacular event celebrating the southeast tech community.

ITEN (Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Network) WIRED Summit by IT Association of the Gulf Coast (ITGC) is the Southeast’s premier tech 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 more on the national scene.

In 2023, ITEN WIRED announced a partnership with the AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter that integrated TechNet CyberCoast into the summit. The TechNet CyberCoast track featured a full day of keynote speakers and breakout sessions that focused on cybersecurity, intelligence, and other technology topics relevant to government, military and industry participants.

AFCEA is a professional association that connects people, ideas and solutions globally by developing networking and educational opportunities and providing them worldwide in an ethical manner. This enables military, government, industry and academia to align technology to meet the needs of those who serve in critical areas, which include defense, security, cyber and intelligence.

To learn more about AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter, please visit https://pensacola.afceachapters.org.


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.

A file photo of a group of students using computers during the ITEN WIRED Summit 2022 Cyber Competition.


A file photo of a group of students using computers during the ITEN WIRED Summit 2022 Cyber Competition.


A file photo of a group of students using computers during the ITEN WIRED Summit 2022 Cyber Competition.


A file photo of a group of students using computers during the ITEN WIRED Summit 2022 Cyber Competition.




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.


“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

“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

“What ITEN WIRED does is bring together the community dedicated to business growth in IT Services for NW Florida. It attracts talent, business leaders and innovation to connect at the event and learn from each other. At the 2018 ITEN WIRED, a small business outreach initiative (SBOI) attracted agency representatives, large prime contractors and small businesses actively working on and pursuing federal contracting.”

Jenny W Clark, Solvability

“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 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