“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
Interested in Sponsorship?
Questions about being a 2022 Sponsor? Contact Sponsor Chair Jay Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850.525.5858
ITEN WIRED: GROWING THE CYBER COAST
ITEN (Innovation Technology Education Network) WIRED Summit is annual conference of the Information Technology Association of the Gulf Coast, Inc. (IT Gulf Coast). It is known as 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.
IT Gulf Coast, established in 2008, is a Pensacola based, 501c6 non-profit organization for students, educators, IT professionals and corporate members of our community. Our business memberships range from government, non-profits, for-profit private and public companies. They also range from single owner/operator entities to multi-billion dollar conglomerates.
Our mission is to promote business and technology within our community, provide social and networking opportunities, produce educational content that specifically aids our member base, as well as assists in fundamentally changing how we inspire the youth of our community to the possibilities of a career in technology. Our partnership with corporations inspires them to not only expand here, but to be actively involved in developing programs in our communities that benefit all age groups and backgrounds.
Proceeds from ITEN WIRED go directly towards the IT Gulf Coast mission, including the endowments established for student scholarships in technology and local STEM initiatives.
“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
BREAKOUT ROOM SPONSOR
“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
ITEN WIRED COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Notable Keynotes from Navy Federal Credit Union, Walmart, and AppRiver with regional celebrity Christian Garman as the Master of Ceremonies
Limited Sponsorship Participation to maintain an intimate business networking atmosphere without the trade show feel
Access to and engagement with senior technology leadership from industry, government, and academia throughout the conference
Interactive tracks with discussion with experts
Demonstrations of cutting-edge technology
Opportunity for B2B and Strategic Alliances with technology professionals and International, National, and Regional Companies
“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
“As a student attendee, speaker and committee member, I have had the pleasure of watching ITEN WIRED grow over the past few years and bring together veterans and aspiring members of the tech and entrepreneurship community. ITEN WIRED has allowed me to grow personally and professionally, and the value it brings to the Northwest Florida region is monumental. I have met countless interesting and driven individuals who want to contribute to the economy and technological advancement of the region through summit activities and external festivities.
I advocate bringing more students and young entrepreneurs into the conference to build the high tech workforce of the future in our community, and I hope to stick around myself to see ITEN WIRED spearhead the networking and development of the attendees and their companies and projects.”
– Carson Wilber, Founder & Owner, Wilber Tech LLC
ITEN WIRED SUMMIT 2022
Join us on the Cyber Coast
Oct 5 – 7, 2022
Hilton Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach, Florida
Sponsorship Chair, Jay Smith