2013 Sponsors


Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union with $54 billion in assets, over 4 million members, 231 branches, and a workforce of over 11,000 employees worldwide. The credit union serves all Department of Defense and Coast Guard active duty, civilian, and contractor personnel and their families. For additional information about Navy Federal, visit www.navyfederal.org.

This year, Navy Federal celebrates its 10th anniversary at its Heritage Oaks campus in Pensacola, Fla. During the last ten years of service, the workforce at the Pensacola campus has grown from 60 employees to over 3,200. Navy Federal is expanding its Heritage Oaks campus even further, with plans to build three new office buildings, a parking garage and a central energy plant. Overall, the expansion is expected to create 1,500 new jobs in the Pensacola area by the end of 2015. The wide range of new jobs include IT programmers and testers, as well as member service representatives and loan officers, among others.

Opening Reception Sponsor


UWF School of Science and Engineering is proud to sponsor the Keynote Luncheon and Speaker at the iTenWired 2013 Summit. Jill Tummler-Singer is a two time UWF graduate and a recognized leader and speaker on many important technology issues including Cloud Computing, Big Data and Cyber Security.

Since opening in January 2010, the University of West Florida’s School of Science and Engineering has become a destination for students and visitors who want to experience the most innovative, technical learning environment in Northwest Florida. Located in the heart of campus, the four-story, 94,719 square foot building fosters student learning and inspires discovery across the science, engineering, technology and math disciplines. There are 11 classrooms, 22 advanced laboratories and a virtual reality immersive environment known as “The Holodeck.” The faculty and students in the School greatly appreciate the community partners who enhance students’ experiential learning by offering internships, co-ops and capstone experiences, as well as the private contributions for scholarships and program enhancements.

Keynote Luncheon Sponsor


H2 Performance Consulting’s focus is on improving business and technology performance for our clients. Our professionals have a sterling reputation as experts in project, program, and portfolio management with substantial experience in performance, communications, change, training and acquisitions consulting.

Founded in 2005 on the principle that consultants must measure their success in terms of their client’s ability to have improved business performance through engaging H2’s consulting services. H2 provides our clients with a blended set of solutions and services aimed at helping improve or transform business challenges into solid and successful business results.

Opening Breakfast Sponsor


Since 2000, Bit-Wizards has been providing custom software solutions that power businesses. Large and small businesses alike trust Bit-Wizards as their information technology partner. With technology trends changing daily, organizations count on Bit-Wizards to design, develop and maintain scalable custom systems perfectly suited to their business.

Track Sponsor: Application Development


GCGCA is a non-profit organization that is comprised of technology-related companies, academic institutions and individuals from around the Gulf Coast region with the common interest of fostering technology-focused economic development in the region by establishing and maintaining partnerships between industry, academia and government.

Track Sponsor: Cyber Security-Government


Since its start in 2002, AppRiver has grown to become one of America’s leading email and Web security companies, serving 45,000 corporate customers and protecting eight million mailboxes worldwide. AppRiver offers cloud-based spam and virus filtering, Web protection as well as email encryption, control and tracking services. In addition, the company is a top provider of secure hosted Microsoft Exchange and is one of only seven firms in North America selected as a syndication partner for Microsoft Office 365. Free 30-day trials for all services, along with 24/7 US-based Phenomenal Care™ are among the reasons why AppRiver has enjoyed a 93-percent customer retention rate since its launch.

Track Sponsor: Cyber Security-Enterprise


Hixardt Technologies Inc. is a dynamic, fast paced, technology company established in 2001, specializing in Enterprise Architecture and Service-oriented Architecture in the public and private sectors, with emphasis in Virtualization, Storage, Unified Threat Management, data-at-rest Security, Health Information Technology, and Managed IT Services solutions. We realize that organizations make a significant investment in Information Technology services and products, and that the value in these investments is only realized once the technology and resources are able to be leveraged to meet organizational objectives.

Track Sponsor: Cloud Computing


Cox Communications Inc. is  the third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider in the country. The company is best known for pioneering the bundle of television, Internet and telephone services together, offering consumers the ability to consolidate their services with one provider. For Cox, it’s not about being the biggest; it’s about being the best. Excellence in customer care is another hallmark of Cox Communications.

Morning Break Sponsor


Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility serving the Gulf Coast. Gulf Power is part of the Atanta-based Southern Company. Gulf Power’s service territory spans the area from the Alabama border on the west to the Apalachicola River on the east; from the Alabama border on the north to the Gulf of Mexico on the south. Gulf Power serves 434,571 customers in 71 towns and communities throughout Northwest Florida.

Afternoon Break Sponsor


Callis Communications is a leading provider of cloud communications services for key business markets across the Southeast. The company offers and delivers cloud-based telephony, hosted PBX, data, security, email and collaboration services, all backed by a highly reliable, redundant network.

Callis is transforming the way businesses communicate by providing a unique customer experience with solutions that fit every day needs.

Closing Keynote Sponsor


TEKsystems, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic staffing and managed services for the Information Technology and Communications (IT&C) community. Ranked number one in the industry by IT Services Business Report and as the nation’s largest IT staffing firm, we leverage our core competencies to offer a wide array of IT services including deployment; support; and Engineering, Furnishing and Installation (EF&I) telecommunications services.

Power-Up Station Sponsor


Duncan McCall is a full-service marketing communications firm. The firms provides results-driven marketing and branding solutions for a national roster of clients who want solid strategy, hard-working tactics and real ROI. Services include media planning, public relations, creative services, and online/social media marketing programs. Award-winning creative services include online and traditional media, including print, video, outdoor, brochures, corporate identity, photography, and more. Duncan McCall designed and built this website.

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