2018 Sponsors



General Dynamics Information Technology and CSRA have united to create the premier provider of high-tech IT solutions to the government IT market. Together as General Dynamics Information Technology, we deliver cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their information systems.

We are a company of over 40,000 smart, talented individuals who are committed to a stronger and better future for America through next-generation thinking and meaningful results.

Presenting Sponsor



Better Drives Us

We get things done. Immersing ourselves in the communities, industries and businesses that we serve. Striving always to deliver more and do better for our clients. That’s our promise.



Gulf Power is an energy provider serving almost half a million customers across Northwest Florida, from the Alabama border, to the Apalachicola River, to the Gulf Coast. Our customers are at the center of everything we do. The company’s mission is to safely provide exceptional customer value by delivering reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible electricity while strengthening our communities. Learn more at MyGulfPower.com or on the company’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.



Traditional security defenses are no match for today’s relentless well-funded attackers, while disruptive technologies, like Cloud and the Internet of Things, introduce new vulnerabilities to exploit.

IBM Security, with 8,000 professionals in 133 countries, delivers an intelligent immune system of security technology to detect and prevent threats and respond quickly and completely to breaches.

During the past decade, IBM has invested more than $2 billion on security research and development, resulting in 3,700+ security-related patents, and acquired 20 security companies to build out its portfolio. Today, IBM Security addresses the evolving security landscape with AI innovation in the cloud and intelligent orchestration to meet 17,000 clients’ most critical needs:

Security Transformation: Security skills are more difficult to obtain and retain than ever. Still, today’s C-suite needs strategies that provide protection for the immediate and long term. IBM helps organizations with everything from modernizing security operations, to building strategies that accelerate Cloud, Mobile and IoT, to running their entire security program.

Security Operations and Response: Advanced analytics and AI technology from IBM help clients prevent targeted attacks, detect unknown threats, and quickly respond to incidents with an automated, orchestrated platform.

Information Risk and Protection: Rising insider threat and crime, increasing mobile and cloud adoptions, and unchecked applications all contribute to the vulnerability of an organization’s valuable information. IBM offers automated controls that know who is trying to gain access to critical data, and what normal behavior is before granting that user access.



Navy Federal Credit Union is the world’s largest credit union with $94 billion in assets, over 8 million members, 319 branches, and a workforce of over 17,000 employees worldwide.  Navy Federal is honored to serve those who serve, with a field of membership comprised of all Department of Defense and Coast Guard active duty, veterans, civilian and contractor personnel, and their families.



The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is the regional hub for cybersecurity education and research, including multidisciplinary programs and certificates, research opportunities, outreach activities, and industry partnerships.


Cyber Competition


Visit Pensacola is the destination management organization for Escambia County which includes Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. With over 450 years of rich history and 18 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordered by the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visitors from all over the world are lured to our pristine shores every year. Visit Pensacola supports the community vision of tourism by serving as the central body responsible for building tourism as an economic engine for our community through leadership, connection, collaboration and communication.



Vivid Bridge Studios empowers businesses, brands, and agencies to have a greater impact through holistic, cinematic strategy. We are a strategic video production studio based in Pensacola, FL. We drive results through holistic visual communications. At our core, we are your partner for growth. Proudly the Gulf Coast’s largest women-owned video production company.




We are a full-service digital agency specializing in mobile app development, website development, and digital marketing. Now with more than 200 apps published to iTunes and Google Play, our clients are experiencing the powerful benefits and affordability of an interactive digital presence. Clients from all around the U.S. have chosen App Innovators, as we make every project our own. We begin with an ideation session unlocking the client’s passion and priorities. Throughout development, we provide the utmost attention to every detail in our design and publishing process. We have the proven track record to craft great mobile experiences.



In just a few short years, AppRiver has grown to become a worldwide leader in email and Web security, but new threats are emerging every day. Count on the phenomenal team at AppRiver to keep your business productive, your network safe and your information secure.



C Spire offers a full suite of communication and cloud solutions enabling us to be a vital extension of your organization. From our nationally recognized Tier III data center to award winning IT teams, C Spire takes pride in offering our region the best-in-breed solutions and support they expect from a technology leader. Our technologies are rigorously tested, reliable, and proven to help you win.  



Innovation Coast is an alliance of technology and knowledge based companies in Northwest Florida. Its mission is to grow, sustain, and showcase the region’s successful, vibrant ecosystem of technology and knowledge-based companies, capital investors, and professionals and investment opportunities. 

Innovation Coast works to address the specific challenges facing area technology organizations. Building a strong community of technology organizations and people allows knowledge, skills, and resources to be more easily shared. The network will grow into a powerful mechanism to augment individual knowledge, enabling companies, whether start-ups, high-growth, or established, to realize more opportunities, attract investment, and expand.



Our business is your people, and we aim to give you unlimited possibilities when it comes to your HR and staffing needs so you can get work done.  Whether on the front lines in searching, recruiting and vetting potential candidates, or behind the scenes by providing expert support to help protect and grow your business – we offer a comprehensive array of services to give you peace of mind.

When you partner LandrumHR, you’ll leave the HR headaches to us, so you may focus on maximizing your productivity and profitability.



Nfina Technologies is a US-based manufacturer of Servers, Storage products, and hyper-converged clusters that combines current high-performance technology with an outstanding warranty and tech support.  Nfina provides the lowest TCO in the industry.

We supply customized solutions to IT departments with growing compute and storage requirements who need the latest technology in order to maximize their IT infrastructure spending dollars.  Every Nfina customer receives personal attention from our staff because our success is tied to your business.




The Active Accreditation® Risk Management Suite efficiently analyzes and prioritizes Cyber Hygiene activities and automates vulnerability continuous monitoring activities across an organization, facilitating a reduction of resources, while providing a proactive informed approach to cyber business intelligence.


AT&T Inc. is a world leader in communications, media, and entertainment, and technology.  With our acquisition of Time Warner, we are building a truly modern media company that will create the best entertainment and communications experiences in the world.



Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 275,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. Visit us at CoxBusiness.com.



Mediacom Business delivers Internet, Phone and TV services via cable-exclusive DOCSIS 3.0 technology. We have invested over $2.5 billion over the past 10 years to expand our product delivery systems. With a coast-to-coast fiber network, Mediacom Business offers anchor institutions bandwidth and connectivity with speeds of 1 Gigabit and beyond.



Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.


In the Pensacola area, Raytheon was recently awarded the DHS Development, Operations, and Maintenance, DOMino, contract.

Under the contract, Raytheon will help develop DHS’s next-generation National Cybersecurity Protection System, delivering new and upgraded capabilities and is the prime contractor and systems integrator to help safeguard the .gov domain.


We’re the business and technology consulting company with the semi-serious name and the dead-serious mission: to make a meaningful impact on every Sparkhound client’s business. And we do it with an amazing team of collaborative, outcome-driven pros who bring a potent mix of thought, tools and trust to create lasting value in your investment.

Technology should be a game-changer, and we believe the best path to problem-solving starts with a deeper conversation. That’s why we focus first on understanding your business and your goals &emdash; the what and why of where you want to be. Working with you, our consultants develop a unique strategy and robust roadmap for delivering your results-based digital transformation. And just as important, we help you create an environment where every user experiences the full benefit of your investment.



TechFarms Capital is a new early-stage angel capital fund based in Panama City Beach, Florida.
The fund, managed by TechFarms Capital Management, was established to address the growing need for capital required by an increasing number of tech startups in the Southeastern US. The company’s first fund will target innovative and scalable private sector technology investment opportunities in three Southeastern states – Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. A second fund will target tech startups specifically located in Northwest Florida. We are committed to helping our portfolio companies grow and to produce a good return for our investors.



At TEKsystems, we’re obsessed with technology. Its power to change everything. Technology fuels our passion for and commitment to helping organizations do what they set out to. When we engage, we bring fresh ideas that help you galvanize your performance. Refine your strategy. Spark new energy. The future—and how we get there—depends on those who build, connect, create and transform our world. The most successful and innovative businesses are already doing it, and we’re skilled experts at bringing in the team they need to thrive.