The ITEN WIRED Team

Carson Wilber

Marketing Committee

Penetration Tester, IBM X-Force Red

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Carson has worked across the Emerald Coast in robotics, software design, IT and web management, and education, in all of nonprofit, government, higher education, and private sectors. He is currently a Penetration Tester at IBM X-Force Red and serves throughout the community with different organizations and initatives. In 2017, he co-founded a Pensacola nonprofit, INERTIA Education Programs, Inc., which teaches STEM to underserved students in Escambia County. He currently serves as Chair of the Board after 4 years as Director of Education, while also serving as a member of the Board of Directors of WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc.

He joined the ITEN WIRED Planning Committee in 2019 after co-presenting “Digital Media & Social Engineering: Using Your Data Against You” in 2018 and attending as a student in 2017. Carson has hosted the ITEN WIRED Podcast, published articles and other content for ITEN WIRED on the conference’s website, social media, and print media partnerships, and facilitates other special projects with a focus on bringing students to the annual Summit and Career Expo.

Carson earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida and served as the first student ambassador for the UWF Center for Cybersecurity, in addition to joining and rising to President of the AI Research Group, becoming a Senator in the Student Government Association, participating in the Cyber Security Club, founding a network of students and alumni in Computer Science and Cybersecurity, working for the UWF Center for Entrepreneurship as a Student Entrepreneurship Ambassador, and representing students at special events and Days at the Capitol from 2016 to 2020.

Carson consults on technology touching quantum computing, artificial intelligence, distributed systems, cybersecurity, and general IT, and is a member of IT Gulf Coast, Women in Cyber Security (WiCyS) Florida Affiliate, Escambia County School District Business Advisory Committees for IT and Cybersecurity, Pensacola Young Professionals, and many more regional academic and business groups.

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ITEN WIRED: GROWING THE CYBER COAST

ITEN (Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship, 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.

The summit, which began as an economic development initiative in 2008 by the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, is now hosted by IT Gulf Coast.

ITEN WIRED is a not-for-profit, technology-focused conference.  Proceeds from the event are used to support IT Gulf Coast's local STEM initiatives, including endowments to the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College.

The next ITEN WIRED Summit will take place on October 5-7, 2022.

Meet the Team

The ITEN WIRED planning team is composed of volunteers from IT Gulf Coast, Florida West Economic Development Alliance, and other members of our local IT, tech and entrepreneurial community.

Jim Rhodes

Community and Public Relations Director
University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity
Director

Jay Smith

Managing Partner
Data Revolution
Sponsorship Chair

Sean O'Brien

Program Director
GDIT
Programming Chair

Amelia Dixon

Enterprise Architect
Navy Federal Credit Union
Sponsorship / Logistics

Emily Cone

Account Manager
TEKsystems
Programming

Michelle Sims

Lead Employer Engagement Specialist
Public Consulting Group
Programming

Terry Enos

AVP Data Center Strategy
Navy Federal Credit Union
Programming

Patrick Rooney

Director
Co:Lab Pensacola
Sponsorship / Programming

Dean Davis

President and Co-Founder
Navigate Firm
Sponsorship / Logistics

Samantha Miller

Account Manager
Duncan McCall Advertising
Marketing

Marie Perry

Cyber Security Analyst/Vice Chair
Navy Federal/IT Gulf Coast

Stephen Hopkins

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Computer Help
Programming

Paris Harman

Intern/Grad Student
Navy Federal/Embry-Riddle
Public Relations

Laura Campbell

CEO
Sales & Operations Consulting, Inc.
IT Gulf Coast