The ITEN WIRED Team
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 (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 18-20, 2023.