The ITEN WIRED Team

Dave Dawson

Research Scientist

Innovation Institute University of West Florida

Programming

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Dr. Dave Dawson – University of West Florida Innovation Institute As a research scientist at UWF’s Innovation Institute Dr. Dawson develops working methods for integrating emerging technologies into collaborative instructional design and development processes for online professional development, performance support, and immersive learning projects. He serves as special consultant for the Institute on human performance and systems design for government and industry clients. Dr. Dawson was a key developer of the curriculum and provided oversight for the instructional team for the first three years of operation of the fully immersive residential STEM program of the National Flight Academy at Naval Air Station Pensacola. He coordinated Pensacola’s first Coder Dojo chapter and participated in staging the first two annual Cyberthon cybersecurity competitions in Pensacola.

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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