Dave Dawson

Research Scientist

Innovation Institute University of West Florida



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 (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.