The ITEN WIRED Team

Guy Garrett

Assistant Director

University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity

Student Programming

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Guy joined the University of West Florida in August 2018 as assistant director. He specializes in hands-on, scenario-based curriculum development, cyber range operations, and business and program development. He received the Florida Wired Grant and earned an M.S. computer science/software engineering from UWF in 2010. He has also earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Guy uses his experience in communications, technology, and business to build and grow cyber education and training. He launched Gulf Coast State College’s cybersecurity program and built a unique training relationship with USNORTHCOM. He also founded Corps Tigris, the nation’s first collegiate cyber demonstration team, which was recognized as the 2018 National Cyberwatch Center Innovations in Cyber Security Education – Best Local Partnership Category honoree for “Guiding Girl Scouts Through a Computer Science Journey.” USNORTHCOM selected Guy as the keynote presenter for Cyberlibertad II (Mexico City), Cyberlibertad 17 (USSOUTHCOM, Miami), and as the only academic subject matter expert for the inaugural cyber component for the 2018 multi-national Tradewinds Exercise.

Join us on the #CyberCoast

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 and Florida West Economic Development Alliance.

ITEN WIRED also operates as a not-for-profit, tourism-focused, community event with proceeds being donated back to local STEM initiatives, including an endowment with the University of West Florida’s College of Science and Engineering.

The next ITEN WIRED Summit will take place on October 6-8, 2021.

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

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

Laura Campbell

CEO
Sales & Operations Consulting, Inc.
Sponsorship Chair

Amelia Dixon

Enterprise Architect
Navy Federal Credit Union
Sponsorship / Logistics

Emily Cone

Account Manager
TEKsystems
Programming

Sean O'Brien

Program Director
GDIT
Sponsorship / Programming

Michelle Gadson

Business Services Representative
CareerSource Escarosa
Programming

Alicia Rosado

Information Security Officer
Gulf Winds Credit Union
Logistics

Patrick Rooney

Director
Co:Lab Pensacola
Sponsorship / Programming

Dean Davis

President and Co-Founder
Navigate Firm
Sponsorship

Terry Enos

AVP Data Center Strategy
Navy Federal Credit Union
Programming

Harry Huelsbeck

Manager, Cybersecurity
Northrup Grumman
Programming

Carson Wilber

Research Associate
IHMC
Marketing

Guy Garrett

Assistant Director
University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity
Student Programming

Michael Silver

Owner
GlowRage Events, Inc.
Marketing

Sena Madison

Director of Communications
FloridaWest EDA
Marketing

Don Heins

Chair
IT Gulf Coast
Programming

Karen McLouth

Community Director
Jetty IoT
Logistics