The ITEN WIRED Team
Following a varied career founded in impeccable customer service and servant leadership, Karen launched the first successful cowork space in downtown Pensacola, Cowork Annex, and hosted the Kaufmann Foundations’ popular and competitive 1MC program for entrepreneurs, and Techstars Startup Weekend. Karen has supported and collaborated with various local organizations in her community efforts to support entrepreneurs, to include Iten Wired, IT Gulf Coast, Pensacola Young Professionals, and the Pensacola Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Group. She has helped found several non-profit organizations and is still currently serving as an active board member and advocate for Capacity Path; who provide training workshops/programs to rebuild capacity and resilience in individuals and communities affected by traumatic events.
Karen’s mission is to always create and cultivate positive and collaborative relationships, to foster growth, and facilitate connection. She is passionate about helping others succeed, building community, and empowerment leadership.
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.