Karen McLouth

Logistics Committee

Community Director, Jetty IoT


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 (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.

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

Jay Smith

Managing Partner
Data Revolution
Sponsorship Chair

Sean O'Brien

Program Director
Programming Chair

Amelia Dixon

Enterprise Architect
Navy Federal Credit Union
Sponsorship / Logistics

Emily Cone

Account Manager

Michelle Sims

Lead Employer Engagement Specialist
Public Consulting Group

Terry Enos

AVP Data Center Strategy
Navy Federal Credit Union

Patrick Rooney

Co:Lab Pensacola
Sponsorship / Programming

Dean Davis

President and Co-Founder
Navigate Firm
Sponsorship / Logistics

Samantha Miller

Account Manager
Duncan McCall Advertising

Marie Perry

Cyber Security Analyst/Vice Chair
Navy Federal/IT Gulf Coast

Stephen Hopkins

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer
Computer Help

Paris Harman

Intern/Grad Student
Navy Federal/Embry-Riddle
Public Relations

Laura Campbell

Sales & Operations Consulting, Inc.
IT Gulf Coast