The ITEN WIRED Team

Mark Nissley

Programming

Business Development Lead, Red Hat

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Mark Nissley is a proven leader with 15+ years of experience in technology sales and services in enterprise environments. His career has focused on converting technology innovation into immediate and tangible business value. Mark’s direct leadership and exceptional communication skills empower him to cultivate partnerships across multiple organizations, from line managers to executive leadership.

Throughout his career, Mark has consistently driven growth and innovation. He achieves wins by addressing challenges head-on. Mark is an expert in breaking down complex issues into manageable components to fuel year-over-year expansion exceeding 20%. His focus is always on customer success, driven by partnerships. He empowers teams by capitalizing on small victories and operationalizing proven strategies.

Mark has a deep background in enterprise-level technology transformation, currently focused on practical enterprise AI, hybrid cloud platforms, and unified enterprise automation. Mark works at Red Hat, where he drives more than $525M in customer engagement and retention objectives across the North America Public Sector enterprise software division.

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.

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 | TechNet CyberCoast planning team is composed of volunteers from IT Gulf Coast, AFCEA Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter, and other members of our local IT, tech and entrepreneurial community.

Jim Rhodes

Community and Public Relations Director
UWF Center for Cybersecurity
Director

Jay Smith

Managing Partner
Data Revolution
Sponsorship Chair

Sean O'Brien

Navy Account Manager
IBM
Programming Chair

Amelia Dixon

Enterprise Architect
Navy Federal Credit Union
Logistics Chair

Elizabeth Rasnick

Assistant Professor
UWF Center for Cybersecurity
Logistics

Carson Wilber

Penetration Tester
IBM X-Force Red
Marketing Chair / Secretary of ITGC

Patrick Rooney

Director
Co:Lab Pensacola
Sponsorship / Programming

Paris Harman

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

Michelle Sims

Lead Employer Engagement Specialist
Public Consulting Group
Programming

Alan Galindo

Business Services Representative
CareerSource EscaRosa
Programming

Emily Cone

Account Manager
TEKsystems
Programming

Kelvin Singleton

Cybersecurity Solutions Architect
Leidos
Programming

Mark Nissley

Business Development Lead
Red Hat
Programming

Shae Vernier

Senior Lead Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton
Marketing

Benjamin Loader

Senior Lead Technologist
Booz Allen Hamilton
Programming

James Morris

Senior Program Director
Global Business Solutions (GBSI)
Programming

Scott Harvey

CRO
Swiftworks Technology
Programming