The ITEN WIRED Team
Stephen began his education as a student in the second class of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM), a leading high school in the United States. After completing an Electrical Engineering degree and serving on the Cadet Wing Staff at the United States Air Force Academy, Stephen served as a Computer Systems Engineer and Lead of the Guidance Systems Branch for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). Stephen completed a MS in Systems and Control Engineering, transitioned to an AF Reserve position, and joined a DoD consulting company as a Systems Engineer. Stephen has a MS in Cybersecurity.
He serves as the Chair of the Northwest Florida Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and as the 2023 Chair of the Hardware Robotics and Software Programming Competitions. Stephen performs research in several areas including Secure SCADA Frameworks, passive detection of O/S and IoT, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), robotics, and increasing the resilience of the electric grid using state estimation techniques and smart grid integration.
His leisure activities include competitive powerlifting, competitive archery, competitive cycling, and SCUBA diving.
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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 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.