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ITEN Wired 2015 Summit

Pensacola Business Radio Live Broadcast from the iTEN Wired  2015 Summit

The 2015 ITEN Wired Summit was October 22 and 23 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. ITEN Wired is hosted by IT Gulf Coast and Florida West Economic Development Alliance. The two-day conference provides networking and learning opportunities for executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals, and academia to foster local economic development efforts surrounding innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.


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Jim Beran / Gilmore Services

Director of Sales












Ebrahim Randeree / Florida State University

Associate Dean














Paul Carney / Navy Federal Credit Union

Manager of Talent Acquisition
















William F. Hills / Navy Federal Credit Union

Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President














Rhonda White / Sirius Technical Services

Business Development Manager












Brian Wilkey / Digital Boardwalk

Executive Vice President














Donovan Chau / Innovation Coast

Executive Director














Daniel Judge / ActiGraph

Software Architect














Dr. Stephan W. Dunnivant / Gulf Coast State College

Associate Dean Program Development














Eric Miller / Metro Systems

Account Manager















Peg David / H2 Performance Consulting

Senior Advisor














Vern Boyle / Northrop Grumman

Director of Technology / Cyber Division



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UWF Panel / University of West Florida – IT Academy



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Jeremy Wyatt / ActiGraph




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Hunter Adams / AdamsIP, LLC

Patent Attorney



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Glenda Snodgrass / Net Effect



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Jenny Clark / Solvability




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Cathleen C. Lilli / Konica Minolta

Director of Enterprise – Technology Infrastructure Services



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Allison Jones & Lisa Fairbanks / Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund

Senior Audit & Tax Services






2015 Summit CIO Panel Discussion


Glenda Snodgrass / The Net Effect

Check out these great conversations with Glenda Snodgrass, Bill Banks, and Guy Garrett — a great precursor to the 10/23 Live Broadcast !


Bill Banks / Check Point

Security Engineer




Guy Garrett/ Gulf Coast State College

Associate Professor, Cybersecurity & Information Technology




Jay Smith With Data Revolution


Jay Smith / Data Revolution

Managing Partner

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Jay is the Managing Partner of Data Revolution LLC – a provider of Cloud Based Technology services for Small and Medium Businesses.  Jay is a Voice and Data Solution Design veteran with almost 20 years of experience in professional sales and sales management in both in Telecommunications and Technology.

In addition, Jay currently serves on the Board of Directors of IT Gulf, an association of Information Technology professionals made up of local companies, business leaders and government, who come together to fund scholarships for local students at University of West Florida, Pensacola State, and the Naval Flight Academy.  Jay is also a member of the ITEN Wired Summit planning committee.  ITEN Wired hosts the largest IT summit on the Gulf Coast each year in October.

Jay is an active in many local organizations.  He has a strong commitment to the local area, and works with businesses throughout the region to help spur economic growth.

Specialties: Jay provides design and implementation solutions via Unified Communications and Data Networking solutions for business clients by providing key performance indicators that can be benchmarked technically and financially after implementation.


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ITEN Wired Exclusive







Whether you are an executive, entrepreneur, IT professional, student, or just looking for insights into the current issues that concern information technology, the ITEN (Innovation Technology Entrepreneurs Network) Wired Summit is a valuable resource. There will be many networking opportunities with peers and area leaders. No matter your industry or location, you’ll be sure to find interesting and engaging people and topics at this year’s summit! Last year’s Summit sold out, so register early.


ITEN Wired is a conference hosted by IT Gulf Coast and Florida West Economic Development Alliance. The annual summit provides networking and learning opportunities for executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to foster local economic development efforts surrounding innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.


Jim Rhodes / App River

Chairman for IT Gulf Coast and as chairman of the ITEN Wired planning committee.

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Kelly Reeser / Florida West

Director of Entrepreneurial Development

Founded in 1889, the Chamber is committed to promoting, improving and enhancing the Pensacola region through economic development, community involvement and unity of the private and public sectors. In 2010, the Chamber launched the Vision 2015 initiative, the five-year plan for job creation in the Pensacola area. Vision 2015 focuses both on recruiting new businesses and helping local businesses expand, as well as strengthening the partnerships between the public and the private sector.Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber stands united as a rededicated organization of passionate, innovative leadership and management. The Chamber is driven to provide professional, personable and positive assistance toward commercial success in Pensacola – be it a long-standing local company, an enthusiastic entrepreneur or a prospective new partner interested in relocating to this great region.

The Greater Pensacola Chamber is a Four-Star Accredited Chamber. For additional information, please visit, or follow @pcolachamber.


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Jim Nitterauer / App River

Senior Systems Administrator

Jim Nitterauer is currently a Senior Systems Administrator at AppRiver, LLC. His team is responsible for global network deployments and manages the SecureSurf global DNS infrastructure and SecureTide global SPAM & Virus filtering infrastructure as well as all internal applications and manages network security for the entire company.

He was President and CEO of GridSouth Networks, LLC, a joint venture between Creative Data Concepts Limited Inc. and AppRiver, LLC. Jim is also the founder and President of Creative Data Concepts Limited, Inc., a well-known Web services provider that has been located in Pensacola, Florida since 1998.

Jim served as President of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce in 2003 and 2004 and has served as an active member of its Board of Directors.  He has chaired the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee and hosted its monthly television show.  Jim has also served as president of Santa Rosa County Crimestoppers, Inc. from 2002 through 2009.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology from Ursinus College and a Master of Science degree with a major in microbiology and biochemistry from the University of Alabama. He is a 2000 graduate of Leadership Santa Rosa and a 2001 graduate of Leadership Pensacola.

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Dr. Donovan C. Chau / Innovation Coast

Director, Strategy and Engagement
Center for Research and Economic Opportunity

Dr. Donovan C. Chau is director of strategy and engagement at the

University of West Florida’s Center for Research and Economic Opportunity. He also serves as executive director of Innovation Coast, an alliance of technology and knowledge-based companies and
organizations in Northwest Florida.

Dr. Chau was appointed Associate Director of the UWF Office of Economic Development and Engagement in 2014. His career began a decade earlier in Washington, DC, where he was a professional staff member
for the Select Committee on Homeland in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time, he helped the Committee gain permanency and worked on border and transportation issues.

Upon leaving Congress, Dr. Chau was a subject matter expert for AMTI, a defense and homeland security contractor which was subsequently purchased by SAIC. Dr. Chau was the Africa desk officer, focusing on terrorist threats in and emanating from the continent of Africa. He
provided research, analysis, and policy support to defense and homeland security contracts at the federal, state, and local levels.

In 2007, Dr. Chau entered academia as an assistant professor of political science, later promoted to associate, at California State University, San Bernardino. His teaching and research specialized on
international politics in East Asia and Africa as well as national and international security. Dr. Chau has published multiple books, journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and book reviews.

Between 1996 and 2005, Dr. Chau earned a B.A. in literature/government from Claremont McKenna College, an M.S. in defense and strategic studies from Missouri State University, and a Ph.D. in politics and international relations from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

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Dr. Dave Dawson / University of West Florida Innovation Institute

Research Scholar

Dr. Dave Dawson serves as a Research Scientist for UWF’s Innovation Institute and continues to serve as Program Coordinator and Advisor in the Department of Instructionl, Workforce and Applied Technologies. He is currently engaged in developing competency-based education models for Information Technology disciplines.  He is a co-inventor of a reusable learning object-based instructional design system that is patent-pending and has been licensed for commercialization, and is also co-inventor for another patent-pending location based services technology application under commercial license called Next Exit History.

He is actively engaged in research and development activities including fully immersive learning environment-based curriculum models through examples like the National Flight Academy aboard NAS Pensacola and scaling that model for dissemination throughout the country. Another area of focus is the delivery of learning programs through mobile technologies and was a principal developer for a very early implementation of this model through a DoD project. He also consults with organizations on issues related to technology and learning and has published articles and book chapters in these areas.

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