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ITEN Wired Radio-Programming Episode with Guests: Jim Rhodes, Kelly Reeser and Sena Maddison


ITEN Wired is the Gulf Coast’s premier conference for executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, and educators working in technology. With topics including cybersecurity, tech makers, start-up tech, virtual environments, simulation, and robotics, you’ll be sure to find something inspiring. Expert presenters offer an excellent forum for professional development. Don’t miss this opportunity to exchange ideas and forge new collaborations around innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship.

The ITEN Wired Summit comes back to the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front on October 12–14 as a bigger, better, three-day conference. Also returning this year is Ignite® ITEN where presenters share a personal or professional tech passion using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five entertaining minutes.

New this year is the ITEN Wired Cyber Competition. The competition will consist of three concurrent tracks provided by our Cyber Range Sponsor, Metova CyberCENTS.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front

 12:00 – 3:00

Job Fair

Sponsored by CSRA and Sirius Technical

The Job Fair is free and open to the public.

 1:00 – 3:00

SBDC Workshop for Entrepreneurs

How to Strategically Grow and Accelerate Your Business

Kelly Massey – SBDC Regional Director

Dan Cavanaugh – Manager, Pensacola Area Office

Tom Hermanson – Manager, Fort Walton Beach Area Office

In today’s competitive marketplace it helps to collaborate with an experienced partner who can navigate your business past obstacles, optimize performance, and put you on the road to success. Designed to connect emerging and growing Florida businesses with professional business consultants, our no-cost Growth Acceleration Services are
designed to do just that.

 3:30 – 4:30

CIO Panel Discussion

Sean O’Brien – ITSS Program Executive, CSRA

 3:30 – 5:00

Cyber Competition

Team Check-in, Rules, Range Familiarization

Sponsored by Metova CyberCENTS

 5:00 – 7:00

Opening Reception

Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union

Details to Follow

Thursday, October 13, 2016

 7:45 – 8:45

Breakfast and Opening Keynote

Welcome and Orientation: Paul Carney, Master of Ceremonies

Cyber Military/Defense

CAPT Bill Lintz, Opening Keynote Speaker

Sponsored by Konica Minolta Business Solutions

 9:00 – 5:30

Cyber Competition Events

ITEN Wired is pleased to announce the 1st Annual ITEN Wired Cyber Competition.

The competition will consist of three concurrent tracks provided by our Cyber Range Sponsor, Metova CyberCENTS. More Details…


White Sands Room

Aquamarine Room

Emerald Coast Room

Sponsored by AppRiver

Coral Reef Room

 9:00 – 10:00

White Sands


Details to Follow

Ronda F. Rotelli
Human Resources/Safety Officer
Global Business Solutions, Inc.
Gretchen Clarke
Strategic Accounts Executive


Edugames and the Revolution in Worldwide Education

Properly designed Edugames will successfully change the “Instructional Paradigm” in future K-12 Education

Joseph H. Caruth Jr.
GR77 Solutions LLC

Emerald Coast

Cyber Crime and Social Engineering

Cyber Crime & Social Engineering: dissection of real-world data breach examples

Glenda R. Snodgrass
The Net Effect

Coral Reef

IP Protection

Details to Follow

Hunter Adams
Registered Patent Attorney
AdamsIP, LLC

 10:00 – 10:30

Morning Break

Exhibitor Booths Open
Sponsored By Cox Business Solutions

 10:30 – 11:30

White Sands

It’s Time to ditch the “techlish”

It’s time to ditch the “Techlish” & start speaking human in your tech #content.

Debbie Williams
Co-Founder/Chief Content Officer


The Drones are Coming

Chris and Alan from Pelican Drones talking to ITEN Wired on how to launch your tech startup with elevated media.

Alan Gray
Director Sales and Advancement
Pelican Drones
Chris Tonn
CEO Pelican Drones
Pelican Drones

Emerald Coast


Details to Follow

Guy Garrett

Employee Cyber Awareness

Coral Reef

Cloud Management

Details to Follow

Jeffrey Mitchell
Director of Information

 11:45 – 12:45

Lunch Keynote

Innovation, Aviation Technology Management
Steven West – Senior Director Network Operations Control-Bridge, Southwest Airlines


 1:00 – 2:00

White Sands

Step Forward: Inspiring Women in Professional Excellence

Intended for both male and female audiences, the program encourages the advancement of women by helping to develop leadership skills through sharing experiences and best practices.

Cathleen C. Lilli
IT Leadership-Director of IT Infrastructure
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.


If Spartans defended computer networks they would use Security Onion.

A quick look at Security Onion from the fighting pits to the Battle of Thermopylae.

Josh Wilson
Security Engineer

Emerald Coast

Cyber Network

Details to Follow

Rob Krug

Coral Reef

Securing Your Users

Security awareness on a budget! Create an awareness and training program in-house to reduce risk to your data, systems, and brand.

Michelle Ward
CEO and Founder
Cyber Safe Workforce LLC

 2:00 – 2:30

Afternoon Break

Exhibitor Booths Open

 2:30 – 3:30

White Sands

Moving on Up: From Code Monkey to Managing Humans

Moving from developer to manager is a delicate journey. Come listen to Daniel Judge provide insight on avoiding the common pitfalls.

Daniel Judge
Software Architect and Project Manager


Cloud – IoT

Details to Follow

Nino Vidovic
Chief Operating Technologist
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

Emerald Coast

Network Security Isn’t Red or Blue – It’s Purple!

Red Team meets Blue Team. Together they make Purple – the ideal combination for max cooperation, max learning & max security!

Jim Nitterauer
Senior Systems Administrator
AppRiver, LLC

Coral Reef

A Practical Security Guide

Details to Follow

Paul Jones
Chief Information Officer
Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County

 3:45 – 4:30

Closing Keynote

Cyberspace simulation: An emulated, realistic and risk-free environment for advanced learning

Kevin Hofstra

Metova CyberCENTS CTO brings Advanced Cyber Emulation to DOD.

 4:30 – 4:45

Closing Remarks

Paul Carney, Master of Ceremonies

 5:00 – 7:00

Evening Reception

Sponsored by vTECH

 5:30 – 6:00

Cyber Competition Debrief

Debrief and Results

Sponsored by Metova CyberCENTS

Friday, October 14, 2016

 8:00 – 8:15


Paul Carney – Master of Ceremonies

 8:15 – 9:00

Breakfast and Opening Keynote

Minimum Viable Government in Startups

Rep. Jamie Grant

Sponsored by – Northrop Grumman

 9:00 – 9:45

Women in Tech Panel Discussion

Michelle Horton 

Sponsored by Innovation Coast

 9:45 – 10:15

Morning Break

Exhibitor Booths Open
Sponsored By Southern Light

 10:15 – 11:00

Ignite ITEN

Ignite® ITEN presenters will share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.

Sponsored by Mediacom Business

 11:00 – 11:45

Closing Keynote

Sponsored by – Gulf Power

Details to follow.

 11:45 – 12:00

Closing Remarks/Grand Prize Giveaway

Paul Carney – Master of Ceremonies

Details to Follow

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Jim Beran / Gilmore Services

February 1, 2013, Jim joined Gilmore Services as Director of Sales & Marketing. “I’ve been in the industry for nearly 17 years, and there’s no firm better in the panhandle than Gilmore Services. They’ve taken integrity and protection of private and corporate information to the highest level. Gilmore Services is leading the industry. I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic, thriving, and family oriented company.”

Beran spent the past 17 years with Shred Right working his way from account executive to Director of Business Development, building Shred Right into one of the largest privately held information destruction companies in the industry. “Jim established the legacy at Shred Right of uncompromising security and unwavering customer service,” said Don Drapeau, President of Shred Right.

Beran has served on the Board of Directors of the international trade association NAID, including serving as its’ President in 2010. While serving as President for NAID, Beran visited nearly every continent over the a 36 month period speaking, listening and meeting with industry leaders focused on the development and progress of the information destruction and records management services around the world. “NAID has been very fortunate to have someone of Jim’s integrity, intelligence and compassion to lead it through a period of great change and expansion.” Bob Johnson, CEO of NAID said.  Johnson goes on to say, “the association and the industry are better specifically due to his involvement on the board of directors over the past years.”

“We hire experience and passion. Like Jim, we believe in uncompromising security and unwavering customer service. Jim embodies this with his dedication to colleagues, clients, and to our industry; this aligns completely with our company values.” said Ronnie Gilmore, President of Gilmore Services.


Curtis Cantrell / SouthTel

SouthTel has over 34 years’ experience providing telephone systems, and voice and data services. Specializing in IP, VOIP and Hosted products as well as network infrastructure. We provide the latest in leading edge technology for businesses.

We offer the latest in leading edge technology the telecommunications industry has to offer from IP, VOIP and hosted telephone systems, voice and data networking, local line service with unlimited local and long distance calling, and surveillance hardware. Our over 32 year track record demonstrates our commitment to our customers and our expertise in the communications industry. We have the solutions to fit your business.


Alex Charwin / vTECHio

vTECH io is a Premier Dell Partner dedicated to personalizing your Dell experience and Optimizing your IT environment! The mother company of vTECH io was founded in Naples, Florida in 1993. From humble beginnings, vTECH io is rapidly growing a national footprint, including a local rep right here in Pensacola. vTECH io’s goal is to get to know you, your business, and your goals, in order to give you the information and expertise necessary to stay on the cutting edge of technology.

Alex recently joined vTECH io a little over 2 months ago and has taken over as the North Florida Account Executive covering everything from Pensacola to Jacksonville. During these 2 shorts months Alex has become certified in many different areas of Dell’s portfolio and with the help of vTECH’s engineering staff has assisted organizations in dozens of projects, ranging from picking the right laptop for the job to completely restructuring entire data centers.

Alex graduated from Florida Southern College in April 2015 with degrees in Economics, Advertising, and Public Relations. While at school Alex founded Florida Southern College’s first ever Relay for Life, founded the charitable organization Feed the Need, served as a part time admissions councilor, and worked in several different marketing and PR roles. This background allows Alex  a unique prospective, approaching technology with a holistic view of each and every business he works with.


Kelley Massey/Regional Director
Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida