Monday, October 9th

 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration and Badge Pick-Up

Lobby Entry

 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Job Fair

Royal Palm A-F

Sponsored by H2 Performance Consulting

The Job Fair is free and open to the public.

 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cyber Competition Setup

Oleander Room

Team Check-in, Rules, Range Familiarization

Sponsored by Metova CyberCENTS and Florida Cyber Range

 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

How to Build an IT Resume and Prepare for the Interview

Coral Reef Room

Presented by TEKsystems

Free and open to the public

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Government Contracting Workshop​

IT Federal Opportunities $1 Trillion Market - John DiGiacomo, Government Contracting Specialist

Coral Reef Room

Presented by Florida Small Business Development Center

Free and open to the public

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Meet and Greet for Anand Thaker

CEO & Founder, IntelliPhi MarTech Advisor, Builder, Investor, Analyst for AI, Data, and Strategy​

Coral Reef Room

Presented by Pensacola Digital Marketing Mavens Meetup

Free and open to the public

 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

V-IT Dinner

Invitation Only / Off-Site

Sponsored by C Spire


Tuesday, October 10th

 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration and Badge Pick-Up

Lobby Entry

Breakfast

 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Welcome

Paul Carney - Master of Ceremonies

 8:40 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Keynote

Main Ballroom 

Minimum Viable Government "MVG 2.0"

Rep. Jamie Grant - Florida House of Representatives  

Innovation and the fight for economic liberty. From autonomous vehicles to AI to technology-enabled services, how overly burdensome and unnecessary regulations threaten the modern entrepreneur.

 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

White Sands
Sponsored By: Innovation Coast

Women in Tech

Speakers:
Terry Enos
Assistant VP, GPO Information Services
Navy Federal Credit Union
DeDe Sanogo
PMO Director
University of South Alabama Health System
Nicole Kato
CTO
Total Parts Plus

Emerald Coast
Sponsored By: CO:LAB

Cloud Technology

Speakers:
Donald Robinson
Chief Technology Officer-Defense
CSRA

Coral Reef
Sponsored By: University of West Florida

You Can't Secure It If ...

Using the SANS 20 to step through real-world scenarios of infosec blunders

Details…

You Can't Secure It If ...

As wireless devices proliferate and automation changes the way we work, assessing cyber security risk has become increasingly more complex.  In this seminar, we will step through some of the issues encountered in client assessments:  You can't secure it if you don't know it's there, you don't know how it works, you don't know who has access to it, and more.

Speakers:
Glenda R. Snodgrass
President
The Net Effect

Oleander
Sponsored By: Florida Cyber Range, Metova CyberCENTS

Using the Florida Cyber Range to Develop the Next-Generation of Cybersecurity Defenders: Hands-on Ransomware Training

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Using the Florida Cyber Range to Develop the Next-Generation of Cybersecurity Defenders: Hands-on Ransomware Training

This will be a “hands-on” event where participants will interact with several Ransomware and Malware samples via the Florida Cyber Range.  The event will focus on threat scenarios, attack vectors and will touch upon mitigation techniques.

Please note: These sessions includes a hand’s-on exercise using remote access into the Florida Cyber Range environment.  Attendees wanting to participate in the exercises must bring a laptop computer to connect to the range via a WiFi connection.  All activity will be accomplished within the cyber range via a web-browser, so there is no risk of compromise to participants’ systems.

The Cyber Range infrastructure will be provided by the Florida Cyber Range in cooperation with the University of West Florida and Metova CyberCENTS. The Florida Cyber Range is a state-of-the-art platform for hands-on cybersecurity education, training, operations and research hosted out of the UWF Center for Cybersecurity, a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) and the NSA/DHS CAE Regional Resource Center for the Southeast region.  The Florida Cyber Range consists of Metova CyberCENTS Cyber Operations Enhanced Network and Training Simulators (CENTS®) technologies.  The pre-programmed traffic/attacks will be provided by the Metova Sentinel, Legion, AutoBuild, Myrmidon, Reconstitution (SLAM-R©) cyber effect appliance.  The emulated internet will be provided by the Metova Range Global Internet (RGI®) appliance.

Speakers:
Kevin Hofstra
Chief Technology Officer
Metova CyberCENTS

 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Morning Break

Sponsored by Gulf Power

 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

White Sands
Sponsored By: Innovation Coast

Building a Sustainable Tech Community in the Panhandle

 Creating an entrepreneurial tech community starts with relationships between k-20, govt, education & business.

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Building a Sustainable Tech Community in the Panhandle

How do we keep young talent local (in North FL).  What strategies work in building a sustainable pipeline to bring a community solution for startups, established businesses and government?  What efforts work in community building and partnerships?  You cannot do it alone and the process requires looking at all approaches (and inviting all interested parties) to broadening their impact by creating partnerships between with businesses, workforce organizations, educational institutions, nonprofit groups, students (k-16) and community leaders.  The talk will explore our efforts over the last 5 years in building a university partnership to keep talent local, to showcase and support local tech businesses, and to create a community that attract young people.

Speakers:
Ebe Randeree
Associate Dean
Florida State University College of Communication & Information
Gretchen Clarke
Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances
AppRiver
Eman El-Sheikh
Director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Professor of Computer Science
University of West Florida
Janet Woolman
Founder
Innovation Strategies LLC

Emerald Coast
Sponsored By: CO:LAB

Building a Usable Mobile Data Protection Strategy

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Building a Usable Mobile Data Protection Strategy

Mobile smart devices from the consumer perspective are easy to activate for a enriched user experience. Enable smart devices in the enterprise, after the basics, the user experience they know drops while users and InfoSec demand more with competing agendas. This presentation will provide you with a blueprint of the various mobile data protection technologies. We will review what is provided natively, as well as, third party options to help you decide what will fit best in your environment and corporate culture.

Speakers:
David Schwartzberg
Sr. Manager, Security & Privacy
MobileIron

Coral Reef
Sponsored By: University of West Florida

Organizational health for technical teams: A competitive advantage

The importance of clarity and how to establish it

Internal and external relational trust building

Creating an environment of trust

Special considerations when managing technical resources

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Organizational health for technical teams: A competitive advantage

This presentation will cover the importance of maintaining organizational health in a fast-growing company.  Most companies begin with a clear direction, supported by the small size and ubiquitous communications required just to survive. Corporate health and culture can suffer if leaders are not intentional and consistent in their efforts to develop leaders and build trust as the company grows.  Technical organizations are especially susceptible to challenges since the distance between non-technical leadership and technical resources can naturally widen.​

Speakers:
Jeremy Wyatt
CTO & VP of Development
Actigraph

Oleander
Sponsored By: Florida Cyber Range, Metova CyberCENTS

Using the Florida Cyber Range to Develop the Next-Generation of Cybersecurity Defenders: Hands-on Phishing Training

Details…

Using the Florida Cyber Range to Develop the Next-Generation of Cybersecurity Defenders: Hands-on Phishing Training

This will be a “hands-on” event where participants will interact with SPAM, phishing emails, Microsoft Exchange/AD, and browser-based exploits via the Florida Cyber Range. The event will focus on threat scenarios, attack vectors and will touch upon mitigation techniques.

Please note: These sessions includes a hand’s-on exercise using remote access into the Florida Cyber Range environment.  Attendees wanting to participate in the exercises must bring a laptop computer to connect to the range via a WiFi connection.  All activity will be accomplished within the cyber range via a web-browser, so there is no risk of compromise to participants’ systems.

The Cyber Range infrastructure will be provided by the Florida Cyber Range in cooperation with the University of West Florida and Metova CyberCENTS. The Florida Cyber Range is a state-of-the-art platform for hands-on cybersecurity education, training, operations and research hosted out of the UWF Center for Cybersecurity, a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) and the NSA/DHS CAE Regional Resource Center for the Southeast region.  The Florida Cyber Range consists of Metova CyberCENTS Cyber Operations Enhanced Network and Training Simulators (CENTS®) technologies.  The pre-programmed traffic/attacks will be provided by the Metova Sentinel, Legion, AutoBuild, Myrmidon, Reconstitution (SLAM-R©) cyber effect appliance.  The emulated internet will be provided by the Metova Range Global Internet (RGI®) appliance.

Speakers:
Kevin Hofstra
Chief Technology Officer
Metova CyberCENTS

 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch Keynote

Main Ballroom

I was the First Edward Snowden - A Perspective on NSA, Privacy, and Snowden from a former NSA Analyst

Jeff Man - Cyber Security Evangelist

NSA takes very seriously its mandate to do "what NSA does" against foreign entities and NOT U.S. citizens. The rules were clarified in the late 70's in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA was written after the findings of the "Church Proceedings" were published as part of the fallout of the Watergate scandal. In 1996 I was investigated for violating NSA's charter when I led a forensic team to help the Dept. of Justice after their website was defaced. I will share the story of how I was almost fired from NSA for violating the same law that NSA has been accused of violating based on the information disclosed by Edward Snowden several years ago, which is why I'm sometimes heard to say, "I was the first Edward Snowden". The goal is to shed some light on how NSA really operates, from someone who used to be on the inside, in order to take the whole Snowden debate to a different level. I do not intend to sway anyone's opinion, but merely want to offer some details that should help anyone make a more informed decision about NSA, its mission, and the laws by which it is governed.

 

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cyber Defense and Incident Response Competition

Oleander Room

Sponsored by: Metova CyberCENTS & Florida Cyber Range

Teams will be tasked with defending their networks against pre-programmed cyber traffic/attack scenarios.  The goal is to defend the network against an advanced and persistent cyber adversary, with a focus on identifying and responding to a cyber attack.  Teams will be scored on their ability to defend and respond to the cyber events.  The team with the highest score will be named the Cyber Challenge Champion.

 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Break

Sponsored by: vTECH io

 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

CIO Roundtable

Main Ballroom

Sean O'Brien - Moderator

Vince Mayfield - CEO, BIT-WIZARDS

Steve Sarros - Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Baptist Health Care

Adam Ely - Vice President & Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Walmart

Carla Lewis - Chief Information Officer, C-Spire

Anthony Lawrence - Founder and CEO, VOR Technology

Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Evening Reception

The Pergola

Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union


Wednesday, October 11th

 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration and Badge Pick-Up

Lobby Entry

Breakfast

 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Welcome

Paul Carney - Master of Ceremonies

 8:40 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote

Main Ballroom

FinTech

Dan Chaddock - Vice President of Enterprise Software, Navy Federal Credit Union

 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Break

Sponsored By Uniti Fiber

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

IGNITE ITEN

Main Ballroom

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.

Chris Hendricks - “What if… We hack the local education system?”

Calvin Bonifacio - "The Entrepreneurship Addiction"

Warren Gibbs - “Building a Tech Culture – My Journey from outsider to insider”

Paul Carney - “Human vs. Robot: How you can win!”

Lt Col Patrick Hilgendorf - "Designing your Life for Career 2.0"

Dr. Dallas Snider - “The University of West Florida's New Department of Information Technology”

Keith Hannah - “The Modern Datacenter is Undergoing a Digital Transformation”

Robin Reshard - "Real Blocks: Immersing the History of Belmont DeVilliers into Virtual Reality"

 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Break

 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Closing Keynote

The Emerald Coast is home to innovation, technology, and education.  We have the right mix to make it an amazing place to live, work, and grow an industry. Google's offices in Silicon Valley sit on what was once nothing more than agricultural land, Atlanta's booming tech scene is located in a neighborhood once riddled with violence, Austin went from music to innovation.  Any area can foster growth, innovation, investment, and people development as long as it's true to it's roots, focuses on what it does best, and highlights those strengths without trying to be the next Silicon Valley imitation.  I live in Silicon Valley, I sold a tech startup, I grew up in this area, I know better than most what it takes, and this area has what it takes.

Main Ballroom

Adam Ely - VP of Information Security and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Wal-Mart

 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Main Ballroom

Grand Prize Giveaway

Paul Carney, Master of Ceremonies