Summit Speakers

Anthony Lawrence

Owner and CEO
VOR Technology

Anthony (Tony) Lawrence is the founder and CEO of VOR Technology. Tony is a service-disabled veteran of the U.S Army, where he provided operational oversight for two counter-terrorism offices within the Department of Defense (DOD). He has tracked and reported intelligence on over 100 Counter-Terrorism targets of interest. His cyber target geo-location efforts produced intelligence reports directly leading to the capture or elimination of terrorists worldwide. Because of his knowledge and high mission success rate, SGT Lawrence was hand selected to work directly for the Director National Security Agency (DIRNSA). On his behalf, he delivered patented USCYBERCOM/NSA briefings to senior U.S. military flag officers, members of the Presidential Staff, members of Congress and staff, U.S Ambassadors, Senators, Executive Branch officials, Stakeholders, and Foreign Dignitaries, ensuring support and cooperation for SIGINT and Cyber missions.

Five years later, Mr. Lawrence has created an amazing company focused on providing superior tactical mission support to DOD and our country. Under Tony’s leadership, VOR has grown to over 300 cleared employees establishing a working-presence across the United States to include Florida, Georgia, Utah, Texas, Alaska and the greater Washington D.C area.

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CIO Roundtable

A panel where CIO will discuss the issues that will affect their organization.  An opportunity for IT directors, IT managers, Technology service providers, Technology infrastructure providers to hear a frank and open discussion and gain insight into where this industry and market are headed in the near future.  The event will be presented in a panel format with 3 to 5 CIO’s.  The discussion will be guided by a moderator.  CIOs from the following industries have been invited; Military/training, Medical, manufacturing, banking, Gov,  education as well as a ‘Cloud Service” provider.  The panel will be presented with 3 or 4 CIO level issues/challenges.  Each will have an opportunity to discuss their views on how their respective organizations are approaching the issues.  This format will benefit the Gulf Coast IT industry in several ways; provides insight into the larger issues from local CIO’s,  leading industry CIOs can exchange ideas/approaches with their peers.  Industry managers, operators and technicians will hear the directions and concepts of where their CIOs would like to go and service providers and vendors will better understand the types and extent of the services that will be needed as the organizations mature and change to meet the future.  This is also a great opportunity for service providers and vendors to understand what skill sets, services and technology will be need in the future.   Given the current volatility in the economy this type of event offers the opportunity to understand where the market place is headed and what need to be done to remain competitive.