Summit Speakers

Michelle Horton

Director of Enrollment and Retention Management
Complete Florida, UWF Innovation Institute

Michelle serves on the Board of Directors for Innovation Coast and is the Chairperson for the Women in Technology Committee.  She has recently accepted the position of Director of Enrollment and Retention Management for Complete Florida at the UWF Innovation Institute.  Michelle began her career in higher education more than ten years ago at Pensacola State College.  Prior to her position with the UWF Innovation Institute, Michelle served as the Director of the South Santa Rosa Center for Pensacola State College.  She works closely with faculty, staff, students, and the community to develop student support services and enhance workforce development.    


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Women in Tech Panel Discussion

9:00 AM 10/14/2016

The mission of Innovation Coast is to grow, sustain and showcase the successful, vibrant community of technology companies and professionals in Pensacola, Florida, and along the Northern Gulf Coast. Innovation Coast is a business community serving entrepreneurial garage start-ups, established leaders, and everyone in between. 

The Women in Technology Committee’s mission is to develop an alliance to advance, advocate and support women in technology.  The committee focuses on providing women across the Panhandle with resources and tools that will enable them to succeed in their technology-related career field. As women are an important part of the growing demand of workforce in technology industries, this committee strives to establish a forum that promotes networking opportunities and career exploration. This vision also aligns with Innovation Coast’s mission to grow and showcase the region’s vibrant ecosystem of technology companies, professionals, and investment opportunities.

Innovation Coast and the Women in Technology Committee is pleased to participate in the ITEN Wired Summit.  We will conduct a panel discussion with women who have successful careers in the field of Cyber Security.  The discussion will focus on the experiences, challenges, and opportunities associated with the field of Information Technology and Cyber Security.