Summit Speakers

Paul Carney

Navy Federal Credit Union

Paul works in the HR group in Navy Federal’s Pensacola Operations Center, where he helps leaders build human capital insights. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Vermont, his Master’s in Business Administration from Sage Graduate School, and has earned his SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification.  Paul has over 25 years of experience as a leader and business owner using his IT and HR professional talents. As an entrepreneur, he helped start and sell three different organizations. Paul lives in Gulf Breeze, FL, with his wife, Lisa, and has two Gator adult children.



Paul Carney - Master of Ceremonies



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


"The Entrepreneurship Addiction" - Calvin Bonifacio


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


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


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

The only thing constant in life is change. After 9 moves and 20 job titles in the Air Force, I thought I was pretty good at adapting to change. Yet transitioning to civilian life introduced a ton of stress as I was finally forced to decide what I wanted to do when I grow up. Instead of feeling liberated, I found myself under pressure to make the perfect choices as I would have live with the consequences of these decisions for the rest of my life. After much soul searching, I stumbled across the “Design your Life” philosophy that recommends using iterative design cycles to navigate towards multiple, equally fulfilling career options. I’d like to share how I applied these principals to design my second career and hope that you might find them useful for your personal life as well.


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


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


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