Summit Speakers

Robin Reshard

Creative Director
Robert Robino Productions

Robin serves as the volunteer executive director for the Kukua Institute, a non-profit located in Historic Belmont DeVilliers with a mission to discover, grow, share and celebrate African Americans stories through art, history, science and technology.
By day, Robin is the creative director at Robert Robino Productions and has advocated for and created stories and content about African Americans’ experiences, history and development in the American visual and vocal conversation. She develops projects for print, broadcast, and companies, and produces and hosts “Inside Voices TV” and “The Pensacola Network Show.” Her work has been seen and heard on public television, in public spaces and in public conversations. Robin serves the community as a board and committee work with the Florida Folklife Council, Visit Pensacola, Kukua Institute, Voices of Pensacola Advisory Council, Pensacola Community Action Network, Historic Brownsville Community, and the Belmont DeVilliers Neighborhood Association. She earned a Masters of Science in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.
For her work around connecting people through community dialogue, she was selected as one of 52 exceptional people nationwide for USA Today Network’s “We Are One Nation” 2017 project.
Robin is married to Lloyd Reshard, CEO of Cognitive Big Data Systems, and they have three beautiful, smart, productive and kind adult children.




“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