IHMC: Careers in Technology event, Oct. 1

Students, entrepreneurs and local officials will converge October 1 at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition for the inaugural “Careers in Technology” event.

The meetup, co-hosted by Innovation Coast and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, will be the first in a series of such gatherings. Organizers say they hope the event will encourage more people to pursue careers in technology, and connect those who do with industry leaders.

“The tech industry is the wave of the future for America,” Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill said. “If we’re still chasing down the last generation’s jobs, then we’re just not going to have much of an economic development boom in our community.”

Underhill, a former Navy officer whose military specialty was cybersecurity, will deliver the keynote address at next month’s gathering.

His remarks will be followed by a panel discussion featuring a who’s-who of local business leaders. Panelists will include Paul Carney, manager of talent acquisition for Navy Federal Credit Union; Harry Huelsbeck, a cybersecurity analyst with Northrop Grumman Corp.; Lanessa Hunter, a software tester with IBM; and Vernon Niven, a veteran tech entrepreneur.

The Careers in Technology event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, located at 40 South Alcaniz St. in downtown Pensacola. Seating is limited. To reserve your spot today, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/careers-in-technology-pensacola-tickets-18544070815.

What: Careers in Technology
When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1
Where: IHMC, 40 S Alcaniz St, downtown Pensacola