2019 Agenda*

Exhibit hall  will

remain open all day!


Registration Desk Opens; Exhibit Hall Opens for the day
Kick-off refreshments sponsored by Dynamic Software Solutions (DS2)

9:00 - 9:05     

Welcome - Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network
Paul Jernigan, FY 2019 TeCMEN Chairman 

9:05 - 9:10      

Welcome on Behalf of the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County
Glenn Scharf, FY 2019 EDC Chairman 


9:10 - 9:55      

Jamal Sowell, Florida Secretary of Commerce and President/CEO, Enterprise Florida 

9:55 - 10:25    

Networking Break
Sponsored by Gulf Power


10:25 - 11:25    

Northwest Florida Aerospace Cluster

Moderated by:  Nathan Sparks, EDC of Okaloosa County
Panelists: Ronnie Wilson (GKN Aerospace), Hank Sanders (Boeing), Brian Beasley (ST Engineering), Brian Anderson (Vertex Aerospace ASI)

11:30 - 12:15   

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

  • Palm I: Disaster Readiness & Business Continuity 

    • Panelist: Amy Lee (FloridaMakes)

  • Palm II: Capitalizing on Talent in a Competitive Economy

    • Panelists: Diana Phelps (TEKsystems), Jim Howe (Landrum HR) and Will Clark (Aerotek)


12:15 - 1:15   

Technical Showcase and Networking Lunch – Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by CHELCO and PowerSouth


1:15 - 2:00    

Concurrent Workshop Sessions

  • Palm I: Intro to Process Mapping

    • Panelists: Glenn Tuttle (Small Business Solutions) and Dr. Steve Borchert (Small Business Solutions)


  • Palm II: Cross Generational Workplace Communication

    • Jake Nimetz (Navy Federal Credit Union)


2:05 - 2:45     

The Next Generation of Test at Eglin - Steven Dietzius (96th Test Wing)

2:50 - 3:50     

CyberSecurity Panel

Moderated by: Glenn Scharf (Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund and FY 2019 EDC Chairman)

Panelists: Sam Blowes (Bit Wizards), Dr. Guillermo Francia III (UWF Center for CyberSecurity), Dr. Dallas Snider (UWF), Dan Sligar (OCSD CTE)

4:00 - 5:00     

Networking Reception
Sponsored by Vertex Aerospace AIS



Exhibit Hall Closes  

*Agenda subject to change

Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, FL

Location: 1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Building 7 - Suite 717, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Mailing: P.O. Box 4097, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549

TeCMEN (Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network) is proudly sponsored by:

www.florida-edc.org ~ 1.800.995.7374 ~ 850.362.6467