Members and Partners


AppRiver

Since its start in 2002, AppRiver has grown to become one of America's leading email and Web security companies, serving 45,000 corporate customers and protecting eight million mailboxes worldwide. AppRiver offers cloud-based spam and virus filtering, Web protection as well as email encryption, control and tracking services. In addition, the company is a top provider of secure hosted Microsoft Exchange and is one of only seven firms in North America selected as a syndication partner for Microsoft Office  www.appriver.com


Avalex

Avalex Technologies is a leading supplier of rugged surveillance equipment for military and law enforcement around the world. Avalex incorporates leading edge technologies in developing and customizing products to meet the rugged demands of the aviation and ground vehicle surveillance mar  avalex.com


Beggs & Lane

Northwest Florida's trusted legal resource for more than 125 years. Civil Litigation and Criminal Law Attorneys in Pensacola and Tallahassee Serving Florida and the United St  www.beggslane.com


Cognitive big Data System, LLC

Cognitive Big Data Systems builds brain-like sense and act applications for the cognitive computing, Internet of Things and the service robot industries. We empower robots, drones and security systems with brain-like memory systems to enable higher levels of autonomous operation. We are developing and embedding a cloud delivery platform for generating, storing, recalling brain like memories. Our technology allows users to do more with data by moving the paradigm from post event investigation to enabling the real-time prevention of abnormal events in security and health applications. Our PC-based technology can detect and classify abnormal behaviors and patterns based on what is normal for a particular location, person, device or time of day or situation and issue automatic alerts and or take action when nee  cognitivebds.com


Cyber Safe Workforce, LLC

Cyber Safe Workforce LLC was founded from a desire to focus on the human solution to the growing cyber threat. It may be hard for technology departments to add employee awareness and training to their already overflowing plates. However, the end result is reduced effort spent on employee-related cybersecurity incidents. Most employees simply don't know what is risky online behavior, so we're here to bridge that knowledge gap. We help organizations teach computer security in a way that is understandable and relatable, resulting in fewer interruptions to business and a more cyber-aware workforce. We provide the framework, materials, and expertise with guidance every step of the  /www.cybersafeworkforce.com


Five Point

Five Point is a strategic services agency dedicated to helping our clients go to market, and understand and strengthen their strategic market position. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship, creativity, skills, and collaboration across systems and stakeholders. We are "STEM" (science, technology, engineering, and math) advocates, and see it as more than a basic buzz word: it's an integral component for smart regions, connected industry and community systems, and intelligent economic developm  www.hifivepoint.com


FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance

FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance is the economic development organization located in Pensacola, Florida wholly dedicated to advancing the economic health and vitality of our region. FloridaWest is dedicated to creating an economy of success for the people of this community and fostering an economy of relationships and economy of collaboration.  www.floridawesteda.com


Gulf Power

Gulf Power Company is an investor-owned electric utility serving the Gulf Coast. Gulf Power is part of the Atanta-based Southern Company. Gulf Power's service territory spans the area from the Alabama border on the west to the Apalachicola River on the east; from the Alabama border on the north to the Gulf of Mexico on the south. Gulf Power serves 434,571 customers in 71 towns and communities throughout Northwest Flor  www.gulfpower.com


H2 Performance Consulting

H2 Performance Consulting's focus is on improving business and technology performance for their clients. H2's professionals have a sterling reputation as experts in project, program, and portfolio management with substantial experience in performance, communications, change, training and acquisitions consulting. H2 provides a blended set of solutions and services aimed at helping improve or transform business challenges into solid and successful business resu  www.h2pc.com


IEEE Northwest Florida Section

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community to innovate for a better tomorrow through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE is the trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe. There are more than 420,000 IEEE members in over 160 countries. IEEE publishes a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics and is a leading developer of international standards that underpin many of today's telecommunications, information technology, and power-generation products and services. www.ieee.org/nwflorida 

IEE Computer and Communications Joint Society

The IEEE Computer Society's vision is to be the leading provider of technical information, community services, and personalized services to the world's computing professionals. The IEEE Communications Society is a community comprised of a diverse group of industry professionals with a common interest in advancing all communications technologies.  


IHMC

Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities. Our human-centered approach often results in systems that can be regarded as cognitive or perceptual prostheses, much as eyeglasses are a sort of ocular prosthesis. These systems fit the human and machine components together in ways that exploit their respective strengths and mitigate their respective weaknesses. The design and fit of computational prostheses require a broader interdisciplinary range than is typically found in one organization, thus IHMC staff includes computer scientists, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, physicians, philosophers, engineers and social scientists of various stripes, as well as some people who resist all attempts to classify t  www.ihmc.us


IMS Expert Services

IMS ExpertServices is a full service expert witness and litigation consultant delivery firm. We understand the unique blend of skills, experience and personality needed in an expert witness to communicate with judges and jur  www.ims-expertservices.com


KiJobGrowth

KiJobGrowth provides state of the art software solutions and professional services for economic development organizations. We are passionate about providing EDOs with the tools, processes and services to grow j  www.kijobgrowth.com


KontactIntelligence

KontactIntellligence is the premier Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) healthcare software solution that seamlessly integrates medical staff network development, physician recruiting, retention, metrics reporting and marketing – all on a single, easy-to-use platform designed for and by physician relations departme  www.kontactintelligence.com


National Flight Academy

The National Flight Academy (NFA), the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s educational initiative, was authorized by the Department of Navy in 2001 and designed to address the serious concerns of declining Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills and standards in our country. The Academy’s immersive simulated environment, coupled with the most revolutionary methods in instruction, foster cooperative learning and inspire young people primarily in grades 7 through 12 to pursue the math and sciences today, which open the door to science and engineering degrees and careers of tomorrow. This vision for today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders is the guiding purpose of the National Flight Acad  www.nationalflightacademy.com


Nowak Enterprises, Inc.

Nowak Enterprises, Inc. (NEI) is a privately owned and operated company started in 1991. Beginning with two McDonald’s, NEI has served residents and visitors of Escambia County for almost 25 years. Now with six McDonald’s and almost 300 employees, NEI is an innovative leader in customer care and employee train  www.nowakenterprises.com


Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College offers associate and baccalaureate degrees, career oriented certificates, college prep, recreation/leisure, adult education, GED prep, and standard high school diplomas. Pensacola State College services Escambia and Santa Rosa counties by providing convenient, accessible education at three campuses, three centers and online. Pensacola State was recently ranked in the nation's Top 50 producer of associate degrees in several discipli  www.pensacolastate.edu


Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund

Accounting, tax and consulting services Saltmarsh Cleaveland & Gund has been a leader in the professional services industry for more than 60 years in the Southeast including Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida. Our reputation was built on the principles of honesty, integrity, accuracy and the highest levels of service to our clients and commun  www.saltmarshcpa.com


Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office

The Santa Rosa EDO is the economic development organization serving Santa Rosa County, Florida. They provide recruitment, retention and expansion services. Regional partners include the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Okaloosa EDC, and Florida's Great Northw  www.santarosaedo.com


Southern Light

Southern Light is the preferred provider of telecommunications services – using fiber-optic networks and wireless capabilities - along the US Gulf Coast region. Our company owns and maintains the largest contiguous fiber-optic network from south Louisiana, through southern Mississippi and Alabama, and across the Florida panhandle. Southern Light is a privately held company and is focused on serving three primary customer segments in our markets: 1) Telecommunications Carriers, 2) Enterprise Customers and 3) Government Entities. Southern Light provides Metro Ethernet, Internet, OCxx, TDM and Colocations services over our own fiber optic network, to name a few of our Digital Servi  southernlightfiber.com


TechSoft

Headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, Technical Software Services, Inc. (TECHSOFT) is principally engaged in process engineering, software services, network services, information security, training/course development, and managed services. TECHSOFT has decades of experience delivering superior service and solutions to its clients, including federal agencies, state and local government, and commercial clients throughout the continental U.S. In addition to its Florida headquarters, the company maintains a presence in Charleston, South Carol  www.techsoft.com


University of West Florida

The University of West Florida, based in Pensacola since 1963, is the largest provider of higher education, offering a range of associate, bachelor's and masters degrees as well as doctoral programs to more than 12,000 students in its three colleges, and has awarded more than 59,000 associate, bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral degr  www.uwf.edu


Venture Hive

Venture Hive is an entrepreneurship education company that offers institutions and communities effective turnkey models to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem. We create content and platforms to be delivered in a way that ensures that anyone can have access to a world class program. We cultivate and educate entrepreneurs through three levels of engagement: Venture Hive Prep™, Venture Hive U™ and Accelerator/Incubator progr  /www.venturehive.com


Warren Averett, LLC

Warren Averett, LLC continues to carry out its strategic growth plans in the Southeast with the recent merger of Atlanta-based Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen (GH&I) and Tampa-based Pender Newkirk & Company. The merger, effective January 1, 2013, helps build a stronger presence for Warren Averett in the Southeast, while offering expanded reach and resources, additional service solutions and strengthened depth of expertise to clients. Warren Averett will employ more than 725 team members and serve clients through 14 offices across Alabama, Florida and Geor  www.warrenaverett.com