Second Annual Cyber Conference Will Take Place This Spring
The second annual Invest Augusta Cyber Conference is preparing for its second year, following last year’s conference that drew a sold-out crowd of more than 200 hundred local cybersecurity and business leaders to the Legends Club to discuss Augusta’s growing cyber, technology and business sectors.
What Augusta TechNet–an annual conference in Augusta designed to facilitate networking and education about cybersecurity and technology among U.S. military, government and industry professionals–has become for the global cybersecurity industry, Invest Augusta wants to be for the expanding cybersecurity industry in Augusta.
This year’s conference will be held on May 10 at the Legends Club.
In an interview with Buzz on Biz in August, the conference’s founder Tony Lever said he envisions an expanding web of cyber innovators and leaders in Augusta, a need he said will only grow as the city becomes an increasingly important cyber hub in the U.S.
“Cybersecurity never really made it to the boardroom level until recently,” Lever said. “Bringing the business skills and the technical skills together–this is how you form small businesses.”
This year, speakers from the U.S Cyber Command, Chamber of Commerce, Fort Gordon Cyber District, Augusta University, Morris, Manning & Martin, and more will take the stage to discuss the intersection of cybersecurity and business as Augusta continues to grow those arenas locally.
The conference will also showcase tech startups from throughout the southeast that will pitch their products and services.
“”Augusta’s workforce, cyber expertise and startup ecosystem position Augusta as a global leader in cybersecurity,” Lever said. “I encourage entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders to take advantage of the opportunities available at the Invest Augusta Conference to connect with the cybersecurity leaders in the region.”