AFITC Conference slated for Aug. 28-30 Published Aug. 17, 2017 By Phil Berube Maxwell Public Affairs MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- The Air Force IT and Cyberpower Conference is from Aug. 28-30, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center, Montgomery AL. Living up to its theme of “The Future is Now … A Digital Age Air Force,” the conference will highlight the importance of the continuing need for private industry partners, decision makers, academics and government professionals to collaborate on joint ventures in the cyber and IT domains. Last year’s conference drew more than 3,200 attendees and more than 100 IT and cyber vendors. This year’s attendance is expected to grow and more than 150 vendors have already signed up to display the latest in IT and cyber technologies. Through an aggressive schedule of cyber and IT breakout and “brown bag” sessions, panels and a diverse lineup of government and industry keynote speakers, attendees will gain insight to and an understanding of all aspects of Air Force cyberspace and IT, including enterprise architecture, cyber security and governance, the “cloud,” identity management, acquisitions and spectrum management. Some of the scheduled military keynote speakers are Gen. John Raymond, commander, Air Force Space Command; Maj. Gen. Christopher Weggeman, commander, Twenty-fourth Air Force and Air Forces Cyber; Lt. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson, deputy chief of staff, Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth Wright. Scheduled industry partner speakers include Rob High, vice president and chief technology officer, IBM Watson; Tom Keane, general manager of Microsoft’s Azure team in its Cloud and Enterprise Division; and Dr. Matt Wood, Amazon Web Services’ general manager of Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Conference attendance eligibility and registration is online at www.afitc-event.com. Online registration ends Aug. 21. People will be able to register on-site at the Renaissance starting the afternoon of Aug. 27 and each day during the conference. Media are welcome to cover the conference. There will be a table set up at the conference site for media registration and media badges. Media can contact Phil Berube at the contact info above if they have any questions.