Careers in IT Baton Rouge 2023

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The Northwest Florida Computer & Communications Joint Society will be conducting a session titled 'Careers in IT - Baton Rouge 2023' from 11 am - noon during SQL Saturday Baton Rouge on the LSU Campus.  The session will feature moderated Q&A with a panel of industry experts assembled for the event.  For details on SQL Saturday, and to register, please visit

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  • Date: 29 Jul 2023
  • Time: 07:45 AM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • LSU Business Education Complex
  • 501 South Quad Drive
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • United States 70803

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  • Co-sponsored by SQL Saturday Baton Rouge


Michael Viron of Careers in Technology / Northwest FL C2JS


Careers in IT - Baton Rouge 2023

Careers in IT will feature a panel of industry leaders and experts who directly interact with participants in a moderated question and answer session. This will allow participants to gain insight into what the IT community sees as valuable (skill-sets, certifications, experience, and etc) so that they can be better prepared for a career transition or to start work in the IT field for the first time.


Over the years, I have gained a wide variety of experience as a senior IT director, business owner, speaker, volunteer, and event organizer. Since 1995, I’ve helped launch numerous startups, company divisions, product lines, professional user groups, and technology events.

In 2010, I launched the Northwest Florida Software Architecture Summit (designed to bring developers & IT professionals together) and complimented it with the launch of Careers in Tech in 2011. Careers in Tech underwent a successful reboot in 2015 and regularly holds events virtually and across the southeastern US.

My wide range of experience covers many key areas, including operations (both business & IT), project management, security, and software engineering. In addition to my full time job, I also continue to be heavily involved as an alumni volunteer, presenter, and mentor at the University of West Florida and in various leadership and consulting roles for projects and organizations nationwide.

In my role as Director of IT & Software Engineering at KAMedData, Inc / KontactIntelligence, I've been heavily involved in coordinating numerous product launches and both company and division startups. A key member of the company's management team, I have a wide range of responsibilities including day-to-day technical operations, project management, security, short and long range technical planning, and development.

In addition, I founded General Education Online (GEO), handling a wide variety of business and technical operations. GEO has been recognized for quality and excellence, and as an industry innovator and leader by the Chronicle for Higher Education, the US Department of Education, and .

I also spend time as a volunteer with a wide variety of professional organizations and user groups at both a local and national level, including IEEE Northwest Florida (IEEE NWF), the Computer & Communications Joint Society of IEEE NWF (as Chair since 2009), the international IEEE Computer Society (currently serving on the Awards & Recognition Committee), and IT Gulf Coast. As part of my efforts to give back to the community, I also serve on advisory boards covering IT, computer science, and cyberforensics for Pensacola State College (since 1/2015) and the Escambia County School District (since 09/2015).

In my sparse spare time, you'll find me active on social media, as a photographer and writer, and as a consultant / advisor for Fortune 500 companies and startups nationwide.