Eric T. Gonzalez
Eric is a Naval Officer specializing in Cryptology. His career spans tours deploying to the Middle East Region aboard two warships, serving at National Security Agency Headquarters leading a data analytics office, a tour flying onboard a military reconnaissance aircraft supporting national intelligence objectives, and currently serves at the Pentagon as a Cryptologic Staff Officer supporting Department of the Navy system acquisition programs.
Eric is transitioning from active duty service in August 2020 and recently accepted an offer with Amazon Web Services to serve as an Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Engagement Manager. Additionally, Eric recently founded an Artificial Intelligence start-up, PersonaSec, focused on identifying and curbing the spread of synthetic media on the internet.
He holds a Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance from George Washington University and a B.S. in International Transportation and Trade from SUNY Maritime College.
Eric’s personal decorations include Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (twice awarded) while serving afloat, Joint Service Commendation Medal for his efforts as a Cryptologist supporting the National Security Agency, and Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal while forward deployed executing tactical intelligence missions.
Eric is a passionate advocate for initiatives supporting Latinx opportunities in tech and works to support transitioning veterans / new college graduates in pursuing careers in tech.