Cyber & Tech
Montgomery aligns defense, public and private partners to create Alabama’s first Internet Exchange – one of only four in the Southeast. Through a unique partnership of the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County, the State of Alabama, Maxwell/Gunter AFB, Air University and the Cyber College of the Air Force, regional and statewide universities, and the RSA Data Center, Montgomery is the only non-Tier-One city with an Internet Exchange, partnered with industry-leading content delivery giant Akamai. Known as MGMix, the exchange is critical infrastructure that will foster economic development, research and innovation.
The Air Force Information Technology Cyber Conference (AFITC) returned to the capital city in 2017 after a five-year absence due to sequestration. Leading a team that included the City and the County, the Chamber worked relentlessly to facilitate the return of the conference. Not only is the AFITC a major tourism boost, but it is now a platform from which Montgomery can promote its cyber strategy and build integral relationships within the tech industry.