Joel Scharlat

Director of Operations

Cyber Bytes Foundation

Joel Scharlat is the Director of Operations at Cyber Bytes Foundation. He brings with him over 24 years of leadership, management, and technical experience across the aviation, IT, AR/VR (XR), and cybersecurity industries. In his current role, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education, innovation, and outreach programs in cybersecurity. He is also a Cybersecurity Advisor with the XR Safety Initiative, a global nonprofit dedicated to creating safe and secure experiences in XR, and is developing an AR and IoT-supported app to help low-vision people cross the street more safely. Joel retired from the United States Marine Corps and has a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona.