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Member Monday | Comcast



NMTC Member Spotlight | September 21, 2020
An interview with Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President
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Company: Comcast

Stats: Est. in 1963 by Ralph Roberts | 600+ employees in New Mexico | 140,000+ nationwide

Mission: Comcast creates incredible technology and entertainment that connects millions of people to the moments and experience that matter most.




How long has your company been in New Mexico? Since our founding in 1963.

What industry does your company represent? Telecommunications, media, and technology.

What makes your company or organization unique? As connectivity becomes the epicenter of our connected lives and businesses, we are reinventing what it means to have a great internet experience. From providing the connections students need to school from home, to delivering the entertainment experience to bring families together on movie night, we’re working every day to deliver connectivity and entertainment moments that matter.

Is your business growing? Our team consistently offers new career opportunities. Check out jobs.comcast.com to view current opportunities.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way you do business? 

Like many businesses, we changed the way we do business because of COVID-19. We quickly adapted our operating model due to the pandemic, and implemented a variety of new procedures to keep our employees and customers safe and connected:

  • We made work from home options as broadly available as possible and enhanced safety protocols for customer-facing employees.
  • We committed $500 million to support our employees through continued pay and benefits where operations were paused or impacted.
  • Our engineers and technicians micro-monitor our network reliability and performance constantly, running 700k+ diagnostic speed tests most days.
  • Xfinity WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations across the country are available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity internet subscribers – through the end of the year.
  • We provided thousands of hours of free educational programming into an education destination for Xfinity video customers to support remote learning for kids K-12

Through the end of the year, eligible new customers will receive 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service, which is the nation’s largest, most comprehensive internet adoption program for low-income households. For more information, visit internetessentials.com.

With our Internet Essentials Partnership Program, we’re collaborating with school districts and nonprofit partners across New Mexico to quickly connect large numbers of students and families to broadband access at home.

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? Green!

Keep up with Comcast: 

Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram




For more information about membership with the NMTC, contact Mary Tieman.

Thank you to our Community Partners!





2020-09-21T20:20:11+00:00September 21st, 2020|

Member Monday | True Health New Mexico


NMTC Member Spotlight | September 14, 2020
An interview with Lydia T. Ashanin, Sr. Director of Marketing + CommunicationsImage preview



Company:True Health New Mexico

Stats: Est. January 1, 2018 | 65 employees 

Mission: True Health New Mexico is a physician-led health plan committed to keeping New Mexicans healthy.


How long has your company been in New Mexico? While True Health New Mexico was formally established in 2018, its roots go back to 2011. Under the Affordable Care Act, New Mexico established a non-profit, consumer oriented and operated health plan (CO-OP)) to provide individual and group insurance on and off the New Mexico Insurance Exchange.

On January 1, 2018, Evolent Health purchased the CO-OP health plan’s commercial business and established True Health New Mexico. True Health New Mexico began offering employer-sponsored coverage as a for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Evolent Health. Evolent Health is a healthcare technology company and national value-based care partner providing integrated clinical and financial capabilities to health systems and providers.

What industry does your company represent? Health Insurance.

What makes your company or organization unique? As a physician-led health insurer, we focus on improving our members’ health and helping them navigate the often-confusing healthcare landscape. We combine technology with personal outreach to identify at-risk members and work proactively with them, their providers, and their caregivers to help members access the most appropriate services and to keep them away from high-cost services, such as emergency room visits and unnecessary hospital admissions.

True Health New Mexico recognizes that behavioral health and physical health are integrated. Thus, most of our plans offer a $0 copay for behavioral health office visits, including substance abuse. We encourage our members to become established with a behavioral health provider just as they should a primary care doctor.

Another way we differentiate ourselves in the health insurance marketplace is by offering $0 copays for generic drugs for several common chronic conditions. When we remove financial barriers to maintenance medications, members are more likely to take the medications they need to help them stay well and out of the emergency room. Our list of $0 copay generic drugs extends far beyond the Affordable Care Act’s preventive drug requirements.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way you do business? True Health New Mexico has stayed focused on providing resources and support for members while working mostly remotely. Our office is open reduced hours, from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are reaching out to our members and other partners through virtual communication. We are also increasing our communications about the behavioral health resources we provide at no-cost for our members to help support them in managing stress during this pandemic.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. By 2030 we anticipate expanded utilization of electronic medical records (EMR). Providers will easily be able to access EMRs for all their patients to have a complete history. Imagine your Specialist having access to the same knowledge as your Primary Care Physician (PCP) to assist in creating the best treatment for the patient. It is also reasonable to predict that with the continued expansion of cloud computing technology, anonymous data from EMRs can be analyzed to assist providers in predictive modeling of potential health issues. And we can’t leave out the patient. With the expansion of EMRs, patients will also have access to their own records, no more paying a provider to make paper copies or scanned copies of your records for you. The availability of knowledge should assist our population with increased positive health outcomes.

The way cost and benefit information is shared will have evolved, with more real-time information sharing and interoperability between various stakeholders in the industry. Information will be more readily accessible to providers, members, policy makers, etc. in usable formats. 2030 we will mostly likely also see more real time claim processing on the medical claim side.

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? We’re New Mexico born and bred so we love it all, not just the chile. Count us in for all our local sauces and condiments: red, green, Christmas, posole, salsa, guacamole, queso… and of course, sopaipillas with honey to top everything off!

Keep up with True Health New Mexico: 

Web | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube



True Health New Mexico’s CEO, Dr. Mark Epstein, was recently recognized with the Leadership and Excellence Awards by the Albuquerque Journal‘s Top CEOs program, check out the article: 




Dedication, mentorship, vision set some CEOs apart
Glen Rosales // Albuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It takes a certain kind of vision to be a successful CEO, but today’s occupants of the top chair also need to embed that vision into their employees.
Read more.


2020-09-15T17:33:32+00:00September 14th, 2020|

Member Monday | Adelante Development Center



NMTC Member Spotlight | August 31, 2020
An interview with Ernest R. Naaz, VP of DevelopmentAdelante Development Center Logo




Company: Adelante Development Center, Inc.

Stats: Est. in 1978 | over 700 employees

Mission: Adelante is a diverse nonprofit organization that supports people with mental and physical disabilities, seniors, and disadvantaged populations across New Mexico. We innovate to meet the needs of the community.

Slogan: A Community Resource for More than 40 Years!




What industry does your company represent? Nonprofit Sector.

What makes your company or organization unique? The diversity of our programs and our unwavering commitment to customer service and community.

Is your business growing? We have been hiring all along. While some employees were furloughed at the beginning of COVID-19, many of those employees have come back.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way you do business? Ninety five percent of our employees work from home. One of our programs that serves those with developmental disabilities does not permit social distancing. We now have sophisticated temperature readers upon entering our building and everyone is required to wear a face mask while on the premises. Our business models have changed slightly, but our commitment to our mission remains extremely strong.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. In the education space, we don’t see turning back the clock. The education models of years past will slowly completely phase out. Technology will play an increasing role in all aspects of our economy. Whether we like it or not, we have become a digital economy. That will only accelerate in the years ahead.

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? We are definitely a Christmas kind of family. We like it all.

Explore: Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Get in Touch: info@GoAdelante.org 505.341.2000




For more information about membership with the NMTC, contact Mary Tieman.

Thank you to our Community Partners!





2020-09-03T19:33:35+00:00September 3rd, 2020|

Member Monday | DeployHub, Inc.


NMTC Member Spotlight | August 24, 2020
An interview with Tracy Ragan, CEO & Co-founder
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Company: DeployHub, Inc. 

Stats: Est. in 2018 | three employees

Mission: DeployHub empowers high performing software developers to simplify a microservice architecture through configuration and inventory management. DeployHub catalogs, publishes, shares and tracks microservices across siloed teams improving microservice reuse and adoption, on a hosted (SaaS) platform.



What industry does your company represent? DeployHub simplifies the management of microservices, a key component of modern architecture and digital transformation.

What makes your company or organization unique? We have re-imagined traditional CI/CD to simplify high frequency release so organizations can achieve business agility.

Is your business growing? Our goal is to survive the current financial challenges. Hiring will depend on where the economy is in 6 months.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way you do business? We are far more connected virtually to our customers, prospects and marketing activities.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. Over the course of the next decade, we will see a continued shift to SaaS based applications, AI and ML. From visiting your physician to shopping for milk, our world has permanently shifted and software will be key.

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? Green of course.

Explore: Web | Twitter | Facebook

Get in Touch: Send the team an email 505.913.7870 



For more information about membership with the NMTC, contact Mary Tieman.

Thank you to our Community Partners!






2020-09-03T19:26:32+00:00August 24th, 2020|

Member Monday | Heritage Audio Visual


NMTC Member Spotlight | August 17, 2020
An interview with Joy Gutierrez, Partner



Company: Heritage Audio Visual

Stats: Est. in 2009 in NM | six full-time employees + additional on-call staff

Vision: Our vision is to create impactful audio and visual presentations, making memories for a lifetime.

Mission: Heritage Audio Visual’s mission is to provide every client with creative and innovative audio visual presentations with quality customer service.



What industry does your company represent? Hospitality and Technology.

What makes your company or organization unique? When Heritage Audio Visual was founded, our staff was always encouraged to think outside the box, becoming one of the most successful Audio Visual companies. Our company Partners all obtained years of prior experience in working with larger corporations and felt very limited on the level of service we were able to provide our clients. Heritage Audio Visual was created with encouraging our staff about the latest technology, to think outside the box and what can be incorporated to assist our team to learn and grow. Our team created a strategic plan with our first customer serviced back in 2009. This process has enabled Heritage Audio Visual to provide quality customer service to each of our clients and customized sets for each event we execute. With each event we execute, we strive to meet what is described in our company mission and vision statements.

Is your business growing? We hope to be growing more in the coming months. It will be determined by COVID-19 and the large gathering ban.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way you do business? The day the Governor made the announcement of COVID-19 and the restrictions that were put into place, our team was in the middle of executing a conference with a large General Session and Break-Out Rooms. Our team was provided guidelines of how to convert this live in-person conference to a virtual conference within less than 12 hours. Our team successfully met this challenge but little did we realize this would be our last in-person conference for some time.

Since COVID-19 hit the State of New Mexico, large gatherings have not been able to take place. It was very disappointing for our business and our team to see what was going to be a busy spring conference season, become non-existent. Once the reality set in with our team, it was then time to think outside the box. COVID-19 pushed our team to convert part of our warehouse facility into a customized stage set area. Our team set stages, backdrops, microphones, screens, projectors, an LED wall and cameras to provide our clients a similar experience of their annual conferences. The timing was perfect due to many clients beginning to experience issues with other technology options. These customized sets allowed our clients to come to our facility and share the information they needed to with their membership or conference attendees via pre-recorded videos and/or virtual platforms. These customized backdrops provided a more professional setting than those being in their home office. Our team was able to execute such an option all within maintaining the large gathering limitations and COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030.  As technology progresses each year, it presents brighter and clearer images, clearer sound and equipment becomes more compact. Equipment is always changing which is why our team is always working with our manufacturers on what new technology will become available in the coming years.

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? Red is the most preferred, but our staff likes green too. There is nothing better than to smell green chile roasting in the fall!

Explore: Visit the HAV website

Get in Touch: Send the team an email | (505) 508.4443



P.S. the team at HAV built this custom set and produced the final program for this year’s first ever virtual Women in Technology Awards celebration!




For more information about membership with the NMTC, contact Mary Tieman or visit our website

Thank you to our Community Partners!





2020-08-24T18:02:16+00:00August 17th, 2020|

Member Monday | Roadrunner 3D


NMTC Member Spotlight | August 3, 2020
An interview with Steve Hull, President




Company: Roadrunner 3D

Stats: Est. in 2019 | nine employees with support from parent company, Westwind

Mission: Dream + Design + Develop

Founded by a team with a history of connecting technology with those who need it, Roadrunner 3D exists to empower innovators and creatives across sectors. We remove the barriers to fabricating products, creative productions, or parts for ongoing needs. Roadrunner can help with engineering and design or focus on perfecting the real-world production of the innovations brought to us.

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What industry does your company represent?  Roadrunner 3D is a digital manufacturing service center providing services delivering anything from quick-turn prototypes to repeatable, production-grade manufacturing for end-use parts.

What makes your company or organization unique? We see and support that same spirit in our region’s entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers. We work with them hand in hand, and we deliver on our promises. Our goal is to accelerate our partners’ growth to see the capabilities and imagine the possibilities.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. 3D printing is changing the way manufacturing is done – on one-off custom jobs and with production of large-scale repeatable parts. Customers are no longer required to wait weeks for overseas sources to print and send; we can print within 2-3 days. Every day we see advances in materials, software, and production which broaden the capabilities and streamline processes. We love the constant change and don’t expect it to stop anytime soon!

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? Variety is the spice of life over here so it’s Christmas all the way.

Explore: Web 

Get in Touch: sales@roadrunner3d.net | 505-348-8294




For more information about membership with the NMTC, contact Mary Tieman or visit our website

Thank you to our Community Partners!





2020-08-03T18:07:06+00:00August 3rd, 2020|

Member Monday | Tillman Cyber Services, LLC



NMTC Member Spotlight | July 20, 2020
An interview with Chad Cooper, Principal, OperationsHome - Tillman Cyber




Company: Tillman Cyber Services, LLC

Stats: Est. in July of 2019 | four employees

We are a growing start-up with multiple business opportunities, and we are looking forward to adding to and developing our team.

Mission: Our company’s mission statement is to assemble strong, innovative, multi-disciplinary strategies to identify and address the massive current and future cyber security challenges and to reduce the risks and minimize the attacks to the digital assets of government agencies and private industry.




What industry does your company represent?  Information Technology/ Cyber Security.

What makes your company or organization unique? Our company is unique because we are the perfect balance of high level Cybersecurity and general business risk management expertise. We delve deep into the risk management issues that face all businesses with the technical capabilities to provide security to greatest extent possible against cyber attacks.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. We have high hopes for the advancement in technology for the future. In the year 2030 we see cybersecurity as an ever-changing risk. As cyber criminals become more creative and advanced, so will we have to be nimble in our advancement.

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way you do business?  Like many of us, we have become experts in doing business online. With the onset of Covid-19 our company began to do online training to assist people with doing business online and help insure their home networks are secure. Those training opportunities are still available.

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? Extra Christmas!!

Learn More: Web | Facebook

Get in Touch: contact@tillmancyber.com




For more information about membership with the NMTC, contact Mary Tieman or visit our website

Thank you to our Community Partners!







2020-07-20T15:51:35+00:00July 20th, 2020|

Member Monday | CNM + CNM Ingenuity


NMTC Member Spotlight | July 13, 2020
An interview with Victor Leon, CIO, CNM
and Andrea Sisneros-Wichman, Program Director, CNM Ingenuity, Inc.




Company: Central New Mexico Community College and CNM Ingenuity, Inc.
Stats on CNM: Est. in 1965 | 1,982 faculty and staff
Stats on CNM Ingenuity: Est. in 2014 | 60 employees
Mission: CNM’s Mission – “Be a Leader in Education and Training.” CNM’s Vision is “Changing Lives, Building Community.”

The mission of CNM Ingenuity is to promote the public welfare and prosperity of individuals and to foster economic development within both the private and public sectors. CNM Ingenuity accomplishes this purpose by forging links between educational institutions, businesses, industries, and government.




What industry does your company represent?  Higher Education.

What makes your company unique? CNM is the largest higher education institution in New Mexico in terms of undergraduate enrollment with more than 23,000 students in the 2019 Fall Term. In the most recent U.S. Department of Education statistics, CNM ranks No. 2 among 1,100-plus community colleges nationwide for the number of associate degrees and certificates awarded to Native Americans; No. 5 for number of degrees and certificates awarded to Hispanics; and No. 8 for the number of degrees and certificates awarded to all students.

CNM Ingenuity supports a new approach to learning that provides accelerated educational and training opportunities in key workforce areas including technology and healthcare, wrap-around support for aspiring entrepreneurs, and cooperative ventures that foster economic development and job creation. As a 501(c)3 organization and the enterprise arm of CNM, CNM Ingenuity was the first entity of its kind among community colleges in New Mexico. CNM Ingenuity’s popular Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp was named 2020 New Mexico Higher Ed Program of the Year by the Air Force Research Lab Tech Engagement Office.

The synergy between CNM and CNM Ingenuity is very strong and we are continuously looking at innovative ways to leverage our relationship. For example, we are having discussions on how we can better utilize CNM Ingenuity’s agility to create an “innovation hub” framework for proof-of-concept initiatives that CNM can then operationalize to move the college forward.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. We are in the midst of an incredible transformation with a pace of change that has become even more challenging in our new world and we don’t see that changing. We see current growth areas such as Data and Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Robotic/Business Process Automation, Block Chain, and Internet of Things (IoT) continuing to grow and play an even more impactful role in the college of the future and in an increasingly connected world. A key success factor will be to ensure that people in the workforce are prepared for this transformational change in terms of training and technical skill acquisition. Higher Education and specifically, CNM and CNM Ingenuity, will be positioned to fill the training and skills development needs for not just our workforce, but for our everyday citizens as well.

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way you do business?  It radically and very quickly forced CNM to transition to remote work and online teaching and learning. CNM transitioned 14,500 students from face-to-face classes to online learning in the span of a couple of weeks in late March, while also transitioning the vast majority of our 1,900-plus employees to remote work. Moving forward in the midst of COVID-19 and ultimately beyond COVID-19, the pandemic has accelerated CNM’s plans for advancing technology that will help the college evolve faster in a new world and better serve the needs of our students, community and economy, as well as our faculty and staff.

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? Christmas!

Explore CNM: Web | FacebookTwitter | Instagram
Explore CNM Ingenuity: Web | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn 







2020-07-15T19:57:31+00:00July 13th, 2020|