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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
deployhub - The Linux Foundation



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|

Member Monday | Versatile MED Analytics



NMTC Member Spotlight | June 29, 2020
An interview with Angelica Bruhnke, MS, CEOAnnual Women in Technology Awards - New Mexico Technology Council

Company: Versatile MED Analytics (aka VMA)

Stats: Est. in 2017 in NM | core team of 7 | VMA has worked or currently works with clients from NM and other states, including FL, TX, IL, OK, and CA.

Actively looking for a seasoned Sr. Healthcare Analyst to join the VMA team – know anybody??

Mission: Our Vision is a world where data works for you, rather than slowing you down.

Our Mission is to change how the world sees and interacts with data to create a better health system and a better society.



What industry does your company represent?  The ever-evolving world of Healthcare and Data Analytics, where we support health insurers/health plans, hospitals, physician groups, associations and state agencies who are responsible for managing program costs and improving outcomes or performance. We specialize in data dashboards, data-driven KPIs, on-demand analyst support resources, and healthcare analytics training.

What makes your company unique? Even though we are selling analytics services, our team is very approachable! We bring pragmatic perspectives to situations and develop innovative solutions to make data more useful and even – dare we say – fun to interact with. We meet our clients “where they are at” in terms of their data analytics journey.

Having a company founded and led by women is unusual in our sector. To learn more about our 2 co-founders’ unique story, you can read about why and watch a short 10 minute video about how VMA was founded: https://www.versatilemed.com/news/why

A key motto for us is “we build bridges” – between the health and tech worlds, and even between entities that haven’t always been on the friendliest of terms. In that theme, we truly enjoy being an active voice in our local community, and we bring that perspective to national conversations in data and healthcare. To us, building bridges also means being collaborative and sharing our knowledge. Our industry is one that tends towards competition over collaboration. We even work with other health technology and analytics vendors – people commonly ask us, “but aren’t they your competition?” We sincerely want to move our industry forward – especially one where the pie is this large – and we know that the only way to do that is to be more open-minded and embracing of a larger ecosystem where everyone brings their own core capabilities and niche expertise to the table. Everything that we do and say demonstrates that.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. After seeing everything that happened so quickly in the first six months of 2020 alone, we could get REALLY far by 2030! Focusing just on healthcare, here are the key trends we are watching with bated breath:

Artificial intelligence (AI) will be automating many more processes and fundamentally changing how people and humans work together. Already AI is bringing improvements to patient diagnosis, analysis of populations, prediction of health risks like pandemics etc. Some worry about loss of jobs, however we see the opportunity to upskill human roles and delegate the repetitious manual labor to machines that can be faster, more accurate, and not suffer from monotony boredom!

– Widespread use of virtual care – this will become the new normal. This broad category includes care delivered live by voice and video, plus digital health tools such as remote monitoring and chat bots. Fundamentally, we see a shift towards “virtual-first” as the door for initial triage and then the opportunity to see humans as needed.

Data, data, data – you knew we would say that, right? Incredibly powerful computers will capture more data, crunch data better and faster. Tools like the ones we are developing will surface insights faster and more accurately.

Increased robotics and improved health technology – e.g. disinfecting with ultraviolet light, performing or assisting with surgery, and other tasks that require precision, are difficult for a human to do, or are highly repetitious.

3D printing for all kinds of health care use cases – even reproducing human organs, medical tools etc. You may have heard that during this pandemic, shortages of equipment were alleviated by 3D printing personal protective equipment (PPE), supplies, and other resources. Check out https://www.nmcovid19.org/, an emergency supply collaborative we have been supporting through our volunteer work with NM Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Through a partnership with CNM, they have 3-D printed things like face shields bands, disposable shields, and other PPE.

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way you do business?  For VMA, the impact of this pandemic has been neutral, if not slightly positive, from a business perspective. Since we provide data insights to hospitals, physician groups and health insurers, we had to pivot quickly to provide answers to questions about the impact of COVID-19. Clients began immediately redirecting our work to support their efforts in COVID-19 analysis, planning, and preparedness. From developing and analyzing new telehealth programs, to identification of at-risk patients, to “what-if” cost and demand modeling to assess potential impact, we have been keeping very busy.

In terms of staying safe while we work, VMA already had a digital and remote-enabled work environment. Transitioning to fully remote was not hard for us – we have continued uninterrupted and full steam ahead. It also helps that we have a physician on our team to provide us with guidance on safety and prevention if we need it!

Like many businesses, we have experienced an acceleration of innovation due to compressed timelines and market pressures. As our mission statement indicates, we like to lean into the future. So we have been happy to help our clients move faster into more digital and modern processes, both on the business and care delivery sides.

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? The majority of our team votes Green. And make it HOT!

Explore: Web | LinkedIn | Twitter

Get in touch: info@versatilemed.com 




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

Thank you to our Community Partners!





2020-06-29T17:14:21+00:00June 29th, 2020|

Member Monday | Rural Sourcing



NMTC Member Spotlight | June 22, 2020

An interview with Mia Petersen, Senior Human Resources Manager

Rural Sourcing - America's leader in onshore software development

Company: Rural Sourcing

Stats: Est. in 2007 | 532 employees across six states

Mission: Our Story Starts & Stays in the U.S. Founded with the goal of connecting companies with talented, qualified IT professionals living in cities across the United States, our team members are the foundation of our company. With an average of 10 years of development experience, each team member brings something unique to the job. Our colleagues are able to live in high quality of life, low cost of living areas while working on a variety of interesting, collaborative,and challenging projects.

Over the last decade, we’ve bridged the gap between businesses and professionals living and working in communities across the country and advanced our mission in bringing thousands of jobs back to the U.S. ​We’re committed to our clients and each other, believing in the vision of bringing jobs back to the U.S. 



What industry does your company represent?  Information Technology and Software Design.

What makes your company unique? Our culture makes us unique and defines us as an employer of choice. By offering amenities such as snacks, flexible work schedules, internal training, and an internal team dedicated to planning out internal events and employee recognition each location RSI fosters a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and continuous improvement. Our offices are buzzing with team collaborations, ping-pong matches, lively discussions, and client meetings.

Describe where you see technology in year 2030. Over the next decade, I believe that we will see technology become an integral part of daily life. I envision that we will interact with tech at almost every point in our day as we transition from home to work or school and how we entertain ourselves in our free time. I personally am looking forward to greater accessibility to tech in the home with smart electronics and automated personal devices, such as wearable technology. It is likely that technology industries will encompass a much larger segment of the national economy in another decade, and with that my hope is that we in New Mexico will have growth in sustainable tech-based jobs. Lastly, I am very excited about the possibility of commercial space travel, marking a significant milestone in human development.

How has the COVID-19 Pandemic changed the way you do business?  Like many employers, the largest change we have had as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is transitioning to a fully remote workforce. We are thankful that we were able to be proactive in making this transition and that this change has not impacted the delivery of service to our clients.

Where does your team stand: Red, Green or Christmas? Tough question! Personally, I am a fan of Green, however, when we have meals catered in the office I am always sure to get a little bit of each chile option for our employees to enjoy.

Explore: Web | FacebookLinkedIn | Twitter

Contact: inquiries@ruralsourcing.com




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




2020-06-22T18:47:19+00:00June 22nd, 2020|