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Five finalists compete for the chance to win $10,000 during experienceIT week


Albuquerque, NM – August 28, 2018 – The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) announced today that five businesses from across New Mexico have been named finalists in the Comcast Pitch Fest and are prepared to compete for the $10,000 cash prize. The Comcast Pitch Fest will take place on September 11, 2018, with a three-person judge panel including Matt Geisel, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Department, Shawn Adamson, Regional Vice President, Comcast Business and Dhinuka Perera, SXSW Conference Programmer.

“The experienceIT Comcast Pitch Fest gives us an opportunity to help a deserving company or entrepreneur take their business to the next level,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President at Comcast. “We believe that these five finalists not only have a unique story and business plan, but are also dedicated to promoting the growth and success of New Mexico’s economy. We can’t wait to see who takes home the grand prize next month.”

The five finalists:

  • ABQ Brew – Promotes local craft breweries through a monthly subscription service.
  • Blush & Whimsy – Innovative cosmetic line established to celebrate each individual while employing developmentally disabled staff members.
  • Solstar Space – Providing commercial Internet/communications services to astronauts and machines in space.
  • Teeniors – Tech-savvy teens and young adults who help senior citizens learn technology through one-on-one, personal coaching.
  • Zhennovate LLC – A digital platform that provides transformative executive coaching for companies.

For more information on the Comcast Pitch Fest or on experienceIT week visit experienceitnm.com.

About Comcast Business

Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by a next-generation, advanced network, and backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing provider of Ethernet services.
For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks here.

About experienceIT

experienceIT NM is our state’s premier technology showcase, held annually and featuring a series of events highlighting and celebrating the technology sector. This conference also provides professional development, networking, and collaboration opportunities for public and private sector entities.

2018-08-28T11:45:34+00:00August 28th, 2018|

It's Not Goodbye It's See You Later

Nyika Allen

Dear NMTC Members, Partners and Friends,

Maybe you’ve heard the news already, but the official announcement just came out yesterday. Now that the news is public I want to take the opportunity to personally let you know that I am stepping down from my position as your New Mexico Technology Council, President & CEO in order to take on a new role with the City of Albuquerque.

The decision to leave NMTC was a difficult one. I have enjoyed working with you and this incredible organization over the past 4 years – I made it my life and my mission. I’ve appreciated having had the opportunity to work with you all to grow our states technology ecosystem and work towards a more competitive business climate for all.

In the last few years we’ve (the tech industry) grown our direct contribution to the New Mexico economy from 5.5% in 2015 to 7.9% in 2017. We are now ranked 9th in the US for tech employment as a total percentage of the workforce. We have increased our innovation ranking with numbers of tech patents granted by 13% and new tech startups and business establishments by 22% (cyberstates.org).

Over the past 4 years many of you have provided your support, encouragement and guidance to me and have personally dedicated time to helping advance our mission.

We’ve accomplished a lot together at the NMTC. Here are just a few highlights I’m proud of:

  • Grown the council to over 160 members
  • Increased council revenues by 300%
  • Taken our own NMTC workforce from mostly volunteers to three full time staff
  • Hosted over 200 educational and celebratory tech events

I hope you are as proud as I am of the work we’ve accomplished together.

With many of you, I have shared unique experiences which I will always cherish. I now look forward to working with you in my new capacity as the Director of Aviation. I know this position will bring new opportunities and new challenges as I pursue my mission to advocate for our state and its economic health. I have no doubt that the skills and vision I have gained from working with you will be valuable for the road ahead.

I wish each of you success in achieving our mutual goals. I assure you that the New Mexico Technology Council will be in good hands after I leave.

Please feel free to reach out and stay connected to me on LinkedIn at:


With best regards,

Nyika Allen

2018-02-21T10:30:47+00:00February 21st, 2018|

Latest Job Postings (February 20, 2018) from the New Mexico Technology Job Board

Here are a few of the jobs available on the New Mexico Technology Council Website (February 1, 2018). To contribute your own organization’s open positions, use the Members Portal (or click on the Login menu item) and add the positions there. Contact us if you have several postings to add.

Architect, Quality Assurance Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM)

From the posting: Under general direction, leads the design of complex software quality assurance systems and processes. Provide technical direction and guidance for test management and quality assurance practices. To view more, click here.
To apply, follow this link.

Software Engineer, RiskSense

 From the posting: Who you are: You’ve got experience with Java, Scala, or Python. You’ll have a Bachelor or Masters degree in computer science, electrical engineering, software engineering, related degrees, or relevant experience.  You are familiar with cloud development. Joy to you is seeing a quality finished product go out the door and into the hands of a user. To view more, click here.
To apply, click here.

Network Administrator, CamNet

From the posting: CamNet’s Network Administrators build, maintain, and troubleshoot our clients’ rapidly expanding network infrastructures. They focus on system security, integrity, efficiency, and modernization. The ideal candidate for this position can prioritize mission critical tasks, contribute to and work well in a team environment, and coordinate the maintenance, configuration, and expansion of our monitored systems. To view more, click here.
To apply, click here.

Technical Sales Representative, CamNet

From the posting: Our Technical Sales Representatives are a critical part of our enterprise sales process. While using both technical expertise and sales skills, you will provide advice, support, configuration, and pricing on numerous technical solutions offered to our clients.  To view more, click here.
To apply, click here.

2018-02-20T12:18:23+00:00February 20th, 2018|

Latest Job Postings to the New Mexico Technology Council Website

Here are a few of the jobs available on the New Mexico Technology Council Website (February 1, 2018). To contribute your own organization’s open positions, use the Members Portal (or click on the Login menu item) and add the positions there. Contact us if you have several postings to add.

President and Chief Executive Officer for the New Mexico Technology Council 

From the posting: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will provide strategic leadership for the New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) – the state’s premier professional association. With a goal to not only maintain but to elevate NMTC beyond its current prominent position, the CEO will also be responsible for all efforts centered on the growth and protection of approximately 3,000 technology based companies throughout the state.
The CEO will provide leadership in NMTC’s efforts to increase valuable connections among its members, address the serious talent shortage within the state and enhance successful partnerships between industry, academia and government institutions that continue to make a difference in the technology industry in New Mexico today.
For full details about the position, take a look at the New Mexico Technology Council – President and CEO Job Posting here.

Office & Client Liaison – HoldMyTicket

From the posting:  Proven experience as an office Coordinator, office assistant or relevant role; Proven experience with customer service and IT support; Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities; Excellent organizational and leadership skills; Extensive customer service over the phone and in person; Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills;Manage phone calls and correspondence (e-mail, letters , packages, etc.); Effectively manage a large list of clients. 
HoldMyTicket is a ticketing and event software company that allows you to organize events and sell tickets like no other can. We provide online sales, event management, interactive calendars, social media integration, analytics, mobile sales, on-site scanning technology – and tons more.
For full details about the position, take a look at the Office & Client Liaison – HoldMyTicket posting here.

Lead Technologist – Rodin Scientific, LLC

From the posting: This integral team member of a small, dynamic company will help transform digital health projects from ideation to manufacturing and actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of Rodin’s products. The lead technologist will help develop technical solutions to address a wide array of research and development and business needs.
Primary responsibilities include: instrument testing, development and optimization of testing protocols, and project management in both the lab and clinical settings. The ideal candidate will be a nimble thinker and effective communicator with a penchant for tinkering and hands-on activities. Applicants should be prepared to wear many hats and adapt to fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative environment. For full details about the position, take a look at the Lead Technologist – Rodin Scientific, LLC posting here.

2018-02-01T11:31:42+00:00February 1st, 2018|

Hour of Code Celebrated with Community Partners Throughout Santa Fe Public Schools This Week

Santa Fe, NM: “Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet, but few students realize that learning to code can lead to well-paying careers in the Tech industry. With over 1,433 open computing jobs in New Mexico, according to Code.org, Santa Fe Public Schools is teaming up with our community and New Mexico TechWorks to celebrate Computer Science Education Week, December 4-7!  This week, Santa Fe Public Schools is participating in The Hour of Code, ™ by hosting coding events that educate and inspire participants of all ages to give coding a try …for just one hour,” exclaims Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, superintendent of schools.
The Hour of Code ™, is a national learning initiative and global campaign originally developed by the nonprofit code.org, which was founded on the belief that the students of today are ready to learn critical skills for 21st-century success.
Santa Fe High School kicked off the week of events on Monday by having all students try an hour of coding. Meanwhile, the Digital Learning Coaches in Santa Fe Public Schools have been working with the Computer Science Teacher’s Association of New Mexico and New Mexico TechWorks to plan and coordinate coding activities and professional guests at elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the district.
Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, continues, “I thank New Mexico TechWorks for coordinating this monumental effort, and I thank Los Alamos National Laboratory for providing a large team of professional volunteers to work with our  students in our schools this week. Additionally, we could not have done this without the Air Force Research Lab, the New Mexico Technology Council, Sandia Labs, LANL Foundation, PNM, Make Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Community Foundation, and Nusenda for also being enthusiastically involved and supportive.  Initiatives like these provide real world educational opportunities that engage our students in their learning and ultimately prepare them for success in college and career.”
To hear Senator Heinrich’s inspirational message in support of Computer Science education or to learn more about regional efforts, visit http://www.nmtechworks.com/. Santa Fe Public Schools is collaborating with New Mexico TechWorks and other concerned organizations, businesses, and civic leaders to expand Tech access and education and to increase Tech enterprise and employment in our region. We encourage students, parents, and family members to watch for upcoming opportunities to learn more about the growing Tech economy in Northern New Mexico and join us for other opportunities to learn more including Family Tech Career and Coding nights, which will be co-hosted at some of the Santa Fe Public schools in the spring, and the :Summer of Tech: initiative to promote Tech learning opportunities for all ages this summer.
For more information, please contact Jeff Gephart, Chief Community Engagement Officer, at 505-470-6197 or jgephart@sfps.k12.nm.us or  Jennifer Case Nevarez, New Mexico Techworks, at 505-699-1503 or jennifernevarez@nmtechworks.com.

2017-12-07T17:52:49+00:00December 7th, 2017|

NMBio Knowledge Fair & Expo

New Mexico’s Bioscience Industry — A Blueprint for Success

The Knowledge Fair will showcase the talent, energy, research and business smarts of the state’s pioneering entrepreneurs in the bioscience, biomedical and health care communities. Hear and meet leaders from our leading research institutions, economic development agencies, the national labs and venture groups committed to the advancement of the biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, drug discovery, diagnostic and agriculture industries throughout the state.
NMBio and its partners will offer attendees unparalleled education and networking opportunities in an intimate and informal educational settings. James Greenwood, CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the world’s largest trade association representing bioscience companies, and Robert W. Rubin, President & CEO of Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, are our esteemed keynote speakers.
In between the two keynote addresses, attendees will be able to attend a wide range of simultaneous informative briefings and have he opportunity to meet one on one with speakers and with service providers that will showcasing their products and services. The unique learning environment will be immediately followed by a cocktail reception. The combination of tasty food, beer and wine will provide everyone with the chance to put their cell phones on mute and enjoy 90 minutes of networking before heading home.
7:30 am – Check in
8 am to 4 pm — Program
4 pm to 5:30 pm Cocktail Reception
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2017-10-06T14:27:12+00:00October 6th, 2017|