Time to Celebrate New Mexico's Fastest Growing Tech Companies!


The 19th annual New Mexico Technology Flying 40 program is inviting businesses from around the state to be recognized among the state’s high-tech growth leaders.

The annual listing, now in its 19th year, celebrates technology entrepreneurs and the contribution they make to New Mexico’s economy. John Freisinger, President and CEO of Technology Ventures Corp., which hosts the program stated, “With so much attention and recognition focused on New Mexico’s startups, the Flying 40 program affords us the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our State’s later-stage companies. With aggregate revenues reaching $747 million last year, these companies deserve special recognition.”

The 2016 listing will be compiled from voluntary responses. Eligibility will be determined in three categories: top revenue growth companies with revenues between $1 million and $10 million; top revenue growth companies with revenues of more than $10 million; and top revenue-producing technology companies irrespective of revenue growth.

The deadline to file a Flying 40 qualification form is Friday, April 1st. Apply at www.techventures.org

Eligibility criteria includes: five or more employees; the company must be headquartered in New Mexico; may be publicly listed or privately owned, but cannot be a subsidiary of a company headquartered outside of New Mexico.

The revenue figures will be used to rank the companies in a list that will be published in a special edition of the Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook on June 20, 2016. Companies selected for this recognition and their employees will be honored at a celebratory event at the Albuquerque Zoo on June 22, 2016.

Program sponsors include: Technology Ventures Corp.; KPMG LLP; New Mexico Bank and Trust; Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook; Sandia Science & Technology Park


2016-03-09T10:23:46+00:00March 9th, 2016|

Nominations Are Open for Women in Tech Achievement Awards

NMTC’s Women in Technology Celebration is our most popular event! Held annually to recognize the achievements of women working in New Mexico’s technology arena, promoting the role of women in tech and science, and encouraging women to pursue careers in these fields.
Do you know of an exceptional woman in NM who is leading the way in a tech-related field? Consider nominating her for a recognition award at our celebration breakfast to be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 8:30am at the Albuquerque Marriot.
The criteria for nomination is simple:  The woman must be a leader in a tech-related field, or a woman who encourages other young women to pursue career paths in technology and science.
Submit a nomination here before Friday, February 20, 2015. Women may be nominated more than once, but previous winners are not eligible.

2015-01-08T15:01:31+00:00January 8th, 2015|

NMTC Announces 2014 New Mexico Women in Technology Awardees

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., February 6, 2014– The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) announced the winners of its New Mexico Women in Technology Awards for 2014 at a breakfast celebration in Albuquerque. Nine women were honored, leaders from throughout New Mexico in IT, Social Media, Education and Entrepreneurship.
2014 award winners were:

  • Lisa Abeyta, Founder & CEO, APPCityLife
  • Kim Griego, Robotics Teacher, Cleveland High School
  • Deborah Peacock, CEO & Managing Partner, Peacock Myers PC
  • Karen Pena, APS Technology Teacher, Cochiti Elementary School
  • Julianna Silva, Albuquerque Regional Manager & Marketing Director, WESST
  • Dorothy Stermer, Manager, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Janet Webb, President, Webb Design Inc
  • Dr. Karin Wiburg, Distinguished Professor, Learning Design and Technology, NMSU

About the New Mexico Technology Council
The New Mexico Technology Council (www.nmtechcouncil.org) was founded in 2000 as the New Mexico Information Technology and Software Association (NMITSA) to promote the growth of New Mexico’s technology business community.

2014-11-14T09:06:32+00:00November 14th, 2014|

NM Women in Tech 2014 Awardees Announced!

For those who attended today, it’s obvious why we love our annual Women in Tech Celebration. We’re blessed to live and work in a state with so much talent and acheivement.

We’re proud to announce our 2014 NM Women in Tech Celebration honorees:



Lisa is a visionary leader and entrepreneur, dedicated to not only growing her company, the civic tech mobile platform, AppCityLife, but also creating opportunities to inform, connect and inspire women in tech and entrepreneurship through her writing, speaking engagements, coaching, and now “Hautepreneurs” – a newly launched peer network for women entrepreneurs. Her efforts are strengthening our local community are helping lead New Mexico into the future and put New Mexico on the map.






Kim is a passionate believer in the power of team projects and robotics to inspire students to learn and grow. The new tools and innovations she incorporates build enthusiasm for her students to create relationships with these technologies and empower them to control their learning. As a ‘Technology Champion’ for Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho and leader, coach and volunteer for robotics and STEM programs at her school and throughout New Mexico, she is a great role model for us all.





Deborah Peacock’s experience as a professional engineer and manager in the mining industry as well as CEO, Managing Partner, Director and Chair of a prominent intellectual property law firm has given her insight that’s helped guide Fortune 500 companies through myriad complex issues. Her work as a patent attorney and service on the Board of Regents for the New Mexio Institute of Mining and Technology, as chair of the Environmental Improvement Board for New Mexico and with other non-profits has contributed to tech business growth and helped raise the professional standards of our state as a whole.





Cochiti Elementary School’s Karen Pena is a part-time Technology Coordinator, but her dedication to ensuring her school has the best education technology resources possible has inspired students, teachers and community members alike. In addition to actively seeking new tools and pursuing grants and support to bring them to her school, Karen employs these technologies to reach both students and teachers, creating a supportive environment that embraces change and plants the seeds of success for young learners.





Accessing the tools and resources that help business grow and building connections with the tech community are challenging to many emerging entrepreneurs. In her role as WESST Albuquerque Regional Manager Julianna Silva is a tireless advocate for women and businesses in general. As a coach, volunteer and a driving force behind the WESST Technology Toolkit, she provides companies with the skills and environment they need to improve operations, seek funding, become self-sufficient and grow. 




Dorothy has been a tireless advocate of women working in technology and programs that support the community good throughout her career. In her early days at Sandia she founded and chaired the “Women’s In-Reach Network” – now the “Sandia Women’s Action Network” – to promote networking, education, mentoring and support for technical and administrative women at Sandia. Through her leadership in both technical and management roles at Sandia as well as countless volunteer efforts in the community, Dorothy exemplifies much of why we celebrate Women in Tech.






Janet Webb founded Webb Design Studio in the early 1980’s and became an early adopter of Apple Computers for design and publishing, and later website development, registering the very first commercial domain in Taos County, “TaosWebb.com.“ To ensure the reliability of her sites, she partnered to launch the region’s first Internet service provider, TaosNet. Her work – and work with – the community continues to evolve with award-winning sites that promote the region she loves. Today we recognize Janet as a true pioneer. http://webbdesigninc.com/

NMWIT 2014 Honoree Dr. Karin Wiburg

NMWIT 2014 Honoree Dr. Karin Wiburg



Dr. Karin Wiburg has been instrumental in changing the culture of how teachers use technology in the classroom. The research and development work she’s led with funding from NSF and DOE has helped put NMSU and New Mexico on the map for educational resources available online. Most recently, as PI for the “Math Snacks” project she led a team of developers, mathematicians and educators to create new interactive experiences that improve the teaching and learning of difficult mathematics concepts in middle school mathematics.





2014-02-06T11:18:30+00:00February 6th, 2014|

NMTC Announces 2014 Women in Tech Celebration Nominees

NMTC Announces 2014 Women in Tech Celebration Nominees

We’re excited to see another diverse list of women from New Mexico’s technology communities throughout our state, representing a variety of different roles, from tech business, science and academia. Our judges, comprised of previous honorees, will have a tough job ahead. We hope you’ll join us on Thursday, February 6th when we recognize this year’s winners!

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This year our 26 nominees include a variety of outstanding women from throughout New Mexico:

Lisa Abeyta
CEO, Co-Founder
APPCityLife and Hautepreneurs

Leslie Boni, PhD
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Finance
UNM Anderson School of Management

Kathy Cooke
Director, IT Operation
Summit Electric Supply

Lorraine Deck
Professor Emerita 
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, The University of New Mexico

Meredith Eisenberg
Magic Marketing Machine / Launch Ladies

Stephanie Forrest
Professor of Computer Science
University of New Mexico

Kim Griego
Teacher, Robotics
Cleveland High School

Laurie G. Hudson
UNM Regents Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Health Sciences
Center,  The University of New Mexico

Linnea Ista
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Chemical & Nuclear
Engineering, The University of New Mexico

Patricia (Marquez) Knighten
Prescient 360, Inc.

Lisa Kuuttila
President & CEO

Ciara Martinez
Twenty Fourward

Jackie Kerby Moore
Executive Director
Sandia Science & Technology Park

Renay Moya
Technology Talent Scout
Robert Half Technology

Pamela Nicolary
Information Security Analyst
Central New Mexico Community College

Justyna La Pay
Director, Strategic Development and Marketing
Ultimate Knowledge Institute

Deborah Peacock
President / CEO / Managing Partner
Peacock Myers PC

Karen Pena
APS Technology Teacher
Cochiti Elementary School

Julianna Silva
Albuquerque Regional Manager & Marketing Director

Zetdi Runyan Sloan
Director, Arrowhead Technology Incubator
Arrowhead Center at NMSU

Dorothy Stermer
Sandia National Laboratories

Susie De La Torre
Career & Tech Teacher
Deming High School

Janet Webb
President, Webb Design Inc
Webb Design Inc

Dr. Karin Wiburg
Distinguished Professor, Learning Design and Technology

Carolyn Zerkle
Associate Laboratory Director, Information Technology
ADIT, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Jan Zimmerman
Watermelon Mountain Web Marketing

This year’s event will also feature New Mexico’s Aspirations in Computing Awardees from the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Come see some of New Mexico’s brightest young female students who’ve chosen to pursue schools and careers in computing as part of our event. 

Additionally, we’re still taking nominations for our first professional development scholarship for female NMTC members (and employees of member companies) in need of some financial assistance and mentorship to change or advance her career in technology. If you – or someone you know – might be interested, please complete the application and submit by US mail to the New Mexico Technology Council by January 27th. Find more information about the event, qualifications, and submission details at: http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/2014/01/6th-annual-women-in-technology-celebration

2014-01-20T10:38:33+00:00January 20th, 2014|

6th Annual Women in Technology Celebration

NMTC is very excited to host the 6th annual Women in Technology celebration.  Join us on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque to recognize amazing women in technology across the state of New Mexico and New Mexico’s Aspirations in Computing Award winners! We are honored and pleased to have Megan Kamerick, seasoned journalist, Producer of New Mexico in Focus on PBS, and esteemed TEDxABQ speaker, with us again this year to emcee the event.

We are so excited to announce our keynote speaker – Justyna La Pay!

Justyna is a change facilitator and an organizational trailblazer of ambitious projects. She is the director of global strategic development and marketing for UKI, a leading national IT and cybersecurity training organization and training partner for the Department of Defense, Federal Agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Justyna is also volunteering as the head of operations for TEDxABQ, a locally licensed TED event, where she developed the organizational structure and processes to support the growing number of events that fulfill the mission of spreading innovative ideas and fostering meaningful connections in our community.

Justyna’s topic will be “Letting Go of Perfectionism and Falling in Love with Limitations” and she will also share a TED video. Justyna is a dynamic speaker and we promise you will enjoy her talk.

Click here for more info.


DEADLINE TO NOMINATE A WOMAN IN TECH – Nominations are now closed.

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP – Nominations are now closed.

2014-01-16T08:00:42+00:00January 16th, 2014|

6th Annual NM Women in Technology Celebration 2013


We’re excited to announce the date for the 6th Annual NM Women in Technology Celebration and that nominations for awards are now open. Join us on Thursday, November 7th, 2013 to recognize the achievements of women working in New Mexico’s technology arena, promote the role of women in tech and science, and encourage women to pursue careers in these fields.

Our Keynote Speaker and Emcee will be announced soon!

Our annual NM Women in Technology Awards are one of our most popular and we expect this event to sell out again. Visit the registration page here to sign up!


Help us recognize the women who are leading the way both by their work in tech-related fields and in encouraging young women to pursue career paths in technology and science. Submit a nomination here.


Each year, the New Mexico Technology Council makes cash scholarships available to women pursuing degrees in tech-related fields in programs at New Mexico’s universities and colleges. Scholarship nominations will be open soon.


Are you and/or your organization willing to help support the Tech Council’s efforts to promote the role of Women in Technology? Please consider sponsoring our celebration and our scholarship program. Find more information here.

2013-05-21T14:24:21+00:00May 21st, 2013|

NMTC Announces 2012 New Mexico Women in Technology Awardees

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 1, 2012  — The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) announced the winners of its New Mexico Women in Technology Awards for 2012 at a breakfast celebration in Albuquerque. Nine women were honored, leaders from throughout New Mexico in IT, BioTech and Life Sciences, Media, Education and Entrepreneurship.

The celebration, their fifth annual, included a keynote talk from Valerie Plame Wilson, author of the bestselling memoir, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House as well as cash scholarships to ten female high school seniors pursuing degrees in technology and the sciences at institutions of higher learning in New Mexico. Over 200 people attended the event. 

2012 award winners were: 

  • MyChelle Andrews, Data Architect and Business Intelligence Manager, City of Albuquerque
  • Grace Brill, Founder, Market Intelligence Solutions
  • Agnes Chavez, Multi-Disciplinary Artist/Edu-preneur, Sube, Inc.
  • Sonya Cooper, Associate Dean, College of Engineering at NMSU
  • Charlotte D. Mobarak, CSO, ProteaSure, Inc.
  • Katie Stone, Host/Producer, The Children’s Hour KUNM
  • Loraine V. Upham, CEO, Azano Pharmaceuticals
  • Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness, Professor, UNM Health Sciences Center
  • Dr. Cheryl Willman, Director & CEO, UNM Cancer Center

The awards were created to “highlight some of the great talent we have in New Mexico,” said NMTC Executive Director, Eric Renz-Whitmore. “Each year we’re amazed by the ground-breaking work being done locally.”

“Our Women in Technology group was created to connect female professionals, provide mentorship opportunities and encourage young women to pursue careers in technology,” said Lisa Adkins, NMTC Chairwoman and Director of Albuquerque’s new BioScience Center. “The stories of women like Valerie and this year’s awardees inspire all of us.”

Additional information about this year’s awardees can be found at the NMTC site.

The group and annual award series are part of efforts by the New Mexico Technology Council and its partners to address the relative lack of women in technology and related fields like tech entrepreneurship. A recent study by the Computing Research Association found that less than 12% of Computer Science degrees were awarded to women in 2010-2011*.

For more information, please see:
New Mexico Technology Council Women in Technology Celebration 2012: http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/newsevents/wit2012

Computer Research Association: CS Degree and Enrollment Trends 2010-2011: http://www.cra.org/uploads/documents/resources/taulbee/CS_Degree_and_Enrollment_Trends_2010-11.pdf

About the New Mexico Technology Council
The New Mexico Technology Council (www.nmtechcouncil.org) was founded in 2000 as the New Mexico Information Technology and Software Association (NMITSA) to promote the growth of New Mexico’s technology business community. 

2012-11-01T09:09:11+00:00November 1st, 2012|

NM Women in Technology 2012 Award Nominees Announced

Nominees for our 5th annual Women in Technology Celebration breakfast on November 1st have been announced. 

This year, thirty two women were nominated, representing business, research and educational institutions, non-profit and other organizations; they include entrepreneurs, consultants, educators and artists from throughout New Mexico. Find their names and organizations at: http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/news-item/nmtc-announces-women-in-technology-2012-nominees   

Winners will be announced during the 5th Annual Women in Technology Celebration breakfast on Thursday, November 1st in Albuquerque. REGISTER HERE!

2012-10-18T05:26:08+00:00October 18th, 2012|

Women in Technology Fast Approaching – Buy Your Tickets Now!

Our 5th Anniversary of the Women in Technology Celebration is fast approaching and tickets are going quickly!

We had a great response to nominations for recognition awards for Women in Technology and scholarships for women pursuing degrees in tech-related fields in programs at New Mexico’s universities and colleges. Join us to help celebrate this year’s winners!

Buy your tickets onlin: http://nmwit2012.eventbrite.com/

2012-10-01T16:37:46+00:00October 1st, 2012|