NMTC Launches A Focus On Big Data

New Peer Group Event Arrives August 21st

Big Data is one of the fastest growing areas in IT and according to Forbes Big Data is making a huge contribution to revenue growth in Sales and Marketing, Research and Development, Supply Chain Management, Workplace Management and Operations. The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) recognizes that there is a growing shortage of skilled resources in our state and NMTC is committed to helping our membership by building awareness of the technology and the opportunity. The Big Data Peer Group will exist to share information on Big Data and Data Analytics being used locally.

“NMTC is a strong believer in listening to our membership and helping to support their education and professional needs,” said Auri Vigil, Marketing and Events Coordinator at NMTC. “Big Data has been a topic in many conversations allowing for the perfect opportunity to help our membership by launching a new Big Data Peer Group.”

According to the forecasts of the World Economic Forum, by 2020 data analysts will be in high demand in companies around the world. The LinkedIn Workforce Report confirms and supports this claim for the USA, stating that demand for these skills has increased sixfold and is expected to continue to grow over the next five years. IBM predicts that the annual demand for data scientists, data developers and data engineers will lead to 700,000 new recruitments by 2020.

If you are interested in joining the NMTC Big Data committee or being a possible upcoming speaker please contact Nels Hoenig, NMTC Big Data Chairman at nmtcbd@gmail.com.

“Your ideas are welcome, we only succeed by sharing ideas and learning from each other,” says Hoenig.

Event Details:

Join us for the Big Data kickoff meeting on August 21st at the Bioscience Center!

NMTC Big Data Peer Group

Date: Tuesday, August 21st
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Location: The Bio Science Center
5901 Indian School Road NE
Albuquerque NM 87110
Register: Tickets
More information/Questions:
Contact Nels Hoenig, NMTC Big Data Chairman

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NMSBA Seeks Proposals for 2014 Leveraged Projects

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program leverages the talent and other resources of federal labs in our state to benefit New Mexico small businesses. “At no cost to the business, small businesses with a technical challenge can seek assistance from lab scientists or engineers for projects that require testing, design consultation and access to special equipment or facilities.” Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories are accepting proposals January 14th through February 4th. 

Find more information at http://www.nmsbaprogram.org

FAQ From the site:

  • Does your company qualify?
  • Are you a for-profit business?
  • Are you located in New Mexico?
  • Is your company a small business? [US SBA guidelines]
  • Is your company US owned and operated?
  • Does your company pay/file gross receipts taxes to the State of New Mexico?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you can qualify for researcher hours:

$20,000 if located in a rural county

$10,000 if located in Bernalillo County

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Technical assistance awards of $20,000 to $100,000 available 

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program at Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories is currently soliciting proposals for leveraged projects for calendar year 2014. NMSBA leveraged projects allow multiple small businesses that share technical challenges to request assistance collectively. Leveraged projects fund lab staff time and incidental materials at a range of $20,000 to $100,000 (the sum of the assistance for which each participating company is eligible) and must be completed within one year. Proposals must comply with NMSBA guidelines, eligibility requirements and meet the criteria outlined in the call. Deadline for submission is September 12, 2013.

Click HERE for more information.

We request your support in disseminating information concerning the NMSBA call to companies in your area.

Thank you,

The NMSBA team



(Click here for more information)

Information Sessions:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Los Alamos Small Business Center

190 Central Park Square, Los Alamos


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2:00 – 4:00 pm / McCorkle Conference Room

Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC)

1155 University Blvd SE

Albuquerque, NM 87106


Sharon Evans

Technology & Economic Development Department

New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program

SNL / Org 10619 / MS-1495

PH: 845-9671 Fax 284-9551


Mailing Address:

Sandia National Laboratories

Attn: Sharon Evans

PO Box 5800 MS 1495

Albuquerque, NM 87185

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