|8:30 – 9:30 am||Registration, Visit Exhibitors & Breakfast|
|9:30- 10:00 am||Welcome in Sandia Ballroom|
|10:10- 11:10 am||Breakout Session 1|
|11:20 – 12:20 pm||Breakout Sesssion 2|
|12:20- 1:20 pm||Lunch in Sandia Ballroom|
|1:30-2:30 pm||Breakout Session 3|
|2:40- 3:40 pm||Breakout Session 4|
|3:45- 5:00 pm||Networking Cocktail Reception (cash-bar)|
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1. MACHINE LEARNING- NO LONGER OUT OF REACH
Hummingbird B 10:10- 11:10 am
Machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities are no longer only available to data scientists and the most advanced IT organizations. See how organizations are using machine learning to enhance customer experiences, streamline operational processes, and make faster decisions. Topics include intelligent contact center, document processing, voice transcription, fraud detection, content moderation, and image recognition. We’ll give examples and demonstrate how to use these machine learning technologies live.
Vishwa Kurakundi, Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services
2. 3D PRINTING FOR SPACE
Hummingbird B, 11:20-12:20
The promise of 3D Printing has always been to provide a manufacturing method for highly complex, low volume production. With recent improvements in 3D Printing technology and materials, especially around metal and polymer composites, more missions include 3D Printed hardware. This talk will present real-world examples of the industry using Additive Manufacturing for space hardware, cover the enabling technologies, and then cover what is coming next.
Eric Miller, Principal & Co- Founder of PADT, Inc.
3. LEADING CHANGE: DESIGNING THE FUTURE OF DATA ANALYTICS TOOLS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE & A SAFER SOCIETY
Hummingbird B, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office is setting a new standard in the justice system by leveraging data analytics tools to enhance and streamline the criminal justice process, using data as a resource for improving community safety. It began when a review of the data in Bernalillo County revealed a principal problem facing the community: a small percentage of serious repeat offenders commits the majority of crime.
The finding led to the development of a data-driven strategy and a state-of-the-art criminal data platform called Quaro. The platform – led by the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, architected by RS21, and funded by the Business Coalition for a Better Albuquerque – centralizes and visualizes criminal justice data to deliver data-driven insights which can help improve the prosecution of serious crimes and repeat offenders.
In this session, Annemarie Henton, Director of State + Local Services at RS21, and Adolfo Mendez, Chief of Policy and Planning at the Bernalillo County District Attorney Office, will show Quaro in action, using historical Bernalillo County case data to show how the platform can be used to reveal previously hidden links between people, locations, incidents, and objects and how these insights can promote and streamline data-driven prosecutorial decision-making.
1. Audience members will understand how a data-driven strategy starts with asking questions central to an organization’s mission and progresses to analytical solutions and data-informed outcomes.
2. Audience members will understand how Quaro enhances, rather than replaces, the human element and helps empower thoughtful, just, and effective decision-making in the criminal justice space.
3. Audience members will understand how ongoing investments in technology allow organizations of all types to embrace change, improve business processes and achieve better outcomes.
Annemarie Henton, Director of State & Local Services at RS21
Adolfo Mendez, Chief of Policy & Planning at Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office
4. HYBRID INTELLIGENCE: ADVANCING HUMAN CREATIVITY THROUGH CONVERGENCE
Hummingbird B, 2:40-3:40 pm
Hybrid intelligence will drive the 4th Industrial Revolution. That is, human abilities that are augmented with machine capabilities will shape the future of work. This is not limited to just tasks and activities but also the squishy skills like communication, teamwork, empathy, and creativity. Already through the combination of cognitive science, AI, and the metaverse, we are advancing people’s capabilities with these squishy skills. Join this session to learn how you can tap into this convergence and advance your own organization through hybrid intelligence.
Neil Sahota, CEO of ACSI and AI Advisor to the United Nations
Description of breakout session 1
1. INTERNET FOR ALL: REGIONAL & STATEWIDE BROADBAND INITIATIVES & LOCAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD
Eagle A, 10:10-11:10 am
Thanks to significant federal legislation and funding allocations, New Mexico is gearing up to support statewide and regional efforts to bridge the digital divide.
Join us for an overview of the planning, funding, and implementation process. This panel will discuss the timelines ahead and provide information to learn more about how you and your business can inform the improvement of broadband infrastructure, adoption, and use in your area.
Hear updates from representatives of the New Mexico Office of Broadband Access and Expansion, the Connect New Mexico Council, the Digital Equity and Inclusion Planning team, and the Broadband Regional Projects and Community Engagement working group.
Also, lean more about technical assistance and pilot grant opportunities from the state and local funders, and hear from state and federal representatives regarding federal funding opportunities for Broadband Connectivity and Digital Equity initiatives in New Mexico that could equal more than 800 million dollars over the next 5 or more years.
Kelly Schlegel, Director of the State of New Mexico Office of Broadband Access and Expansion
Melanie Goodman, Field Representative for U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján
Jennifer Nevarez, Director of CommUNITY Learning Network (CLN)
2. A STEM EDUCATIONAL TALK SHOW, EVEN WITH COMMERCIALS!
Eagle A, 11:20-12:20
In a talk show format, Supercomputing Challenge’s top students will share what problem-based learning (PBL) means to them and how it supports their future learning. You’ll learn how teachers and mentors navigate the balancing act of supporting students choosing a project, motivating students to keep going, and supporting struggles in the learning process. The session will wrap with a call-to-action where you’ll learn how you can get involved as a teacher sponsor, a mentor, a judge or a financial sponsor.
Celia Einhorn, Supercomputing Challenge Management Team
Karen Glennon, Supercomputing Challenge Management Team
Andres Iturregui, First Place Team Member 2022 , Challenge Academic Marathon, Los Alamos High
Daniel Kim, First Place Team Member 2022, Challenge Academic Marathon, Los Alamos High
Patty Meyer, Supercomputing Challenge Management Team
3. A TALE OF THREE SCHOOLS: HOW ONE ROBOT CHANGES THE GAME
Arsenio Romero, Superintendent of Los Lunas Public Schools
Rebecca Maestas-Sanchez, Principal of St. Mary’s Catholic School
Sarah Tario, Director of McCurdy Charter School
Christian Slough, Marketing & Community Engagement at Build with Robots
4. PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION USING DECENTRALIZED IDENTITY
Eagle A, 2:40-3:40 pm
Data breaches disclosing sensitive medical, financial, and personal data have become a ‘cost of doing business’ on today’s internet. Hackers are challenging traditional centralized identity and access management systems and exploiting compromised credentials as a leading initial attack vector. While privacy laws and fines are necessary, they are also post-breach actions made in hopes of spurring security innovation.
Steve McCown, Chief Architect at Anonyome Labs
Description of breakout session 1
1. BUILDING NEW MEXICO’S FIRST LONGITUDINAL DATA SYSTEM
Eagle B, 10:10-11:10 am
The New Mexico Departments of Early Childhood Education and Care, Public Education, Higher Education, and Workforce Solutions have established RISE NM – Research Informing Success in Education – to create a centralized resource that will be used to inform policy and close gaps as students transition from each phase of their education and into the workforce. We are working to transform education and workforce data into actionable insights for state government entities, schools, educators, workforce developers, policymakers, and all New Mexicans.
RISE NM will aggregate and link data from partner agencies into a single cloud data platform to evaluate education and workforce efforts in New Mexico. The project will analyze data, develop visualizations and reports, establish data governance policies and processes, respond to research requests, and provide the products of these efforts to state leaders, state education agencies, workforce developers, researchers, policymakers, and the public so they can:
• Leverage data to improve student outcomes, workforce outcomes, and equity
• Obtain comprehensive and verified educational and workforce data and trends
• See aggregate trends in student and workforce performance
• Make data-driven policy, programmatic, and investment decisions• Perform predictive analysis
• Obtain assistance with state and federal reportingLearn about the technology used to establish the system and the drive for innovation and big data being use to drive decision making in government.
Robert Alirez, CIO for NM Department of Vocational Rehab
Sue Anne Athens, CIO for NM Department of Workforce Solutions
Bogi Malecki, CIO for NM Higher Education Department
Peter Mantos, Secretary of NM Department of Information Technology
Mary Montoya, CIO for NM Public Education Department
Sandeep Patel, CIO for NM Early Childhood Education & Care Department
2. DIGITAL INCLUSION IN 2022 & BEYOND
Eagle B, 11:20-12:20
Across the spectrums of age, income, race, culture, language, and depending upon one’s area of residence in New Mexico, we have seen a massive digital divide over generations that has, rather ironically, only started improving since the Covid pandemic.
This session will provide a brief history of the digital divide, share examples of our success closing that gap in New Mexico, and summarize where we are today – along with how we can all support the urgent need for digital inclusion going forward.
Trish Lopez, Founder / CEO of Teeniors®
3. ROOFS: NO MORE DATA SHOVELING IN HELPING THE HOMELESS
Eagle B, 1:30-2:30 pm
Roofs is a create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) application that automates much of the tedious data shoveling that is needed to run a supportive housing department. Think about all the paperwork the feds, state, county, and city governments require in getting grants to put someone into permanent, supportive (subsidized) housing, and how a well designed application could automate much of that. That’s what we do.
This talk will outline our journey in selling to two nonprofits, the struggles we have in scaling this solution out, the missteps I made in writing our own term sheet, and talk about trying to build something cool, while helping less fortunate people and avoiding getting caught up in government contracting.
Brian Stinar, Owner of Noventum LLC
4. MAKING A DIFFERENCE WITH PUBLIC INTEREST TECHNOLOGY
Eagle B, 2:40-3:40 pm
This session introduces the broader arena of Public Interest Technology; how it’s being applied in states and regions – and across the nation as well; and how people with a variety of skills can get involved.
Beyond “Civic Tech” and tech-driven approaches, Public Interest Technology applies tech, design, policy, and community development skills to ‘build with’ communities in addressing the challenges that exclude some communities from full participation in civic life.
This session will feature speakers from key public interest tech organizations and consumers, providing attendees with information and resources for our current public interest technology landscape and paths to get involved.
Eric Renz-Whitmore, Director at Emergent Wave
Description of breakout session 1
1. CREATING YOUR PRO-ACTIVE CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE PLAN
Roadrunner, 10:10-11:10 am
While the title “cyber incident response plan” speaks to what happens AFTER an incident, it is imperative to understand what needs to be done to minimize the impact of cyber incidents. This session will address:
1. Doing those things necessary to avoid cyber incidents, in the first place.
2. Preparing for the most common, most damaging cyber incidents: Ransomware attacks
3. Performing periodic desktop exercises to make sure you know how to manage an incident response scenario
Del Ameko, CISO at Theta Point
Mark Fidel, Account Specialist at Ivanti, Inc.
2. CYBERSECURITY WHOLE OF STATE IN NEW MEXICO
Cybersecurity Whole of State is a collaborative effort between State Government, Local Municipalities (Cities/Counties), Education (K12/Higher Ed) & Critical Infrastructure (Utilities, Hospitals, etc) to protect the citizens, individual municipalities, & the state as a whole from cybersecurity threats. Pillars of Whole of State include Information Sharing, Incident Response Planning, Proactive Cyber Protection, Workforce Development, & Policy/Funding. Critical factors of success include governance, strategic plans, execution pans, and continuous validation.
Come to this breakout session to learn more about how this Cybersecurity Whole of State approach is being adopted regionally/nationally & how it applies to New Mexico!
Jennifer Pittman-Leeper, Customer Engagement Manager at Tanium
3. RANSOMEWARE, CYBER LIABILITY INSURANCE & HUMAN RESOURCES: OH, MY! TODAY'S CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGES: A PANEL DISCUSSION
Roadrunner, 1:30-2:30 pm
Spend an hour with cyber security practitioners across various domains to discuss several challenges and opportunities facing IT and Cyber Security professionals. All industry sectors that rely on information technology as the lifeblood of the organizations in those sectors need to be aware of the information and conversation that will be shared in this panel discussion.
Chris Hammer, Cybersecurity Specialist at ANM
Lorie Liebrock, Director of the New Mexico Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
George Reeves, Cybersecurity Advisor at Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Kristen Sanders, Senior Security Advisor at Aquila
Mark Fidel, Moderator
4. INTRODUCTION TO ZERO TRUST ARCHITECTURE - A NEW MODEL FOR CYBERSECURITY
Roadrunner, 2:40-3:40 pm
This session will provide an in-depth introduction to Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA), which is being widely adopted as by, among others, the US Federal Government. It brings a new approach, moving from solely treating network perimeter security to be sufficient and moving trust decisions to the various protected entities within an enterprise. We will look into ZTA, to help an organization understand just what is involved in adopting it, what the benefits can be and how to demystify the increasing level of hype in the market about ZTA.
The session will give attendees an understanding of what ZTA is, how is is being driven into cybersecurity by the US Federal government and other major players and how they can respond to the requirement to move to ZTA. IT will also introduce attendees to the freely available Open Group Snapshot ZTA Reference Model, as an accelerator for their ZTA adoption.
Tony Carrato, Independent Consultant
John Linford , Forum Director of The Open Group Security Forum and Open Trusted Technology Forum
Reimagining the Workplace
Description of breakout session 1
1. RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES FOR TECH STARTUPS IN THE NEW MEXICO STEM ECOSYSTEM
Hummingbird A, 10:10-11:10 am
A recent survey conducted by Boomerang New Mexico showed that 95% employers said that recruiting a highly technical workforce is the biggest challenge in growing their business. This challenge has been compounded by a global pandemic that shifted a workforce to remote status and stimulated the ‘Great Resignation’.
Over the last several years, Boomerang New Mexico has coached hundreds of highly technical STEM professionals (BS, MS, PhD-level) and worked to better understand challenges they face on the job market. From this invaluable glimpse at understanding challenges faced on both sides of the coin, we have put together strategies to help companies define their ideal workforce and promote a culture that keeps employees happy and employed.
In this workshop, we will offer valuable strategies to overcome recruitment and retention challenges, focusing on the highly technical STEM industries of New Mexico. The topics covered will include:- Promotion of open positions: Finding your right target market for recruiting- Establishing a good HR department: Taking a closer look at who is the face of your company- Consistent marketing and branding: What do you want your company to be known for- Effective interviews: in-person vs. telecommunicating- Establishing good communication: Don’t leave the candidates hanging – Appropriate compensation: Re-evaluating your benefits package and develop leveraging alternatives- Retention: How to keep your workforce happy, thriving, and productive
After completing this workshop, employers should be able to develop a recruitment strategy to target the right candidates using effective promotion and communication. Additionally, strategies will be offered to help retain a productive workforce.
Monica Sandoval-Johnson, CEO of STEM Boomerang
2. EXPERIENCE BASED LEARNING & THE WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW
Hummingbird A, 11:20-12:20
With the ever-changing needs of workforce development, non-traditional education methods are being explored as a means of engaging and training workers for exciting careers in tech. A tried a true educational method is that of experienced-based learning, which provides students with hands-on experience and the tools to be job ready upon the completion of their educational program. This panel discussion will look at experienced-based learning and its importance from the perspectives of students, educators, and employers.
Jaime Cherry, Business IT Coordinator at Four Corners Regional Education Cooperative 1
Dr. Rod Sanchez, Ingenuity Technology Solutions Labs
Veronica Sanders, Program Administrator at Four Corners Regional Edcuation Cooperative 1
Lenny Washington, Business Development Manager at Westwind
Dick Wilkinson, Chief Technology Officer at Proof Labs, Inc
3. HOW TO EMBRACE TECH FOR GOOD
Hummingbird A, 1:30-2:30 pm
Tech for Good presents several options for companies: Incorporating as a Benefit Corporation is one way, as is pursuing B Corp certification. While these are two good options, a robust ethical thread must weave through a tech company’s culture, operations, and strategy. Each will be explored, including several case studies.
Equally important is the role Tech for Good can be a difference-maker for New Mexico. Focusing on these elements fits with our culture and heritage. It also creates a place where new companies can thrive and create meaningful job opportunities for current and future generations of New Mexicans.
During this session, you will learn:
• The case for Tech for Good in New Mexico and beyond, including generational trends and economic development reasons
• The difference between a Benefit Corporation and a certified B Corp, accompanied by a guide to determine the approach for your company or startup• Other models to be a force for good through your business
• Ethical considerations in developing organizational culture and processes to support Tech for Good
• Several examples of what companies have experienced, challenges encountered, and leadership lessons learned
Jon Mertz, Founder of Santa Fe Innovates
4. CHANGING THE FACE OF TECH... KEEPING OUR GIRLS INTO TECH
Hummingbird A, 2:40-3:40 pm
As workplace demographics change and global markets impact every organization, diversity is becoming a business necessity to build resilience and ensure employee retention and engagement. Getting our girls and keeping our girls into tech is a critical component of the future of competitive advantage and workplace diversity. Inclusivity at every level is one that takes intention. In this workshop we will discuss these important issues and discover ways that we can take action together to effect change by serving the underserved, and building a more diverse and inclusive culture to achieve greater profits and be leaders of innovation by building a more diverse workplace.
Dr. Shelly Gruenig, CEO of Be Greater Than Average
Dale Dekker, Founder of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini
Dale has extensive experience in architecture and planning projects that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. Dale’s contributions to architecture include high-tech, one-of-a-kind research facilities for Sandia National Labs, award-winning school designs across the Southwest, and large-scale master planning projects, such as the UNM Master Plan Update.
Raised in Albuquerque, Dale has developed an extensive network of individuals and companies that are routinely brought together to create successful projects. Dale is involved in enhancing the quality of life in his community by participating as a volunteer on a variety of boards and commissions.
As an experienced architect and planner, Dale is committed to building a better state and community. He is currently leading an effort for the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, called the 2065 Plan that is intended to take a long-range look at what the city and region might look like 50 years from today.