Innovate New Mexico® Technology Showcase to Feature Latest Developments from New Mexico’s Research Institutions and Startup Companies

The seventh Innovate New Mexico Technology Showcase will take place at the Event Center at Sandia Golf Club on March 3, 2020.

Innovate New Mexico is an annual event featuring the latest developments in research and technology from seven research institutions in the state of New Mexico. Researchers and inventors from the University of New Mexico, the Air Force Research Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Sandia National Labs, NASA-White Sands Test Facility and Johnson Space Center, New Mexico Tech, and New Mexico State University will pitch their technologies to industry representatives and investors. Startup companies will also have a chance to showcase their company products and latest activities.

The event will include twelve technology presentations, a lunchtime panel featuring local entrepreneurs and their startups, and breaks throughout for networking with inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, industry representatives, and startups.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Omar Hatamleh, Executive Director of the Space Studies Program at NASA International Space University and Chief Innovation Officer of Engineering at NASA Johnson Space Center. With over twenty years of aerospace industry experience, Dr. Hatamleh will share his unique perspective on innovation and experience in this area. His presentation will focus on the exponential increase of technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its social and economic impacts on people, organizations and jobs. He will share his insights on the following questions: 1) How can you both align yourself with this change, and distinguish yourself to remain relevant, and to lead with confidence? 2) What innovations and ecosystems do you need to have a perspective on? 3) How can you improve efficiency and adapt to improve economically? 4) What are the impacts of AI on organizations, society and people? He has also published over 33 international journal articles and has received six awards from NASA for his achievements.

Dr. Hatamleh holds four degrees in engineering, including a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Jordan, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento and a Master of Engineering in Materials Engineering from North Carolina State University. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina.

The showcase will begin with registration and networking, followed by opening remarks given by Jon Clark, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Department and then keynote speaker Dr. Omar Hatamleh. Technology presentations will commence throughout the morning and afternoon with feedback from shark panels. The lunchtime panel will include Brian Henderson, CEO of Next State Systems, LLC, Victor Hughes, Founder of Roar Echo, LLC, Mark Johnson, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder of Descartes Labs, Charles Mendez, Jr., CEO of Enthentica, Inc., and Erik Strobert, CEO of Perspective Components, Inc. The event will wrap up with closing remarks from Tim Nitti, President & CEO of New Mexico Partnership and a drink reception.

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