Pre-Conference Workshop

The day before the main event, Thursday, October 24, we will host a pre-conference workshop at the CNM Workforce Training Center. This 3 hour session will be geared toward executives and non-data-industry professionals who want an intensive introduction to the concepts and terms of the field. For those new to this space the Friday sessions should be much more understandable after attending the pre conference. We will offer a specially priced combined registration fee for both days for those interested.

Check In: 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Pre-Conference Session: 1 – 4 p.m.

Location: CNM WTC, Room 106

The pre-conference topics will include:

  • Overview of Data Science
    An introduction to data science, how it is similar and different from related fields like business intelligence and predictive analytics, and how to structure projects that leverage data science.
  • New developments in bio medical applications
  • Data Preparation: the key to improving your predictive models
    Deep dive into how to prepare data for machine learning models. Not sexy, but very practical. These are the things you learn one way or another because they come back to bite you!
  • Data Storytelling and Model interpretation
    How to assess predictive models (hint: it isn’t R^2!) and how to explain what you find to non-technical audiences.

New Mexico’s Top Researchers, Together

The NM Big Data and Analytics Summit will bring together key players in the research and utilization of data in New Mexico to share their insights and best practices, including representatives from the following organizations, and more.

Los Alamos National Lab

The Laboratory’s operations and business systems ensure the safe, secure, and efficient performance of our national security mission. Our teamwork and approach to problem solving have resulted in new systems, tools, and processes to ensure continuous improvement throughout the organization.

Safety: In recognition of significant safety improvements, we received Merit-level recognition in 2017 from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of its Voluntary Protection Program.

Security: The Lab has increased the rigor of both physical and information security assets.

Environment: Our environmental stewardship commitment is focused on resource management, pollution prevention, and long-term sustainability programs.

Infrastructure and Facilities: Given the complexity of the 36-square mile campus with more than 1,200 buildings, the Lab places significant emphasis on reducing its structural footprint, modernizing infrastructure, and providing employees with safe, energy-efficient facilities.

Sandia National Lab 

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation’s most challenging security issues.

Sandia National Laboratories is operated and managed by National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International, Inc. National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia operates Sandia National Laboratories as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and supports numerous federal, state, and local government agencies, companies, and organizations.

NM Institute of Mining and Technology


New Mexico Tech aspires to be a preeminent community of scholars dedicated to research, education, and innovation – advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – to meet the challenges of tomorrow. We will drive innovation and education through transdisciplinary collaborations.


New Mexico Tech serves the state and beyond through education, research, and service, focused in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Involved faculty educate a diverse student body in rigorous and collaborative programs, preparing scientists and engineers for the future. Our innovative and interdisciplinary research expands the reach of humanity’s knowledge and capabilities. Researchers, faculty, and students work together to solve real world problems. Our economic development and technology transfer benefit the economy of the state and create opportunities for success. We serve the public through applied research

The University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico is a public research university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Founded in 1889, UNM offers bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in multiple fields and serves as the flagship of New Mexico’s university system.

UNM is the only minority serving institution (MSI) and hispanic serving institution (HSI) in the United States that is categorized as an R1 doctoral university (highest research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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