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Lisa J. Adkins

Lisa J. Adkins

Lisa J. Adkins has experience in founding and running her own businesses and its her mastery of all things IT, and her connections in Albuquerque and around the country make her an effective advocate for women in tech and startups.She serves as COO of FatPipe ABQ, a collaborative workspace; and the BioScience Center, a New Mexico incubator/accelerator for startups in life sciences and biotech.

Lisa is the chairwoman of the New Mexico Technology Council, and she serves on the boards of Coronado Ventures Forum, the UNM Anderson Alumni Council, and on the Advisory Board of the New Mexico Foreign Investment Center. She is a mother, a coach and mentor, an avid runner and an outspoken advocate for small business in New Mexico. As an active member and leader in the technology community, she is passionate about creating work environments in which professionals can succeed while loving their jobs and maintaining health, wellness and balance in their lives.

Nyika Allen

Nyika Allen

Nyika Allen is the Director of Community & Operations for the New Mexico Technology Council. She is passionate about technology, startups, women's issues and the economic health of New Mexico. Along with her position at the NMTC, she is also the Tech Expert on 2KASA Fox, Director of Business Development at Volante Software, President of Nyika Media (www.nyika.tv) and a TEDxABQ speaker.