The University of New Mexico’s Office of the Chief Information Officer is hosting Tech Days 2019—an event that offers faculty, staff and students an exclusive opportunity to learn about new technologies on campus—on June 6 and June 7 in the UNM Ballrooms.

Tech Days features technology sessions, discussions and hands-on demos of current and future technological innovations at UNM. The event also helps align the entire technology ecosystem to a common vision and provides community stewardship with various partners associated with the university. Registration for Tech Days is now open through May 31.

Also, new to Tech Days this year, UNM IT and the Anderson School of Management invite one and all to the UNM Tech Days Tech Crawl at the new McKinnon Center for Management building on Friday, June 7. The experience will provide some of the most exciting initiatives and advanced technology the campus has to offer including: eSports, virtual and augmented reality, modernized classroom environments, virtual tours of our UNM IT datacenter, and much more. 

Experts in each field will be on-hand to give demonstrations, tours, and to answer all of your questions. 

Hannes Scheidegger
Hannes Scheidegger

Keynote speakers for this year's Tech Days event include Hannes Scheidegger and Brian Zufelt.

Scheidegger’s topic—“Building a Practical, Action-Oriented Smart Campus Strategy and Roadmap”—will focus on how to stay competitive in attracting students through technology by creating a campus that is responsive to the needs and interests of students.

Scheidegger is the senior managing partner for Gartner’s State and Local Government Practice in the Southwest Region of the US. Based in San Diego, he oversees all of Gartner’s work in the Public Sector. Scheidegger focuses on innovation, Smart Government, Digital and IT Strategy, Sourcing and Implementation Oversight.

Over the past years, Scheidegger and his team have supported large mission-critical initiatives for their clients ranging from Whole Person Care and Health Care initiatives to Infrastructure projects and Voting and Election Management Systems.

Brian Zufelt
Brian Zufelt

Zufelt’s topic — “5G: What is it and Why Do We Care?” — focuses on high-speed internet and the future of the mobile communication standard. The latest 5th generation of mobile communication standard will not only provide faster speeds, but will explore machine-to-machine communications via autonomous vehicles and augmented reality sets.

Zufelt received his master’s degree in computer engineering from The University of New Mexico. Over the last 10 years, Zufelt has worked for the tier two University research center COSMIAC. His current work includes collaboration with Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) on testing and evaluation of advanced position, navigation, and timing technologies for the next generation GPS constellation.

In addition, he is working with Slingshot Aerospace and Northrop Grumman on the development of the Internet of Things network for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle deployment.

For more information on the event including presenters, schedules and registration, visit Tech Days 2019.

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