Info Mesa is the name coined by Ed Regis to describe the emerging technology companies and community in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The name was first used in an article in Wired Magazine in 2000 and later in a book by Regis published in 2003. The main characteristics of the companies in the Info Mesa are the focus on extracting usable information from large data flows and understanding the emergent behavior of large numbers of interacting agents. Much of the technology originated in nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory, National Center for Genome Resources, and Santa Fe Institute. The companies have applied these technologies to applications such as drug discovery, black-box trading systems, bankruptcy forecasting, airline scheduling, reinsurance, and professional physician networks. The collapse of the dotcom boom and 9/11 led to the failure of many of the Info Mesa companies. However, many survived and succeeded.
Companies on the Info Mesa
- Applied Biosystems (closed Santa Fe office)
- BiosGroup (consulting practice acquired by NuTech)
- BioReason (acquired by Simulations Plus)
- Black Mesa Capital
- Caldera Pharmaceuticals
- Center for Adaptive Systems Applications (acquired by HNC Software and then Fair Isaac)
- Complexica (merged with Qforma)
- CommodiCast (changed name to Qforma)
- Dalke Scientific Software (relocated to Sweden)
- Data Ventures
- Deep Web Technologies
- Daylight Chemical Information Systems
- Genzyme Genetics
- Infomesa, LLC (defunct)
- Los Alamos Visual Analytics (LAVA)
- Mesa Analytics & Computing, Inc.
- OpenEye Scientific Software
- PE Informatics
- Phase-1 Molecular Toxicology
- Prediction Company (acquired by Union Bank of Switzerland)
- QTL Biosystems
- Redfish Group
- Strategic Analytics (acquired by Verisk Analytics)
- Regis, Ed (June 2000). "Greetings from the Info Mesa". Wired Magazine. p. 337.
- Regis, Edward (2003). The Info Mesa: Science, Business, and New Age Alchemy on the Santa Fe Plateau. New York: Norton. ISBN 0-393-02123--8.
- MacKinzie, Dana (February 2002). "The Science of Surprise". Discover Magazine 23 (2). pp. 59–63.
- Anderson, Catherine (December 2003 and January 2004). "Stirrings on the InfoMesa". TechComm. pp. 19–21. Check date values in:
- Robinson, Sherry (December 2007 and January 2008). "Rebuilding the InfoMesa". innovation: America's Journal of Technology Commercialization. pp. 15–17. Check date values in:
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