September 2, 2003 (No. 9)
Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and
The NTC News Summary is supported by
NTC Sustaining Sponsor:
The week ahead in
(Sept. 2) Metro Schools' Stratford High
School's "Information Technology Academy," a
school-within-a-school, celebrates inauguration with a 6
p.m. ceremony, today; Academy background, here.
(Sept. 2-4) Gov. Bredesen's economic
Camp" includes a presentation on
attracting targeted firms (including Biotech), by Lockwood
Greene's Robert Price and Robert Pittman.
Also, a primer on strategic planning with a twist, by
David Osborn, executive director, Vanderbilt Center for Better
Health. LG presenter Price tells NTC that
many are surprised to learn that tech firms often want
to locate where they can outsourced R&D, lab or
other capacity. Gov. Bredesen speaks Sept. 3 at noon.
(Sept. 5) Postponed from Aug. 29: TN
Venture Forum to cut candidate ventures, Fri., Sept.
5; surviving proposals for $1 million+ new funding
will make final-elimination pitches in Nashville, Sept.
22-23. For-the-money presentations before the Forum in
Chattanooga are Nov. 17-18; audience registration, here.
News Summary: Previous summaries?
BBX Laboratories division of BBX is
negotiating a lease under 10Ksft downtown Nashville,
according to BBX CEO Jim Kolleger (9/2), who adds that
growing concern about worms, etc., means the environment
is perfect for BBX expansion. Earlier story: BBX
riding success of former Granite Technologies
ImmuneEngine innovation, Nash. Bus. Journal, 8/22, p. 7,
not on web. BBX.
Technologies CEO Bill
Hapner is happy to have won more Metro Schools
business, competing in a field of 14. The win (RFP
03-91) expands Beacon's relationship with Metro Schools,
bringing to eight Hapner's staffing onsite. Former
Gibson Guitar IT veteran Sam Shallenberger is now Beacon
program leader there. Hapner says Metro Government may
also employ Beacon through this contract. The short list
also included the then-Broadwing Technology; Federal
Engineering; Majestic Systems; SAIC; SCB Computer
Dell releases IDC report showing Dell
growth worldwide and regional for personal computer
products outpacing industry, BusinessWire, Sept. 2. Dell
CEO to address tech-investor conference, today, here.
Nashville's XSVoice wireless brings
fresh sounds to stale Internet audio, Tennessean, Aug.
Intranet enables Mailnet Services
Inc. to partner with Franchise Services (Sir Speedy,
PIP), City Paper, Sept. 2, here.
Worms make more computer users security
experts; ISDN-Net and American Security Group cited,
Tennessean, Aug. 31, here.
After 9/11: Sylvain Trembley,
director-southeast region, Nortel Networks,
addresses disaster recovery, business continuity,
effects of 9/11 on Fortune 1000 firms. Sept. 11, AITP
Nashville. Details, here. To register, here.
NTC Technology track during NETWORK
Business & Technology Showcase (Oct. 29-30),
Nashville Convention Center, will include CIO
Challenges; Customer Service Technologies; Guarding Your
Information Assets; Update WiFi & Cellular; and, NTC
Member-Guest Forum. For details on Tech track sessions,
panelists, write here. NTC Members are exhibiting at NETWORK
2003; details, here.
NashvillePost story on Akonix founder
Dmitry Shapiro's warnings on IM and downloads,
during Overall Security 2003, Aug. 27, here.
TIME ONLINE article on Angel investors
mentions Nashville Capital Network, Aug. 25, here.
Asurion adds Dan Mixon as director,
treasury services. Tennessean, 5E, Aug. 31, scroll to
Metro Surplus Property's online auction
enjoys dramatic revenue jump; new e-Bid version will
be launched for emergency-service providers, Tennessean,
Sept. 1, select "Click to Bid..." from columns, here.
Midstate may get Asurion distribution
facility, Tennessean, Aug. 27, here.
Quanta increases notebook computer
projections. Quanta Nashville begins operation this
month in LaVergne Interchange Business Park. Bloomberg
via City Paper, Aug. 27, p. 18, here. Earlier Chamber release (5/03), here. Quanta
Kroll relies on Schmerling of Nashville
-- Recovering data from employees, checking
backgrounds... Kroll Inc.'s Background Screening Group
here serves clients worldwide with Kroll Reference tool.
Release, Aug. 28, here.
BellSouth and DirecTV on bundling
satellite TV service, City Paper, 8/28, here. DirecTV Aug. 27 release, here.
United Way discussion Aug. 28 was
prelude to October vote on support of "211" to help
the needy find services, Tennessean, B1, Aug. 29, not on
web. A spokesman for United Way says UW discussion was
positive, but nonbinding -- chief reservation being the
economic climate for donations for this and other
projects. (Earlier Tennessean story on Metro studying
"311" for nonurgent calls, here.)
Verizon increases recruitment goal to
700 for Murfreesboro call center, The City Paper,
Aug. 29, here. Verizon jobs link, here.
Tech entrepreneur Mason glad he
launched BCX and ScanReq, but also glad Omnicell
bought him out, Tennessean, Aug. 27, here.
US Resources of Brentwood receives payment demanded
(Capsource Fund LP of MS and Equitas Capital LP had
taken control of NCT, in the interest of Tennessee
Student Information Systems Inc.) City Paper, 8/27,
Also of Interest:
Nashville Technology Council's
Nashville Technology Directory 2003-04 is being
compiled, now! Watch E-mail for opportunity to update
your Member listing. For inclusion in Directory as NTC
member and/or advertiser, write here.
Huge surge in weapons work forecast at
Oak Ridge Y-12 plant, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 1,
here. Commentary on Y12 weapons contractor,
Aug. 27, KNS, here.
Nashville Songwriters Association
International and Bondware announced Aug. 27 they
have collaborated for creation of NSAI's new website at
Northeast Tennessee Technology Council
Executive Director Vivian Crymble notes in her Sept.
1 stakeholders memo that NETTC now has 55
investor-organizations, and the State of Tennessee,
Eastman and Mountain State Health Alliance have been
"cornerstones" for NETTC the past nine
Tennessee Office of Homeland
Security Deputy Director Rick
Shipkowski noted during his Aug. 26 presentation
during "Overall Security 2003" that Tennessee's Homeland
Security Council works closely with Oak Ridge National
Laboratory and Tennessee universities "to exploit and
integrate technology in the fight against terrorism."
Shipkowski also explained that within the next 60 days,
TN OHS would have a total 19 personnel authorized for
offices in Nashville, Morristown, Columbia and
Memphis technology exec Mitchell on
Lottery board as Bredesen appointee, (6/03), release
IBM Nashville says new IBM
Nashville Senior Location Executive is Bill Brooks,
their unit exec for enterprise software sales. Scroll
Gentry Barden joins Brentwood Capital
Advisors, Business Journal, Aug. 26, here.
Inflow says CSM Inc. survey shows customers
score 'em high, City Paper, p. 22, Aug. 29, here.
Vanderbilt approves new Communication
of Science & Technology degree, release, here.
Citing stronger U.S. use of
technology in business processes, UN says American
worker world's most productive; but, not always the
world's most efficient. Aug. 31 AP via Island Packet
here. CNN, Sept. 1, here. Latest
Institute for Supply Management report says U.S.
Manufacturing surged in August, here.
Exporting our manufacturing jobs? Washington Post, Sept.
President Bush promises boost for U.S. Manufacturing,
Washington Post, Sept. 2, here.
The steady erosion of the U.S.
Manufacturing sector, Washington Post (Editorial),
Sept. 1, here.Related Knoxville News Sentinel
commentary, Sept. 1, here.
Steven K. Miller, dir.- technology,
Kruse and Associates, P.C., joins board of Brentwood
Chamber. Miller serves as vice chair of
information-technology committee. Kruse merged,
effective Sept. 1, with Crowe Chizek, a top-10 firm,
July release here. NBJ, July 28, 03, here.
Business 2.0 Magazine names Vanderbilt
Owen Graduate School of Management "one of the 25
best business schools, anywhere," cites as one Owen
strength its Sloan Center for Internet Retailing, but
accords Owen a "C" on "tech-savvy" dimension. Vanderbilt
Growing vulnerabilities of complex
technology systems dictate "extraordinary attention
to the possibility of failure" and living each day "as
if there is no history of success...", NY Times, Aug.
Gates says MS software reliability is
greater now. NY Times, Aug. 31, here. Microsoft at mid-life? Vision is pretty
cheap stuff, says Gates, NY Times, Aug. 31, here.
UT Educational Technology
Joining the HealthTrust Purchasing
Group: Institutional members (scroll down for
members, map), here. Vendor-supplier community, details,
(Sept. 2-4) Governor's Conference on
Economic Development, Nashville Convention Center.
(Sept. 4) NTC Tech Round Table, "Little
Planet Learning: How an idea went global from
Nashville." Details, here.
(Sept. 8) Chattanooga Technology
Council Executive Exchange Forum, by invitation
only, 5:30 p.m. For member profile here;
(Sept. 9) "TechBiz Liftoff" workshop
for start-up and early-stage technology companies,
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ETSU Innovation Lab, Johnson
City, TN. Details, here.
(Sept. 10) Helping Technology Help your
Nonprofit Organization Thrive, Center for Nonprofit
Management, details here.
(Sept. 10) Nat'l Assoc. State Procurement
Ofcls, Hilton Suites, Nashville, includes
(Sept. 11) "Two Years after 9/11,"
Sylvain Tremblay, Nortel Networks, AITP Nashville,
(Sept. 11) Memphis Area Tech. Council
at FedEx Institute, U. Memphis, 8:30 a.m., details
(Sept. 11) AITP - Sheraton Music City -
Trends in Software Design, Larry Boldt, Borland.
(Sept. 16-17) Winning with Technology,
8th Annual Tech'y Conf/Expo, Knox., Tech 2020, click
(Sept. 18) Music City Future 50
Awards, Opryland, register here. 50
List, Tennessean (7/20), here.
(Sept. 19) Mid-Tn ISSA: INFLOW COO Joe
Daly, Data Center Secty Best Practices, here.
(Sept. 29) Six Sigma Leadership
Workshop, Owen GSM at Vanderbilt, details here.
(Sept. 30) WiTT: BMI AVP Camellia
Petty, enterprise data mgmt, bus. intelligence.
(Oct. 1-4) Biomed. Eng. Soc. in
Nashville re bioinformatics, bioengineering, details.
(Oct. 2) Tennessee Biotech Assn.,
Fall Membership meeting, Nashville, details, here.
(Oct. 2) NTC Tech Round Table -
Donna Hoffman and Tom Novak, Co-Directors, Sloan Center
for Internet Retailing, Vanderbilt, discuss "Managing
the Customer Chain: From Theory to Practice."
Hoffman, Novak will discuss Center priorities, research
findings. Round Table link, here.
(Oct. 5-7) TN Valley Corridor Summit,
"Putting Science, Technology to Work,"
Chattanooga, click here.
(Oct. 13-17) IT Management Development
Institute - PMI - details,
(Oct. 14) InfraGard: data forensics, by
Mark Sletto, special agent, U.S. Secret Service,
(Oct. 14-15) "Mid-market Healthcare
M&A conference," Loews, Oct. 14-15. Visit, here
(Oct. 16) AITP -Sheraton Music City -
Solving Small Business's IT Problems. Details,
(Oct. 16, 17) Sm. Busin. Innovation
SBIR opportunities, meetings Memphis, Chattanooga,
(Oct. 22) State of TN, Infor. Systems
Conference, Nashville Public Library conf. center,
(Oct. 28) WiTT "CIO Panel" program,
(Oct. 29-30) NTC / Chamber - Annual
"NETWORK Showcase of Business & Technology":
Networking, educational tracks -- more than 100
exhibitors already signed, click.
(Oct. 29) Bob Chaput, American
Technology Group on "Starting your own IT business."
AITP Nashville, register, here.
(Oct. 30) Nashville Technology Council
Forum, President David Condra, for details,
registration, write here.
(Nov. 5-7) Nashville Technology
Council, "Management Skills for IT Professionals,"
Jay Ress of TMA Seminars, TN Economic Development
Center, 8:30a-4:30p., click.
(Nov. 6) NTC Technology Round Table,
"Sarbanes-Oxley: Risk Assessment and IT
responsibility," Steve Tisdell, Principal, Nashville
Management Group, register, here.
Innovation Strategy: Identifying Barriers to
Business, Owen GSM, Vanderbilt, here.
(Nov. 10-12) Healthcare Delivery
Solutions Congress, co-sponsored by NTC, for
(Nov. 13) HIPAA Impact on IT, Ed
Miller, CTO of Digichart, AITP Nashville, register,
(Nov. 17-19) TN Venture Forum, by TN
Tech. Development Corp., Chattanooga, details, here.
(Nov. 25) WiTT: Jim Gray, CIO, Jennifer
Cheek, Mgr.-ISD Shared Svcs, O'Charleys.
(Dec. 3-5) Tennessee Education
Technology Conference, details here.
(Dec. 4) NTC Technology Round Table,
Richard Rognehaugh, Deputy Commissioner - Office of
Information Resources, State of Tennessee, reception
and dinner. Related resources, here.
(Dec. 11) AITP Nashville chapter meeting,
Dr. Sonny Reynolds (humor). Register, here.
(Dec. 18) InfraGard mid-TN, chapter
meeting, presentation topic to be announced.
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