September 9, 2003 (No. 10)
Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and
The NTC News Summary is supported by
NorthPoint Software and Services
NTC Sustaining Sponsor:
Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry
The week ahead in
(Sept. 10-13) Nashville New Music
Conference (2NMC), with
technologies woven through many panels on distribution,
intellectual property, marketing, promotion. City Paper,
Sept. 4, here.
Related: Indie artists propel other businesses, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Sept. 5, p. 4, here.
(Sept. 11) Metro Nashville elections
are Thursday, and the Election Commission has
included updated stats from earlier voting and
introduced patches, says IT Data Control Mgr Kathy
Charlton-Deshotel, who says Amanj Alexander was key
hands-on during upgrade, backed-up by Metro IS. Site,
(Sept. 11) Project
DIANE education Videoconference
Consortium, 2:30 p.m., Adventure Science Center.
Register 963-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Council's Nashville Technology Directory
2003-04 is being compiled, now. Watch e-mail for
Member-update opportunity. For further information,
correspondence-tracking contract likely to go to
Desktop Solutions (Fairfax,
VA). Goetz letter to bidders, here.
Dell, Saturn team up for sales
promotion, The Tennessean, Sept. 9, here.Despite long rivalry, Dell &
Hewlett-Packard teaming to sell flat-panel
televisions, NY Times, Sept. 9, here.
Little Planet Learning
cofounder Bill Nelson
told the NTC Tech Round Table Sept. 4 that his
firm's vast effort to create technology-based
educational tools that will be used to teach 250,000
children within the People's Republic of China to speak
English "may be the last project I ever do," given how
long it may take. Nelson reviewed LPL's work for
American Healthways, Taco Bell, HCA, Gambro, Triad,
Institute for School Leaders and others. The next Tech
Round Table is Oct. 2 (see calendar, below).
Metro seeks $3.5 million regional
Inter-operability grant for radio, wireless,
networking, City Paper, Sept. 4, here.
Viruses found in nearly 1,200
Vanderbilt students' computers, Tennessean, Sept. 5.
CNSO Terry Cavender reports congestion, says damage
averted. VU resources, here. VU ITS resources, here.
Tech firms already signed up for
NETWORK 2003 Business & Technology Showcase, Oct.
29-30, Nash. Conv. Cntr include Asurion, AT&T
Wireless, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions, Cisco
Systems, ebiz-America, Everest Technologies, ICG Link,
Inflow, I-Net Strategy, ISDN-Net, Nortel Networks,
PayMaxx, Proj Managm Insti, SARCOM, Sitemason, Verizon
Wireless -- the list is growing. NETWORK, here.
Metatomix, which bought Memphis-based
Geobot, gets additional venture cap funding, says TN
software-engineering presence could expand, Commercial
Appeal item, here. Metatomix release, here.
Nashville Post Magazine healthcare IT
and life sciences report (Sept. 2003, not on web)
suggests winners show staying-power and will 'follow the
money'. Articles cite Medifax EDI, WebMD Envoy, Passport
Health Communications, Codigent Solutions Group,
HealthStream, TotaleMed/EdiX, Cumberland Emerging
Technologies, NanoDelivery Inc., BioMimetic
Pharmaceuticals, plus MDS Capital Corp and Memphis-based
MB Ventures. Print magazine by subscription, only.
Companion daily news site (password), here.
call-center support for physicians, names David
Bednowitz chief operating officer. Tennessean, Sept.
7, scroll down, here.
Asurion outlines ten executive changes,
Tennessean, Sept. 7, scroll down here.
Nashville Medical News (Sept. 2003)
features Healthcare IT, cites Zixcorp's
Pocketscript; the electronic health record (focus on
Vanderbilt Medical Center); e-provider order management
(e-POM) with e-medication administration records (e-MAR)
at Southern Hills Med. Cntr. (quoting HCA MidAmerica IT
director Kim Lewis); and, a new partnership between
NotifyMD and Baptist Health Services Group. Also
includes Turney Stevens' column on impact of
Sarbanes-Oxley on venture-capital deals and on exit
plans for privately held enterprises. Current and
archived editions, here.
Inc. tech services
will hotwire Houston Superspeedway, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Sept. 5, here.
American Fiber Systems optical net
fed by investors' cash infusion, City Paper, Sept. 3,
BlueCross BlueShield's "BluePerks" web
content inaccurate, City Paper, Sept. 5, here.
Metro's "Martin Luther King Jr.
Academic Magnet School for Health Sciences and
Engineering at Pearl High School" introduces
"Project Lead the Way (PLTW)" pre-engineering program
with CIM, Civil Engineering, Architecture. Advancing
school is aided by PENCIL, TN Society of Prof.
Engineers, Gresham Smith & Partners. Tennessean
Davidson A.M. page 4, Sept. 5, not on web. Natl PLTW
PalmGear Inc. announces alliance with
Palm Operating System, City Paper, Sept. 4, here.
Tennessean, Sept. 5, here. Also,
Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 10, Sept. 3, here.
Also of interest:
Wireless industry said ready to
announce new standards today, Washington Post, Sept.
Continuing coverage of Private
Business and possible NASDAQ
delisting, Tennessean, Sept. 5, here. Private Business could lose NASDAQ
listing, Tennessean, Sept. 3, p. 2E, here. Recent
PB payment, Tennessean, Aug. 16, here. Also,
Private Bus items, July 22 Summary, scroll, here.
WebMD shares fall after offices
raided, Tennessean, Sept. 5, p2E, not on web.
Previous City Paper story, here. WebMD statements, here. FBI raids headquarters of WebMD in NJ,
firm's spokesperson denies wrongdoing in software
business, Bloomberg via City Paper, Sept. 3, here.
Ardent adds to computer, applications
staffs, City Paper, Aug. 27, here.
Security in cyberspace: Policing the
Internet, Tennessean (Editorial), Sept. 4, here.
Oracle accelerates push behind 'The
Grid' 10g product, here. HP says it will enable its technologies
for grid computing, here. HP
expands to support Oracle grid initiative, here.
Nashville Area Technology Media
Contacts -- (Part One)
Associated Press (AP) Nashville
Karin Miller 373-9988
GCA Publications (Green Hills News,
West Meade News, Belle Meade News,
West Side News, Nashville
News Editor: Sandy Campbell
Nashville Business Journal
(American City Business Journals, Inc.)
Roy Moore (x117), Online Reporter:
Geert Delombaerde, Managing Editor (x
Nashville Medical News
Editor: Millie McCormick
NashvillePost.com and Nashville
David A. Fox ext. 215
Alexei Smirnov ext. 216
The City Paper:
Paige Orr (x247)
Jeremy Heidt (x234)
The Tennessean (Gannett)
Technology not an assigned beat, as of
Sept. 9, 2003.
Reporters covering include:
Business Ed.: Deborah Fisher PH: (615)
WPLN Nashville Public Radio
(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) Radio Frequency ID and
Supply-chain management, presentation by Dr. Stavro
Prodromou, CEO, Alien Technology (Morgan
Hill, CA), at Center for Emerging Technology, FedEx
Institute, U. Memphis, Memphis. More on
speaker, here. Event details, write here.
Related Commercial Appeal story, Sept. 4, 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
Speakers announced, here.
(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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