September 9, 2003 (No. 10)

Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and Events
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The week ahead in Nashville:

(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, here.

(Sept. 11) Project DIANE education Videoconference Consortium, 2:30 p.m., Adventure Science Center. Register 963-7171 or Background, here.

News Summary:

Nashville Technology Council's Nashville Technology Directory 2003-04 is being compiled, now. Watch e-mail for Member-update opportunity. For further information, write here.

Governor Bredesen's correspondence-tracking contract likely to go to ACS 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.

Germantown-based SCB Computer Technology gains new funding line, wins U.S. Army distance-learning role, acquires National Systems & Research Co. SCB releases, here. Related C-A item, 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.

NotifyMD Inc. provides 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.

Nashville-based National Association of State Boards of Accountancy moves exams to computer, backs it up with new database, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept. 5, here. Project involves Prometric/Thomson.

Durrell Inc. tech services will hotwire Houston Superspeedway, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept. 5, here.

TSCM Special Operations Groupsnares Metro police surveillance technology for pennies on the dollar through online auction, City Paper, Sept. 4, p. 1, here.

American Fiber Systems optical net fed by investors' cash infusion, City Paper, Sept. 3, here.

BlueCross BlueShield's "BluePerks" web content inaccurate, City Paper, Sept. 5, here.

TennCare's prescription net goes offline a day due to Affiliated Computer Services' glitch, Tennessean, 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 link, here.

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.

Clinical Information Systems covered by Health Management Tech. Magazine (Sept. 03) cites Nashville's Healthcare Management Services, with Misys, GE MC CIS.

Also of interest:

Wireless industry said ready to announce new standards today, Washington Post, Sept. 9, here.

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 bureau
(615) 373-9988
Karin Miller 373-9988

GCA Publications (Green Hills News, West Meade News, Belle Meade News,
West Side News, Nashville Today)
(615) 298-1500
News Editor: Sandy Campbell

Nashville Business Journal (American City Business Journals, Inc.)
(615) 248-2222
Roy Moore (x117), Online Reporter:
Geert Delombaerde, Managing Editor (x 118):

Nashville Medical News
(615) 385-4421
Editor: Millie McCormick and Nashville Post Magazine:
(615) 843-8000
David A. Fox ext. 215
Alexei Smirnov ext. 216

The City Paper:
(615) 298-9833
Paige Orr (x247)
Jeremy Heidt (x234)

The Tennessean (Gannett)
(615) 259-8000
Technology not an assigned beat, as of Sept. 9, 2003.
Reporters covering include:
Bush Bernard:
Bill Lewis:
Jeanne Naujeck:
Kathy Carlson:
Business Ed.: Deborah Fisher PH: (615) 664-2156

WPLN Nashville Public Radio (90.3FM, 1430AM)
See Contacts, here.

Scheduled Events:

(Sept. 10) Nat'l Assoc. State Procurement Ofcls, Hilton Suites, Nashville, includes e-procurement, here.

(Sept. 11) "Two Years after 9/11," Sylvain Tremblay, Nortel Networks, AITP Nashville, details here.

(Sept. 11) Memphis Area Tech. Council at FedEx Institute, U. Memphis, 8:30 a.m., details here.

(Sept. 11) AITP - Sheraton Music City - Trends in Software Design, Larry Boldt, Borland. Details, here.

(Sept. 16-17) Winning with Technology, 8th Annual Tech'y Conf/Expo, Knox., Tech 2020, click here.

(Sept. 18) Music City Future 50 Awards, Opryland, register here. 50 List, Tennessean (7/20), here.

(Sept. 18-19) PMI: PMP Cert., 8 a.m., BellSouth Tower. Contact

(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. Details, here.

(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, here.

(Oct. 14) InfraGard: data forensics, by Mark Sletto, special agent, U.S. Secret Service, here.

(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, here.

(Oct. 16, 17) Sm. Busin. Innovation SBIR opportunities, meetings Memphis, Chattanooga, here.

(Oct. 22) State of TN, Infor. Systems Conference, Nashville Public Library conf. center, here.

(Oct. 28) WiTT "CIO Panel" program, details here.

(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.

(Nov. 10-11) Innovation Strategy: Identifying Barriers to Business, Owen GSM, Vanderbilt, here.

(Nov. 10-12) Healthcare Delivery Solutions Congress, co-sponsored by NTC, for details, click. Speakers announced, here.

(Nov. 13) HIPAA Impact on IT, Ed Miller, CTO of Digichart, AITP Nashville, register, here.

(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. Details, here.

(Dec. 3-5) Tennessee Education Technology Conference, details here. Related, 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. Updates, here.

For information about Nashville Technology Council programs, services and sponsorships:
Milt Capps or Phone: (615) 743-3168
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