September 16, 2003 (No. 11)

Nashville TECHNOLOGY News and Events
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The week ahead in Nashville:

(Sept. 16) Metro Information Technology Services Department has issued RFP 03-122 for professional recruitment services for information technology and today responds to questions; RFP, here.

(Sept. 19) John Bailey, director education technology, U.S. Dept. of Education, speaks in Nashville on the national ed-tech plan, during Education Leaders Council (ELC) conference here. Related story: Some Metro educators say Metro Schools benefited little in first year from Education Leaders Council's technology-supported "Following the Leaders" program, citing inadequate use of Princeton Review's Homeroom and Achievement Technologies' Skills Tutor software products, City Paper, p. 7, Sept. 11, here. ELC spokesperson Kimberley Tulp told NTC (9/12) software products have now been integrated and a rough transition year is over.

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Tennessee Information Resources statewide network support recognized as the most "effective, innovative and responsive service" in support of government operations, according to National Association of State Chief Information Officers, Tennessean, Sept. 16, p. 6B. (Deputy Commissioner-OIR Richard Rognehaugh will address Nashville Technology Council Tech Round Table, Dec. 4.)

State of Tennessee website ranks 4th in nation, as web competition among states increases, Tennessean, p. 6B, Sept. 16, here.

TN Department of Children's Services has published an RFP for (HIPAA-driven) Data Management Services, deadline Oct. 10, 2003, here.

NETWORK 2003 Business & Technology Showcase, Oct. 29-30, is signing-up Nashville technology firms. In addition to dozens of tech-oriented exhibitors previously announced, add: Renaissance Application Facility, BCG Systems, Business Information Group, InfoWorks, Mindreactor, Volt Technical Services, AITP Nashville, AVPC, Cingular Wireless, Comcast, Cricket Communications, Dataman Business Systems, Digiscript, Fox Consulting, ITC Deltacom, Johnston Technologies, Women in Technology Tennessee, Partner2Partner Communications, Project Management Institute, XO Communications, -- the list goes on, with the tally right at 150 and climbing. For more on exhibiting, click here.

Nonprofit ASCAP signs with MediaGuide radio monitoring of music, Tennessean, Sept. 12, here.

Many presentations from "Overall Security 2003," Aug. 26, 2003, are available here. If you attended, please submit your opinions on the value of "Overall Security" via the participant survey -- click here.

Southern Appalachian venture-capital fund launched in East Tennessee, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 15, here.

Advanced Cybersystems Inc.'s technology, intellectual property and a patent are on the block, with former Cybersensor agent Carlson as agent, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept. 12, here.

Bryant Tow started Aug. 25 as Service Line Director for the Security practice within Unisys' southern region. Tow is president of the middle Tennessee chapter of FBI InfraGard and a member of the board of directors of this region's ISSA chapter. Earlier, Tow was executive vice president and co-founder of Olympus Security Group, Inc.

Decision Science Center mines clients' data to predict performance, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept. 12, here.

Motion Picture Laboratories sees growth in corporate DVD market, Nash. Bus. Journal, Sept. 12, here.

Franklin American's Crockett credits technology with turnaround, Tennessean, Sept. 10, here.

Also of interest:

U.S. Office of Homeland Security names cybersecurity chief, Washington Post, Sept. 16, here. Sept. 15, here. The AP via NY Times, Sept. 15, here. Tennessean, p. 2E, Sept. 16.

Middle Tenn. employers say they'll hire more in Oct/Dec quarter, Tennessean, Sept. 16, here.

Nashville Area Chamber and Nashville Healthcare Council host British National Health Service Health Care Delegation, Nashville Study Tour, Oct. 22-29, includes discussion of clinical information topics, marketing, management of risk/privacy/security responsibilities. Includes meeting with healthcare, healthcare IT execs, overview of quality and customer-satisfaction surveying. Previous story on June 2003 trade mission to UK, City Paper, Feb. 7, 2002, here. For more information, write John Butler, here.

Nashville's Partnership 2010 leaders say they produced 32 corporate relocations, 104 local expansions and net 2,284 new jobs, but personal income growth off-pace, Tennessean, 1E, Sept. 11, here.

Health Management Systems rides demand for IT services, Nash. Bus. Journal, (Healthcare 100), p. 20A, Sept. 12, here. NBJ supplement includes Sy.Med Development, Medifax-EDI, digiChart, HealthStream, CHD Meridian, Clinix Medical IS, Inphact, BCX (Omnicell), Vanderbilt Tech Transfer, others. Not on web.

Tennessee State University gets $800K Microsoft software grant via Thurgood Marshall Foundation's Technology Initiative, Sept. 9, release here. City Paper, Sept. 16, here.

David Mason named vice president BCX technology division, Omnicell, Nash. Bus. Jrnl., Achievers, Sept. 12, not on web. Earlier Aug. 18 NBJ story on BCX, here.

MSS Inc.'s optical sorting technologies bought by California's CP Manufacturing Inc., City Paper, p. 14, Sept. 10, here.

Equinox Information Systems says NewSouth Communications has bought more Protector anti-fraud software. EIS release, here.

Nashville Electric Service renews business-energy tracking system contract with Automated Energy Inc. (Okla. City), Tennessean, Sept. 10. AEI release, Sept. 9, here.

Private Business gets Nasdaq reprieve on market listing, Tennessean, Sept. 10, here. Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 8, Sept. 12. City Paper, p. 20, Sept. 16.

Ballmer: Microsoft humbled by security woes, Washington Post, Sept. 15, here. Microsoft and Motorola announce new wireless pact, Sept. 15, here.

Slower, dumber "Zigbee" Wireless standard will complement Bluetooth, 802.11 systems, AP via Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 8, here.

TDOT creates new logo(Tennessean, Sept. 16), new website and new constituent services link, City Paper, Sept. 11, p. 9, scroll here.

Nashville State Community College's Workforce Training Center launches Fundamentals of Network Security Cisco® Networking Academy Program and CompTIA certification courses, here.

UT-Knoxville thwarts students music file-sharing, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 9, here.


Refined web search tools, The New York Times, Cybertimes navigator, here.

Requests for Proposal (Monitoring) -- Additional State procurement, contract and bidding links currently include (e.g.) IT support of educational assessments; purchase of PDAs; call-management information system; electronic probation, parole monitoring, etc. Resources:
Purchasing Divison, invitations to bid.
OIR Current RFPs. OIR RFP Archive.
State proposals, bids page.

See Nashville Technology Council Members' recent press releases, here.

States' information-technology leaders must be creative in financing technologies, Govt Computer News, Sept. 10, here.

Database gaps leave local, state, federal government officials ineffective against identity fraud, Sept. 9, Government Computer, here.

National Governors' Association Homeland Security and Information Technology page, here.

Wireless providers offer conduct code to avert state regulation, Tennessean, 2E, Sept. 10. Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Assn. here.

Digital TV standard approved; could accelerate consumer movement to DTV, WaPost, Sept. 10, here.

House of Representatives attempts to thwart identity theft, USA Today, Sept. 11, here.

More news of vulnerability of E-voting systems, USA Today, Sept. 10, here.

Satellite TV services see opportunity in higher cable-TV rates, Tennessean, Sept. 3, here.

ORNL's Y12 facility: Columnist can't determine cost of Y12 modernization, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 10, here. Security: Oak Ridge intrusion-detection system costly, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 3, here.

Nashville Area Technology Media Contacts -- (Part Two)

The Daily News Journal (Morris Multimedia)
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Alternate: Copy Ed./Reporter Lisa Roose-Church -

Clarksville (Gannett)
The Leaf Chronicle 1-931-552-1808
Jimmy Settle

Franklin (Morris Multimedia)
The Review Appeal
(615) 794-2555
Mindy Tate:
Brian Summerfield:

WKRN 2 (ABC), here.
WSMV 4 (NBC), here.
WTVF 5 (CBS), here.
WZTV 17 (Fox), here.

Scheduled Events:

(Sept. 16) PMI "What's required to become a Certified Project Mgr.," Holiday Inn, Register, here.

(Sept. 16-17) Winning with Technology, 8th Annual Tech'y Conf/Expo, Knox., Tech 2020, click here. Related story, Sept. 15, here. Expo big success, Knox. News Sentinel, Sept. 16, 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) Premiere Conference for Businesswomen, "A View from the Future," Belmont Univ. Center for Entrepreneurship, here. Includes emphasis on transformative power of technologies.

(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. 19-20) ITEC, Memphis. TN OIR Deputy Commissioner Richard Rognehaugh and City of Memphis CIO Darryl Anderson are the keynote speakers, 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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