Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 (No. 40)
Editor Milt Capps
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NTC Sustaining Sponsor

Tim Choate
in Spotlight




Venture Innovation Enterprise

Partnership & Recognition



East/West Tenn.& Region

Research & Education


Scheduled Events

Nashville's BBX Technologies' ImmuneEngine is apparently getting intense scrutiny from Feds and others who want to protect networks, Federal Computer Week (FCW), Aug. 16 (mistakenly labeled June 21 on web). The FCW article suggests, apparently correctly, that BBX's technology is at work today in The White House, among other places. BBX Founder, Chairman, CTO and Co-CEO Bob Perry yesterday told NTC the firm recently completed a private round of recapitalization. Perry, 44, served as a U.S. Marine in Beirut, where he survived the terrorist bombing of the U.S. barracks there, in 1983. He later earned a management degree with IS emphasis in California, and learned his way around the Dotcom world, much as he learned to navigate the intelligence community.
Fedex Institute founder and Luminent Ventures Chairman/CEO Jim Phillips says Tennessee needs to push harder to ensure citizens can compete with folks from states that are pushing harder on mathematics, engineering and research, Times Free Press, (sub) Aug. 28. Phillips will address the TN Valley Forum next month (see Ventures, below.)

GOP Convention: Chattanooga's SMARTech Corp. provides speeches, video via web. Pew Internet & American Life director says SMARTech convention coverage important as TV networks cut coverage. Times Free Press, Aug. 23. AP via Tennessean, Aug. 23. Related: Nashville Radio host Steve Gill says technology is helping citizens watch closely the political process, Chattanoogan.com, Aug. 16.

Not for faint-hearted: TennCare Decision Support RFP 318-65.186 required presentations before bids, heard from only BearingPoint, Bull Services, MedStat, Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN.

TN Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Director Mark Gwyn said Aug. 26 he's "studying" the controversial MATRIX database that helps law enforcement track terrorists. Prior to Gwyn's appointment, TBI said it would defer its decision regarding membership in MATRIX until after a new director was in-place. Gwyn made his remark Thursday before the mid-TN chapter of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). He said he wants to double the size of TBI's computer-forensics division due to the rising tide of cybercrime, particularly identity theft and related felonies, and child pornography. In wide-ranging remarks, Gwyn also noted that TBI's Instacheck gun-permitting system had in the past year identified 216 wanted criminals who were trying to buy weapons. Related: Feds promise to mend Matrix as states withdraw, Washington Technology, May 24. Background on Matrix, Washington Technology, Sept. 1/03.

The 3rd Annual InfoSec Nashville cybersecurity conference drew a record 317 attendees, (up 307 in 2003, 266 in 2002) Aug. 24. NTC-ISSA planning will begin soon for InfoSec Nashville 2005. Related, Tennessean, Aug. 25.

Tech Roundtable (Sept. 2): Nashville Public Television (PBS WNPT Channel 8) President/CEO Steve Bass discusses the station's new digital-broadcast capabilities. New time, venue: Wildhorse on 2nd Ave., networking 4 p.m., presentation, Q&A, 4:30-5:30 p.m., followed by wrapup and networking. Register online at the NTC site.

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Choate's Bondware Inc. issues 3.0 version of web technology system,
launches a market for software developed with Open Source tools

On Aug. 18, Tim Choate, president and CEO of Bondware Inc., announced the formation of the firm's latest online community, serving both customers who adopt the recently unveiled Bondware’s 3.0 website system, and the software developers who use Open Source tools to develop plug-in components for sites driven by Bondware technology.

The technology entrepreneur now boasts three digital communities generating a total of more than $2 million in annual revenues from the existing three-year-old Bondware business, (centered around a database-driven, membership-based website business model); from three-year-old Songramp.com, (serving independent songwriters); and, from the Renderosity.com computer-animation community and marketplace, which today has more than 250,000 users and 1,400 merchants after six years in operation. Choate also played a role in the formation of EdgeNet Inc., in which he retains an ownership position.

In Bondware 3.0, Choate's objective is to further reduce the cost of website ownership and operation for non-techie business owners and individuals, while introducing incentives in the form of royalties for the developers who can ensure the quality, variety, cost and marketability of components they offer via Bondware.

"Unless things change in the web development world, independent developers will never produce 'million-seller' products, and developers will continue to reap only meager economic rewards for their personal investment of time and energy," Choate explains. "In many cases, programmers across the nation are needlessly reinventing the wheel, simply because they are operating in isolation, without direct easy access to software markets. On top of that, necessary standards are often lacking to ensure that their products will be compatible with a broad base of customers."

Bondware has begun enlisting developers with expertise in the Open Source PHP language and MySQL database that Bondware 3.0 employs as its core technology. Choate said Bondware will also authorize as Bondware Affiliates web developers and technology integrators who adopt Bondware 3.0 in serving their own clients; and, will license the core Bondware technology for use within non-Bondware sites that employ the PHP language.

Choate, 40, began his entrepreneurial career in 1993, after seven years in a number of information-technology positions with such groups as Arnold Engineering and Development Center (AEDC). He founded Edge Internet Services, one of the mid-state’s first internet providers. Later, he helped found Nashville-based software developer Edgenet Inc. In 2003 Choate led a spin-off of Edgenet's Bondware technology. Choate is chairman of the NTC Software Developers Roundtable, previously led the Tech Roundtable program series; and, while leading EdgeNet, was a founding member of NTC.

For information about licensing Bondware technology or becoming a Bondware 3.0 independent developer, write dev@bondware.com .

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Bondware 3.0 and its online community reflect Tim Choate's strategy to drive down cost of feature-rich Web development, while ensuring that software developers who contribute products are fairly compensated. Nashvillepost.com, Aug. 18; Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 18; Tennessean, Aug. 20, scroll here. Release, Aug. 18.

ConduIT Corporation CEO Ray Capp seeks to build portfolio of early-stage technology innovators, Tennessean, 1E, Aug. 15.

Plumgood Food announces local partners, credits Nashville Capital Network with fundraising success for startup, The City Paper, Aug. 25. NashvillePost.com, Aug. 23. Tennessean, Aug. 24. Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 24.

Nashville Capital Network's program on "Term sheets and term-sheet negotiation" will be Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m., Averbuch Auditorium, Owen GSM, Vanderbilt. Confirmed speakers include Townes Duncan, moderator, Solidus Company; Alston Hamilton (Miller & Martin); Matt Burnstein (Waller, Lansden, Dortch, & Davis); David Jones, Chrysalis Ventures. No advance registration, no charge. More here.
Nashville-based ActiveWireless relaunches cellular/mobile-sector jobs board, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 2, Aug. 27.
NetContent launches Scoop news product, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 18. Related story, Information Today, Aug. 31.

Simms' RiserLogic focuses on decluttering, repairing riser closets that contain generations of abandoned, dangerous cable and violate fire code, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 24, Aug. 27.

Profitable Snappy Auctions franchising its eBay consignment model, projects $2 million revenues for '05, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 7, Aug. 20, not on web.
KeyBanc analysts initiate coverage of iPayment, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 30.
TN Valley Venture Forum approaches with 'best-ever' slate of presenters, Times Free Press, (sub) Aug. 28. TN Valley Venture Forum presenters announced, The Chattanoogan.com, Aug. 18.

Compliance Partners Founder Klingenberg sees market for whistleblower hotline, consulting and tracking software as large and growing, Tennessean, Aug. 12.

Nashville's MRCO franchisee Shahsavari is named to board following Dallas-based XFormity Technologies merger, will further development of Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) business intelligence and technology solutions. Release Aug. 19.

Chattanooga's SmartFurniture.com receives 1st VC round via Delta Capital and Southern Apallachian Fund VC, release Aug. 30. Related story, Times Free Press, Aug. 28.

Consolidation of smaller investment firms seems to bypass Nashville's independence-minded investment firms, p. 22, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 20, not on web.

Turney Stevens' Tip Sheet -- Q: What do VC firms look for? A: Smart deals. Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 31, Aug. 20.

Diabetes Care club to present at TN Venture Forum, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 18.

Caterpillar buys Williams Technologies, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 18.

Evolved Digital Systems reports revenue, Nash. Bus. Journal, revenues up -- net loss down. Aug. 13.

Technology 2020: Tenn. Valley Venture Forum, Sept. 23-24, Chattanooga. Register asap, via www.tvvf.biz.

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Central Parking Corp. said Aug. 27 Lee Kunkle, formerly of Restoration Hardware, will this week join CPC as CIO, replacing Bernie Gray. See NashvillePost.com, Aug. 27. Tennessean, Aug. 28, 3E.

Paul Cleckner assumes CTO role for Investment Scorecard, NashvillePost.com, Aug. 17; Cleckner earlier departed Deloitte's Nashville operation, where he was global technology manager, NashvillePost.com, Aug. 16.

Tractor Supply joins Nistevo Logistics group, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 25. Fortune's fast-growing includes Tractor Supply, other mid-TN companies, nashvillepost.com, Aug. 23.

SmartDM adopts email sender policy framework (SPF) system, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 18. Release Aug. 17.

Nashville office advises that Streamlogics, provider of multimedia comms services Aug. 18 announced release of MyTalkback SHARE™ reservationless web application for collaborative presentations. Release Aug. 26.

Kroll Background America won Southwest Airlines account, Aug. 18, NashvillePost.com.
NMG Advisors (formerly, Nashville Mgmt. Group) adds Catherine Beemer as senior consultant, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 30.

Gish Sherwood MindReactor division completes complex CD-ROM product for Groupe Lacasse, Nash. Bus. Journal, P. 8, Aug. 13, not on web.

John Jernigan founds Olympic Advantage, Donelson-based Web design/maintenance firm. Tennessean, Aug. 29.

Equinox scores Conversent deal, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 25. Adds CIMCO business, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 11.

Comdata signs Midas and Big O for Fleet Team, Aug. 23, Nash. Bus. Journal.

Asurion adds Experian and Fireman's Fund execs as board members, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 23.

Inflow picks up Healthspring, City Paper, Aug. 17.

ISDN-Net replaces MultiPro anti-spam/virus program with Postini-driven Email Shield, as company builds-out tech/telecom portfolio, p. 6, Aug. 30, Nash. Bus. Journal, not on web. Related release, Aug. 23.

Heather Parker to apps developer, Home Technology Group/Nashville, Tennessean, Aug. 29.

Stuart Miller of Systems Technology Unltd. named to Park Center board, Tennessean, Aug. 29.

North Highland appoints VPs Doug Condidorio, Paul Rein, Tennessean, Aug. 29. North Highland Co. promoted Doug Condidorio and Paul Rein to vice presidents, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 17, Aug. 13, not on web.

Healthcare Management Systems appointed Lance Aldridge, technical support analyst, was supervisor for Best Buy, Tennessean, Aug. 29. Also on p. 13, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 27, not on web.

Frank Horton to production control analyst for Passport Health Communications. Horton was customer-support engineer for Education Networks of America. Tennessean, Aug. 29.

(Sept. 28) Music City Future 50 includes technology entries, Tennessean, Aug. 8. Event background here.

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Update: U.S. Health & Human Services spokesperson Andrea Haynes told NTC yesterday that HHS' request for comments on healthcare IT standards via the Federal Register is still being coordinated within HHS and has been delayed until sometime after Labor Day. Related coverage: Government pushing Healthcare IT, Government Computer News, July 21. HHS release on strategic HIT initiative, July 21 here. HHS HIT report at a glance, here.
Nashville-based Provisio, Inc., producer of HIPAA-conforming iTrials(TM) technology, announced Aug. 11 company director Laura Carabello will address how healthcare data and technology are accelerating clinical trial recruitment, during 1st Annual Leadership Conference for Clinical Research Professionals, sponsored by the Drug Information Association (DIA) on September 21, 2004 at Philadelphia.
NotifyMD joined the Corporate Membership Program of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM), release Aug. 25. In July, NotifyMD introduced Version 2.0 of WebMessenger HIPAA-compliant, web-based, application for daytime call management in med-group practices, per release Aug. 19.

SonicWall VAR iNetStrategy says Franklin medical clinic among adopters, release Aug. 24.

HCA vets Costello and Flairty launch healthcare IT consulting firm, NashvillePost.com, with offices here and in Houston. Aug. 11.

Healthcare Management Directions, the Smart Hospital Company, drops for $42 million Brentwood facility. Tennessean, Aug. 26. Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 25. The City Paper, Aug. 26.

Protherics biotech firm is again rebuilding staff in Nashville, Tennessean, Aug. 30.

CTI Molecular adjusting to life as public company, gets closer to Siemens, Knox. News Sentinel, Aug. 30. Transcript of interview with CTI CEO Ron Nutt, Knox News Sentinel, Aug. 30.

Senators Frist and Clinton jointly author op-ed on healthcare reform, emphasizes greater use of information technologies to empower patients, plus more competition, Washington Post, Aug. 25.
HealthTrio says San Luis HMO expands contract, release Aug. 31.
Resources: ITAA e-Health page...HealthCare e-Informatics.

Health, Medical websites find new life, Boston Globe, Aug. 23.

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Link to key in-state government bid-tracking resources, here.
Metro Nashville seeks Integrated Food Service Technology System for Metro Schools, RFP 04-62, proposals were due Aug. 17, but a Metro purchasing employee told NTC yesterday that no proposals were opened, a new due date may be established and there have been no vendor protests received.
Update: Metro Government land-management computer system replacement, City Paper, Aug. 19.

Metro Fire's new communications system, City Paper, Aug. 18.

State RFP 335-08-523 attracted two proposals yesterday for simultaneous and delayed audio webcasting of meetings of TN Emergency Communications Board.
Electronic access cards system, RFP 317-05.023, attracted bids from ACS State and Local Solutions, AmSouth Bank, Comdata Network, Inc., indiGOCARD, L.P., J P Morgan Electronic Financial Services, U. S. Bank. State Dept. of Finance & Admin. seeks Visa or Mastercard-branded service to ensure benefits to recipients under child support, unemployment insurance, child adoption assistance and foster-care programs.
State RFP 349-03.404 seeks support of computer-aided dispatch system (CAD), proposals were due Aug. 27.

State issues for enhanced Case Management and Activity Tracking System, 337.01-025. Final deadline Sept. 23. See full timeline in RFP.

State Regulatory Boards System (RBS) replacement, RFP 317.03-114. Seeks proven application and database proven in similar environment. Deadline Sept. 3.

TN Wildlife Resources Agency seeks technology support for Remote Easy Access Licensing system, RFP 328-01-301, for selling hunting/fishing licenses, certain privileges and licensing of boats. Deadline today. Related story, Knox. News Sentinel, Aug. 29
Chattanooga selects Accela Automation for permits system, Aug. 23 release.

Chancery student-information system seems to weather first days of Metro Schools resumption, City Paper, Aug. 17.

LBMC, Horne, Kraft, other local firms gain from Sarbanes-Oxley and other new regulations, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 27, p. 3. Cole and Tisdell see Sarbanes as a refreshing change, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 3., Aug. 27.

Davidson County circuit judge Brothers would like to see courthouse more technologically advanced, Tennessean, Aug. 23.

State project management GIS RFP 317.30-108, Sept. 16 deadline. For creation of digital statewide basemap suitable for use in GIS. 20 firms signed in for preproposal conference.

Rebidding Parsons Brinckerhoff contract, Tennessean, Aug. 24

State Architect to rebid multimillion-dollar Parsons Brinckerhoff contract, Tennessean and here.

BearingPoint win in Transportation ID card work, Washington Post, Aug. 16.

U.S. Homeland Security selects Memphis for counter-terrorism sensor tests, Commercial Appeal, Aug. 13.

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IPIX expands reseller network by adding Dotworkz and Centauri as partners, Aug. 12, release. IPIX announces new Russian distributor, release Aug. 31.
Taiwanese firm looking for Tennessee partners in artificial intelligence, in talks with eSpin, Aug. 13, Times Free Press.

In Chattanooga, UnunProvident's EVP/CIO Bob Best is named one of the "elite 8" by Insurance and Technology magazine. Times Free Press, Aug. 21.

Chattanooga's CGW Inc. intent on carving niche in RFID technology, Aug. 21, Times Free Press.

FedEx Kinko's launches connectivity software for out-of-office computing and printing customers, Memphis Bus. Journal, Aug. 17.

Memphis Technology Council board executive committee is now headed by David Richter, Ph.D., who is VP IT Infrastructure and Application Support, Harrah's. For more info, contact MTC interim director Sally Cook. Also of interest, Memphis interactive IT community, The Toad.

Memphis: WoodLand AEM Begins Deployment of Limelight Media Group Digital Content Management System Release Aug. 2.

NuMarkets names McKenzie to board, announces shift to national growth mode, release Aug. 25.

Value Music is currently deploying CD-burning TouchStand Media Kiosks in retail stores in Memphis, Murfreesboro. Release Aug. 16.

Chattanooga's Covista announced that it completed transaction selling long-distance commercial customers, switches and related facilities to PAETEC Communications, Inc., of Fairport, NY. Release Aug. 19.

In Memphis and Nashville, American Power Conversion CRM initiative pushes Real-time InfraStruXure(TM) Awards, release Aug. 27.

World Wide Technology will introduce ClearOrbit supply-chain solutions for Nashville distribution center, Aug. 23.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security has selected Memphis and its metropolitan area for $10 million in fed assistance for test site for counter-terrorism programs and state-of-the-art technology. Memphis was selected partly due to geographic location and importance as distribution hub. Commercial Appeal, Aug. 13. ORNL releease, Aug. 23.

Oak Ridge NL release re deployment of radiation sensors at Watts Bar, Aug. 24. Times Free Press story, Aug. 25.

Nucscan at Oak Ridge NL is manufacturer of radiation-sensor technology included in congressional funding, July 23, Chattanoogan.com.

ClientLogic Layoffs, Knox. News Sentinel, Aug. 23. ClientLogic layoffs mean net 100 job losses, Knox. News Sentinel, July 23.

TMIO intelligent-appliance manufacturer sets operations in Chattanooga, Chattanoogan.com, Aug. 24.

East TN at low end of attractiveness for high tech, says Fluor exec, Knox. News Sentinel, Aug. 18, no longer on web.

Chattanooga's R. Lee Chambers Company becoming domain-registration player with .namestobeseen and NAMEBID operations, Times Free Press, Aug. 17.

Knoxville PIPS' Technology cameras only have eyes for license plates, Knox. News Sentinel, Aug. 16.

Hamilton County emergency-response system technology is leading state, Times Free Press, Aug. 13.

Chattanooga: Ron Black joins as engineer with SRC Network and Software Solutions, Aug. 16, Times Free Press.

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VU Engineering computer scientists at ISIS create electronic "student" (teachable agent) to test teaching and learning, VU release, Aug. 30. 
UT/ORNL Joint Institutes, with $10 million facility, could vault TN into ranks of top research universities, if they can recruit needed talent. Includes Joint Institute for Computational Sciences. MetroPulse, Aug. 26.

UT technology center keep students' e-bugs at bay, Knox. News Sentinel, Aug. 23.

Human Emulation Robotics researcher arrives at FedEx Institute for Technology at U. of Memphis for collaboration, Memphis Bus. Journal, Aug. 17.

Karen Stephenson to dean of Business and Applied Arts at Nashville State Community College, Tennessean, Aug. 29.

UT Chattanooga team enters DARPA battlefield-technology contest Grand Challenge Race that vanquished entries earlier this year, Times-Free Press, here.

Lipscomb computer-engineering program accredited by ABET, Tennessean, Aug. 25, 2B, not on web. Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 26. The City Paper, Aug. 31.

Chattanooga STCC Tech Center one-year tech program enrollment is up 31 percent over previous year, due to education-lottery awards, Times-Free Press, Aug. 26.

ETSU: Computers replace cadavers in Hamilton County, Aug. 21, Times Free Press.

CIBER Inc. wins Chicago Public Schools automated individualized education program contract, Aug. 19, release here.

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Nashville IT sector "flat," says US Resources' Mark Dixon, who explains that many IT projects are being scrubbed, postponed due in part to nervousness over economy, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 4, Aug. 27, not on web. Related: "Bland" IT industry is losing its DNA, as well as its ingenuity, energy, passion and creativity -- now, customers, rather than IT vendors may set the course for business technology...still, it's time for IT visionaries to step forward. Information Week, Aug. 23. Latest 2Q04 BLS data suggests Programmer-Analyst jobs drop, software employment jumps as customers use fewer customized solutions, more off-the-shelf products, Information Week, July 28. Decline in U.S. computer science enrollments, Information Week, Aug. 16.
Microsoft Homeland Security exec Tom Richey is live online today, 10 a.m., central time, Washington Post, details here.

NIST sets IT security standards, Federal Computer Week, Aug. 19.

High-Def Radio's quality may not attract much extra audience, because content is king, says Nashville expert Unmacht, Tennessean, Aug. 29.

Songwriters meet with Justice Department intellectual property advocate at Belmont University, City Paper, Aug. 17.

Napster VUMix deal at Vanderbilt frees students to download, VU release Aug. 20. Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 20. NashvillePost.com, Aug. 20. Tennessean, Aug. 20. Related, peer-to-peer networks win ruling on file-sharing, Tennessean, Aug. 20. The City Paper, Aug. 24.

Caterpillar Financial's Art DeVooght says 6 Sigma's not for everyone; TN Center for Performance Excellence sets Six Sigma programs, for details call (615) 214-3106. Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 3, Aug. 13.

Retailers prepare to switch product codes, Nashville City Paper, Aug. 20, p. 11.

Smith Seckman Reid's Kuretsch: Intelligent-building infrastructure has become imperative in new and remodeled buildings, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 31, Aug. 27.

eBay lending a promotional hand to the eBay drop-off auctioneers, NY Times, Aug. 30. U.S. E-commerce jumps 23% in 2Q04, Cnet, Aug. 23.

Olympics relied upon information technologies, Washington Post, Aug. 18.

Stites & Harbison's Bibb on Patriot Act Customer Identification Program for financial institutions, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 20, p. 30.

The Internet turns 35, Aug. 29, CNN.

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For frequent updates, check the NTC home page and the NTC "Tech Links" page, found here. Check business calendars of The Tennessean; The City Paper ; and Nashville Business Journal. And, visit Tennessee's technology councils' sites:
CALENDAR ( * indicates new or revised item)
(Aug. 31) NE TN Tech. Council meets, 4 p.m., Saratoga Technologies sponsors event offices in Med Tech Park, Johnson City. Details visit http://www.netntech.org
(Sept. 2) NTC Tech Roundtable, Steve Bass, Pres./CEO, Nashville Public Television, new time and venue, see Upfront section, above. Presentation re: datacasting and the digital era.
* (Sept. 8) Memphis Chamber conference on Mergers & Acquisitions. Details here.
* (Sept. 8) Memphis Tech. Council Tech Leadership event, FedEx Institute, details here. Speakers include Rob Carter, Executive VP, CIO of FedEx; Dr. Clayton Naeve, Director, Hartwell Center for BioInfomatics, St. Jude Hospital, Dr. David Richter, VP of IT for Harrah’s Entertainment; Jim Phillips, Moderator.

* (Sept. 9) AITP Nashville Chapter meeting, Strategic Value of IT, Matthew Mullins, SVP/CKO, Gibson Musical Instruments, Sheraton Nashville, details here.
* (Sept. 10) Annual Young Healthcare Leaders Forum, 8 a.m., VU Stadium Club. Details here.
* (Sept. 10) SBIR conference at FedEx Institute, details here and here.
(Sept. 14) Nashville Capital Network's program on "Term sheets and term-sheet negotiation" will be Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m., Averbuch Auditorium, Owen GSM, Vanderbilt. See Upfront above.
(Sept. 14) Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, FedEx Institute of Technology addresses Chattanooga Chamber annual meeting. Details here.
(Sept. 14-16) Conference: Detector/Sensor Research and Technology for Homeland and National Security: Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological Weapons, and Toxic Industrial Chemicals, River Terrace Resort, Gatlinburg. Hosted by Chemical Sciences Division and National Security Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Details here.
* (Sept. 15) Chattanooga Tech Council luncheon re: TN Valley Venture Forum.  Details here.

(Sept. 23-24) 8th Annual Tenn. Venture Forum - hosts: Tech2020, City of Chattanooga.

(Sept. 24) Annual Economic Outlook Conference, sponsored by the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee University. Details not yet available.

(Sept. 28-30) 2004 Governor's Economic-Development Conference, Nashville Convention Center.

(Sept. 28) Music City Future 50 recognition at Franklin Marriott Cool SpringsRegistration here.
* (Sept. 29) Healthcare IT: Local chapters of HiMSS and HIMA, in conjunction with Tennessee Hospital Association, convene program with emphasis on emerging technologies. Keynote speaker for the HiMSS/THIMA one-day event will be Pam Arlotto, managing director, Maestro. She's responsible for Maestro strategy and is a former HiMSS national chair. The day will also feature CIOs from Lifepoint Health, Baptist/St. Thomas (Ascension), Maury Regional Hosp., and Community Health Systems. Also, execs from American HIMA, HCA ITS, UT Med Center, RHIA, Sumner Regional MC. Details here.
* (Sept. 30) Nashville Technology Council Network Managers Roundtable. See NMRT site. For details write kcooksey@technologycouncil.com .

(Sept. 30) Tennessee Valley Conference on the Science and Business of Nanotechnology, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Speakers and panelists will address science/research overview, applications, and business and investment issues. Details forthcoming. This program is a cooperative effort of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt School of Engineering, Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and Nashville Technology Council. Venue: Caterpillar Financial Center.

(Oct. 4) NTC Tech Roundtable - Mike Dunne, President, Quanta Nashville.

(Oct. 5-7) Memphis Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference, Memphis Biotech. Fdn, here and here.
(Oct. 14-16) AITP Region 7 STUCON student IT professionals event, details here.
* (Oct. 19) Nashville Technology Council Software Developers Roundtable meeting. See SDRT site. For details, write kcooksey@technologycouncil.com .

(Oct. 22) NE TN Tech Council TechStar Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., MeadowView Conf. Ctr. Program with Anne Pope, Alex Fischer, Eric Cromwell, others. Info: vcrymble@netntech.org or calling 423.279.9000

(Nov. 4) NTC Tech Roundtable, representatives of ConduIT Corporation and Digiscript discuss eDoc4U.

(Nov. 4) Bioimaging conference, Memphis. Details here.
* (Nov. 4-5) TN Valley Corridor Fall Summit, Somerset, KY. Linking homeland security and homeland prosperity.
(Dec. 1-3) Tennessee Education Technology Conference, link here.
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