Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 (No. 40)
issues or for the date of our next issue, visit
back to top Nashville's BBX
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,
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.
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 Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Director
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,
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.
(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,
a market for software developed with Open Source
On Aug. 18, Tim Choate, president and CEO
of Bondware Inc.,
announced the formation of the firm's latest
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
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
(serving independent songwriters); and, from the
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
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
"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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and its online community reflect Tim Choate's
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,
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
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.
jobs board, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 2, Aug. 27.
NetContent launches Scoop news
product, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Related story, Information Today,
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.
Auctions franchising its eBay consignment
model, projects $2 million
revenues for '05, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 7, Aug.
20, not on web.
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.
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
Turney Stevens' Tip Sheet -- Q:
What do VC firms look for? A: Smart
deals. Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 31,
Diabetes Care club to present at TN
Venture Forum, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Caterpillar buys Williams
Technologies, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Evolved Digital Systems reports
revenue, Nash. Bus. Journal, revenues up
-- net loss down. Aug. 13.
2020: Tenn. Valley Venture Forum,
Sept. 23-24, Chattanooga. Register asap,
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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,
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.
NMG Advisors (formerly, Nashville
Mgmt. Group) adds Catherine Beemer as
senior consultant, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Gish Sherwood MindReactor division completes
complex CD-ROM product for Groupe
Lacasse, Nash. Bus. Journal, P. 8, Aug. 13, not on
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.
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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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
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.
SonicWall VAR iNetStrategy says
Franklin medical clinic among
HCA vets Costello and
Flairty launch healthcare IT consulting
firm, NashvillePost.com, with offices here and in
Directions, the Smart Hospital Company,
drops for $42 million Brentwood facility.
26. Nash. Bus. Journal,
25. The City Paper,
Protherics biotech firm is
again rebuilding staff in Nashville,
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
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.
says San Luis HMO expands contract,
Health, Medical websites
find new life, Boston Globe, Aug.
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in-state government bid-tracking
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
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
of meetings of TN Emergency Communications
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
(CAD), proposals were due Aug. 27.
State issues for enhanced Case
Management and Activity Tracking System,
Final deadline Sept. 23. See full timeline in
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,
p. 3. Cole and Tisdell see Sarbanes as a
refreshing change, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 3.,
Davidson County circuit judge
Brothers would like to see courthouse more
technologically advanced, Tennessean,
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
Rebidding Parsons Brinckerhoff
contract, Tennessean, Aug.
State Architect to rebid
multimillion-dollar Parsons Brinckerhoff
Tennessean and here.
BearingPoint win in Transportation
ID card work, Washington Post,
U.S. Homeland Security selects
Memphis for counter-terrorism sensor
tests, Commercial Appeal,
to top 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
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
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.
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
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computer scientists at ISIS create electronic
"student" (teachable agent)
test teaching and learning, VU release, Aug.
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,
UT technology center keep students'
e-bugs at bay, Knox. News Sentinel,
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,
UT Chattanooga team enters DARPA
battlefield-technology contest Grand
Challenge Race that vanquished entries earlier
this year, Times-Free Press, here.
program accredited by ABET, Tennessean,
Aug. 25, 2B, not on web. Nash. Bus. Journal,
Aug. 26. The City Paper,
Chattanooga STCC Tech Center
one-year tech program enrollment is up 31
percent over previous year, due to
education-lottery awards, Times-Free Press,
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
to top Nashville IT sector "flat,"
says US Resources' Mark Dixon, who
explains that many IT projects are being
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
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,
Napster VUMix deal at Vanderbilt
frees students to download, VU
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,
Smith Seckman Reid's Kuretsch:
Intelligent-building infrastructure has become
imperative in new and remodeled
buildings, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 31,
eBay lending a promotional hand to
the eBay drop-off auctioneers, NY Times,
U.S. E-commerce jumps 23% in 2Q04, Cnet, Aug. 23.
Olympics relied upon information
technologies, Washington Post,
Stites & Harbison's Bibb on
Patriot Act Customer Identification
Program for financial institutions, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Aug. 20,
The Internet turns 35,
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CALENDAR ( *
indicates new or revised
(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
* (Sept. 8) Memphis Chamber
conference on Mergers & Acquisitions.
* (Sept. 8) Memphis Tech. Council
Tech Leadership event, FedEx Institute,
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
(Sept. 9) AITP Nashville Chapter
meeting, Strategic Value of IT, Matthew
Mullins, SVP/CKO, Gibson Musical Instruments,
Sheraton Nashville, details
* (Sept. 10) Annual Young
Healthcare Leaders Forum, 8 a.m., VU
Stadium Club. Details here.
* (Sept. 10) SBIR conference at
FedEx Institute, details 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
(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.
Tech Council luncheon re: TN Valley Venture
Forum. Details here.
(Sept. 23-24) 8th Annual Tenn. Venture
Forum - hosts: Tech2020, City of
(Sept. 24) Annual Economic Outlook
sponsored by the Jennings A. Jones College of
Business at Middle Tennessee University. Details
not yet available.
(Sept. 28-30) 2004
Conference, Nashville Convention
(Sept. 28) Music City Future 50
recognition at Franklin Marriott Cool
Springs. Registration 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 email@example.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
(Oct. 5-7) Memphis Musculoskeletal
New Ventures Conference, Memphis Biotech.
Fdn, here and here.
(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:
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling
(Nov. 4) NTC Tech Roundtable,
representatives of ConduIT Corporation and
Digiscript discuss eDoc4U.
(Nov. 4-5) TN Valley Corridor Fall Summit, Somerset, KY. Linking
homeland security and homeland
(Dec. 1-3) Tennessee Education Technology
Conference, link here.