Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004 (No. 44)
Editor & Publisher 
Milt Capps
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Tom Rogers
Technology 2020
in the Spotlight



Venture Innovation Enterprise

Partnership & Recognition



East/West Tenn.& Region

Research & Education


Scheduled Events

Nashville Technology Council's first Nashville Technology Innovation Conference will be held, Wednesday, May 18, 2005, with emphasis on innovations that address current and emerging technology needs of enterprises large and small. The unprecedented NTC half-day event will be at BellSouth Auditorium, downtown Nashville. Speakers will include select national and Tennessee technology leaders. Registration, sponsorship, exhibit and related details are forthcoming. For more info as it is available, please write here with subject "NTIC2005."
CIBER Inc. wins major Federal outsourcing and innovation contract centered at Ft. Campbell, release Oct. 25. Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct. 25.
PalmGear (PowerByHand) CEO perceives inadequate pool of Nashville tech talent, says he's raised $27 million since leaving Nashville for NC, has changed name to Motoricity, NashvillePost.com, Oct. 22. Related story, Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 22. Motoricity Oct. 25 releases on funding and name change.

Nashville-based Griffin Technology's RadioShark is like 'TiVO' for radio says WSJ columnist Mossberg, but he wants more features, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 6.

(Thursday!) Tech After Hours, NTC's popular business networking event for hundreds of execs, returns Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m., visit NTC site for details and registration.

(Nov. 4) Tech Roundtable convenes at the Wildhorse, with panel on "The Spam Slam: E-mail rights and responsibilities." See Scheduled Events below, or visit NTC site.

The 2005 Nashville Technology Directory is in-the-works, and YOUR NTC Member organization will receive an entry-update request from NTC via e-mail, within a week, to be returned asap. For more info after Nov. 1 write info1@technologycouncil.com

(Nov. 9) Nashville Technology Council launches its Leadership Series of one-day seminars, encompassing proactive communication, assertive management, conflict resolution, and project management. See Resources section below for details, or visit NTC site.

National security - Nashville's BBX/ImmuneEngine Founder, Chairman, CTO and Co-CEO Bob Terry reports his Green Hills-based firm has won a Dept. of Defense contract, in collaboration with Computer Science Corporation. BBX ImmuneEngine will provide "host-level defense against malicious code, enforce system configuration policies, limit insider attack impact, prevent worms from propagating, and automatically repair attacks against the operating system." BBX says its technology operates within information systems in a manner analogous to the functioning of the human immune system. Documents indicate total value of the pilot award to prime CSC $1 million-plus. Fed. Comp. Week, Oct. 18. BBX techn'y in The White House made news last summer, here.

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Tech2020's Rogers sees need for talented tech execs, increased entrepreneurial capital
Technology 2020 President, CEO and de facto Founder Tom Rogers believes inadequate technology talent and too little capital for ventures continue to stymie Tennessee's evolution into a "technology hotspot."
At the same time, Rogers is perplexed by the fact that while the recent Tennessee Venture Valley Forum (TVVF) for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists was the most successful of eight now held, the event still failed to draw more funding proposals from technology entrepreneurs, generally, and particularly from business owners in middle and west Tennessee.
Addressing the talent issue, Rogers is working to secure operational funding for a program that would, on a competitive-application basis, recruit some of the most talented MBA students in the mid-South to East Tennessee -- including top students from institutions like Owen GSM at Vanderbilt and the Fuqua School at Duke -- to work summers alongside Tech2020 member-companies' executives.
To broaden participation in the 2005 TVVF in Chattanooga, Rogers says he'll seek to reach more executives -- e.g., particularly leaders of business incubators -- to drive more entrepreneurs toward applying for a chance to present, next fall. He says he's also open to "moving the conference around a little bit," possibly bringing it back to Nashville, periodically. He acknowledges the TVVF has become a franchise event for co-sponsor and host City of Chattanooga.
This is but one of several recent pro-technology initiatives by Tech2020, where Rogers aims to ensure 22 fulltime-equivalent staff and a $3 million annual operating budget produce sustainable momentum for economic development. For the rest of the story, please click here.
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Tennesse venture-capital slumps in 3Q, Tennessean, Oct. 26. Nation: Center for Venture Research sees uptick in 1Q Angel investing; post-seed funding lags, Oct. 13 release here. Today (10/26): Online chat with Heesen of Natl. Ven. Cap. Assn., Washington Post, enter here.

Ingram Book Gp. Pres/CEO Chandler on logistics, iPage, ops, Tennessean, Oct. 24.

Columnist examines Knoxville-based Southern Appalachian venture-capital fund; leader admires aggressive posture of Chattanooga in fostering high-tech growth, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 25.

iPayment's Grimstad sues Yahoo to learn identity of online accuser, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 22. Earlier Dollar General issue against Yahoo, Tennessean, Feb. 2, 2004. Related iPayment, PC Download World, Sept. 28. Earlier related stories: The City Paper, Aug. 10. Tennessean, Aug. 10.

VoIP -- Nashville-based ISDN-Net recently dedicated staff to pursue and support of the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market, expanding operations, sales and customer-care resources. Sherry Haley has been named project manager for ISDN-Net VoIP and related customer-care initiatives, including a call center expanded to 24x7, with additional staff. VoIP will also be a primary focus of Acct. Exec. Randall Moore, who recently joined ISDN-Net. In related moves, ISDN-Net announced Justin Wiseman has become the company's Security Incident Response Coordinator. Tim Stinson shoulders overall operations and engineering, as director; and, Ben Brady is operations manager. The two are WatchGuard and SonicWALL firewall certified, respectively.

Nashville's Mike Collins of Second Generation Capital weighed-in on tech commercialization issues in Medtronic suit, NashvillePost.com, Oct. 14.

Comdata launches BusinessLink for aviation, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 13. Release Oct. 12.

Nashvillians Hagen and Epps create Curatorial Management System software and services that support documentation and valuation of personal, corporate and institutional collections of art and other assets, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 13, Oct. 22.

Local GridStream entrepreneur looks toward high-speed Internet access via electric-power lines, Tennessean, Oct. 15. FCC moves to quicken broadband deployment, AP via Tennessean, Oct. 15. Related, Washington Post, Oct. 15. New York Times, Oct. 15.

Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group contract with Exigen IT to support new royalties-processing venture, release Oct. 25.

Nashville's StarOne Networks is launching StarTunes, for distributing ringtones, voice tones, graphics and video clips for cellular phones, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 25.

Nashville's CMSsoftware, provider of vertically integrated ERP solutions for manufacturers and distributors operating on the IBM eServer i5, announced CMSm5, for Microsoft.net community. BusinessWire, Oct. 20.

Colorado-based Inflow acquires managed-services provider i-Bridge of Charlotte, NC, release Oct. 19.

San Jose-based Covad adds VOIP to Nashville offerings, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 8. Related item, Tennessean, Oct. 12.

Oak Ridge National Lab is great resource for tech startups, Riddell column, Times Free Press, Oct. 19.

Overlapping patents are growing problem in nanotechnology ventures, NY Times, Oct. 24.

SBIR alternative to venture capital, Washington Post, Oct. 21.

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Nashville Technology Council officers, board of directors updated, Tennessean, Oct. 24, scroll down here.

The 2005 Nashville Technology Directory is in-the-works, and YOUR NTC Member organization will receive an entry-update request from NTC via e-mail, within a week. IMPERATIVE your information be updated. For further info, write after Nov. 1 via mailto:info1@technologycouncil.com

Deloitte exec David Abbott follows Cleckner to Investment Scorecard, NashvillePost.com, Oct. 13.

Bob Miller named vp-technology at Magazines, com. Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 7. Buffkin Associates release regarding search that led to Miller's appointment, Oct. 7.

Mailnet Services added Gus Rojas as web developer, from Microsoft Corp. Tennessean, Oct. 10, scroll here.

IRIS Networks adds Mark Cazee as business-development manager and Scott Overby as assistant engineer. Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 18, Oct. 15, not on web.

Equinox IS licenses Collector Deluxe technology to Nebraska's HunTel affiliate Blair Telephone, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 15, p. 16, not on web.

Nashville-based Captain D's opts for QSR technology of Louisville, Louisville Bus. Journal, Sept. 23.

PayMaxx announces PayLoad ASP, release Oct. 19. Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 20. PayMaxx announces latest co-branded partner - Employers Care Source PMO, Oct. 5.

Nashville Public Radio uses SiteMason solution for on-air pledge drive, release Sept. 30. NPR also receives Corp. for Public Broadcasting grant to ease digital-broadcast transition, PRNewswire, Oct. 20.

Ingram Micro to distribute Coyote Point system, Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct. 19.

Progressive Technologies opens Nashville office with former Black Box Network Svcs exec Tim Isbell as vp-operations, with collegue Jeffrey Jones as national accts. sales manager. P. 18, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 15, not on web.

Nashville Business Journal honors Iasis Healthcare Chairman/CEO David White with Commitment Award, and Spheris CEO Steve Simpson with Promise Award, p. 19, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 15, not on web.

Former Nashville Network exec Healy now creating custom events for IT sales with IDG group, BusinessWire, Oct. 20.

Asurion appointed Don Robert and Jeff Post to its board of directors. Robert is CEO, Experian North America; Post was Pres./CEO of Fireman's Fund Insur. Co., Tennessean, Oct. 10. Asurion gets the TracFone warranty business, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 11.

Evolve Learning signs Asurion learning, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 8.

Profile: Turney Stevens of Harpeth Capital, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 15.

Heather Parker promoted to senior associate in Nashville office Horne Technology Group, affiliate of Horne CPA. Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 8, p. 22, not on web.

IP and copyright: Wyatt Tarrant & Combs (Memphis) added Douglas Schelling in IP and tech licensing, while F. Casey del Casino joins the copyright practice at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. Tennessean, Oct. 10, scroll here.

XO Communications names Brian Law to head Nashville, Memphis offices, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 19.

Perficient Inc.'s (Austin-Nashville) growth underscored by Deloitte rankings. Release here.

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Resource: HealthLeaders magazine and online, here. HealthLeaders tech reporter Gary Baldwin provided guidance Oct. 25 for healthcare IT companies' requests for coverage of tech-biz developments. For a copy, write here.

Sammy Cantrell reportedly succeeds Ken Perry at BulldogIT, Perry mum on details of departure, plans a "break" from business, but will return, Tennessean, Oct. 19. Related, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 15.

Technology being installed at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry will reduce odds of medical errors. VUMC uses CPOE and paperless charts in outpatient settings, expects to use EMR in VU Hospital in 2005. Tennessean, Oct. 25.

HealthStream Learning Center adopted by Henry Ford Health System, release Oct. 12.

Evolved Digital signs Indiana hospital, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 25.

Baptist Women's Health Center among adopters of MedAssets supply-chain technology, release Oct. 14.

Sy.Med, developer of physician credentialing application software, added client-services and sales staff, scroll down here, Tennessean, Oct. 10.

HIT Salaries: Being an IT pro in health care could be good for your bank account. Nancy Proctor, CIO of VU Hospital and Vanderbilt Children's, comments. SearchCIO.com, Oct. 12.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tenn. exec on pay-for-performance evaluation of Healthcare IT, Oct. 12, Healthcare IT News. Former "IT" execs feel the heat when shouldering executive roles, HealthcareInformatics Online, Oct. 2004.

Healthcare Management Systems names Suter clinical info specialist, Green Hills News, p. 18, Oct.21, not on web.

Former Accenture exec in health/life sciences is named CEO of HCA-Tennessee Oncology's Sarah Cannon Research Institute. City Paper, Oct. 18. Tennessean, Oct. 17, p. 5E.

Nashville's Old Harding pediatric clinic wins HiMSS Davies IT award, Oct. 14., Healthcare IT News.

Healthcare IT execs call for billions in federal IT expenditures, FCW.com, Oct. 15.

Alliance for Nursing Informatics formed by 18 Nursing informatics groups, HiMSS story, Oct. 19.

SAS offers software technology to help pharmaceutical sector with clinical data interchange, usuing study data tabulation model, SAS release, Oct. 18.

Subcutaneous identity chip enables personal medical records access, NY Times, Oct. 14. Washington Post, Oct. 14. Analysis of privacy losss, Wash. Post, Oct. 15.

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Link to key in-state government bid-tracking resources, here. Also, see news-summary archive, here
RE-ISSUED State RFP 331.01-005 for teacher recruitment includes subordinate requirements for database and web applications, proposals due Monday, Nov. 15.

TennCare: U. Memphis prof says fixing TennCare requires, among other things, adoption of new IT and disease-management strategies column, Commercial Appeal, Oct. 17. Related TennCare-reform facts, CA, Oct. 17.

Tennessee Volunteer e-Health initiative aided by $5 million HHS Award. AHRQ awarded five contracts totaling $25 million over five years to develop statewide networks allowing major purchasers of health care, public and private payers, hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, home health care providers, and long-term care providers to use HIT to communicate and share information. The States are Colorado, Indiana, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Utah. Related story, NashvillePost.com, Oct. 13.

Nashville to get intellectual-property protection office from U.S. Justice. Tennessean, Oct. 17. NashvillePost.com, Oct. 12. The City Paper, Oct. 14. DoJ release, Oct. 12 here.

Nashville Fraternal Order of Police cite use of COMSTAT database as lowering department morale under Chief Serpas, The City Paper, Oct. 20.

Laura Hansen of Protocol Experts recently became a Metro Schools IT Project Manager, with continuing responsibility for Chancery Student Management System training, plus work on Metro's Staff Development Tracking System implementation.

State of Tennessee listed among Necho Systems expense-management/audit software customers, NY Times, Oct. 12.

U.S. Homeland Security priorities are still not clear, Wash. Post, Oct. 17. Confusion follows Ridge statement about Homeland Security hierarchy for cyber- and telecom security, Washington Post, Oct. 13.

Bush/Kerry ignoring technology, Washington Post, Oct. 21.

Florida IT chief discusses technology, hurricanes, and need to rebid RFPs that attracted BearingPoint and Accenture, transcript Oct. 22, Washington Post.

U.S. Dept. of Defense IT budget to increase to $35.6 billion annually by 2010, FCW, Oct. 13.

State Parole agency seeks GPS services for parolee monitoring, RFP 324-02.406 requires Nov. 3 submission.

State Department of Education's RFP 331-04.001 for online assessment includes web, tech-support components, proposals due Nov. 3.

State Treasurer (retirement system) seeks database and death-match searching and reporting services, RFP 309-01-083 has Nov. 8 submission deadline.

RFP 316.20-105 Sect. 8 Contract Administration Software System, due Nov. 29.

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USEC Inc., the E. Tenn. Economic Council, and Oak Ridge Economic Partnership are keeping the wraps on the announcement they have scheduled for 1:15 p.m. CT tomorrow, at the Oak Ridge Chamber. The news could relate to progress in centrifuge development underway several years in the Oak Ridge area, or other news about unranium enrichment for commercial reactors. Background articles 1 - 2 - 3.

Chattanooga and Tennessee Economic Partnership hosted unnamed corporate-relocation prospect last weekend, industrial park and waterfront were among attractants, Times Free Press, Oct. 22.

Michael Saporito, an alumnus of BAI Graduate School of Bank Operations and Technology at Vanderbilt University, is named senior vp-operations at Community First Bank and Trust, Columbia, TN. The Tennessean, Oct. 14.

Le Ann Tinker joins Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce at IT director, Chattanooga.com, Oct. 15.

SRC Network & Software Solutions has announced Carl Sheffield has joined the firm as business Solutions consulting manager, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Oct. 21.

In nearby Kentucky, cash-starved GameZnFlix takes on NetFlix and others for online rentals, reports 1,000 new weblink affiliates as part of revenue strategy. GameZnFlix has links to Ingram Entertainment in LaVergne and National Fulfillment in Lebanon, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 1, Oct. 22.

Eastman Chemical sold its regulatory-compliance information systems and services unit to 3E Corp., Oct. 11 release.

UK's Binary Logic Group, developer of WorkSafe, say it aims to create jobs in Blount County, may add compact-disc reproduction or tech-support centers. workSafe monitors computer-related work patterns, recommends or enforces workbreaks, to prevent repetitive-strain injuries. Maryville Daily Times, Oct. 21.

Memphis's Rapsheets launches online iDrive motor-vehicle reports, PRNewswire, Oct. 20. Rapsheets'(TM) New iWatch Program Allows Organizations to Keep an Eye on Criminal Activity, release Sept. 23.

Chattanooga Airport gains control of flychattanooga.com amid controversy with local travel agent, Times Free Press, Oct. 23.

TVA workers being trained by Chattanooga State and MTSU to replace retiring workforce, Times Free Press, Oct. 9.

Memphis' Limelight Media to unveil new digital-ad technology, Commercial Appeal, Oct. 19. Chattanooga's new Scrol-Lit backlit display technology updates the outdoor billboard, Chattanoogan.com, Oct. 18. Related, Times Free Press, Oct. 19.

WTCI TV (PBS) in Chattanooga: Pres/CEO Hogstrom says digital-tv transition and multichannel services heighten need for new station facilities, Times Free Press, Oct. 21.

Memphis' Software Earnings now interfaces image-based transaction-processing technology with Silver Bullet's Ranger API. Release.

IPIX looks for revenue rebound, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 23. IPIX expands integration of surveillance software, Oct. 15 releaseIPIX expands integration of surveillance software, release Oct. 15.

AT&T IP technology may connect Brother International near Memphis, PRNewswire, Oct. 20.

Southeastern Communications Services acquires telecom division of Services Group, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 18.

Knoxville's Radio Systems Corp. adopts SMTC manufacturing suite for engineering, printed circuit board, product assembly, logistics for order fulfillment. PRNewswire, Oct. 18.

FedEx's Fred Smith discusses 25 years of operations in Memphis, Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct. 15.

Advanced Transportation Technology Institute creates Col. Robert Diehl Award to recognize advancements in clean transportation technology in North America. Times Free Press, Oct. 12.

Future Electronics and WITRON announce e-integration of facility near Memphis nearly complete, Oct. 8 release PRN.

Saving Oak Ridge NL nuclear history worth the investment, column, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 20. Oak Ridge examined for historical significance, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 19. K-27 will succeed World War II-vintage K-25 plant at Oak Ridge National Lab, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 17.

UT-Battelle reorganizes management team, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 13. Related column, KNS, Oct. 13.

Collegedale municipal IT system upgraded, Times Free Press, Oct. 17.

Memphis Realtors launch locally controlled property database, Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct. 15.

The Northeast Tennessee Technology Council announced 2004 TechStar winners Oct. 22. Winners by category: Protokraft - Development of New Technology; Northeast State Technical Community College - Use of Technology In Education; Frontier Health - Use of Technology by Non-Profit Group/Agency; n.tara - Use of Internet or Web Technologies; Landmark GIS (formerly Appalachian Geographics) - Application of Technology within a Smaller Business; Mountain State Health Alliance - Application of Technology within a Larger Business; ETSU Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody and the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry program ,ETSU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, James H. Quillen College of Medicine - Community Service; Special TechStar Champion Award, presented to Dr. William W. Locke, President of Northeast State Technical Community College, for championing technology in the Northeast Tennessee region.

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IT/AI at ORNL: Oak Ridge National Lab (Oct. 4 newstips release) has developed a system that provides security experts "a dynamic data archive plus methods to quickly analyze the information using a variety of tools, including intelligent software agents, geospatial modeling, feature extraction and image and pattern recognition." The new tools complement ORNL's LandScan population database. Earlier release on LandScan, here.

Former Case Western tech transfer exec Porto named head of tech commercialization at Oak Ridge National Labs, NashvillePost.com, Oct. 19. ORNL Tech Transfer here. Oct. 19 ORNL release here.

Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering off to a big start, VU release, Oct. 25.

Tenn. Board of Regents among adopters of WebCT for MERLOT for e-learning objects delivered real-time, BusinessWire, Oct. 21.

Supercomputing expert Dunning to leave ORNL/UT posts for supercomputing institute at U. of Ill., AP via Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 17.

UT-Chattanooga selects Dell for supercomputing, BusinessWire, Oct. 20.

Vanderbilt opts for Blackboard technology, The VU Hustler, Sept. 15.

Nashville-based Modern Red Schoolhouse among participants in web-based teacher professional-development assessment project, BusinessWire, Oct. 21.

Graduate-education opportunities expanding dramatically in Chattanooga, Times Free Press, Oct. 24.

Tenn. Technological University and other TBR institutions considering online Nursing Master's, Cookeville Herald-Citizen, Oct. 19.

Tennessee's Electronic Library online resources profiled, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 19. Additional Knox County databases, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 19.

VU students warned about identity theft potentially associated with thefacebook.com, VU Hustler, Sept. 3.

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FedEx CIO Carter says he looking for more bang for the buck in his $1 billion budget, sees good things in small tech packages; meanwhile, investors may be looking more toward non-tech companies that are empowered by technology, rather than pure tech plays
, New York Times, Oct. 26.

The 2005 Nashville Technology Directory is in-the-works, and YOUR NTC Member organization will receive an entry-update request from NTC via e-mail, within a week. IMPERATIVE your information be updated. For further info, write after Nov. 1 via info1@technologycouncil.com 
Homeland Security: Terrorbusters, Inc. - Government investment in homeland security may produce jobs and technology byproducts...and/or a drag on the U.S. economy, NY Times, Oct. 17. While controversy surrounds technologies for pre-screening airlines' passengers, entrepreneur is moving related venture offshore, Washington Post, Oct. 16.

VU Chancelor Gordon Gee said during NewsChannel5's Oct. 15 "News Makers" broadcast that he believes the thing students most need to improve in preparing for college is their writing ability. He said that partly due to the Internet and "e-mail writing," writing has become a "lost art" among many students.

Nashville Technology Council launches its Leadership Series of one-day seminars, encompassing proactive communication, assertive management, conflict resolution, and project management. The "performance-oriented," PMI Body of Knowledge-backed Leadership Series is led by Jay Ress of Technology Management Assocs, an NTC professional-development partner. Each sessions earns seven (7) professional development units (PDUs) from PMI. Sessions: Proactive Communication Skills and Methods (Nov. 9); Assertive Management (Dec. 13); Project Leadership (Jan. 11); Conflict Resolution (Feb. 8). Cost is $425 per session ($350 per session for NTC members – or reserve spots in all four sessions for $1,200). Space is limited. Site: BellSouth Tower downtown. For more information, write info1@technologycouncil.com or phone (615) 743-3160.

E-commerce: Donna Hoffman of Sloan Center for Internet Retailing (Vanderbilt Univ. Owen GSM) says 'the main driver of reputation on the Internet is fulfillment: how quickly an order is shipped, whether items are reliably in stock, how easy it is to find what you need and to return it if it's not what you wanted. A reputation built over years can be lost in months through bad fulfillment... [in part due to] the proliferation of chat rooms, bulletin boards and review sites allowing customers to share their experiences online', cited in Wall Street Journal, Oct. 25. Hoffman also explains, 'companies can translate local reputations onto the Web, but the process is difficult and involves an array of different technological and marketing strategies, [e.g.] back-end processes to ensure swift order processing, partnering with other companies to generate traffic, and getting better placement' via search engines.

Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act clicks into effect, Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct. 15. Related, Commercial Appeal, Oct. 21. Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 19. Times Free Press, Oct. 20.

The physics that underlies life, universe and technologies still puzzles newest Nobel laureate, NY Times, Oct. 19.

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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)
* (Oct. 27) East TN Technology Council luncheon with U.S. Senate hopeful and Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Technology 2020. Details here.

* (Oct. 27) BioWorks Speaker Series (Memphis, FedEx Institute), Barry Fortner, Ph.D., The West Clinic, addressing "The Use of Tablet PCs in Acquiring Correct Patient Information," Networking 11:30 a.m., Lunch & Program, Noon; $20. More information here.

* (Oct. 28) NE TN Technology Council, 6 p.m., Bristol Motor Speedway, with Evelyn Hicks, VP of Ticketing and Technology. Register via vcrymble@netntech.org or call (423) 279-9000.

* (Oct. 28) Chattanooga Technology Council breakfast series for entrepreneurs with early-stage technology companies, program: "Designing, Segmenting and Positioning Your Product Portfolio," 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Free for CTC Members, $5 non-members. 317 Oak Street, M.L. King Building. Register (423) 755-7481.

(Oct. 28) Nashville Technology Council, Tech After Hours,

* (Nov. 2) Owen Entrepreneurship Center: Mailboxes Etc. (now a UPS unit) Chairman Emeritus Jim Amos (also chairman of MedVisits and Sona Med Spa and managing partner, Eagle Alliance Partners), 5:30 p.m., Averbuch Auditorium, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt. Free, open to public.
(Nov. 4) Bioimaging conference, Memphis. Details here.
(Nov. 4) Women in Technology Tennessee "Breaking the glass ceiling," panel, 4:30 p.m., Caterpillar Fin., details here.

* (Nov. 4) NTC Tech Roundtable program, 4-6 p.m., "The Spam Slam: E-mail rights and responsibilities," Craig Bingham, IT Manager, Bass, Berry; Bo Spessard, Associate, Miller & Martin; Jay Graves, President, SmartDM; David Klements, Gen. Mgr., Inflow/Nashville. Moderated by Geert DeLombaerde, Editor, Nashville Business Journal. To register visit here.
(Nov. 4-5) TN Valley Corridor Fall Summit, Somerset, KY. Linking homeland security and homeland prosperity.Related story, Knox News Sentinel,  Sept. 13. OHS Director Tom Ridge scheduled to speak.
* (Nov. 5) "Entrepreneurship: from launch to liquidity," with professors Germain Boer and Bruce Lynskey, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Rm. 106, Owen Grad. School of Management, Vanderbilt. Registration via mercy.eyadiel@vanderbilt.edu 

(Nov. 9)
Justice Department holds technology-export security town hall meeting at BellSouth Tower. Register here. Related NashvillePost.com story, Sept. 1.

* (Nov. 9) NTC launches its Leadership Series for professional development. See Resources, above, or visit NTC site.

* (Nov. 17) East TN Technology Council luncheon, Four Founders of E. TN Venture-backed Companies discuss raising venture capital. See details under Venture section, above. Register here.

* (Nov. 17) Chattanooga Technology Council luncheon, Web Technologies, with Chris Matthews of eLink Business Innovations, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chattanooga Trade & Convention Center. For info write here.

(Nov. 18) InfraGard Mid-TN, video surveillance integration, 1:30 p.m., Belmont University,
details here.
(Dec. 1-3) Tennessee Education Technology Conference, link here.
(Dec. 2) NTC Tech Roundtable, details to be announced.

* (Dec. 9) NTC Holiday Mixer, Dan Mcguinness Pub, 1538 Demonbreun, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Details TBA.

* (Dec. 16) InfraGard chapter meeting, Belmont University. Speaker TBA. Write here for info.

Feb. 15 – NTC Technology! Nashville 2005. Write info1@technologycouncil.com
March 17– MTSU Emerging Technologies event. Details TBA. Contact: Dr. Charles Perry, Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence, Inst. Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies, College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
* May 18 – NTC Nashville Technology Innovation Conference. Write info1@technologycouncil.com
Aug. 24 – NTC's InfoSec Nashville 2005 information-security conference will be Wednesday August 24, with CSI information-security training Aug. 22, 23, 25, 26. For further information, write info1@technologycouncil.com
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