Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004 (No. 45)
Publisher Milt Capps
previous issues or date of next issue, visit
Nashville Technology Council mounts
Technology Census of local firms (participate HERE), Nash. Bus.
Journal, Nov. 10 and Nov. 12 (p. 6), not on
web. The City Paper, p. 11, not on web. The Tennessean,
scroll here Nov. 11.
ISDN-Net's Jerry Dunlap among those
cheering FCC's preemptive statement re
VoIP Federal vs State oversight, City Paper,
Nov. 11. Primer on VoIP, City Paper, Nov. 11. FCC ruling on VoIP, related, Washington Post,
Nov. 10 and Nov. 8. NY Times, Nov. 10. FCC VoIP resource here. TRA decision
enables BellSouth unit to operate as competitive local
carrier offering local voice and data, Knox. News
Bells must attack VoIP market, Wash. Post, Nov.
States' telecom-utilities regulators' Nashville
conference agenda includes VoIP, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 16.
Nashville Electric Service (NES) Design
Eng. Mgr. Leonard Leech said cautiously Nov. 5
that Broadband via Power Lines (BPL) "is a technology we
are watching very closely," with particular interest in
pilots underway elsewhere. NES strategic planning will
include updated assessment of BPL potential. Related, NY
Times, Oct. 28 and Oct. 31. FCC release, Oct. 14. Leech, a
40-year NES employee, was recently named vice
chairman of the global United
the NTC Tech Roundtable: Give us your feedback on
Roundtable format and venue by answering a
handful of questions, right here.
Nationwide Healthcare IT
initiatives invite your involvement --
see Healthcare section,
e-mail marketing service, now past the
1,000-customer mark, is celebrating by giving away Emma
accounts to selected local nonprofit organizations
nominated by folks like you. Nominations due before
Thanksgiving, right here!
Stratford Information Technology
Academy (Stratford HS, Metro) is conducting
parent tours, as SITA application deadline nears (Dec.
10). Info, here.
IT Competition: At CentreSource, Holland says he wants to
leave a legacy
One year after launching his CentreSource start-up into the crowded IT
25-year-old Founder/CEO Nicholas Holland says he has
"morphed" his company from being a one-man computer and
infrastructure consultant, to serving as what Holland
describes as a "360-degree IT provider" – with a steadily growing team of
professionals who deliver computing support, custom
development and design, IT strategy and asset
management, and information security services.
inevitable ups-and-downs of his first year, Holland has
pursued his vision for the company by embracing
off-shore outsourcing, as well as local contractors. He
also has reinvested most earnings into adding staff and
into developing and launching CentreSource's Swirbo e-mail
security service, which Holland insists competes well
with goliath Postini, and others.
declined to provide current revenue figures, but notes
he projects a 75 percent increase in revenues during the
year ahead. He explained that he has put available cash
back into CentreSource, enabling him to have four
fulltime employees, while keeping "about a dozen"
contractors at work, at any given time. The majority of
the contractors reside offshore. CentreSource clients
are listed here. Key
staff are here.
Advice for other entrepreneurs? The
basics: Delivery on your promises, work smart and long,
turn weaknesses into strengths, hire good people, get
involved in network-intensive Nashville, and put
relationships ahead of sales. Holland also says, "Maybe
above all, new owners must not be afraid to stick to it.
They've got to be tenacious, and resist the urge to
bail-out when things get tough -- for example, by using
the excuse that 'someone offered you a great job', just
because you're afraid to fail and want to avoid that by
saving face. There's nothing wrong with failing, if you
gave it your very best shot," he adds.
says he's been offered at least four jobs in the past
year, says his fascination with entrepreneurial business
and his desire to "provide a service of value and leave
a legacy" in the city in which he was reared keep him
focused on his vision. He adds to that legacy by serving
as current president of the IT Academy at Stratford High
School and a volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement,
as well as being an active member of NTC and its
Developers Roundtable, among other
Holland double-majored in Finance and
Information Systems at Tulane University, after
attending Nashville's Metro Schools. Prior to launching
Centresource in 2003, Holland was a Senior Risk Analyst
for Reliant Energy in Houston; and, an independent
contractor on IT and business-analysis projects in New
Orleans and Nashville.
Digital Reasoning Systems is expanding
Nashville corporate IT staff for DRS analytics
software development for
intelligence and enterprise purposes.
Recruiting strongest Project Management, Developer,
Systems Architect, Federal Sales candidates who are U.S.
citizens with top skills, prepared for exhaustive
background checks. For more information, visit DRS
Holcomb, Demeter, Vanderbilt, Amway, et
al -- persistent Intellectual Property tussle
makes for strange bedfellows and flurries of litigation,
Tennessean, Oct. 31.
Comdata (Ceridian) of Brentwood shuffles
Dallas, Birmingham staffs, Nov. 12, Nash. Bus. Journal. Comdata
acquires DataMark, Tennessean, Nov. 3. Nash. Bus.
Journal, Nov. 2. Related, NashvillePost.com,
Nov. 2. Nash.Bus. Journal, Nov. 2.
East TN investors fuel Xxpansion
Networks' acquisition of Esper ISP, with 3 or
more additional acquisitions targeted, Knox. News
Sentinel, Nov. 12.
Nashville-based TruVote's uncertainties
since death of founder Athan Gibbs left the
firm sitting on sidelines on Election Day, Tennessean,
First Tennessee technology unit acquired
by Software Earnings, PRN Nov. 5.
Slump in venture-investing is seen as
sign of wisdom, with analysts seeing 'too much
money chasing too few good ideas backed by too few great
management teams', NY Times, Oct. 31. Vencaps pumping more money
into DC-area firms, Wash. Post, Nov. 1.
Finlin bootstrapped growth at Network
Solution Group, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 12.
ACTEC software's acquisition of $1M in
venture funding illustrates role of Alabama's
certified capital program, Birmingham Bus. Journal, Nov. 3.
TFP Smart Furniture adds 3 to
board including Gentle of Chatta. Tech. Council
(Miller & Martin); Vanderhoofven (So. Appalachian
Mgmt.); Mundie (Delta Capital). Oct. 31, Times Free Press.
(further) VC interest in Tennessee drops
3Q, Oct. 26, Nash. Bus.
Leadmark's Ross Edwards tries to treat
call-center employees with more dignity,
prepares to explore call-center excellence through U. of
So. MS project. Tennessean Q&A, Nov.
Duthie Associates becomes member of
international Masie e-Learning Consortium, release Nov. 8. Tennessean, scroll here, Nov. 14.
Lifeway adopts contact-center technology
IEX Workforce Management, release Nov. 16.
MicroSoft St. Louis office Kim
Tubbs-Herron G/M of Small, Mid-Market Sols
& Partners group, Tennessean, Nov. 7.
Jeffrey Marwill to VP-operations of SPI
Healthcare documentation, from Ardent,
Tennessean, Nov. 7.
SCSI Business Solutions names Graham
marketing director, Tennessean, Nov. 8.
Sam Shallenberger named chief admin/chief
information officer for Beacon Technologies, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct.
SAP America, Inc. and Deloitte Consulting
LLP Team to Optimize Customer Service at Middle
Tennessee Electric, release Oct. 27.
LBMC named Microsoft Gold
Partner, Tennessean, Oct. 31, scroll down here.
Robert Martin joins Smart Data
Strategies as manager-technical services, was
Pres. of MSI Sys., Tennessean, Nov. 14.
Kyle Kutler joins Bytes of Knowledge as Project
Manager and Web Designer. BoK recent client
Civitas Bank Group names Susan Barker
VP-Operations Manager, Tennessean, here.
Carnes Group earned Network
Infrastructure level as Microsoft Certified
Partner, Tennessean, Nov. 14.
Three Women of Color from FedEx's
corporate ranks honored in Atlanta, Commercial
Appeal, Oct. 30.
Limelight Media Group (Memphis) restores
David Lott to presidency of firm he founded, Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov.
TN Tech/U. Memphis alumnus Bill Clift
becomes president of WFI unit, PRN Nov. 11.
Amy Gibson joins InfoSystems (Chatta.) as
a communications and information systems
specialist and a senior telephony engineer, Times Free
Press, Nov. 14.
Hinckle to president, Optus Telemation, Commercial
Appeal, Nov. 7.
Adtech receives "Small Bus. Exporter of
the Year Award," Tennessean, Nov. 7.
ChoicePoint's (VitalCheck) Herb Barrett
received the President's Award from the
National Association of Public Health Statistics and
Information Systems during the group's joint meeting
with Vital Statistics Cooperative Program, Tennessean,
Oct. 31, scroll here.
Pinnacle Financial Partners added Chris
Lingerfelt in call-center ops, and Jeff Smith
in IS, Tennessean, Oct. 31.
Leap Wireless elevates Post in
Nashville, Nov. 1 release. Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov.
Osburn Hessey lands Overstock.com account
for supply chain, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 1. Memphis
Bus. Journal, Nov. 1.
Kurzweil Educational Systems and Natl.
Center for Learning Disabilities honor
Vanderbilt teacher, release Nov. 3.
Nashville's BCA IMrAc deal,
NashvillePost.com, Nov. 4.
American Fiber Systems stresses metro
fiber optic net service guarantee, Nov. 4, release here.
COI Food Service upgrades supply-chain
systems with Amphere, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 9.
Titans Coach Jeff Fisher once made his
living selling computer software, (mention) Tennessean, Nov.
Today, Nov. 17) Certification Commission for
Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT,) an
initiative to certify healthcare IT products, is seeking
participants for four work groups that will determine
the commission’s voluntary certification process and set
a minimum standard for ambulatory electronic health
record (EHR) products. More information here. Related: HIT cert group wants
help, Nov. 2, HealthData
On Monday, US Health & Human
Services issued its Request for Information
(RFI) regarding Healthcare IT interoperability
standards, as well as a template for HIT projects for
federal agencies, an HIT listserve and more, click here for more info. Federal Register.
Health Science Center at Memphis working with National
Library of Medicine on new health-disparities
database, Memphis Bus. Journal,
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Signs
Contract to Use MEDai's Predictive Modeling
Solution, release Nov. 1. Blue Cross Blue
Shield of TN among adopters Ascential Software, Nov. 3.
Healthcare IT experts address impediments
to health/medical IT implementations, including
lack of standards and leadership and a "poor business
case," Commercial Appeal, Nov. 10.
Nashville's Urology Associates is a
leader in adopting healthcare technology, Nashville Medical News, November
NBJ Profiles Killough of Clinix Medical
IS, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 12.
Price to Chief Operating Officer at Sara
Cannon, Tennessean, Oct. 27.
Henry Ross, chief operating officer of
Nashville-based Aegis, has been elected to
Aegis board, Nash. Bus. Journal.
American Healthways adopts
Informatica, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 27.
SPI Healthcare Documentation Names
Jeffrey Marwill as Vice President of
Operations; Healthcare IT Veteran to Expand
Client Delivery Systems, release, Nov. 2. Nash. Bus. Journal,
Erlanger Hospital adopts IBEX (Picis)
PulseCheck HIT automation, release Oct. 26.
Dabbs Computer Consultants of Nashville
endorses NDCLytec for practice management, Oct. 26 release.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services
expands data center and call center in Memphis,
Commercial Appeal, Oct. 28. Sedgwick adds California
workers comp network, Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov. 16.
Eastate: St. Mary's, Baptist, Convenant
collaborating to use technology to reduce
patient errors, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 9.
Pharmed out? Few Tennessee jobs seen in
life sciences, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 1. Business Facilities magazine names Tennessee a
top destination for biotech business, Memphis Bus.
Journal, Nov. 1. Biopharmaceuticals in
Tennessee not rampant, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 29.
Humanitarian in developing healthcare
technology for the less-developed nations, CNN,
HealthData Management magazine comment on
HIT stock valuation, Nov. 04.
Link to key in-state
government bid-tracking resources,
here. Also, see news-summary archive, here.
Leadership: State Office of Information
Resources (OIR) is searching for Director of IT
Procurement and Contract Management; and, Chief
Information Security Officer. Job descriptions here.
Security and Defense have created 35,000 jobs, mostly
IT, in No. Virginia since 9/11,
Washington Post, Nov.17.
of TN collects more than $1 Billion in revenues
online since first online app launched in March
2002, Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov.
Government invites responses to RFP
04-69 for Local Telephone Services
(dial tone, analog, T1, PRI) eligible for E-rate
discounts, due Dec. 6. Preproposal conference is Fri.,
Nashville plans to have its new vendor for Malware
protection for PCs, servers and E-mail by the
New Year, according to RFP 04-60 Coordinator Pat
Edwards, who adds there are three finalist-vendors
who will soon demo their Trend Micro or McAfee
solutions: Digital Connections (Hendersonville);
FutureCom (Texas); and, Software Spectrum
Oak Ridge NL EVEREST Power Wall lets
scientists visualize massive amounts of data,
TN Hwy Patrol upgrades dispatch with
Intergraph, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 11. BW Release, Nov. 11.
CIBER wins contract to web-enable USDA
Farm System for farm/ranch loans, Nov. 9, Memphis Bus
Kentucky National Institute for Hometown
Security will mirror East TN consortium, Knox.
News Sentinel, Nov. 6.
GPS enables law enforcement to intercept
youth making false emergency phonecalls,
Tennessean, Oct. 30.
Software provides HUD data access that
helps Chattanooga manage Section 8 funds, Times
Free Press, Nov. 15.
Pentagon wants costly new Internet for
warfare, Washington Post, Nov. 14.
Background on that spammer sentenced to 9
years in jail, CNN, Nov. 14.
Tennessee ranked in top 5 states for
corporate site consideration and actual
investment, Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct.
TN State website ranking, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Oct. 28.
Media follow indictment of Al Ganier of
Education Networks of America: AP via Times
Free Press, Nov.
14 and 4.
5 and 6.
5. NewsChannel5 WTVF.
Science, Math education key to future
economic well-being of Tennesseans, Columbia
Daily Herald, Nov. 8.
NEW: State Merchant Services RFP 317.05-029 for e-check
acceptance, POS, debit/credit clearance,
NEW: State RFP 335.02-535 for review of corporate
IS and automated financial-examination systems,
by Dept. of Commerce & Insurance.
NEW: Website and CRM development and
maintenance for TN Tourism, via RFP 326.01-501.
AMENDED, Reissued: TN Teacher Recruitment
Campaign (web, database support subsumed), RFP 331.01-005.
TN Dept. of Ed. online formative
assessments, online development and maintenance
subsumed, RFP 331.04-001.
Shelby County adopts Verity Inc.
Liquidoffice, documents savings, release Oct. 26.
W. Va. Economic Development and
consortium, with Verizon and HP, launches first
public internet-computing grid with supercomputer
capacity, AP via Washington Post, Oct. 31.
Bush expanding secrecy? opinion,
NY Times, Nov. 1. Oak Ridge among big winners following
Bush reelection, WBIR TV (NBC), Nov 4.
to top FedEx
Institute of Technology receives $500K from
private donors to further commercialization and
innovation, meanwhile new products begin to emerge,
Commercial Appeal, Nov. 17. FedEx Institute thriving a year
after its opening, Memphis Bus. Journal,
Nov. 12. MIT's digital-media expert Hawley beefs-up
Institute staff in Memphis, Memphis Bus. Journal,
Colorado-based firms fighting for Oak Ridge NL IT
contract create NuTec Solutions Group, Knox. News
Sentinel, Nov. 17.
Network Alternatives (Pa.) announces
inroads into TN and KY technology markets,
Oak Ridge NL technology helps fuel North
Carolina technology commercialization via partner
Spore, release Nov.
Health Science Center at Memphis working with National
Library of Medicine on new health-disparities
database, Memphis Bus. Journal,
Graphic Systems wins access via Novation purchasing
group, Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov.
First Tennessee Bank IS
director endorses Network Chemistry's wireless
security and analytics tool, rel. Nov. 15.
Sedgwick (Memphis) adds California
workers comp network, Memphis Bus. Journal,
IT business owner Bonnie Carroll is among
women reporting tech-oriented sector in East
Tenn. is now more open to women's leadership, Knox. News
Sentinel, Nov. 7.
Chattanooga Mayor Bob Corker gets Vision
award from East Tenn. Technology Council/Tech
2020, Times Free Press, Oct. 28.
Chattanooga Business Development
Center, home of eSpin and other startups,
expands, Times Free Press, Nov. 9.
UT Chattanooga becomes home of new
Business Incubator, Times Free Press, Oct. 29.
SAP, Deloitte announce implementation at
Mid-Tennessee Electric, release Oct. 27.
ABL Freight wins CIO Magazine Enterprise
Value Award, Commercial Appeal, Nov. 7.
Vonage and MediaWorks ally for Memphis
broadband, other VoIP markets, PRN, Nov. 11.
Memphis Networx and US LEC partner to
compete with BellSouth, Memphis Bus. Journal,
Memphis Time-Warner Telecom exec praises
metro Ethernet network, Memphis Bus. Journal,
Memphis: Aerospace Products Intl. 24/7
call center established, Memphis Bus. Journal,
Precision Industries of Portland, TN,
select Aladdin eSafe for spam protection,
release Nov. 4.
Centrepot selects Provia for supply chain
in Memphis, release Nov. 8.
Pittman & Associates, Inc. of Memphis
adopts Zix Corp. e-comms security, release Nov. 9.
USEC announcement Boeing,
Honeywell, Oct. 28, Oak Ridger. Release Oct. 27. Boeing-Oak Ridge, Honeywell
announce pact to produce nuclear-fuel centrifuge parts,
Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 28.
East TN bloggers mull the future of their
blog calling, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 14.
Knoxville's Thermocopy Centriworks unit
demonstrates how companies stay ahead of the
technology-innovation curve, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 1.
NuMarkets deal with Post Office,
Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 12. Release, Nov. 11. NuMarkets in shipping
industry and expansion to Sevierville, release Nov. 4. NuMarkets readies national
branding campaign, Nov. 8.
Tenn. State University's new
Aerospace Education Laboratory (AEL) will be
dedicated today at 5 p.m. The AEL is a computerized
classroom that provides middle and high-school aged
students in the SEMAA program with cutting-edge
technology. For more information, (615)
Vanderbilt to lead U.S. Army
Nanotechnology program, Nov. 12.
Russian-American nuclear scientists
discuss security at Vanderbilt, release Nov. 10. Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 15.
Nashville State Community College gets
U.S. State Dept. grant to teach English to
Muslim law students, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 15.
Vanderbilt researchers develop optical
technology to stimulate neurons, Innovation
Report, Oct. 27.
NSF grant to U. Memphis will improve West
TN high schools' computer-science resources,
Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov. 12.
ORNL annual sci-tech awards
recipients, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 1. ORNL officer to chair Natl.
Acad. of Sciences group on human consequences of global
change, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 1.
NSF grant for advanced geometry education
at Vanderbilt, release Nov. 15.
VU Engineers explore how wireless sensor
networks can communicate and mutually calibrate
in ways reminiscent of vocalizations of networked fauna,
release Nov. 16.
UT hopes for budget support for computer
science, biotech, engineering facilities, Knox.
News Sentinel, Nov. 11.
Using Star_Student in schools in Shelby
County, Commercial Appeal, Nov. 14.
Yo! Memphis academy focus on IT,
Commercial Appeal, Nov. 4.
to top Sarbanes
Oxley 404 compliance requirements activated this
week, Internet News, Nov.
12. CFO.com, Nov.
15. Compliance may cost GE $30 million per year,
Washington Post, Nov.
Nashville Technology Council's first
Nashville Technology Innovation
Conference will be Wednesday, May 18,
2005, with emphasis on innovations that address current
and emerging technology needs of enterprises large and
small. The unprecedented NTC event will be at BellSouth
Auditorium, downtown Nashville. Speakers currently
confirmed include execs from Symantec, IBM, Brooktrout,
CapGemini, Tacit Networks, J.P. Morgan. Registration,
sponsorship, exhibit and related details are
Private sector may need to finesse the
Dell Inc. plant announcement deal, Triad
Business Journal, Nov. 14. Will Dell incentive package
stand unchallenged? Which county will bid highest in
Triad? Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 15. Dell still invests more in
Nashville, Lawson Column, Tennessean, Nov. 11. Dell announcement,
Tennessean, Nov. 10. Dell expands North American
production with North Carolina facility, release Nov. 9. Earlier, RN&O
report, with comment from NTC Pres. David Condra, Nov. 3. Critic's editorial says Dell
incentives penalize longtime RTI ally IBM, Triangle
Business Journal, Nov. 3.
Exploring answers to 'Why so soon the
Tech Slump?' Analysis, Washington Post, Nov. 11. Red Herring's take on tech
companies to watch, Oct. 6.
Seeds of disaster: Dot.com business and marketing
plans, Business plans archive. Related item, Washington
Post, Nov. 1.
Gartner report on future of IT says
Smart-web interconnectivity is growing, but
ubiquitous intelligence remains a vision, Reuters via
Washington Post, Oct. 31. Speculation on future of the
Internet, Nov. 10, CNN.
E-commerce and social networking
trends, NY Times, Nov. 8. Online-media usage trends, NY
Times, Nov. 1. AP chief sees Internet
changing way news delivered, Washington Post, Nov.13.
Downloads: Record companies filed
lawsuits against two Middle Tennessee residents
in Federal court, bringing local total to 10 suits,
Tennessean, Oct. 29.
EDS 'mature-business' challenges reflect
hurdles facing all computer-services firms, NY
Times, Nov. 3.
BearingPoint Chairman CEO resigns
abruptly, Washington Post, Nov. 11. More BearingPoint, Washington
Post, Nov. 12.
Effort to form nanotechnology alliance
falters on mistrust, Washington Post, Oct. 28.
Chaput of American Technology says '7
deadly sins' on data non-recovery can kill a
business, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 5.
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 [was 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone (615) 743-3160.
CALENDAR ( *
indicates new or revised
(Nov. 17) Chattanooga Tech. Council Luncheon: Business
of Integration, Chris Matthews of eLink
Business Innovations, 11:30 a.m., Chatta. Trade &
Conv. Cntr. Details
(Nov. 17) E. TN Tech Council, Panel Discussion: Four
Founders of Venture-backed Companies, on
raising venture capital: Jonathan Bragdon - Founder and
President of Tricycle, Inc. (Chattanooga); Stephen Culp
- Founder and CEO of Smart Furniture, Inc.
(Chattanooga); Russ Grove - Founder and CEO of
NuMarkets, LLC. (Etowah); and Chuck Witkowski - Founder
and CEO of Protein Discovery, Inc. (Knoxville). Please
pre-pay online HERE. 11:30 a.m. Info: (865)
* (Nov. 18) Memphis: Mark
Gillenson, IS prof at U. of Memphis, and GMOTION Pres.
Greg Lane discuss success, failure in
E-commerce, 5:30 p.m. For info, 748-1256 or visit thetoad.org. Related Commercial Appeal item.
* (Nov. 18) InfraGard:
Presenters include TN Army Natl. Guard, Brig. Gen. David
E. Greer, Asst. Adj. Gen.; David Stiers, VistaScape
Security; Brandon Watkins, TN Homeland Security,
explaining Operation Bold Tiger. 1:30-4 p.m., Belmont
Univ. Details here.
* (Nov. 19) TN Mouse Genome
Consortium conference beings, Fall Creek Falls,
* (Nov. 22) Chattanooga
Engineers Club, noon, Read House.
"Nanotechnology" - Doug Lowndes, ORNL, info via (423)
751-3168 or via email@example.com.
(Dec. 1-3) Tennessee
Education Technology Conference, link
* (Dec. 2) NTC Tech Roundtable, "Software
Wise Guys," panel discussion of building
foundation of successful software business, with panel
featuring NTC President David Condra; Boult Cummings
attorney Chris Sloan; LBMC co-managing partner Mike
Cain; and moderator Tim Choate, chairman of the Software
Developers Roundtable and founder of Bondware.
* (Dec. 3) Chatta. Tech. Council, workshop:
Coaching for Performance: The Compensation
Imperative (Dr. Takeda); 8 a.m., info here
or (423) 755-7481.
* (Dec. 7) The Riverbend Technology
Institute at UT Chattanooga, with NASA Ames
Research Center (Center for Nanotechnology),
Moffett, CA, the Girvan Institute of Technology (Santa
Clara) and the University of Memphis FedEx Institute of
Technology present Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Director of the
Center of Nanotechnology, 4:30-6 p.m., UT Chattanooga,
Fletcher Hall, Room 212. Limited space. Information, here or
call (423) 425-2177.
9) NTC Holiday Mixer, Dan Mcguinness Pub, 1538
Demonbreun, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Details
* (Dec. 14) InfraGard: Maj. Gen. Jerry D.
Humble, TN. Office of Homeland Security. 7
p.m., Belmont Univ., details here.
* (Dec. 15) Chatta. Tech Council
Luncheon: Network Security and Information
Security Management, Joseph
Dell, Chief Technology Officer for Vigilar, Inc., 11:30
a.m., info here
or (423) 755-7481.
* (Dec. 15) East TN Technology Council
luncheon, Speaker: U.S. Rep. John Duncan, visit
here or write RSVP@tech2020.org, call
(Dec. 16) InfraGard chapter meeting,
Belmont University. Speaker TBA. Write
here for info.
13) NTC Tech Roundtable, program on IT corporate
valuation. Details TBA here.
* (Jan. 20)
InfraGard: 1:30 p.m., Belmont Univ., speaker
(March 17) – MTSU Emerging Technology in Manufacturing
event. Details here.
Charles Perry, Russell Chair of
Manufacturing Excellence, Inst. Engineering Technology
and Industrial Studies, College of Basic and Applied
18) – NTC Nashville Technology Innovation Conference
will be Wednesday, May 18, 2005, with emphasis
on innovations that address current and emerging
technology needs of enterprises large and small. The
unprecedented NTC event will be at BellSouth Auditorium,
downtown Nashville. Speakers currently confirmed include
execs from Symantec, IBM, Brooktrout, CapGemini, Tacit
Networks, J.P. Morgan. Registration, sponsorship,
exhibit and related details are forthcoming. Info,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org