Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004 (No. 45)
Editor & Publisher 
Milt Capps
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Corporate communications,
Publishing, Events,
Nicholas Holland
In the Spotlight






Venture Innovation Enterprise

Partnership & Recognition



East/West Tenn.& Region

Research & Education


Scheduled Events

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 Sentinel, Nov. 15. SBC, Bells must attack VoIP market, Wash. Post, Nov. 16. 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 Telecom Council.

Shape 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, below.

Nashville-based Emma 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.

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IT Competition: At CentreSource, Holland says he wants to leave a legacy

One year after launching his CentreSource start-up into the crowded IT services marketplace, 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. 

Despite the 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.
Holland 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.

Holland, who 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 Software Developers Roundtable, among other groups.

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.


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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 here.

Holcomb, Demeter, Vanderbilt, Amway, et al -- persistent Intellectual Property tussle makes for strange bedfellows and flurries of litigation, Tennessean, Oct. 31.

Nelson Bibles developing Version for Tablet PC, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 4.

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,, 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, Oct. 30.

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. Journal.

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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. 14.

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. 29.

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 work, here.

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. 15.

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. 1.

Osburn Hessey lands 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,, 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. 14.

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(Deadline 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 Management.

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.

UT Health Science Center at Memphis working with National Library of Medicine on new health-disparities database, Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov. 16.

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 2004.

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, Nov. 3.

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, Oct. 29.

HealthData Management magazine comment on HIT stock valuation, Nov. 04.

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Link to key in-state government bid-tracking resources, here. Also, see news-summary archive, here.

TN OIR 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.

Homeland Security and Defense have created 35,000 jobs, mostly IT, in No. Virginia since 9/11, Washington Post, Nov.17.

State of TN collects more than $1 Billion in revenues online since first online app launched in March 2002, Memphis Bus. Journal,
Nov. 16.

Metro 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., Nov. 19.
Metro 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 (Texas).

Oak Ridge NL EVEREST Power Wall lets scientists visualize massive amounts of data, November 2004.

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 Journal

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.

(further) Wi-Fi lands at Nashville Airport, release Oct. 27. Oct. 26, City Paper. Tennessean, Oct. 28., Oct. 27.

TN loses ground in business-climate ranking, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 3.

Tennessee ranked in top 5 states for corporate site consideration and actual investment, Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct. 29.

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., Nov. 14 and 4. Tennessean, Nov. 5 and 6. City Paper, Nov. 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, etc.

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.

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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, Nov. 12.

Two 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, release Nov. 15

Oak Ridge NL technology helps fuel North Carolina technology commercialization via partner Spore, release Nov. 15.

UT Health Science Center at Memphis working with National Library of Medicine on new health-disparities database, Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov. 16.

Memphis-based Graphic Systems wins access via Novation purchasing group, Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov. 16.

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, Nov. 16.

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, Oct. 22.

Memphis Time-Warner Telecom exec praises metro Ethernet network, Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov. 12.

Memphis: Aerospace Products Intl. 24/7 call center established, Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct. 29.

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.

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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) 963-7150.

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.

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Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance requirements activated this week, Internet News, Nov. 12., Nov. 15. Compliance may cost GE $30 million per year, Washington Post, Nov. 15.

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 forthcoming.

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: 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 or phone (615) 743-3160.

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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)
* (Nov. 17) Chattanooga Tech. Council Luncheon: Business of Integration, Chris Matthews of eLink Business Innovations, 11:30 a.m., Chatta. Trade & Conv. Cntr. Details here.

* (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) 220-2020.

 * (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 Related Commercial Appeal item.
* (Nov. 18) Chatta. Tech. Council Breakfast Briefing--Using Leadership Styles for Most Effective Coaching, Director-Center for Entrepreneurial Growth, 7:30 a.m., info here or call (423) 755-7481.

* (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, details here.

* (Nov. 22) Chattanooga Engineers Club, noon, Read House. "Nanotechnology" - Doug Lowndes, ORNL, info via (423) 751-3168 or via

(Dec. 1-3) Tennessee Education Technology Conference, link here.
* (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. Details here.
* (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.

(Dec. 9) NTC Holiday Mixer, Dan Mcguinness Pub, 1538 Demonbreun, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Details TBA. 
* (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, call (865) 220-2020.

(Dec. 16) InfraGard chapter meeting, Belmont University. Speaker TBA. Write here for info.
* (Jan. 13) NTC Tech Roundtable, program on IT corporate valuation. Details TBA here.
(Feb. 15) NTC Technology! Nashville 2005. Write
* (Jan. 20) InfraGard: 1:30 p.m., Belmont Univ., speaker TBA.
* (March 17) – MTSU Emerging Technology in Manufacturing event. Details here. 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 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, write
(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
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