Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005 (No. 51)
Editor & Publisher 
Milt Capps
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 Susan Marlow
Founder and CEO
In the Spotlight
Tim Estes
Digital Reasoning Systems
March 3



Finally, Buzz and Spin are dying. Now: Transparency in Technology Communications.



Venture Innovation Enterprise

Partnership & Recognition



East/West Tenn.& Region

Research & Education


Scheduled Events

State of Tennessee OIR seeks technology leaders: "We know you're out there," said Bill Beecroft, director of admin for Office of Information Resources, as he explained this morning that OIR seeks further IT leaders for key roles, described here.

(Today) Engineering Week continues at VU School of Engineering: Egg Drop Competition: Students have one hour to transform an unassembled FedEx box and some odds and ends into a clever container that will safely cushion its cargo egg from its precipitous plunge from a drop at least three stories high. Cash prizes will be awarded. Losers will be easy to spot. Featheringill Atrium. Noon-2 p.m. Other programs this week include Fastest Geek. Vanderbilt University School of Engineering news, here.

Download-only album by Nashville group The Shazam is signal of beginning of legal-download industry, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 21.

Search for successor to David Condra at Nashville Technology Council proceeds apace, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 5, Feb. 4, not on web. Earlier coverage here.

Technology! Nashville conference and annual IT Jobs report coverage: Tennessean, Feb. 15, p. 1E. The City Paper, Feb. 15, p. 9. Nash. Bus. Journal online, Feb. 14. NashvillePost.com, Feb. 16. NOTE: Videotape replays of the conference on Metro 3 (Comcast, Davidson) were delayed due to technical problems. Watch the NTC website for notice of the airing schedule. Attendees: Please complete the quick post-event survey, HERE (thanks!).

Inaugural Manufacturing Excellence Conference at MTSU convenes March 17, with speakers including John Greaves, RFID Technology Global Lead, Deloitte Consulting; Dr. Fred Cohen, infosec expert; Rita Burgett, President, Strategic Transformations, discussing ERP and change management in various industries; Mark Swenson, Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering, Nissan North America; and, Dr. Charles Perry, former long-time IBM manufacturing innovation and paradigm-shift leader, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, and holder of the MTSU Russell Chair of Manufacuting Excellence. Details here. Bush calls for cuts in manufacturing, Bloomberg via Tennessean, Feb. 8.

National implications: Nashville resident Thomas Huckaby, a computer programmer who worked for a NYC-based company, challenged New York law interpretation that he says taxes him excessively as a Nashville-based telecommuter. He lost his first appeal in 2004. Huckaby spent roughly 25% of his working hours in New York between 1994 and 1995, but New York decided that 100% of his income should be subject to the state's income taxes. He took his case to the state's highest court, where oral arguments were heard in January; a decision is expected soon. Related stories, WSJ, Feb. 9. Law.com, Jan. 3. NetworkWorld, June 04. Court filing.

(March 3) Tech Roundtable "Digital Reasoning Systems: Growing venture plants seed of AI role for Nashville," presentation by Founder/CEO Tim Estes of Nashville-based Digital Reasoning Systems (DRS). Event details here.

State of TN to receive $32 million in additional Homeland Security reimbursement, including items related to communications interoperability, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Feb. 22.
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Native Nashvillian Susan Marlow is Founder and CEO of
Smart Data Strategies (SDS), the rapidly growing Franklin-based enterprise, has carved-out a leadership role in the geospatial/GIS sector, where players like SDS are serving clients from local government tax assessors to Homeland Defense officials. One result: SDS' partnership with Earthdata International LLC last fall netted the pair, through their Tennessee Geographic Information Joint Venture, a State of TN GIS contract (RFP  317.30-108), possibly worth more than $11 million.

hat's happening? It could be an actual paradigm shift, in which officials concerned with land use, tax revenues and counter-terrorism realize there's a lot more information  associated with land than just who owns what where. Now, cadastral services, as they've long been called, are all about "the property layer" and the real-property intelligence embedded in that layer. Marlow's emphasis on development of "smart map" services reflects her deep belief that government and other interests need more than geo-coded "center-line" and boundary mapping, and must have access to information about land uses, ownership, hazards and other factors.

SDS' DREAMaps(TM) software, with eMapsPlus.com and Parcel Mapper desktop technologies are  used to  track and manage more than 15,000 properties in 26 states. SDS employs 45 persons,  and has sales offices in Austin, Atlanta, Philadelphia and recently added Denver. In addition to EarthData, SDS' strategic partners include
Manatron and Broadband Technology Corp.

Meanwhile, on the public-service front Marlow is involved in several influential committees, technical conferences and policy initiatives to encourage unified local, state and national property database sharing.
Marlow, 48, also contributes to the education and training of workers for the growing GIS/GPS field. For example, she provides motive force for a collaborative effort to improve GIS-related education, principally at community colleges, and recently helped win a $2 million federal grant for a Geospatial Business Hub Project.
The grant, which was recently was awarded through a compeitive grant process through the Geospatial Technology Sector Demonstration Grants Program of the Employment and Training Administration, US Department of Labor. The lead institution in the  effort is the Institute for GIS Studies (IGISS) with its lead community college partner, Central Piedmont Community College near Charlotte, NC. Nashville State Community College may eventually participate in the Hub program. Marlow's SDS is also a strategic partner of  the Hub project team, and Marlow explains the grant-spawned  Institute for GIS Studies will soon be officed near SDS offices in Franklin. The new non-profit organization is led by Executive Director Matthew A. Price, whom Marlow describes as an experienced nonprofit startup executive who was instrumental in the creation of the Institute for Worship Studies. Price explains that he supported the launch of that Institute and the subsequent publishing of its literature through a division of Brentwood-based Starsong Records. Price noted that IGISS will soon launch igiss.org, with SDS staff supporting development of the site.

Marlow explains that the winning Hub grant application received endorsements from Governor Phil Bredesen and most members of the Tennessee congressional delegation. Also, on behalf of  the Institute, Marlow has been meeting with Bredesen Administration ECD Commissioner Matt Kisber and others, to advance the GIS workforce-training and economic-development agenda.

Note: The Tennessee Geographic Information Council annual conference is March 22-23.


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New Ingram Publisher Services relieves publishers of back-office workload, Tennessean, Feb. 8.

FedEx Institute of Technology has Innovation and Research Investment Funds' competitions underway, here.

SmartVue, armed with investor capital, aims for dramatic increases in surveillance-technology sales, including recent contract with HomeDirector, the nation's largest installer of wireless systems for homes. Renkis eyes RFID innovations, says IT company's broader positioning is 'visual management'; p.11,
Nash. Bus. Journal. Related NCN release, here.

Education Networks of America headquarters building sold, p. 9, City Paper,
Feb. 15.

Evolved Digital Systems, Brentwood, proposes private placement, release Feb. 4. Move would give Eskind family major interest with capital firm, NashvillePost.com,
Feb. 7.

VoIP business expanding rapidly, as IP matures; coverage includes ISDN-Net, US LEC, Signal Voice & Data, others. BusinessTN magazine, page 22, sub required
here. New Zealand travel company, Tower Travel, uses VoIP to connect Tennessee agent, iStart, Feb. 15.

Dell roundup: Q-Media downsizes after Dell Inc. switches to online media-reduction approach to computer backups, p. 3, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Feb. 4. Dell, ahead of pace, lifts sights from $60 bn. sales to $80 bn. in annual revenues, Wall St. Journal Online, Feb. 10. Dell suppliers look to follow Dell to North Carolina, News Record, Feb. 18.

AdTec finds doing business globally presents new set of challenges, while DigiScript followed a major client to London, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 19, Feb. 4, not on web.
ConduIT Corporation gives financial, management boost to call-center oriented nTelegant; ConduIT portfolio companies' strategy of gaining "early big-name client" to leverage business is explained; Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 4, Feb. 11.

TN Biotechnology Association moves into Cumberland Emerging Technologies, item, Tennessean, Feb. 18. City Paper, Feb. 18. TBA names CET's Rolwing to serve as TBA exec director, NashvillePost.com, Feb. 14.

iPayment completes Petroleum Card Services acquisition,
City Paper, Feb. 18. 

Ins-and-outs of TN State Univ. Business Incubator examined, City Paper,
Feb. 16.

Successful entrepreneur plans virtual incubator in Knoxville, Knox. News Sentinel,
Feb. 15.

BellSouth targets small business,
RedNova, Feb. 8.

Innovation: Guy Brown Products tackled selling recycled toner cartridges, by leasing and licensing manufacturing capacity, R&D and knowhow from NuKote, creating futures for both companies, Tennessean,
Feb. 20.

Memphis Light Gas Water's broadband venture Networx has lost $21 million amid industry turmoil, but board member says it's a "success," Commercial Appeal,
Feb. 20. Networx broadband venture with Memphis Light says it'll need more capital to acquire some larger customers, Commercial Appeal, Feb. 5.
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Nashville-based Zycron's Darrell Freeman among CEOs participating in Black Data Processing Executives Technology Awareness Forum at UT Chattanooga, Times Free Press, Feb. 22. Elsewhere: Another native Tennessean, now IBM VP, aids Black awareness program on Coast, San Jose Mercury News, Feb. 22.

Little Planet Learning in discussion with U.S. Army for leadership education program, building on lessons learned in training k-12 principals and other work, City Paper, Feb. 9.

Profiled: SmartDM Technical Unit Leader Jay Graves says Acxiom acquisition of his company will enable SmartDM to provide more advanced solutions to middle market, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 13, Feb. 4.

Owen's Germain Boer joins board of directors of American Graduate School of Management, release Feb. 15, board here. Investors join AGSM, Feb. 2, NashvillePost.com.

With Smart Hospital experience receding, Joiner starts Edgehill mixed-use development, NashvillePost.com, Feb. 9.

American Technology Group and TN Trial Lawyers Assn. ink LiveVault deal, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 6, Feb. 4, not on web.

Youthful tech executives Nicholas Holland of Nashville-based CentreSource and T.J. Gentle of Chattanooga Technology Council (Miller & Martin) are among BusinessTN magazine's "30 under 30" ranking, pp. 33, 36, Feb. 2005, sub required here.

Cabedge.com web-design firm in Franklin has let clients' demands shape firm to include web design, CDs, interactive presentations, screen savers, Feb. 14, Tennessean Williamson.

Ryan O'Connell has joined ISDN-Net's customer relations and technical support operation. He is CompTIA and A+ certified. O'Connell was with Boys & Girls Club of America in Hattiesburg. Tennessean, 5E, Feb. 20. Nash. Bus. Journal, Feb. 18, not on web.

Glen Austin becomes IT director for Smart Furniture, Times Free Press, Feb. 20.

Tim Batton of Dempsey Vantrease and Follis, Mufreesboro's DVF Technology Services division earned HIPAA security professional credential. Tennessean, Feb. 13, 5E.

Asurion named Stuart Smith SVP technology and logistics center. He previously served with Dell, PriceWaterhouse and IBM. Tennessean, p. 5E, Feb. 13.

Tennessee Nortel Networks Meridian Users Association announced officers, including Doug Wilson (communications analyst, The Tennessean), as president; Phil Neal (VP-telecom administrator, HealthSpring Management), vice president; Cyndi Steltmann (sr. telecom. analyst, HCA MidAmerica), secretary; Bennett Driscoll, (sr. Engr., American General), treasurer. Tennessean, 5E, Feb. 13.

Comdata lands Meineke CarCare Centers deal, Nash. Bus. Journal, Feb. 7.  Also, AerviceMaster for fleet card program, BW release Feb. 22. Other Comdata deals, here.
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Vanderbilt participated in validation of IBM Websphere Business Integration for Healthcare Collaborative Network, release Feb. 7. Software enables providers to exchange med info during crisis.

PureSafety adopts eDoc4U from MedChartPrevention for injury reduction,
release Feb. 16.

Bruce Taffel, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Health Informatics, BCBS of Tennessee, is among speakers during April 22 consumer-driven healthcare IT forum, release Feb. 7.
Details here.

Medcon integrates Symphony for St. Thomas Heart Institute
, release Feb. 9.

VU Medical Center adopts IDX Imagecast RIS, release
Feb. 10.

St. Jude's recognized by CIO Magazine for innovation in sharing clinical databases, release
Feb. 9.

TN Legislative action allows for telemedicine to be used in mental-health committals for first time, Maryville Daily Times,
Feb. 4.

St. Thomas unveils Smartcard, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Feb. 4.

Centennial Medical Center employs IT barcodes for anesthesia safety, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 8, Feb. 18, not on web.

Ardent Health Services announces staffing changes, including Robert Wilmore, manager-information technology/continuous audit, Tennessean, 5E,
Feb. 20.

St. Mary's Health System at Knoxville uses McKesson clincial decision-support/CPOE technology, release
Feb. 14.

Health industry under pressure to computerize; small-physicians' offices are 'hardest problem'; Brailer underscores need for results in electronic health records and industry transformation; one insider says the effort will require a "tie-breaker," someone functioning to move the process along, in a role described as somewhere between "czar" and diplomat. NY Times, Feb. 19.
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Link to key in-state government bid-tracking resources, here. Also, see previous issues, here

NEW:  State of TN RFP 317.03-119 for ERP Consulting, deadline March 15.

NEW:  State of TN RFP 331.95-021 for Early Intervention Data System, due March 17.

Alva Learning Systems (Colo.) bests local e-Learning firms for State e-learning contract, NashvillePost.com, Feb. 14.

State urges business to support InfraGard, NashvillePost.com, Feb. 18.

State will spend $20 million to upgrade voter database, City Paper, Feb. 9.

Tennessee impact of conforming to Streamlined Sales Tax raises concerns about local governments' shares of revenues, NashvillePost.com, Feb. 11.

Williamson County police Critical Incident Command Vehicle bristles with technology from high-speed Internet to fridge, Tennessean (WmsonAM), Jan. 31.

State human-resources IT systems criticized in annual public-interest assessment, Nash. Bus. Journal, Feb. 16.

TennCare officials ask $75K to provide The Tennessean data, extraction of which they say requires programming; Tennessean editor refers to Governor as "disingenuous" regarding "open records." Tennessean, Feb. 18. Further, Tennessean, Feb. 19.

Dept. of Homeland Security gets D+ on its own cybersecurity, Washington Post, Feb. 16. DHS will release new IT procurements in next 90 days, GCN, Feb. 18.

House panel elevates federal IT oversight to full committee, InformationWeek, Feb. 9.

E. TN utilities' meter readers can take readings while driving-by at 50mph; introducing technology will not trigger layoffs, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 12.

Homeland security spending at seaports is inadequate, mistargeted, wasteful, says IG report, NY Times, Feb. 20.
FCC decision re cable operators and carriage of multiple digital signals from commercial tv, NY Times, Feb. 11. Washington Post, Feb. 11.

FBI intelligence analysts hampered by inadequate technology for sharing intel, Washington Post, Feb. 4. FBI 'wasted millions' on virtual case file, CNN, Feb. 3. Related story and link to Justice report, Gov. Computer News, Feb. 3.
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Tullahoma-based Jacobs Sverdrup layoffs at NASA Langley research could have ripple effects in mid-TN
, Daily Press, Feb. 22.

Knox County Library allowing digital downloads of bestsellers via cardholders' computers, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 22.

Bristol utility tests offering broadband services, TriCities.com, Feb. 22.

ATK-GASL at Tullahoma is a leader in race to develop scramjet engines, Tennessean, Feb. 21.

James Barrott named Chatta. State Tech. Community College VP-Technology, Times Free Press, p. 42, Feb. 5.

Knoxville-based Scripps Networks creates new post for online advertising and analytics, release Feb. 2.

Chattanooga's Envirosealed computer-enclosure manufacturer bought by Virginia-based CCS Inc
., Times Free Press, Feb. 5.

SafeTzone SAMsys RFID technology at Dollywood, Feb. 4, Kioskmarketplace.com.

UT-Battelle scores outstanding performing rating, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 15.

Chattanooga Business Machines VAR/integrator welcomes Sharp Document Solution's move to redevelop channel distribution for multi-function peripherals, CRN News, Feb. 1.

TBC Memphis adopts Deploy HR solution, Feb. 17.

Valocity outlines strides in 2004, release Feb. 7, via TMCnet.com.

NuMarkets hires veteran franchising executives, Feb. 9. NuMarkets wins legislative support for using eBay services for school-surplus disposal, BusinessWire, Feb. 16.

Reconverting Technologies recycler of e-waste to establish headquarters in Chattanooga, Feb. 16.

Chattanoogans tell pollsters they want more manufacturing and high-tech jobs, Times Free Press, Feb. 21.

E.W. Scripps HGTV Pro.com is company's first independent e-venture, has attracted more than 1 million newsletter subscribers; more specialized spin-off channels may follow, as video-on-demand emerges as reality, AP via Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 21.

International Paper (Memphis) innovates in RFID for customer satisfaction, Suppy and Demand Chain Executive, Feb. 9.

UT speaker Mike Godwin of Public Knowledge examines impact of disruptive technologies on society, generally, as well as on Freedoms of Press and Speech. Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 14.

East TN's nonprofit KORRNET.org seeks beta-testers for new 16-county regional calendar that will launch in April, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 14.

Knoxville convention and visitors bureau launches new website, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 16.

NuTec Solutions is latest major sponsor of East TN Technology Council, Oak Ridger, Feb. 15.

Tech-centric firms are among Pinnacle Award finalists in Knoxville, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 16.
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TN Sen. Fowler urges legislative moratorium against duplicative online college courses, Tennessean, 1B, Feb. 5. Online courses make profits for Board of Regents schools, UTC profs express concerns about online, p. 6B, Tennessean, Feb. 5, not online.

Stratford High Technology Academy, led by enthusiastic Newt Roland, enables 130 to augment core education with certifications in network operating systems, web design, other skills. Local CITE has served as conduit for NSF funding for Academy. Tennessean Davidson A.M. p. 8, Feb. 18.

Governor Bredesen launches website for k-12 ed, Nash. Bus. Journal, Feb. 4.

Vanderbilt campus will be more 'wireless' by 2008; campus now has nearly 900 access points, Vanderbilt Hustler, Feb. 14.

Vanderbilt IT will expand Calif.-based ProofPoint's VUmailguard spam filter to all 35,000 campus e-mail accounts, from current 2,000, Vanderbilt Hustler, Feb. 2. Related: Internet 'blacklists' being rendered less effective by new spamming technique using spammer's ISP as conduit for indirect spamming, Washington Post, Feb. 4.

Belmont's portfolio management class has new trading lab with latest technology, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 25, Feb. 18.
VU Librarian Gherman honored for technology innovation by national library managers, Vanderbilt Register, Feb. 21. Gherman comments on Google initiative to digitize books, VU Register, Feb. 7.

How Hattiesburg lured a nanotech company, leveraging university partnership, NY Times, Feb. 22.

Region's libraries vie for technology grants, Times Free Press, Feb. 5.

UT robot from college of electrical and computer engineering is safebot, WAVE TV 6, Knoxville, Feb. 9.

ORNL's Wadsworth invited to National Academy of Engineering; former Battelle and Livermore scientist took over ORNL in 2003. Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 12.

Editorial: Give Nashville's would-be Charter Science & Engineering school a chance in Metro, Tennessean, Feb. 6. Nashville Scene Feb. 17 editorial

Adventure Science Center Education Director Hasselbring urges support for girls and women in science, engineering and math, Tennessean, Feb. 3.

UT Space Institute needs to focus and leverage, says UT Pres. Petersen as he submits budget requirements, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 5.

Knox. County Schools adopt 3Com switches, deploys gigabit desktop links for Voice, Video and Data, release Feb. 15.

More schools using Internet to engage students, parents in academic achievement, Tennessean, Feb. 14.
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Search the News of Nashville Technology archive for business intelligence, here.

Tennessee women are finding parity in positions and pay in world of engineering, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 19, Feb. 11.

Forrester Research CEO George Colony discusses IT spending
, Google vs competition and the building of tech-exec communities, like Forrester's Oval, NY Times, Feb. 20.

State's employment is turning the corner, p. 1, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Feb. 18.

Supreme Court next month will examine liability issues associated with repurposing technology (e.g., Grokster) toward illegal ends, Washington Post,
Feb. 22.

Regal Cinema case study, MicroSoft case study,
Feb. 4. In contrast, this Sept. 2002 story on Regal's adoption of Linux, here.

More on the Wiki Project, NY Times,
Feb. 10; and, Feb. 8.

Is online retailing a victim of its own success? NY Times,
Feb. 6.

If you're concerned about Porn online, you might want to give your kids less milk: biometric device could identify and deny children access to sites via computer, CNN, Feb. 10.

Bloggers debate how their truth squads are influencing news media and putting news execs at risk,
NY Times, Feb. 14.

Podcasting primer from NY Times,
Feb. 19.

Newspapers losing news edge and advertising revenue to online media, Wash. Post,
Feb. 20.

Sun Microsystems and Archipelago Holding will build first online compute exchange for trading excess computing capacity, meanwhile Sun is making other utility-computing moves, release Feb. 3.
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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)
* (Feb. 22) PMI Nashville, speaker Kelli Stokes, Business Technology Manager, Caterpillar Financial Products, Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Details here.

(Feb. 22) John Jones, Vice President, Information Technology for Asurion addresses WiTT chapter meeting, 4:30 p.m., offices of LBMC, Brentwood. $15Mem/$25nonmem. Visit here RSVP via programs@wittn.org or visit here.

(Feb. 23) Chattanooga Technology Council luncheon, David McGee, author Ford Tough: Bill Ford and the Battle to Rebuild America's Automaker, 11:30 a.m., Trade Center. Details here

(Feb. 23) E. TN Tech Council Monthly Meeting, 11:30 a.m., Knoxville Conv. Ctr., Linda M. Dillman, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Wal-Mart. Info and rsvp here

(March 3) NTC Tech Roundtable: "Digital Reasoning Systems: New AI Venture plants seed for Nashville role," presentation by 25-year-old Founder/CEO Tim Estes of Nashville-based Digital Reasoning Systems (DRS) on the launch of the DRS enterprise, and DRS technology's role in the dynamic search and analysis sector. Details here

(Mar. 10) AITP Nashville, Brad Truitt, IT Director, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, details here.

(March 16) Chattanooga Technology Council, 11:30 a.m., Venture Capital Panel. Details here.

* (March 16) Dr. Terry Payne, P.E.: Terry is the Director of Economic Development
at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He coordinates ORNL's economic development activities in support of starting new businesses based on ORNL technologies, helping existing industry solve technical problems that threaten their profitability, and expansion of company operations through the opportunities technology provides. Chattanooga Convention Center, March 16, 11:30AM-1:00PM

(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. 

(March 23-24) SBA business matchmaking event
, Tennessean,
Dec. 18. Nash. Bus. Journal, Dec. 17. NashvillePost.com, Dec. 16.

(April 5)
Leadership Music Digital Summit, Belmont Curb Center, Nashville, details available later this month.

* (April 7) NTC Tech Roundtable, Speaker: Dr. William Stead, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discussing healthcare IT interoperability issues.

(May 5-7) Belmont to host
BlogNashville conference, with Freedom Forum and other support, NashvillePost.com, Jan. 19.

(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

(May 24) Mayor Bill Purcell, Mayor of Nashville, State of Metro Address. Nashville Convention Center. 7 a.m. registration.

(July 12-15) Tenn. Valley Corridor 2005
National Summit, Washington, D.C.

* (Aug. 13-15) 14th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Marriott at Vanderbilt.

(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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