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2005 (No. 52)
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role in financial technology reinforced, as Capital Confirmation
attacts substantial Angel investment in
coordination with Nashville
Capital Network, release March 7.
Bus. Journal, March 7
. NashvillePost.com, March 7
Nashville Technology Council's
search for a successor to President David
Condra has thus far netted more
than two-dozen applicants, and a committee of the
NTC Board of Directors plans to begin candidate
interviews this week, aiming to select NTC's
next CEO by March 31.
7) NTC Tech Roundtable, Dr. William W.
Stead, Assoc. Vice Chancellor - Health
Affairs, Director-Informatics Center, Vanderbilt
University Medical Center, discusses informatics
and HHS commission on healthcare IT
interoperability. Details here.
Show will bring back Ralph Emery and
Country greats via Internet downloads each
week, The City Paper, March 8.
Gaylord's ResortQuest vacation-home
unit wants to transform travel, and
executives recently explained the unit is awaiting
installation of centralized-reservations software.
Earlier, parent Gaylord announced locally it was
selling its FirstResort reservations subsidiary to
Florida-based Instant Software, Dec. 15 release
here. A spokesperson told
NONT that Gaylord was developing the reservations
software inhouse, rather than rely on any vendors,
including Instant Software.
InfoAdvantage trims staff,
aligns 12-year-old firm's staff and
revenue; management says new strategy in
the offing, NashvillePost.com,
financial IT provider, announces 58
layoffs in unit it bought in 2002
from Willis Group, NashhvillePost.com, Feb.
Thos. Conner of MonsterLabs
discusses his interest in motivating
students, and how he reacted to becoming
a millionaire after selling TeleLink, Bowling Green Daily News,
Security at PayMaxx website
questioned by frequent prober; CEO
Fardowsi says talk of flaw overblown. Story
mentions earlier American Healthways and Verus Financial problems,
Updates on Stamps, Ganier
indictments, Tennessean, Feb.
24. Ganier indictment
Former Bulldog IT CEO Ken Perry
faces broad allegations of
misrepresentation in lawsuit brought by Bulldog IT
leaders Cantrell and Gerdes, City Paper, Feb.
Melvin Johnson has TBR Chancellor's nod for
President, Tennessee State
University. The current Provost and
vice chancellor for academic
affairs for Winston Salem State University has
previous involvement in technology for teaching
and learning, in addition to his
business-economics credentials. Bio here. Tennessean, March 7,
p. 1, here. The City
Paper, March 7, here.
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NCN's Sid Chambless connects
entrepreneurs and investors,
hopes local Tech
investment proves to be 'an awakening
a hair over six feet, Sid Chambless would have a
tough time playing center on any pro
basketball team. However, as executive director of
Nashville Capital Network
(NCN), Chambless has in short order assisted other
key players in taking Angel-capital deals to the
basket. The clock started running eighteen
months ago on nonprofit NCN, which matches local
entrepreneurs and investors.
Chambless, 31, says he and
his squad of Owen MBA students and local advisors
"have looked at over 100 companies" since NCN was
unveiled in September 2003, adding, "we've
provided feedback or referrals to most of those."
He says NCN has, to date, had some form of contact
with more than 160 investment-seeking enterprises
now in the NCN database. (Chambless points proudly
to the fact that all four of his interns from the
past year quickly landed jobs in the financial
sector, including three students who remain in the
six proposals that Chambless brought before
NCN-linked Angel investors have won Angel funding:
Capital Confirmation (see
Upfront, this issue), Pathfinder
of the transactions have involved ventures in
which applied technologies have been significant
factors in the enterprises. Additionally, NCN
assisted ProfitPoint in
securing investment by Comdata. All of NCN's
Angel-investment and related announcements
says it will be difficult to sustain that pace in
the year ahead; but, as NCN's credibility and
familiarity within the investment community grow,
NCN activity will grow.
Chambless explains his
hopes: "Nashville's potential involvement in
financing technology ventures could be huge -- it
could eventually prove to be the sleeping giant in
our backyard. We have very capable Angel and
venture-capital investors locally who are
intimately involved in such sectors as health
care, health care services, business services,
financial, biomedical, engineering, publishing and
other fields. They are capable of transferring
their expertise and capital at any time into other
sectors, such as into technologies that enable the
businesses they already know. This diversity is a
real strength. As they learn about the impact of
technologies on sectors in which they're already
active investors, and as they monitor returns on
successful high-growth ventures, including
technology, local investors are comfortable
exploring technology opportunities. I believe
they'll be increasingly willing to invest and
often willing to help mentor the
"However," he quickly adds,
"investors insist that 'cool' technologies are
accompanied with solid business plans that
illustrate exactly how the tech venture will make
money; and, equally important, that the venture is
in the hands of an experienced management team.
Yes, they also need to see real traction in your
business, reflected in recurring revenue and RoI.
These are people who are not afraid of risk, but
they want to manage it, tightly. After all,
they're being asked to enter the picture after the
typical entrepreneur has consumed all the capital
he or she can get from their home equity, their
friends and families, and there's a lot at stake
for everyone. In many ways, these are the hardest
deals to finance. Because of this, NCN spends a
significant portion of our time and resources on
educational and advisory initiatives. NCN Angels
aren't here today, gone tomorrow investors who
swoop-in from elsewhere: these are folks who plan
to live, work and invest here for the balance of
their lives. So, we feel an obligation to give
entrepreneurs our straightest feedback, and to
take to our Angel network only propositions that
emerge from our formal review and advisory
served two years as Vice President-Business
Development for Surfari, Inc., driving their
capital-raising, sales and partnering efforts, and
eventually co-leading Surfari's sale to
Coolsavings.com. Earlier, he served in a business
development role with the Nashville Predators,
during the team's startup phase. The Georgia
native earned his M.B.A. at Owen Graduate School
of Management, Vanderbilt University, in May 2003;
and, earned his Vanderbilt B.A. in American
History in 1996. He is active in The
Tomorrow Fund of
For the third consecutive
year, Chambless will participate in selecting
entrepreneurs who will present during next fall's
Tennessee Valley Venture
Forum, Oct. 6-7
at Knoxville. Earlier this year, NCN announced it
had become a founding member of the nation's new
Angel Capital Association (release here.)
to top Nashville-based BBX
Technologies President Bob
Terry indicated that this week
BBX will make
available its new BBX Secure Shell technology in
ImmuneEngine 8.2, which has been in QA testing and
which Terry says could obviate the need for
anti-virus technologies, as the are currently
known. He wrote Feb. 22, "...Our product,
ImmuneEngine, now has the ability to INTERCEPT 100
percent of user or network administrator
program activity and analyze (authenticate) the
program" before it can execute, then either
allowing or disallowing execution.
Galen Capital Group opens Nashville
office in Burton Hills, Nash. Bus.
Journal, March 7. Release here.
Carrefour Research of Nashville
provides software and services for call
centers, releases new operations
simulation software, CallCenterWorld.com, March 7.
Nashville E-Biz entrepreneur
Gallent tapped as President of Franklin, Ky.-based
GameZnFlix, challenging NetFlix, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Feb. 25, not on web. Release
here. Earlier story re
firm's distribution operation at La Vergne, Oct.
Former VU Technology Company CEO
and Chancellor's Fund Managing Partner
George "Mick" Stadler leaves Nashville to run
Rochest (NY) Institute of Technology's incubator, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Feb.
Kronos buys its Nashville-area
dealer NextTime Inc., Nash Bus. Journal,
ORNL's Computational Sciences and
Engineering Division has developed and is
marketing a case-management system that enables
rural police to share information about criminals
across secure internet connections, ORNL release Feb.
24. System is
of NASA data-management technology and was
approved by TN law enforcement, earlier this year.
Ridge NL-spawned navigational technology enabled
Navigational Sciences, Inc., to gain
entry to major RTI-oriented venture forum at
Pinehurst, NC. NavSci recently moved from
Charleston, SC, to Asheville. Ashville
MS and KY firms with Nashville
presence, U.S. Wireless and Air2Lan
announce merger to pursue broadband-dependent
services, including VoIP, security, release, March
real-estate data provider now willing to
talk about future of business in TN,
Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 9, Feb. 25, not on web. Earlier XCeligent story,
NBJ, Oct. 1, here. Related story, Minn. Star Trib.,
A successful search for VC and
Angel financing can start with
VFinance.com and numerous other resources
via the Web, NY Times, Feb.
back to top BellSouth in no hurry to buy more
traditional customers, focusing on
wireless and broadband, NY Times, Feb. 28.
GENCO Logistics and Production
Technologies expand facilities in La
Vergne, Tennessean, Feb. 28.
First Tennessee's online banking
website ranked No. 1 by Speer & Assocs.
survey, Memphis Bus. Journal, March 7.
Ingram Micro opens its business
network for resale of Vodafone mobile IT products
worldwide, Nash. Bus. Journal, March 7.
Christian Puryear of Crosslin Vaden
is new IT manager, Tennessean, March 6.
executive explains role of Winston-Salem plant in
overall operations, which came after
promises of nearly $270 million in state
local assistance, Feb. 24,
Auctions update, City Paper,
Feb. 28. E-Bay's joy ride, NY Times,
Related, Are you an online auctioneer? You may
need an auctioneer's
license and escrow account, says State of
Tennessee, AuctionBytes, Feb. 25.
NuVox adds Sylantro for VoIP service
offering, and deploys IP Unity for Voicemail and
Messaging, release March 7.
Perle Systems' Serial-to-Ethernet
Terminal Server first with extensive
encryption with support, release
Asurion Managed Wireless
division lands contract with District of
Columbia government, Tennessean, item
March 1, scroll down here.
Poole is now Gresham Smith & Partners
Director-Design Technology in IT Dept.,
Tennessean, 5E, March 6, scroll
parent of Firesign dynamic digital signage
software, announced staff promotions and
additions, Feb. 27, scroll here.
offers private-label webcasting solutions for
resellers, release Feb. 24.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN
Pres/CEO Vicky Gregg addresses Nashville
Business Journal Leadership Event, March 11. No
charge, but advance registration required for
event at Allen Arena, Lipscom Univ. RSVP by phone
(615) 248-2222 or e-mail email@example.com
TN Biotech Assn sets
Visioning conference for March 15-16 at Oak Ridge
NL, site here.
Kisber promotes Life Sciences in
Free Press, Feb. 25.
Related, Business Facilities, June 2004, scroll
Growth of rural-hospital operators
lifts HMS, says EVP Doss, Nash. Bus.
Journal, p. 3, March 4. HMS partners with
Axis Health Care (sub. of Health Care Systems
Inc.) to integrate radiology imaging and
transcription information into HMS Monitor
product, Nash. Bus. Journal, Feb. 24.
Release, Feb. 13.
HHS' Brailer stresses concerns
about HIT standards "adoption gap,"
Healthcare IT News, March 7. AHIMA says most
HIT professionals are ready for EHR, release Feb. 11. AHIMA
study results: findings on ICD-10
implementation practices, here.
Feds will call
for e-prescription pilot-program volunteers next
month, HealthcareIT News, March 7. Proposed HHS rule for
HealthTrust signs deal with
Verizon, Tennessean, March
Health Care Council's Matt Gallivan
discusses Nashville's entrepreneurial
leadership in sector, p. 31, Nash. Bus.
Journal, March 4.
Card' offers ease, opportunity for hospitals, St.
Thomas example, p. 33, Nash. Bus.
Journal, March 4.
Local cardiologist expresses
skepticism about adoption of EMR
standards, systems, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 28,
editorial, The Tennessean,
BCBS TN's Marckel explains
insuror's selection of Webify's Healthcare on
Demand SOBA solution, release March
Health Solutions' Lehman
in web summit,
beginning April 11. Release March 2.
Medstat, with Nashville presence, acquires
Healthcare Payer solutions from
Solucient. Release, Feb. 28.
Medical Center using barcodes to save
lives, City Paper, Feb. 28.
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. appoints former St.
Thomas Hospital VP Douglas D. French to
Accuro's Board of Directors, release Feb.
St. Louis Bus. Journal, Feb. 21.
Coll succeeds Zamojski at AmSurg; former
WebMD/Envoy and Health Data Interchange
exec takes operational reins, NashvillePost.com,
Tennessee and elsewhere, Physicians are beginning
to answer patients' E-mail messages --
and getting paid for it! NY Times,
expecting strong growth, building on $2.2 million
Bus. Journal, March 2.
UT Health Science Center and Oak
Ridge National Lab join to employ
pattern-recognition technologies to
diagnose eye diseases, Memphis Bus. Journal,
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Link to key in-state
resources, here. Also, see previous
State of TN RFP 331.25-002 for Electronic
Transcript Services in support of TN Student
Assistance Corp., to enable students to
assistance options, Dept. of Education, due
March 31. Preproposal conference is March 16.
QUERY: With an
eye toward improving Nashville-area IT
contractors' participation and effectiveness
in pursuing government IT consulting and
procurement contracts, I'm exploring possible
contractor-education activities, including a
program on the State's services-procurement
process. If your organization would be interested
in such educational activities, please write
Milt Capps Communications.
Thanks, also, to those of you who responded to my
previous query on contracting matters. Other
comments are welcomed. (3/8/05)
Nashville state law
enforcer Cawthon among those saying
Internet-driven sales of false IDs for
underage drinkers is a real problem, NY
Times, March 6.
State's new license e-kiosks help
drivers who've lost licenses, City Paper,
to terminate TN Science and Technology Advisory
Council, shifting it into Board for Economic
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,
ATWEC Technologies touts TN General
Assembly's support for Child safety system
for daycare operators,
Economic Development Commis. Kisber in pursuit of
Toyota plant investments for Tennessee,
Times Free Press, Feb. 24.
TennCare smart card be just what the doctor
ordered? Knoxville-based Health Connect
America thinks its technology will remedy
fraud. Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 28.
data to be provided to The Tennessean, after
balking at programming costs, Tennessean,
State reduces stated charge for providing
TennCare data to news organization, Tennessean,
Feb. 24. Deputy Commissioner tells Legislature he'll have TennCare anti-fraud
computer system up by December, NewsChannel5 WTVF,
Regulatory Authority Director Deborah Tate holds
telecom, consumer affairs roles with
National Assn. of Regulatory Utility Commissioners,
Tennessean, March 6, scroll down here.
Nashville's 2-1-1 line is doing a land-office
business, City Paper, Feb. 28.
among Nashville groups seeking increased
congressional funding for U.S.
international affairs programs, Nash. Bus.
Journal, March 2.
of TN RFP 317.03-119 for ERP Consulting,
deadline March 15.
State of TN RFP 331.95-021 for
Early Intervention Data System, due
In wake of ChoicePoint debacle,
Congressman calls database marketing companies lax
in personal security, Washington Post, Feb. 25.
GAO analysis of US-VISIT program
(Accenture), Wash. Post, Feb. 24.
FCC to consider financial value
(and campaign disclosure, thereof) of politicking
via Internet as regulatory concern, March
6, NY Times.
IT shops won a shot at contracts under Federal
Alliant program, GSA site.
Column, p. 13, Nash. Bus. Journal,
to top Chattanooga
Technology Council starting Tech Transfer
among firms "going dark" with respect to outside
investors, Wall St. Journal,
Robotics manufacturer's expansion
plans apparently stymied by spat among
owners in Chattanooga, Times Free Press,
March 8. Today
in Knoxville, Goody's Family Clothing chain
launches e-commerce business, Knox. News
Sentinel, March 8.
American Museum of Science and
Energy at Oak Ridge gains IT companies
financial support: Enterprise Advisory Systems
Inc., Information International Associates Inc. and NCI
Information Systems Inc., Knox. News Sentinel,
State's GIS technology and flyover
imaging enables Shelby County Property
Assessor to perform unprecedented feats,
Commercial Appeal, March 7.
Ridge's Access Systems Inc. still growing IT
consulting practice after 20 years,
OakRidger, Feb. 24.
adults who migrate into Tennessee come for the
jobs, Tennessean, March 1, scroll
Memphis Networx chooses Covaro
Ethernet solutions, release March 7.
Roundup: Summit Medical
docs in E.TN. are online with
wins large web audience; E.TN Tech Council
launches FastTRac series, Bytes column, Knox. News Sentinel,
global business assistance center launched in E.
TN, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 25.
Business owners' views on new trade center, Knox.
News Sentinel, Feb. 16.
Ruby Tuesday's chain, based in
Maryville, gives public its managers'
e-mail addresses, OakRidger, March 1.
Nissan sending back-office jobs to
India, Tennessean, Feb. 24.
India's National Association of Software and
Services Companies, site here.
Wal-Mart CIO discusses
IT, Knox. News Sentinel, Feb. 24.
Unum sales reps given wireless
technology, Feb. 26,
Times Free Press.
Telecom is launching its business-class VoIP
solution suite for business customers over Metro
Net in Memphis, Feb. 23 release.
Toshiba facility in Lebanon,
Tenn., downsizing workforce in face of Digital
inroads against analog TV, Tennessean,
Sequatchie County last
Tennessee county online with E-911, Times
Free Press, March 2.
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Oak Ridge Associated
and Council of Graduate Schools
on links between graduate education and American
Competitiveness, March 9. Speakers include Sen.
Lamar Alexander, Rep. Zack Wamp, Keynote by Carl
Kohrt, Pres/CEO Battelle Memorial Institute,
Library of Congress venue, Washington, D.C.
tweaks industrial program, name, City
Paper, March 4.
participated in Oracle enterprise computing
study; Oracle says Grid
Computing customers achieve 150 percent ROI
savings over five years, release Feb. 28.
Bill Gates says U.S. high schools
are failing the nation, Feb. 27,
Times Free Press.
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
computer, robotics experts may use technologies to
monitor Chattanooga Airport runway
pavement integrity, Chattanoogan.com,
Nashville Academy of Science and
Engineering, a proposed charter school,
will have further hearing March 14 at Metro
Schools, City Paper, Feb. 21.
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Technology archive for business
Epstein of Baker Donelson comments
on end-user license agreements for
technology, TechNewsWorld, Feb. 22.
make identity theft more difficult; locals Kroll,
Vanderbilt, Integrated Biometric, NXG Strategies,
US Payment Services among sources,
Tennessean, March 6. Identity theft
subject of extensive Tennessean
reporting, The Tennessean, March 6.
Major IT systems
integrators, including Accenture, IBM, CGI are
shifting their sales emphases for
government markets, Washington Post, March
Bus. Journal, p. 6, March 4.
VoIP: FCC forbids North
Carolina-based Madison River
17th largest phone company in U.S., from
blocking VoIP users' access to ports that access
Internet, forfeits $15,000, admits no wrong-doing,
and agrees not to question FCC authority in this
matter. AP via Tennessean, 2E, March 4, not on
web. The Register version here. Consent decree here. VoIP
services accelerating as consumers view
land-lines, cell and VoIP as complementary, San
Jose Mercury News, March 7.
Some musicians and artists insist
they are not opposed to peer-to-peer
downloading, Washington Post,
Downloading will accelerate
as next-gen users come of age, Wash. Post,
Feb. 28.Cynthia Webb on music-download craze,
Music labels negotiating price increases for
downloads, MSNBC (FT), Feb. 28.
case heightens interest in surveillance
cameras, NY Times, Feb. 24.
Intel evolving into platform
provider, aims to emulate Centrino,
InformationWeek, March 7.
Life of Norbert Weiner, founder of
cybernetics, examined in "Dark Hero of the
Information Age," NY Times, March
1. There will be no "next
Einstein," NY Times, March 1.
Jef Raskin, inventor of Apple McIntosh, is dead,
NY Times, Feb. 28.
Paper report outlines State worker-training
assistance programs, City Paper,
application: Difficulty of measuring height and
shifting location of Mt. Everest and
other Himalayan peaks shows difficulty of
deploying technology in the natural world.
Background here. GPS measurements taken
in 1999 revealed Mt. Everest 7 feet taller than
when measured in 1975, and indicate geologic
thrust-fault system is shoving India under China
and Nepal, and causing Mt. Everest to slide
about 2 inches per year. More on the 1999
measurement effort here.
Chinese will re-measure Everest this May,
human-profiling services offer to create business
contact information in response to query,
Washington Post, Feb. 24.
Online marketing toward
teens, NY Times, Feb. 28.
ads embedded in online news discomfort some
journalists, raise host of questions, NY
Times, Feb. 24.
Area venture could signal explosion of
Podcasting, NY Times, Feb. 25.
Independent Media Center site here.
Protects USA gaining notice in
criticizing Homeland Security contractors, site
here. Acronym stands for People for
Responsible Outsourcing to End
Excessive Costs to Stakeholders. Protesters were
ejected recently from Knoxville event featuring
Garrett Graff (FishBowlDC.com) is
first blog journalist to gain daily access to
White House press briefing, Tennessean,
4A, March 7, not on web. Related:
Will bloggers be entailed to protections and
privileges accorded traditional journalists? NY
Times, March 7.
Craigslist founder Newmark is
pushing "nerd values" and "citizen
journalism," San Jose Mercury News, March 7.
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(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.
(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
* (March 17) Infragard-MidTN
Chapter meeting with presenter Michael Galo of
Northpoint, discussing risk assessment
and vulnerabilities. Presentation starts 2:30
p.m., Belmont University. For information, write
Brad Lide here.
(March 17) – MTSU Emerging
Technology in Manufacturing event.
Contact: Dr. Charles Perry,
Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence, Inst.
Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies,
College of Basic and Applied Sciences.
22-23) TN GIS Council annual meeting,
Franklin Cool Springs Marriott, details
State GIS services portal here.
23) E. TN Tech. Council, Next
briefing by NGMTI Tech Director Richard Neal.
For program details write here.
(March 23-24) SBA business
matchmaking event, Tennessean, Dec. 18.
Nash. Bus. Journal, Dec. 17.
NashvillePost.com, Dec. 16.
(March 29) Women in Technology Tennessee
(WiTT), David Morris, Global IT
Operations Director, Willis Group Holdings,
details write here. 11:30
a.m., Willis Corroon Center.
Music Digital Summit, Belmont Curb
7) NTC Tech Roundtable, Speaker: Dr. William
Stead, Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
discussing healthcare IT
interoperability issues. Details TBA,
* (April 12) Angelbeat
Security, Wireless, Collaboration, VoIP
conference, Willis Conference Center, 26
Century Blvd, Nashville, 7:30 - 3:00, April 12;
Fogelman Conference Center, University of Memphis,
7:30 - 3:00, April 13 here.
Write for info, here.
5-7) Belmont to host BlogNashville conference, with Freedom Forum and
other support, NashvillePost.com,
(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 Brooktrout,
CapGemini, Tacit Networks, J.P. Morgan.
Registration, sponsorship, exhibit and related
details are forthcoming. Info, write
(May 23-24) National High Performance Computing
Technology conference, Knoxville.
(May 24) Mayor Bill
Purcell, Mayor of Nashville, State of Metro
Address. Nashville Convention Center. 7
Tenn. Valley Corridor 2005
Summit, Washington, D.C.
(Aug. 13-15) 14th IEEE
International Workshop on Robot and Human
Interactive Communication, Marriott at Vanderbilt.
(Aug. 24) – NTC-ISSA InfoSec
Nashville 2005 information-security
conference will be Wednesday August 24, with
information-security training Aug. 22, 23, 25, 26.
For further information, write firstname.lastname@example.org