Thursday, March 31,
2005 (No. 53)
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Nashville Technology Council
April 1, 2005
W. Stead, M.D.
and Biomedical Informatics
Director - Informatics Center
and Spin are dying. Now: Transparency in
back to top Nashville Technology
taps ConduIT Chairman Ray
to succeed David Condra as NTC President,
April 1. NTC release, March 18.
Coverage: NashvillePost.com, March 18.
Nash. Bus. Journal, March 18.
The Tennessean, March 19.
The City Paper, March 21.
Earlier interview with Capp re his ventures,
Tennessean, Aug. 2004.
Condra retirement announcement, release here
and Condra Q&A (Nov. 2003) here.
Development Corporation hired
(Wash., DC) to develop an Innovation Road Map
(economic-development strategy) for Tennessee, led
by Dan Marcum, TTDC Chairman and President of
Related coverage, NashvillePost.com, March 11.
Memphis Bus. Journal, March 10.
Marcum also represents TTDC on the Board of
Nashville-based Cumberland Emerging Technologies,
and prior to forming Marcum Capital he headed
Micro Craft Inc., a Tennessee aerospace firm.
HealthStream acquires Data
Management and Research,
March 29. Stock gains on news of Data Management &
Research acquisition, Tennessean, 3E, March 30. Coverage in The City
Paper, March 30. NashvillePost.com, March 29. Nash. Bus.
Journal, March 29.
PodCastAlley.com becomes podcasting
watering-hole, City Paper, March 23.
Summit convenes April 5 at Belmont
University, under aegis of Leadership
Music, City Paper, March 22.
Nashville's "hip" Jackson's bistro near VU gets
Napster To Go Cafe Tour on April 4.
Napster release, March
8. LA Bus. Journal, March
8. Earlier Napster
agreement with Vanderbilt, Aug. 04. Nashville
Songwriters joined Tuesday's rally on Supreme
Court steps, City Paper, March 29; Tennessean, March 30. Supremes express concern about stifling
innovation, SJ Mercury News, March
Tuesday's presentations could bring broad
consequences by July, Wash. Post, March
29. Some artists
embrace file-sharing, Wash. Post, March
15. Court action
will define terms of debate, NY Times, March
28. Oral arguments March
29 before Supreme Court, Tennessean, March
21. Indie artists worried, Washington Post,
worry, NY Times, March
17. Meanwhile, Starbucks
and HP may launch Hear Music Coffeehouse chain, CNet, March
Snappy Auctions Founder
Debbie Gordon required to become an
auctioneer, CNet News, March 30;
NashvillePost.com, March 30.
Nashville's new charitable-giving site,
GivingMatters.com, is second in nation, helps donors monitor
nonprofits' efforts, resources, Tennessean,
March 28. Civic
leader Nelson Andrews encourages local donors to
Tennessean, March 30. Also:
MUSIC CITY is onboard for Neighborwork.com
Kids educational software hit with bankruptcy
lawsuit pressed by Fred Goad (Voyent
Partners) and others, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 3,
domain name is subject of arbitration
between locals NovaCopy Inc. and MBM Corp.
(MBMDirect.com), Nash. Bus. Journal, March 25, p.
4, not on web.
18) NTC Nashville Technology Innovation
Conference. Unprecedented NTC event will
be at BellSouth Auditorium. Confirmed speakers
include senior execs from Pathfinder Therapeutics,
Brooktrout, EDS, Tacit Networks, J.P. Morgan
Partners. Registration, sponsorship, exhibit and
related details are forthcoming. For info, write
(April 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.
Bush signatures on Cray computer at ORNL
could fetch good price on e-Bay, Knox.
News Sentinel, March
back to top
CORE BTS team of Jensen and
Quillin rely on experience in
infrastructure, communications, systems
Joel Jensen and Mike Quillin, CORE Business Technology Solutions'
in Nashville, quickly admit that
achieving "trusted advisor" status in a
marketplace like Nashville requires not only
expertise, but also patience and a willingness to
look beyond opportunities to sell quickly whatever
"solution" an often desperate customer seems ready
believe that's why most CORE BTS business in
middle Tennessee is a result of referrals from
such customers as Spheris,
American Color, CHD Meridian, Gideons
International, Dialogic Communications, Bass
Berry & Sims,
Imperial Group and MedSolutions.
Although the firm
adopted its current brand less than two years ago,
CORE's 10-year advance has been steady,
and the Indianapolis-based
company now has $60 million in revenues, and a
pool of 170 IT professionals. Standout elements of the CORE BTS portfolio
Infrastructure; True Life-Cycle
Services; Compliance of IT Systems and
driving CORE growth? Jensen explains: "Given
mandates like HIPAA compliance, plus security
threats and the need to
migrate toward newer technologies, like Voice over
IP and converged network solutions, there's a lot
of pressure out there to deliver effective
solutions -- and there's a lot of business pain
awaiting those who don't. On top of that,
the pace of change is incredible. Half our
assignments today center around technologies and
services that either didn't exist or were in
absolute infancy when we established our Nashville office six years
ago. People are looking for bench strength. In
fact, bigger clients tend to
bring us in when their inhouse staffs are
maxed-out and they need help with
Small and medium-sized customers bring us in to be
their IT partner, for access to our
people and to a knowledge base that rivals
the very biggest firms."
Mike Quillin says, "So, overall, when we're
invited to discuss a customer's requirements, we
know that if we don't actually
get down to discussing honestly and thoroughly the
underlying issues, the solution will probably be only a band-aid, and performance
will only deteriorate further, no matter what
architectural or hardware
solutions are proposed. So, we don't consciously
get into that business. Meanwhile, here in
Nashville our work has grown
25 to 50 percent annually the past six years,
without a single layoff. That
stability means that people we recruited
with deep experience have stuck with us."
Quillin, who modestly
notes he earned every one of his
business-development scars during the "Great
Depression" following the
Dot.com burst, says that CORE BTS managed to grow
even in the worst of times, largely thanks to the
so-called "little guys" who fought to survive
during the downtown. "That why, today, we value that part of the market,
and don't spend all our time chasing the 'gravy'
and 'big-game' accounts."
Jensen, a 43-year-old, University of
Iowa-educated engineer, has nearly 20 years
experience in IT services, including an earlier stint with Xerox
Connect in Nashville, where he was managing
principal for Network Solutions; and, a dozen
years with EDS, handling Infrastructure
Development at Saturn, and engineering new
technologies into GM's
flagship Cadillac plant at Detroit. Jensen is
named in nine EDS patents in the client
server and infrastructure
architecture areas. Quillin, 47, a U. of Indiana
grad, has worked side-by-side with Jensen for many of the past fifteen
years, and his career prior to CORE BTS includes
Xerox Connect, The Future Now,
Savin, Lee Data and
is a Tech
Titan sponsor of
Nashville Technology Council. CORE BTS is hiring
in Nashville and in other
cities. For details, visit
to top (April 13) Venture Capitalist at
Owen GSM, Vanderbilt: Wed., April 13 at
5:30 p.m. Clint Bybee from ARCH
Venture Partners, a venture capital firm,
will discuss “What’s Hot, and What’s Not.”
This will be in Averbuch auditorium. No registration or fee
Man about Forest? Chambless
of Nashville Capital
The City Paper, March 30.
Fund invests venture capital
in Knoxville's Eonstreams,
Inc., a leading provider of streaming-media solutions, release March
Bondware Inc. Founder Tim
Choate announced appointment of Jeff
Johnson, former VP-IT operations with
InfoAdvantage, to lead the company's
Bondware division. March 31 release here. The Bondware
product, centered around a database-driven, membership-based website business
model, has evolved to v3.0. An August 2004 Spotlight provides background on Choate and his three primary
online communities. Due to business expansion,
Bondware Inc. recently relocated to 531 Metroplex
Dr., Suite 115-A (37211).
Spheris, of Franklin, Tenn., said
it has purchased Avicis Inc., formerly
known as HealthScribe Inc., Sterling, Va. Both companies provide
medical transcription and outsourcing services.
With the acquisition, Spheris expects to offer around-the-clock
service. Release, here.
(further) Capital Confirmation
funding includes Nashville Capital Network
Angels, City Paper, March 9.
Caroteck IT services firm
announces offices in Nashville,
Knoxville, March 21.
Sitening, an IT/e-Comm firm here,
is profiled, City Paper, March 9.
Technology companies said to choose
quick sale vs. waiting for IPO; Aruba
Networks bucks trend by declining Cisco interest, NY Times, March 28.
Hubbard of Harpeth Capital column
on corporate valuation, Nash. Bus.
Journal, p. 26, March 11.
Dell making more money installing,
servicing computers, Austin American
Statesman, March 21.
Glenn Zahn, president of Staff I.T.
information-technology staffing firm says
absence of state personal income tax and low cost of living are key
to healthy tech-sector business climate. Business
Tennessee, p. 24, March 2005, 1st Annual CEO Survey issue
of BusinessTN, not on web.
Nashville presence of Jackson,
Miss.-based Third Day IT
Consulting expands with appoint of
Charles Cooper as consulting director and partner,
Tennessean, 5E, March 27.
Butler Networks' Skypipe rolls out
wireless Web service from West End tower,
Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 3, March
Local book-maker BindTech Inc.
employs RFID, Nash.
Bus. Journal, p. 5., March 25, not on web.
SunGard, parent of
Inflow, accepts buyout offer of nearly $11
28, NY Times, March
29. Earlier, NY Times, March
link to SunGard noted, NashvillePost.com, March
6) "Should I take my company public?"
seminar, with representatives of Avondale
Partners, Bass Berry &
Sims, Bowne of Nashville, Burgundy Group,
Corporate Communications, Ernst & Young,
BusinessTN Magazine, NashvillePost.com,
back to top
Global IS officer for Willis, was named
Information Security Executive of the
during the ISE
Executive Forum and Award Gala at Atlanta, March
Nashville, Michael A. Galo has been appointed
Regional Vice President, Northpoint
Software and Services LLC.
Galo was previously
with NextTime (now Kronos), and prior to that with
Inacom computer reseller and earlier with
Nashville-based W.A.R.N. and MIR3 partner to
provide Cleveland, Ohio, automated
emergency notification system,
release March 22.
of Byron Smith, Asurion's EVP/CMO, City
Paper, March 23.
Asurion Managed Wireless brings
Kersten aboard as vp-government programs;
Smith Seckman Reid adds Swayze as
director-IT; Vanderbilt Nursing's
Ozbolt named head of medical Informatics group,
City Paper, March 23. March 30 edition IT
items include TN Soc. of Professional
Engineers, Nash. State. Comm. College Comp.
Zycron Founder Darrell Freeman's
foundation supports local charitable
organization, TN Tribune,
p. 1, March 10-16.
Nashville's National Association of State
Boards of Accountancy approves more than 700 SkillSoft courses
for continuing ed., and SkillSoft claim edge
over competitors, release March 24.
Matchmaking event helpful, according to Duthie
Associates Founder Bob Duthie,
Tennessean, March 25.
Mark Dean, son of a TVA tinkerer, holds 3 of IBM's
9 patents for the PC, is a UT and
Stanford alum who runs IBM's Almaden research
facility, San Jose Mercury News, March 20.
He also promotes African-Americans' interest in science, here.
Holland of CentrePoint profiled, p. 13,
Nash. Bus. Journal, March 11.
Earlier Spotlight profile, Nov. 2004.
of M. Lee Smith discuss newsletter and electronic
publishing, Tennessean, March 13.
FedEx exec Walls succeeds Spacek at Nashville
Management Group's Memphis office,
NashvillePost.com, March 9.
LLP signs to resell PayMaxx payroll
technology, Nash. Bus. Journal,
NashvillePost.com, March 10.
on David Joiner's SAIL educational foundation for
athletes, March 16,
Nashville City Paper. David Joiner's SAIL Foundation helps athletes hit
the books for college, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 6,
March 11, not on web.
Austin is safety/risk management specialist for
PureSafety, overseeing content
development, and supporting sales and customer
relations. Tennessean, 5E, March 13.
Gary Shane Austin joins PureSafety as Risk Management Specialist, release
of Nashville-based Link Services extols virtues of
release March 18.
Related PC magazine scorecard here.
Schweibe owner sells firm to become CEO of
Tennessean, March 12. Carl
Dury named director-computer services at Nashville
State Community College, March 27, 5E,
had previously served 13 years with Collegis,
which a year ago became a unit of SunGard.
wins Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy
Leadership award, Tennessean, 5E,
LiveVault to TN Hotel and Lodging
release March 28.
American Technology Group
adds Connected Corporation
Horizon/Tennessee group adopts Verity Ultraseek
search for intellectual capital
management, release March 22. Strategic deals, including TN Board
of Regents, propel Oracle, release
Oracle 10g among Technology picks of 2004 by InfoWorld and eWeek,
release Jan. 25.
back to top (May 5) Natl. Healthcare IT Summit,
Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Speakers include
Dr. David Brailer. Details here.
Nashville General Hospital goes with
HealthIT World, Jan. 10.
shared eMAR and Barcoding lessons-learned with
March 9. HCA's CIO Noel
Williams exercised stock options, Nash.
Bus. Journal, March 24. HCA
Chairman Jack Bovender accepts
Chairmanship of Chamber's Partnership 2010, Tennessean,
Bus. Journal, March
NewQuest recapitalization may be
one step on road to growth that attracts
institutional investors and launches IPO,
p. 3, Nash. Bus. Journal, March 25, not on
web. Related, The City Paper,
March 21. Also: Nash. Bus. Journal, March 9.
Brentwood Capital Advisors
and NewQuest, Tennessean, March 9.
City Paper, March 9.
NashvillePost.com, March 8. Related: HealthSpring (sub of NewQuest)
hires Fortner for national brand and market
development, p. 3, Nash. Bus. Journal, March 25,
not on web. Profile
of Brentwood Capital Advisors, The City Paper,
E-mail communication being tested at
Vanderbilt, elsewhere, Tennessean,
Online consultation should not replace checkups,
Times Free Press, March 9.
Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, other valley
areas very attractive for Life Sciences
Knoxville News Sentinel, March 31.
Memphis Bus. Journal, March 30.
Daily Mississippian, March 22.
Release about undertaking study, Nov. 04. Study
apparently not yet available online.
Atiba Software announced website launch for Baptist Health
SeniorMetrix provides modeling for SNF
management, MarketWire, March 23.
Smith key player in creating high-tech hospital in
Broward County, So. Fla. Bus. Journal, March
on advantages enjoyed by digitally advanced
wins Frost & Sullivan competitive leadership
award for marketing strategies, City
Paper, p. 9, March 22, not on web. Release
Nixon outlines Vanderbilt's effort to influence TN
General Assembly on TennCare and other
issues, Register March 7. WebMD's Parmele leaves for
Valocity.com valuation solutions role in
Memphis, release March 15.
suggests persistent error problems in some pharma
physician order entry systems, Wash.
Post, March 22.
Hillary Clinton to reintroduce legislation
spurring healthcare IT progress,
HealthcareIT News, March 25.
Business Week March 28. Brailer interview. Update
on NAHIT interoperability effort, HealthIT,
back to top
Link to key in-state
resources, here. Also, see previous
The State OIR's Information
Technology Professional Services (ITPRO)
Contract (currently ITPRO.03) is the
mechanism by which the State procures IT services
and staffing through a competitive,
multiple-source of supply approach. When
firms won ITPRO roles (Ciber Inc., KBM
Enterprises, TEKsystems). The third and final year
of ITPRO.03 ends Feb. 28, 2006. Thus, during the
July-August 2005 period OIR will probably seek to
identify the next group of ITPRO participants,
with three to five firms thought likely
to win roles. OIR Procurement and Contract
Management has stated its
objective of "re-awarding ITPRO contracts on economic
terms more favorable to the State." (Vendors must
be in the State's Service Provider Registry
System; form previously in use, here.)
NEW - TDOT 511 Travel
Information Service with interactive voice
response system, and database for Fall 2005
roll-out is sought through RFP 403.85-001 and due May 9.
Extended - Late
yesterday by e-mail, a 4th RFP Amendment provided
a new April 8, 2005, due date for
proposals for the TN Dept. of Education's
Electronic Transcript Services RFP
331.25-002. The 4th
Amendment may or may not be posted to the web when
you read this. RFP coordinator: email@example.com (615) 532-8539.
Stacey Campbell launches personal
comment on legislative affairs,
NashvillePost.com, March 16. Tennessean, March 30. Tennessean
editorial cautions Campbell on civility, as well
as candor, March 31. Curmudgeon
Frank Cagle opines that traditional media have
lost ground to bloggers, others, MetroPulse,
Operations Analysis Director Taube is on
FedEx volunteer team reviewing Tennessee
drivers-license processes, Tennessean, March
24. Governor using FedEx
on license quandary, WSMV Ch 4 NBC, March
license work for Bredesen, Times Free
Press, March 23.
AP via Tennessean, March 22.
Speedier TN license service
goal of FedEx team, AP via Tennessean, March 22.
Chattanoogan.com, March 18: Fedex and State license plate
project proceeds with Knoxville visit.
Nashville telecommuter Huckaby owes
New York entire amount in tax dispute with
NashvillePost.com, March 29. Tennessean, 1E, March 30. NY Times, March 30. Earlier coverage in NONT, Feb.
Paper, March 30.
Meeting in Nashville
yesterday, Aeronautics Industries warn
NASA to have
Shuttle agenda, or
lose talent, release March 30.
Legislation would require carbuyers
to be notified if their vehicle contains a "black
box," monitoring speed, systems' operations, etc., AP via
Tennessean, March 26.
combat contraband cell phones among prisoners,
exploring technologies to pinpoint phone
RFP round in limbo and citing "complexities" of
technology, Rep. Briley seeks give TN Board of
Probation and Parole til
June 30 to proceed with piloting GPS tracking for
1,500 sex offenders in TN, AP via Tennessean,
March 21, not on web.
New TennCare CIO Brent Antony joins from
Sapient Corp., Cambridge, Mass., Nash. Bus. Journal,
Metro Taxes: Metro Government
Trustee Charlie Caldwell explains that Metro is
excited about implementing
Manatron Property Tax
Solution, release March
11. Related story, City
Metro Government adds surveillance
cameras, Tennessean, March 14. Scene
editorial vs Serpas surveillance cameras,
Nashville Scene, Mar. 23.
Tennessean editorial, March 16.
Surveillance RFP bid
are due today, here.
fighting streamlined sales tax in TN,
Nash. Bus. Journal,
Using Internet, Tennessee
government making strides in opening records and
proceedings, Kingsport Times News,
13. Freedom of Information
Act of 1966 has evolved as technology has changed,
Appeal, March 15.
Administration IT advisory group criticizes
inadequate Federal spending on
cybersecurity research, NY Times,
procurement technique illuminated in case of
Future Combat System, with its critical
Washington Post, March 15.
Related, New York Times, March 28.
Ridge technology could provide secure links among
law enforcement agencies, leveraging ORNL
used by NASA, WVLT 5 Knox., March 22.
Dept. of Education says it lacks technology to
track truancy, Times Free Press,
blogger Glenn Reynolds Instapundit stirs up
Politics Online conference,
following FEC Chairman
Scott Thomas. Thomas' remarks here.
Knox County computer misuse,
Casewalker.com site, Column, Knox. News
Sentinel, March 26.
Tennessee eighth in nation using
e-filing for IRS payments, Knox.
News Sentinel, March
awards Identix fingerprinting contract,
release March 23.
improved GIS service is nearing full
deployment, City Paper, March
found for Ganier trial, Tennessean,
March 24. Ganier trial date delayed til May or
later, Tennessean, March
FEC may limit internet
politicking, Wash. Post, March 24.
to top TVA is implementing Informatic
powersystem platform, according to
software company, release March
9. TVA adopts
Enercom online Energy Depot energy
information product, release March
offers paperless deposits from your office in
Knoxville area, Knox. News Sentinel,
Knoxville's Online Development
partners with ILS Technology for
manufacturing connectivity solutions, March
Regal Entertainment Group deploying
software to hundreds of theaters, Knox.
News Sentinel, March
Archive Article ID: 417054308. Related
items, Feb. 22 here.
Chattanooga Project seeks to
attract and retain talented young
workers, Times Free Press, March
candidate Coulter sees education and tech
jobs as key to Chattanooga tech economy, March
25, Times Free
Protomet firm spawned from
Tech2020 stays in Oak Ridge area, Knox.
News Sentinel, March 18.
Japanese representatives visit to
learn from Oak Ridge about sharing scientific and
technical information; visit hosted by IT firm Information
International Assocs., Oak Ridger, March 9.
Memphis' Remote Backup Systems
sunsets hosting service, relies on partner
Rackspace Managed Hosting, release
Interactive Solutions (Memphis)
found that business community rallied
around the company after it was nearly
killed by an employee's fraud, Commercial
Appeal, March 21.
Smart Furniture unveils new
e-commerce site, here.
SmartDM parent Acxiom competes with
InfoUSA for Digital Impact acquisition,
Bloomberg via NYTx, March 26.
AIMS Logistics of Colliersville
adopts data-capture solution from Top
Image Systems (Tel Aviv), release March 16.
Oak Ridge Micro-Energy develops
thin-film power source, Oak Ridger, March 15.
CTI - Siemens deal has $30 million
backout provision, Knox. News Sentinel,
March 26. Billion-dollar CTI
Molecular deal with Siemens moving ahead,
Knox. News Sentinel, March 22. CTI Molecular Imaging
to Siebels was expected, but sudden, Knox. News
Sentinel, March 19. Chronology here. Siebels buys CTI, March 18.
Overhill District at Etowah will
use GIS technology to create online atlas
for cultural tourism; could be expanded for statewide use, Times Free
Press, March 29.
Memphis' WKNO Channel 10 (PBS) expands
High-Definition service to 24 hours/day,
Memphis Bus. Journal, March 28.
Springfield's eMax Holdings appoints new
director to Board, release March 17. Nash. Bus. Journal,
Oak Ridge spin-off now substantial
homeland-security technology company
RAMSAFE, Atlanta Bus. Journal, March
Memphis Commercial Appeal adopts
AdPay technology, March 22 release.
Chattanooga's Barcom Inc. sees 20
percent growth this year flowing from RFID
interest, Times Free Press, March 26.
Chattanooga firm will resell rugged
Swedish computers, Chattanoogan.com, March 24.
Tennessee joins National Animal ID
System, Times Free Press, March 29. RFID for livestock
gains ground in East Tennessee, Knox. News
Sentinel, March 23.
New alliance reviews VoIP security
issues, CNet, March 28. Louisville's U.S.
Wireless online launches VoIP platform, March
back to top Proposed
Nashville Academy of Science and
Engineering will go on appeal
before State Board of Education April 1 for latest yea or nay, Tennessean,
15. The City Paper,
School of Engineering professor introduces K-12
kids in robotics through interactive video
VUSE article, March
5, 6 p.m.) Smithsonian Secretary Lawrence Small speaks of
"reimagining" the Smithsonian Institution
and its museums, VU release March 28. Related
resource. VU Blair School of Music. Chancellor's
Jaguar, Phoenix and Ranier
supercomputers are materializing at Oak Ridge as
Cray partnership accelerates,
Knox. News Sentinel, March
29. Cray computers
for Oak Ridge National Lab due by year's
end, Knox. News Sentinel, March
Shift: Supercomputing advances threatened
by budget cuts, InformationWeek, March
Engineering School Dean
led Tennessee Engineering deans during
Washington, D.C., advocacy of engineering research and education,
Vanderbilt's Federal-grants experts
fear Bush Administration cuts will further erode
research at Vanderbilt and across nation,
Register, March 7.
Cisco's Chambers and VC Doerr warn
that U.S. could lose technology edge, due
in part to disinvestment in research and development,
InternetNews, March 8.
manufacturing conference highlighted RFID and
other technologies, likely to become an annual
March 18. Dr. Perry's occupancy
of Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence now
18 in Tennessean and
22 in Nash. Bus. Journal.
City Paper, March
Ciber Enterprise Solutions hired
by No. Ky. University for SAP
implementation, release March
F. Dyer, president and chief executive officer of
Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, was presented the 2005
Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering on March 11 at the School of
Egineering’s Annual Leadership Dinner.
ORNL's Parr joins Biosphere
Fastest Geek competition highlights
E-Week at VU School of Engineering,
UT-Knoxville seeks stronger
faculty, brighter students and more UT-ORNL
spinoff, Knox. News Sentinel, March
Institute gives U. Memphis
faculty research grants, Memphis Bus.
Journal, March 15. Research and Innovation Funds at Fedex fund
interactive information kiosk; nanosensors for use
in patient care and security against bioterrorism;
drug delivery for bone repair; and research in
RFID, Memphis Bus. Journal, March 4.
Oak Ridge's quest for science and
computing leaders, Metro Pulse, March 24.
Vanderbilt medical collaboration
underscores new collaborative technique for
accelerating biomedical research, San Jose Mercury
News, March 23.
Budget cuts could hurt
career-technical education in Tennessee, including
IT courses, City Paper, March 28.
Shelby County schools
superintendent wins national K-12 Technology
leadership award, Commercial Appeal,
Williams County policy changes
reflect success in introducing K-12 students to
technology, well before high
school, Tennessean, March 20.
coaches are in Williamson County Schools
budget, Tennessean, March 15.
Corporations' donations ensure
excellence at Oak Ridge High School, Business Tennessee, p. 14,
Ready to Learn
Television grantsmanship round opens,
with proposals due May 13, 2005. Nashville Public Television
exploring partnering with Corp. for Public
Broadcasting to pursue RTL
to top Search the News of Nashville
Technology archive for business
Webinar: Delivering Software
as a Service (SaaS), Sandhill, April 7,
qualify for Inc. magazine's 2005 Inc. 500
List? Apply here before May 1, 2005.
Business Journal issues annual Tech
supplement, cosponsored by Nashville Technology
Council. For more info,
write Glenn Smith.
TECH MEDIA UPDATE:
Reporters/Editors with The
Tennessean for IT/Nanotech - Deputy Bus.
Editor Randy McClain;
Healthcare IT and
Biotechnology - Todd Pack;
Manufacturing - Bush Bernard;
VC/Angel finance - Getahn Ward.
Reporters/Editor for The
City Paper for Tech/Manufacturing - Don Mooradian; for
Health Care, Barry Owens;
for Music, Retail,
Hospitality, Restaurants - Chris Lewis.
Reporters/Editor for Nashville Business
Journal for IT, Healthcare IT,
Biotech and Nanotech - Roy Moore; Manufacturing -
VC/Angel investment - Philip Nannie
(Editor DeLombaerde notes that on investment
stories, good to copy relevant beat
Reporter/Editors for NashvillePost.com and
BusinessTN magazine: Alexei Smirnov,
The Tennessean's online
audience: A "Media Audit" report
by International Demographics
(Houston/New York) is
offered as back-up for The Tennessean's online
assertion that Tennessean.com is "Middle
Tennessee's #1 Online News Source." According to
Media Audit Vice President Sandy Wickman yesterday,
Media Audit results were based on 700 completed
telephone interviews of
Nashvillians age 18 or older, conducted Aug.
17-Sept. 30 2004. The
survey effort gauged local consumer behavior, and
print and broadcast media audiences, as well as Web
attendance. Wickman said all sites in the
Nashville market were
included in the online results. Tennessean Online
Editor Lisa Green explained yesterday that results provided to
The Tennessean, which Wickman says is an
International Demographics customer, showed
Tennessean.com being visited by 29.2% of
adults in the market during the month prior to the interviews,
versus NewsChannel5.com's reported
16.4% second-place online ranking. Wickman says
NewsChannel5 is not a Media Audit customer. While
Wickman says only
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other Nashville data from the Media
Audit survey are available via the web.
Magazine named Nashville
hot spot for corporate
relocation, but city
didn't make EM's listing of cities with highest
quality of life, March 17, NashvillePost.com.
Quality of life
for technology workers has become a public
discussion; no longer "90 hours a week
and loving it", Seattle Times,
recording-tape business gets reprise,
20, 1E. Sidebar comparing
manufacturing in Tennessee's auto sector seeks to
introduce process as business strategy,
Tennessee, p. 41,
CIBER now has
CIBERSites in Tampa and Oklahoma City to develop
talent pool for IT work, release
firms and users like Condra, Choate, Ewing are
heavy into iPod, Tennessean, March
Comparing PDAs, City Paper, March
28. Technology for
the disabled, City Paper, March
tax-preparation software is roiling the accounting
industry, Tennessean, March
Taylor speaks at TSU, addressing growth
of online recruitment, City Paper, March
column, Dan Ploger, p. 39, March
25, Nash. Bus. Journal.
Group's white paper on
Business Processes, CXOs and related matters:
"Addressing the Problem, the Cause,
the Solution." This marketing white paper
introduces Northpoint software that is designed to help management
identify ways to improve enterprise resilience, as
well as, among other things, the performance of business
process, themselves. The paper reports starkly
and at one point comically on ways that even
the most senior management actually ignores and
'works around' business processes. Getting the paper
requires a free registration and you have to
scroll down and find it on the homepage, here.
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* (March 31) Technology Expo
Advancing Multi-market Solutions (TEAMS)
concludes at Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Music Digital Summit, Belmont
Curb Center, Nashville.
7) NTC Tech Roundtable, Speaker: Dr. William
Stead, Vanderbilt University Medical
Center, discussing healthcare IT
interoperability issues. Details TBA,
* (April 7) The Latest in Physician
Alignment & Joint Venture Strategies for
Nashville Marriott at VU.
Panelists included Gary Brukardt - Renal Care
Group; Lucy Carter - HORNE LLP; John Deane –
Southwind Health Partners; Louis Joseph –
HCA; Lynn Massingale – Team Health; and Jim Pope -
American Healthways. Moderator: Dr. Harry Jacobson
– Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 7:30 a.m.
- 10 a.m. Details here
(April 12-13) 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.
* (April 13) Venture Capitalist
program at Owen GSM,
April 13 at 5:30 p.m. Clint Bybee
from ARCH Venture
Partners, a venture capital firm, will discuss
“What’s Hot, and What’s Not.” Averbuch
auditorium. No registration or fee required.
* (April 14) Wireless Security
Conference, with Nate Walker,
Director-Marketing, Meru Technologies,
sponsored by Nashville State Community
College and CSG Corp. Nashville State Community
College, 1 p.m. For details write here
* (April 27) East TN Tech Council,
11:30 a.m., Panel: Mergers &
Acquisitions, with founders of East TN
companies: Dr. Barry Goss – Founder and President,
Pro2Serve Professional Project Services, Inc.; Dr.
Michael Paulus – Founder of ImTek; John Morris –
Founder of NetLearning. For info, (865)
* (May 5) NTC Tech Roundtable
with Passport Health CEO Jim
Lackey; Dealerskins.com CEO Gabriel Krajicek;
Magazines.com CEO Jay Clarke. Registration will be
available soon via NTC
* (May 5) Natl. Healthcare IT
Summit, Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Speakers include
Dr. David Brailer. Details here
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 senior execs
from Pathfinder Therapeutics, Brooktrout,
EDS, Tacit Networks, J.P. Morgan Partners.
Registration, sponsorship, exhibit and related
details are forthcoming. Info, write
(May 18) Eric Mathews, Assoc. Dir.-Bus.
Development, FedEx Institute of
Technology and Assoc. Dir. of the Institute for
Intelligent Systems. Chatta. Convention Cntr.
11:30 a.m. Details here.
(May 23-25) National High Performance Computing
Conference, Pellissippi State High
Performance Computing Regional Center in
conjunction with the National Center of Excellence
for HPC Technology and the National Science
Foundation. Details here.
(May 24) Mayor Bill Purcell, Mayor
of Nashville, State of Metro Address.
Nashville Convention Center. 7 a.m. registration.
* (May 25) Financing the Deal:
Strategic Issues for Health Care
Companies, with Jim Elrod - Vestar
Capital Partners; Jim Forbes - Merrill Lynch;
Allen Moseley - Noro-Moseley Partners, and others.
Moderator: Tom Wylly - Brentwood Capital Advisors,
* (June 2) NTC Tech Roundtable,
tentative program: eLearning Panel.
* (June 16) Information Technology
Initiatives in Health Care,
Wallace - National Alliance for Health Information
Technology and Commission on Systemic
Interoperability; Dr. Mark Frisse - Vanderbilt
Center for Better Health; Dr. Dan Masys - VUMC
Biomedical Informatics; and Dr. Bill Stead -
VUMC Center for Informatics. Luncheon with John
Hammergren, chairman & CEO of McKesson
Corp. Details here
. * (July
7) NTC Tech Roundtable, tentative program Supply
* (Aug. 4) NTC Tech Roundtable,
tentative program Hot Tech Business
(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