Thursday, April 21, 2005 (No. 54)
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Milt Capps
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East/West Tenn.& Region

Research & Education


Scheduled Events


Tennessee Broadband Initiative underway for economic development,
City Paper, April 21. Related info.

Vanderbilt School of Engineering
ISIS group wins $3 million cybersecurity grant as part of multi-institutional effort (Team for Research and Ubiquitous Security Technology),, April 11. VU release, April 12. Wall Street Journal, April 12.

Cool Springs Life Sciences Center's scheduled Summer 05 opening, and section on biotech industry, Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Banks and HIPAA, etc., Nashville Medical News, in pdf, March 04.

Marcum says TN Technology Development Corporation-commissioned study by New Economy Strategies will link to Tennessee coalition for NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR), which has broad state membership. Times Free Press, April 4.

Digital Music Summit reviews dowload pricing, effects, City Paper, April 6. Also, see Resources section, below.

Nashville Academy of Science & Engineering charter school approved on State review, City Paper, March 30.

Class-action suit and RICO allegations hit local Essex Technology Group, seller of closeout electronics, as well as PayPal and eBay, April 7,, citing San Francisco Chronicle story.

Mystery shopper revealed:  Rentech signs 10-year lease on former Service Merchandise data center, neighboring Ardent Health data center, as Cool Springs tech, life sciences community gathers mass,, April 1.

Governor Bredesen weighs-in on Streamlined Sales Tax, may advocate delayed implementation until 2007,, April 19. Nash. Bus. Journal, April 19. TN Lawmakers considering legislation to slow the adoption of Streamlined Sales Tax that could hurt state's cities if implemented before there's a federal Internet sales tax; Metro would lose estimated $6 million per year under SST, in current circumstances, Tennessean, p. 1, March 3. Related chart, here.

Recruiting Tech employers:  Janet Miller, SrVP-Economic Development for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and director of Partnership 2010, says Nashville is pursuing six "pure technology" companies at this writing, including firms associated with IT, Telecom, consumer technologies, healthcare technologies. Fourteen additional non-technology firms have substantial technology employment. A total 33 firms have expeditionary teams exploring Nashville, right now, and a total 97 prospect visits to Nashville have been shepherded around town during the first three quarters of FY05, reflecting a pace faster than in FY04. Miller's crew is tracking more than 1,100 targeted prospects. In the past 12 months, the largest tech -intensive relocation was Bank of New York's data center, representing 150 Tech jobs and a $150 million investment. If you know Tech firms that should relocate to Nashville, please write Mary Grace Schulz. If you're with a local Tech firm that's a member of the Nashville Area Chamber, peruse the Chamber's many benefits for existing businesses, here.

(Wed., May 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, agenda and related details here. Sponsors to date: InfoSystems, Inc. and The ARTE Center.
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Gordon ramps-up Snappy Auctions, counts 58 franchises
Debbie Gordon, the 33-year-old Founder, President, CEO and Owner of Snappy Sales, LLC, the parent of Snappy Auctions, said earlier this month that the year-old eBay Trading Partner has sold 58 Snappy Auctions franchises, with a dozen now operating, including franchises in Brentwood, Cool Springs, Franklin, Belle Meade, Gallatin and Hendersonville.

It's a land-grab market," Gordon said, and Snappy Auction's share of market is strengthened by 70 percent repeat business and 99 percent positive feedback, via eBay's rating system. Gordon and Chief Technology Officer Merrill Bohren suggest that their ongoing relationship with CentreSource Inc. has been a key ingredient in both franchisee and customer satisfaction. Gordon notes that Snappy Sales Manager technology may be adapted for sales to multi-platform sellers, possibly including those selling via or Yahoo Auctions. In addition, Gordon says a major new agreement with a franchisee who would use Snappy Sales Manager and related Snappy-licensed technology in another nation seems imminent.

Gordon, a native of Albany, N.Y., earned her B.S. in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University in 1994, and then served as director-corporate marketing for Communications Corporation of America. In 1999, she joined Aspect Communications, a telecommunications software company, as channel sales manager, then sales manager. In 2001, she joined Invision Technology as vice president for sales and marketing and partner. In 2003, she opened the first Snappy Auctions Center in Nashville's Green Hills. Recent coverage: Tennessean, April 5(##)
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Tennessee Valley Venture Forum Oct. 6-7 (Knoxville) has issued its annual call for presenters seeking investors, with proposal deadline June 7. Details here.

Ozburn-Hessey CEO McWilliams sidesteps queries about IPO or sale, BusinessTN, p. 14, April 2004.

SETECH, Inc., a Murfreesboro-based integrated supply management services company, completed a $95 million private placement of senior debt securities provided by CapitalSource Finance LLC. Brentwood Capital Advisors LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to SETECH in connection with this transaction. Release
here. Tennessean, April 9. Nash. Bus.Journal, April 7., April 7.

Nashville inventor's
power-windows device wins auto-industry award and Chrysler PT introduction, Tennessean, April 19. Previous coverage. Nash. Bus. Journal, April 20. Related: Product users are often first to innovate, NY Times, April 21.

Comdata sets deal to acquire Tranvia, expanding Comdata services beyond its own cards, March 2
release. Tennessean, 3E, March 3, scroll here.

Al Gore and partners relaunch IndTV cable channel as Current, with Google support, Aug. 1, 2005.,
April 4. Gore launches channel aimed at younger viewers, Tennessean, April 5. MediaWeek, April 5. Reuters via CNN Money, April 4.

Knoxville-based Power Electronics and Magnetics Designers Association enters development deal with Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties for electricity converter for renewable-energy sources, Knox. News Sentinel, April 19.

Memphis owned domain bidding starts on ebay at $1.5 million, release
April 6.

Hospitality Control (POS technology), Nashville, expands offering, Nash. Bus. Journal,
March 9.
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Mary Beth Cornelius is director-marketing, MailNet Services, Tennessean, p. 5E, April 3. Massey Burch and Mellon Ventures continue to back the company. MailNet staff appointments, City Paper, Profits & Profiles, April 20. is a successful online used-car business, launched by Nissan veteran Mike Sparks, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 9, April 1.

Investment Scorecard growth results in leasing more space in Grassmere, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 6, April 1, not on web.

Jeff Johnson leads Bondware Web Solutions, Tennessean People, scroll down April 10. City Paper, April 20.

Nashville's Edison Automation partners with Australian Citect for Water Services systems, City Paper, March 3.

IRIS Networks, Sy.Med and MailNet announce executive appointments, City Paper, March 2.

Emma (Cold Feet Creative) has passed 1,000-customer mark and looks to double base in 2005, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 5, April 1, not on web.

Fidelity Information Services announces Franklin, TN-based Cumberland Bank, a subsidiary of CIVITAS BankGroup, Inc., has selected Fidelity's BancPac core processing solution to support growth. Release April 19.

ComnetiX™ Inc., a leading provider of biometric identification and authentication solutions, announced that it formed a strategic alliance with privately held, Nashville, TN-based Integrated Biometric Technology, LLC ("IBT") to provide fingerprinting services for new applicants and renewals of Hazardous Materials (HazMat)-endorsed commercial drivers' licenses. Release April 6. Nash. Bus. Journal, April 7.

iNet Strategy names Stephanie Hansen project manager, Anthony Hopkins director infrastructure services, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 14, April 8, not on web.
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(May 5) Natl. Healthcare IT Summit, Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Speakers include Dr. David Brailer. Details here.

(further) Recapitalization of NewQuest is further evidence of Nashville's healthcare clout, says Brentwood Capital's Murphy, Nashville Medical News, April 2005.

Health Management Systems among firms recently mulling address moves, Tennessean,
April 20.

First Consulting contracts for hospitals in Ohio, Calif. mean more work for Nashville data center, release April 7.

digiChart's Bates sees bright prospects, thanks to EMR emergence, Nash. Bus. Journal, April 8, not on web.

TVA report bullish on Nashvile for biotechnology, City Paper, April 6.

Evolved Digital cites INPHACT acquisition as source of efficiencies, release March 31.

Hospital Compare website by HHS is drawing Mid-South consumer and provider attention, Commercial Appeal, April 2.

Sy.Med adds 4,400 physicians to credentialing contract base during January-February, Tennessean, 3E, March 3, scroll here.

DigiScript and Provisio alliance, PharmaLife, April 5., April 5. Nash. Bus. Journal, April 6.

Robotic surgery at Parkridge Hospital employs cutting-edge technology, Times Free Press, March 3.

Medical Banking Project at HIMSS conference, AlwaysOn, April 5.

Global Testing Lab explains getting European Community approval to sell technology in Europe, Knox. News Sentinel, April 5.
Medical-device makers create a new hub of activity in Memphis, Commercial Appeal,
April 5.

Chambless of Nashville Capital Network applauds BioTechD launch of new products, City Paper, March 31.

Information Services Management launches HealthcareIMPACT(tm), release April 4.

Knoxville's Convenant Med. Mgmt. chose HealthRamp CarePoint(TM) for Electronic Prescribing Solution, release April 7.

Profile: Dr. Mark Frisse directs biomedical informatics project for W. TN, Nash. Med. News, March 04, scroll here.

Cumberland Emerging Technologies is collaborating with the University of Mississippi Pharmacy School to develop and commercialize new pharmaceutical products. CET is partly owned by Vanderbilt. Nash. Bus. Journal, April 8.

Concerns about Metro General as Spitzer retires, Nash. Bus. Journal, April 1.

HospitalCompare site allows consumers to make informed choices about hospitals' quality, Tennessean, April 5.
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Link to key in-state government bid-tracking resources, here. Also, see previous issues, here. 
Knoxville reportedly only Tennessee city in Top 25 of forthcoming Inc. Magazine "Best Places to Do Business" ranking, Knox. Locals credit their Jobs Now! campaign for one-year leap in ranking. News Sentinel, April 21.

TN Secretary of State Replacement Case Tracking System, RFP 305.01-001, due May 9.

State Treasurer Trade Order Management System, with links to Bank of NY,
RFP 309.01-081, due May 6.

State seeks web-based assessment of training needs for Biohazards workers,
RFP 343.49-460, due May 18.

State seeks database-services vendor to support New Hire Reporting and TCSES Employer data,
RFP 345.13.753, May 23 due date.

State Global Positioning Electronic Monitoring RFP 324.02-407
, due May 12.

Metro Government seeks bids by May 11 for graphics design, layout and related applications-development services,
RFP 05-35.

Governor Bredesen and ECD Commis. Kisber visit Japan,,
April 19. Related, Tennessean, April 20. Nash. Bus. Journal, April 20.

Deadline Tomorrow - Tennessee Politicians will be lampooned mercilessly when The Gridiron Cabaret returns
May 6 at the Belcourt Theater in Hillsboro Village. The benefit is sponsored by the Middle Tennessee Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). For information, write or call (615) 341-3621.

OMB has failed to properly supervise $22 Billion in IT projects, Washington Post,
April 21.

Nashville Social Security income recipients are urged to receive benefits electronically through Go Direct program, Tennessean, 3E, March 3, scroll here.

Directions Magazine explains TDOT's Tenn. Roadway Information Management System (TRIMS) Web system uses Sybase, Oracle, Intergraph assets and GIS technology,
April 19.

State Sen. Jackson backs legislation to outlaw "hunting" penned animals by remotely guiding weapon's aim via Internet, Tennessean, 5B,
March 3.

Tennessean editorial urges congressional action to prevent Identity theft by cybercrooks, Tennessean,
March 3.

Bill would require online posting of legislators' out-of-state travel, if any expenses paid by State, Commercial Appeal,
April 6.

Sharp Electronics Corp., which has solar panel manufacturing facility at Memphis, praised U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for his legislative support boosting solar energy, release
April 6.

Oak Ridge National Lab wants lobbyist in DC, Knox. News Sentinel,
April 11.

TN Wildlife Resources introduces new technology for checking hunters' quotas, Knox. News Sentinel,
April 1.

Nashville conference explores problems with electronic voting, Tennessean,
April 9.

Knoxville Police plan video-only surveillance system to monitor drivers, Knox. News Sentinel,
April 21.

Jacobs Engineering Group (Tullahoma) announced a subsidiary received a $180 million ceiling increase to its Acquisition, Logistics, Management, and Business Operations Support (ALMBOS) contract with US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Release
April 19.

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.
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Gartner's VP/MD Terry Moore addresses "Executive Level View of Network Security," noon, Juniper Networks
Demo Tour, Knoxville News Sentinel, April 21.

Knoxville's Eonstreams, which asserts it is "the worldwide leader" in providing streaming media solutions, announced April 18 it has opened offices in New York City and Dallas, as well its Knoxville headquarters and Atlanta office.

Chattanooga looks to hire exec to recruit technology to region, to leverage Oak Ridge, Huntsville, Tullahoma sci-tech assets in region, Times Free Press, G1, April 3.

Cnet opens unit up the road in Louisville, April 4, Loiuisville Bus Journal.

Robotics manufacturer's expansion plans apparently stymied by spat among owners in Chattanooga, Times Free Press, March 8.

Biotech boom in Memphis attracts more marketing, advertising firms, Commercial Appeal, April 7.

Enterprise Park in Chattanooga will be one of largest in state, Times Free Press, April 1.

(More) on Mark Dean, African-American Tennessean at IBM, Seattle Times, April 4.

Knoxville economic development campaign, Jobs Now, continues to gain support, Knox. News Sentinel, April 1.
Springfield, Tenn., Emax Holding Co. (Emax Alive) announces adword marketing campaign with Google, April 8 release.

Convergys calls center that fielded mainly Sprint PCS calls closes in MetroCenter, Tennessean,
March 3.

eBay exonerates NuMarkets after two-day access denial during investigation, Times Free Press,
March 3.

ORNL's run of success draws interest nationwide, particularly among competing national labs, Knox. News Sentinel, Munger column,
April 6.

IPIX announces partnership with ViewScape, integrates VS technology, management shakeup, stock rises after 6-mo. decline, Knox. News Sentinel, April 6.

Management of Advanced Integrated Management Services Inc. (AIMS) facing indictment for contractor fraud at Oak Ridge NL, Knox. News Sentinel,
April 7.

Memphis' Sen. Ford visits SNS at ORNL,
Oak Ridger, March 30.

Tricycle Inc. gets industry graphic arts award,,
April 7.

Knoxville-based Regal and AMC collaborate for new nationwide digital platform -- National CineMedia LLC. Knox. News Sentinel, March 30 (search archive).

Knoxville business leaders in roundtable discuss competing for new and expanded businesses, the search for talent and capital, and more, Knox. News Sentinel,
April 3.

Memphis' biomedical future depends on excellence in public schools and higher ed, other public investmenet, Commercial Appeal,
April 8.

First Tennessee Selects CheckFree Software to Mitigate Financial Risk for Corporate Customers,
release April 12.

Barry D. Bloom has joined Sedgwick Claims Management Services as senior vice president and director of integrated services. Commercial Appeal,
April 10.

Jerry Sermon has been named technology sales consultant for EnSafe's Information Technology Division.
Commercial Appeal, April 10.

Fiserv will open check-processing facility in Memphis, Commercial Appeal,
April 19.

Interactive Offices Worldwide expands smart buildings in Memphis,
Memphis Bus. Journal, April 19.
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Vanderbilt Engineering's Koo wins NSF CAREER awards for work with embedded chips, April 13. Nash. Bus. Journal, April 8. Other VUSE honors and appointments, here.

TSU joins IBM Academic Initiative for free access to IBM software, free course material, training and curriculum development and discounted hardware, Tenn. Tribune, 3A, April7-13 issue. Related items 1, 2. City Paper, April 20.

Horton, Lowndes to lead ORNL's nanoscience center,
Oak Ridger, April 19.

Southwest TN Community College at Memphis is among Hewlett Packard beneficiaries in $25 million HP initiative, release April 19.

Certiport teams with college to provide displaced Textile workers technology skills to bridge the digital divide, release April 12.

Currey Ingram academy is Apple Lighthouse school with one-on-one iBook laptop program, site here. Related item, Tennessean, April 1.

Tennessee History buffs create pilot website to support k-12 History teachers, students, Tennessean, April 2. Minimal TN History taught, here. Your TNHistory IQ, here.

Use of GeoWall Display system ( in teaching is expanding, next generation resolution will improve, NY Times, March 3.

Honors Program Builder Software helps students in Chattanooga, April 5. Times Free Press.

Nashville Sirsi users conference attracted hundreds interested in impact of technologies on libraries, Library Journal, April 1.

Demand for online education is growing, according to Sloan Foundation report, Commercial Appeal, April 10.

Digital Literacy Pilot Becomes Model to Equip Displaced Workers with Tech Skills, release April 12.

Downloading and copyright: The Battle between Tinseltown and Techies, Wash. Post, April 10.

Knox-area students active in Robotics competition, Knox. News Sentinel, April 19., a web-based national education data service that provides in-depth information and analysis about public schools, districts and state education systems, was unveiled by the National Education Data Partnership, which is funded by a $45 million investment by The Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

DARPA cuts research funding, NY Times, April 2.
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Nashville Technology Council announces four, one-day Management Skills seminars with instructor Jay Ress, focusing on Proactive Communications Skills & Methods; Assertive Management; Project Leadership; and, Conflict Management. May/June/July/Sept. Details here.

Employment: See temporary NTC jobs-posting site for NTC Members, here.

Digital Music Summit in Nashville offered glimpse of new media, Tennessean, 1A, April 4. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle editorial vs piracy, April 4.  Borland CNET commentary on Nashville Digital Music Download, April 11.

Update on Belmont blogging conference, May 5-7. City Paper, p. 3, April 1. BlogNashville conference at Belmont May 5-7, Knox. News Sentinel, April 19.

Nashville broadband users among those surveyed for lifestyle impact of technology, April 19.

Tech Exec at Prayer Breakfast, April 28, 7 a.m., Nash. Convention Cntr. David Steward
, CEO World Wide Technology, keynote speaker. He'll address lessons learned as he built WWT from $0 to $1.2 billion in less than 14 years. Benefiting Bethlehem Centers of Nashville. Details here.

Pope preferred laptop, CNN, April 8. Unprecedented E-mail announced the Pope's death, CNN, April 2.

The CIO Council in Nashville welcomes ideas for substantive, nonsales presentations to its members, but proposals and presenters are subject to close review. For more information, write Pat Camm.

As software-driven Globalization 3.0 proceeds, the Dell Inc. Theory of Global Conflict Resolution is advanced by foreign affairs writer Friedman, Books, Wash. Post, April 3.

Dell Inc. CEO Rollins says PC sales not sole barometer of company's health, Knox. News Sentinel, April 11.

MousePad Tech Center expands business training offerings, here.

Ingram Micro cutting 550 North American jobs, Memphis Bus. Journal, April 11.

Bells, IP voice pressure and media convergence, NY Times, April 4.

NuVox introduces VoIP, April 19. AOL phone service set for Nashville, April 8, City Paper. Verizon Brings VoiceWing Internet-Based Calling to Tennessee, release April 6. Emax announces Internet phone service in partnership with PowerNet Global, release April 11.

QC for software spurs another India outsourcing boom, Reuters via NY Times, March 31.

Entertainers and file-sharing providers should work together to preserve both tech innovation and intellectual property rights, Opinion, Tennessean, April 2.

Zamek World Marketing of Nashville affiliates with NetMedia for Music Row relationships for download, jukebox services,, April 1.

Renta-A-tune next in musical revolution, Tennessean, April 6.

XM Satellite Radio will expand Nashville broadcast facilities, City Paper, March 3.

Christian musicians summit at Franklin March 17 includes new-media tracks, Tennessean, March 3, scroll here.

Mike Conte of MSN Marketplace among Digital Summit speakers in Nashville at Belmont. Tennessean, March 3, scroll down here.

EDS likely to win $7 Billion UK Defense Ministry contract for communications networks integration; analyst says award would be turning point for company, NY Times, March 3.

Principal Communications execs discuss proliferation of PDA, wireless devices and their security, City Paper, March 3.

Former ABC Radio executive Sabo says that if entertainment giants win downloading litigation, it'll only encourage them in their errant emphasis on technology over the quality of their content -- Sabo says losing is in the industry's long-term interest, Commercial Appeal, April 2.

Study Criticizes Cybersecurity Research The President's Information Technology Advisory Committee, after studying the U.S. technology infrastructure for nearly a year, found an imbalance in the current cyber-security research and development (R&D) portfolio. In a February report, "Cyber Security: A Crisis of Prioritization," the committee noted that most support is given to short-term, defense-oriented research, but that little is given to research that would address larger security vulnerabilities. The committee recommended increased funding for research in civilian security, intensified federal efforts to recruit and retain cyber-security researchers, and more support for the rapid transfer of federally developed cutting-edge cyber-security technologies to the private sector. View report 

Computer Sciences' CheckVision chosen by SunTrust for check image software and services, CSC release March 21.

The Future of Web Search, online discussion transcript, Columnist Leslie Walker and Udi Manber, CEO,
discussed future of Web search. Washington Post.

Google decides it'd better scale-up: Will up capital spending to $500 million this year, faces the challenges of becoming a hybrid tech-media enterprise, with major competitors like MS and Yahoo. Wash. Post, April 1.

Playstation maker Sony has been granted patent for beaming sensory stimuli directly into brain, CNN, April 7.

Barn-raising puts Radio Free Nashville on the air, Tennessean, Davidson AM, April 8.
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For frequent updates, check the NTC home page and the NTC "Tech Links" and Calendar and Member Press Release pages. Visit Tennessee's technology councils' sites:
CALENDAR ( * indicates new or revised item)

* (Today) InfraGard Mid-TN, Secure Computing with Bradley Lide of The Cyber Angel, Belmont Univ., 1:30 p.m. details here.

* (April 22-23) PMI Nashville Chapter 2005 PMI TN Symposium, Additional details and registration information is available at, or via

* (April 26) WiTT program, Speaker: Bob Miller, CIO Details 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) 220-2020.
(May 5)  NTC Tech Roundtable e-Business, with Passport Health CEO Jim Lackey; CEO Gabriel Krajicek; 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.

(May 5-7) Belmont to host
BlogNashville conference, with Freedom Forum and other support,, 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. Details and registration

(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, details here.

* (June 2) NTC Tech Roundtable, program on E-learning with NTC Tech Roundtable program on eLearning, with panelists Andrew Duthie, President, Duthie Associates, Inc.; Joe Christopher, Dir of Development, Healthstream; and, Bill Grana, CEO, PureSafety. Details here.

(June 16) Information Technology Initiatives in Health Care, with Scott 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

* (July 7) NTC Tech Roundtable, program on Supply Chain/Logistics, with panelists Stuart Smith, Asurion Senior Vice President Technology and Logistics; Bob Spieth, CIO with Ozburn-Hessey. Details here.

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

(Aug. 4) NTC Tech Roundtable.

(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
CSI information-security training Aug. 22, 23, 25, 26. For further information, write

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