Wednesday, May 4, 2005 (No. 55)
Editor & Publisher 
Milt Capps
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NTC Tech Underwriter

Jeff Wacker
EDS Futurist
Keynote Speaker
Nashville Technology
Innovation Conference
May 18, 2005

Dave Chapman
NTC Technology
Innovation Conference



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



Venture Innovation Enterprise

Partnership & Recognition



East/West Tenn.& Region

Research & Education


Scheduled Events

WebMD reportedly will spin-off part of WebMD Health online portal division for IPO, April 29 item. Financial
release, April 28.

Under HCA/WebMD alumnus Simpson, Spheris is consolidating, competing for more Health IT work, Nash. Bus. Journal, April 29. Joe Degati joined Spheris in April as CIO, following service as Progeny Marketing (Cendant) SVP/CIO.

Asurion woos Corrado away from eBay to be SVP product management and technology solutions, Tennessean, April

Tampa-based Trinsic Inc. closes Nashville office after brief run, April 27,

WV Fiber (Wilhagan Ventures sub.) files for bankruptcy to escape contract burdens, Nash. Bus. Journal, April 29.

Formerly at SmartDM (Acxiom) as CFO, Paul Gilliland is now VP-CFO for Wellness Environments
. Tennessean, May

Iasis' Morkel takes Cranewear software CEO post, will open Nashville office, Nash. Bus. Journal, April 29.

Blog Nashville convenes tomorrow at Belmont University, schedule here. Further coverage, City Paper, May 2.

Nashville Downtown Partnership CEO Tom Turner says he and volunteers are looking at Nashville's Wi-Fi status, currently focused on Church Street between 2d-9th Aves. N. as a good place to get feet-wet. Related: Life, Liberty and Free Wi-Fi, the national urban surge toward connectivity, Washington Post, May 2. Related CNet coverage, May 2. WiMAX Coop launches in Nashville to offer alternative last-mile broadband service, release May 4. Primer on Wireless in Nashville is offered here by The Mouse Pad Tech Center.

How the new economy works:  Vanderbilt Engineering (EE) Assoc. Prof. Alan Peters is pursuing commercialization of "An  Architecture for Robot Intelligence," through a venture known as Universal Robotics, which  will address a current gap in automated supply-chain technology, by enabling forklifts to learn their way around warehouses. Peters -- who notes his name is on the patent for this technology -- and, siblings David (a film producer based in  Vermont) and Jon (a CS/networks professional in Utah) are preparing to pursue investors for  their venture, the technology for which is being used under license from Vanderbilt. Alan Peters says he's in touch with major retailers regarding features they'd like to see in Universal's new system.

TODAY - VU Engineering Dean Kenneth Galloway is unlikely to comfort anyone who thinks projections of petroleum reserves and environmental effects are okay, when he delivers a presentation this noon, titled, "Chicken Little was an Optimist," Downtown Nashville Public Library, Vanderbilt lecture series.

(May 5)  NTC Tech Roundtable e-Business, with Passport Health CEO Jim Lackey; CEO Gabriel Krajicek; CEO Jay Clarke. Details here

(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 here. Sponsors to date: InfoSystems, Inc.; Nortel NetworksThe ARTE Center and Northpoint Software & Solutions.
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Chapman's Northpoint Software & Solutions seeds innovation in Nashville

Okay, it's an extraordinary notion; but, after seeing a presentation or two by Dave Chapman, now partly transplanted to Nashville, one begins to suspect that Dave may know more details about why new ventures and IT projects succeed, fail or fail to produce adequate returns than any other single businessman in the world.

If true, this would explain why currently three major operating divisions of IBM and a host of other companies, governments and institutions have retained Chapman and his
Northpoint Software & Solutions since its founding in 1992.

hapman, chief advocate and now chairman of NTC's Nashville Technology Innovation Conference (May 18), wastes none of his boundless energy trying to conceal his passion for the knowledge and value he and Northpoint clients ascribe to a series of Northpoint software products, which he describes as containing nothing less than "all the steps, technologies and processes built into them that organizations need to execute initiatives that will achieve best-in-class performance." His approach emphasizes leveraging risk, and focusing on increasing value. 

Sit down with Dave in front of a demo, and doubts begin to evaporate. He seems personally to have vetted results of more than 45 million manhours of industry- and university-based research that has gone into the algorithms and case studies that drive Northpoint software and inform the firm's consensus-building implementation for clients.

Many of Northpoint's products and services support the building of IT business plans, IT marketing plans, corporate development (M&A, etc.), and such things as Security, and software research and development. Sometimes, Chapman's team has built a product around a typical CEO question, such as, "How well is my business running?"; or, "What's the purpose of that business process?"

Particularly eye-catching is a set of products designed for Angel- and Venture-Capital investors, tools for addressing pre-acquisition analysis; enterprise risk assessment; acquisition integration; and, a component addressing factors related to new ventures and technologies gaining "market traction" upon launch.

As Northpoint's chairman and CEO, Chapman planted the Northpoint flag in middle Tennessee five years ago, when during a business visit he "fell in love with" and then bought a 30-acre estate in Gallatin. Today, while most of NP's two-dozen FTE workforce remain based in New Hampshire and the Boston area, Chapman says he plans to build resources here. As evidence: He recently hired Michael Galo as his Brentwood-based Regional Vice President. Galo was previously VP-Technical Services for NexTime (now Kronos), and prior to that was Inacom's Business/IT engagement director, and earlier a Sr. Consultant with Apple Computer, Inc.

Amid consulting and licensing activities worldwide, Chapman found time to introduce management software to Vanderbilt Owen GSM students for three years, much as he has done at Rutgers, Clark, Southern Methodist, Belmont and other universities. A year ago, he stepped-in as a speaker for a State of Tennessee OIR conference. Since then, he has focused increasingly on a cluster of mid-America cities anchored by Nashville and including Chicago, Dallas (home of NP client EDS) and Austin.

Chapman began his IT career as an IBM engineer in 1958, and held a variety of Big Blue jobs, including GM of manufacturing for key IBM products; and, as director of IBM's programming center, with global responsibility. At 29, he won a coveted IBM award for his software-development efforts, and he holds a patent in the semiconductor field. He also was GM-Operations for IBM's Rochester, Minn., facility. Subsequently, he wore such titles as SVP, Data General; CEO, Computer Power Group/Americas; and chairman, president and CEO of Cullinet Software. He currently serves on the boards of directors of five companies, including Brooktrout and Tacit Networking, Inc.

A native of Pittsfield, in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Chapman an EE degree from Syracuse University, and a Master's from the Sloan School of Management at MIT; and, he is a recipient of MIT's Corporate Leadership Award. He is a member of the Board for SMU's Cox School of Management IT Operations Management group. Chapman published a book, Smart Business (Making Sure Investments in IT Hit the Mark Every Time).


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VOIPISDN-Net's Dunlap and Wise: IP phone service interest and adoption have passed the tipping-point and the race is on, Nash. Bus. Journal, Tech 20 Sup, p. 4-5A, April 22, not on web. Dunlap joins Endavo Media board of directors, ISDN-Net release, April 25. City Paper, April 27, not on web. Nash. Bus. Journal, April 25. ISDN-Net launches VonX VoIP package of bundled services, release, March 22. VonX is new VoIP-services brand from ISDN-Net, Nash. Bus. Journal, p.6, April 22, not on web. VonX release, April 22. Related: Shake-out predicted: VoIP resellers and franchisees see VoIP as "next big thing," NY Times, April 28.

Gibson Guitar in Europe launches 24/7 customer service, release April 25. Vocus, provider of on-demand software for PR and government relations, announced Gibson extended its subscription with Vocus. Release April 29.

Lewis is IRIS Networks' chief manager, linking urban and rural telcos, Tennessean, May 2.

Franklin-based New Constructs' President Trainer serves as Forbes magazine source on performance pay and performance of publicly held companies, tip from, May 2.

Franklin-based enables employers to communicate true benefits value, Nash. Bus. Journal, April 22.

Pathfinder Therapeutics placed fifth in Purdue Univ. Life Sciences Bus. Plan Competition, Inside Indiana Business, April 21.

First Consulting Group's financial report on disappointing results.

Grant Thornton is new independent registered public accountant for Private Business, Tennessean, Apirl 24, scroll down here.

Avondale Analyst comments on, BusinessWeek online, April 22.

Tennessee Valley Venture Forum Oct. 6-7 (Knoxville) has issued its annual call for presenters seeking investors, with proposal deadline June 7. Details here. 
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Vanderbilt's Spitz, whose broad bailiwick includes VU Tech Transfer and Commercialization, earns Investment Leadership Award, May 2 release.

Deadline tomorrow (May 5): Nash. Bus. Journal Young Entrepreneurs section (6/05). Nominees under age 35 may be submitted, right here.

CMT, America's top Country music network, announced a new pro-social initiative, CMT "One Country," designed to inspire CMT viewers to take voluntary action to bring about improvements in their communities. A May 2 CMT release attributed to EVP/GM Brian Phillips said the network will begin this fall providing online, on-air and other "elaborate, localized support for the pro-social effort." CMT spokeswoman Mitzi Wright in Nashville said yesterday she had no additional information on the initiative.

Vanderbilt News Service introduces Sitemason podcasting service, here. Release May 2.

Nashville's Perle Systems announces line of serial-to-ethernet terminal servers, April 28.

Nashville-based PureSafety has been named "Best Online Training" solution and "Best E-Commerce Site" in Compliance Magazine's "Best of the Web Safety Awards" for 2005. Release May 2.

Patrick Jensen now VP-Engineering for Stinger Medical (Mufreesboro), Tennessean, April 24, scroll down here.

Franklin-based Acuity Marketing lands contract for web support of National History Day competition, Nash. Bus. Journal, April 22, p.6, not on web.related: 

Nashville-based Banc Card of America sells software to Tennessee Commerce Bank, Nash. Bus. Journal, April 22.

Nashville's "technophobe" Webb Wilder backed into technology via XM hosting, City Paper, April 22.

ComFrame hires Barbara Webb to help grow Nashville operations, release April 25. She previously served with US LEC and Comdata Corp.

Stringfellow Technology and Mailnet Services announce client-services and web-development hires, City Paper, April 27.

Chaput makes case for outsourcing the "taxing chore" of data protection, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 19, April 29.

PayMaxx and M3 Hotel Accounting land RI Procaccianti group, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 10, April 29, not on web. Release here.

SmartDM partners with TrackMyMail to exploit PLANET Code direct-mail trackers, here.
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(May 5) Natl. Healthcare IT Summit, Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Speakers include Dr. David Brailer. Details here. More than 500 already registered for tomorrow's Healthcare IT summit, Commercial Appeal, May 4.

St. Thomas Health Services CIO Chris Young says former bleeding-edge technologies are now mainstream in healthcare delivery system, with emphasis on Electronic Medical Records, Smart cards, and technology that prevents errors and pushes real-time education, Nash. Bus. Journal, Tech 20 Sup, 15A, April 22, not on web. Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN wants TennCare electronic medical records, moving into pilot phase, may form for-profit subsidiary to offer EMR technology outside TN, Tennessean, May 4. Tennessean editorial supports consumer information for comparing providers' quality, Tennessean,
May 4.

American Healthways Status One technology platform adopted by Indiana HMO, Nash. Bus. Journal,
May 2.

HealthStream identifies compliance-training partners: 
QuickCompliance; HCPro; PriceWaterHouseCoopers;

Baptist Memorial (Memphis) migrating to MAID data storage, ComputerWorld,
May 3.

Diversified technology company Luminetx's vein viewer prompts Venture round in med devices arena, Commercial
Appeal, April 29.

Healthcare Management Systems (HMS) moves HMS Monitor training
to Chicago in July.

IBM plans to buy Healthlink, NY Times,
April 26.

Health care boosts venture capital investment, including RamSafe Technologies and EonStreams,
April 26.

Inxight and A.I. Technology partner with UT Med and UT-Chattanooga for CRM queries,
release April 26.

When costs of medical technologies and ethics collide, column, Times Free Press,
April 28.

Optimism and concern surround offshoring radiological interpretations through telemedicine, Wash. Post, April 24.
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Link to key in-state government bid-tracking resources, here. Also, see previous issues, here. 

Auditors cite infosystem crashes, lost data and lack of followups on Buyer Beward complaints in State's Consumer-Affairs division of Commerce and Insurance agency; staff says new IS system cutover will soon occur, Times Free Press, April 19. TN Consumer Affairs Buyer Beware database is not current and consumers need better support, editorial, Tennessean, April 30

NEW State seeks CapTel telecom service provider for disabled, RFP response due June 1. Previously reported RFPs are listed at bottom of this section.

TennCare Smart Card may cut fraud, City Paper, April 25. Burchette legislation provides "smart card" adoption to fight TennCare fraud,, April 21.

Metro Schools CMS went to CGI-AMS with Vancouver-based Ironpoint, CGI release April 27 trailed January I
ronpoint release.

States plod on plans for Streamlined Sales Tax, Tennessean, April 25.

Oak Ridge-based FBI Agent discusses economic espionage, loss of technologic advantage, Knox. News Sentinel, April 28.

Forrester reviews CGI's government-sector gain-sharing model, here.

ITAA's Harris Miller criticizes U.S. cybersecurity apparatus, calls for strong cybersecurity czar, April 20.

NY AG Spitzer sues spyware Intermix Media for secretly installing spyware, adware, NY Times, April 29.

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.

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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BellSouth lobbying to secure competitive advantages, Knox. News Sentinel, May 1.

Chattanooga creates manufacturing site pre-certified as perfect for any new auto assembly operation, Times
Free Press, April 29. Related Tennessean story, Feb. 23.

Rep. Ford stresses link between education and technology development, Oak Ridger,
April 25.

US LEC's Moeller is scouting technologies for potential in E. TN, Knox. News Sentinel,
May 1.

Plumgood Foods, Nashville's online grocer, says expanding biz prompts entry into neighboring counties, City Paper,
May 4.

T.J. Gentle, cofounder of Chattanooga Technology Council, becomes EVP-Operations for SmartFurniture,, April 21.

Next Inc. has expanded its distribution to include e-commerce through which a significant amount of the company's most popular licensed products is marketed. The most significant are,,, and

Graceland launched the Official Elvis Insiders May 2, as a 
premier online community.

UT Chattanooga adopts Seat Advisor Box Office technology for ticket sales,
release May 2.

Oak Ridge NL involved as China, Russia, U.S. Jointly Build, Manage Fiber-optic Network,
story here.

Software and systems conversions underway at former Union Planters, now Regions Financial branches, Birm. Bus. Journal,
April 22.

PillCam engineer discusses technology for intestinal imaging before Chattanooga engineers, Times Free Press,
April 26.

Siemens acquisition of CTI molecular will mean departure of some Knoxville executives,
Knox. News Sentinel, April 25.

Covenant Health CIO Mike Ward discusses denial-of-service attack that underscored importance of data
security in the digital age, Knox. News Sentinel,
April 25.

Limelight Media Group, Inc. (OTCBB:LMMG) of Memphis has a commitment for equipment financing for an initial
$3 million. Limelight creates, manages and supports out-of-home digital advertising and promotional
networks. Release May 3.

International Monetary Systems buys Chattanooga-based Eagle Exchange, release
April 13.

Webcast heart surgery in Memphis draws crowd; Biomed branding budget for Memphis advances, Comm. Appeal,
April 30.

Oak Ridge NL partners with Oak Ridge High School and others for two academies to prepare top high-schoolers for Y-12 jobs as veterans retire,
April 30, Knox. News Sentinel.

GameZnFlix Executives Travel to London in Preparation for UK expansion,
release April 26.

Foxtail Foods Selects Adonix X3 Process Software Suite, release
April 26.

Retail Process Engineering (RPE) announced Old Time Pottery (Murfreesboro) selected RPE and partner Retail Technology Group (RTG) for process re-engineering, logistics and distribution using JDA's MMS. Nash. Bus. Journal,
May 2.

Wright Medical Technologies plans landmark-building investment in Memphis area, CA,
April 29.

Medtronic Sofamor Danek donates $150K to Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering, CA,
April 29.

At Oak Ridge NL, BWXT draws ire of Y-12 workers by declaring that if they cook food from scratch in their offices, they're toast, Knox. News Sentinel,
April 27.

Comcast gains Memphis cable market from Time Warner, after Adelphia deal, Commercial Appeal,
April 27.

Memphis Intl. Arprt. now has Wi-Fi in all passenger areas, Comm. Appeal,
April 27. Memphis Bus Journal, April 25. 

More Dell software development to India, Washington Post,
April 29.

Update on E.TN's Jobs Now! Innovation Valley campaign, as it enters critical jobs-creation phase, Knox. News Sentinel,
April 28.

Covista Communications' $3.5 million loss for year,, April 30.

Asentinel (Memphis) debuts expense-management software in London, release
April 21.

Memphis Morgan Keegan and Company announced Kruczek heads equity research, release
April 27.
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VU Engineering Senior Design Day: Innovation revealed for corporate and faculty clients, May 2.
Math and Science teachers recruited from other fields in Teach Tennessee, Tennessean, April 18. Details, Tennessean, April 18. Teach TN requirements, April 18. Tennessean editorial supports Teach TN program to make math and science teachers of professionals from other career fields, Tennessean, April 23.

hattanooga State introduces motorsports-racing technologies and engineering courses,, April 22. CSCC also gets new engineering technologies,, April 12.

High-school senior in the lead in winning grant for website to support 21st Century Community Learning Center effort in Jefferson County, Knox. News Sentinel, April 26.

UTC students learn computer-security forensics, Times Free Press, April 26.

Vanderbilt's library News Archive has been recording and archiving network news broadcasts for more than 30 years, amassing a collection of 40,000 hours. Recently the university started digitizing that collection, in an attempt to preserve it. April 29 (subscription).

TN Dept. of Education announces ORBIT technology grants for integrating tech with teaching and learning,, April 26. Fairview M.S. in Williamson County wins ORBIT tech grant, Tennessean, April 29.

More on Sandia-modeled Y12 manufacturing academy that seeks to prepare workforce and engage at-risk students, Oak Ridger, May 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,

IT and other services firms' billing methods explored in CentreSource whitepaper,

NTC-ISSA's Aug. 24 2005 Information Security Conference is already shaping-up, with one keynote speaker revealed: Jay Foley, Co-Executive Director of the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nationwide, nonprofit identity theft program located in San Diego. For sponsorships details,
write here.

NTC President Ray Capp sees Austin, rather than Silicon Valley as the model for his tenure, and wants to ensure that large companies with technology needs are well represented in the Council, as well as pure IT firms; Capp seeks to emulate the family tree fostered in Nashville's healthcare industry, and get more local lawyers, bankers and others involved in homegrown deals that fuel the region's economic expansion. Nash.
Bus. Journal, Tech 20 Sup, p. 6-7A, April 22, not on web.

"Cyberstates 2005: A State-by-State Overview of the High-Technology Industry" addresses employment, wages,
venture capital investments, and R&D. Although there has been significant job loss, the leakage is ebbing.

Nash. Bus. Journal selects Tech 20 2005 executives, April 22 (not on web): Andy Bailey, NationLink Wireless; Bill Butler, Butler Networks; Ray Capp, NTC; Sid Chambless, Nashville Capital Network; Stephen Collins, Juris; David Condra, Etrepreneur; John Doss, HMS; Cliff Duffey, Cybera; Jerry Dunlap, ISND-Net; Darrell Freeman, Zycron; Robert Frist Jr, HealthStream; Bill Hapner, Beacon Technologies; John Jones, Asurion; A.J. Kazimi, Cumberland Emerging Tech.; Joe Maxwell, Investment Scorecard; Marty Paslick, HCA IT&S; Ed Pearson, digiScript; Clint Smith, ColdFeet Creative; Noel Williams, HCA; Chris Young, St Thomas Health System.

Sony Music Nashville's John Grady hints at background of earlier comment about all-digital delivery of music
to radio stations, vs CDs, Billboard Radio Monitor,
May 3. allows youth to purchase Christian downloads, Rocky Mtn. News, May 2.

Sony BMG and Warner/Chappell in new digital partnership for DualDisc, master ring tones, etc., City Paper, p.11, not on web. Release
here April 26.

Damn the Downloads, Full Speed Ahead: EMI-Christian Music head Peluso sees explosion of music sales due to
Digital Era, Tennessean, April 24.

Productivity rewards and risks associated with Digital Media in corporate enterprise are reviewed in column
by Nicholas Holland (CentreSource), Nash. Bus. Journal, Tech 20 Sup, p. 14A, April 22, not on web.

igital airplay brings new royalties to Nashville musicians, AP via Tennessean,
April 26. Radio is headed toward broadband, says Nashville's Unmacht with IN3 Partners, Orlando Sentinel, May 1. RealNetworks introduces free level of Rhapsody to increase paid legal downloads, NY Times, April 27.

Open Source: With corporate adoptions growing, investors are again backing open-source enterprises that make money from support services, a la Red Hat, NY Times,
April 27.

Microsoft's Gates presses for end of H1B visa quotas for brainy computer-sciences pros, says U.S. talent pool is inadequate, CNN,
April 27 (expires 5/27).

'Truth is, U.S. is 'mediocre' when it comes to education for tech fields, CNET,
April 15.

IT no longer a viable career alternative? InformationWeek blog,
May 2.

BoomBox in your Head? Inventor Elwood Norris creates soundless HyperSonic Sound system that targets listeners who sense they're hearing music "in their heads," but doesn't disturb bystanders. AP via Washington Post,
April 22. CNET, April 20.

Columnist Courtney says technology is enabling lenders to make more home loans and contributing to homesales
expansion, City Paper, April 29.

Commercial Appeal seeks to rival eBay with commercial "storefronts" among online classifieds, CA,
April 24. Related release from AdPay, April 20.

Knoxville News Sentinel and technology SMS newspapers and technology
May 2005; KNS website upgrade, KSN, April 28.

Commercial Appeal editor explains changes in CA coverage in response to the 24-hour digital news cycle, Commercial Appeal, May 1.

Newspaper and phonebook publishers are becoming virtual agents for Search engine advertising, while they figure out their own niche, longer-term, NY Times, May 2.
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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) 

(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 12) AITP Nashville Chapter Meeting, Holiday Inn Select, "Personal Privacy," Ned Ramage, Micro Tech Journey Team. Details here.

(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 19) InfraGard Middle TN meeting, Advisory Council Update, Remote Video Technologies by ADT Security, 
Homeland Security by Mark Coffee DHS, FBI Update by Adriaan Valk 800-501-4344

(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 9) AITP Nashville Chapter Meeting, Topic TBA. 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

* (June 19) InfraGard Mid-TN General Meeting, TN DHS Maj. Gen. Humble, Advisory Council launch. 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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