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2005 (No. 55)
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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
Inc. closes Nashville
office after brief run, April 27, Nashvillepost.com.
WV Fiber (Wilhagan Ventures sub.)
files for bankruptcy to escape contract
burdens, Nash. Bus.
Formerly at SmartDM (Acxiom) as CFO, Paul
Gilliland is now VP-CFO for Wellness
Tennessean, May 1.
Iasis' Morkel takes Cranewear
software CEO post, will open Nashville
office, Nash. Bus. Journal, April
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
by The Mouse Pad Tech Center.
How the new economy
Engineering (EE) Assoc.
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 --
David (a film producer based in Vermont) and
Jon (a CS/networks professional in Utah) are
to pursue investors for their venture, the
technology for which is being used under license
Alan Peters says he's in touch with
major retailers regarding features they'd
like to see in Universal's
TODAY - VU
Engineering Dean Kenneth Galloway is unlikely to
comfort anyone who thinks projections of
reserves and environmental effects are okay, when
he delivers a presentation this noon, titled,
Little was an Optimist," Downtown Nashville Public
Library, Vanderbilt lecture
(May 5) NTC Tech Roundtable
e-Business, with Passport Health CEO Jim
Lackey; Dealerskins.com CEO Gabriel Krajicek;
Magazines.com 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,
Sponsors to date: InfoSystems,
The ARTE Center and Northpoint Software &
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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 &
since its founding in 1992.
Chapman, 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
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
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
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).
to top VOIP
— ISDN-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 NashvillePost.com, May 2.
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
Grant Thornton is new independent
registered public accountant for Private
Business, Tennessean, Apirl 24,
scroll down here.
Avondale Analyst comments on
Overstock.com, 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.
back to top Vanderbilt's Spitz, whose broad
bailiwick includes VU Tech Transfer and
Commercialization, earns Investment
Leadership Award, May 2 release.
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.
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
Nashville-based Banc Card of
America sells software to Tennessee Commerce
Bank, Nash. Bus. Journal, April
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
back to top (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,
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
information for comparing providers' quality,
Tennessean, May 4.
Healthways Status One technology platform adopted
by Indiana HMO, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Memorial (Memphis) migrating to MAID data
storage, ComputerWorld, May 3.
technology company Luminetx's vein
viewer prompts Venture round in med devices
Appeal, April 29.
Management Systems (HMS) moves HMS Monitor
Chicago in July.
plans to buy Healthlink, NY Times,
care boosts venture capital investment, including
RamSafe Technologies and
and A.I. Technology partner with UT Med and
UT-Chattanooga for CRM queries,
release April 26.
costs of medical technologies and ethics
collide, column, Times Free Press,
and concern surround offshoring radiological
interpretations through telemedicine,
Wash. Post, April
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Link to key in-state
resources, here. Also, see previous
infosystem crashes, lost data and lack of
followups on Buyer Beward complaints in State's
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,
NEW State seeks CapTel
telecom service provider for disabled, RFP response due June 1.
Previously reported RFPs are listed at bottom of
TennCare Smart Card may cut
fraud, City Paper, April
legislation provides "smart card"
adoption to fight TennCare fraud,
Schools CMS went to CGI-AMS with Vancouver-based
Ironpoint, CGI release April 27 trailed January
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,
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.
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.
Positioning Electronic Monitoring RFP
324.02-407, due May 12.
Metro Government seeks bids by May
11 for graphics design, layout and related
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.
to top 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.
Ford stresses link between education and
technology development, Oak Ridger,
US LEC's Moeller is scouting
technologies for potential in E. TN,
Knox. News Sentinel, May 1.
Foods, Nashville's online grocer, says expanding
biz prompts entry into neighboring
counties, City Paper,
Gentle, cofounder of Chattanooga Technology
Council, becomes EVP-Operations for
Chattanoogan.com, April 21.
expanded its distribution to include
which a significant amount of the company's
most popular licensed products is marketed. The
most significant are, www.campustraditionsusa.com,
Graceland launched the Official Elvis
Insiders May 2, as a premier
Chattanooga adopts Seat Advisor Box Office
technology for ticket sales,
release May 2.
Ridge NL involved as China, Russia, U.S. Jointly
Build, Manage Fiber-optic Network,
and systems conversions underway at former Union
Planters, now Regions Financial branches,
Journal, April 22.
engineer discusses technology for intestinal
imaging before Chattanooga engineers,
Times Free Press,
acquisition of CTI molecular will mean departure
of some Knoxville executives,
Knox. News Sentinel,
Covenant Health CIO Mike Ward
discusses denial-of-service attack that
underscored importance of data security
in the digital age, Knox. News Sentinel,
Media Group, Inc. (OTCBB:LMMG) of Memphis
has a commitment for equipment financing for an
$3 million. Limelight creates, manages and
supports out-of-home digital advertising and
networks. Release May 3.
Monetary Systems buys Chattanooga-based Eagle
Exchange, release April 13.
heart surgery in Memphis draws crowd; Biomed
branding budget for Memphis advances,
Comm. Appeal, April 30.
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.
Executives Travel to London in
Preparation for UK expansion,
Foods Selects Adonix X3 Process Software
Suite, release April 26.
Process Engineering (RPE)
announced Old Time Pottery (Murfreesboro) selected
partner Retail Technology Group (RTG) for process
re-engineering, logistics and distribution using
JDA's MMS. Nash. Bus. Journal, May 2.
Medical Technologies plans landmark-building
investment in Memphis area, CA,
Sofamor Danek donates $150K to Memphis
Academy of Science and Engineering, CA,
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,
gains Memphis cable market from Time
Warner, after Adelphia deal, Commercial
Appeal, April 27.
Intl. Arprt. now has Wi-Fi in all passenger
areas, Comm. Appeal, April 27.
Memphis Bus Journal, April 25.
Dell software development to India,
Washington Post, April 29.
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, Chattanoogan.com,
(Memphis) debuts expense-management software in
London, release April 21.
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.
Chattanooga State introduces
motorsports-racing technologies and engineering
courses, Chattanoogan.com, April 22. CSCC also gets new engineering
technologies, Chattanoogan.com, 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, Chattanoogan.com, 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.
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,
and other services firms' billing methods explored
in CentreSource whitepaper,
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
theft program located in San Diego. For
sponsorships details, write here.
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.
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.
Nashville's John Grady hints at background of
earlier comment about all-digital
delivery of music to radio
stations, vs CDs, Billboard Radio Monitor,
Songtouch.com allows youth to purchase Christian
downloads, Rocky Mtn. News,
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.
the Downloads, Full Speed Ahead: EMI-Christian
Music head Peluso sees explosion of music
sales due to
Digital Era, Tennessean, April 24.
rewards and risks associated with Digital Media in
corporate enterprise are reviewed in
Nicholas Holland (CentreSource), Nash. Bus.
Journal, Tech 20 Sup, p. 14A, April 22, not on
airplay brings new royalties to Nashville
musicians, AP via Tennessean,
Radio is headed toward broadband, says Nashville's
Unmacht with IN3 Partners, Orlando Sentinel,
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,
Gates presses for end of H1B visa quotas for
brainy computer-sciences pros, says U.S.
talent pool is
inadequate, CNN, April 27
is, U.S. is 'mediocre' when it comes to education
for tech fields, CNET, April 15.
no longer a viable career alternative?
InformationWeek blog, May 2.
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.
Courtney says technology is enabling lenders to
make more home loans and contributing to
expansion, City Paper, April 29.
Appeal seeks to rival eBay with commercial
"storefronts" among online classifieds,
CA, April 24.
release from AdPay, April 20.
News Sentinel and technology SMS newspapers
and technology May 2005;
website upgrade, KSN, April 28. Commercial
Appeal editor explains changes in CA coverage in
response to the 24-hour digital news
Appeal, May 1.
and phonebook publishers are becoming virtual
agents for Search engine advertising,
while they figure out their own niche,
longer-term, NY Times, May
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(May 5) NTC Tech Roundtable
e-Business, 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.
5-7) Belmont to host BlogNashville
conference, with Freedom Forum and other support,
NashvillePost.com, 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
(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
* (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
National High Performance Computing
, Pellissippi State High
Performance Computing Regional Center in
conjunction with the National Center of Excellence
for HPC Technology and the National Science
(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,
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
* (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 here.
* (June 19) InfraGard
Mid-TN General Meeting, TN DHS Maj. Gen.
Humble, Advisory Council launch. Details.
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.
Tenn. Valley Corridor 2005 National
(Aug. 4) NTC Tech
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 email@example.com