Tuesday, June 21,
2005 (No. 58)
& Publisher Milt
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back to top Governor Bredesen addressing
Math/Science Education crisis in our schools, with
1st Annual CEO Summit on Math & Science
Education at Oak Ridge, Aug. 18. Related NONT report on poor odds
for homegrown engineers in TN, July 7, 2004,
Group with Oak Ridge/Battelle ties bids to
set standards for emerging industry, Cnet
of TN moves to revamp DHS information framework
through massive Vision integration
project, see Government (RFP) section, below.
Givens and Doss step aside for
Stephenson and Agee, as Healthcare Management
Systems begins new era, expands services,
grows revenue from mature software, Nash. Bus.
Journal, p. 1, June 10, here. Tennessean, June
Client Care Solutions launches with
veterans Lucius Carroll Chairman, former
Worldcom exec Diana Day as CEO and former Envoy
CIO Stu Miller as COO, NashvillePost.com,
CyberAngel and Boston's Skyhook team to announce
Wi-Fi tracker to combat lost computers
and secure data, release June 20.
Nash. Bus. Journal, June 20.
Related story, City Paper, June 21.
HealthLeaders six months after its
purchase by Decision Resources (MA),
NashvillePost.com, June 9.
(Jackson, MS; Birmingham; Memphis) to open
Nashville office July 1, affording another IT
Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 6, June 17, not online.
Alorica reverse-logistics firm
associated with such clients as
eMachines, Gateway, U.S. Robotics, takes
up space in Business Center I. Tennessean,
Linda Rebrovick joins Dell
Healthcare, after a decade with
BearingPoint. Former IBM exec is
Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors of Nashville
Technology Council, p. 3, Nash. Bus. Journal,
17. Tennessean, June
A month after selling FeedDemon and
TopStyle to NewsGator (Denver), Franklin-based blog celeb
Bradbury says he'll
continue to work from Franklin, with trips to home
Nashville libraries and Centennial Park getting
wireless Internet, Tennessean,
Intel's "Most Unwired Cities"
report, released June 10;
full list here.
Nashville 27, Knoxville 52,
ISDN-Net answers 911 call, satisfying FCC
requirements for VoIP providers, The City Paper,
17. ISDN-Net urges
caution, cites Rep. Bart Gordon's
legislation on VoIP and 911, release June
13. Nashville Metro
Councilman Dread suggests Emergency Communications
Center overtime-budget reduction, City Paper, June
17, here. Tennessean report on ECC mentions lack of
precise information provided via some callers'
cell or Internet phones, June
20. Hermitage Hotel
getting inhouse IP voice infrastructure via
Xspedius, which is buying ICG Comms. customers and
assets, p. 2, Nash. Bus. Journal, June
17. Cnet Q&A on FCC
rules on voip 911, June
15. Wi-Max pilot by
AT&T in Atlanta signals acceleration of
convergence, Atlanta Bus. Chron., June
17. VoIP overview mentions
911 caution from Rutherford County emergency
administrator, Daily News Journ. (Murfreesboro),
Thursday, July 7, Nashville
Technology Council Tech Roundtable,
Supply Chain technologies and corporate
strategies, with emphasis on management, with
panelists Kent Freeman, President of Customer
Service, Ingram Book Group;
Stuart Smith, Senior Vice President - Supply
Chain, Asurion; Bob Speith, Chief
Ozburn-Hessey; Moderator Don
Mabry, Chief Operating and Technology Officer,
Cleartrack. 4 p.m. registration,
networking; program 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. $15 Member,
$25 nonmember. Location: Vanderbilt Center for
Better Health, 3401 West End Ave. Suite 290
(37203). Register online via technologycouncil.com or phone (615) 743-3160.
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Chaput steers American Technology
Group toward LiveVault
January, Bob Chaput transferred the IT
consulting customers of his young firm,
Group (ATG), to Advanced Network
Solutions (ANS), simultaneously
announcing a new focus on
establishing himself figuratively as "Mr. Backup"
-- a market leader in disaster recovery, business
continuity and data-protection services.
At the center of Chaput's new
strategy would be reselling LiveVault Online Backup and Recovery
Service. ATG provides LiveVault's tapeless
Server Backup and Recovery. (Chaput column on data
losses, Nash. Bus. Journal, June 10,
p. 27. Also, LiveVault live web seminar is set for
July 12, details here.)
repositioning, Chaput explained recently that
after more than two years' aggressive marketing of
services to small- and medium-sized businesses, he
came to believe that the majority of such
enterprises were locked in a "break/fix
mentality." Few, it seemed, were prepared to
budget for sustained professional services for
infrastructure development, maintenance and
The result: An environment of
perpetual crisis, with little "annuitized"
recurring revenue, a business difficult to value
and a lot of "ambulance-chasing." For a man who in
the course of 15 years had worked his way up from
programmer to vice president of GE Information
Services (Rockville, Md.), it was no way to live.
And, it certainly wasn't what Chaput had in mind a
few years earlier when he said, No thanks, to yet
another relocation offer from then-employer
Johnson & Johnson's healthcare consulting
division, for which he served client American
Healthways, among others.
In December 2004,
Chaput transferred to ANS an IT services
businesses Chaput says was profitable and which
had served 150 customers. He reduced ATG's staff
from seven to two and began exclusively marketing
LiveVault from ATG's Brentwood office.
Chaput had sought the LiveVault
partnership after scrutinizing a half-dozen backup
and recovery firms. He says he chose LiveVault,
with a reported $25 million in annual revenues,
because of performance data; management; and,
LiveVault's partnership with IBM Global
LiveVault is backed by venture capital firms and
Finally, Chaput is in a business with
potentially steady income and customers who can be
set up with software installation and a reboot,
and who buy services by the gigabyte. Five months
into the newly aligned business, Chaput says he
has 25 customers and is looking for momentum to
grow ("the pipeline is very robust," he says).
He's marketing to such associations as Tennessee
Trial Lawyers Association and Tennessee Hotel and
Lodging Association, offering a royalty or
discount program for association members. Chaput
has simultaneously begun marketing in Miami, Fla.,
where he recently purchased a condo.
Continually refining his
marketing and his "Mr. Backup" persona, Chaput
recently retained a local advertising firm to
study rebranding ATG, and he hasn't ruled-out
changing the company's name.
Chaput holds Masters and
Bachelors degrees in mathematics from Clark
University and Massachusetts College of Liberal
Arts, respectively. He holds a number of Microsoft
to top VU School of Engineering Technology
Marketing students provide counsel to four
Nashville technology firms,
VU release June 13.
Magazines.com - UT
miscommunications trigger ire
and confusion among UT Alumni,
ending partnership. Handling of UT Alum list is at
theheart of the flap, Tennessean, C1,
Fanblog.com, June 12.
Related story, Knox. News Sentinel, June 1.
Magazine.com investors include Meredith Corp.,
Anderson Media and Times Inc. Tullahoma letter
writer Lee worries that list should be retrieved
from Magazines.com, Tennessean, June 14.
Other news: Magazines.com has secured Creekside
(Duke) office space, Nash. Bus. Journal, June 3.
Cool Springs Life Sciences
will open Building One
in July, and BioMimetic
Pharmaceutical is set to move
after the Fourth; Williamson County Economic
Development unit may follow as tenant in August.
Cool Springs Life Sciences Center's website by
Acuity Marketing is up-and-running.
Council Ventures participates in $7
million round for MarketWorks (sales
automation and marketing services), MarketWire,
NashvillePost.com, June 16.
Biometrics in WSJ roundup on increased use of
fingerprinting, other biometrics in
background checks. Report mentions IB's $80
million contract with Transportation Security
Administration, WSJournal via Balt. Sun, June
Partners announced Pat Snell appointed director of
research; Snell joins from Baird &
Co., where he's been covering e-Commerce, BW
release June 10.
Nash. Bus. Journal, June 10.
NashvillePost.com, June 10. Tennessean, June 15. Delta Capital
and So. Appalachian Fund
invest in SemiSouth Labs semiconductor devices
BW release June 14.
veteran of Avondale, J.C. Bradford and other
ventures, joins board of ASP provider
(Herndon, Va.), release June 9. ICEWeb
says Pirtle will be key player in taking firm to
Media buying assets of InTransit Media,
which owns PATHVision digital signage technology
in NY-NJ PATH corridor, Memphis Bus. Journal,
Fuller story, MBJ, June 17.
Inc. announced it reached a
definitive agreement to acquire Knowledge
Systems of Bangalore, India, release
CIBER named Company of the Year by VARBusiness
magazine, release here. Cisco may
announce today new middleware initiatives through
Cnet news, June 21.
Call Center HQs: Caremark will
create 600-person call center at Metro Center in
Nash. Bus. Journal, June 13.
Tennessean, June 14.
WTVF 5, June 13.
The City Paper, June 14. AP via Knox. News Sentinel,
June 14. Elsewhere: ClientLogic is among
2005 CRM Excellence Award winners, TMC
announcement, June 6.
Former ClientLogic employee sues, alleging
overtime without pay, NashvillePost.com, June 8.
back to top Nash. Area Chamber's Music City
Future 50 nomination deadline is July 1.
Submit candidates here.
Rankings -- Nashville Business
Journal offers its estimate of Nashville Web
developers ranked by size, footnote on p.
20 says a number of prominent groups that were
previously listed did not respond this year. Top 5
listed are Digital Dog, Compuware, iNetstrategy,
Sheer Genius, NetCentral. Nash. Bus. Journal,
June 17, not on
YOUR FIRM belongs on NBJ lists? Raise
your hand, write Carol Smith about
the scheduled IT Employers list, Sept. 30.
Software packages list, November 25.
Louisiana-Pacific chooses Portland, Ore.'s Pop Art
to revamp corporate website,
OregonLive.com, June 20
(Oregonian). Release May 12.
names Chinniah to senior post that includes
Information Systems and Technology
responsibilities, release June 13.
Center School teams
customer care services,
TMCNet, June 15.
Leech, design engineering manager for
Nashville Electric Service, is chairman of United
Telecom Council, 2005-06. Tennessean,
Street restaurant begins e-takeout
service; Star Technology introduces Kudzu
and Aloha solutions for eatery, p. 1, Nash. Bus.
Journal, June 17.
Hessey Logistics adds Seattle and Riverside
hubs, NashvillePost.com, June 14.
Benefit Services adds HROffice software (Ascentis)
to its lineup, Nash. Bus. Journal,
Logistics Center in Rutherford County obtains ISO
via Lloyd's Register Group, release
Darrell Freeman joins Board of Community
Foundation of Middle Tennessee,
Tennessean, 5E, June 12.
Imaging's business reaps Videographer
streaming video production, City Paper, June 13,
not on web.
Doss of Healthcare Management Systems,
joins Board of Nashville Symphony Orchestra
League, Tennessean, 5E, June 12.
Healthcare Management Systems named John Brewer,
Jamie Fletcher is implementation specialist, Steve
Massey is eastern regional vp, having joined from
Sourcecorp., Tennessean, June 12.
Hinton is business analyst Passport Health
Communications, having joined from WebMD
Envoy. Tennessean, 5E, June 12.
Security has been named one of the nation's Top 25
protection firms, based on recurring
monthly revenues and performance, Tennessean, 5E,
(Comdata) and Coinstar align to offer new
release June 9. Tennessean,
June 10. Nash. Bus. Journal, June 13.
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(Friday, 9 a.m. CT) Governor
Bredesen discusses health care and other
issues at National Press Club,
(Aug. 31) Nashville Healthcare
Council meeting with HHS Secretary Tommy
Thompson, detail TBA here.
Franklin-based Medical Banking
Project advocates banks' assuming
operations, City Paper, June 15.
'Working dinner' key to
partnership: Senators Frist and Clinton team up to
push for secure electronic medical
records, Tennessean, June 17.
AP via Washington Post, June 16.
Tennessean Opinion: EMR deserves strong support,
June 21. HIMSS supports incentives for providers'
adoption of IT, release June 15.
HIT vendors are scrambling to meet deadlines for
proposals for NHIT, HealthcareIT News, June 20.
HHS Secretary Leavitt calls for partnership, with
government as convenor on interoperability, AHA
News, June 13.
The New Drug (Marketing) War? U.S.
Tennessee discount drugs
Prescription Assistance of
Tennessee, Johnson City
13. California version,
here. Illinois version, here. Related: Online pharmacies include many
controlled by U.S. citizens, companies, Washington
Institute of Healthcare Executives
and Suppliers (IHES) expands its network
for connecting health-services suppliers with CEOs
and chief operating officers of health care
systems. Nash. Bus. Journal, June 9. IHES offshoot Council of Supply Chain
Executives adds Cook Group and Philips Med.
Systems to its roster, Nash. Bus. Journal,
17. IHES Founder Waldrop
mentioned in story on Telecommuting, Nash. Bus.
Journal, p. 17, June
Chattanooga doctoral candidate's software for
neurological music therapy, Times Free
Press, June 21.
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems' $25
million investment at Memphis may
proceed, Commercial Appeal, June 17.
Passport Health Communications
gains North Highland principal Katy Johnston as HR
chief, Tennessean, June 17.
During the Digital Government Summit June
1, John Halton, Network & Telecom
Director, Erlanger Health Systems
(Chattanooga) reviewed Erlanger's experience with
VoIP implementation. Related story, ITManagement, May 17.
advantages seen in electronic medical records,
'perverse incentives' and lack of tech standards
in healthcare sector are factors in
physicians' and hospitals' adoption of EMR,
Tennessean, June 12.
Jack Starmer, M.D., has joined the
faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center as
an assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics.
Previously, Starmer was senior application
designer for ProVation Inc. in Minneapolis.
Tennessean, June 19.
Health on the Net
Foundation, here. URAC, here.
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Link to key in-state
resources, here. Also, see previous
Budget process shows Metro Information Services
will allocate user fees to Metro
TRA will no longer
oversee BellSouth bundled services,
emergence of VoIP lends urgency, Nash. Bus.
Journal, p. 3, June
Taxing online sales: UT
Economist Fox cites $18 billion in taxes foregone
by governments, NY Times, June
California rules that Borders Books owes taxes on
online sales, Wash.
NEW TN Human Services
RFP 345-01.201 for Web-based
On-line Vision Integration Program (VIP),
due Aug. 31. Pre-proposal conference, June 28. By
some estimates, this VIP program could entail more
than $65 million in work during three years.
NEW TN Secretary of State
replacement case-tracking system revised
RFP 305.01-003, due
continues in communications with IRS regarding
aging matter of an IRS lien against Gailord
interactive unit, according to Gaylord
spokesman Gregg Rossiter, yesterday. Original
story, Nash. Bus. Journal, May 27, not on web.
may soon pay traffic tickets and "attend" traffic
school online, City Paper, June
Tennessee Valley Corridor
Regional Technology Summit is next month in
D.C., Chattanoogan.com, June
Rep. Harold Ford calls for
overhauling U.S. intelligence community, release
June 10; also
reprinted in Tennessee Tribune, June
President Bush names former
Sundquist Economic and Community Development chief
Baxter interim head of TVA,
TVA Board will select permanent chief, Knox. News
Sentinel, June 1.
State to use GPS devices to track
sex offenders, beginning this fall,
TVA, ECD partner for TennesseeProspector.com,
TVA employs Configuresoft patch
management, release June
FCC move means 2006 could be the
Year of Digital TV, as deadlines shortened for
conversion of set manufacturing,
Washington Post, June
TBI, City of Chattanooga have
different crime-rise stats, possibly due to
software error, Times Free Press,
Computer modeling is key tool in today's
gerrymandering of electoral districts, Times Free
REGULATORY SYSTEM (MARS) RFP Number:
June 28. Contract to revamp obsolescent Regulatory
State Library and Archives for Digital Audiobooks
and E Books, RFP
TN Dept. of Finance & Administration Portal
30 proposal deadline, with aim of Nov. 29, 2005,
fully operational portal.
to top TVA audit included IT services,
found need for improvements in 'operating system
security, background clearances for
contract employees handling sensitive information
and internal controls in the payroll system
related to process and internal control documentation'. Knox. News
21. TVA OIG Audit process
of Oak Ridge running short of manufacturing land,
may ask DOE for underused parcels, Knox.
News Sentinel, June 21.
Ion production reported leaving Spring Hill
in '07, Tennessean, June 21. Nissan's high-tech suppliers may
be attracted to Smyrna area, due to Nissan commitment to hybrid
production there, Tennessean, June 17.
Related story, The City Paper, June 20. Nissan hybrid vehicle hopes to
stand out in crowd, Tennessean, June 18. Editorial applauds Nissan hybrid
move, Daily News Journ.
(Murf.), June 21. Tennessee industry-recruitment
officials skip Automotive News conference,
Deadline for entries for 2005
TechStar Awards via Northeast
TN Technology Council is Aug. 26,
with awards event Oct. 21.
Associates executive search announced they recruited
Dwayne Tanner as Chief
Sales Officer for NuMarkets, LLC
Preserving Oak Ridge Manhattan
Project heritage requires public-private
cooperation, Knox. News
Sentinel, June 18. DOE Oak
Ridge transfers land to community group for
reindustrialization, in exchange for demolition
cost avoidance, Knox. News Sentinel, June
EPB Chattanooga announces Ingraham
will lead strategic review of technologies'
impact on utilities and
telecommunications, Chattanoogan.com, June
Knoxville's Online Development Inc. offers
via ILS Technology, release June
20. (There's a skip option on the annoying
xCoupler registration form.)
City of Portland, Tenn., wants
to establish a .gov domain and provide officials
city e-mail, to help put town on the map,
Gallatin News Examiner, June
Franklin Blogger handicaps local
political races at franklinkoolaid.com, Tennessean, June
Boeing-Oak Ridge wins Boeing work
for Dreamliner flight-deck console, Knox.
News Sentinel, June
11. Further analysis, KNS,
Memphis Light, Gas & Water,
with $32 million contributed, is advised to
change position in Networx and Memphis
Broadband ventures, Commercial Appeal, June
Profile of Custom Data
Solutions, Memphis, Commercial Appeal,
Jackson (TN) Energy Authority's VP
IT Johnston discusses fiber-to-home, wireless,
security, Jackson Sun, June
19. Johnston also comments
on spread of wireless in Jackson establishments,
Jackson Sun, June
Jabil Circuit Inc. announces
expansion of its manufacturing and assembly
operation in Memphis, citing strong
logistics infrastructure, Memphis Bus. Journal,
NE TN Tourism group
launches new website,
Memphis Zoo goes wireless, thanks to
extended-range mobile access provided by Cetacea,
Commercial Appeal, June 17.
"Most Unwired Cities" listing released by Intel,
Commercial Appeal, June 17.
Free Wireless Internet considered
for Downtown Kingsport, Kingport
Times-News, June 10.
Kentucky implenting GCI-AIMS
Advantage 3 for procurement system,
Louisville Bus. Journal, June 13.
Gail Rutkowski of AIMS Logistics
is the 2005 National Small Shipments Traffic
Conference Member of the Year, Commercial
Appeal, June 13.
DeSoto County School District IT
chief is excited about Parent Connect
student-information system, Commercial
Appeal, June 13.
Sequachee utility brings web-based
meter reading to Tennessee Parks,
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Some computer-science grads see
programming as passe, move to consulting,
CNN, June 20.
UT CS Professor Berry's search engine helps
extract patterns from employee e-mail, Knox. News Sentinel, June 13.
Tennessee State University
aims to prepare students of
At Austin Peay, Homeland Security concentration is
introduced to Criminal Justice studies here.
Science Engineering Mathematics & Aeronautics
Academy (NASA-linked) begins next week,
Vanderbilt Television News
Vanderbilt Exploration site,
Institute for Software Embedded Systems (ISIS)
research projects, here.
U. of Memphis' Mishra wins Research
Corp. grant for nanoscience and
nanotechnologies, Memphis Bus. Journal,
UT Knoxville: High-Performance
Computing challenge draws Cray and AMD
claims, release June 16.
Rye named president of
Clarkesville-based Workforce Essentials,
which has tech-training component, Nash. Bus.
Journal, June 15.
Tennessean, 5E, June 19.
Sponsor of bill
naming UT Chattanooga Engineering facility for
Crutchfield, a figure in Tennessee Waltz
allegations, backs-off his proposal, Times Free
Press, June 20.
Phys./Astron. Prof. part of team that released
vivid new images of nebula and stars
aborning, VU release June 13.
for Children web presence is key tool in
mobilizing Tennesseans to support public
East Lake Academy at Chattanooga
wins educational-technology lab from
PLATO, Chattanoogan.com, June 9.
to top Recent Jobs
Postings to NTC Careers page,
Tennessee banks are fighting
phishing through variety of security,
public-service and other actions, but
post-merger banks may be particularly vulnerable,
Tennessean, June 19.
Voluntary disclosure of passwords is big threat,
and phishing and 'social-engineering' tactics are
on the rise, Wash. Post, June 12.
may sell A. T. Kearney consulting unit, as shares
drop, competitors pull away, Bloomberg
via NY Times, June 21.
Online surveying: Dan Prince,
president, Prince Market Research, told NONT June
13, "For the first time ever, online surveying is
projected to supplant telephone surveying as the
most widely used form of primary
marketing research. This year, almost 40
percent of all information gathered by
researchers will be via Internet surveys. This is
based on a March 2005 study of over 300 research
providers... The big question in researchers'
minds now: will people "burn out" on taking
these? Will consumers and business respondents
become as resistant to online surveys as they have
to more traditional forms of surveying, such as
telephone and mail surveys? Time will tell." Dan
Prince Q&A appeared in June 10
Nash. Bus. Journal.
emerging i_Matrix: Grafedia provides multimedia
blogging projected onto the ecosystem,
Webby goes to antigraffiti archeologist, NY Times, June 21. Design:
Best of the Web: Webby Awards 2005.
Worlds: Google tinkerer-hackers make data
come alive with more robust navigation
for law-enforcement, shopping, other purposes, AP
via CNN, June 9. Nashville's Smart Data Strategies
has the needed data for many states,
in its eMapsPlus
software and service. Related: Google, other
providers offering 3D views of earth, Wash.
Post, June 15.
Search: Limits of commercial search engines
and the emergence of CIA, NSA-driven development
of Acquaint for advanced question
answering for intelligence, James Fallows' column,
NY Times, June 12.
of price differentiation online, tailored to
visitor; transcript from online chat with
U. Pa. Prof. Joseph Turow, Washington Post,
MUSIC: Dual-disc format faces
uncertain future, as labels seek to add value to
CDs, Tennessean, June 18. Big Ideas VeggieTales
launches JustMeMusic online
music-marketing affiliate program for
website owners, PRN release June 13. Update on U.S. Supreme
Court scrutiny of file-sharing, NY Times,
Nashville Blog: Nashville101. Related
story, Yes! Weekly (Greensboro, NC),
People: Frist Center podcasts inaugurated,
Baptist leader Richard Land will podcast from
Convention, BP News,
rediscover the Consumer Internet, NY
Times, June 10. DSL and broadband generally are
gaining more ground over dial-up access in U.S.,
NY Times, June 21.
Smaller, entrepreneurial technology
firms have new advocacy organization in
Washington: the Association for Competitive
Improving the popularity of your
website's links, Linkingmatters.com.
the 40th Anniversary of Moore's Law,
family photos puts legacy of images at risk of
computer crashes, obsolescence,
Tennessean, June 18.
collaboration on the Internet is shaking-up
business, BusinessWeek Online,
Examining the value of Google stock, NY
Times, June 11.
Google said to be preparing online payment rival
to PayPal, NY Times, June 20.
resistance to further investment may've
contributed to Jobs' decision to go with
Intel, NY Times, June
24) 4th Annual InfoSec Nashville NTC-ISSA
Conference, Keynote Amit Yoran, former US
Homeland Security Cybersecurity czar. Nashville
Convention Center, details here.
Sungard Availability Services is Platinum
Sponsor. Exhibitors currently include Ideacom
and RSA Security. For Gold, Silver and other
Sponsorship, Exhibitor and marketing information,
write here or call (615) 743-3160. (Sponsorships
sell-out each year.)
Volunteers — Two initiatives need
your help: “Youth About Business” hosts “Nashville
Business Camp” at Vanderbilt, in cooperation with
Owen GSM, June 6-10 or 13-17. And, Metro Schools'
Stratford IT Academy
needs companies to host Job Shadowing one day in
July. For more info, please visit here,
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indicates new or revised item)
(June 21) ETSU Innovation Lab,
Johnson City, is the subject and venue
for a 4:30-6 p.m. meeting of NE TN Technology
Council. For reservations contact email@example.com
or call 423.279.9000.
21) "The Future of Work; Project Management
Nirvana" will be presented by Camellia
Petty,AVP for Application Systems at BMI. Focus is
on the future of work and the ever-changing role
of the project manager. 11:30 a.m., Select Hotel
Holiday Inn (West End). Visit pminashville.com.
(June 22) Leadership Health Care,
Moving Health Care Services to Market, A
discussion on acceptance and payment of new health
care technologies and services, VU Stadium Club,
7:30 a.m. net/regis; 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
breakfast/program. Details here.
22) Memphis Technology Council
program with Mark
LeGuerrier, VP-technology, Validian
Corp., on leveraging
the Internet to comply with SOX, HIPAA.
* (June 22) The East Tennessee
Technology Council will hold its monthly
meeting, featuring the UT Research
Foundation, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. John Hopkins,
director of the UT Research Foundation, the
University of Tennessee's organization for
commercializing its research, will speak. For
information, call (865) 220-2020.
* (June 23)
NTC cosponsors Strategic Business
Network event, here. Technology and Telecom Professionals
Networking, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Global
(June 23) Chatta. Tech. Council,
7:30 a.m., E-commerce: Dan Baker of Chattanooga
Websites on Search Engine
209-6813 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* (June 24) InfraGard Mid-TN
General Meeting, TN DHS Interim Director
Rick Shipkowski, FBI-InfraGard Advisory Council
(June 28) Women in Technology TN,
June 28, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Doug Blumhardt, Director
of IT, The Gideons
Gideons International, 50 Century Blvd. $15/$25,
* (July 7) NTC Tech Roundtable,
program on Supply Chain/Logistics.
(July 12-15) Tenn. Valley
Corridor 2005 National
* (July 15)
ISSA Mid TN chapter program, 11:30 a.m., Network
Anomaly Detection, details here.
(July 27) NTC Tech After
Hours. Details here.
(Aug. 4) NTC Tech Roundtable on
"Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP),"
with Jerry Dunlap, ISDN-Net; Mat Gaskins, AIM
Healthcare; Jackie Shrago, ThinkLink Learning;
Rick Moran, Cisco; moderator Tom Coffey, US
(Aug. 13-15) 14th IEEE
International Workshop on Robot and Human
Interactive Communication, Marriott at
(Aug. 18) TN Business Roundtable: CEO Summit
on Math & Science
(Aug. 24) – NTC-ISSA InfoSec
Nashville 2005 information-security
conference will be Wednesday August 24, with
information-security training Aug. 22, 23, 25, 26.
Keynote is former US Homeland Security
Cybersecurity Czar Amit Yoran. For further
information, visit here.
* (Sept. 1) NTC Tech Roundtable,
speaker Ken Thoreson, President,
Acumen Management Group on creating sustainable
revenues through partnerships.
* (Sept. 26-29) Fountainhead
College of Technology's Center for Information
Assurance & Cybersecurity Training
(IACT) is proud to host the National Security
Agency's (NSA) INFOSEC Assessment Methodology
(IAM) and INFOSEC Evaluation Methodology (IEM)
training and certification courses. Details here,
phone (865) 688-9422 or write here.
(Sept. 29) Music City Future 50 Awards Dinner.
6) Nanotechnology conference, Co-sponsored by NTC
and Vanderbilt, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Caterpillar Financial Auditorium. Details to be announced.
(Oct. 6) NTC Tech
Roundtable, program to be announced.
NTC Tech Roundtable, presentation by Debbie
Gordon, CEO, Snappy Auctions.
NTC Tech Roundtable, program on Meaningful Metrics
in IT, details TBA.