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In the Spotlight
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24) 4th Annual InfoSec Nashville NTC-ISSA
Conference, Keynote Amit Yoran,
former US Homeland Security Cybersecurity czar,
and execs from HCA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, FBI,
FTC, Vanderbilt, Gartner, others. Nashville
Convention Center, details here.
Sungard Availability Services is Platinum
Sponsor. Gold Sponsors: CipherTrust, Nortel,
Trapeze Networks. Silver Sponsors: Courion Corp.;
Fortress Technologies; Tipping Point;
Vontu. For remaining sponsorship
information, write here or call (615) 743-3160.
after 12-year run, is acquired by Xebec
NashvillePost.com, Aug. 17.
Council Member-at-Large David Briley files
proposed resolution (RS2005-927) to
urge Vice Mayor Gentry to form Internet task
review business models for providing broadband or
Internet wireless services to the public,
Tennessean, Aug. 9, scroll down here. Measure will probably come before
Council, Sept. 6th. Related: see Metro RFP for
dark-fiber services in Government, below.
of Innovation Valley Partners, a $35 million
venture-capital fund in Knoxville managed by
Battelle Ventures, Knox.
News Sentinel, Aug.
Oak Ridge NL will play key
NSF-funded role as gateway in TeraGrid
cyberinfrastructure, with impulse from Spallation
experimental data flood, Knox. News Sentinel, Aug. 18. Related story about
$48 million NSF grant to
institution, U. of Chicago, Chicago Sun Times,
Phil Bredesen addresses the Tennessee
Math and Science
Education, at Oak Ridge. See related items in
Tennessee Biotechnology Association
annual membership meeting Sept. 22-23
at Oak Ridge includes review of
TVA-sponsored Fluor Life Sciences inventory of
Life-Science assets, a regional update on biotech,
a panel on nano/biotech, the Oak Ridge NL research
agenda, UT biotech initiatives, DuPont
bio-processing (Loudon County, TN), and tours of
the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences and
the Spallation Neutron Source. TBA Pres. Bob Acuff
will offer a "Vision for TBA." More
or phone (615) 255-6270. Resource:
activity in Knoxville-Oak Ridge
accelerates, garners national ranking in Business
Facilities magazine, OakRidger, Aug.
Belmont University Technology Learning
Cooperative and MDE
Enterprises have partnered to create
specialized education and certification for IT
Business Managers, see details here.
(Sept. 14) "Managing the
Fast-Growing Company," seminar by Nashville Capital Network,
including Moderator - Hal Andrews, Heritage
Group. Panelists: Alston Hamilton, Miller &
Martin; Vic Alexander, Kraft CPAs; David Jones,
Chrysalis Ventures; Casey West, SSM Partners; Jim
Lackey, Passport Health; and, Todd Abner, Horizon
Resource Group. 5:30 p.m.-7
p.m., Vanderbilt's OGSM Averbuch
Auditorium. No charge, no advance
(Oct. 6) 2nd Annual TN Valley
Conference on Science and Business of
Nanotechnology convenes at Caterpillar
Financial Center, a project of Vanderbilt
University Owen Graduate School of Management,
Vanderbilt School of Engineering, Vanderbilt
Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering,
the National Science Foundation and Nashville Technology Council.
9:20 a.m.-4 p.m. Topics include, What a nanotech
company does; factors in tech product success; how
investors view nanotech, and more. Details to be
announced. For interim info, write
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Executives in The Spotlight
since Feb. 18, 2004:
Nashville Capital Network
Chaput, American Technology Group
Econ. & Comm. Dev.
State of Tenn. OIR
Axis Accounting Systems
about Spotlight or NONT, write
call (615) 244-3222.
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away during the Summer of '05? All our
back issues are right here.
14) Nashville Capital Network
program, "Managing the Fast-Growing
p.m., Averbuch Audit., Owen GSM, Vanderbilt. See
Upfront section for details.
Smart Kids seeks Chapter 11 reorganization,
resisting Chapter 7 push by Goad and
other investors, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 5,
executives exit Digital
including VP-bus. dev. Larry Hollis; CEO
Blankenship indicates at least one lawsuit is in
the works, NashvillePost.com, Aug.
music performers and fans, The City
Former MediFax-EDI exec Buddy Bacon
apparently bailed-out of his CEO post at
(formerly HMR) a month ago. Allegations of
accounting improprieties encircle company, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Aug.
of this morning, Bacon's still listed as CEO on
the company's website.
Bacon was appointed Xtensia CEO a year ago,
Bacon had departed MediFax-EDI a few months after
its December 2003 acquisition by WebMD,
providers here marketing hard, while
customers weigh advantages of new vs older
communications technologies, The
cites providers ISDN-Net, US LEC, NuVox, XO
Communications; Yankee Group analyst; and, on
buy-side, execs from Boult Cummings, AIM
Healthcare, ThinkLink Learning, Kroll Inc.
Update on Tennessee Valley Venture
Forum, Knoxville, Oct. 6-7, here.
technology and commercialization efforts are
paying dividends in the form of Pathfinder
Therapeutics and other ventures, thanks
in part to alliances with Nashville Capital
Network and Nashville Technology
Council, The City Paper,
Center is developing Research
Enterprise Plan to improve
further its prominence among
NIH-funded research institutions, City
9. Vanderbilt University sees gains in NIH
despite R&D cutbacks and competition from
other research institutions, Nash. Bus. Journal,
p. 1, Aug.
may shift location within Cool
Springs Life Sciences complex, partly
as result of state incentives and incubator,
Tennessean, Williamson AM, Aug.
Williamson County, State may develop incentives as
part of efforts to lure biotech and pharma
industries to Life Sciences Center, Tennessean,
pioneer ISP, now moves into Network Assessment and
Management Services, release
City Paper, p. 11, not on web Aug. 17.
Nash. Business Journal, Aug.
ISDN-Net extends VonX VoIP line with ConX
offering, City Paper, p. 9, Aug. 1. Related July
21 release, here.
Business Journal partner to
create real-estate bizspace
for Nashville area, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 4, Aug.
Biddle Venture Partners and Paladin Capital
Group are investing $5 million in Ramsafe
Technologies and moving the software
company's headquarters from Oak Ridge area to DC,
where it's already made some key sales.
Washington Bus. Journal, July
UT continues Lee Martin's work enabling students
to commercialize Oak Ridge NL
technologies, Knox. News Sentinel,
looks to Latin America for growth, foresees rising
demand in U.S. for Hispanic call
operations, Tennessean, Aug.
Asurion's Asia venture
could further accelerate $400 Million company's
dramatically. In more sophisticated markets,
where cell users have more content, Asurion has
had to add data-related services. Asurion looks to
hit markets as customer churn intensifies,
creating demand for value-added services.
Pres./CEO of Asurion Asia Pacific. Nash. Bus.
Journal, p. 15, July 29, not on web. Asurion
enters device-management agreement with Sun, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Aug.
reports Chung of Summit Partners has left the
Board of directors, Tennessean,
Profits at iPayment jumped 35 percent on 2d
quarter, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 4.
4. City Paper, p. 11, Aug. 5, not on
web. Tennessean, 3E, Aug.
Corp. begins layoffs in Oak Ridge and
Virginia, Knox. News Sentinel,
Quarterly net loss widens, Knox. News Sentinel,
Internet bust sent st3 executives spinning-off in
new ventures: AirNet Group, Cyberlan
Cafe, episode49, SMARTech, Tricycle, Tubatomic
Studio, VPNtranet. Times Free Press,
investment in Tennessee companies rose to more
than $16 million in 2d Qtr., spurred by
BioMimetic transaction, Nash. Bus. Journal,
investment is at center of Tennessee VC investment
surge, Tennessean, Aug.
FCC Chair Powell joins Providence Equity Partners
to advise on investments, technology,
regulations, Wash. Post, Aug.
sometimes find they're contributing to "founders'
sales" in which little fresh capital goes into
building the organization, but instead
provides liquidity and new vacation homes for
entrepreneurs, NY Times, Aug.
the Web 2.0 era, VCs are making smaller
investments in leaner firms with more
momentum, Seattle Bus. Journal,
Small Business Technology Council
opposes allowing VCs to get SBIR grants,
Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug. 12.
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Shop At Home
Network named Geoff Smith, formerly
president of Personal Creations
Inc./Creative Catalogue Corp., Chicago) to post of
VP-Interactive Commerce in Nashville, reporting to
SVP Marketing & Interactive Commerce Adam
Rockmore, also in Nashville. The company
also promoted Kevin Kritch to VP,
production and broadcast operations, Shop At Home
research and development center in Franklin is key
to LP's future, Tennessean,
and Imprivata (Lexington, Mass.)
are partnering on a password-management
solution, City Paper, p. 11,
not on web.
(Austin) lands its private data network within
UnumProvident, release Aug. 16.
Systems (Comdata) has launched first
magnetic-stripe electronic benefits transfer
(EBT) system for WIC beneficiaries, in
partnership with State of Washington. Release July
Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence
2005 Awards, each examiner having
completed work and training for the role. The
impressive list includes tech professionals from
mid-TN organizations and statewide. Thanks, L.
Hansen for alerting us.
CIBER hires former J.D. Edwards
exec Girard as COO, release Aug.
Associates, Inc., a sub of CIBER, announced an
agreement to transfer a substantial portion of its
IBM business to Analysts International
Corp. Release here.
communications is a success story, right on
Broadway in Nashville, The
City Paper, Aug.
Networks upgrades website for downloads to support
Mozilla, Firefox and Netscape, Nash. Bus.
Rebrovick, citing new
Dell duties, steps down from Pinnacle board of
directors, Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug.
Snappy Auctions e-Bay reseller
opens Bellevue location, Tennessean,
Davidson A.M., Aug.
Former HCA IT education and training
director Melendez created Evolved
Learning, p. 9,
Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug.
toasters? BellSouth offers MP3 players and
3-months subscriptions to Napster for new DSL
Free Toaster in Marketing? Today, it's a iPod, NY
adds team members formerly with Compuware, Aspect
and Boult Cummings for sales and legal,
Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug.
Michael Bailey to consultant at
Cumberland Consulting Group, Franklin IT
firm. Tennessean, Aug.
Leaders Council of Nashville Class No. 44 includes
Nicholas Holland of CentreSource,
Alcott Routon direct marketing
named Robert Bibb director-analytics and data
services; Jennifer Bouchard was promoted
to list processor and programmer, Tennessean,
Healthcare Management Services
named Michael Green network engineer; Nick Mathews
is clinic programming team leader.
Juniper Networks Inc. announced
Cybera, a leading provider of high-speed private
networking services, has deployed the
Juniper's E- and M-series routing platforms and
the NetScreen-5200 firewall/VPN system,
release Aug. 2.
becomes twelfth local referral partner for
American Technology Group. ATG
net also includes Advanced Network Solutions
(earlier story), ATG
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HCA Tech Refresh: The Oct. 6
NTC Tech Roundtable
does a de-centralized Fortune 100 company refresh
its technology? - an HCA story,"
presented by Lee Adams, VP-Service Management
& Delivery for HCA IT&S. Details TBA.
Health to become Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN
subsidiary, Nash. Bus. Journal,
City Paper, July
Times Free Press, July
Health Inc. shareholders approve merger with
Medco, release Aug.
Bidshift staffing software
adopted by St. Thomas, Baptist and Middle TN
Medical Center, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Aug.
16. BidShift release, Aug.
HealthTrust Purchasing Group ($6 Bn
volume) goes with Wayne, Pa.-based Precyse
Solutions for medical records systems,
Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of TN CEO
Gregg says launch of Shared Health,
purchase of Gordian and other moves are intended
to make Blues' coverage more affordable,
BCBSTN financial reserves warrant scrutiny,
Tennessean editorial, Aug.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of
TN teams with TN Hospital
Association to issue healthcare
quality and cost data via web, Nash. Bus.
Journal, p.2, Aug. 5. BCBS release Aug. 1.
Related, THA Patient Safety symposium, here.
Medical research part of
rationale: Bredesen supports building new
forensics center in Shelby County, for
more autopsies, Comm. Appeal, Aug. 5.
Healthcare Informatics ranks
Spheris (acquirer of Avicis/HealthScribe) and
Passport Health Comms. (acquirer of Healthworks
Alliance Inc.) among Top 100 IT products
and services firms, with Top 100 revenues at $24
billion. Nash. Bus. Journal, Aug.
Vanderbilt will study cancer risk
among wafer-production workers for Semiconductor
Industry Assn., Nash. Bus. Journal,
Cerner has passed mid-way point in
implementing $80 Million information system for
seven hospitals in Memphis' Methodist
Healthcare Inc. system. Cerner just won its
largest DoD health systems contract. Kansas City
Bus Journal, Aug.
Methodist Healthcare system in Memphis using
Cerner technologies to integrate seven hospitals,
Memphis Bus. Journal, July
is new moniker for WebMD
Medtronic receives favorable court
ruling in dispute with Biomet's Cross
Medical, release July
Healthcare IT: With more
medical information available to patients, their
options and their stress multiply,
putting additional pressure on physicians as
arbiters of myriad bits of information gleaned by
worried and studious patients, NY Times,
Intel's Grove on efficiency, or
lack of it, in the health care
industries, NY Times, July
Health IT summit convenes
in Washington, Sept. 7. FCW.com,
Management Systems HMS Exposition
(formerly,the Users conference), is set
for Oct. 12-14 in Nashville.
Healthstream Inc. announced it's
using Authoring Pro, a consumer-oriented library
of medical resources, within its
Authoring Center, to produce content that
can be published through HealthStream's Learning
Center, release June 16.
IBM Healthcare IT management
solutions, resource here.
McGraw Hill Healthcare
Informatics online, here.
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Link to key in-state
resources, here. Also, see previous
Ganier trial: Feds
delay trial with appeal to use E-mails as
evidence, after Judge Forester finds insufficient
notice of this evidence was given Ganier defense
team, Tennessean, Aug.
Delays could be "weeks, even months," NewsChannel5
update. Related NashvillePost.com, Aug.
Related, The City Paper, Aug.
Earlier: Forester says e-mails may be introduced
as evidence in prosecution's case in re charges of
obstruction of justice and possible contracting
improprieties, AP via Tennessean, July
Trial begins Aug. 2, AP via Tennessean, Aug.
NEW State F&A seeks
317.03-128 to secure
maintenance services, with proposals due by Sept.
NEW Metro seeks bids for
Metro Police Mobile Laptop solution, bids
due Sept. 22.
would migrate new GIS system to Oracle Spatial
Enterprise database from Intergraph
technology, due Aug. 27.
TN Human Services (huge pdf)
345-01.201 for Web-based On-line Vision
Integration Program (VIP), due Aug. 31.
NEW Metro RFP
calls for dark fiber for Metro data and voice
deadline Sept. 12.
officials convene annual economic performance
Nashville Convention Center, Aug. 30-31.
Tri-Cities Business Journal, Aug.
Human Services RFP 345-01.201
for Web-based On-line Vision
Integration Program (VIP), is now due
Oct. 20. 2d/3rd Amendments
issued Aug. 12. Vendor questions show concerns
Metro Police Department Advanced Records
Management Systems RFP 05-72 issue
Aug. 11, preproposal conference is Aug. 24 and
bids are due Sept. 30.
provide providing the software, integration,
training for a Parks Point of Sale and Membership
Management System. Bid opening Aug. 25.
GIS Capability: Aug. 19 is the deadline for
proposals for "comprehensive contract for
the purchase, training and support of multiple
levels of GPS capability," under RFP
City Commission defers til Sept. 12 vote on
whether or not United Telephone can
provide digital-video services, Tennessean,
United Telecom contests Brentwood TV services
market with Comcast, Tennessean, Aug.
Nuvio asks Court relief in face of FCC requirement
on E911, CNET News, Aug.
ruling on high-speed access for Internet service
providers gives phone companies more
6. NY Times, Aug.
Related doc, Aug.
Intelligent Transportation System
progress in Tennessee, Kingsport Times
State's auctioneers may press to
require e-Bay resellers to come under commission's
regulatory eye, Nashville City Paper,
Nashville's Metro Council unveils
new website, here.
Related item, City Paper, Aug.
Metro Council E-mail exchanges may
violate Open Meetings laws, City Paper,
Editorial, E-mail controversy may have reached
level of the absurd, City Paper, Aug.
FBI Sentinel will succeed failed
Virtual Case File System, agency seeks bids from
40 select contractors, CNet News,
outline best IT management frameworks,
to top Chattanooga's
civic leaders, spurred by Mayor Littlefield, seek
to create the "Boulder of the East" to attract
creative industries; executives see "Tell
the World" campaign gaining ground, financial
capital available, Times Free Press,
Related story, July
25, 2004. Mayor Littlefield
aims to generate "Great Ideas" among high-school
students, to spark entrepreneurial interests,
Times Free Press, Aug.
City's jobs-generation effort is
off-pace, but still showing results,
Times Free Press, Aug.
creating 800-job customer-care center at
Chattanooga, Times Free Press,
17. State training grant, TVA grant
among the incentives that swung the deal,
Free Press, C-1,
Aug. 18. T-Mobile won top spot in J.D. Power
customer-service ranking, release June 8.
Memphis: Hewlett Packard
fulfilling major promises to expand imaging,
printing and supply-chain support
in partnership with sub Menlo Worldwide Inc.,
Memphis Bus. Journal, Aug. 12.
In Chattanooga, Christopher
flips his Internet Markets Express into an
operations-management role for NuMarkets
franchisor, Times Free Press, Aug. 2.
NuMarkets release, July
Knoxville's Xxpansion Networks has
digest Esper acquisition, customers are returning;
Xxpansion eyes video intro in 2006, Knox.
News Sentinel, Aug.
ISoldIt e-Bay reseller franchise
enters Knoxville market, Knox. News
ReConverting Technologies of
Chattanooga helps with e-waste problem,
while providing training and employment for
disabled workers, Chattanoogan.com,
government-services assistance enters second year
in Knoxville, with hopes of net
government-efficiency gains, Knox. News Sentinel,
Biotech firm gets approval for
lease space improvements, Knox. News
Knoxvillians want City Council to okay paying for
space renovations to lure biotech firm to downtown
Knoxville, Knox. News Sentinel, Aug.
Protein Discovery relocates to Downtown from West
Knox., Knox. News Sentinel, Aug.
Business Computers of Memphis buys
ETI Communications to gain marketing, VoIP
advantages, Comm. Appeal,
Comcast launches 6 megabit per
second download connections in Knoxville
area, Knox. News Sentinel,
News Sentinel launches PlaceMyAd and Click and Buy
online advertising enhancements, Knox.
News Sentinel, Aug.
Memphis, Angarola assumes valuation-solutions
provider Valocity's business-development
leadership role, release Aug. 3.
Earlier, Valocity named Kalep to head operations,
Tennessee Watercraft (Vonore, TN)
among adopters of SolidWorks and COSMOS design and
engineering technology, release Aug. 8.
software will improve complaint-response from
Better Business Bureau of Greater East
Tennessee, Knox. News Sentinel,
and Grant Design Collaborative collaborate on
System One pattern-simulation tool,
Motricity, former NV-based Power by
Hand, will occupy 75K sq. ft. of American Tobacco
campus in Durham, NC. Raleigh News &
Memphis-based Cotton Inc.'s
licensing of Engineered Fiber Selection software
may lock-in more cotton-bale shipments to
China, Comm. Appeal, Aug.
Chattanooga-based Krystal offers
Wi-Fi hotspots at all its owned restaurants
nationwide, beginning this week,
Commercial Appeal, Aug.
Interworld logistics and supply-chain provider
builds corporate staff in Memphis, Comm.
Continental Traffic Service (CTSI)
in Memphis is becoming one of largest
freight-transaction payment services in the
world, Comm. Appeal, Aug.
Related: Memphis' CTSI, AIMS Solutions and
Accuship win place on Top 100 3PL ranking,
Memphis Grizzlies' website wins
Amherst web-quality recognition, Comm.
Former Misys Healthcare IT pro
starts Computer Troubleshooters franchise in W.
Knox., Knox. News Sentinel,
Recycling sign-up hampered in
Chattanooga by software problem, Times
Free Press, Aug.
workers connected from home in Chattanooga
area, Times Free Press, Aug.
Memphis' Mimeo.Com, despite sharing
headquarters city with FedEx/Kinko's,
sees itself as leader in online document-printing
field, Comm. Appeal, Aug.
Memphis Luminetx Corp.'s
vein-viewer technology supported by distribution
deal with Boston's Diomed Holdings,
Boston Bus. Journal, Aug.
Knoxville's Online Development's xCoupler enterprise-transaction technology
pushed by co-marketing deal with Rockwell as
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A second breach
of personal information at Austin Peay State
University, Tennessean, Aug.
12. Students' personal
info inadvertently disclosed on web at Austin Peay
State Univ., Knox. News Sentinel, July 31.
Vanderbilt Information Technology
Services completed a 4-month project to
establish higher-availability Internet
service on campus; with addition of router, VU
e-mailers now enjoys two distinct Internet routes.
VU release here.
UT-Knoxville and Oak Ridge NL will
collaborate on Transportation technologies
TN Board of Regents selects SunGard SCT
release Aug. 5.
iSummit for Coalition of Lighthouse
Schools hosted in E. Memphis, Comm.
OPTIONS Program for Girls in Math
and Science attracts major corporate sponsors from
Memphis area, Comm. Appeal, Aug. 4.
U. Tennessee opens Joint Institute
for Advanced Materials at Oak Ridge NL,
Knox. News Sentinel, Aug. 4.
Nashville Academy of Science and
Engineering will not open as previously
scheduled, City Paper, Aug. 2. Related story, Tennessean, Aug. 3. Metro's Charter Schools under
scrutiny, Tennessean, Aug. 1.
'Seamless path' for engineering and
technology students established between
UT-Chattanooga and Chattanooga State
Technical College, Chattanoogan.com, Aug. 5.
Oak Ridge High School renovation
effort is driving what is arguably the largest
fundraising effort for a public school in
Tennessee history, Knox. News Sentinel, Aug. 6.
Major new math- and
computer-research funding at Oak Ridge NL supports
deeper understanding of math as it
relates to modeling physical processes of large
and variable scales, release Aug. 4.
New head of TVA Sequoya nuclear
plant says workforce training is
imperative, Times Free Press, Aug.
Tennessee's Math and Science
Failings, MetroPulse Knoxville, Aug. 8.
Rep. Wamp praises Chattanooga-area
industry recruitment and expresses alarm
regarding Tennessee's laggard education
of engineers, relative to China and others.
Business Roundtable sounds alarums
regarding poor production of graduates in
technology, engineering, science, math,
27. BRT report overview. BRT urges
grassroots activism, here.
Congress addressing Council on
for increased support of innovation and
incentives for colleges to graduate more
scientists, engineers and mathematicians, Nash.
Bus. Journal, July 29, not on web. One champion of
this legislation is Nevada's U.S. Sen. John
Technology is part of the solution
for obsolescence of Metro Schools' library
Paper, Aug. 11.
Greenville (Tenn.) schools using
Integrated Learning System and Compass
Learning software to improve academic
achievement, GreenCountyOnline, Aug.
Memphis area schools embracing Plato educational
software for 'catch-up programs'
that help students
graduate on time and reduce district summer-school
costs, Comm. Appeal, Aug.
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Postings to NTC Careers page,
Nashville will be site for 2006
Red Hat Inc. summit for open-source
community, release Aug. 10.
InfraGard audience that many businesses do not
report cyber-attacks for fear of
Post, Aug. 9. Report
available via Computer Security Institute, here (free regis).
study says that while many IT services sectors
will experience slow growth, hotter spots
include communications, customer-care and other
backoffice functions, release Aug. 10.
Maryville, Tenn., is named one of the Top 100 CIO
Award for boldness
of tech vision, release Aug. 15. Earlier background.
Some VoIP Internet phone users have trouble
reaching 911, p. 1, Tennessean, Aug. 3.
Nanotech: Oak Ridge is
major point of leverage for Tennessee's
nanosciences push, July 31, Tennessean.
Related, re Oak Ridge NL, Tennessean, July
Chamber Future 50 winners unveiled, Awards dinner is Sept. 29.
podcast says iTunes gave Nashville Nobody
Knows a huge traffic boost, City Paper,
Fast 50: BusinessTN
magazine's Fast 50 listing (Aug. 2005, p. 44)
includes such tech-driven companies as
Advanced Network Solutions,
Sy.Med Development, Tricycle,
Vantage Logistics and
"Staying on Top of Technology" is one topic
offered for those attending GenerationTN, a
leadership-development program in Nashville Aug.
19-20 for Twenty- and
Thirty-somethings across the state. For program
details and registration, visit
Corporate underwriters include Education Networks
of America and Bridgestone Americas.
WWII-era Scopitone music-video jukebox is
on display at the Belcourt Theater, City
Paper, Aug. 15.
Shingo Prize in Tennessee will be awarded during
Nov. 8-9 Manufacturing
Shingo Award event in Nashville, p. 5, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Aug. 5. Related manufacturing-training event,
here in Nashville, Sept. 13-14.
Congress invites comments through Aug. 22 on
Internet Explorer-only zone within new
U.S. Patent Office site, Aug. 10, CNet News,
Project Management Institute's
PMP 2005 credential examination will be
deployed 1400 GMT Sept. 30, 2005.
PMI Nashville website.
Blogging as psychoanalysis:
iFulfill.com's President's postings may've
signalled business crisis, BusinessWeek, Aug. 4 (related,
Aug. 4, Rexblog).
cited by Forbes for his eclectic
blogging, Nash. Bus. Journal, July 28. Tennessean, July 29. Knox. News Sentinel,
U.S. Senators issue stiff warning
to file-sharing industry that they'd better move
to protect copyright, Wash. Post, July 30.
Cybersecurity sniffer Mark Seiden
explains how and why he breaks into corporate
secrets, NY Times, July 31.
Microsoft software patent
applications are running 60 or more per week,
adding to the nearly 4,000 already
secured -- experts question validity of
software patents, suggesting copyright and
trademark protections should be enough, NY Times,
July 31. Microsoft
beats Apple to the punch in filing for patents on
iPod-type technologies, Bloomberg via
Wash. Post, Aug. 12.
Calculations: Making the
decision on bundled and unbundled voice, data and
Internet services, NY Times, July 30.
Download Festival debuts in
October, NY Times, July 30.
Cisco and IOS security flaw
controversy, NY Times, July 30.
"Hyperlocal" blogs increasingly
common in Tennessee, Knox. News Sentinel,
New rating system for open-source
software should reduce confusion and fear among
corporations that might be users, NY
Times, Aug. 1.
control faces many hurdles in introducing
technology in tracking persons, NY Times,
RFID: Corporate consortium
plans to pool RFID patents, NY Times, Aug. 10. International Paper's Memphis
Customer Solutions Center extends reach of IP
Smart Packaging RFID training, consulting
and sales, BusinessTN, p. 6., August 2005
Broadband: Columnist Pegaro
says broadband competition must be
preserved, with improved value for
customers of phone and cable customers and their
rivals, Washington Post, Aug. 14.
Customer service among cable, phone
and wireless providers could deteriorate
further, partly as a result of recent FCC
rulings, Washington Post, Aug. 12.
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Business Roundtable: CEO
Math & Science Education, Oak
22-23) CSI Training: How to be a more effective IS
professional. Nashville Convention Center. In
Coop. with ISSA. Details here.
(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.
Keynote is former US Homeland Security
Cybersecurity Czar Amit Yoran. For further
(Aug. 24) E. TN Technology Council, Tom Badgett,
CIO & Co-founder of IdleAire
Technologies, will give update on
IdleAire. Register by Aug. 22 here
or (865) 220-2020. Details here.
(Aug. 25-26) CSI Training:
Defense Against Social Engineering. Nashville
Convention Center. In Coop with
ISSA. Details here.
* (Aug. 25) NE TN
Technology Council and Saratoga Technologies hold
meeting on VoIP, wireless and
tech-business startups. Johnson City, 4 p.m.
(Aug. 31) Nashville Health Care Council program
with Tommy G. Thompson, Independent
Chairman, Deloitte Center for Health Solutions,
Former Secretary, 7.30 a.m. - 9.30 a.m., Loews
Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel. Details here.
(Sept. 1) NTC Tech Roundtable,
"Learning to Partner, Leveraging for Growth, "
with speaker Ken Thoreson,
President, Acumen Management Group on
creating sustainable revenues through business
partnerships. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Wildhorse Saloon,
120 2nd Ave., N. (37201). $15 NTC Member, $25
Nonmember. Registration online at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (615)
7-9) National Health
IT Summit and
Summit, Washington D.C.
7-9) RFID Journal offers RFID training course at
International Paper's RFID Test Center,
Memphis, details here.
(Sept. 8) AITP Nashville,
with speaker David Cochran, IT manager,
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. For information,
(Sept. 14) Nashville Capital
Network program, "Managing the Fast-Growing
Business," 5:30 p.m., Averbuch Audit.,
Owen GSM, Vanderbilt. Details TBA.
(Sept. 26-29) Fountainhead College
of Technology's Center for Information Assurance
& Cybersecurity Training (IACT) hosts
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
29) Music City Future 50 Awards
(Oct. 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, "How does a
de-centralized Fortune 100 company refresh its
an HCA story,"
presented by Lee Adams, VP-Service Management
& Delivery for HCA IT&S. Details
Tennessee Valley Venture Forum, here.
* (Oct. 17-18) Healthcare
M&A conference in Nashville,
(Nov. 3) NTC Tech Roundtable,
presentation by Debbie Gordon, CEO, Snappy
(Nov. 3) Regional Business
After Hours, Gaylord Entertainment
Center, 5 p.m. -8 p.m. For info,
* (Nov. 14-17) Oak
Ridge: International Energy Agency's Ad Hoc
Group on Science and Energy
Technologies Workshop for the Development of
an International Strategic Plan for energy
resources, at Oak Ridge NL. The seminal
strategic planning workshop will guide future
activities on AHGSET and international cooperation
in basic research for energy. Aug. 1 release
1) NTC Tech Roundtable, program on Meaningful
Metrics in IT, with participants from
HCA, Gartner, Caterpillar Financial. Details
2006) Manufacturing Excellence Conference at
MTSU, March 16, 2006. For info, write