"Understanding Business Valuation" conference, Thursday,
Nov. 10th, Massey Center at Belmont University, for
senior executives, investors. Details
Telecom Innovation. BellSouth-Yahoo portal. Rep.
Blackburn re cable v. tv.
VU Music portal. Plus: ClientLogic, Dialogic, US
LEC, CCA, NuVox, Xspedius, Comcast, Covista,
commits to Memphis. HealthStream co-founder
McLaren raises $2.2 million for SaferSleep. Ely to
Passport presidency. Tech a factor as HCA
increases Houston presence. Global Health
Exchange gets Neoforma. Plus,
HMS, ReDoc, Center for Better Health, Sumner
Regional, Health IT event. More...
named Edgenet president. Woo joins VoiceIT.
Essex Tech. files $139M suit. Riven profile. SBA
lending. Pathfinder, Link2Gov, Investment
Equinox, Kraft Tech., Passport Health,
Passalong, ClientLogic, Dialogic, Kraft
Technology, North Highland, Xebec and others.
TN's top web marketer? Caremark call
center. Spheris jobs in Franklin. Leader
sought for Northeast TN
Technology Council. More...
quiet on Nissan, but not on TN education flaws. TN
CIO Ezell on e-Gov. Metro and State RFP links.
Mitchell to TN Homeland Security. Brilliant
Tech wins NASA contract. Chicagoan
wants whistleblower status in TN online tax
VUSE's Holman on Flash memory. Regents
praise online learning. Harris honored by
Engineers. Chaudary joins
EDUCAUSE. ORNL SensorNet, UT's GLORIAD
RESOURCES: Science of
interrupting online workers; Music technology; IP
lawsuits; Dell laptop production; Darknets; Tech
spending forecasts, and More...
downloading may've cost Nashville half its
songwriters, Diamond Rio performer Marty
Roe tells U.S. Senate
via KABC 7 LA, Oct. 17. Related release, Sept. 30. RIAA report of progress against
Metro Council passes Briley-Bradley resolution
authorizing creation of a
amid some controversy, Tennessean, Oct. 6. Tennessean editorial on
Broadband and related, Oct. 8.
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday addressed
Consumer and Small Business Forum on
Cable and Broadband Competition,
in Washington, D.C. Program agenda. Sponsors' report here. Blackburn pushing
for increased competition;
critics say new laws could spell end to
public-access television supported through Comcast
and other franchise
agreements, Times Free Press, Oct. 9.
Related statement on Video Choice legislation, here.
BellSouth and Yahoo partner for
online portal for BellSouth broadband
customers, launching in fall 2006,
release Oct. 17. Related story, NY
Times, Oct. 18.
Vanderbilt subscribes to
University Music Portal for indie downloads for
students; UMP is from FreshTracksMusic, a firm created
by a Vanderbilt alum. Tennessean, Oct. 18, scroll here.
adds prelaunch contract with Amp'd Mobile, a mobile virtual
network operator (MVNO) which will serve
using 3G-EV-DO wireless technology, BusinessWire
release, Oct. 17; ClientLogic earlier added MVNO
Communications Corp. is partnering with
Seattle-based Twisted Pair Solutions to
integrate that company's
software into its Communicator! NXT software.
Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 10.
Oct. 5 Bristol Tennessee Essential Services
for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH),
including optical networking, access and
Ethernet switching to bring user-centric broadband
access services to their subscribers.
Internet Inc. (Fayetteville, TN) acquired by IVI
Communications (Los Angeles), release Oct.
in the face of possible Comcast litigation, United
Telephone Co. (Chapel Hill, TN) withdrew
provide cable-tv services in Brentwood, City
Paper, Oct. 11.
Corp. of America picks US LEC for telecom
services, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 6.
Comms. and Xspedius Comms. sue BellSouth Corp. to
maintain cost-based rate, pending new
access agreements, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 7.
Cybera Inc. introduces
SmartNetwork for La Madeleine chain,
Nash. Bus Journal, Oct.5.
announces MetaSwitch (Data Connection
improvement, BW release Oct. 12.
over Power Lines (BPL) is being offered by more of
America's utilities, NY Times, Oct. 17. Manassas, Va.,
Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) entry, Wash.
Post, Oct. 6.
is finalist to build Philadelphia's wireless
network, Phila. Inquirer, Oct. 4. Earthlink's case for
partnerships, here. Related, Wash. Post, Oct. 5. Earlier story about
Nashville's NES studying use of
assets, City Paper, Oct. 3.
Real Wireless Revolution is just
beginning, with WiMax, Mesh Networks,
smart Radio - Column Michael Rogers, MSNBC, Oct. 16.
3 - Cogent spat left some web users blind to
Internet, Wash. Post, Oct. 14.
Business Services (unit of former WebMD Corp.)
gets tax relief and commits to Memphis
facility, Commercial Appeal, Oct. 20. Memphis Bus. Journal,
Osborn of Center for Better Health, Health Care
Solutions Group will tackle U.S. healthcare policy
Oct. 10. Group's first event is
Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C. Health Care Solutions'
City Paper editorial, City Paper, Oct. 12. Tennessean, Oct. 20.
cites technology investmenet in increasing
Houston-area presence, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Oct. 19.
becomes president of Passport Health
Communications, with Lackey still CEO,
Tennessean, Oct. 10.
Healthcare Exchange (GHX), with No. American ops
in Nashville presence, acquires Neoforma
release Oct. 11.
10-year-mark, Nashville Health Care Council
membership includes 'Who's Who' of
Nashville business, City Paper, Oct. 12. Gallivan column
comments on Nashville Health Care Council's ten
years of service, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 7.
CEO Council, including Dell, et al, will hold
regional briefing in Tennessee in 2006 on
standards for Health IT, GovHealthIT.com, Oct. 17.
Regional Health System adopts Health Performance
Partners' (Access Group, Gallatin)
approach to business-process
analysis, logistics, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 7.
Nashville's ReDoc rehab
documentation software interfaces with billing,
clinical treatment, Nash. Med. News, Oct.
co-founder McLaren raises $2.2 million, moving
ahead with SaferSleep System for safer
Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 7.
Cross Blue Shield of TN medical officer among
speakers during Health IT
interoperability/RHIOs conference, Oct.
25-27. Details here.
UT Medical Group's telemedicine
practice is 3rd-largest in nation,
Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct. 14.
EVP Darty is a UT Engineering alum who brought his
expertise and his venture back home to
Memphis, Comm. Appeal, Oct. 17.
Bioworks Foundation site here.
Medicare website was unveiled Oct. 17, here.
awards contract for annual Health IT report card
to GWU/Harvard/MassGen units,
GovHealthIT.com, Oct. 12.
State and local officials collaborate to establish
a Web site for authorized physicians to
records and dosage information of Hurricane
Katrina evacuees, to successfully transition care
errors, US Medicine, Oct. 11.
Momentum report: Hospital Use of IT, AHA
report, October 2005. Shows cost,
technology and adequate IT staff among barriers to
adoption. Related release, Oct. 6.
forthcoming to simplify adoption of
HealthIT, GovHealthIT.com, Oct. 5. HHS IT contracts,
Government Computer News, Oct. 6.
EdgeNet announces Tom
Frederick's appointment as president, introduces
iCat channel-management solution, Businesswire,
Kerry Woo, former PalmGear exec, joins VoiceIT
Technologies (voice nav,
voice biometrics) as VP-
Relationships. Release Oct.
Q: With Woo
still in Nashville, and the VoiceIT release
referring to the company as "currently based in
Minneapolis," could this innovator be enticed to
relocate to Music City?
Group, Internet reseller,
files $139 million lawsuit against Consumer
Depot for damages resulting
from false claims that Essex engaged in shill
bidding, City Paper, Oct. 10. BuyEssex
provider University of Phoenix fined by
TN Board of Regents for running
'inappropriate' too-broad recruitment
ad in The
City Paper, Times Free Press, Oct. 8.
SBA lending in TN gets a
boost overall, while average loan drops; Germain
Boer of Entrepreneurship Center
which loan recipients produce greatest gains,
Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 17.
Steve Riven, senior managing director, Avondale
Partners LLC, City Paper, Oct. 19.
Metavante agrees to acquire Link2Gov,
Tennessean, Oct. 4. City Paper, Oct. 4. Earlier coverage.
Investment Scorecard buys Advicon, City
Paper, Oct. 6. Earlier coverage.
participates in Boston investors
conference, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 5. Earlier coverage.
Valley Partners, launched in August, joins
Battelle Ventures and others to invest in
which offers wireless smart metering for
utilities, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 18.
on proceedings of TN Valley Venture
Forum, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 10. Stories advancing the
TVVF, KNS, Oct. 7 and Oct. 6.
startups share ideas on growth, with emphasis on
, Comm. Appeal,
Oct. 7. Construction of UT-Baptist
Research Park for biosciences will claim Memphis
building where Elvis was declared dead, Balt.
Bus. Journal, Oct. 11.
Foundation offeres online audio of presentations
during last month's "Advancing Innovation and
Entrepreneurship" conference held by
Technology Transfer Society, audio here.
Tim Moses leads Sitemason toward the
Web 2.0 Promised Land
We're not going to dwell too
heavily on the fact that Tim Moses has chosen to
announce the burial of the Monster Labs, Inc.
brand just before Halloween. After
all, Sitemason's name has been
promoted more heavily in the market, and it has
been more than a month since Moses filed papers
with the Secretary of State.
action made Sitemason the unified corporate name
of the three entities previously known as Monster Labs, Inc. (the
parent, offering web applications and hosting);
Moses.com (web hosting division); and
Sitemason.com (content management, web-development
tools and hosting).
Moses says that Sitemason, now with a
cleaner organizational chart, serves more than 600
customers. Moses serves as CEO and Lead Developer,
while Thomas Conner , a fellow
Vanderbilt grad who joined Moses in 1995 after a
career in banking, is President and CFO.
Moses says that next he'll continue shaping
Sitemason "to make it more 'Web 2.0'." Moses says
he began adding Web 2.0 features to Sitemason last
spring, citing a new Custom Form tool customers
can use to manage large workflows. Now, he says,
Sitemason is "a combination of a content
management system and a web app development
platform." [Local firms' movement toward Web 2.0
should illuminate the substance beneath concept,
currently somewhat shrouded by the cloud of
statements pro , the arguments con and the general
excitement and confusion. NTC's Feb. 2, 2006,
Tech Roundtable will focus on
Although born in Nashville 37 years ago
this Halloween, Moses was reared in southern
Minnesota, an area more known for cornfields than
lakes, and returned to Nashville as a high-school
junior when his research-physician father was
recruited from the Mayo Clinic, back to Vanderbilt
(where, among other things, the elder Moses helped
start the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center). To
grease the return to middle Tennessee, Moses'
father catered to his son's already-intense love
of computers and bought him his choice: a Mac
Moses earned his B.S. in computer sciences
at Vanderbilt University in 1992. Long
before he graduated, he was working in the VU
Computer Store and independently supporting and
consulting to customers. By his Senior year, he'd
formed Telasar Consulting, which later became
Telasar Corporation, in which he partnered with
Bill Butler (now, Butler Networks, and Tommy
Williams (now a developer with WinFS). Then, with a "tiny"
1993 round of friends-and-family money, they
formed Telalink, originally to enable customers to
send files via ISDN, but very quickly to build and
market an always-on network connecting customers
with service bureaus. By early 1994, Moses says
Telalink was playing hard against their "main
rivals," ISDN-Net and Edge.net, and working steadily
to position themselves against competitors as
"young geeks" quicker to embrace new technologies.
Telalink teamed with ISDN-Net to form NREP , Nashville's first
colocation facility (now wholly owned by
ISDN-Net). In early 1999, Moses and partners sold
Telalink (then $2.5 million annually) to PSINet
Inc., the first commercial internet services
provider. PSINet subsequently failed noisily. That failure
led to the end of Telalink operations in early
2001, at which point rights to the Internet access
customer base were sold to ISDN-Net.
In September 1999, after a token buyout of
PSInet's interest in the development of tools for
web designers, Moses and Conner funded the launch
of Monster Labs, Inc., with Telalink employee
Andrew Webber moving over as a partner to staff
Monster Labs. (Moses says Webber left in 2004 to
pursue an MBA.) By New Year's Day 2001,
Monster Labs launched a suite of six developer
tools resident at Sitemason.com. Although that
business was initially slow to establish momentum,
the timely end of Monster Labs' noncompete with
PSINet allowed them to get back into the web
hosting business as Moses.com, balancing their
Moses says that despite his near-obsession
with programming and entrepreneurship, he and his
wife Tricia and their four children -- all of whom
are scheduled to be joined later this year by a
set of twins -- make a point of finding ample
family time. The family resides in Nashville.
Kraft Technology Group LLC names
Brett Scott president after nine years with
group, Tennessean, Oct.
companies make Inc. Fastest-Growing list,
City Paper, Oct.
Centerstone names Biagioni VP-CIO,
(Movers & Shakers) Tennessean,
provider of trust accounting software, has
partnered with Nashville-based Investment
Scorecard, Inc. to provide
clients investment performance reporting and
wealth management tools. Release Oct.
Blogger Bill Hobbs
shelves political commentary to focus on family
and income, Tennessean,
Nashville's CyberAngel cited in New York Times
roundup on recovering stolen laptop
Software acquired a contract for networking
services for Cheatham County government,
according to CEO JJ Rosen.
First Tennessee Bank (First Horizon
Natl. Corp.) adopts webMethods Glue
development environment for deployment and
interoperability of web-based
release Oct. 18.
Xebec IT tapped Lee Sweeten to lead
expansion of app development, Tennessean,
16. Xebec release,
(more) Beth Chase launched C3
Consulting LLC, Tennessean, Oct. 16, scroll here.
Jennifer LeMieux named vp-marketing
Passport Health Communications,
Tennessean, Oct. 16.
PHG Technologies (Brentwood) says
Steve McDowell rejoined the firm as implementation
manager, after a stint with Digital Processing Equipment Corp.
Tennessean, Oct. 9, scroll here.
Equinox IS signs Eureka
Networks (NY) for Protector 10 fraud-detection
solution, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct.
Louis Haynes is now IT director for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-TN,
having left EDS at Saturn, Tennessean, Oct. 9.
Passalong signs deal with
Independent Online Distribution Alliance
(IODA)., Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 10.
North Highland Co. named Choo
Lee, formerly with IBM, principal; Chris Cummings
and Tracy McCarthy senior managers; Troy
West and Brian Hall, managers, p. 17, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Oct. 7.|
Northeast Tennessee Technology
Council is searching for a permanent
Executive Director. The application
is online here. E-mail application
Czuchry. Interviewing will begin Nov. 7.
Caremark call center absorption of
displaced workers suggests strong regional
economy, Tennessean, Oct. 10.
Knoxville begins tourism podcast
Oct. 31, with host Witchita Rutherford,
Knox.News Sentinel, Oct. 17.
Spheris (Franklin) adds jobs in
Franklin, Tennessean, Oct. 7.
Internet brings international sales
to downtown Chattanooga Ford dealership,
Chattanoogan.com, Oct. 14.
Aegis Interworld melds Dallas,
operations into Memphis center, Memphis
Bus. Journal, Oct. 14. Aegis Interworld
CTO Maready profiled, Comm. Appeal, Oct. 10.
UA-Birmingham Biomedical center
emerging, snares new leader from Ga.
Tech, Birm. Bus. Journal, Oct.14.
receive awards, Knox. News Sentinel,
Glow, new website.
Chattanooga: Flicko's film-to-video
transfer franchise spreading from
Louisville, Times Free Press, Oct. 7.
North America's customers say vendors can't be
paid, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 6.
Airplane crash knocked out Knology
internet services in E. TN, Knox. News
Sentinel, Oct. 10.
HP partner Jabil Global Systems
expands facilities and staffing in SE
Memphis, Comm. Appeal, Oct. 12.
Gov. Bredesen tight-lipped about
Nissan visit (Tennessean, Oct. 20). City Paper
says Bredesen expresses concern about
Tennessee education's reputation in Asia,
and sees opportunities in China, which is
among nations 'eating our lunch'. City Paper,
Oct. 20. (Earlier,
FedEx expands services to India and China, here.) TN math
scores in Natl. Ed. Assessment have improved, but
are still middlin'. Tennessean, Oct. 20. City Paper, Oct. 20. Tenn. Manufacturing Summit set
for November 8th, The City Paper,
whistleblower status in reporting failure to
collect Internet sales taxes in Tennessee and
states, Wall St. Journal,
historical artifacts to be digitally
archived, City Paper, Oct.
VolunteerVoices site in development. Related:
Tenn-Share Library improvement page.
TechConnect venture at Oak Ridge
helps federal agencies and contractors
match-up, Knox. News Sentinel,
Venture uses VIPAR
contextual-search technology, licensed from
ORNL. Willow Creek Partners of San Diego is
financing operations during
State of TN CIO
Ezell says tennessee.gov e-gov gateway is enabling
state to become more efficient; State
saves money with online
tax filing, with 25% of tax dollars e-filed in
recent period, according to Revenue deputy Reagan
Farr. AP via Times Free Press,
Mitchell named head of TN Homeland
Security, City Paper, Oct.
Bus. Journal, Oct.
Massive TN Human
345-01.201 for Web-based
On-line Vision Integration Program
(VIP), proposals due today.
Metro Nashville seeks
e-Procurement and contract-management services,
software and equipment, via
05-09 seeks single contractor
for planimetric data
Deadline Nov. 10.
seeks PeopleSoft Enterprise One Application
Outsourcing Services RFP
05-87, proposals due
Integrated Food Service Technology System for
Metro Schools, preproposal conference Oct.
proposals due Nov. 18.
Nashville's web-based budget-reporting tool
enables a virtually paperless process,
built on Microsoft.Net and
SQL Server, Govt. Technology,
Technology (Brentwood) wins NASA data-analysis
algorithm contract, Nash. Bus. Journal,
bankruptcy filings in E. TN. seems to have helped
crash feds' PACER court system, Knox.
News System, Oct.
U. Memphis law prof.
says direct-recording electronic voting technology
should be backed-up with voter-verified
paper audit trail (VVPAT),
Comm. Appeal, Oct.
Bush's fundraiser Mercer Reynolds, a Chattanoogan,
says Internet fundraising may supplant
old style, Times Free Press, Oct.
Oak Ridge Natl.
Lab. maintains FuelEconomy.gov for DOE,
Knox. News Sentinel, Oct.
traffic and road conditions could improve safety,
reduce fuel consumption, Tennessean,
Knox County and City of Knoxville websites offer
more services, Knox. News Sentinel,
Oct. 5 release from Official
Payments Corp. (Tier Technologies).
PeopleSoft Enterprise One application outsourcing services,
proposals due Nov. 11.
State DoT RFP
403.85-002 for 511 Travel Information
Service, bids due Oct. 26. Contract
includes voice network system design, build,
operate, maintain, enhance during three-year life
INNOVATIONS: Research, Commercialization and
VU School of Engineering's Holman is bullish on applications for NOR and
NAND Flash memory;
Dell product line incorporates flash memory, The
City Paper, Oct. 5.
Harris, Vanderbilt chair
of Biomedical Engineering Dept. and Orrin H.
Enging., received a distinguished service award
Engineering Society. Story, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Oct. 14. VUSE
Ridge NL SensorNet cited in update on geospatial
networks and with sensor webs, Directions
Mag., Oct. 17.
UT Chattanooga students and faculty
hold Autonomous Control Conference to
interest high-schoolers in math, science,
engineering, featuring systems developed
for DARPA remote-controlled vehicle challenge,
Times Free Press, Oct.
TN Board of Regents survey suggests
workers who earned degrees online perform
well, perhaps better than other
degree-holders, City Paper, Oct.
UltraScienceNet developed by Oak
Ridge NL connects national labs for scientific
research, release Oct.
Oak Ridge NL REVIEW magazine,
covers nano, computing, other progress via
ORNL Director Wadsworth inducted
into Natl. Academy of Engineering,
UT in Gloriad supercomputing, Times Free
Press, Oct. 6. Funding was from Korea Ministry of
Oct. 5 (Sub).
TSU's assoc. vice pres. for comms. and IT, has
been named to Member IS committee of
EDUCAUSE, the association of IT pros in higher-ed.
Tennessean, Oct. 9, scroll
UT Chatta. library reflects growing
trend toward digital resources and coffeehouse
ambience, Times Free
Nashville Technology Council Mission Statement. Listing of Nashville Technology
IT spending forecasts: Gartner, Forrester,
et al. Take your pick (slow-down)
Warner/Nashville's Bennett says technology brings
new opportunities, Billboard
Nashville-based Kautz of Soc. of Prof.
Audio-Recording Svcs. says technology is
driving-down indie recording costs, Seattle Times, Oct.
and New Horizons
Learning Center have partnered
for a Nov. 15, 2005, executive seminar, "A
Proactive Approach to Managing Risk out of IT
initiatives." Sessions begins 8 a.m. For info,
write here or phone (615) 312-8275.
used by teachers to motivate students in
19 (Tennessean, Oct. 20).
Ringtones approach half-billion
dollars per year in revenue, bring new digital
leverage to music industry reeling
fromdownloads, while Country artists may
gain increased exposure via fans' cellphones, Tennessean, Oct. 9.
Ward is reportedly considered
by many the top expert on marketing web
content and targeted link-building campaigns, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct.17. Ward will offer
PowerHouse Linking Seminar.
Lawsuits over tech IP
rights spurs recruitment of technology
, NY Times, Oct. 4
. Nilekani, CEO of India's Infosys
Technologies, says India's comparative advantage
in IT outsourcing inevitable and
to be embraced by other companies, NY
Times, Oct. 15.
Continued shrinking of computers
could lead to further Dell offshoring in next
decade, Austin American-Statesman,
IBM's quarterly-earnings report
suggests IT spending may be continuing modest
climb, NY Times, Oct. 18.
Betty Steele, of counsel at Baker
Donelson, is a source for Tennessean story on
journalists being barred from
TennCare appeal hearings when HIPAA privacy
requirements are invoked as reason, Tennessean, Oct. 18.
Hacking your own Life: How
researchers study how best to interrupt
you with e-mail, visits and other
that can seriously limit your concentration
on important tasks -- particularly, if a cluttered
e-Life makes you feel
more important. NY Times Magazine, Oct. 1.
The rise of Darknets: peer-to-peer
nets, with membership based on circles of
trust, NY Times, Oct. 5.
Networked collaboration case study:
Nibco gains in innovation and
productivity, NY Times, Oct. 5.
Editorial: Teleworking isn't
working in most companies, partly due to lack of
trust, Wash. Bus. Journal via NBJ,
U.S. Manufacturing's decline: UT
Global Bus. Institute director cites decline of
supplier options, Industry Week,
Nov. 1 issue, here.
High price of commuting is giving
online-shopping sites a boost, NY Times,
Startups are repurposing other
providers' online data in new ventures:
Website "mashups," The Economist, Sept. 15. Related,
Google Map mashups, NY Times, Oct.
Having passed the two-year milestone in publishing
News of Nashville Technology
we've made a few editorial and format
adjustments. There will be further
changes. Your insights and suggestions have
been a great help. Keep those cards 'n' letters
or phone (615) 244-3222, and I'll get
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20) Vanderbilt Engineering Featheringill Audit.,
Dr. Mike Wagner, M.D., U. of Pittsburgh,
use of AI in disease surveillance of populations
and environment. 3 p.m. Details here.
* (Oct. 21) NE TN Tech Council
TechStar Awards Luncheon, Kingsport.
(Oct. 22) Dell Recycling event, Vanderbilt, 9
a.m.-3 p.m., parking lot 74, near VU
athletic track. Background on
Dell recycling. Related story, Tennessean,
25) Women in Technology Tennessee (WiTT) offers
program on technology's role in response to
Katrina, with executives from HCA,
Caterpillar Financial, Dialogic Comms. Corp., 4:30
p.m., Caterpillar Financial. Details here.
* (Oct. 26) E. TN Tech. Council
meeting. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at
Technology 2020, topic: Planning the IT Career
Pathways, joint workshop with
Oak Ridge Economic Partnership. More info
* (Oct. 27) LBMC Director of
Coding & Reg. Compli. Donna Gilley addresses
TN HiMSS chapter luncheon, 11:30 a.m.,
in the Healthcare Setting. Venue: LBMC
(Brentwood). Details here.
* (Oct. 27) U. Tennessee
Pro2Serve Math Contest for full-ride
scholarships, details here.
* (Oct. 31) Chattanooga
Engineers Club, "Cell Phones and What All They Can
Do" Dr. Joseph Kizza, UT
Chattanooga. 11:30 a.m. Details here.
* (Nov. 3) "Software for
Intelligent System Health Management,"
Louis Trevino, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center,
2L Research, Featheringill Auditorium. Details here.
3) NTC Tech Roundtable, presentation by Debbie
Gordon, Founder, Pres/CEO, Snappy Auctions.
(Nov. 3) Regional Business After
Gaylord Entertainment Center, 5 p.m. -8
p.m. For info, write here.
* (Nov. 3-4; Dec.
8-9) Chattanooga Commercialization Strategies
-- TN Sm. Bus. Dev. Cntr. and Hamilton
County Cntr. for Econ. Dev. 2-part seminar,
for companies with innovative concepts and
technologies, highlighting local, regional
resources for commercialization. Topics include
IP; role of public institutions; marketing and
bus. development; funding and financing, sources
of capital. UT Chatta.
(Nov. 9) Nashville Health Care Council and
Federation of American Hospitals
hospital-payment symposium, 7:15 a.m., Hermitage
(Nov. 9) East TN Tech Council Navigator Awards
banquet, Knoxville Convention Center.
11:30 a.m. For details write here. Barry Shuler,
SVP-IT and CTO Marriott Intl. is keynote.
10) "Understanding Business Valuation"
seminar, cosponsored by Nashville Technology
Council and Owen Entrepreneurship Center, focusing
on how to maximize business valuation across
growth stages. Topics include a Valuation
primer; pre-Seed Money valuation; Early/Seed
enterprise valuation; Growth company valuation;
and, a CEO panel discussion. Confirmed speakers,
registration fees to be announced. Venue: Curb
Center, Belmont University. For further
information, call (615) 743-3160 or write
* (Nov. 10) Memphis Data Management
Assn. presentation by Dr. Peter Aiken on DM
challenges and XML usage, FedEx Institute, no charge. 5:30 p.m. Details here.
* (Nov. 14-15) SRI HIPAA
Compliance, safeguarding data, Loews
Vanderbilt Hotel, details here. Speakers include
Mark Johnson, VUMC CISO; Paul Connelly, VP-CISO,
HCA IT&S. Details here.
14-17) Oak Ridge: International Energy
Agency's Ad Hoc Group on Science and
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 here.
* (Nov. 17-20) cre824 "WebJam,"
prelude to Webdesign International Festival in
France, in Chattanooga. Details here.
(Dec. 1) NTC Tech Roundtable "Meaningful Metrics
in IT," with Ryan Staggs, director,
service level and availability management HCA
Information Technology & Services; Larry
McCoy, CIO, Caterpillar Financial; Kathy Harris,
Vice President and Research Analyst, Gartner,
Inc.; and Moderator Tom Dugger, Healthstream,
VP-Systems, HealthStream. Details TBA. For
(Jan. 5) NTC Tech Roundtable,
program: Blogging (tentative). Details TBA.
(Feb. 2) NTC Tech Roundtable, program:
Web 2.0, details TBA.
* (March 2) NTC Tech
Roundtable, program: Content Management
Systems, details TBA.
(March 6-9) Major Software Engineering
at Nashville, via Carnegie
Mellon Software Engineering
NOV. 10, 2005
A dozen CXO-Level
Joe Maxwell, Investment
Bruce Lynskey, Owen GSM, VU;
Austill, Veran Medical
HCA and Caterpillar