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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 (No. 64)
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Milt CappsNews Archive
REGISTRATION OPEN:   "Understanding Business Valuation" conference, Thursday, Nov. 10th, Massey Center at Belmont University, for senior executives, investors. Details here.


   NTC's November Tech Roundtable (Nov. 3) and CXO-level Business Valuation (Nov. 10) events. Dell computer recycling event at VU.  Details on 27 Scheduled Events here...
CONNECTIONS:   Metro studies Telecom Innovation. BellSouth-Yahoo portal. Rep. Blackburn re cable v. tv. VU Music portal. Plus: ClientLogic, Dialogic, US LEC, CCA, NuVox, Xspedius, Comcast, Covista, CyberaMore...
HEALTHCARE:   Emdeon 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...

VENTURES:   Frederick named Edgenet president. Woo joins VoiceIT. Essex Tech. files $139M suit. Riven profile. SBA lending. Pathfinder, Link2Gov,
Investment Scorecard. More....

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:   Tim Moses, Founder, CEO and Lead Developer of Sitemason, right here.

PARTNERS:   Equinox, Kraft Tech., Passport Health, Passalong, ClientLogic, Dialogic, Kraft Technology, North Highland, Xebec and others. More...

EAST WEST:  TN's top web marketer? Caremark call center. Spheris jobs in Franklin. Leader
sought for Northeast TN Technology Council. More...

GOVERNMENT:   Bredesen 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 complaint. More...

INNOVATIONS:   VUSE's Holman on Flash memory. Regents praise online learning. Harris honored by Biomedical
Engineers. Chaudary joins EDUCAUSE. ORNL SensorNet, UT's GLORIAD supercomputing. More...

RESOURCES:   Science of interrupting online workers; Music technology; IP lawsuits; Dell laptop production; Darknets; Tech spending forecasts, and More...
Illegal downloading may've cost Nashville half its songwriters, Diamond Rio performer Marty Roe tells U.S. Senate
committee, AP via KABC 7 LA, Oct. 17. Related release, Sept. 30. RIAA report of progress against downloads.

Broadband: Metro Council passes Briley-Bradley resolution authorizing creation of a Telecommunications Innovation task force, amid some controversy, Tennessean, Oct. 6. Tennessean editorial on Broadband and related, Oct. 8

Rep. 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

ClientLogic adds prelaunch contract with Amp'd Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) which will serve
youth market using 3G-EV-DO wireless technology, BusinessWire release, Oct. 17; ClientLogic earlier added MVNO
provider Visage Mobile. Details here.
Dialogic Communications Corp. is partnering with Seattle-based Twisted Pair Solutions to integrate that company's
communications software into its Communicator! NXT software. Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 10.
Alcatel  announced Oct. 5 Bristol Tennessee Essential Services selected Alcatel for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), including optical networking, access and Ethernet switching to bring user-centric broadband access services to their subscribers.

Valley Internet Inc. (Fayetteville, TN) acquired by IVI Communications (Los Angeles), release Oct. 18

Reportedly in the face of possible Comcast litigation, United Telephone Co. (Chapel Hill, TN) withdrew its request
to provide cable-tv services in Brentwood, City Paper, Oct. 11

Corrections Corp. of America picks US LEC for telecom services, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 6.

NuVox 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.

Covista announces MetaSwitch (Data Connection Ltd.) switch improvement, BW release Oct. 12.

Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) is being offered by more of America's utilities, NY Times, Oct. 17. Manassas, Va., becomes early Broadband over Power Lines (BPL) entry, Wash. Post, Oct. 6

Earthlink is finalist to build Philadelphia's wireless network, Phila. Inquirer, Oct. 4. Earthlink's case for
public-private partnerships, here. Related, Wash. Post, Oct. 5. Earlier story about Nashville's NES studying use of
fiber-optic assets, City Paper, Oct. 3

The Real Wireless Revolution is just beginning, with WiMax, Mesh Networks, smart Radio - Column Michael Rogers, MSNBC, Oct. 16.

Level 3 - Cogent spat left some web users blind to Internet, Wash. Post, Oct. 14.

New York Times Tech special on Networking, Oct. 5. The ubiquitous city, here. Breaking-up the box. Folksonomy.


Emdeon Business Services (unit of former WebMD Corp.) gets tax relief and commits to Memphis facility, Commercial Appeal, Oct. 20. Memphis Bus. Journal, Oct. 19.

Led by Osborn of Center for Better Health, Health Care Solutions Group will tackle U.S. healthcare policy issues,
City Paper, Oct. 10. Group's first event is Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C. Health Care Solutions' Group formation
applauded in City Paper editorial, City Paper, Oct. 12.  Tennessean, Oct. 20.

HCA cites technology investmenet in increasing Houston-area presence, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 19.

ly becomes president of Passport Health Communications, with Lackey still CEO, Tennessean, Oct. 10.

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), with No. American ops in Nashville presence, acquires Neoforma supply chain,
release Oct. 11

At 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.

Technology CEO Council, including Dell, et al, will hold regional briefing in Tennessee in 2006 on interoperability,
readiness, standards for Health IT,, Oct. 17.

Sumner 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.

Healthcare Management Systems lands financial, imaging and communications contract at Springfield's Northcrest, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 19

HealthStream co-founder McLaren raises $2.2 million, moving ahead with SaferSleep System for safer drug
administration, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 7

Blue 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

Luminetx' EVP Darty is a UT Engineering alum who brought his expertise and his venture back home to Memphis, Comm. Appeal, Oct. 17.

Memphis Bioworks Foundation site here

New Medicare website was unveiled Oct. 17, here

HHS awards contract for annual Health IT report card to GWU/Harvard/MassGen units,, Oct. 12
Federal, State and local officials collaborate to establish a Web site for authorized physicians to access the
medication records and dosage information of Hurricane Katrina evacuees, to successfully transition care and avoid
prescription errors, US Medicine, Oct. 11
Forward Momentum report:  Hospital Use of IT, AHA report, October 2005. Shows cost, interoperability, clinical
acceptance of technology and adequate IT staff among barriers to adoption. Related release, Oct. 6. 

Rules forthcoming to simplify adoption of HealthIT,, Oct. 5. HHS IT contracts, Government Computer News, Oct. 6.


EdgeNet announces Tom Frederick's appointment as president, introduces iCat channel-management solution, Businesswire, Oct. 19.
Nashvillian Kerry Woo, former PalmGear exec, joins VoiceIT Technologies (voice nav, voice biometrics) as VP-
Enterprise Relationships. Release Oct. 19Q: 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?

Nashville's Essex Technology 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 site here

Online 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 raises
issue re which loan recipients produce greatest gains, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 17.

Profile: Steve Riven, senior managing director, Avondale Partners LLC, City Paper, Oct. 19.

(more) Metavante agrees to acquire Link2Gov, Tennessean, Oct. 4. City Paper, Oct. 4. Earlier coverage.

(more) Investment Scorecard buys Advicon, City Paper, Oct. 6. Earlier coverage.

(more) Pathfinder Therapeutics participates in Boston investors conference, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 5. Earlier coverage.

Innovation Valley Partners, launched in August, joins Battelle Ventures and others to invest in Jackson, MS-based
SmartSynch, which offers wireless smart metering for utilities, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 18.

Report on proceedings of TN Valley Venture Forum, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 10. Stories advancing the TVVF, KNS, Oct. 7 and Oct. 6. 

Memphis:  Biomedical startups share ideas on growth, with emphasis on musculoskeletal ventures, 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.
Kauffman 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.

That action made Sitemason the unified corporate name of the three entities previously known as Monster Labs, Inc.  (the parent, offering web applications and hosting); (web hosting division); and (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 "Web 2.0."]

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 512K.

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, 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 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, balancing their portfolio.

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. 5. City Paper, Oct. 19.

Tennessee companies make Inc. Fastest-Growing list, City Paper,
Oct. 19.

Centerstone names Biagioni VP-CIO, (Movers & Shakers) Tennessean, Oct. 18.

Infovisa, Inc., a leading 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. 11. 

Blogger Bill Hobbs shelves political commentary to focus on family and income, Tennessean, Oct. 11

Nashville's CyberAngel cited in New York Times roundup on recovering stolen laptop computers, NY Times, Oct. 5. 

Atiba 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 services, PRN release Oct. 18
Xebec IT tapped Lee Sweeten to lead expansion of app development, Tennessean,
Oct. 16. Xebec releaseOct. 6

(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. 5

Louis Haynes is now IT director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-TN, having left EDS at Saturn, Tennessean, Oct. 9.

assalong 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 to Andy 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,, 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.

Bytes:, ImageGuide, Mediapulse receive awards, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 10

Knoxville's Atmospheric Glow, new website

Chattanooga: Flicko's film-to-video transfer franchise spreading from Louisville, Times Free Press, Oct. 7.

Electronics:  Metron 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, Oct. 20.

Chicagoan pursues whistleblower status in reporting failure to collect Internet sales taxes in Tennessee and other
states, Wall St. Journal, Oct. 14

Tennessee historical artifacts to be digitally archived, City Paper, Oct. 17. Visit 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, Oct. 17.
Venture uses VIPAR contextual-search technology, licensed from ORNL.  Willow Creek Partners of San Diego is
financing operations during startup. 

State of TN CIO Ezell says 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, Oct. 8

Mitchell named head of TN Homeland Security, City Paper,
Oct. 14. Tennessean, Oct. 14. Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 14.

Massive TN Human Services RFP 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
RFP 05-101 
deadline Nov. 8. 

Metro Planning RFP 05-09 seeks single contractor for planimetric data compilation/update
. Deadline Nov. 10. 

Metro seeks PeopleSoft Enterprise One Application Outsourcing Services RFP 05-87, proposals due Nov. 17. 
Metro RFP seeks Integrated Food Service Technology System for Metro Schools, preproposal conference Oct.
31, proposals due Nov. 18. 

Metro Nashville's web-based budget-reporting tool enables a virtually paperless process, built on Microsoft.Net and
SQL Server, Govt. Technology, June 2005

Brilliant Technology (Brentwood) wins NASA data-analysis algorithm contract, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 6.

Crush of bankruptcy filings in E. TN. seems to have helped crash feds' PACER court system, Knox. News System, Oct. 19.

U. Memphis law prof. says direct-recording electronic voting technology should be backed-up with voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT), Comm. Appeal, Oct. 6

President Bush's fundraiser Mercer Reynolds, a Chattanoogan, says Internet fundraising may supplant old style, Times Free Press, Oct. 11.

Oak Ridge Natl. Lab. maintains for DOE, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 10.

Monitoring of traffic and road conditions could improve safety, reduce fuel consumption, Tennessean, Oct. 7

E-Gov:  Knox County and City of Knoxville websites offer more services, Knox. News Sentinel, Oct. 10. Related Oct. 5 release from Official Payments Corp. (Tier Technologies). 
Metro Nashville RFP 05-87 for 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 of contract.


Research, Commercialization and Universities
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

Thomas R. Harris, Vanderbilt chair of Biomedical Engineering Dept. and Orrin H. Ingram Distinguished
Prof. of Enging., received a distinguished service award from Biomedical Engineering Society. Story, Nash. Bus. Journal, Oct. 14. VUSE release.

Oak 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. 11

TN Board of Regents survey suggests workers who earned degrees online perform well, perhaps better than other
degree-holders, City Paper, Oct. 10

UltraScienceNet developed by Oak Ridge NL connects national labs for scientific research, release Oct. 10

Oak Ridge NL REVIEW magazine, covers nano, computing, other progress via ORNL, here

ORNL Director Wadsworth inducted into Natl. Academy of Engineering, release Oct. 10

UT in Gloriad supercomputing, Times Free Press, Oct. 6. Funding was from Korea Ministry of Science and Technology,, Oct. 5 (Sub).

Chaudary, 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 here

UT Chatta. library reflects growing trend toward digital resources and coffeehouse ambience, Times Free Press, Oct.

Nashville Technology Council Mission Statement.  Listing of Nashville Technology Council members, here.

IT spending forecasts: Gartner, Forrester, et al. Take your pick (slow-down) Oct. 11 or (pick-up) Oct. 12.

MUSIC:  Warner/Nashville's Bennett says technology brings new opportunities,
Billboard RadioMonitor,
Oct. 19
Nashville-based Kautz of Soc. of Prof. Audio-Recording Svcs. says technology is driving-down indie recording costs, Seattle Times, Oct. 19.

NTC Members Northpoint Software & Services and New Horizons Computer 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.

Podcasting used by teachers to motivate students in studies,
Wash. Post
, Oct. 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.

Knoxville's Eric 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 experts, 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,
Oct. 17

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 intrusions
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,
Oct. 14.

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, Oct. 10

Startups are repurposing other providers' online data in new ventures:  Website "mashups," The Economist, Sept. 15Related, Google Map mashups, NY Times, Oct. 20.


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For frequent updates, check the NTC home page and the NTC "Tech Links" and Calendar and Member Press Release pages. Visit Tennessee's technology councils' sites:
(Oct. 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. Details here.

* (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, Oct.18.

 (Oct. 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 monthly 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 here.

* (Oct. 27) LBMC Director of Coding & Reg. Compli. Donna Gilley addresses TN HiMSS chapter luncheon, 11:30 a.m., re:
Theft 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.

(Nov. 3) NTC Tech Roundtable, presentation by Debbie Gordon, Founder, Pres/CEO, Snappy Auctions.  Online registration here.

(Nov. 3) Regional Business After Hours
, 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 Hotel. Details.

* (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. Details here.

(Nov. 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.

(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 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 information, write here.
* (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 process conference at Nashville, via Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute

(March 16) Manufacturing Excellence Conference at MTSU, March 16, 2006. For info, write here. 

* (May 4-5) 2nd Annual NHIT Summit, HiMSS TN Chapter, Nashville.

(May 31-June 1)
Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit, Convention Center, Chattanooga.




Tim Moses of Sitemason
Debbie Gordon
Snappy Auctions
NTC Tech
Thurs., Nov. 3rd
Senior Executives
NOV. 10, 2005
Massey Center
Belmont University
A dozen CXO-Level
speakers, including
(pictured below)
Joe Maxwell, Investment Scorecard;
Bruce Lynskey, Owen GSM, VU;
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