largely festivities the next few weeks, starting
with NTC's party tonight, but you'll
find the 2006 calendar already brimming
with solid business and professional
events, calendar here...
study may influence TN Technology... The
State's broadband task force gets populated... TRA
rules on Bellsouth rewards marketing program...
Local development joins Fiber-to-Home
movement... RBOCs challenge cable on content...
Wi-Fi in Knoxville... and More...
HEALTHCARE: Spheris may go
public... Sy.Med elevates Moss... HMS selected by
Ameris, and More...
NTC's Capp will join NTC Board, will be
followed by former HCA IT exec Costantine...
Rappoport launches e-commerce site... ClientLogic
sells unit to Mandel... Chambless of Nashville
Capital Network... NashvillePost.com to resume
online service... Pomeroy may be
A glimpse of Nissan North America VP/CIO Robert
signs with AOL Sports... Tennessean Q&A with
Clint Smith of Emma... Scott to COO,
Passport Health... Bryson, Marks join NMG... West
gets Dollar General process-improvement post...
IBM exec urges Eastate to improve
education, leverage assets... First TN
online banking phished... Worship Network
relocates to Nashville... Intl. Paper rebrands
RFID unit... Morgan Keegan, First TN, Clarity...
around state. More...
GOVERNMENT: State may tax
application software... Albion Govt. Svcs. nets
$33 million State DHS contract... Dell wins State
server contract... Williams wants to
shape Metro Council web content... Metro and State
RFPs, ITBs issued... and More...
science-ed ranking improves... News and
innovations from FedEx Institute, Vanderbilt, TSU,
ETSU, Oak Ridge NL, BellSouth
Foundation... More emphasis on math, science
grants from Metro Nashville (H-1B)... A new
e-commerce text from Owen's Hoffman/Novak... Ringtones are the new 'singles'...
Columnist opines on utility computing, and More...
Cyberinfrastructure study released earlier this
year finds TN postsecondary research and
education institutions are behind many peer states
with respect to cyberinfrastructure, report document
here. Under theme
"OneTenn," the study proposes a regional optical
network. Related presentations on computational
and other applications here. Related EPSCoR planning
document. The OneTenn
model could influence the Technology
"roadmap" for Tennessee, which is being
developed by New Economy
Strategies, under the
auspices of Tennessee Technology Development
Corp., in cooperation with TN Economic &
Community Development, regional technology
councils, et al. The NES report is now
expected out in the first quarter of
TN Broadband Task Force – Gov.
Bredesen added Stacey Briggs, Exec.Dir., TN
Cable Telecom. Assn., and Kath Harriman,
VP, Electric Power Board, Chattanooga, to the
Nov. The Administration
released an earlier batch of State Broadband Task
Force members, Oct. 31: Robert E. Mayfield
(Dyersburg), managing partner, ECSIS.NET, LLC
& Electronic Communication Systems; David
Dickey Sr. (Adamsville), Tennessee Operations
Manager, CenturyTel; Beth Curley, (Nashville),
President/CEO, Nashville Public Television (WNPT 8
PBS); Teryl P. Dison (Hendersonville), Network
Director/RF Design, Verizon Wireless.
Governor Phil Bredesen announced
the National Governors' Association has
awarded Tennessee a $100,000 grant to increase the
availability of online learning programs in math
and science. The e4TN virtual learning initiative
will expand Tennessean’s access to college
preparatory classes in rural and high poverty
urban school districts. Nash.
Bus. Journal, Nov.
MetroPulse questions why Knoxville
lags in public Wi-Fi, Nov. 16.
Memphis Networx expands
implementations of Overture Networks
technology, release Nov. 15.
BellSouth rewards program should be
reissued with participation available at wholesale
rates to other providers, and current
subscribers eligible, Tennessean, Dec. 2.
Regional Bell Operating Companies
are taking-on Cable in the content arena,
as land-lines become expendable for some
consumers, NY Times, Nov. 27.
Fiber technology among the forces
threatening status of BellSouth
employees, NY Times, Dec. 5.
Tollgate Village residential
development at Thompson’s Station joins
Fiber-to-the-home movement, with wireless
not far behind, supported by Digital Connections,
Crystal Clear Technologies and touted by Fiber to
the Home Council, Tennessean, Nov. 18.
BellSouth CTO wants to vary charges
for web-downloading speed, Wash. Post, Dec. 1.
FCC Chairman Martin presses idea of
cable companies' selling individual
channels to consumers, rather than
selling only bundled programming packages, to
which the industry objected. Wash. Post, Nov. 30.
Municipal wireless networks
thriving, Federal Computer Week, Nov. 18.
Spheris Inc. (Franklin) may go
public in next two years; currently backed by Warburg Pincus and
Soros; firm opens India facility partly to follow
the sun, with 24/7 transcription services,
Tennessean, Nov. 25.
Aylward announces Sy.Med
Development Inc., developer of
elevates John Moss to EVP-Corp. Development,
supporting parent and SyMplify Technologies
division, Tennessean, Nov. 23.
Vanderbilt biochem prof Norris
joins Protein Discovery to lead tissue-imaging and
profiling services, Nash. Bus. Journal,
American Healthways adds biotech
executive to its board, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Nov. 15.
E. TN. healthcare data warehousing
initiative could help employers monitor insurance
risks, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 24.
NanoTek Founder & CEO Joe
Matteo was named Tech2020 (E. TN. Tech Council)
"Navigator Award" Outstanding Entrepreneur of the
Year. NanoTek provides instruments and
software to improve drug discovery, improving
performance of drug synthesis using microfluidics
and nanotechnology. In his first year, Matteo
built a prototype; sold commercial units to Tier 1
companies; won multiple SBIR awards; formed
relationships with Oak Ridge NL and U.
Calif.-Berkeley; became the first local,
commercial user of the Center for Nanophase
Material Sciences;and, formed partnerships with
GlaxoSmithKline and Siemens. Related story,
Centre Health Planning is a new
focus for Tisdell, Nash. Bus. Journal, p.
4, Nov. 25, not on web.
Healthcare Management Systems
selected by Ameris, Genetic Engineering News, Nov.
18. Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 18.
Memphis Biotech Foundation
identifies bio-logistics as point of leverage for
city, Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov. 18.
Gulf Coast Health IT
accelerated, GCN.com, Nov. 18.
HCA's Virtual Body site,
Birmingham-based Emageon, provider
of digital-image management and visualization
systems, announces adoption by Meridian
Health (N.J.), Birm. Bus. Journal, Dec. 6.
Siemens reports it went live at
Chattanooga's Galen Medical with syngo
intregrated imaging and workflow support,
release Nov. 28.
Chattanooga's Orange Grove Center
for developmentally disabled is cautiously
introducing clients' guardians to
VeriChip VeraMed implantable devices with medical
information, Times Free Press, Nov. 29.
(more) Sarah Cannon acquires Summit
Research, Comm. Appeal, Nov. 18.
Capp will resign NTC president, Dec. 31; NTC Board
says HCA veteran Costantine will serve as
president. Nash. Bus. Journal, Dec. 5; The City Paper, Dec. 6; The Tennessean, Dec. 6. Release, Dec. 5.
Nashville Capital Network and Exec.
Sid Chambless profiled, Nash. Bus.
Journal, p. 17, Nov. 25.
Nashville entrepreneur Rappoport
launches J. Raffiani
E-commerce site to
sell proportionally fitted
neckties to men under 5'8",
Tennessean, 1E, Dec. 8.
Solutions is now
Doneson.com X-box gaming
community in Nashville. Bondware also sponsor-hosts NTC's site, owns and operates Renderosity.com,
and supports Songramp.com.
reports, today, that "ClientLogic...business
process outsourcing provider, announced
Wednesday the sale of its list management,
brokerage, compilation and insert media business
unit Specialists Marketing Services Inc. to Lon
Mandel, chief executive officer of the company
unit." ClientLogic release, Dec.
is expected to resume publication, Monday, Nov.
12, according to
Lawson, who recently joined the newsgatherer after
six years as a business reporter and columnist
with The Tennessean and three years with Nashville
Business Journal. Lawson confirmed that
NashvillePost.com has entered a content and
promotion alliance with WKRN Channel 2 (ABC).
the Channel 2-hosted NashvilleIsTalking blog is
gaining notice. NashvillePost.com is majority-owned
by Solidus Company, which also recently purchased
Medical News Papers, related stories, Tennessean, Dec. 1.
Nashville Scene, Dec. 1.
Integrated Biometric Technologies
will be acquired by Viisage Technology
(Bilerica, Mass.), Nash.
Bus. Journal, Nov.
16. The Tennessean.
Metavante finalized purchase of
Link2Gov, Milwaukee Bus. Journal,
Hebron, Ky.-based Pomeroy may be
delisted; CFO resigned, Louisville Bus.
25. Pomeroy names new CFO, Nov.
Capital of Memphis is
raising new $50M fund, will also look at
opportunities in ravaged
Louisiana, Memphis Bus
Journal, Dec. 4.
Ridge NL Licensee Multispectral Imaging (infrared
sensors) closes $4.5 million round of
6, RedHerring, Dec. 6. Related license
announcement, June 2005. Innovation Valley
participated, Knox. News Sentinel, Dec.
AMERICA VP/CIO Robert Greenberg (Adapted from
Robert Greenberg is VP and CIO for
Nissan North America Inc., and is
responsible for all information systems and
services within North America. Greenberg began
his career at a not-for-profit logistics and
supply-chain consulting organization in
Washington, D.C. He then spent 16
years with Exxon Corporation, where he worked
his way from senior analyst to Asia/Pacific CIO of
Exxon Chemical Asia Pacific. In that role, he was
responsible for building the Asia Pacific
information technology organization,
infrastructures and supporting applications, which
enabled tremendous growth within the company.
Later, as director of IT at then-Dell
Computer, Mr. Greenberg developed new IT
management processes and was responsible for
development and implementation of efforts to
create and consolidate order-management systems,
on a global basis. He also served as VP-IT
for Avaya, Inc., the global provider of
enterprise communications infrastructure,
applications and services. At RSG Technology
Services, he provided strategic technology
consulting services until he joined Nissan in
2004. Greenberg studied operations research /
industrial engineering at Cornell University,
where he earned his B.S. and M.E. degrees. He also
earned an MBA in Finance from the Smith School of
Business at the University of Maryland.
Previous coverage of
Nissan relocation, here.•
GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT CISO BURNETTE
LEADS INFOSEC 2006
InfoSec 2006, the annual joint
information-security conference, isn't
until August. Nonetheless, event
Co-Chairman Mark Burnette is already casting-about
for new ideas, new topics, new speakers to keep
the event relevant, timely and compelling. He
knows he'll have more than 300 IT executives in
attendance, and he wants it to be a powerful
Right now, contemplating "lessons
learned" and topics for the next InfoSec
event, Burnette is mulling the
reality that often the biggest challenge faced
by many chief information security officers
(CISO) is that of gaining real access to the
senior-management team. Burnette says he has
been able to avoid that frustration in his career,
and advises counterparts in other
companies that achieving standing within the
innermost management circle is usually a
result of building credibility
among colleagues throughout the organization
— e.g., in Compliance, Audit, Legal, Finance and
other divisions. Good communications skills and a
willingness to learn and adopt the organization's
culture are also important, he says. Then,
too, there's the need to factor-in the relative
conservatism that Burnette senses often
characterizes technology-adoption in Middle
Tennessee. Fortunately, he and a strong
committee of NTC-ISSA volunteers have a few months
to figure it all out.
Burnette also has a chest full of
personal experiences from which to
draw. At 32, he is director of IT
Security & Compliance for Gaylord Entertainment
Company. He previously served four years
as Global Information Security Officer for The Willis Group, the
third-largest risk-management company in the
world. Prior to that, Burnette was with Deloitte
& Touche, Nashville, 2000-2001, as manager in
the Information Security Services division of
Deloitte's Enterprise Risk Services
practice. Earlier still, he was senior consultant
with Ernst & Young LLP,
The scope and diversity
of Burnette's responsibilities and
projects thus far in his career seem vast,
including ensuring conformity with IT Controls
elements of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404, as well as
HIPAA, Payment Card Industry standards, and United
Kingdom Financial Services Authority and Data
Protection Act requirements. He has also
tackled mission-critical technology
assignments as varied as
implementation; designing and implementing
Internet infrastructure for an international
extranet; and, managing technical teams
supporting a wide array of global-perimeter
security devices. These days,
Burnette's security expertise supports
thousands of brand-conscious Gaylord
employees, nationwide. While serving the
quieter Willis, Burnette's role touched
operations in 100 nations.
Among other lessons, experience has
taught Burnette that as companies wrestle
with balancing investment in compliance — creating
policies and practices, and documenting and
reporting them — spending on other
security-related initiatives is often at risk of
being short-changed. Serious imbalances
can be averted, he insists, if companies
treat compliance and security as
complementary. Then, a unified
"program" approach will ensure that resources are
wisely allocated between policy and technology
Among his many awards and
professional affiliations, Burnette is currently
president of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the
Information Systems Security Association
(ISSA). He was chosen 2005 Southeast
Information Security Executive of the Year, and he
holds a string of certifications, including
Certified IS Security Professional, Certified IS
Auditor, Certified Public Accountant (CPA,
Tennessee), and Certified Risk Professional.
Earned his B.S.-Accounting in 1996 at Carson
Newman College (summa cum laude), and his Masters
of Accountancy (MAcc, 1997), with emphasis on
Accounting IS at UT-Knoxville. He frequently
speaks on security topics, is often a source for
news stories on IS security, and has contributed
to such industry initiatives as the SANS/GIAC Consensus Security
Worth noting: Forbes
magazine has for the sixth consecutive year named
Inventory Locator Service's website
as among the Best on the Web. Memphis Bus. Journal, Dec. 7.
Clint Smith, co-founder with Will
Weaver of Cold Feet Creative and its
signature product, Emma, discusses the rise of this homegrown
enterprise, Tennessean, Nov. 27.
Former Dell Computer logistics
execs are pushing Spirit Logistics (Smyrna) and
Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 7, Dec. 2, not on
Ben Scott named COO of Passport
Health Communications, Dave Tribbett named Chief
Product Officer, was previously compliance solutions CTO
with Healthworks Alliance, Tennessean, Nov. 27.
Ozburn Hessey Logistics named
Mike Honious VP-Engineering, City Paper
P&P, p. 11, Dec. 7. He'll
management solutions. Battelle Ventures,
Innovation Valley Partners, Spencer Trask, SAS Investors, and Rho Ventures all
participated in the financing.
(Salem Comms.) offers premium subscriptions and
web radio 'casts, release Dec. 1.
Q&A with Stuart
Campbell, the managing partner of Stites &
Harbison PLLC’s Nashville office.
Campbell is former Chairman
of Nashville Technology Council. The City Paper.
Ellen Bryson joined NMG Advisers as
principal, most recently was GM Iris
Networks, Tennessean, Nov. 27. Jim Marks joined NMG Advisers as
principal. He was cofounder of Synaxis Group Inc.,
Tennessean, Nov. 20.
Nashville's American Music Channel
adopts digital-rights management
technology, release Nov.18.
Brentwood-based Rivals.com has
signed a content syndication and distribution deal
with AOL Sports, giving the online
network access to its college and high school
sports content. Dec. 5, Nash. Bus. Journal.
HD Digital Radio Alliance: Three
Nashville-linked radio companies -- Citadel,
Cumulus, Clear Channel -- are among
allies pushing for HD digital broadcasting,
Tennessean, 1E, Dec. 7. Release, Dec. 6. Related ClearChannel
info, Nov. 18.
Rod West joined Dollar General as
VP-process improvement, Tennessean, Nov. 20.
Chip Hoback joined CORE BTS as
account manager, Tennessean, Nov. 20.
ClientLogic signs PODS, Inc., will
operate call center from Panama, Nash.
Bus. Journal, Dec. 5.
Carnes Group LLC is now Microsoft
GOLD Certified partner, Tennessean, Dec. 4.
AITP Nashville elected these
officers: President - Dr. Charles
Apigian, Asst. Prof. - Computer Information Systems, MTSU; Secretary - Ella
McGill, Project Coordinator - American General
Life Insurance; Treasurer - Bob Claxton,
Software Engineer, McKesson Information Systems;
Regional Liaison - Frank Reagor, retired (former
Operations Analyst, Deloitte & Touche).
Wachovia web-services revamp could
effect Nashville banking operations of former
SunTrust, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 15.
Grand Old Opry and Ryman Auditorium
now have AMD Dual-Core Opteron processors
running Steinberg Nuendo media production software, release Nov. 14.
R and V Group guarantees
performance of RFID-embedded labels, RFIDJournal.
Profile Rhonda Sides, director of
health care services, discusses Crosslin Vaden
healthcare practice, technology
impact, Nash. Bus. Journal, p. 12, Nov.
25, not on web.
New MusicforProductions.com for
sourcing and licensing music has a Nashville
tie, Soundtrack.net, Nov. 16.
Sean Jackson of Avondale Partners
LLC comments on Cerner execs'
compensation, Kansas City Star,
Healthcare Management Solutions
named seven specialists, scroll down
Tennessean, Nov. 20.
Perle Systems UltraPort Express
supports new PCI Express bus technology,
release Nov. 24.
International Paper exec Amen warns
Memphians about failing to educate
children, to compete in global economy,
Comm. Appeal, Dec. 8.
Some First Tennessee online banking
customers phished, Comm. Appeal,
entrepreneur succeeds as Cellular
provider, Times Free Press, Dec. 8.
Nashvillians flocking to Meetup.com's
acct.), now plan in-person meets, Tennessean, Dec. 7.
WeLoveBellevue.com is Realtor's
advocacy for his community, Tennessean
AM, Dec. 7.
Chattanooga's Kruesi Innovation
Awards nomination deadline approaches,
Global Location Strategies executives tells
Knoxville-Oak Ridge audience the region can
compete for corporate investment,
but must aggressively pursue education and
workforce development, Knox. News Sentinel, Dec. 2.
Entrepreneur views Tennessee as
model for leveraging Dept. of Energy assets to
foster creation of high-tech jobs;
parallel presented to citizens of
Rochester, NY. Rochester Democrat and
Chronicle.com, Nov. 17.
First Horizon National Corp. names
Jerry Baker to COO, and Sarah Meyerrose to
EVP-Operations and Technology, Comm.
Worship Network relocates to
Nashville area from Florida, Nash. Bus.
Tri-Cities looks to Oak Ridge NL
spinoff impact, Times News, Nov.
International Paper changes name of
smart-packaging RFID technology to
Asurys, Memphis Bus Journal, Nov.17.
TechBirmingham launches ad campaign
in wake of loss of TransMolecular, Birm.
Bus. Journal, Nov. 18.
MaximumASP LLC serves
Microsoft app developers with hosting and
software, Louisville Bus Journal, Nov. 18.
Smoothstone IP Communications, Louisville
Bus Journal, Nov. 18.
IPIX changes line on shutdown, says
some will stay at Oak Ridge, Nov. 21. Earlier reports said
IPIX would disappear, Knox.
News Sentinel, Nov. 19. Related, WBIR, Nov. 18.
Knoxville News Sentinel launches
Citizen Journalism through YourHub.com
pages, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 20.
40 Under 40 List for
Chattanooga business community includes tech
standouts from Alegre Design (Car Clips),
Smart Furniture, Digital Labs, others. TJ Gentle
of Smart Furniture is past Chairman of Chattanooga
Technology Council. Times
Free Press, Nov. 20.
Morgan Keegan investment in
videoconferencing pays-off, Memphis Bus.
Journal, Nov. 25.
IT among budget items for Canadian
National's push to improve rail
infrastructure in Memphis, Memphis Bus.
Journal, Dec. 2.
First Tennessee, the $37 billion
subsidiary of First Horizon National is using a
piece of WebMethods technology
called Glue, which is designed to enable a
bank's disparate core systems to integrate in an
efficient manner, says Lance
Hill, vp of solutions marketing at the vendor. Bank Technology News, Dec. 2.
RFID and other technologies enable
dairyman to increase Bossie's production,
Knox. News Sentinel, Dec. 7.
Landmark GIS wins second TechStar
Award from NE TN Technology Council,
Kingsport Times News, Dec. 4.
(Plantronics) unveils new digital hearing
assistance for telephone, Nov. 30 release.
Motorola and Knoxville-based PIPS Technology team on
license-plate reader, Advanced Imaging,
Knoxville joins national
traffic-camera debate, Knox. News
Sentinel, Nov. 18.
State of TN Human Services agency
identified Albion Government
Services (a unit of Albion
International and its parent, Scandent) as having been deemed
best-evaluated offerer in response to the massive
DHS Vision Integration
Platform (VIP) RFP
345.01-201. Bidders in addition to Albion
were Accenture, Keane, Unisys, Deloitte. Albion's
proposed price was $33 million, for work
that would be done during a bit more than two
years. The obligatory waiting period
for any protests ends tomorrow, and contract
TN Board of Tax Equalization is
considering a change in rules that would "make
application software taxable
'tangible personal property' for
property tax purposes," according to a Dec. 1 bulletin issued by
attorneys with Waller Lansden Dortsch & Davis.
The bulletin says a public Notice of Rulemaking
hearing on the matter is scheduled for Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. CST (17th
Flr. conf. rm., Polk State Ofc. Bldg, Deaderick
St.). A representative of the Board told us yesterday that no
prior registration is required to speak, although
persons with disability are asked to call ahead for assistance. Waller
also recently introduced a trademark-tracking
feature to its website; release
Council's Lynn Williams (Dist. 34), vice
chairman of the Council's Personnel, Public
Information, Human Relations and Housing
committee, is working to launch what she
terms an "ad hoc committee" that would influence
the content of the
Metro Council portion of the Metro Government
Website. The ultimate composition of the committee
is undecided, but
Williams says she aims to have a meeting on the
topic, by February. Williams met with some
this in November. Related story appeared in Green
Hills News, p.2, Nov. 24, not on web.
Dell Inc. wins State of TN Server
contract, Nov. 16 release.
Metro: While Charlotte, N.C.,
IT firm Garrison Enterprises is focused
on conversion of computer system, posting of restaurants' health scores
falls behind, Tennessean, Nov. 29.
Tennessee is moving to buy $25
million worth of voting machines, while
paper-trail controversy continues,
Tennessean, Nov. 26.
Maintenance Services for TN Vital
Records Imaging System, RFP 343.20-054.
Services centered around custom software
development and maintenance. Proposal due
TN Agriculture regulatory-services
division, computer-services contract, RFP 325.05-002, due Dec.
Anderson County IT assessment by
MGT of America, OakRidger, Nov. 22.
Metro Government's Clerk Voting and
legislative tracking RFP
05-108, proposals due Jan. 6.
Metro Library Internet Services
invitation to bid (ITB
51764), proposals due Dec. 22.
Metro Government Redundant Internet
Services, ITB 51765, proposals due Dec.
22. BellSouth is incumbent.
Legislature looking at
using technology to open government, City
Paper, Nov. 21.
Motion Picture Assn. Of America is
suing Memphians and Chattanoogan for downloading
movies, Comm. Appeal, Nov. 16.
TN Dept. of Revenue invites
Tennessee’s online shoppers to pay mandatory
consumer-use tax, City Paper, Nov. 16. WTVF
5, Dec. 2.
e-Gov: State of Tennessee business portal
streamlined, NIC release Nov. 22. Related, GovTech, Nov. 18. City Paper,
Nov. 16. Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 15. Tennessean, Nov. 16.
Information System aids forensics
in Cleveland, Tenn., law enforcement,
Times Free Press, Nov. 27.
State of Tennessee website gathers
more honors from Center for Digital
Government, Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 29.
OneGIS has implemented an
Enterprise GIS for Bristol Tennessee Essential
Services (BTES), the municipally-owned
electric service. Release, Nov. 23.
Navarro Research and Engineering
(Oak Ridge) has gained national prominence in
nuclear safety, waste management,
emergency response, and is one of
fastest-growing Hispanic-owned businesses in
nation, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 25.
Research, Commercialization and Universities
on effort to enable Cray XT3 at Oak Ridge NL to
reach goal of 100 teraflops – 100
trillion calculations per second, Knox. News Sentinel, Nov.
questions pace and priorities in effort to boost
UT's standing among national
research universities, MetroPulse, Dec.
of TN dramatically improves ranking to B from F in
Fordham index for
standards in science education for
primary and secondary-school science teaching,
8. State receives grant to support education data
collection and reporting, Nov.
30. State announces $3.4 million in
grants for online learning, release Dec. 6.
Tennessean, p. 8B, Dec. 8.
Computer software architect Goto is
a key player in rivalries among the world's
fastest computers, and a force to be
reckoned with by U. Tenn. faculty compiling
supercomputing rankings, NY Times, Nov.
BellSouth Foundation launches $20
Million E-Learning initiatives, release
28. Related, Nov.
VU investigators' discovery could
prompt revolution in lighting,
Microsoft announces supercomputing
strategy, with ties to UT,
MS Supercomputing Q&A, Nov.
15; MS release, Nov. 15; Gates
15. Knox. News Sentinel, Nov.
16 and Nov.
UT-Battelle wins new 5-year
contract to manage Oak Ridge Natl. Lab.,
Knox. News Sentinel, Dec. 2.
Sanchez, asst. prof. of civil and mechanical
engineering, in the Vanderbilt School of
Engineering won the prestigious
CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation
(NSF) for her research on long-term durability of
nano-structured cement-based materials.
Release, Dec. 7.
VUSE Chemical Engineering
investigators explore possible danger of "Bucky
Ball" nano materials in contact with DNA,
VU story Dec. 5
Tennessee universities benefit from
patent revenues, Times Free Press,
E-learning lab at Fedex Institute
is catalyst for new technologies, Memphis
Daily News, Dec. 2.
Eric Mathews was named associate
director of corporate research and development at
the University of Memphis FedEx Institute
of Technology. Mathews previously served FIT in
temporary roles directing research and business
development and was part of the institute's
founding executive management. Memphis Daily
News, Dec. 7.
E. TN State Univ. researchers
create new media and software package to treat
speech disorders in children, Johnson
City Press, Dec. 4.
TSU team hopes to develop software
for sensors, robots, with military
Paper, Dec. 6.
VU Electrical Engineers and
neuroscientists team for guidance system for
deep-brain stimulation, VU
story, Nov. 18.
St. Comm. College Assoc. Prof. Jim Formosa
contributes to improving quality of Web-based
teaching and learning
materials and is peer-reviewed and published by
Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and
Online Teaching, Tennessean, Nov.
MIT and Boeing have adopted TSU
Professor's graphical accommodation
software, Nash. Bus.
Journal, Nov. 18.
Research Tennessee supplement (not online)
debuts with Business
story Memphis Bus. Journal, Nov.
22. Several Tennessee schools among
beneficiaries in Samsung-Microsoft essay contest
technology awards, release Nov. 17, list here.
Oak Ridge NL staff and Oak Ridge
High School students collaborate on
natural-language processing challenge,
demonstrate prowess in Siemens Westinghouse
Team Competition in Math, Science and Technology,
Knox. News Sentinel, Nov. 29. Related story,
OakRidger, Nov. 23; and, Knox. News
Sentinel, Nov. 21.
Oak Ridge HS seniors are winners
in Siemens Westinghouse talent search,
Knox. News Sentinel, Dec. 7.
Interest in regulatory
nanotechnologies rises in Washington,
Wash. Post, Dec. 5.
Despite formation of Internet
Governance Forum, U.S. maintains control of roots
of Internet domains, Wired News,
Columnist John Sergent (M.D.,
Vanderbilt) endorses Sen. Alexander's push for
implementation of Natl. Academy of
Sciences proposals for math and science
education, cites growing peril to American
standard of living, Tennessean, Nov. 26.
UT wants better balance of females,
males in math, sciences, Knox. News
Sentinel, Nov. 29.
companies may appply for IT skills grants
via Metro Government, here
Outsourcing from the heartland,
Ciber, Dell, others
, Wired News, Nov. 22
Nashvillian John Seigenthaler
reported troubles with spurious Wikipedia entry
purporting to provide his biography
shows his ire with respect to lack of reliability
of Wikipedia entries and handling of requests for
support in finding authors of entry via BellSouth
Internet account, Tennessean
, Dec. 4. (Same
article, Nov. 29, USA Today, here
.) Related coverage of
incident, NY Times
, Dec. 4. Article now
protected from edits, here
. Related ZDNet story, here
Owen GSM E-Commerce Gurus Donna Hoffman and Thomas Novak
have led VU MBA and Ph.D. students
producing "Beyond the Basics: Research-Based Rules
for Internet Retailing Advantage," and Amazon.com
says it's "a unique experiment in on -demand
publishing of applied research on Internet
retailing arising out of a collaborative effort."
VU story, Nov. 28
Ringtones are "the new singles"
for aspiring performers
, NY Times
, Dec. 3.
Results of the Cre824 web design
international pre-selection at
and Journalism program at First Amendment Center
at VU, with technology
component, Nov. 18, here
Paramore-Redd column offers
tutorial for online campaigns
, p. 19,
Nash. Bus. Journal, Nov. 25
. Space Imaging's guided tour of
, Christian Sci. Monitor
23. Rise of the avatars -
, Wash. Post, Nov. 22
Columnist Pearlstein discusses his
view on spread of utility computing
transcript, Washington Post
, Nov. 30.
Online shopping Thanksgiving
weekend jumps 26 percent in year
, NY Times
, Nov. 30.
Gitomer column on how Internet
changes sales professionals' lives
Bus. Journal, Dec. 2
(TODAY) NTC Annual Holiday Party. Dan
McGuinness Pub. Details here.
(Dec. 8) U.S. Air Force Test & Evaluation Days
conference, including Arnold Engineering
Development Center leadership participation, concludes at
Gaylord Opryland Convention Cntr. Details here.
(Dec. 8) Innovation Valley Nano-Alliance meeting
at Tech2020, breakfast
program on "Business Relevance of
(Dec. 8-9) Innovation and commercialization
conference at Chattanooga, details here.
14) Bill Archey, President/CEO of AeA,
will address Chattanooga Technology
* (Dec. 20) PMI
Nashville recognition and holiday
luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Select,
* (Jan. 11) Yahoo! Expert on
Search Engine Marketing – NTC is partnering with
the local chapter of the
Marketing Association to provide NTC members
discounted registration for this luncheon
Becker is Senior Marketing Research Manager for
Yahoo! Search Marketing. For info and
to get on
NTC's advance-registration list, please send
name, NTC Member organization, E-mail and phone
number to Milt
(Jan. 12) NTC Tech
program: Blogging. Date and Details TBA.
12) Death March Projects, AITP Nashville, speaker:
Gary Ellis, Atiba Software. 5:30 p.m.
(Jan. 19) Nashville Health Care
Council Health Care Industry Analyst Panel
Discussion, details TBA.
2) NTC Tech Roundtable, program: Web 2.0,
22) Nashville Capital Network educational
event on raising outside
1-2) Leadership Health Care delegation to
Washington, D.C. Details here.
2) NTC Tech Roundtable,
program: Content Management Systems, details TBA.
6-9) Major Software Engineering process
at Nashville, via Carnegie
Mellon Software Engineering
15) 2nd Annual NTC Technology Innovation
Conference, tentative date. Details
Excellence Conference at MTSU, March 16,
2006. For info, write here.
18) Leadership Music Digital Music
Summit, Belmont University. NTC Members
will get discount as result of partnership.
Details TBA. NTC members have discount
2) Tennessee Digital Government Summit.
(May 3-5) HIMSS
2nd Annual NHIT
Summit, HiMSS TN Chapter,
17) Technology! Nashville annual NTC conference.
Date tentative. Details
HCA and Caterpillar
Will move to NTC
Board, resigning President/CEO post, Dec.
In transition toward assuming
interim duties as NTC Pres./CEO, Jan. 1,