Catalyst Magazine, Nashville Technology Council’s annual publication, reaches an audience of more than 5,000 leading companies in Tennessee and beyond. From Fortune 100 companies to small enterprises with one to two employees, Middle Tennessee’s technology message is spread. Catalyst is the definitive guide for finding and celebrating the best of the best in technology in Middle Tennessee. NTC uses the Catalyst Magazine every day for recruiting businesses and tech talent to the Nashville area. Combined with our Techville.us map, Catalyst helps us tell the world about the technology community in Middle Tennessee.
HIT WORKFORCE SUMMIT Keeping Electronic Health Care Information Private and Secure TECHNOLOGY FUNDS How Tech Scholarships Help Students Succeed AWARDS GALA "Feel The Beat" Technology Awards EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IT as a Service: What Does it Mean for the Future of IT Service Delivery? TABLE OF CONTENTS 11 21 23 27 5 TECH INNOVATION Why Nashville Is Friendly To Innovation PLANET OF THE APPS How to Develop a Successful App BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLPANNIG Protect What You Have as Best You Can JUMPSTART FOUUNDRY FEATURED ARTICLES Supporting the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY What to do When Cutting-Edge Technology Loses it's Edge TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 4 LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Welcome Letter From Chris Sloan PAGE 23 PLANET OF THE APPS Demand for Mobile Tech is on The Rise PAGE 5 RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY When Cutting-Edge Technology Loses Its Edge PAGE 25 EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IT as a Service: What Does it Mean for the Future of IT Service Delivery? PAGE 7 TECHNOLOGY AWARDS PAGE 27 TECH INNOVATION Why Nashville Is Friendly to Innovation PAGE 9 TECHNOLOGY FUNDS How Tech Scholarships Help Students Succeed ! PAGE 31 RELATIONSHIPS MATTER Relationships Are Key PAGE 11 JUMPSTART FOUNDRY Supporting the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem PAGE 32 SUMMER CAMP/ FIRST CAMP Help Get Students Excited About Technology PAGE 13 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Collaborative Effort to Address the Tech Workforce Issue in Middle Tennessee PAGE 33 NTC SPONSORS Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors PAGE 15 SOCIAL MEDIA Belmont University and NTC Get Social PAGE 35 VENTURE FOCUS Entrepreneurs Pursue Venture Capital 5 PAGE 16 TOP FIVE PAGE 17 HEALTHCARE PRIVACY AND SECURITY Keeping Electronic Health Care Information Private and Secure PAGE 37 SIGNAL SEEKERS NTC and the Wi-Fi Connection PAGE 39 LOOKING AND LEANING FORWARD The Year Ahead at the Tech Council PAGE 19 TECH FACTS Fun Facts About Technology PAGE 40 NTC CALENDAR Upcoming Events at the Tech Council PAGE 21 BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING Protect What You Have as Best You Can PAGE 41 - 43 LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT/ NTC MEMBER DIRECTORY LETTER FROM THE CHAIR Welcome to the 2012 Edition of Catalyst. As we move forward into 2012, I want to take priorities for the coming year. the coming months. Chris Sloan CATALYST EDITORIAL STAFF Publisher: Liza Editor Writers: Liza Massey, Mollie McCormick, Leah Magee, Jessica Proofreading: Mollie Graphic Design: Jessica Contributors: Steve Chandler, Vanessa Frye, Vic Gatto, Kris Kelso, Sam Lingo, John Murdock, Sal Novin, Stephanie Oden, Robert Administration: Mollie McCormick RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY When Cutting-Edge Technology Loses Its Edge do not last forever and no one wants last year's technology improperly handled e-waste can be hazardous to human health and the environment One metric ton of electronic scrap from personal computers contains more gold than that recovered from 17 tons of gold ore "improperly handled e-waste can be hazardous to human health and the environment" produce cleaner, less contaminated products them." of old or unwanted electronics. Do a good deed. . the item. Get the facts. Sims Recycling Solutions www.simsrecycling.com TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2011 "Feel The Beat" Award Gala Winners Mollie McCormick The Technology Awards Gala is the most anticipated event of the year...and for good reason! With a red carpet gala draws over 500 attendees, 75 nominees, and 12 prestigious award winners each year and it is expected to But why are the Technology Awards so important to our fair city? Each award category highlights a leader in the tech Innovator of the Year Stephen Hau Being by the Nashville Technology Council and the local business community is a great honor for the team. less than 10% of physicians a sophisticated cloud-based platform that converts natural human input (such as handwriting) to structured data frontiers of machine learning, the approach is completely Company of the Year Qualifacts company over the past few years. We are proud of our progress and inspired by our potential. www.qualifacts.com IT Student Rachelle Holloman Volunteer Andy Flatt Green Company Dsi Social Media/Blogger Lyndsay Rush and Centresource Innovator Stephen Hau Start-up Healthcare Productivity Automation Software Engineer/Programmer By helping the entire tech community, I community. and companies here. The Awards provide Lifetime Achievement Beth Chase also to tech organizations in the region. CISO Craig Zimberg CTO CIO Andy Flatt Company Qualifacts Lifetime Achievement Beth Chase years! entire community succeed. team award of them." www.c3-consult.com persistence. We deal with people, process, and technology TECHNOLOGY FUNDS How Tech Scholarships Help Students Succeed Mollie McCormick Without the help of scholarships to deserving students in need, they may never be able to afford the education it the fact that the technology world Without the help of scholarships to deserving students in need, they may never be able to Rachelle Holloman latest recipient of a NTC scholarship, tells her story of how is in now. which helped me learn a lot of things. I It got to the point where teachers were calling . My teachers that was what I was going to do. an Information Systems Management major with a Computer Science minor, technical side. I became involved with the NTC in April 2009 at the Intern Nashville Meeting at Nashville State Community College, and have had so many opportunities because of that initial meeting HCA Healthcare PAGE 9 to attend Belmont on an academic and Hope Lottery scholarship. "Scholarships take the stress off of focusing on how expensive shcool is and allows me to focus on getting a good job be so I can focus on getting a good job once I get out and not have to worry about how Past Technology Scholarship Recipients KeeAnthony Lindsley organization. She recently won the 2011 IT Student and a laptop from HP. Technology Scholarship Fund in Elvis Encalada creation, innovation, installation or maintenance of technology. scholarship. It looks like he www.cfmt.org Trevecca Nazarene CollegeForTN.org JUMPSTART FOUNDRY Supporting the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem "No single entrepreneur, company or Jumpstart Foundry successfully Marcus Whitney The cost of building an Internet based business, from infrastructure to bandwidth, has literally dropped systems available on demand and at prices so low that a large IT budget is no longer a huge competitive advantage." strengthening of alternative cities as a home for technology start-ups short amount of time and with very little capital. We This goal is intentionally very challenging to accomplish. thing to witness. Tod Fetherling created to capitalize on these trends and catalyze ecosystem intentionally. We need an interdependent community of entrepreneurs, capital sources, technologists, and educational/support providers. We all need one company or investor can prosper alone. of entrepreneurship from Nashville's community were new opportunities for those who were fortunate and endings. Our goal is to bring the community together while building valuable companies. It April Aden Roddy Bailey Chris Blanz Brian Bowman Bill Brennan Allen Brown Michael Burcham Sid Chambless Beth Chase Dr. Jeff Cornwall David Corts also added angel investors and sponsors to strengthen the program. The mentors and angels come together to launch to be friends and building established technology businesses in Nashville as well. love to involve more of the Nashville community in www.jumpstartfoundry.com. Drew Fassett Tod Fetherling Vic Gatto Dr. Dave Gilbert Harris Gilbert Scott Gordon Microsoft Rajeev Gupta Jamin Guy Nicholas Holland David Hooper Bryan Huddelston Rob Humphreys David Klements Don Leyrer Dennis Lyftogt Chris McIntyre Matt Mueller Matthew Musser Jozef Nuyens Kate O'Neill Rachael Qualls Christopher Rand JJ Rosen Eric Satz Salil Shibad Chris Sloan Adam Solesby Marcus Whitney TECH WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Collaborative Effort to Address the Tech Workforce Issue in Middle Tennessee 1,044 open technology related positions Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and economic agencies for Metro Nashville and the State of Tennessee are important keep them here. careers, enhance technology related academic programs so that they more closely match the needs of the technology According to Ralph Schulz of Commerce, " talent development is one of the four strategic drivers for the Partnership 2020 strategic plan meet the health care-related talent needs. in ," states Liza Lowery John Kepley Kent Fourman Janet Miller, Chief Economic Development and "Organically growing a pipeline of tech workers is a visionary, long term solution for developing the workforce necessary to SOCIAL MEDIA Belmont University and Nashville Technology Council Get Social traditional rules: classroom killer - Wikipedia. distractions!" Why not? create an environment that fosters the principles of social media then live in-class tweeting was fair game. In fact, we Real learning requires a real client. Nashville Technology Council Coordinator, answered the tweet and along with Leah given to present each plan with ideas ranging from large is that social media is becoming a real function of can no longer accept hiring interns that do not have an eye priority of marketing. Having social media as part of 5 TOP FIVE TOP FIVE TOP FIVE TOP FIVE 3. Nashville TOP FIVE TOP FIVE DIGITAL CITIES MAJORS IN NASHVILLE 2011 2. General Technology Technology TECH HIRING COMPANIES IN MIDDLE TN NASHVILLE 1. Tractor Supply Co 2. HealthSpring Inc Dollar General Corp Genesco Inc Inc TOP FIVE TECHNOLOGIES 2011 POSITIONS IN MIDDLE TN 1. Developer 2. Analyst HEALTHCARE PRIVACY AND SECURITY Keeping Electronic Health Care Information Private and Secure Even if a company is compliant, how do they ensure that their data sharing partners are in compliance? and recommendations. Health Care IT Privacy and Security Consortia KPMG, is Even if a company is ensure that their data sharing partners are in compliance? produce a body of . Technology and HealthSpring... a Leading Combination. Follow Us: 10 REASONS WE NEED E-HEALTH RECORDS Records In Less Space security protections enacted under HIPAA. It also increases enforcement Records increases complexity and potentially costs for health care companies. do not want to go through different audit processes for each and every partner increase security, compliance and assurance while limiting the cost and disruption of multiple audits of the same entities Based in Nashville, HealthSpring is one of the country's largest and fastest-growing coordinated care plans with OVER 200 IT PROFESSIONALS and growing. Serving members from Houston to Baltimore, HealthSpring is setting the standard for information technology in the healthcare industry. It's an exciting place to be for IT professionals wanting more. At HealthSpring, we build a deep understanding of our members and how to deliver the care they need. at's why we Healthspring Ad Learn more at: www.healthspring.com partner with doctors and provide them with extra tools to give our members the time, attention, and quality care they deserve. It's a common-sense model, but an uncommon practice. TECH FACTS 160 billion emails are sent daily, 97% of which are spam. 1 response to every 12 million emails they send. www.symbolics.com domain name registered online. Almost half the people online have at least Each person receives 26.4 e-mails a day on average. 400 tweets per minute containing a billion one 51% THREE of shoppers used their mobile device to help make an in-store All three letter already registered as domain names. from aaa.com to zzz.com are 97% read a text message within 15 minutes of receiving it; will respond within 1 hour. In 84 % Patents 10,000 1972 Al Pacino's Face was on the original Top 10 Most Viral News Stories of 2011 1. Satellite Photos of Japan 2. What teachers really want to tell parents No, your zodiac sign hasn't changed Father Daughter Dance Medley At funeral, dog mourns the death of Navy SEAL 7. Dog in Japan stays by the side of ailing friend in the rubble Giant crocodile captured alive in Philippines 10. New Zodiac Sign Dates: Ophiuchus The 13th Sign? Twitter 1300 percent 123456 is the all-time most popular email password listed on eBay was a First iPod Secret Easter Egg BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING Protect What You Have As Best You Can personal and professional life. planning team to determine the exact content of the plan, maintained. stands still. evolving in complexity, emerging from ever changing So what can be done to protect what is important to us? No business can be completely secure without a plan in place to continue operations in an emergency. Which company would you rather be? steps necessary to protect employees, operations and and then some. of personal and professional resiliency. Robert Preininger is the owner of Business Survival Partners and provides direction and guidance to companies interested in planning for the safety of their employees and surviving threats to their operations. Call or click: 615.878.4342 or email@example.com to learn www. What's the point of your digital strategy? Many companies are aware that digital is a massive opportunity but are unclear about exactly what to do. Deloitte can help you harness the business opportunities created by 2.0. It's a complex, largely unproven world, and taking the right actions needs the informed guidance of an expert. Make a point of visiting www.deloitte.com As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, and Deloitte Tax LLP, which are separate subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. All services are provided within the rules and regulations applicable under the practice of public accounting. Copyright � 2011 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved. Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited 36 USC 22056 PLANET OF THE APPS Demand for Mobile Tech is on The Rise applications have become just as vital an accessory. Doubtful. facing lenses now, which make it easier than ever to to capitalize on. In addition to the portability and "nifty" factors, why the massive and speedy surge to mobile apps? Three reasons: create shopping portals directions even now. set thermostats and much more iPads are increasingly used in classroom settings across all grade levels, and in tandem with other Developers are creating apps that work with every connectivity. mobile recruiting the camera Currently, only 7 percent of employers use a mobile compatible site for job postings and only 3 percent have gone with a native app, thus leaving plenty of room Build Bigger -- And Better STEP 3 important. Deciding whether or not the app will ads, a free and a paid version of the app and If a free app with ads is chosen, an ad platform most important next step is creating the development STEP 4 . Which STEP 1 Determine the platform in which the application will be built that will need to access the contacts list or the develop the app properly. While in the development stage, another important the penetration of smart devices is dictated. It is STEP 5 reach the intended target audience Android Market, and determine the date in which STEP 6 Finally, the app is built and ready for launch! approved and placed in the store. STEP 2 decide the code base in which the app will be developed allows developers to create native applications. take some time to research and learn more development. expectations. Centresource Interactive can do just Nashville's Germantown neighborhood. EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IT as a Service: What Does it Mean for the Future of IT Service Delivery? The following article is based in part on research I conducted as a Senior Fellow for the Center for Digital Government (CDG), which resulted in my development of many of these concepts and eventual publication of the whitepaper "IT-As-AService in State and Local Government" by CDG. Information technology service delivery has evolved since introduction employees within organizations still needed to share information and "Enterprise systems coupled with expanding connectivity options, led to creation of virtual organizations � ones in which the boundaries between organizations are blurred by consolidation cloud computing economic times make collaboration Infrastructure as a Service servers, storage and even entire data centers, Platform as a Service Software as a Service service level agreements. would truly be business driven since the end result could be the elimination of traditional internal IT departments. Sounds too good to be true, you say. this direction. It's just one more step in the evolution of IT service delivery. TECH INNOVATION Why Nashville Is Friendly To Innovation this time, it simply cannot compare to my less than one COST OF LIVING Among the many attractive me afford new tools and software; I also experienced BIG COMPANIES watch it grow with time. and they also provide a safety net in case a new recognition helped me overcome share and network among could sense there was a great spirit in the for a Canadian whose only Mandrell and the Mandrell TIME working nights and weekends trying to realize a dream. move, other organizations like Deloitte, ever increasing list of health care top talent. WORK-LIFE BALANCE "For every reason � shared or personal � it's essential that future entrepreneurs have more and more reasons to also choose Nashville, and continue to grow it pace and a way of life that makes it IS HUMANLY shift gears and take a moment to smell home, and it is always fascinating to hear PEAK PERFORMANCE POSSIBLE Last year, companies brought us 100,000 IT challenges. Why? ExperisTM IT helps clients improve business performance cost-effectively through project solutions and professional resourcing. Cloud. Security. Migrations. BI. ERP. Healthcare solutions. That's just the start. Our solutions are completely scalable. Our teams can work with you directly or independently. Onsite, offsite or at our own Technology Centers. Connect with us and watch your business take off. experis.us Brad Kimbler Business Development Manager 401 Commerce St. Nashville, TN 615.770.2828 more and more reasons to also choose Sal Novin is the CEO of Healthcare Productivity Automation. He also won a Technology Council Award for "Innovator Of The Year". www.hpapro.com � 2011 ManpowerGroup. All rights reserved. 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Local Pickups Provided 200,000 Sq Ft Facility ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and R2 Certified Resale and Revenue Sharing Options Data Capture Capabiliities Publicly Traded Company For more information on how Sims Recycling Solutions can help aid in managing your end-of-life electronics, contact us today. 417 Sanford Road / LaVergne, TN 37086 / Phone: 615.967.6807 us.simsrecycling.com ! Relationships Are Key RELATIONSHIPS MATTER some other piece of information. value of the data. The same concept applies to modern computing From a server to a smartphone, the value is not in the computing power of the device itself, but in its ability to communicate with potentially millions of other devices "Rare is the electronic device that does not communicate with creating, managing, and optimizing relationships. they are the value. Relationships are just as important among people realizes his or her own self-worth. to build new ones maintain lines of communication and open to meeting new people, recognizing that each new node on the One of the greatest qualities of Nashville as a technology community is the strength of the relationships that have developed and continue to grow the value is in the relationships. SUMMER CAMP / FIRST CAMP Help Get Students Excited About Technology importance of technology and how it ultimately affects Middle Tennessee and the technology community as a whole Girls TEC With over 1,000 technology jobs waiting to be get students interested and aware of the various the various technology careers available. World of Possibilities" Career Fair, Guys CAN Camp, and Nashville Technology Council FirstCamp. Each of these events allows technology is applied to their everyday lives. It is important to continuously put technology opportunities in front of students everywhere and it is here to stay! NTC SPONSORS Sponsors. TECH DIAMONDS TECH TITANS TECH TITANS TECH UNDERWRITERS TECH PATRONS VENTURE FOCUS Entrepreneurs Pursue Venture Capital 12 minutes to complete the following process. Interest the VC in your idea. Purpose, Problem, and Solution single, declarative sentence that resonates with investors 2: Convince the VC the time for your idea is now. A good idea at the wrong time makes as why isn't everyone, or anyone else, doing it? that delivers the solution you provided, and a business model to repeatedly deliver on that promise at scale you have the right team in place 6. Show them the money! investor. over 100 professional mentors, dozens of corporate sponsors, and programming If you want to launch your technology company, we can help. www.entrepreneurcenter.com 1. . 2. . Spending too much. SIGNAL SEEKERS NTC and the Wi-Fi Connection signal-seekers, plugging-in is now an indispensable part of our lives two or more Whether we're looking up bus schedules or tweeting pictures, Wi-Fi has become a basic tool of and maintain this public service, we rely on the generous support of sponsors Communications Group, Intel and Country Music Association In order to provide , Resource . We hope Leah Magee on one of the many Nashville rooftops she's been on installing Wi-Fi. The large crowd at the 2011 CMA Festival who rely on the free Wi-Fi connection. LOOKING AND LEANING FORWARD the term conjures an image that is especially relative to technology professionals. Even C3 Consulting focus on the three R's of recruitment, retooling, and retraining Care Council and ISSA Entrepreneur Center, Nashville Chamber, Nashville Health WIT, SIM LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT writing and getting other to write articles, proofreading, and getting sponsors and advertisers. Liza Lowery Massey What makes Nashville the ideal place for hospital companies and their IT partners to grow? "The front line of healthcare is here." -- Tom Stephenson, CEO Healthcare Management Systems, Inc. (HMS) has a 27-year history of innovation and growth in Nashville. We serve more than 700 community and specialty hospitals throughout the United States, and our Nashville headquarters' presence has grown to more than 400 employees. Proud to be a health IT partner for: Behavioral Centers of America Community Health Systems Haven Behavioral Healthcare LifePoint Hospitals Quorum Health Resources (QHR) RegionalCare Hospital Partners HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, INC.� 3102 West End Avenue, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: 615.383.7300 Fax 615.844.7499 www.hmstn.com NTC MEMBER DIRECTORY Conexess Advocat Inc Alert Logic Alltech, Inc. AmMed Direct Deloitte Dex Imaging and Mailing Direct Administration Inc. Anthony-Denmark Dreamline CDW Applied Information Dynamic Edge edo Interactive, Inc. Emdeon Emma, Inc. Claritas Capital Clearwater Compliance, LLC Avankia Avaya LLC. Comdata Cannon, Inc. espaces, inc. NTC MEMBER DIRECTORY MDE Enterprises, Inc. Engineering Intel Internetwork Engineering Meridian Leasing Microsoft Corporation MindLinx, LLC MyWerx, LLC LetterLogic, Inc. iDesign, Inc. Magazines.com, LLC InfoWorks, Inc. Ingenix McAfee NTC MEMBER DIRECTORY Advertising Inc tw telecom Engineering Williamson Medical Center Willis NOTES 615.346.9139