Episode 443: HI-SEAS 2017 – Feb 22, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Kim Binsted, Ryan Ozawa

On the tech calendar, Open Data Day is coming up on Saturday, March 4th. Then on Wednesday, March 8th, it’s Startup Entrepreneur Day at the Capitol. During our main segment we get an update from Kim Binsted and Tristan Bassingthwaighte about the latest HI-SEAS (Hawaii-Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) mission. Find them also on Facebook.

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Episode 442: STEM at Chaminade – Feb 15, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jolene Cogbill, Gail Grabowsky, Kahealani Uehara, Ryan Ozawa

First we check the local sci-tech calendar with the upcoming OTTED University of Hawaii Tech Showcase and the VEX IQ Robotics competitions. Then we dive into a conversation with Jolene Cogbill, Gail Grabowsky, and Kahealani Uehara from Chaminade University about STEM pathways from high school to college and the Hoʻoulu STEM Scholarship program.

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Episode 441: XLR8UH, Ag Sector – Feb 8, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mike Nahoʻopiʻi, Robert Saito, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show with an update on the Snap IPO and Amazon Echo Skills, then we talk about a couple of upcoming events. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association joins us to tell us about the upcoming HVCA Gala Awards. Then, Mike Nahoʻopiʻi Exec Director of the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission tells us about the new mobile app for Kahoʻolawe. Then, after the break, we talk with Meli James about the XLR8UH program and with Sam Aruch and Robert Saito about their companies Natural Resources Data Solutions and Herbavore Tools, respectively.

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Episode 440: Supercomputing – Feb 1, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mike Fricano, Kevin Schneider, Philip Von Doetinchem, Ed Harrell, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show featuring a couple of upcoming events. Ed Harrell joins us to tell us about the upcoming week long HTDC workshop called How to Think Like an Entrepreneur. Then, Mike Fricano from Iolani School, tells us about the annual Ignite Innovation event. Then after the break, we talk with Sean Cleveland about supercomputing at UH and learn how Philip Von Doetinchem and Kevin Schneider use the high performance computer to further their research.

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Episode 439: 2017 Tech Policy – Jan 25, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rep. Mark Nakashima, Hadley Andersen, Brian Dote, Ryan Ozawa, Robbie Melton (missing)

We kick off today’s show featuring a couple of upcoming events. Hadley Andersen, science educator from the Bishop Museum, will join us to tell us about the upcoming “Fall in Love with Science” event. Then, Brian Dote, the CIO of Mid-Pacific Institute, will to tell us about the annual Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Science Fair. Then, after the break, we gear up for the new legislative session with a discussion of local tech policy with Rep. Mark Nakashima and Robbie Melton from the High Tech Development Corp.

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Episode 438: RobotX Competition – Jan 18, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, Brennan Yamamoto, Song Choi, Bob Lietzke

We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corp is here to tell us about the next Wetware Wednesday. Then Bob Lietzke joins us from Booz Allen to tell us about the 2nd Annual Ideas Festival. Finally, we talk about a recent robotics competition called Maritime RobotX. I’ve invited two key members of the UH robotics team that participated, Song Choi, Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering and PhD candidate, Brennan Yamamoto.

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Episode 437: AI and the Future of Work – Jan 11, 2017

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jim Dator, David Chin, Helen Cho, Matt Gonser, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show with a quick recap of CES 2017. Then we hear about a couple of cool projects. Helen Cho will join us to tell us about this month’s Startup Grind meetup, which includes a wildcard East Meets West pitch competition. Then, with the official kick off of the Ala Wai Challenge, Matt Gonser from Sea Grant returns to share the details. Then, after the break, we talk to futurist Jim Dator and ICS Professor David Chin about artificial intelligence, a topic that is getting a lot of attention — not only in its implementation, but also in the impact that it will have on the future of work.

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Episode 436: Real Property/Estate Apps – Jan 4, 2017

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Jason Sewell, Kory Payne, Rexford Hibbs, Bello Silitshena, Ryan Ozawa

We kick things off with Jason Sewell from Dev League who’s here to tell us about the upcoming Global Game Jam. Then Kory Payne is here to tell us about Ujoin.co, a site to help online organizing for grassroots advocacy campaigns. Then, after the break, we talk about to a couple of startups building new tools for real estate and property management. Joining us are Bello Silitshena from the Condo App and Rexford Hibbs from RealtyReturns, both members of the latest cohort of Blue Startups.

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Episode 435: Asian Tech Connection – Dec 28, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Casey Lau, Rich Pyle, Bree Duros, Blake Benso, Rob Haak, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off today’s show with a couple of announcements. Bree Duros from TEK System starts things off with the next TEK Talk Story Pau Hana. Then Rich Pyle from the Bishop Museum will tell us about the new specie of coral fish named after President Obama, Tosanoides obama. Then, after the break, we talk about the upcoming East Meets West conference and what it takes to break into the Asian marketplace. Joining us are Casey Lau from Blue Startups and Rob Haak from Insight interAsia.

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Episode 434: 2016 Gadget Show – Dec 21, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Eric Nakagawa, Brian Dote, Ricky Li, David Oyadomari, Anna Leonid, Ryan Ozawa

We kick off the show with a couple of upcoming events. Anna Leonid starts things off with a new “Creative Coding 4 Kids” holiday camp in Hawaii. Then Sandy Park from HTDC tells us about the upcoming Holiday Tech Job Fair. We then switch gears to talk with David Oyadomari from Bank of Hawaii to tell us about their “Cardless Cash” mobile banking app. Then, after the break, we dive into our geeky gift bag with a couple of fellow gadget lovers, Ricky Li, Brian Dote and secret guest Eric Nakagawa. We’ll talk about our favorite tech gifts for last-minute holiday shoppers.

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