Episode 335: HURL – Jan 28, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Vanessa Chong from the ACLU-Hawaii will tell us about the upcoming Davis Levin First Amendment Conference. Then Andrea Bertoli tell us about the Sustainability Unconference. Finally, we’ll talk to Steve Price and Terry Kerby from University of Hawaii School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology about the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory.

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Episode 334: Tech Policy 2015 – Jan 21, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Amy Fredeen, CFO of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council will tell us about Never Alone, an interactive game the tribal council developed based on a story from their tribe. This will be featured at upcoming event at Kakaako Agora. Finally, we’ll get a rundown from Robbie Melton from HTDC and Rep. Angus McKelvey on the tech policy bills being introduced in the 2015 legislative session.

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Episode 333: EPSCoR and STEM – Jan 14, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Nicole Velasco from the Neighborhood Board Commission will tell us about their Board elections. Then Jay Fidell from ThinkTech will join us to tell us about the State of Science panel. Finally, we’ll talk about EPSCoR or Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. Both Kevin Kelly and John Rand are here from the University of Hawaii to tell us about it.

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Episode 332: Hawaii Drones – Jan 7, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups will tell us about the next cohort and Marco Morawec will update us on the Firehose project. Finally, we’ll talk about unmanned aerial vehicles. We’ll get the latest updates on drone policy and new amateur uses, Ted Ralston and John Johnson are here to tell us all about it.

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Episode 331: Predictions for 2015 – Dec 31, 2014

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Our New Year’s Eve show will be a special hour, as we skip the news and get right into a look back at the year that was, and a look ahead to 2015. It’s a year-end talk story session with a focus on tech and science. And we’d love to hear from you. To get the conversation going we’ve invited a couple of guests to join us, Sen Glenn Wakai, chair of the Economic Development and Technology Committee; and Brian Dote, Chief Innovation Office at Mid Pacific Institute.

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Episode 330: Cyber Infrastructure – Dec 24, 2014

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Joining us today is Mark Hukill from the Pacific Telecommunications Council to tell us about their upcoming PTC Conference. Then we’ve invited Gwen Jacobs, Director of Cyber Infrastructure and visualization expert, Jason Leigh to tell us about the Univ of Hawaii’s high performance computing cloud service, data visualization and other cyber resources.

Note: PTC, in conjunction with NHK, will give a demo of 8K TV during PTC. If you want to be invited to the demo, just send an email to Marketing@PTC.org with the subject line “Invite me to 8K TV Demo”.

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Episode 329: Cyber Security – Dec 17, 2014

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Joining us today is Tiffini Hunt from Verizon to tell us about their recent mobile device survey. Then we have Sandy Park from the High Tech Development Corp to tell us about the annual Holiday Tech Fair.

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Finally, we’ve invited Jodi Ito, Information Security Officer at UH and Motohiro Tsuchiya, visiting scholar at East West Center specializing in cyber security. We’ll talk about the growing concern over cyber attacks.

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Episode 328: Annual Gadget Show – Dec 10, 2014

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To begin we’ve invited Richard Wacker, President/CEO of American Savings Bank to tell us about the Hawaii Business Roundtable soon to be published Hawaii Innovation Assets Report. Then, after the break, we kick off our annual gadget and holiday geek gift show. Paul Lawler and Melissa Chang will share their picks and answer your calls for help when it comes to getting something for that special geek in your life.

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Episode 327: OIMT Update – Dec 3, 2014

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Joining us today is Monique Chyba from the UH Dept of Mathematics to tell us about a public lecture series called Reach for the Stars. Then Keith Demello from the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) will tell us about the upcoming Hawaii Digital Government Summit. Finally, we’ve invited Keone Kali and Paola Saibene also from OIMT to tell us about progress with the State’s IT Transformation Plan.

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Episode 326: MOOCs – Nov 26, 2014

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Joining us today is Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association to tell us about the upcoming Growing Hawaii’s Innovation Economy panel. Then we’ve invited Michael Menchaca and Paul Ryan to tell us about Univ of Hawaii Manoa”s delivery of MOOCs or Massively Open Online Courses.

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