Episode 413: Emergency Preparedness Gadgets – July 27, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, John Cummings, Wes Koga, Ryan Ozawa, Meli James (missing)

After some national tech headlines, we cover the local tech calendar. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their August luncheon about the innovation economy. Also returning is Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corporation to give us a preview of the next WetWare Wednesday networking mixer — marking their 5th anniversary. Finally, after the break, we check in for this hurricane season and talk about new tech and gadgets to consider during a natural disaster. Joining us are John Cummings from the City’s Dept of Emergency Management and disaster preparedness instructor Wes Koga.

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Episode 412: Commercial Drone Use – July 20, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Romaine, Lindsea Wilbur, Ted Ralston, Mike Elliot, Ryan Ozawa

First up, we cover the local tech calendar. Lindsea Wilbur from the Future Studies program at UH tells us about the next Tech4Good meetup. Then Matthew Romaine from the City & County of Honolulu’s Department of Emergency Management will tell us about an upcoming CERT refresher class. Finally, after the break, we look ahead to the commercial applications of unmanned aerial systems. Joining us is Ted Ralston and Mike Elliot from Drone Service Hawaii, and we’ll cover recent rule changes approved by the FAA allowing commercial use of drones.

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Episode 411: IT Transformation – July 13, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Garret Yoshimi, Todd Nacapuy, Bernice Glenn, Cindy Matsuki, Ryan Ozawa

After a little, probably inevitable Pokemon GO! talk, we get into the local tech calendar. Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corp joins us to tell us about the upcoming TechHire Code Sprint. Then Bernice Bowers is here to fill us in on the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit & Expo. Finally, after the break, we check in on ambitious IT transformation projects. Todd Nacapuy, CIO with the State of Hawaii and Garret Yoshimi, CIO of the University of Hawaii, join us for an insightful conversation.

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Episode 410: Saving our Coral Reefs – July 6, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Bob Richmond, Tim Spurrier, Samantha Kimsey, Ruth Gates, Darrel Galera, Ryan Ozawa

We start the hour with a JAM PACKED tech calendar. Samantha Kimsey and Tim Spurrier join us to talk about the 10 year anniversary of Computational Thinking. Then Darrel Galera is here from the ESSA team to tell us about the upcoming Education Summit. This weekend also brings a Miyazaki Film Festival, AND the 9th annual Hawaii Geek Meet. Finally, after the break, we learn about the current struggles of our surrounding coral reefs. Joining us are Ruth Gates from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and Bob Richmond from the Kewalo Marine Lab of the University of Hawaii.

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Episode 409: Blue Startups Cohort 7 – June 29, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Daniel Kaneshiro, Genesis Leong, Chelsea Gonzales, Meli James, Dillon Morgan, Ryan Ozawa

We kick things off hearing about a couple of great upcoming events. Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association returns to tell us about their June luncheon on “Hip Island Living.” Then Genesis Leong is here to tell us about the upcoming TEDxHonolulu event. [Use Promo Code: BytemarksCafe]

Finally, after the break, we hear about startup life from the latest cohort of the Blue Startups accelerator program. Joining us are Dillon Morgan from UNUM and Daniel Kaneshiro from MailGapp to tell us about their big idea, and how it’s evolving as they go through the program.

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Episode 408: Band Startup – June 22, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ross Mukai, Jon Yamasato, Chaz Umamoto, Zac Farnsworth, Chenoa Farnsworth, Ryan Ozawa

We start the hour diving into the local tech calendar. Ross Mukai from Oahu Makerspace is here to tell us about the 3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire coming up on Saturday. Then Chenoa Farnsworth joins us from Blue Startups to tell us about the upcoming Startup Paradise Showcase. Finally, after the break, we’ll learn about life as a modern musician. Joining us are Chaz Umamoto from Streetlight Cadence and Jon Yamasato from HiSessions.

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Episode 407: Hawaii’s Aerospace Industry – June 15, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Bob Richmond, Sen. Will Espero, Pat Sullivan, Keith Higa, Ryan Ozawa, on the phone: Don Straney, Jim Crisafulli

We start off with some news from Apple WWDC and the E3 gaming industry, then hear about a couple of local tech events. Bob Richmond joins us to tell us about the International Coral Reef Symposium. Then Keith Higa is here from EARC to tell us about the annual ham radio Field Day. Finally, during our main segment, we find out about Hawaii’s nascent aerospace industry. Joining us by phone are UH Hilo Chancellor Don Straney and Jim Crisafulli, the State’s Director of the Office of Aerospace Development. In the studio we’ll have State Sen Will Espero and Pat Sullivan, President of Oceanit.

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Episode 406: Hawaii’s Startup Capital – June 8, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sara Lin, Brad Punu, Ian Kitajima, Omar Sultan, Ryan Ozawa

We start the hour with the local tech calendar. We tell you about a weekend iPad app launch. Then Sara Lin from the Hawaii Strategic Development Corp is here to tell us about Mai Tai Night on Maui and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit is here to tell us about the annual Design Thinking Bootcamp. Finally, we find out about the state of investment capital in Hawaii’s startup ecosystem. We talk to Brad Punu from Energy Excelerator and Omar Sultan from Sultan Ventures about the opportunities and the gaps in the startup investment spectrum.

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Episode 405: MATE ROV – June 1, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Matt Ho, Andy Goshorn, Reyan Lee, Lily Adcock, Alex Yamada, Ryan Ozawa, sitting Anne Murata

We start the hour with the local tech calendar, with two guests here to tell us about upcoming events. Anne Murata from Pacific Aviation Museum is here to tell us about the annual Biggest Little Airshow. Then Matt Ho from “Creative RT” is here to tell us about Pearlridge Center‘s virtual reality rollercoaster exhibit. Finally, we’ll talk to both organizer Andy Goshorn and students Lily Adcock, Alex Yamada from Pearl City High School and Reyan Lee from Highlands Intermediate, and their experience with the Marine Advanced Technology Education ROV competition.

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Episode 404: Post Legislative Tech Agenda – May 25, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Robbie Melton, Luis Salaveria, Mike Shanahan, Forest Frizzell, Ryan Ozawa

We start the hour with the local tech calendar, with two guests here to tell us about upcoming events. Mike Shanahan from Bishop Museum is back to tell us about a new planetarium show called Eyes on Island Earth. Then our good friend Forest Frizzell is here from the Purple Maia Foundation to tell us about the Purple Prize, and Saturday’s launch. Finally, we’ll talk to Robbie Melton from the High Tech Development Corporation and Luis Salevaria from the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism about where the local tech agenda stands following the 2016 Legislative session.

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