Episode 569: Travel2Change and What Works Cities + Honolulu Data Governance – July 24, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mondy Jamshidi Kent, Megan Muramatsu, Marc Alexander

First up, join HVCA this Friday July 26th, for a breakfast panel discussion on the “Future of High: Cannabis 2.0 in Hawaii“. You will learn what’s next for cannabis, CBD and hemp products in the state of Hawaii. The panel will discuss lessons learned, recent regulatory changes, upcoming trends and investment in this emerging industry. Then we have Mondy Jamshidi from Travel2Change us to give us an update on a new partnership.

For our main segment, we have Marc Alexander, Executive Director of the Office of Housing and Megan Muramatsu, Administrative Services Officer from the City and County of Honolulu talk about the What Works Cities project, the Honolulu Dashboard and the Data Governance Committee.

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Episode 568: Blue Startups Demo Day, IEEE DL Lectures and Agriculture Initiatives – July 17, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sharon Hurd, Chenoa Farnsworth, Steven Minakami

We’ve got a full load today, Chenoa Farnsworth from Blue Startups joins us to give us the details on the Cohort 11 demo day. Then Steven Minakami from the IEEE tells us about the upcoming Distinguished Lecturer event on the topic of 5G. Right after our break, we have Sharon Hurd from the Department of Agriculture join us to talk about agriculture in Hawaii and the upcoming Western Area State Department of Agriculture conference.

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Episode 567: Hawaii Conservation Conference & the State’s IT Strategic Plan

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Doug Murdock, Christine Sakuda, Sam Gon III

First up, we talk about the Mark Leon VEX Robotics Invitational which will be held on July 15-18, 2019 at St. Louis School. The event is organized and hosted by the St. Louis Robotics program and designed as an official Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Signature event. It will directly qualify 3 teams to the VEX World Championships in April 2020. The event will feature 50 teams including those from Hawaii, China, Colombia, California, Texas, Minnesota, and Connecticut playing the new game challenges, VEX IQ Squared Away and the VEX EDR Tower Takeover.

Then Sam Gon III, Senior Scientist from the Nature Conservancy tells us about the upcoming Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference. We round out the show with Doug Murdock the State’s CIO and Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government who join us to tell us about the IT Strategic Plan.

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Episode 566: Office of Tech Transfer and Coralpalooza

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rafael Gacel-Sinclair, Christina Jayne

First up on the news calendar, the next Machine Learning Meetup features the Summer Study Session #1. Then, Rafael Gacel-Sinclair from Univ of Hawaii’s Office of Technology Transfer tells us about the upcoming entrepreneur workshops, featuring “Scratch Your Niche” Entrepreneurship & Start-Up Course Series at Honolulu Community College, “Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know”at Kapi’olani Community College, and “Introduction to Patents and Other IP Options”at the UH Manoa iLab. Email uhott@hawaii.edu or call 808-956-9024 for more information.

We round out the show with Christina Jayne, Coral Specialist at the Coral Restoration Nursery to tell us about the rare coral out planting and Coralpalooza.

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