Episode 593: PTC 2020 + TRUE Initiative – Jan 8, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nicole Fuertes, Len Higashi, Michelle Cheung

First up, we have Nicole Fuertes from the Pacific Telecommunications Council here to tell us about the upcoming 2020 PTC Conference: Vision 2020 and Beyond. Then, we are joined by Len Higashi from HTDC and Michelle Cheung, one of the TRUE Directors, to tell us about the Technology Readiness User Evaluation Initiative or TRUE Initiative.

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Episode 592: Innovation Economy 2020 – Jan 1, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Micah Kane, Rich Wacker

This is the second of our special 2-part year end edition, where we’ve invited two prominent executives in Hawaii: Rich Wacker, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Savings Bank and Micah Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation, to talk about Hawaii’s innovation economy and how Hawaii can thrive in the 21st Century. Today in part 2 we will look at goals and objectives for 2020.

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Episode 591: Innovation Economy 2019 – Dec 25, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Micah Kane, Rich Wacker

During Part 1 of this special 2-part edition of the show, we’ve invited two prominent executives in Hawaii: Rich Wacker, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Savings Bank and Micah Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation, to talk about Hawaii’s innovation economy, the CHANGE Framework and how Hawaii can compete in the 21st Century. In part 1 we will take a look at accomplishments and challenges in 2019.

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Episode 590: Community Networks and Building a Digital Nation – Dec 18, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sandy Park, Brandon Makaawaawa, John Garcia, James Pakele

First up, we have Sandy Park from HTDC here to tell us about the upcoming Holiday Tech and Manufacturing Job Fair. Then we are joined by James Pakele from Puʻuhonua o Waiʻanae, Brandon Makaawaawa and John Garcia from the Nation of Hawaii and Puʻuhonua o Waimanalo, here to tell us about community networks, the Internet, self reliance and enabling a community to innovate.

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Episode 589: Annual Gadget Show – Dec 11, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ricky Li, Ian Kitajima

During this special edition, we feature a couple of our favorite gadget geeks, Ricky Li, independent IT consultant and Ian Kitajima, tech sherpa at Oceanit here to tell us about new tech gadgets that they either bought or highly desire. We stick to several topics like travel tech, wifi mesh networks and streaming services.

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Episode 588: Mauka Market + Local 2030 Hub – Dec 4, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chelsea Harder, Trinity Asing, Celeste Connors

First up, we have Trinity Asing here to tell us about the Mauka Market pop up in Kailua taking place on Dec 14. Then, we are joined by Celeste Connors and Chelsea Harder from Hawaii Green Growth who tell us about the Local 2030 Hub and progress with the Aloha+ Challenge across the state.

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Episode 587: UH Breakthrough Innovation + IEEE in Hawaii – Nov 27, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Arif Rahman, Kareen Elassy, Isar Mostafanezhad

First up, we have Kareem Elassy and Arif Rahman here to tell us about their company Hawaii Innovation Lab and the recent UH PACE Breakthrough Innovation Challenge. Then, we are joined by Dr. Isar Mostafanezhad and Dr. Rob Fish (on the phone) to tell us about IEEE and their activities in Hawaii including GlobeCom 2019 and ComFutures 2020.

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Episode 586: 2019 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge Winners – Nov 20, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Chelsea Harder, Thelma Alane, Doug Murdock

On today’s episode of Bytemarks Cafe, we welcome State CIO Doug Murdock, Chelsea Harder from Hawaii Green Growth and HACC organizer, Thelma Alane, to the HPR studios to share their experiences with the 2019 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge, talk about the winners of this year’s HACC and the future of the demoed prototypes.

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Episode 585: Internet Society Indigenous Connectivity Summit #2019ics – Nov 13, 2019

Photo (l:r) Bumpy Kanakele, Mariel Triggs, Matt Rantanen, Brandon Makaawaawa, Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss, Burt Lum

Today we are onsite in Hilo at Haleʻōlelo, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻe likōlani College of Hawaiian Language. First up, we are joined by Matt Rantanen from the Southern California Tribal Digital Village and Mariel Triggs from Muralnet, to talk about the Internet Society and the 2019 Indigenous Connectivity Summit. Then, I am happy to have Dennis ‘Bumpy’ Kanahele from the Nation of Hawaii and Havasupai Tribe Councilwoman Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss on the program to talk about community networks and self determination.

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Episode 584: Get Zero Wasted + ʻĀina Informatics – Nov 6, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ren Neill, Yvonne Chan, Eric Tong

First up, we have Ren Neill here to tell us about the recent Climathon and team Get Zero Wasted who won top honors. Then, we are joined by Yvonne Chan and Eric Tong from ʻIolani School to tell us about a data driven citizen science project called ʻĀina Informatics that studies genomics and biodiversity.

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