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 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 175: State CIO – Dec 21, 2011

First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we’ll talk to Sandy Park from HTDC about the upcoming Hawaii Science and Technology Fair. Finally, we’ll talk with Sonny Bhagowalia, the state’s Chief Information Officer to get an update on our government’s IT infrastructure and find out his vision for the future.

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