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.
First up we have Guy Kawasaki calling in to tell us about a panel on What Can Hawaii Teach America About Race? Then Frank De Rego from the Maui Economic Development Board will tell us about Venturing Out: Exploring the World of Venture Capital. Finally, for the remainder of the hour, we’ll talk to Luis Salaveria and Georja Skinner from DBEDT, and find out about the Future Focus Conference, Broadband, Creative Media and other DBEDT Initiatives.
Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Luis Salaveria, Georja Skinner, Ryan Ozawa
First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Neenz Faleafine to tell us about her upcoming Pacific New Media class on Social Media. Finally, we’ll talk to Everett Kaneshige from DCCA and Yuka Nagashima from DBEDT about Hawaii’s Broadband Initiative and the goal of attaining affordable 1Gb Internet access by 2018.