Episode 432: PVS and Robonation – Dec 7, 2016

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Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Miki Tomita, Janelle Curtis, Cindy Matsuki, Ryan Ozawa

To kick off today’s show, we talk to Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association about an upcoming luncheon featuring Governor David Ige. After that, Cindy Matsuki joins us for an update on the Tech Hire initiative called TechHire.Careers. Then, after the break, we learn about a unique partnership between the AUVSI Foundation and the Polynesian Voyaging Society. Janelle Curtis and Miki Tomita are here to tell us all about Robonation and the RobotX 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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Episode 386: Tech Legislation 2016 – Jan 20, 2016

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We kick off the show with a couple of news guests. Tony Bacigalupo joins us from Open Coworking and he’s here in Hawaii to facilitate a networking session at the Manoa Innovation Center. Then Meli James from the HVCA returns here to tell us about the next monthly luncheon. Finally, we’ll look ahead to the upcoming 2016 legislative session. What bills are in the works relating to science and technology? How are we doing in diversifying our economy? Joining us for this conversation is HTDC CEO, Robbie Melton and State Sen. Glenn Wakai.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Robbie Melton, Tony Bacigalupo, Sen Glenn Wakai, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 382: iLab – Dec 23, 2015

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We’ll kick off the show with our news guests. Sandy Park from HTDC is here to tell us about the annual Holiday Job Tech Fair. Then Ryan Yamamoto and Matthew Honda are here from Middle Management to tell us about their new company. Finally, after the break, we’ll spend the rest of the hour talking to Dr. Song Choi and Ron Matayoshi and learning about the new innovation lab at UH called the iLab.

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Sandy Park, Ron Matayoshi, Matt Honda, Ryan Yamamoto, Song Choi, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 370: UAV Education – Sept 30, 2015

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On tonight’s special edition of Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll jump right into our conversation with a couple of news guests. Steve Sue joins us to tell us about an upcoming Marketing and Networking Workshop. Then Sandy Park is here to tell us about the Advanced Manufacturing Conference, organized by the High Tech Development Corporation. Finally, we’ll revisit the hot topic of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or ‘drones’, with Hawaii’s leading expert Ted Ralston and Mike Elliot of Drone Services Hawaii. What special applications are we seeing for drones in Hawaii? And can the technology be commercialized in the face of fast-shifting regulations?

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ted Ralston, Sandy Park, Steve Sue, Mike Elliot, Ryan Ozawa

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Episode 334: Tech Policy 2015 – Jan 21, 2015

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First we’ll cover some local science and tech stories, then Amy Fredeen, CFO of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council will tell us about Never Alone, an interactive game the tribal council developed based on a story from their tribe. This will be featured at upcoming event at Kakaako Agora. Finally, we’ll get a rundown from Robbie Melton from HTDC and Rep. Angus McKelvey on the tech policy bills being introduced in the 2015 legislative session.

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Episode 290: HTDC, the Next Chapter – Mar 19, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we’ll get an update on the upcoming Hawaii Robofest. Finally, we’ll talk with Robbie Melton, the new CEO and Executive Director about new developments at the High Tech Development Corporation.

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Episode 287: Startup Weekend HNL 2014 – Feb 26, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Robbie Melton and Len Higashi from HTDC to tell us about the upcoming Entrepreneurs Day at the Capitol. Finally, we get a chance to talk to three new startups, NameHub (Brendan Mulligan), Karat (McKay Davis) and Green Apple (Chad Kahunahana), all launched at Startup Weekend Honolulu.

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Episode 281: Tech Policy 2014 – Jan 15, 2014

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us is Peter Justeson to let us know about the upcoming Global Game Jam. Finally, we talk with Sen Glenn Wakai, Karl Fooks from HSDC and Len Higashi from HTDC about what tech bills to keep an eye on during this legislative session.

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