Episode 823: Hawaiʻi’s Digital Economy Study – June 5, 2024

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Pat Loui

On todayʻs show we talk with Pat Loui, Founder and CEO of Omnitrak, about the recently commissioned DBEDT’s Digital Economy Study. We talk about how the categories of the digital economy, based on the Bureau of Economic Analysis, are distributed throughout Hawaiʻi.

The Digital Economy Study aimed to understand the state’s digital economy, its contributions to businesses, and opportunities for growth. The study revealed that 51% of Hawaii’s private businesses are involved in the digital economy, with e-commerce being the most prominent area, and the neighbor islands showing optimism for future growth in the digital economy.

Episode 823: Hawaiʻi’s Digital Economy Study – June 5, 2024

Episode 821: Hawaiian Islands Fiber Link redux – May 22, 2024

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cliff Miyake

On todayʻs show we reprise a conversation we did with Cliff Miyake, Vice President of Business Development at Ocean Networks to find out about the US Treasury funded Interisland fiber announcement called Hawaiian Islands Fiber Link (HIFL).

Episode 821: Hawaiian Islands Fiber Link redux – May 22, 2024

Episode 820: Hawaii Energy Conference – May 15, 2024

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Doug McLeod, Annette Lynch

On todayʻs show we talk about the upcoming Hawaii Energy Conference with Doug McLeod, founder of the Hawaii Energy Conference and Annette Lynch, Director of Communications at the Maui Economic Development Board. If you are interested in attending the Hawaii Energy Conference next week (5/22-5/25) use this code for a discount: BYTEMARK.

Episode 820: Hawaii Energy Conference – May 15, 2024

Episode 816: Shaka Project – April 17, 2024

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Steve Sue

During this special spring membership drive, we have Steve Sue, founder of the Shaka Project and Chairman of ID8, here to talk about the Shaka Film, the Shaka Bill, the Shaka emoji, and the Shaka license plate.

During our live broadcast, the phone lines are reserved for your show of support. We are looking for new members so if you enjoy our weekly tech talks, we hope you’ll consider supporting the great, original, local programming here on Hawaii Public Radio.

Episode 816: Shaka Project – April 17, 2024

Episode 815: Agtech & Education – April 10, 2024

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ian Kitajima

This is Day 1 of Hawaii Public Radio’s Spring Membership Campaign. During this special spring membership drive edition, we have Ian Kitajima, President of PICHTR, here to talk about workforce development, education, agtech and learning trips to S. Korea.

During our live broadcast, the phone lines are reserved for your show of support. We are looking for new members so if you enjoy our weekly tech talks, we hope you’ll consider supporting the great, original, local programming here on Hawaii Public Radio.

Episode 815: Agtech & Education – April 10, 2024