Episode 331: Predictions for 2015 – Dec 31, 2014



Our New Year’s Eve show will be a special hour, as we skip the news and get right into a look back at the year that was, and a look ahead to 2015. It’s a year-end talk story session with a focus on tech and science. And we’d love to hear from you. To get the conversation going we’ve invited a couple of guests to join us, Sen Glenn Wakai, chair of the Economic Development and Technology Committee; and Brian Dote, Chief Innovation Office at Mid Pacific Institute.


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Episode 330: Cyber Infrastructure – Dec 24, 2014


Joining us today is Mark Hukill from the Pacific Telecommunications Council to tell us about their upcoming PTC Conference. Then we’ve invited Gwen Jacobs, Director of Cyber Infrastructure and visualization expert, Jason Leigh to tell us about the Univ of Hawaii’s high performance computing cloud service, data visualization and other cyber resources.

Note: PTC, in conjunction with NHK, will give a demo of 8K TV during PTC. If you want to be invited to the demo, just send an email to Marketing@PTC.org with the subject line “Invite me to 8K TV Demo”.

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Episode 329: Cyber Security – Dec 17, 2014


Joining us today is Tiffini Hunt from Verizon to tell us about their recent mobile device survey. Then we have Sandy Park from the High Tech Development Corp to tell us about the annual Holiday Tech Fair.

Verizon Holiday Survey Graphic 2014

Finally, we’ve invited Jodi Ito, Information Security Officer at UH and Motohiro Tsuchiya, visiting scholar at East West Center specializing in cyber security. We’ll talk about the growing concern over cyber attacks.

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Episode 328: Annual Gadget Show – Dec 10, 2014


To begin we’ve invited Richard Wacker, President/CEO of American Savings Bank to tell us about the Hawaii Business Roundtable soon to be published Hawaii Innovation Assets Report. Then, after the break, we kick off our annual gadget and holiday geek gift show. Paul Lawler and Melissa Chang will share their picks and answer your calls for help when it comes to getting something for that special geek in your life.

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Episode 327: OIMT Update – Dec 3, 2014


Joining us today is Monique Chyba from the UH Dept of Mathematics to tell us about a public lecture series called Reach for the Stars. Then Keith Demello from the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) will tell us about the upcoming Hawaii Digital Government Summit. Finally, we’ve invited Keone Kali and Paola Saibene also from OIMT to tell us about progress with the State’s IT Transformation Plan.

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