During Part 1 of this special 2-part edition of the show, we’ve invited two prominent executives in Hawaii: Rich Wacker, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Savings Bank and Micah Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation, to talk about Hawaii’s innovation economy, the CHANGE Framework and how Hawaii can compete in the 21st Century. In part 1 we will take a look at accomplishments and challenges in 2019.
First up, we have Sandy Park from HTDC here to tell us about the upcoming Holiday Tech and Manufacturing Job Fair. Then we are joined by James Pakele from Puʻuhonua o Waiʻanae, Brandon Makaawaawa and John Garcia from the Nation of Hawaii and Puʻuhonua o Waimanalo, here to tell us about community networks, the Internet, self reliance and enabling a community to innovate.
During this special edition, we feature a couple of our favorite gadget geeks, Ricky Li, independent IT consultant and Ian Kitajima, tech sherpa at Oceanit here to tell us about new tech gadgets that they either bought or highly desire. We stick to several topics like travel tech, wifi mesh networks and streaming services.
First up, we have Trinity Asing here to tell us about the Mauka Market pop up in Kailua taking place on Dec 14. Then, we are joined by Celeste Connors and Chelsea Harder from Hawaii Green Growth who tell us about the Local 2030 Hub and progress with the Aloha+ Challenge across the state.