With the Emergency COVID relief bill, formally known as the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed by President Trump on Sunday, Dec 27, 2020, we explore why it is important for broadband (search the document for broadband) and the implications for Hawaii. With that, we welcome Sean Davis, Research and Policy Director at NDIA, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, and Sean Taketa McLaughlin, Executive Director from Access Humbolt, public access channel in Humboldt, CA.
First up, we have Meli James from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association here to tell us about the open nomination period for the upcoming HVCA Entrepreneur + Deal of the Year. Nominations close on Dec 26, 2020.
Then, we are joined by Brandon Kurisu, President of AIO Digital and Josh Quint, Epidemiologist from the Dept of Health, to talk about the exposure notification, contact tracing app called Aloha Safe Alert.
On our annual gadget show, we welcome two of my favorite gadget geeks, Ian Kitajima, tech sherpa at Oceanit and Paul Lawler, Principal at Net Results and they’re here to talk about their favorite tech gifts and stocking stuffers. Here are the items they shared:
- iPhone 12 Max Pro
- UV sterilization case
- No-contact thermometer
- Pulse Oximeter blood oxygen monitor
- Tile Pro
- Tresanti Standup desk
- Google Nest Mesh WiFi
- Orbi Mesh WiFi
- Dazzne LCD studio panel lights
- Portable Green Screen
- Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II
- Echo Eyeglass Frames
Then we welcome John Cummings from the Dept of Emergency Management and Molly Pierce from the Office of Economic Revitalization at the City & County of Honolulu. They join me to talk about OneOahu.org and COVID-19 Surge Testing.
First up, we have Brett Tanaka from the Computer Science Teachers Association Hawaii Chapter here to tell us about the upcoming Computer Science Education Week happening on Dec. 7-12.
Then, we are joined by Dr. Christina Higa from Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center and Dr. Kaohimanu Akiona from HOPE Services, here to talk about CARES Act funding and telehealth services on Hawaii Island.