Episode 630: AFCEA STEM Grants + Purple Maia – Sept 23, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Preston Tran, Joshua Parker

First up we have Sanford Ching, Director of AFCEA, and he’s here to tell us about AFCEA’s STEM grants.

Then we have Alec Wagner, Director of Purple Prize and Kilo Hoku, Preston Tran, co-founder of Box Farm Labs and Joshua Parker recently won the Kipuka Innovation Challenge with Hawaiian Hydropower, talk about native culture and tech innovation. As an added note, Kilo Hoku is taking place this Saturday, Sept 26 and you are all welcome to join. Register for the event here.

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Episode 629: TRUE Initiative + Maestros Vibe – Sept 16, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Michelle Cheung, Karina Hernandez, Juan Espinal

First up, this Friday, Sept. 18, from 10-11 a.m., Elemental Excelerator will host a live conversation with David Schlosberg, Enel X Vice President of Energy Market Operations, to unpack project results and discuss smart charging’s role in grid modernization efforts, electric vehicle adoption in Hawaii, broader clean transportation initiatives for utilities, and COVID’s impact on EV charging behavior.

Then we welcome Michelle Cheung, Director at the TRUE Initiative who tells us about Accelerating Digital Transformation at Servco taking place tomorrow, Sept 17 at 3pm.

Finally, we are joined by Karina Hernandez who teaches at Konawaena High and Juan Espinal who teachers at Konawaena Elementary and we talk about distance learning, Maestros Vibe and engaging students online.

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Episode 628: Altino Update + Blue Startups Cohort 12 – Sept 9, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ian Kitajima, Ifrah Khan, David Summers

First up we have Ian Kitajima, Tech Sherpa at Oceanit, and he’s here to tell us about a the next iteration of the Altino program. Sign up here for the virtual Altino car program developed by Oceanit.

Then we’re joined by Ifrah Khan from Usit and David Summers from Lead Roommate, both are part of the Blue Startups co-hort 12. They’re here to talk about the new reality of going through the Blue Startups accelerator program in the Covid-19 era.

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Episode 627: PPE Innovation Grant Program + Digital Currency Innovation Lab – Sept 2, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Wayne Layugan, Iris Ikeda, Liam Grist, Andrew Benson

First up the National Day of Civic Hacking is coming up on Saturday, September 12, 2020. Code for Hawaiʻi, Code for America, and the Brigade Network for the 2020 are teaming up to present NDoCH, which brings together civic leaders, public servants, designers, coders, and engaged citizens to partner with local government and community groups to tackle some of our toughest challenges.

Then we have Wayne Layugan, Sr Project Engineer at Innovate Hawaii at HTDC, and he’s here to tell us about a the PPE Innovation Grant program.

Next we are joined by Iris Ikeda from the Division of Financial Institutions in DCCA, Liam Grist from Cloud Nalu and Andrew Benson from River Financial to talk about cryptocurrency, innovation and the Digital Currency Innovation Lab.

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Episode 626: Purple Maia Salesforce + Next Century Cities Digital Equity – Aug 26, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Keahi Selhorst, Francella Ochillo

First up, the next installment of the Manoa Heritage Center’s Virtual Kahaukani Conversations features guest speaker is Dr. Sam ‘Ohu Gon III who will be discussing the similarities and differences between Hawaiian and Western knowledge systems, and the future of collaborative knowledge and sharing to benefit us all. It’s free and takes place on Thursday, August 27, time: 5:00 pm. It’s free, register here.

Next we welcome Keahi Selhorst from Purple Maia, here to tell us about an opportunity to up skill Salesforce Certification Training. Don’t delay, registration closes on Friday, August 28.

Then we’re joined by Francella Ochillo from Next Century Cities to talk about digital equity, digital inclusion and why the US needs to rethink its policy of digital access.

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Episode 625: CoWorking for Kids + Computer Reuse – Aug 19, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Samantha Kimsey, Curtis Kropar

First up we have Samantha Kimsey from Computational Thinkers, here to tell us about coworking for kids.

Then we’re joined by Curtis Kropar from the Hawaiian Hope to talk about computer reuse and getting it into the hands of families in need.

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Episode 624: HTDC Women in Tech + The Enterprise Center – Aug 12, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ellen Ng, Deb Socia

First up, Ellen Ng from HTDC is here to tell us about the Workforce Recovery Initiative and the upcoming Women in Tech series: An Interview with Colleen Milbury.

Then we’re joined by Deb Socia, President and CEO of the Enterprise Center to talk about connecting Hamilton County Schools (Chattanooga, TN), 5G and innovation.

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Episode 623: Hawaii is Hiring & Telapets + WePrescribe – Aug 5, 2020

Photo (l:r) Katie Arita-Chang, Dr. Jenna Wallace, Dr. Neel Chauhan

First up we have Katie Arita-Chang, Director of Communications and Public Affairs from the Chamber of Commerce, here to tell us about the virtual job fair called Hawaii is Hiring.

Then we’re joined by Dr. Jenna Wallace, Doctor of Veternarian Medicine from Telapets.com and Dr. Neel Chauhan an MD at WePrescirbe to talk about telemedicine for both humans and pets.

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Episode 622: 2.5GHz and the FCC Tribal Window – July 29, 2020

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On this episode we welcome Mariel Triggs who is the Chief Executive at MuralNet and Geoff Blackwell, Chief Strategy Officer of Amerind, a private Tribal governmental entity risk pool management corporation. They’re here to help us understand the FCC, spectrum allocation and the 2.5GHz Tribal window. We also talk about the Digital Reservation Act, co-sponsored by Senator Mazie Hirono.

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Episode 621: Hacking 4 Recovery + Remote Work – July 22, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Steve Auerbach, Liza Rodewald, Richard Matsui, Christine Guo

First up we have Steve Auerbach from the University of Hawaii Office of Innovation, here to tell us about Hacking 4 Recovery, a 5-day bootcamp.

Then we’re joined by Liza Rodewald from Instant Teams, Christine Guo from Wells Fargo and Richard Matsui from kWh analytics to talk about remote work ing from Hawaii. Check out their guide: So you’re thinking of moving… how about Hawaii?

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