This week weʻll jump right into our conversation about Digital Equity. We welcome Christina Higa, co-Director of the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, Brad Bennett, network coordinator at Kuauli Digital Opportunities and David Miyashiro, Executive Director at Hawaii Kids Can and they’re here to talk about digital equity, the Broadband Hui and eliminating the digital divide.
Then, we are joined by Omar Sultan from Sultan Ventures and Pono Shim from Oahu Economic Development Board, to talk about the Aloha Connects Innovation and the lessons learned having completed the program.
First up, we have Manu Mei Singh from the Purple Maia here to tell us about the upcoming Spring Classes. The deadline for sign up is quickly approaching.
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.
On the show today we welcome Wayne Murphy, Co-Founder & Partner at HATCH the aquaculture accelerator based at NELHA and Shelby Oliver cofounder of Sea Warden. They’re here to talk about the aquaculture startup world and scaling an aquaculture business from Kona. The Hatch 2020 Demo Day take place on December 3, 2020.
Tonight we welcome Guy Kawasaki, Apple Fellow, Chief Evangelist of Canva, Creator of the “Remarkable People” Podcast and most importantly graduate of Iolani School. Steve Auerbach, former Director of PCATT and Interim Director of the Office of Innovation and Commercialization at the Univ of Hawaii. They’re both here to to share their thoughts on Innovation for the New Normal and Hawaii in the post-pandemic world.