Then, we are joined by House Speaker Scott Saiki and Majority Leader Della Belatti to talk about the House use of technology to enable civil engagement and how itʻs been implemented on Capitol.Hawaii.Gov.
First up, we have Nicole Lim, Director of Movers and Shakas here to tell us about the first cohort of 50 remote workers coming to Hawaii. Then, we are joined by Peter Rowan, Executive Director, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship to talk about the Calvin Shindo Student Venture Fund.
This week weʻll jump right into our conversation and talk about the HVCA Innovation and Entrepreneurs Awards. I’d like to welcome Meli James, President of HVCA, Kimie Miner, singer, songwriter and owner of Haku Collective, and Barron Guss, President of Altres. They’re here to talk about innovating through these challenging times. Catch the HVCA Entrepreneurs Awards on KHON at 7pm on Saturday Feb 20, 2021. Also, be sure to register for for special giveaways.
Then, we are joined by Toni Marie Kaui, STEM Ambassador for CompuGirls Hawaii and Jill Tokuda from CyberHawaii. to talk about getting high school girls interested in STEM, computer science and cyber security. Registration deadline for the Spring Camp is Friday, Feb 12, 2021.
Then, we are joined by Mary Wenstrom from Hawaii Tech Academy, Ed Sniffen from the Dept of Transportation and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit to talk about getting students hands on experience with artificial intelligence through a project called Kilo.
First up, we share info on the upcoming 6th annual It’s Great to be A Teacher (virtual) event! Saturday, January 30, 2021 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. If you are interested in what it takes to become a teacher sign up for this free event here.
We then have Meli James from Mana Up here to tell us about the application period for Mana Upʻs Cohort 6.
As our main feature, we are joined by Neal Miyake from the US Dept of the Navy, Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific and Len Higashi from the Hawaii Technology Development Center to talk about a collaboration between Naval Labs, industry, and academia called Tech Bridges.
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.