This week we jump right into conversation with Doug Murdock, State of Hawaii’s Chief Information Officer from the Office of Enterprise Technology Services and take a retrospective look IT modernization in government during 2022.
First up, we talk about the Mark Leon VEX Robotics Invitational which will be held on July 15-18, 2019 at St. Louis School. The event is organized and hosted by the St. Louis Robotics program and designed as an official Robotics Education and Competition Foundation Signature event. It will directly qualify 3 teams to the VEX World Championships in April 2020. The event will feature 50 teams including those from Hawaii, China, Colombia, California, Texas, Minnesota, and Connecticut playing the new game challenges, VEX IQ Squared Away and the VEX EDR Tower Takeover.
Then Sam Gon III, Senior Scientist from the Nature Conservancy tells us about the upcoming HawaiÊ»i Conservation Conference. We round out the show with Doug Murdock the State’s CIO and Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government who join us to tell us about the IT Strategic Plan.
Today, we jump right into our main feature and talk about the State’s efforts to transform and modernize its Information Technology infrastructure. We invited Governor David Ige, the 8th governor to the State of Hawaii in his third year as well as Todd Nacapuy the State Chief Information Officer. We talk about the State’s IT Roadmap, key accomplishments and the upcoming Hawaii Annual Code Challenge.
After a little, probably inevitable Pokemon GO! talk, we get into the local tech calendar. Cindy Matsuki from the High Tech Development Corp joins us to tell us about the upcoming TechHire Code Sprint. Then Bernice Bowers is here to fill us in on the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit & Expo. Finally, after the break, we check in on ambitious IT transformation projects. Todd Nacapuy, CIO with the State of Hawaii and Garret Yoshimi, CIO of the University of Hawaii, join us for an insightful conversation.