Episode 645: Purple Maiʻa Spring Classes + Innovation in 2021

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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.

Then, we are joined by Rich Wacker, President of American Savings Bank and Ed Sniffen, Deputy Director of the Dept of Transportation, to talk about innovation and predictions for 2021.

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Episode 638: Innovation for the New Normal – Nov 18, 2020

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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.

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Episode 592: Innovation Economy 2020 – Jan 1, 2020

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This is the second of our special 2-part year end edition, where we’ve invited two prominent executives in Hawaii: Rich Wacker, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Savings Bank and Micah Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation, to talk about Hawaii’s innovation economy and how Hawaii can thrive in the 21st Century. Today in part 2 we will look at goals and objectives for 2020.

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Episode 591: Innovation Economy 2019 – Dec 25, 2019

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During Part 1 of this special 2-part edition of the show, we’ve invited two prominent executives in Hawaii: Rich Wacker, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Savings Bank and Micah Kane, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation, to talk about Hawaii’s innovation economy, the CHANGE Framework and how Hawaii can compete in the 21st Century. In part 1 we will take a look at accomplishments and challenges in 2019.

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Episode 248: Culture of Innovation – May 15, 2013

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Mike Prasad from Kinetiq Labs to tell us about the upcoming Wetware Wed. Finally, we find out how a school in Waipahu and a company on Bishop St. are building a cuture of innovation. We’ll talk to Keith Hayashi, Principal at Waipahu High School and John Komeiji Sr. Vice President from Hawaiian Telcom about thinking different. As an added note upcoming Design Thinking events include this workshop hosted by HTDC and the Design Thinking Bootcamp on June 18, 2013

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Episode 240: Hawaii Innovation Initiative – March 20, 2013

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First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then joining us today is Mac Nguyen and Daniel Fujikaki from HI Resolution to tell us about a cool invention called Snapzoom. Finally, we’ll explore how the Univ of Hawaii is contrubuting to the Innovation ecosystem with Executive Director of the Hawaii Innovation Initiative Peter Quigley and Hawaii Business Roundtable Chair, Allen Uyeda.

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Episode 141: Island Innovation Fund Projects – April 27, 2011

First we’ll look at the latest tech news and happenings in Hawaii and beyond. Then we’ll have Laurens Laudowicz here to tell us about his new Kickstarter project called Juicies. Finally, we’ll talk with a two of the awardees of the Island Innovation Fund, Mary Oneha and John Williams from Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and Olin Lagon from Kanu Hawaii and Kanu Values.

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