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 602: Maui Techies, NetSquared Hawaii & TRUE Initiative – March 11, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Eddie Ontai, Derek Gabriel, Brennon Morioka

First up, the Maui Techies are having a meetup on March 17th at Maui Brewing Company in Kihei. It’s an evening filled with conversations about all things techie. Whether you are just beginning or already an expert in your field, or if technology is your hobby, you will find someone who shares your interests. Friends and newcomers are always welcome.

Then, Derek Gabriel from Ignite Solutions Group joins us to tell us about the NetSquared HAWAII relaunch.

Finally, we’re joined by Eddie Ontai, President of Data House and Brennon Morioka Dean of the UH College of Engineering to talk about the TRUE Initiative and how students are part of an innovation mentorship program to help solve real world problems.

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Episode 593: PTC 2020 + TRUE Initiative – Jan 8, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Nicole Fuertes, Len Higashi, Michelle Cheung

First up, we have Nicole Fuertes from the Pacific Telecommunications Council here to tell us about the upcoming 2020 PTC Conference: Vision 2020 and Beyond. Then, we are joined by Len Higashi from HTDC and Michelle Cheung, one of the TRUE Directors, to tell us about the Technology Readiness User Evaluation Initiative or TRUE Initiative.

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Episode 592: Innovation Economy 2020 – Jan 1, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Micah Kane, Rich Wacker

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

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Micah Kane, Rich Wacker

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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