Episode 726: Ethics Conversation Series + eSports at the Waipahu Public Library – July 27, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Will Weinstein, Kelly Ueoka, JJ Nanquil

First up, we have Will Weinstein, lecturer at the William S. Richardson School of Law, here to tell us about the Ethics Conversation Series.

Then, we are joined by Kelly Ueoka from Pacxa and JJ Nanquil, Esports Consultant & Coach for TRUE here to tell us about eSports at the Waipahu Public Library. Sign up here for more info on the Waipahu eSports Lab.

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Episode 726: Ethics Conversation Series + eSports at the Waipahu Public Library – July 27, 2022

Episode 724: The Cloud and AWS – July 13, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Leilani Farinas, Eddie Ontai, Christine Sakuda

This week we jump right into our conversation about the growing interest in Amazon Web Services and the cloud. We welcome Leilani Farinas from the TRUE Initiative, Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government and Eddie Ontai from DataHouse and we talk about Amazon Web Services, the Cloud Innovation Summit (happening on July 28, 2022) and migrating to the cloud.

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Episode 724: The Cloud and AWS – July 13, 2022

Episode 708: TRUE Initiative + Hyperspective on the Metaverse – March 23, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Leilani Farinas, Trisha Goya, Ailin John, Todd Robertson

Before we get to our show guests, I want to let you know about an upcoming webinar. ThinkTech Hawaii’s hosting a free webinar called BEYOND UKRAINE, BURNING GLOBAL ISSUES on some of the burning issues in six continents around the world. This webinar is scheduled for 10:00 am Hawaii time April 1, 2022. Register at thinktechhawaii.com

Next we have Leilani Farinas, Exec Director of the TRUE Initiative along with Trisha Goya, Director, IT Client Services and Ailin John, Senior Manager, IT Client Solutions, both from HMSA, to tell us about an upcoming event coming up on March 31st, called Achieving Data Accuracy, Agility and Speed Through Workflow Automation.

Then, we are joined by Todd Robertson, President & CEO of Hyperspective, learn about the metaverse and what it means to content creators here in Hawaii.

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Episode 708: TRUE Initiative + Hyperspective on the Metaverse – March 23, 2022

Episode 702: Pathway 2 Purpose + TRUE Initiative & ClimbHi – Feb 9, 2022

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Mary Wenstrom, Ian Kitajima, Leilani Farinas, Julie Morikawa

First up, I invited Mary Wenstrom from the Hawaii Technology Academy and Ian Kitajima from Oceanit on the show to talk about Pathway to Purpose and the Pilina Education Alliance.

Then, we are joined by Leilani Farinas, the new Executive Director of the TRUE Initiative and Julie Morikawa, President of ClimbHI, here to tell us about their partnership and the TRUE Initiative in 2022.

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Episode 702: Pathway 2 Purpose + TRUE Initiative & ClimbHi – Feb 9, 2022

Episode 668: Box Jelly 10th Anniversary + Hawaii’s Digital Economy – June 16, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Rechung Fujihira, Michelle Cheung, Deena White Tearney

First up, we have Rechung Fujihira from the Box Jelly to tell us about their 10th year anniversary. A big congratulations to the Box Jelly for meeting such an important milestone.

Then, we are joined by Michelle Cheung from the TRUE Initiative and Deena White Tearney from Pacific Point, who are here to tell us about advancing the digital economy in Hawaii and an upcoming event called Invest in Hawaii’s Digital Economy happening on June 23, 2021.

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Episode 668: Box Jelly 10th Anniversary + Hawaii’s Digital Economy – June 16, 2021

Episode 655: People & Bots and Symbrosia – March 17, 2021

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Michelle Cheung, Alexia Akbay, Jonathan Simonds

First up, we have Michelle Cheung from the TRUE Initiative here to tell us about the upcoming panel called The People and Bots Behind Safe Travels happening on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

Then we welcome Alexia Akbay coFounder and CEO and Jonathan Simonds coFounder and CTO at Symbrosia to talk about their startup and launching the company at the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) in Kona.

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Episode 655: People & Bots and Symbrosia – March 17, 2021

Episode 636: TRUE Initiative + Transform Hawaii Government & Hawaii Kids Can – Nov 4, 2020

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Michelle Cheung, David Miyashiro, Christine Sakuda

First up, we have Michelle Cheung from the TRUE Initiative here to tell us about a Gartner webinar on Pragmatic Infrastructure and Cloud Strategy coming up on November 12.

Then, we are joined by Christine Sakuda from Transform Hawaii Government and David Miyashiro from Hawaii Kids Can to talk about civic engagement, tech, computer science in education and the evolving political landscape.

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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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