Burt Lum

Host, Bytemarks Cafe

Burt Lum is Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the principles of open data and has more than 30 years in Hawaii's technology and communications sector. He is an Instructor at University of Hawaiʻi in the Information & Computer Science Dept. and teaches Intro to Social Media. He also teaches Social Media for Emergency Response and Recovery for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. At the City and County of Honolulu, he is a Community Manager for their Open Data - Citizen Engagement Initiative.

Past engagements include founding member of the Innovation Center at HMSA, Senior Product Manager at Hawaiian Telcom, CEO/President of Hawaiʻi data center startup NetEnterprise and work at the Maui High Performance Computing Center.

His online activities include social media, community building, blogging, video and audio podcasting, content curation, and citizen journalism. For the last six years, he has planned and coordinated a variety of grassroots technology events including CityCamp, Code for Hawaii, and the Unconferenz. He is also on the board of Common Cause and Jodo Mission of Hawaii.

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Tumisu via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, as students get accustomed to distance learning, how are teachers adapting to the new technologies. We’ll talk to teachers on Hawaii Island that have adopted online tools to deliver entertainment and music classes normally conducted in person.

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Geralt via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, in spite of the corona virus shut down, the show must go on for Blue Startups and startup paradise. We’ll talk to a couple of the companies in Cohort 12, learn what business they are starting and how they’re adjusting to the virtual mentoring and on-line coaching.

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MichaelWuensch via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, find out how the Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Hawaii Technology Development Center are teaming up to advance innovation in cryptocurrency. We’ll learn about the Digital currency sandbox and find out what new innovations are being prototyped in this first co-hort.

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Sasint via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll find out about a small non-profit that has taken on the challenge of getting refurbished computers into student hands. With every student relying on distance learning from home, we’ll find out what it takes to get them set up with the right computer.

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Mohamed_Hassan via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about the next generation wireless technology called 5G. We’ll find out how much of the country is adopting this new technology and what benefits it brings to mobile applications.

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joannafotograf via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn about telehealth services that are specifically tailored for your pet. With concerns over limiting travel as much as possible, telehealth services for our furry friends might be a perfect way to stay safe.

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Pelephoto via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn how the FCC auctions frequencies and how this is beneficial to native communities. We’ll explore what can be done with a 2.5GHz frequency and how this seemingly technical resource can be applied on Hawaiian Homelands.

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Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll learn how many companies are considering remote work and telework as the new norm. We’ll explore what it takes for Hawaii to become a value added destination for remote workers.

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Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with the growing dependence on Internet services, we’ll explore where all this data and content is being served from? We’ll talk about data centers, content aggregation and the cloud and learn how this infrastructure is critical to Hawaii’s survival.

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Oceanit

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with the opening up of the economy dependent on COVID-19 testing, how can Hawaii keep up? We’ll talk to local tech firm Oceanit who has a novel approach to testing that has the potential to scale across US markets and beyond.

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With the economy opening and more tourists arriving in Hawaii, find out how contact tracing works. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion with the developers of Aloha Trace to see if technology can improve the process, and how the Apple/Google API works.

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Find out what it takes to get broadband connectivity to remote areas like Hana. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a talk about fiber optics, finding the right route, and why after decades, getting connected is finally becoming a reality.

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Whether we're in a pandemic or not, Hawaii needs to continue nurturing promising new startups. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, find out what adjustments XLR8HI will make to take on their next cohort of companies and how they plan to accelerate them through these difficult times.

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Find out how Mana Up is managing their cohort companies through this pandemic. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, learn how their fundamental goal to scale Hawaii companies through the Internet has prepared them to operate even when COVID-19 forces us to shelter in place.

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Find out how using artificial intelligence can help gauge our economic recovery. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, learn how A.I. sensors can gather data on social distancing, and whether people are wearing a mask in high-trafficked retail outlets.

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Find out how a grassroots effort got started in Hawaii to help kids get connected to the Internet. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, learn how a project called WiFi on Wheels aims to use inactive school buses to bring Internet access to families without broadband.

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Learn how the University of Hawaiʻi is addressing the development and nurturing of new economic sectors in Hawaiʻi. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, find out how the Office of Innovation and Commercialization is bringing together UH affiliated incubators and accelerators to drive innovation. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

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Learn how some companies are thriving during this period of COVID-19. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, find out what makes them more resilient than some of the other companies, and is there a message in their success?

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Find out what contact tracing is all about, and how it helps to flatten the curve. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion about the technology behind contact tracing, and how mobile devices can be sensors to determine proximity to COVID-19.

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Learn how local community members are helping to make personal protective equipment. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, find out how the maker community is firing up their 3D printers, and coming together to meet the demand to supply our health providers and first responders with PPE.

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Need help adjusting to working at home? Found some ways to adapt others could make use of? In today's live call-in show we answered questions about best practices for telecommuting while the workforce waits out the coronavirus pandemic.

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Find out how teachers are keeping up with technology to best deliver online learning. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, explore the ways that the Hawaii Society of Technology in Education are sharing their knowledge through their virtual office hours.

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Find out about some best practices to securing your remote workforce. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion on ways to protect sensitive data, separate personal space from work space, and conduct secure videoconferences.

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Find out about distance learning, especially now with students sheltering at home. This edition of Bytemarks Café explores some of the best practices and delivery platforms to effectively replace the traditional classroom experience.

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In this new coronavirus era of humanity, find out what it takes to successfully work remotely. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, explore some of the tools, technology and best practices to telecommute, manage projects and distribute teams.

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Catch up with a local company that was born out of a business plan pitch competition. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, hear how TurnoverBNB went from pitch competition to startup acceleration, and being recognized as HVCA's 2020 Technology Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Get caught up on the TRUE (Technology Readiness User Evaluation) Initiative, and how it translates to technology adoption. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion on how company leadership is driving job creation and high wage-earning capacity for Hawaiʻi workers.

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Learn about the new cryptocurrency innovation initiative at the Entrepreneurs Sandbox. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, find out how this initiative brings together members of the government and private sector to provide an environment for collaboration and experimentation.

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Learn about the opportunities in the field of data science and machine learning. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion about the collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi, Chaminade and Stanford University to advance careers for women at the Women in Data Science Conference

Purple Prize

On this edition of Bytemarks Café, the organizers of Purple Prize come back on the show to discuss what teams are gaining traction. Also, a conversation about their design workshop Ka Maka ʻĪnana, the next Purple Prize series, and Indigenous Innovation at UH.

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