Bytemarks Cafe

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Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about a recent virtual conference organized by the University of Hawaii’s Office of Research and Innovation. We’ll find out how the University can be an engine for economic diversification especially in the area of digital innovation.

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with the changing employment picture in Hawaii, we’ll talk about a program called Hawaii Careers Pathways. We’ll find out how educators are preparing students for high-skill, high-pay jobs and how the private sector is preparing to receive them.

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Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with the elections behind us, we’ll talk about the prospects for the next legislative session. We’ll find out from two non-profits with a focus on education and government transformation, what their top policy priorities are.

 

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Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll catch up with Blue Startups and talk to members of cohort 12. We’ll find out what it’s like to run an accelerator during a pandemic and what’s in store for these startups as the graduate to the next phase.

 

 

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Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we will learn about a remote work program to attract kamaaina to come home. With many companies enabling the freedom of their workers to work from anywhere, we’ll find out how the Temporary Work Concept can bring them back home.

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Jarmoluk, Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we'll learn about the recent FCC auction of the 3.5GHz frequency better known as Citizen Broadband Radio Service. We’ll find out why companies want access to this frequency and how they plan to use it.

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Eluj via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about a novel idea to get displaced workers placed in local companies as interns. We’ll talk to the program architects to find out how this program can upskill and potentially employ many individuals and help fuel the innovation sector.

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Tumisu via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, in spite of the pandemic, Purple Maia is going full steam ahead with accelerators and showcases. We’ll talk to several of the projects being mentored through the program and see how their companies make Hawaii a better place.

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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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Today on Bytemarks Cafe, the coronavirus has glaringly shown a spotlight on disparities in connectivity and the digital divide. We’ll talk to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance to learn about digital equity, digital inclusion and what is being done across the country to close this gap.

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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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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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jagritparajuli99 via Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Cafe, with school opening up in the fall we’ll find out how students are preparing for online learning. We’ll talk about the Education Technology Pilot happening on Kauai that includes internet access, laptop computers and digital literacy training.

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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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