High Tech Hawai'i
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
8:00-9:00 p.m.

What's New at the Manoa Innovation Center
Confirmed Guests:
Henk Rogers, CEO, Blue Lava Wireless
Kaleo Taft, Chief Technology Officer, Hoku Scientific

Host: David Lassner, Director of Information Technology, University of Hawaii

The Manoa Innovation Center (MIC) is a high-tech business incubator, linking emerging commercial high-tech ventures to university-oriented research and development organizations. A program of the of the State's High Technology Development Corporation, MIC's purpose is to facilitate the transfer of technology and foster joint development projects between the University of Hawaii, private, non-profit research organizations and the Center's high-tech occupants.

This month's High Tech Hawaii will feature a conversation with host David Lassner and two of the more recent tenants of MIC. Blue Planet Software CEO Henk Rogers will describe his company, which manages video games and creates software toolsets for the next generation of games that will use wireless and interactive television technologies. Hoku Scientific CTO Kaleo Taft will describe how their company is designing fuel cell solutions that will provide clean and efficient technology to meet a broad range of power needs. Along the way they will describe why their companies are in Hawaii and located at MIC, providing insights for other high tech entrepreneurs and State policymakers.

During the live airing of the program, questions may be called in to 956-5670 or 1-800-342-7949 (neighbor islands), or sent by email to hth@hawaii.edu.

High Tech Hawaii is a live monthly call-in show produced by the University of Hawaii to shed light on high technology activities within the state. It airs live on the fourth Tuesday of each month during the academic year from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. It is webcast live and can be seen on PEG Access cable channels throughout the state as well as on Craig TV. On Oahu Cable it is aired live on Channel 55, on Hawaii Cable Channel 54, on Craig TV Channel 21, on Maui Cable Channel 54 and on Kauai Cable Channel 10. It is also webcast live using RealPlayer at: <http://www.hawaii.edu/hth>

Now in its 5th year of production, previous High Tech Hawaii shows have highlighted topics such as IT in the Travel Industry, the Hawaii-China connection, computer security, the prospects for high tech in Hawaii, IT education and training, data centers in Hawaii, wireless, telecom regulation, electronic commerce, telemedicine, distance learning, assistive technologies for the disabled and the Pacific Telecommunications Council.

Related web sites for this show:

  • Manoa Inovation Center <http://www.htdc.org/mic/>
  • HiTechHawaii.com <http://www.hitechhawaii.com/>
  • Hoku Scientific <http://www.hokuscientific.com/>

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