Future Focus 2018

Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security, Cybersecurity & More

DATE

October 10, 2018, 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.*
October 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

* times subject to change

LOCATION

Hawai‘i Convention Center

AGENDA*

View/Print Conference Agenda (updated 10/9)

  • Keynote sessions from national speakers
  • Interactive panel discussions
  • “Poolside Chats” with experts
  • Student spotlights
  • and more …

REGISTRATION FEE

$150.00 per person
$ 75.00 per student with student ID

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on both days, and networking reception on October 10th.

On-line registration has ended.

On-site registration available on Wednesday, 10/10, on a space available basis

 

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS*

Peter Matlock

Peter Matlock
Director of Commercialization
Joint BioEnergy Institute

Stevan Bernard

Stevan Bernard
Founder
Bernard Global, LLC

Joshua Sullivan

Josh Sullivan
Best-Selling Author, The Mathematical Corporation
Senior Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Lead; Digital, Analytics and Strategy Lead
Booz Allen Hamilton

Donovan Dela Cruz

Donovan Dela Cruz
Senator
Hawai‘i State Legislature

PANELISTS*

 

Brian Garrett

Brian Garrett
Co-Founder/Managing Director
Crosscut.vc

John Gotanda

John Gotanda
President
Hawai‘i Pacific University

Richard Wacker

Richard Wacker
President and CEO
American Savings Bank

Murry Clay

Murray Clay
Managing Partner
Ulupono Initiative

Garrett Marrero

Garrett Marrero
Founder
Maui Brewing Company

Mawae Morton

Mawae Morton
Chief Executive Officer
Cyanotech Corp./Nutrex Hawai‘i

John Dean

John Dean
Chairman
Central Pacific Bank

Scott Dockum

Scott Dockum
SBIR Program Coordinator
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Daniel Hamada

Daniel Hamada
Principal
Kapaa High School

Neil Hannahs

Neil Hannahs
Co-Founder
Hawai‘i Investment Ready

David Lassner

David Lassner
President
University of Hawai‘i

Lynn Babington

Lynn Babington
President
Chaminade University

Meli James

Meli James
Co-Founder
Mana Up

Gilbert Keith-Agaran

Gilbert Keith-Agaran
Senator
Hawai‘i State Legislature

Dean Okimoto

Dean Okimoto
Chair
Hawai‘i Agriculture Foundation/Nalo Farms

Emily Reber Porter

Emily Reber Porter
Chief Operating Officer
The MacNaughton Group

Tarik Sultan

Tarik Sultan
Managing Partner
Sultan Ventures

Kenshiro Uki

Kenshiro Uki
Vice President for Operations
Sun Noodle

Dan Clegg

Dan Clegg
Hawai‘i Business Operations
Bayer U.S. – Crop Science

Fred Crowell

Fred Crowell
General Manager
Kauai Coffee

Vincent Kimura

Vincent Kimura
Chief Executive Officer
Smart Yields

Derek Kurisu

Derek Kurisu
Executive Vice President
KTA Super Stores

Lynn DeCoite

Lynn DeCoite
Representative
Hawai‘i State Legislature

Kazuo Noguchi

Kazuo Noguchi
Senior Manager R&D
Hitachi America, Ltd.

Bruce Matthews

Bruce Mathews
Dean
College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, UH Hilo

Dana Shapiro

Dana Shapiro
Manager/Co-Founder
Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative

Kazuhiro Chiba

Kazuhiro Chiba
Professor of Applied Biological Science
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Jeff Hong

Jeff Hong
Chief Technology Officer
TechMana

Bob King

Bob King
Founder
Pacific BioDiesel

Jason Higa

Jason Higa
Chief Executive Officer
Zippy’s Restaurants

Chris Speere

Chris Speere
Site Coordinator
Maui Food Innovation Center

Layugan

Wayne Layugan
Senior Project Manager
Food Innovation, HTDC

Tish Uyehara

Tish Uyehara
Marketing Director
Armstrong Produce

ClaytonStacy Clayton

Stacy Clayton
Executive Strategy Consultant
Kamehameha Schools

Martin Zorn

Martin Zorn
President and CEO
Kamakura Corporation

Brian Cooper

Bryan Cooper
Sr. Director for Information Technology
Foodland Hawai‘i

Mitzi Tori

Mitzi Toro
Owner and Founder
The Maui Cookie Lady

David Watumull

David Watumull
President and CEO
Cardax, Inc.

Al Carganilla

Al Carganillao
Principal
Farrington High School

CAPT Kurtis Mole

CAPT Kurt Mole
Commander
NSA Hawai‘i

Donovan Kealoha

Donovan Kealoha
Director
Startup Capital Ventures

Nicholas Comerford

Nicholas Comerford
Dean and Director
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
UH Mānoa

Isla Young

Isla Young
Program Director, STEM and Workforce Development
Maui Economic Development Board

John Trbovich

John Trbovich
General Partner and Co-Founder
Arsenal Venture Partners

Peter Oshiro

Peter Oshiro
Environmental Health Program Manager
State of Hawai‘i Department of Health

Mark Watkins

Mark Watkins
Founder
The Hawai‘i Project; Bookship

Kelcy Koga

Kelcy Koga
Principal
Waiakea High School

Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vares-Lum

Maj. Gen. Suzanne Vares-Lum
Mobilization Assistant to the Commander

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Warren Watanabe

Warren Watanabe
Food Safety Chair
Hawai‘i Farm Bureau

Byron Goo

Byron Goo
Founder
The Tea Chest

*subject to change

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On-site registration available on Wednesday, 10/10, on a space available basis

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SPONSORED BY

HBR    UH System
UluponoFirst Insurance Company of HawaiiKTAHMSA

If you have time, please consider attending the EEx Town Square: Local Change = Global Impact, a half-day summit bringing together innovators from all walks of life to design and scale solutions around Hawaiʻi’s energy, water, agriculture, and mobility challenges on October 11th