Mr. Ian Kitajima is the Director of Corporate Development and is the "Technology Sherpa" for Oceanit – a "Mind to Market" lab of 160 scientists, engineers, technologists, designers, and dreamers conducting advance research for government and private clients. If you watch James Bond movies, Oceanit is like Q's lab of scientists and engineers inventing next generation technologies. As Oceanit's Technology Sherpa, his role is to move science and technology breakthroughs from the lab to the marketplace, which has included 3 venture backed startups - Hoana Medical, Nanopoint, and Ibis Networks. He also brings an innovation mindset to several boards including the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation and Design Thinking Hawaii. He is a proud public school graduate of Castle High School, Windward Community College, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.