Innovations for the New Normal

A Virtual Conference

November 9, 10, 12 and 13, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Hawai‘i will be hosting, Innovations for the New Normal, a virtual innovation conference that will highlight our efforts in the areas of resilient food systems, health care and digital infrastructure — vital areas for the state in its recovery and economic diversification efforts.

Sponsored by the University of Hawai`i Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.

SESSIONS*

Session 1: Resilient Food Systems in the COVID Era

Monday, November 9, 2020; 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Session 2: COVID Propelled Innovations in Health Care

Tuesday, November 10, 2020; 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Session 3: Digital Innovations for the New Normal

Thursday, November 12, 2020: 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Session 4: Next Steps to a Resilient, Healthy Innovative Recovery

Friday, November 13, 2020; 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

*Speakers, content, dates and times subject to change.

REGISTRATION/COST*

Free. Limited to the first 1,000 registrants.

*Registration is for all four sessions.

REGISTER HERE

SCHEDULE/AGENDA

View/download the conference agenda (as of 9/22/20) (PDF)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Steve Blank

Steve Blank
Entrepreneur, Catalyst of the “Lean Startup” Movement

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki
Chief Evangelist of Canva, Creator of “Remarkable People” Podcast

Jerome Kim

Jerome Kim, MD
Director General, International Vaccine Institute

Mr. Moretti

Enrico Moretti
Professor of Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Nainoa Thompson

Nainoa Thompson
President, Polynesian Voyaging Society

Participating Panelists/Speakers

  • Admiral John C. Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • Creighton Arita, CEO, `ike and Team Praxis
  • Steve Auerbach, Int. Director, UH Office of Innovation and Commercialization
  • Carl Bonham, Exec. Director, UHERO
  • Chad Buck, Owner, Hawai`i Foodservice Alliance
  • Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs, JABSOM
  • Elena Cabatu, Director of Marketing, Public & Legislative Affairs, East Hawai`i Health System Corporation
  • Peter Dames, Exec. Vice President for Technology, Marketing & Mobility, Servco Pacific, Inc.
  • John De Fries, President and CEO, Hawai`i Tourism Authority
  • Kamuela Enos, Director, UH Office of Indigenous Innovation
  • Dr. Aimee Grace, Director, UH Health Science Policy
  • Bob Harrison, Chairman, President and CEO, First Hawaiian Bank
  • Christina Higa, Co-Director, UH Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, UH Mānoa
  • Matt Koenig, Medical Director of Telehealth, The Queen’s Health Systems
  • David Lassner, President, University of Hawai`i
  • Chris Lee, Director, Academy for Creative Media, UH System
  • Jason Leigh, Director, Laboratory for Advanced Visualizations and Applications, UH Mānoa
  • Noa Lincoln, Assistant Researcher, Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences, CTAHR, UH Mānoa
  • CAPT Kurt Mole, Commander, National Security Agency – Hawai`i
  • Albie Miles, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Food Systems, UH West O`ahu
  • Kaui Sana, Farm Manager, MA`O Organic Farms
  • Vassilis L. Syrmos, Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Hawai`i
  • Rich Wacker, President and CEO, American Savings Bank
  • Paul Yokota, President, FCH Enterprises, Inc.

Emcee: Moanikeʻala Nabarro, Spokesperson, UH Office of Communications