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E Kamakani Noi`i

Wind that seeks knowledge

A Symposium Organized by

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences


The University of Hawai‘i


January 13-14, 2011

Kaua‘i Ballroom

Sheraton Waikiki

2255 Kalakaua Avenue

Waikiki, Hawai‘i

DAY 1—January 13, 2011


9:00 AM Welcome

Howard Karr, Chairman, University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents

M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawai‘i

Mary Good, Dean of Engineering, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


9:15 AM Opening Remarks

The Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, United States Senate


9:30AM Presentation of Hawai’i Innovation Council Report

M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawai‘i


10:15 AM Coffee Break


10:30 AM Session I: The Global Challenge and the Opportunity for Hawai`i

Moderator: Tyrone Taylor, President, Capitol Advisors on Technology


The Innovation Imperative and Global Practices

Charles Wessner, Director, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The National Academies


State and Regional Economic Context

Carl Bonham, Executive Director of UHERO and Associate Professor of Economics,

University of Hawai‘i at M?noa


Focusing Federal Resources: The Obama Administration Innovation Initiatives

Ginger Lew, Senior Counselor, White House National Economic Council


12:00PM Lunch


12:30 PM Keynote Address

The Honorable Neil Abercrombie, Governor, State of Hawai‘i


1:15 PM Session II: Leveraging Federal Programs and Investments for Hawai’i

Moderator: The Honorable Brian Schatz, Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii


The Manufacturing Extension Partnership: The Network Effect

Roger Kilmer, Director, Manufacturing Extension Partnership, NIST


The Role of DoD in Building Hawai‘i‘s Innovation Economy

Starnes Walker, Chief Engineering and Technical Director, University of Hawai‘i


The Military and Higher Education

Vice Admiral Daniel Oliver USN (Ret.), President, Naval Postgraduate School


Infrastructure for the 21st Century Economy: The Role of EDA

Barry E. A. Johnson, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic

Development Administration


3:00 PM Coffee Break


3:15 PM Session III: Small Business, Universities, and Regional Growth

Moderator: Keiki-Pua Dancil, President and CEO, Hawai‘i Science & Technology Institute


Stanford Experience

Katharine Ku, Director of the Office of Technology Licensing, Stanford



Universities and Economic Development: Lessons from The New University of


Luis Proenza, President, The University of Akron


Converting University Research Into Start-Up Companies

Barry Weinman, Co-Founder, Allegis Capital LLC


Improving Industry Partnerships

Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs and Dean of Extended Studies, UC-San Diego


5:00 PM Closing Remarks

M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawai‘i

Governor’s Reception



DAY 2 — January 14, 2011

9:00 AM Welcome and Introduction

M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawai‘i


9:05 AM Opening Remarks

The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka, United States Senate


9:15 AM Session IV: University of Hawai‘i’s Current Research Strengths and Security and Sustainability: Energy and Agriculture Opportunity

Moderator: William Harris, President and CEO, Science Foundation Arizona


Innovative Satellite Launch Program

Brian Taylor, Dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of

Hawaii at M?noa



Robert McLaren, Associate Director, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawai‘i

at M?noa


Data Analytics

The Honorable Daniel S. Goldin, Chairman & CEO, the Intellisis Corporation and 9th NASA Administrator, retired


Hawai‘i: A Model for Clean Energy Innovation

Maurice Kaya, Project Director, Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture


A Sustainable Agricultural Sector

Sylvia Yuen, Dean, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai‘i at M?noa


11:15 AM Lunch


12:30 PM Session V: Medical Opportunities in Hawai’i

Moderator: Virginia Hinshaw, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at M?noa


Clinical Trials in Hawai’i

Art Ushijima, President and CEO, Queen’s Health Systems/The Queen’s Medical



University of Hawai‘i Medical Initiatives

Jerris Hedges, Dean of John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at



Advancing Innovation and Convergence in Cancer Research

Jerry S. H. Lee, Deputy Director, Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives, National

Cancer Institute


Biomedical Innovation with Global Impact in Hawai’i

Hank Wuh, CEO,Skai Ventures/ Cellular Bioengineering, Inc.


2:15 PM Session VI: Roundtable: Next Steps for Hawai`i

Moderator: M.R.C. Greenwood, President, University of Hawai‘i



The Honorable Colleen Hanabusa, United States House of Representatives

The Honorable Mazie Hirono, United States House of Representatives

Peter Ho, Chairman, President and CEO, Bank of Hawai‘i

Dick Rosenblum, President, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

Donald Straney, Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo


3:15 PM Adjourn to Reception