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E Kamakani Noi`i

Wind that seeks knowledge

A Symposium Organized by

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences

and

The University of Hawai‘i

Agenda

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

University

 

Universities and Economic Development: Lessons from The New University of

Akron

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

 

Astronomy

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

Center

 

University of Hawai‘i Medical Initiatives

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

M?noa

 

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

 

Participants:

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