Burt Lum

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Burt Lum is Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the principles of open data/knowledge in Hawaii, including policy work and community collaborations. He has more than 30 years in Hawaii’s technology and communications sector, is an Instructor at University of Hawaii in the Information & Computer Science Dept. teaching Intro to Social Media and an Instructor with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center.At the City and County of Honolulu, he was the City’s Community Manager for their Open Data – Citizen Engagement Initiative. Past engagements include founding member of the Innovation Center at HMSA, Senior Product Manager at Hawaiian Telcom, CEO/President of Hawaii data center startup NetEnterprise and Marketing Manager at the Maui High Performance Computing Center. His online activities include social media, community building and citizen journalism. Burt was a technology columnist for the Honolulu Advertiser from 1998 – 2004. Since 2008 to the present, he produces and co-hosts a weekly science and technology show on Hawaii Public Radio (NPR Affiliate) called Bytemarks Cafe. He along with Ryan Ozawa also co-host the Geek Beat on Hawaii News Now Sunrise. For the last 8 years he has also organized an annual grassroots technology event called the Unconferenz. You can find Burt active on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope and his blog Bytemarks.org.