Burt Lum is Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the principles of open data and has more than 30 years in Hawaii's technology and communications sector. He is an Instructor at University of Hawaii in the Information & Computer Science Dept. and teaches Intro to Social Media. He also teaches Social Media for Emergency Response and Recovery for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. At the City and County of Honolulu, he worked as a Community Manager for their Open Data and Digital Cities 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 work at the Maui High Performance Computing Center.
His online activities include social media, community building, blogging, video and audio podcasting, content curation and citizen journalism. Burt was a technology columnist for the Honolulu Advertiser and currently produces and co-hosts a weekly science and technology show on Hawaii Public Radio called Bytemarks Cafe. For the last 5 years he as also planned and coordinated an annual grassroots technology event called the Unconferenz.
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