Photo provided by Mid-Pacific Institute, Photographer Scot Allen.

Welcome to the Real World

Noelle Fujii

Today’s assessments aren’t just limited to bubble tests. There’s also “authentic assessments,” which require deeper, more innovative thinking from students. At Hakipuu Learning Center, authentic assessments take shape in the form of senior projects where each senior picks a topic, spends the year researching it, and defends what they’ve learned in front of the community. Read the full article…

Education , Innovation , June 2017
June, 2017

5 Things to Know About Developing an Effective Digital Marketing Strategy

Noelle Fujii

Figuring out how to share your brand’s message and the right audience to share it with is becoming more difficult in today’s noisy world. After all, businesses now compete for attention with information that’s available through phones, the Internet and social media. “I think that a big part of what we’re going to see over Read the full article…

Photo by David Croxford.

Ask the Expert: How to Get Into an Accelerator

Omar Sultan, Co-founder and managing partner, Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH

THIS MONTH’S EXPERT: Omar Sultan Co-founder and managing partner, Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH Q: I’m an independent entrepreneur with a great business plan. How do I get into an incubator? A: First determine whether an accelerator is the right path for your startup. We get many teams looking for investment capital when they Read the full article…

(left to right) Donna Scannell, VP and Business Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente, Rosa White, CFO and Founder of DRFortress, Renee McKaskle, CIO of Hitachi Data Systems, and Hawaii Business editor Steve Petranik as moderator. Photo by Aaron K. Yoshino.

Five Steps to Transform Your Company Digitally

Noelle Fujii

Every industry is undergoing a digital transformation. If your company lags behind, it could get crushed by faster moving competition, or abandoned by customers who want better digital service, says Renee McKaskle, CIO for Hitachi Data Systems. Healthcare is a good example of digital transformation, or DX, says Donna Scannell, VP and business information officer Read the full article…