BSides Hawaii InfoSec Conference 2023

BSides Hawaii is a regional InfoSec conference held in Honolulu Hawaii and follows the principles established by Security B-Sides

Call for Sponsors is OPEN!
Have you been looking for a way to share your message with a group of technical experts? They all want to learn, and you want them to learn about your products and capabilities. We have limited availability for sponsorships on a first come basis. We will also post your logo right on the BSides Hawaii page so every participant and agenda gawker will see it.
Who should attend BSides Hawaii?
While each BSides event is unique, we target the industry professional looking to offset or augment their current security skill set with that of the next-big-thing conversations. These are industry leaders, thought leaders, information security professionals, and even students who wish to expand their body of knowledge. People who attend have various backgrounds in different sectors and verticals. Their common goal is to learn about emerging issues and connect with those who are having them.
Unlike other events where the speaker is rushed in and out, BSides provides a small and intimate environment for the participants to directly engage the speaker before, during, and after their talk or presentation. Participants are looking for more than just information; they are looking to make connections they will call upon throughout the rest of the year.
Up to date information can be found one the website.

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Ethicality of AI and Deep Learning

With the explosion of new AI tools and products on the market, AI has transitioned from the far off fantasies of science fiction novelists to a ubiquitous decision maker in our daily lives. If you are trying to get a new credit card or applying for a new job, chances are that an AI system played some role in the deciding the outcome. The increased role of AI systems in our daily lives means that we, as both consumers and business leaders, need to take a closer look at the ethicality of using AI as both a primary and secondary decision makers. In this event, we will have an open discussion about the following questions:
* Do AI systems represent you?
* Do AI systems align with your desires and goals?
* Are AI systems fair and bias-free?
* Do AI systems respect your privacy or the privacy of others?
Join us May 11th to discuss these topics and questions. This event is open and welcome to people of all backgrounds whether you are a person that has never directly interacted with AI systems or a business leader that it thinking about using AI in their product or service. Due to restrictions of our venue, we will have a reservation limit of 40 people.

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Big Island Tech Meetup

Let’s kick off the new year with the first Big Island Tech meetup! This is a place to meet other techies and help build the local community. How can we bring in remote jobs and create local opportunities?
Some ideas for future meetings: Tech training, demos, community projects.
4:00 – 4:15 Intro
4:15 – 4:30 News, jobs and announcements
4:30 – 5:20 Discussion: Tech in Hawaii – What’s happening, ideas, opportunities.
5:20 – 5:30 Closing

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Crafting the Perfect Pitch

Pitching a new business idea or strategy is one of the most stressful parts of an entrepreneur’s journey. Successful pitches help secure financing or land partners. Part I of this session will cover the different types of pitches (elevator, short-form, long-form) and what funders look for in a pitch. In Part II, attendees will practice their pitches in small groups that include a venture capital facilitator providing individual feedback.
Part of the Women Entrepreneurs Conference.

Moderator: Colleen McAluney, Director, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership


Meli James, Co-Founder, Mana Up
Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner, Blue Startups
Darien Siguenza, Program Director, FoundHer
Donavan Kealoha, Managing Director, Startup Capital Ventures x SBI
Keoni Lee, CEO, Hawaii Investment Ready
Pia Chock, Food Systems Investment Fund Manager, Kamehameha Schools

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