TitleCompany:Strategy Officer, Hawaii Broadband Initiative, State of Hawaii, USA
Bio:Burt Lum is the State of Hawaii’s Strategy Officer for the Hawaii Broadband Initiative dedicated to ensuring that Hawaii establish robust, resilient connectivity to the global broadband network and to deliver ubiquitous, affordable access to all its citizens. His work also includes broadband policy work and community collaborations. He has more than 30 years in Hawaii's technology and communications sector and is a frequent speaker and panelist on the topic of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
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 hosts a weekly science and technology show on Hawaii Public Radio (NPR Affiliate) called Bytemarks Cafe. He also co-hosts the Geek Beat on Hawaii News Now Sunrise.
Burt graduated from Iolani High School. Went to the University of Washington and Stanford University to receive a BSEE and MSEE, respectively.