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The "Tech Sherpa" for Oceanit Director of Corporate Development for over 21 years and is currently the President of PICHTR.

Our Next Month’s Networking Luncheon - Wednesday, May 22, 2024. 11:30am - 1pm HST

Artificial Intelligence in Business - Featuring Ian Kitajima

Mr. Kitajima was the “Tech Sherpa” and Director of Corporate Development at Oceanit for over 21 years developing and commercializing next generation technologies for defense, medical, clean energy, and consumer applications. While at Oceanit he co-founded 3 venture startups, initiated new areas such as nanotechnology and applied AI, and championed the Design Thinking and computer science movements in public education for over a decade. He is a Board member for several organizations such as PBS Hawaii, Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, the Workforce Development Council, University of Hawaii Alumni Association, and the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs. Mr. Kitajima is a proud public-school graduate of Castle High School, Windward Community College, and received is BBA with a double major in Marketing and International Business from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

A very fascinating opprutunity to learn and meet fellow KBG members while discussing the most important new technology in science. Whether you're a tech-savvy individual or a novice-user, this event is perfect for anyone looking to have a good time and educate yourself. Don't miss out on the chance to socialize, eat good food fully catered while you network, and hear some intelligent. See you there!


Your Lunch Choice Catered From:  Aloha Salads.

Aloha Passion Salad - mixed greens. mango. apples. red grapes. cranberries. blue cheese. candied walnuts. passion orange vinaigrette.
Aloha Mediterranean Salad with Lamb and Beef Gyro romaine. grape tomatoes. kalamata olives. feta. bell peppers. red onion. cucumbers. garbanzo beans. dill mediterranean dressing.
The Paniolo Salad - romaine. grape tomatoes. avocado. jicama. corn, black beans. green onions. cheddar cheese. cilantro. bbq ranch.w/chicken.
Club Sub Sandwich - turkey. bacon. avocado. lettuce. tomato. mayo, on white french roll.

Ka Waiwai Collective, Koolau at Koolau Golf Course.

45-550 Kionaole Road Kaneohe, HI 96744

Kaneohe Business Group Membership Options

KBG Platinum Level Sponsor Benefits: Platinum Rate - $1000.00

+ PLUS +
·  Website graphic main headliner including a direct link to the sponsor's homepage.
Sponsorship promoted at each luncheon.
Three (3) guests for each of the 10 luncheon meetings, annually.
Three (3) guests may attend the most popular annual winter event: the KBG Sushi Social.
· Corporate Branding and Special Recognition on the KBG Homepage.

KBG Premier Member Benefits:  Premier Rate - $225.00

kbg premiere membership 225

+ PLUS +
·  With the Premier Membership, you'll get the same great benefits as Individuals plus
an option to share the membership benefits with others in your organization or company and will have special recognition and be highlighted on the KBG Website.
For example, if you can't make a luncheon and want to send someone in your place.  Every organization is eligible!
Allowable to share 1 KBG Member seat at KBG functions with company/organizational teammates.
· Corporate Branding and Special Recognition on the KBG Homepage.

KBG Individual Member Benefits:  Individual Rate
Full-Year - $175.00 | Mid-Year - $100.00

KBG Individual Membership Payment Options:
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·  10 Free Network Luncheons w/dynamic special guest speakers.
·  The Annual KBG Sushi Social Event every November.
·  A strong network of business professionals and elite community leaders with deep roots in Kaneohe.
· Interactive Online Directory Listing on our KBG website. Generating hundreds of page views monthly.
· Community and Business related resources and information of and for all membership.  
Great for your business' SEO and Search Rankings!

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