#HACC2021 Tentative Workshop Schedule

HACC 2021 Interim Workshop 1

Saturday, October 30, 2021 – from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (check in begins at 9:15 a.m.)


Session 1:  Requirements Gathering

This introduction to requirements gathering is meant to help you understand the methods, planning and processes that will lead to designing and developing systems that meet user’s needs.

Presenter: Joel Kumabe
Joel is the Client Executive in charge of Hawaii for Unisys Corporation.  He has over 38+ years of experience in technology, primarily in Banking and Healthcare Insurance.  Prior to Unisys, Joel was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Program Manager at HMSA, Enterprise Architect at Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate, Vice-President and Application Manager at Bank of Hawaii, and Consulting Manager at Ernst & Young, CPAs.


Presenter: Robyn Pratt-Barr
Robyn is the Functional/Training Lead and leads the teams designing and training the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services Benefits Eligibility System project.  She previously worked with the Michigan Department of Human Services as a contractor for their child support and child welfare projects. Her previous roles include business analyst, testing, training and implementation. Robyn has a degree in Agriscience Education from Michigan State University.


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Session 2: Meet with Challenge Sponsors

  • Dept. of Land & Natural Resources – Trail Traffic, Ratings & Donations​
  • Dept. of Land & Natural Resources – Pono Points Game​
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs – Beneficiary Services Chatbot ​
  • Dept. of Agriculture – Pet Pickup Notification​
  • NIC Hawaii in partnership with Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) – Sighting & Reporting App​

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Session 3: Security & Privacy Considerations in Application Development

In this workshop session Microsoft Azure Cloud team will give an overview of Azure Cloud for developing Cloud Native applications, including how to securely develop and deploy Application on Microsoft Azure Cloud platform. They will also touch base on some best security practices and guidelines to be aware of while developing Cloud Native applications including DevOps to automate build and release/deployment process.

Presenter: Anand Moghe
Anand is an Azure App Innovation Specialist at Microsoft. In his current role at Microsoft, he helps Govt. Organization’s IT Executives, Software Engineers and DevOps professional modernize their Enterprise Application Portfolio using the best practices and strategies for Application Innovation and modernization on Azure Cloud, boost developer’s productivity by suggesting best of the breed tools and creates opportunities to maximize ROI from investment in people, process, and technologies.


Presenter: Rich Antonow
Rich is in a Technical Specialist role for Security and Identity. He supports accounts with “all things” security as it relates to Cloud and on-premises identities, user synchronization, Identity protection, data/application/device threat protection and advanced EDR-XDR solutions.   Rich has been with Microsoft for 5 years primarily covering the Western region including the states of Alaska and Hawaii. He resides in Phoenix Arizona


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HACC 2021 Interim Workshop 2

Saturday, November 6, 2021 – from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (check in begins at 9:15 a.m.)


Session 1: Pitch Your Solution – MANDATORY

This workshop helps you to get ready to present your solution to the HACC judges and learn how to pitch like a pro! Whether you’re pitching investors, customers, or HACC judges, this workshop teaches you the fundamentals of delivering a great presentation, with tips and tricks that’ll help you stand out from the crowd.

Presenter: Stefan Opsal
Stefan is an entrepreneur, mentor, and investor who is passionate about technology and startups. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at, a venture-backed startup that makes visual collaboration software to help remote teams work together more effectively, finish projects faster, and deliver better results. Previously Stefan was the Director of Cloud Honolulu, an Ambassador for Startup Grind, and a Venture Analyst at Sultan Ventures & XLR8UH.


Session 2: How May I Help You?

Software and applications have a new user interface. “How May I Help You?” is the most power question your website or application can ask to aid and guide users to accomplish What They Need (Self-Service) and When they Need IT (24×7).  This session will show you how to integrate chatbots into your User Centric Design and your application.


Presenter: Joel Bongco
Joel is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at eWorld Enterprise Solutions. At eWorld, Joel guides state, local, and commercial organizations through technological change. For more than a decade now, he has led some of Hawaii’s largest IT projects. Past projects include implementing a student information system, Infinite Campus, for the Hawaii Department of Education and managing the department’s Race to the Top initiatives. More recent projects include implementing Hawaii’s Safe Travels call center and the Department of Labor call center.


Presenter: Dean Ramos
Dean is a Project Manager with development, operations, and business analyst experience. He has been leading eWorld’s Customer Experience (CX) Developers in providing scalable holistic solutions to customer service needs.


Presenter: Dat Vo
Dat is a Business Analyst who’s completed his BBA with a focus in Management Information-Systems. His interests are working with clients to gather requirements, improve documentation, and promote data-driven decisions to help solve Hawaii’s business challenges.


Presenter: Dean Fujimoto
Dean is a CX developer with experience in Chatbot Technologies. He graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering and is now working on six chatbot projects. He actively maintains Virtual Agents for the DOH, DOT, and DHS by analyzing the data coming in and making new responses in accordance with the data.


Presenter: Ioane Omerod
Ioane is a Computer Science graduate from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He currently works as a CX Developer at eWorld Enterprise Solutions, where he develops chatbot and call center solutions for various State of Hawaiʻi departments and projects.


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Session 3: From Idea to Application in 90 Minutes

Our workshop will show attendees how the Salesforce Platform can be applied to several of the HACC challenges by building a complete business application from the ground up with clicks, not code all in 90 minutes. During the presentation we will show you how to spin up a new Salesforce development environment, create a data model, add business logic including automated workflows, configure the user interface, generate real-time reports and dashboards, and run the resulting application on a public facing web portal and native iOS/Android mobile app

Presenter: Salesforce Public Sector, State of Hawaii Team

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HACC 2021 Interim Workshop 3

Saturday, November 13, 2021 – from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (check in begins at 9:15 a.m.)


Session 1:  AWS Elastic Beanstalk

Details will be released soon

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Workshops from #HACC2020

There were a lot of great workshops last year too, and the best part…the videos and slides are still available to see again or for the first time!

#HACC2020 Workshops