About Us

We were established to promote an open, transparent, and responsive Hawaii government.

About THG


In 2011, with the help of Omidyar Ohana and Technology Transformation Funds administered by the Hawaii Community Foundation, THG provided support for a baseline assessment of the state’s IT systems, development of an initial strategic plan, hiring the state’s first full-time Chief Information Officer, and resources for demonstration projects.

Since then, our community coalition network of citizens worked to build public support, help shape the outcome, and hold the government accountable. Today, we continue to ADVOCATE, EDUCATE, FACILITATE and INNOVATE to move progress forward…

Vision and mission

Our coalition advocates improving government business practices through technology to ensure convenient and secure access to reliable information and data on demand. Our goal includes government services that are streamlined, integrated and delivered in ways that exceed the expectations of the public and the needs of Hawaii’s businesses.

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Who we are


Board of Directors

Bob Harrison

Bob Harrison

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, First Hawaiian Bank

Micah Kane

Micah Kane

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaii Community Foundation

Mike Mohr

Mike Mohr

Director, Omidyar Network

Randy Perreira

Randy Perreira

Executive Director, Hawaii Government Employees Association

Raymond P. Vara, Jr.

Raymond P. Vara, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaii Pacific Health


Leadership Committee

Christine Sakuda

Christine Sakuda

Executive Director

Leadership Committee

From left, Joy Barua, Lisa Maruyama, Sudesh Kumar, Lisa Wong, Ryan Field and Burt Lum.

Why join THG?


Make Your Voice Heard

Make your voice heard

Transform Hawaii Government encourages public engagement in the transformation effort to ensure a positive outcome.

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Spread The Word

Spread the word

Help spread the word via social media, start a conversation with a friend, contact your state legislator, or do more with THG.

Knowledge is power and data, when made publicly available, is a fundamental tool that can spark innovation and entrepreneurial development, foster collaboration between government and the community, and ultimately create better services for citizens.


Burt Lum,
Hawaii Open Data