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Ian Kitajima

Ian Kitajima

Senior Executive


Ian Kitajima is a senior executive at Oceanit, one of Hawaii's largest and most diversified privately-held technology company, with 160 scientists and engineers. He is responsible for corporate-wide marketing and venturing for Oceanit’s award winning innovations, products, and services. His greatest strengths are in leading Oceanit into new emerging fields, and in discovering new superstar engineers and scientists. Mr. Kitajima efforts have led to Oceanit’s entry into Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy, Cyber Security, Homeland Security, Transportation Security, and Social Media. He is a founding member of Hoana Medical and is a co-founder of Nanopoint– Oceanit’s two venture funded companies. His current efforts are in incorporating the Design Thinking process with Oceanit’s Innovation Process, as well as introducing Design Thinking into Hawaii’s educational system. He is also focused on Oceanit’s newest venture which is to introduce sensing “Smart” concrete for bridges, roadways, and critical infrastructure. Prior to joining Oceanit, he was the CEO of a wireless startup developing virtual communities for mobile phones in Helsinki Finland. He is a co-founder, and the convener of the Hawaii Defense Dual Use industry group, Vice Chair of the Chamber of Commerce’s Defense Dual Use Committee, and is a board member for several non-profits including the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation and PBS Hawaii.

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