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…

Empowered Citizenship

An informed and engaged public supported by a responsive government, working together to improve the quality of life for Hawai‘i and its people.


Making informed decisions for better outcomes, increasing the quality of life for Hawai‘i’s people.

Information Creation

State employees are empowered and data is organized into information and used to meet business objectives.

Data Aggregation and Analysis

Data is gathered and integrated from various state departments and services: Tax System Modernization and Payroll Processing.

Core IT Infrastructure and Business Processes

Hardware; Software; Cybersecurity; Privacy; Enterprise Resource Planning

  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Policy
  • Funding
  • Commitment

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

Executive Director

Christine Sakuda

Christine Sakuda

Executive Director

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

Leadership Committee

From left, Joy Barua, Lisa Maruyama, 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.

Get Informed

Get informed

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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