Forest Frizzell has spent his entire career in the tech industry with leadership roles in government, nonprofit, and utilities. He has significant experience leading and scaling technology teams and projects.
As Deputy Director of Information Technology at the City & County of Honolulu, he spearheaded several infrastructure upgrade initiatives that won the #1 Digital City Award by the Center for Digital Government. As Director of Information Technology at Hawaii Gas, he established and implemented an IT strategy which successfully scaled multiple internal infrastructure upgrades including transitioning from an on-premise to cloud-based infrastructure.
Forest also sits on the Board of Directors for Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii and plays a very active role as Board President for Purple Maiʻa Foundation. In 2012, he presented at TEDx Honolulu and was selected as one of 13 emerging local leaders in the Pierre Omidyar Fellows program. He received recognition as one of Pacific Business News’ Forty Under 40 Class of 2012, and Hawai‘i Business’ 20 for the Next 20: People to Watch in 2013.
Founder and CTO
Olin Lagon is a technology innovator and social entrepreneur with a long-time passion for sustainability. He has co-authored ten technology patents, co-founded several companies, and helped invent groundbreaking technologies in diverse fields including content localization and crowdfunding.
His startup ChipIn helped launch the crowdfunding industry and directed nearly $100 million to causes worldwide. ChipIn also launched Sprout which was acquired by inMobi and renamed inMobi Studio, a visual tool that pioneered the creation of highly interactive mobile ads without the need for coding.
Half of Olin’s life has been spent in service including the U.S. Navy, the Peace Corps and several nonprofits. His service work has been recognized by numerous local and national organizations including Entrepreneur of the Year for Social Impact (HVCA), Small Business Advocate of the Year (SBA), Torch Award (BBB), Our Geniuses (Honolulu Magazine), 25 who will shape the next 25 years (Hawaii Business), and Petra Fellow (New York).
Born and raised in Hawaii, Olin grew up in a single parent household in public housing. He lives in Kalihi Valley with his wife, two young sons, and dog.