Director of Information Technology
University of Hawaii
David Lassner is Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the University of Hawaii. He has been responsible for designing, implementing and directing a new integrated organization to support academic computing, administrative computing, distributed learning technologies and voice, data and video telecommunications. David has chaired the Internet2 Applications Strategy Council and serves on the Board of Internet2. He is a founder of the Hawaii Internet Exchange, Hawaii's first neutral public/private peering facility, and has played an active leadership role in a number of related organizations including EDUCAUSE, Kuali, the Internet Society and the WICHE Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications. David currently serves as President and Board Chair of the Pacific Telecommunications Council and on the Board of Directors of Hawaii's High Technology Development Corporation. He is Principal Investigator (PI) for the Maui High Performance Computing Center and co-PI for the Pacific Disaster Center. David holds degrees in Economics, Computer Science and Communication and Information Sciences.