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University of Hawaii
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Advancing higher education and our communities through the use of IT
About Me:
VP for IT & CIO for the University of Hawaii System.

Other Activities:
• Chaired the Hawaii Broadband Task Force
• Board Chair for EDUCAUSE, the premier organization for IT in higher education
• Founding board member of the Kuali Foundation, which is developing community source enterprise apps for colleges and universities
• Active with Internet2

Serial backpacker in the Yosemite backcountry

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Local Options for International Advanced Networking Event at EWC Jan 13-18

UH Information Technology Services (ITS) is once again hosting the "Techs in Paradise" (TIP) series of technical networking workshops & meetings in January 2013 at the East West Center.  TIP 2013 brings together hundreds of participants from both the Internet2 and Asia Pacific Advanced Networking (APAN) communities, along with ESNet.  This is the only time these groups from East and West meet together; UH hosted previous TIP events in 2001, 2004 & 2008.  …


Posted on December 10, 2012 at 11:01am

UH and 28 universities launch Gig.U initiative to bring ultra high-speed broadband to university communities

Short story: visit

Longer story (our press release):

The University of Hawaiʻi is one of a group of 29 universities and communities across the country that have launched Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. 

Gig.U seeks to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks in the communities surrounding the nation’s leading research universities to drive economic growth and…


Posted on July 29, 2011 at 12:56pm

Kansas City (Kansas) Picked for Google Fiber Project

The announcement at last:


I'm now working with a group that will try to apply some of the lessons learned through the Google initiative to develop more ultra-high-speed broadband communities around universities.  Stay tuned!

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 7:17am — 10 Comments

Marc Benioff: "I attribute Salesforce's great performance to my ability to work in Hawaii."

Check out this interview with Marc Benioff in which he comments on living/working part-time in Kona.

Here's the part about Hawaii:…


Posted on July 24, 2010 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

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At 5:58am on October 12, 2010, Cameron Souza said…
Congrats on your $36M award for educational broadband. The possibilities are very exciting!
At 2:39pm on July 18, 2008, Lance Furuyama said…
Hi David,

It was great meeting you today. I will be keeping close tabs on what is accomplished by the HBTF. Best of luck to you!

At 6:23pm on April 12, 2008, Daniel Leuck said…
Welcome Dr. Lassner. We are very happy to have UH's CIO as part of our online community. You may be interested in joining the Science & Technology Educators group we just created.


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