Eric Larson, AST Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer

Eric Larson, AST Executive Director and State Chief Information Officer

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STATE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER BIO

Prior to being named Executive Director, Eric Larson served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technology Officer for the Agency for State Technology (AST). Before joining AST in 2014, Mr. Larson was the Chief of Distributed Infrastructure at the Department of Financial Services (DFS) and led numerous internal initiatives such as refreshing the VoIP phone system, core network, email, enterprise document management, database cluster, virtualized compute environment, replicated storage and tapeless backup. He also architected, implemented and tested a permanent multi-site Disaster Recovery with a recovery point objective under 1 minute for mainframe applications such as FLAIR and LASPBS and under one hour for every other application hosted at the DFS data center.