CIO Profile: Larry A. Olson

Larry A. Olson CIO of Pennsylvania

by / August 31, 1997
What kind of computer do you use at work? Do you have a home computer?
Dell P5MMX200/GXiMT
(64MB RAM, 2MB video memory) -- Office
Toshiba Tecra 720CDT
(24MB RAM, 6X CD-ROM) -- Home laptop

Favorite Internet bookmarks?
Pennsylvania Home Page
Dr. Pepper

What are you currently reading?
The Politics of Diplomacy
by James A. Baker, III,
Wireless Communications for Intelligent Transportation Systems by Scott D. Elliott,
The Tuscan Year: Life and Food in an Italian Valley
by Elizabeth Romer

What's your most important current project?
State/Federal CIO Summit on the Year 2000

Enhancing Pennsylvania's information technology infrastructure, Data Center Resource Utilization Project

How many e-mail messages do you get a day?
Average: 75

Favorite recreational activity?
Collecting art, exploring new restaurants, international travel.

One thing you'd change about information technology? Break through the barriers of bureaucratic inefficiency by strategically deploying information technologies that support value-added business processes.

Favorite quote?
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."
-- Old Texas saying

Person you most admire?
Tom Ridge (Governor)

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