Mr. Stephen Laster is the Chief Information and Technology Officer of Harvard Business School and a member of the HBS administrative leadership team, which oversees the School's academic, research and administrative computing teams. Laster sits on several Harvard University committees focused on leveraging technology across the Harvard community. As an educator, he has taught courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive/professional levels in the areas of Web development, problem solving, software design, virtual team management, and e-Learning product development. Prior to joining Harvard, Mr. Laster held several critical leadership positions for Babson College, including CTO for Babson Interactive, Babson's for-profit eLearning company, and Director of Curriculum Innovation and Technology. Mr. Laster served as a trustee for Babson College from 1992-94.
Mr. Laster is considered to be a leader in e-Learning and digital community building. He presented the Innovation Keynote address at the 2010 Campus Technology Conference and has contributed to many publications, including; EDUCAUSE Review, CIO Magazine, Campus Technology Magazine and Ed Tech Magazine ,as a thought leader in educational technology.