Dustin Haisler

Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic Inc.


Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As Chief Innovation Officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction. Primarily, he leads e.Republic Labs, a market connector created as an ecosystem to educate, accelerate and ultimately scale technology innovation within the public sector. Read his full bio.

April 13, 2016

The Chatbots Are Coming: How Facebook’s New Bots Will Impact the Public Sector

At Facebook’s F8 Developer Conference, Facebook gave the world a glimpse of the future of communication and user experience.

April 8, 2016

Podcast: Social Media Metrics that Work for Government, GSMCON 2016 Recap Recorded Live in Reno

Meet the 2016 Government Social Media Conference scholarship winner, and hear the answer to the question that earned her a ticket to the conference.

April 4, 2016

Podcast: Boaty McBoatface and Trolling of Government on Social Media, Plus Countdown to #GSMCON2016

News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.

March 11, 2016

Podcast: #GSMCON Scholarship Opportunity, and Are Potholes the 'Gateway Drug' of Community Engagement?

News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package. This episode features Ben Berkowitz, CEO and founder of SeeClickFix.

February 23, 2016

Podcast: Be Like Boston — Leverage Memes, Policy, Infrastructure for Effective Social Media

News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.

February 9, 2016

West Carrollton, Ohio, Launches Digital Presence in State of Beta

Beta users of West Carrollton's website are citizens and employees.

January 20, 2016

Introducing the GovTech100: Civic Innovation’s Next Phase

The public-sector technology market has evolved to be broader and more robust, to the tune of $1 billion in private capital investment. Here we unveil the GovTech100 — the top 100 companies focused on government customers.

January 13, 2016

Podcast: Social Strategy for 2016, Plus Politwoops' Return and Twitter Breaks its 140-Character Limit

News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.

December 18, 2015

Podcast: Social Media Runs Counter to Police Culture — but Law Enforcement Should Embrace It Anyway

News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package. This episode: an interview with Lauri Stevens, founder of LaWS and the SMILE conference.

December 4, 2015

Top 10 Tactics Cities Can Use to Do More with Big Data

By 2020, we will create approximately 44 trillion gigabytes of data each year — and cities worldwide are trying to find new ways to use this data to improve planning and decision-making, increase transparency, and build smarter, more resilient networks. These strategies can help.

November 20, 2015

Podcast: Social Media Safety Checks Following Attacks on Paris, the Rise of Hacktivism

News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.

October 22, 2015

Podcast: Speaking Emoji, Controlling Rumors and FCC CIO David A. Bray on Being a Social Exec

News and views on social media in state and local government in one tidy little package.

October 9, 2015

What if Government Embraced Holacracy?

Holacracy is not a lack of structure; it is a new way of structure that allows organizations to be more agile and to more rapidly adapt to change.

September 9, 2015

Hey Siri, How Will Apple's Big Announcements Affect Government?

Read on to see what Apple Watch OS 2, Apple TV, the iPad Pro, the latest iPhones and the end of device ownership mean for the public sector.

August 14, 2015

Podcast: Social Media Lessons from Donald Trump, Twitter Breaks the 140-Character Cap

The GovTech Social podcast goes on location at the California Technology Forum in Sacramento with a lively discussion of where government social media is going, and the intersection of social media and open data.

July 15, 2015

Podcast: Doing Social Media on a Shoestring, During Times of Social Change

The GovTech Social podcast welcomes the co-author of the original field guide for social media in government to provide practical advice on getting buy-in, getting started, and the tricky business of moderating social media comments.

June 10, 2015

Podcast: 5 Takeaways for Expanding Your Social Presence, Verifying Accounts

Government Technology magazine and special guests discuss what it means to respect the platform, align with the agency’s strategy and stay alert in a rapidly changing social media environment.

May 29, 2015

Google I/O 2015: 5 Things You Missed but Need to Know

This year’s Google I/O was all about context; here are the important things you may have missed from yesterday’s event and what they mean for government.

April 27, 2015

10 Tactics To Modernize Your Government IT Organization

With technology changes occurring rapidly, many agencies have begun seeking out ways to modernize their IT organizations to better prepare for the future. To help you along this journey, we have pulled together the top 10 tactics for modernization.

March 9, 2015

Apple: Redefining the Way Work Gets Done

At its March 9 event, the company announced the Apple Watch and other products that will bring wearables into the enterprise and continue the crowdsourcing trend.

February 17, 2015

8 Ways the Internet of Things Will Improve Your Commute In The Future

The Internet of Things (IoT) has begun to revolutionize our cities, but its most significant impact will be felt on the hyperlocal level by individual residents. Learn how the Internet of Things will impact your commute in the very near future.

January 6, 2015

Tips for Designing and Building an Award-Winning Website

The 2014 Best of the Web winners share collective insights to be used as a resource for state and local government agencies in website planning going forward.

December 19, 2014

Top 10 Mobile Trends for Law Enforcement

The latest trends about law enforcement mobility you need to know.

December 2, 2014

Top 10 Uses of Predictive Technology Making Our Communities Safer

Predictive technologies incorporate big data and machine learning to identify patterns that governments can use to forecast outcomes in various aspects of everyday life.

October 24, 2014

Top 10 Ways the Internet of Things Will Impact Our Cities

The Internet of Things is on track to make our communities more efficient, sustainable and livable in the future.

September 9, 2014

What Apple's Big Announcement Means for Government

Larger iPhones, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch will all impact the public sector.

June 2, 2014

Apple WWDC 2014: Top 3 Takeaways for Government

At Apple’s annual Worldwide Development Conference in San Francisco, the company revealed new software with big implications for the public sector.