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The Districts Podcast: How Tech Is Reshaping Old Industries

The Lower Colorado River Authority's John Miri joins us to discuss how technology is inevitably reshaping old industries — and much, much more.

by / June 19, 2017
Sunrise over the Lower Colorado River Flickr/ Juniperus_scopulorum

On the debut edition of the podcast, lessons from an 83-year-old special district in central Texas about everything from merging physical- and cybersecurity and overcoming resistance to working with startups and the importance of staying focused on mission and how technology is inevitably reshaping old industries — including utilities and public agencies. John Miri, chief administrative officer of the Lower Colorado River Authority, is our guest.

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Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the editor-at-large of Governing magazine. He also serves as the chief content officer of e.Republic, Governing’s parent organization, as well as senior advisor to the Governing Institute. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO and chief of staff of the state Information Services Board (ISB). Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C.