NASCIO Midyear Conference: (from l) Carolyn Parnell, Minn.; Brenda Decker, Neb.; Karen Robinson, Texas; Teresa Luna, Idaho; Gale Given, W. Va.; Claire Bailey, Ark.; and Kristin Russell, Colo. e.Republic/David Kidd
A quick photo shoot in July of Fairfax County, Va., CIO Wanda Gibson took an odd turn when a group of weightlifters began pumping iron behind her. e.Republic/David Kidd
In July, we spent a few hours with Virginia Health and Human Services Secretary William Hazel for a story about the state’s enterprise identity platform. e.Republic/David Kidd
Rob White, chief innovation officer of Davis, Calif., shows off a table full of educational robots manufactured by a local company. e.Republic/David Kidd
We visited Philadelphia’s Third Street — dubbed “Nerd Street” for its proliferation of tech startups and collaborative workspaces — for a January feature on chief innovation officers. e.Republic/David Kidd
Indy Hall is a shared workspace catering to designers, developers, writers, artists and others. e.Republic/David Kidd
Steve Towns is the former editor of Government Technology, and former executive editor for e.Republic Inc., publisher of GOVERNING, Government Technology, Public CIO and Emergency Management magazines. He has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience at newspapers and magazines, including more than 15 years of covering technology in the state and local government market. Steve now serves as the Deputy Chief Content Officer for e.Republic.