April 13

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Is your agency prepared for the Internet of Things (IoT)? With 20.4 million “things” – sensors, vehicles, buildings, devices, etc. – projected to be connected to the internet by 2020, government agencies need to manage and secure this new digital connective tissue and the data that flows through it.

The Center for Digital Government recently surveyed state and local government decision-makers across the U.S. to gauge the public sector’s readiness for IoT. Join this webinar with CDG’s Chief Innovation Officer Dustin Haisler and Chief Content Officer Paul Taylor, along with Nicole DuPuis, Principal Associate of Urban Innovation at the National League of Cities, as they discuss:

  • Research findings
  • How IoT is impacting government
  • Best practices to create a secure operating environment for IoT
  • What it all means for the citizen experience with government and for policy makers and practitioners who are shaping the future


Nicole DuPuis

Nicole DuPuis

Principal Associate, Urban Innovation, National League of Cities

Nicole DuPuis is the Principal Associate for Urban Innovation in NLC's Center for City Solutions. Her areas of expertise include infrastructure, transportation, technology, telecommunications and urban innovation. Throughout her career she has published several articles and contributed to numerous research reports on these topics. She is also a regular contributor to NLC’s blog, CitiesSpeak, on a variety of infrastructure and urban innovation topics.

Dustin Haisler

Dustin Haisler

Chief Innovation Officer, Center for Digital Government

Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer for e.Republic. As the finance director and later CIO for Manor, TX, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. A member of Code for America’s original steering committee, Haisler pioneered government use of commercial technologies not before used in the public sector – including Quick-Response (QR) barcodes, crowdsourcing and gamification. In 2010 Haisler launched Manor Labs, a website that let residents submit their own ideas and vote other peoples’ ideas up or down. The most popular suggestions went to city officials for review and possible implementation. Haisler looked to the private sector to help broaden the adoption of these and other civic innovations, joining California-based Spigit as director of government innovation. While at Spigit, a company that makes crowd-sourcing and innovation management software, Haisler helped design and deploy innovation programs for New York City; Bogota, Columbia; and even part of the space program (through NASA’s Langley Research Center).

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor — Moderator

Chief Content Officer, Center for Digital Government

Paul W. Taylor is the Chief Content Officer for e.Republic. He also serves as the Editor-at-Large of GOVERNING magazine.Paul has been with e.Republic since 2002, previously serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Digital Government where he headed its efforts in benchmarking and analysis of information technology policies and practices in state and local government.

Prior to joining the Center, Paul served as the Deputy State Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Washington State -- serving as both the deputy director of the Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS) and Chief of Staff of the Information Services Board (ISB).

Paul came to public service following over 20 years of work in media, multimedia and Internet start-ups. Earlier in his career, he worked in local and network broadcasting in Canada – including CTV Host Broadcaster during the Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Global Television in Winnipeg where he covered politics, produced documentaries and anchored local newscasts and CKO Radio Network in Winnipeg as assistant news and program director.