Overview

January 8
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Get an inside look at the dynamics, deals and companies driving the expanding govtech market. With state and local governments spending more than $3 trillion annually, a growing number of entrepreneurs and investors are building innovative SaaS and cloud-based companies to reach this underserved market. Our experts will unpack the trends and deals driving this market and give you a look at our top 100 govtech companies for 2019. You’ll come away from this briefing with deeper insight into the what’s driving the dramatic growth and opportunity in govtech as an industry. 

Speakers

Dustin Haisler

Dustin Haisler

Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic

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, Hailser 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). 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.

Dennis McKenna

Dennis McKenna

Co-Founder and CEO, e.Republic

Dennis is Co-Founder and CEO of e.Republic. Established in 1984, it is the leading media company focused on state and local government and education. Dennis oversees strategy and business development for the firm and is responsible for its market-leading print and digital publishing, business intelligence, and integrated media.
A pioneer in the field, Dennis is a trusted advisor to both public- and private-sector leaders in the United States and internationally. Under his leadership, e.Republic’s award-winning publications, websites, over 200 events and highly respected research operations are acknowledged as setting the gold standard in their respective fields. The firm’s work is regularly cited in national outlets, including The New York Times, Forbes, Time Magazine, The Washington Post and USA Today.

Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Associate Editor of data and business, Government Technology

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.