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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.

/ June 19, 2017
Sunrise over the Lower Colorado River 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 chief content officer of Government Technology and its parent organization, e.Republic. Prior to joining e.Republic, Taylor served as deputy Washington state CIO. Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet startups and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the nonprofit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, D.C. He is creator, producer and co-host of the GovTech360 podcast.

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