Analytics, Blockchain and Cybersecurity at NASCIO

On this season's premiere episode, the Not Safe for Government (NSFG) podcast returns with highlights from this week's NASCIO conference in Austin, Texas.

by , / October 6, 2017

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The ABCs of NASCIO 2017 — analytics, blockchain, and cybersecurity — dominated the conversation against a backdrop of change and speculation. Is there enough momentum for state CIOs to finish strong before the next election cycle? And what does it mean that the National Governors Association (NGA) is taking a direct hand in analyzing the future of technology in state government?

On the season premiere of Not Safe For Government, we have a full retrospective on NASCIO 2017 — the technologies, the prospects, the problems and the politics. Hosts Dustin Haisler and Paul Taylor are joined by Government Technology editors Noelle Knell and Lauren Harrison, along with research vice president "Joe Knows" Morris and Teri Takai, director of the Center for Digital Government, who has a long history with NASCIO and a keen sense of the mood in the public-sector IT community.

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Paul W. Taylor Chief Content Officer, e.Republic Inc.

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.

Dustin Haisler Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic Inc.

Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. 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. Read his full bio.