#9 - A fresh perspective on the unique opportunity public servants have to write new Chapters

An interview with Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer at e.Republic

My guest on this weeks’ podcast is Dustin Haisler, Chief Innovation Officer at e.Republic, a California-based state, and local government media and research company.

As the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Assistant City Manager for the City of Manor in Texas, Dustin quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech.

He pioneered government use of commercial technologies not before used in the public sector, was named a Government Technology Top 25 Doer, Dreamer and Driver in 2009, and his work has been featured in Wired, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, Inc. and the Today Show on NBC.

Dustin continues to work with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, academia, and non-profits across the globe on innovation and engagement strategies.

I invited Dustin to my podcast to get his perspective on the unique opportunity public servants have to write new Chapters if technology and people blend in the right way.

During this interview, you will learn three things:

  1. What governments can & must to do grow value exponentially
  2. The opportunity that arises when governments tap into the cognitive surplus – the excess capacity that’s available outside their physical organization
  3. And why it’s key to empower their employees to help drive the change that needs to be done


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About the author

Sales Pitch

Ton Dobbe is a former B2B software product marketer who's on a mission to save mission-driven SaaS CEOs from the stress of 'not enough' traction. He's the author of The Remarkable Effect, the host of the Tech-Entrepreneur on a Mission podcast, and writes a daily newsletter on the secrets to mastering predictable traction.