May 4

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As COVID-19 spread throughout the country, state and local leaders stepped up to help their employees and constituents respond and navigate this unprecedented situation. From taking entire government operations remote to rapidly modernizing legacy technology and processes, these leaders created a new normal in crisis response. Although many jurisdictions may have reached their respective infection peaks, the crisis is far from over and requires new guidance and practices on how to navigate the weeks and months ahead. Enter the Crisis Response Initiative, a new program focused on helping equip state and local leaders with the news, tactics, best practices, and industry resources necessary to respond to any crisis and better prepare their agencies for the post-pandemic world. Join us for a rapid 30-minute webinar as we officially kickoff this new initiative – and learn ways for your government agency and company to plug-in.



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.

Cathilea Robinett

Cathilea Robinett

President, e.Republic

Cathilea is president of e.Republic, where she oversees operations for the company’s award-winning media platforms: Governing and Government Technology. Cathilea also oversees e.Republic’s websites, conferences and events, and its national research and advisory groups: the Center for Digital Government, the Center for Digital Education and the Governing Institute.

Cathilea is a frequent speaker for government and education organizations worldwide, including the United Nations, Harvard University, the State Legislative Leaders' Foundation, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, and the World Congress on Information Technology. She has been quoted frequently in publications including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes and others.