Overview

April 11
11AM PT, 2PM ET

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Episode 2: Join our panel of public-sector experts on April 11th, 2018, at 11 am PT/2 pm ET for insider tips on boosting your credibility and relevancy with government buyers. Two of the nation’s most innovative former public-sector IT professionals will offer their insights on how to pitch your products and services more effectively. Don’t miss this fast-paced 45-minute webcast – part of e.Republic’s continuing look at the 10 Laws of Government Sales and Marketing that position your company to win a bigger share of more than $3.25 trillion in annual state and local government and education spending.

Speakers

Dustin Haisler

Dustin Haisler

Chief Innovation Officer, 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. 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.

Dr. Kecia Ray

Dr. Kecia Ray

Executive Director, Center for Digital Education

Nationally renowned as an educator and expert in the field of education technology, Dr. Ray began her career as a middle school science teacher where she taught in one of the first 21st Century classrooms in the state of Georgia and Tennessee. Her career includes designing technology within the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and directing technology research through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Science Outreach programs.
Dr. Ray was recognized by the National Association of Professional Women as Woman of the Year in 2010 for the work she led transforming Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools federal program department and she was the recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2012, 2014, 2016. In 2012, the Center for Digital Education named The Learning Technology Department at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools as one of its Top 30 Innovators in Education. She was awarded the ISTE lifetime achievement 'Making IT Happen' Award in 2013 and in 2014 Dr. Ray was named a '20 to Watch' honoree by the National School Board Association. Prior to joining e.Republic, Dr. Ray worked for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools overseeing the design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional technology programs including instructional design for online and blended learning environments and library services.

Joe Morris

Joe Morris — Moderator

Vice President of Research, e.Republic

Joseph Morris is vice president of Research and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.