Government Technology

Paul W. Taylor

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.

Twitter: @pwtaylor

Recent Articles

Podcast: Doing Social Media on a Shoestring, During Times of Social Change
July 15, 2015 - The GovTech Social podcast welcomes the co-author of the original field guide for social media in government to provide practical advice on getting buy-in, getting started, and the tricky business of moderating social media comments.

Podcast: 5 Takeaways for Expanding Your Social Presence, Verifying Accounts
June 10, 2015 - Government Technology magazine and special guests discuss what it means to respect the platform, align with the agency's strategy and stay alert in a rapidly changing social media environment.

4 Things From 2014 You’ll Remember in Five Years
December 12, 2014 - Getting at what mattered amid the noise of public service.

College Republicans Unveil 'Say Yes to the Dress' Ad Campaign
October 03, 2014 - Playing off the reality TV show, the ads compare gubernatorial candidates to wedding dresses. Critics call the campaign a failed attempt to connect with female voters.

What Apple's Big Announcement Means for Government
September 09, 2014 - Larger iPhones, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch will all impact the public sector.

The Big Leagues: Government Must Reclaim its Role as a Driver in the Innovation Economy
August 19, 2014 - Government is more than a venture capitalist with patience or a market fixer, and is uniquely able to take on the crazy risks of failure.

Making Innovation Safe for Government (Again)
July 23, 2014 - In his first book, former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra sets out to do nothing less than recover and redeem government's reputation for innovation.

Big Data Raises Questions about Privacy, Innovation and Choice
June 04, 2014 - Big data has just begun to show us the potential for solving intractable problems, and powering innovation and economic growth, but analytics have the potential for misuse of personally identifiable information.

Everything is Awesome: The LEGO Movie as Metaphor for FutureStructure
February 20, 2014 - Animated feature about building blocks and the people who love them illustrates the softer side of FutureStructure

When Social Media Hits Home
February 03, 2014 - How one agency handled a tragedy as it unfolded live on Twitter.

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