Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer for e.Republic, a California-based state and local government media and research company. As the prior 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. Haisler pioneered government use of commercial technologies not before used in the public sector – including Quick-Response (QR) barcodes, crowdsourcing and gamification. Named a Government Technology Top 25 Doer, Dreamer and Driver in 2009, his work over the years 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.