Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the Chief Content Officer for e.Republic,Inc., where he focuses on serving its audience in print, in person and online with relevant, valuable and actionable information and services.
Taylor works with editorial, research and conference staff to identify opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration on issues vital to public service and harness the combined resources of Government Technology, GOVERNING, Emergency Management, Public CIO, Digital Communities, Converge and the Centers for Digital Government and Education to ensure content is intelligently developed and intelligently delivered.
He also works with universities, think tanks, foundations and other news organizations to provide a comprehensive and accessible view of the most promising research and analysis that address the challenges and opportunities facing the public sector.
He also serves as the Editor-at-Large of GOVERNING magazine and continues as a columnist and blogger for Government Technology and Public CIO.
Taylor has been with e.Republic since 2002, previously serving as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Digital Government where he headed its efforts in benchmarking and analysis of information technology policies and practices in state and local government.
Prior to joining the Center, Taylor served as deputy director of the Washington State Department of Information Services (DIS) and Chief of Staff of the Information Services Board (ISB). During his tenure as deputy state Chief Information Officer (CIO), Washington was named the nation's original and sustained Digital State for three consecutive years, based on innovations in policy, planning, and practice.
Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, multimedia and 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, DC.
Taylor holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Winnipeg, a Masters in Communications Studies from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Washington.