Greg Godbout, who joins the international cBrain team on May 1, adds strong insight into US government digital transformation.
Greg will work internationally to further develop the Danish F2 model for digital public administration for the benefit of cBrain customers and with a focus on the US.
Greg comes from a position as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and U.S. Digital Services Lead at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Formally he joins from a role as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of 18F and a Presidential Innovation Fellow.
The International cBrain team helps government organisations across the world to benefit from and reuse the Danish F2 model and software for digital public administration. Team members include David Cotterill, former Deputy Director at the UK Cabinet Office responsible for UK Technology Strategies.
Greg is based in Washington and he significantly strengthens the cBrain international team by bringing in experience as an entrepreneur, software architect and an executive US civil servant.
About Greg Godbout
Greg comes from a position as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and U.S. Digital Services Lead at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Formally he joins from a role as the Executive Director and Co-Founder of 18F, a 2013 Presidential Innovation Fellow, and a Federal 100 and Fedscoop 50 ward recipient.
Responsibilities at EPA included building an architecture, product management and digital services organisation, and supporting EPA Transformation, E-Enterprise initiative, eManifest program, White House Smart Cities initiative, and EPA digital services strategy.
Greg has been responsible for team formation, business development, recruiting, strategy, and setting up 18F inside the Federal Government under the General Services Administration (GSA). This included developing lines of business and strategies focused on improving Federal IT services, reuse of software platforms, procurement tools, open government, and client services.
The Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program pairs top innovators from the private sector, non-profits, and academia with top innovators in government to collaborate during focused 6-13 month “tours of duty” to develop solutions that can save lives, save taxpayer money, and fuel job creation. Greg led the team of PIFs and other Federal Government innovators that founded 18F inside the GSA. In addition, Greg's team worked on Innovative Contracting Tools such as RFP-EZ Marketplace, FBOpen, Schedule 70b (Agile Delivery BPA) and Prices Paid. All to make it easier for the government to do business with small, high-growth tech companies, and enabling the government to buy better, lower-cost tech solutions from the full range of American businesses.
About cBrain and F2
cBrain has developed F2, a new kind of software product that provides an integrated production platform built specifically for government. F2 was developed in close collaboration with Danish government organisations, and was built from scratch, taking the user needs of government workers as the starting point for the design.
This government-driven design approach in turn led to a new software architecture. Danish government organisation have been able to transform themselves into fully digitized environments, eliminating paper and paper-based routines.
Today, the Danish F2 model and software are used by more than half of all Danish ministries, including the Prime Ministers Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as multiple agencies and municipalities.