18F founder takes new private sector digital government role

Greg Godbout speaks at FedScoop's 7th Annual Lowering the Cost of Government with IT Summit in 2015.

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Greg Godbout, one of a handful of founding 18F members, has joined TechFlow, Inc. as chief digital officer, he told FedScoop.

Godbout noted in an email the importance of the work companies like TechFlow do helping government agencies move to modern technologies and agile software development, calling the transformation “both impressive and daunting.”

“I will be working with the TechFlow team to continue my efforts to help the US Government with its digital transformation,” he wrote to FedScoop. “I have had the privilege of working with TechFlow over the last 6 months and I have found their team to be deeply knowledgeable, efficiently practical, and highly innovative.”

After founding and leading the General Services Administration’s 18F digital team, Godbout moved to the Environmental Protection Agency as CTO. From there, he’d leave government service in 2016, but his work with government didn’t end. He joined Danish tech company cBrain, serving on the company’s international team, primarily working to make sure its F2 software platform fits the needs of U.S. government customers.

In joining TechFlow, Godbout won’t completely separate from cBrain, he said. He’ll remain as the chair of the company’s board.

“I look forward to continued advisement of cBrain North America as they continue to expand their efforts in the US and Canada,” he said. “There is much we can learn from the Danish Model and their successes with Digital Government.”

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