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U.S. Federal Chief Technology and Innovation Officer
Chris Smith is Accenture’s U.S. federal chief technology and innovation officer, bridging the federal market’s needs with Accenture’s technology capabilities. Mr. Smith brings 25 years of experience in cutting-edge technology development to his role and is responsible for developing the technology agenda for Accenture’s federal business portfolio. He oversees the services provided by Accenture to federal clients in strategic areas such as secure cloud computing, big data, logistics and supply chain and cost reduction.
Prior to joining Accenture in 2012, Mr. Smith served as the chief information officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he led one of the largest federal government transitions to cloud computing. His federal government experience also includes senior positions with the General Services Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and the Air National Guard.
Previously, Mr. Smith served as co-chair of the Best Practices Committee for the Federal CIO Council and government chair of the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council’s Executive Leadership Conference. In 2011, he was named Federal CIO of the Year by Government Executive magazine and was selected as a Federal 100 honoree by Federal Computer Week magazine in 2012 and 2011. Mr. Smith was named a premier 100 honoree by Computer World magazine in 2012.
Mr. Smith received his B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of South Florida and also holds a master’s degree in Management Information Systems from George Washington University. A retired Reserve Air Force communications officer, he lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.
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