Chris Bjornson, Accenture
Chris W. Bjornson is the CIO of Accenture Federal Services (AFS), overseeing internal IT strategy, planning, applications, infrastructure, security and services supporting Accenture’s work with a broad range of clients within the federal government, including defense, intelligence, and public safety agencies.
A seasoned senior executive in the Information Technology space, with 25 years of service with Accenture working with Fortune 500 companies, Chris has directed complex global programs for some of the world’s largest companies and federal agencies.
In 2013, he was entrusted with designing the IT operating model, services and investment strategy to implement and manage AFS as a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture. Prior to his work in establishing AFS, Chris served as a global lead for Accenture’s digital practice, helping to spearhead the firm’s go-to-market strategy, asset and resource development, and quality assurance programs.
He is one of Accenture’s select master technical architect and holds a patent for his work in corporate content management and delivery.
His experience includes leadership roles in a few green-field initiatives, an internet startup, mergers/acquisitions, and designing delivery and operations engagement models, as well as maintaining positions within public sector, retail, communications, resources and high-tech industries.
When not bringing technical innovation and superior service in support of client missions, Chris is involved with a few worthy educational and public programs, including serving as a board member with FIRST Chesapeake, an organization that inspires young people to develop skills in STEM-related careers and as a board member of the YearUp National Capital Region focused on closing the opportunity divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education organization.
A native of Michigan, Chris graduated Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Today, he lives with his wife and two children in Virginia and enjoys spending time with his family on the lake, on the slopes, youth sports, and in any other new adventure.