William “Bill” Marion, former deputy chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, has joined Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal arm as managing director of growth and strategy within its defense and intelligence practice.
He will offer strategic insight on information technology initiatives and assist Accenture Federal Services customers develop and implement tech transformation efforts and mission-support strategies to counter evolving threats, AFS said Wednesday.
“As a seasoned executive with a track record of innovation and thought leadership, Bill will play a key role in bringing our market-leading digital capabilities to clients and helping them solve their most pressing defense challenges,” said Vince Vlasho, head of defense practice at AFS.
As deputy CIO, Marion helped manage the service’s IT portfolio, including cloud, networks, information resources management, enterprise policies, information assurance and IT innovation efforts. His time at the Air Force included major command, headquarters and squadron assignments with collaboration with national intelligence agencies.
“I look forward to continuing to help bring new technologies that drive the DoD and intelligence community transformation across their mission operations, from cloud and mobile to artificial intelligence,” Marion said.