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Christopher Copeland CTO AFS

Accenture Federal Services Names Christopher Copeland as CTO, Kyle Michl as Chief Innovation Officer

Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal arm has appointed company veterans Christopher Copeland and Kyle Michl as chief technology officer and chief innovation officer, respectively.

John Goodman, CEO of Accenture Federal Services and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement published Tuesday Copeland and Michl will help federal agencies advance their missions as they work to modernize their information technology systems.

“Chris is an entrepreneurial leader who can help our clients achieve meaningful advances as they step up to the challenges of modernization. Kyle is laser focused on bringing commercial capabilities and emerging technologies to solve government’s most complex challenges. We welcome them both to their new roles,” Goodman said.

Kyle Michl

Copeland will serve as a managing director and oversee the development of technology strategy and vision for AFS and the company’s focus on the CIO agenda as CTO.

He previously served as lead director of the platform business group at AFS. His career at Accenture included time as tech and operations lead on the HealthCare.gov team and technical architecture lead for the cloud enterprise resource planning software program AFCE.

Michl will also serve as a managing director and help identify growth opportunities and innovation strategies focused on rapid prototyping and incubation of emerging technologies in his new role as chief innovation officer.

Michl is a 23-year company veteran who has helped defense, civilian agency and commercial clients develop and deliver digital transformation programs. Some of those initiatives he has led are the Air Force EITaaS Compute and Store contract and the Defense Logistics Agency’s use of analytics, cloud and cyber platforms to transform mission operations. 

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