VP of Civilian and Shared Services
AT&T Public Sector
Chris Smith is responsible for all Civilian Federal Government agencies. He also leads technology, strategy and operations for AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet in support of its mission to help government customers transform their operations with AT&T’s technology innovations. He is responsible for adapting AT&T commercial market innovations in cybersecurity, IoT, cloud, mobility, and unified communications for these customer segments.
Before joining AT&T, Mr. Smith was the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer with Accenture Federal Services. There he developed the technology agenda for Accenture’s federal business portfolio and oversaw the services Accenture provided to federal clients in strategic areas such as cloud computing, big data, logistics and supply chain and cost reduction.
As Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Mr. Smith led one of the largest federal government transitions to cloud computing. His federal government experience also includes senior positions with the General Services Administration and the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Smith is an accomplished U.S. military veteran. He led multiple missions for the Air Force and Air National Guard as a Joint Tactical Communications Officer. Mr. Smith has achieved numerous industry accolades including Federal CIO of the Year (Government Executive), the FCW Fed 100 and Computerworld’s Premier 100.
Mr. Smith received his B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of South Florida. He also holds a Master’s degree in
Management Information Systems from George Washington University.