Meet Joseph Francis -
Joseph Francis

Joseph Francis

Principal Director Accenture


Joseph Francis is a 25-year veteran Supply Chain executive, who is a leading expert in digital supply chain transformation, and pragmatic real-world application of leading-edge technologies for clients in the supply chain, such as blockchain, AI, robotic process automation, and emerging Device-as-a-Service transformations. He has built his career on deep business and technological acumen in the supply chain, and his ability to navigate challenges both as an industry executive and as a consultant.

He joined Accenture in 2016 as a Principal Director, where his transformational delivery has included Sprint, Intel, HP Inc., Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. In addition to his leadership position in Accenture’s Western Region Consulting Practice, Joe is also a key driver in Accenture’s evolving innovation and client delivery of blockchain for the supply chain.

Prior to his Accenture role, Joe was a partner in a privately held consultancy focused on complex business and IT transformations in Supply Chain and has delivered global programs to companies including Volvo, Sasol, Cemex, and the USAF. He also served as Executive Director and CTO of the Supply Chain Council, leading the strategic and operational execution for the world's most influential supply chain R&D organization, with delivery and trusted advisory to literally hundreds of global clients.

Prior to consulting, his role at Compaq focused on work reporting to the CIO with support to the EVP of Supply Chain - at Compaq, and then Hewlett-Packard. In addition to operational, ERP and strategy roles, he led large-scale transformation teams including the supply chain IT & process merger between HP and Compaq, and game-changing asset optimization strategy for Compaq.

A graduate of Caltech, Joseph was also a Watson Fellow as a postgraduate. He has been a frequent speaker and lecturer on supply chain management at schools, business forums, and conferences worldwide.

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