Frances West

Strategy Advisor, Founder, Speaker,
Author and Former IBM Chief Accessibility Officer

Frances West is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, advisor, and technology executive known globally for her work in digital inclusion, emerging markets, and organizational transformation. An innovator for inclusion on a global scale, she works with industry, government, startups, and nonprofits to operationalize digital inclusion as a business and technology imperative and ensure that diversity is at the core of disruptive innovation. A trail-blazing Asian American woman in tech pioneer, Frances’ human-first thinking is rooted in her experience as a first-generation immigrant from Taiwan who rose to the C-suite at IBM. She is the author of “Authentic Inclusion Drives Disruptive innovation” and founder of FrancesWestCo, a global technology strategy advisory company.