Andrew Costello is a Managing Director with Accenture Strategy where he guides clients through the complexity of business and technology convergence within the Communications, Media, and Technology industry. Andrew works with service providers, product manufacturers, retailers, technology platforms, investors and government entities to plan, develop, and launch differentiated 5G wireless service offerings and capabilities. Though this work, Andrew has defined use cases that unlock compelling service growth, new business models, and revenue streams by incorporating heterogeneous networks with small cells, edge compute, and Wi-Fi/cellular convergence.
Andrew has deep expertise in the connected consumer electronics space where he has built products and services from cradle-to-grave. In this process, Andrew developed new tools and methodologies for portfolio planning, product management, business and technical requirements development, test planning and certification, and supply chain. These capabilities have accelerated time-to-market, reduced development costs, and improved operational efficiencies, managing the collision course between the future of connectivity within and outside the home (e.g. home automation, autonomous vehicles, IOT smart cities) and unlocking new connected user paradigms (e.g. extended reality, predictive maintenance, adaptive automation).
Prior to joining Accenture, Andrew helped lead a converged communications start-up to a successful exit. His perspectives are regularly featured in the press including New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and Bloomberg News and he holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.