TJ Costello, Cisco

 Cisco's TJ Costello shares his experience and offers advice to smart city planners at Venture Smarter's Smart Regions Congress in February of 2018.

Cisco's TJ Costello shares his experience and offers advice to smart city planners at Venture Smarter's Smart Regions Congress in February of 2018.

Americas’ Smart+Connected Communities and IoT, Cisco

As Cisco director for Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT) for the Americas, TJ Costello brings a breadth of experience in market strategies and strategic alliances to the role. He works with large and mid-size cities across North, Central and South America. TJ helps city leaders identify strategies and solutions to address their operational challenges and leverage city data effectively and securely using the power of integrated networking technologies. He is focused on helping these cities to become smarter, more sustainable and more responsive to their citizens

TJ is passionate about helping customers improve their communities and the lives of the citizens in them. He regularly collaborates with government leaders—from Los Angeles to Washington, DC, from Toronto to Mexico City—on the ways in which IoT can help cities boost economic development, reduce environmental impact and improve the delivery and engagement of citizen services.

Prior to joining the Smart+Connected Communities team, TJ held leadership positions at Cisco in cybersecurity, cloud and enterprise networks.  Prior to joining Cisco TJ held several positons delivering IT solutions to customer.

TJ is a sought-after panelist and media spokesman on smart city topics at events across the Americas and abroad; he has been a featured speaker at CES, Cisco Live, Collison, Web Summit and a variety of other top-tier technology events during his career.

TJ is a graduate of St. Michael’s College and resides in Beverly, Mass., with his wife and son.