Imran Shah

’84, ’86, ’94, P: ‘14; MANAGING DIRECTOR, ACCENTURE

Dr. Imran Shah is an MD and the Global Lead of Accenture's Network and Connected Services Practice that helps clients across the world unleash next-generation products, service and transform their businesses by leveraging technologies like 5G, software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), Edge Computing, IP Video and Media Cloud.

Previously, Imran was the co-founder of IBB Consulting Group, a premiere consulting firm for wireless and mobility, media and cable companies. In 2017, he led the successful acquisition of IBB Consulting by Accenture. He was also a co-founder of DigiForge, a video products and applications company, which was acquired by TiVo in 2011.

An acclaimed specialist and thought leader in convergence strategies and technology, Imran has led some of the Media and Telecom industry’s most significant and transformative initiatives. This includes supporting more than $200 billion in cable merger and acquisitions, transforming scores of entertainment business models and associated infrastructures, and launching new growth businesses for clients. As a sought-after consultant and industry advisor, Imran works with senior management at leading companies that include Charter, Comcast NBCUniversal, Cox, Rogers and Verizon.

Under Imran’s leadership, IBB Consulting Group achieved consistent growth that saw the firm develop world-class expertise and capabilities in the Media and Telecom industry’s most important areas. Imran led the development of a great culture in IBB resulting in six Consulting Magazine’s Best Consulting Firms to Work For awards and three Excellence in Social & Community Investment Awards.

Imran holds a BS, MS and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Columbia University, along with 15 patents. He has been recognized as a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting Magazine, and has been honored in the Asian American Business Development Center’s Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award programs. Imran serves on the Columbia Engineering School’s Board of Visitors and the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.