TJ Costello

Global Director for Cities, Communities, & Transportation

Industry Solutions Group

As Cisco’s Global Director for Cities, Communities, and Transportation, TJ Costello brings a breadth of experience in market strategies and strategic alliances to the role. He works with cities and government and transportation organizations around the world. TJ helps leaders to identify strategies and solutions to address their operational challenges and leverage digital infrastructure effectively and securely. He is focused on helping his customers become smarter, more sustainable, more productive, and more responsive to their constituent groups.

Growing up in a large family (4 brothers and 2 sisters), you could say he was thrust into management at an earlier age, solving problems in a team environment was a daily occurrence. Fast forward to today, TJ and his team drive outcome-based technology solutions that help transform their own communities, and those around the world. Helping others succeed is a core value for TJ, as well as a key characteristic for what he looks for in team members. TJ is energized and excited by his work with leaders, partners, and customers to change the world.

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


December 3, 2020


No Place but Home: The Network and The New Normal

3 min read

As we begin to reflect on a very challenging year, it is also time that we look ahead to the future. It's never been more apparent that we must remove barriers to equitable access. Join us as we discuss the need for a new network model that fits our new reality.

September 17, 2020


Building Security and Trust in Government

1 min read

As governments look to guide their organizations and constituents through the pandemic and into an increasingly unknown future, you will need a security partner you can trust.

May 21, 2020


Mental Health Matters: Technology Innovation and Government Reform

3 min read

This week, #GovernmentNow recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month. Join us as we examine the impact that the current environment has on mental health and the unique importance that technology plays in efforts to reduce stigma and encourage understanding, increase access to care, and promote telehealth reform.

April 23, 2020


Government Now

2 min read

Now is a time when all our previous ways of governing, protecting, serving, healing, teaching, and collaboration face a new reality of persistent change. Governments must adapt in order to meet their mission, which is to lead and to serve. Cisco’s #GovernmentNow blog series will address ways to better manage change, solve problems, seize opportunities, overcome challenges, and build a brighter future together.

December 20, 2019


The Future of Public Safety

4 min read

Public Safety is a global challenge. In the face of cyberattacks, natural disasters, and global crises – we ask, how can we create a safer future?

November 21, 2019


The Future of Communities

4 min read

We are building the cities of tomorrow today: making them more livable, building sustainability into their foundations and using technology for good.

October 24, 2019


The Future of Transportation

3 min read

Connected cars. Autonomous vehicles. Hyperloop. Mobility as a service. Transportation is speeding ahead and evolving. What does the Future of Transportation hold for you?