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IBB Consulting joins Accenture Strategy



The Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) sector has never been so dynamic. The rapid pace of technology innovation is continually reinventing what’s possible. Customers have more choices than ever. They want near instantaneous information access, which is driving demand for next generation access networks and shaping cable industry trends among many fundamental shifts. Boundaries are blurring as broadband and mobility converge.

To help our clients succeed through change, Accenture Strategy acquired IBB Consulting Group, a premier strategy consulting firm that helps leading broadband and mobile operators, media companies and technology providers identify emerging industry shifts, adapt to market changes, and capitalize on new business and technology opportunities. The foundation of IBB Consulting Group in broadband consulting, merger integration consulting and analytics extends how we work with companies to design business and technology strategies, transform operations and accelerate growth as they evolve into digital-first businesses.



With firsthand experience and more than a decade of industry breakthroughs, IBB Consulting Group strengthens the ability of Accenture Strategy to advise clients in the Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) industries, bringing together technology and strategy expertise to help solve the sector’s most pressing problems:

  • Strategy & planning. Driving profitable growth backed by execution excellence

  • Digital transformation. Accelerating digital-first organizations

  • Operations & organizational excellence. Making continuous improvement part of the organizational DNA

  • Mergers and acquisitions. Navigating the M&A lifecycle, including merger integration consulting

  • Execution management. Delivering the vision with end-to-end precise execution

  • Technology and analytics. Transforming big data into actionable intelligence to solve business problems





Dr. Imran Shah

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Communications, Media & Technology

Imran specializes in developing convergence and M&A strategies, transforming business models and infrastructures, and helping clients pursue new growth opportunities. Prior to joining Accenture Strategy, Imran Shah was a co-founder and managing partner of IBB Consulting Group. Among his many accolades, Imran has been recognized as a Top 25 Consultant by Consulting Magazine. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he currently serves on the Columbia Engineering School's Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.


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Afzaal Akhtar

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Communications, Media & Technology

Afzaal works with clients in the consumer and enterprise broadband sectors to design large-scale change programs that maximize business benefits throughout each phase of the product lifecycle. He has substantial, hands-on experience in systems and network architecture, operations and support, and software development. Prior to joining Accenture Strategy, Afzaal was a co-founder and senior partner of IBB Consulting Group. Afzaal is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Stephen Griffin

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Communications, Media & Technology

Stephen specializes in developing and delivering major management and IT consulting projects, to which he brings a talent for analyzing complex business problems and identifying appropriate strategies and achievable solutions. He combines proven leadership skills with deep knowledge of broadband operations, technologies and products—spanning high-speed data, video-on-demand, VoIP and interactive TV. Prior to joining Accenture Strategy, Stephen was a co-founder and partner of IBB Consulting Group. Stephen is based in San Diego, California.

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