Costa has worked in the IT Infrastructure industry in Australia and the Middle East for over 20 years. He specializes in the design of large scale IP Surveillance solutions and has worked with many major system integrators and end users, to deliver some of the region’s most prestigious projects.
His innovative approach has helped his enterprise customers in both the public and private sector move seamlessly from Analog to IP CCTV creating reliable & scalable designs of the highest performance.
Costa completed his studies and Masters Degree in Melbourne and began his career working as a Mathematics Professor for the Australian Ministry of Education. In 1999 Costa moved into the technology sector working at PowerLAN as the Technical Training and Pre-sales Manager. In 2003 he moved to the Middle East and took up a role at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Sharjah, spending 8 years helping develop IT expertise at a tertiary level in the UAE.
In 2010 Costa created Agility Grid LLC, an ICT Infrastructure Services Company based in Dubai. Recognizing that the market was currently under-served in a number of areas, including enterprise quality CCTV storage solutions, VMS software and Network optimisation software, he set out to deliver more sophisticated, high-end solutions to his clients. AgilityGrid has since continued to grow rapidly across the Middle East, Africa and Australia.
Agility Grid services numerous hotel clients across the Middle East and Africa including properties from the Rotana Hotel Group, Shangri-La, Hilton, Aloft and many more.
Agility Grid has proudly delivered the planning, design and implementation of one of the largest CCTV installations in the UAE in terms of number of cameras and amount of storage.
They have also designed and implemented the Network Monitoring Solution for one of the biggest banks in the Middle East with over 120 Branches regionally, and for the two Oil Giants, Saudi Aramco and ADNOC and countless Government clients. These include the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education, Department of Immigration and The Executive Council of Dubai.
Costa’s core values of integrity, customer satisfaction and continuous innovation are key to his plans for the next generation of business growth. He is also a Board Member of the California-based company Rasilient Systems Inc.