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Daniel Hays

Daniel Hays

Principal, Strategy& United States

Dan Hays is an advisor to executives in the technology, media, and telecommunications sector for Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business. He is a principal with PwC US. As a senior member of PwC’s Strategy& consulting practice, Dan works with communications and information service providers, network equipment and device manufacturers, distributors, software companies, and media firms worldwide to drive growth, boost profitability, and set new standards for market leadership.

Dan has worked with clients across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania, and focuses in the areas of:

  • Growth strategy
  • Regulatory policy
  • Spectrum management
  • Innovation
  • Operational strategy

A prolific author and speaker, as well as often-quoted industry expert, Dan’s writing includes leading thinking on the communications industry, growth strategies, and network operations. Dan is a frequent guest columnist and often-quoted industry expert in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, Fierce, Broadcasting & Cable, RCR Wireless News, and Wireless Week.

Prior to joining PwC via the 2011 acquisition of PRTM Management Consultants, Dan worked for Intel and IBM in marketing and product development, where his responsibilities included supporting the development of the world’s first smart phone, driving the adoption of new connectivity standards such as USB, IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and developing new product concepts for advanced technology products.

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  • Business strategy


  • Technology
  • Entertainment and media
  • Telecommunications


  • MBA Harvard Business School
  • Electrical Engineering High Honors Georgia Institute of Technology