Eric Simmons, General Manager, M2M, Rogers Communications

Eric Simmons, General Manager, M2M, Rogers Communications

Eric_Simmons_101Eric Simmons is the General Manager, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) for Rogers Communications Inc., where he is responsible for product management, product marketing, sales operations, alliance programs, resale channels, and overall go-to-market strategy for M2M and advanced business solutions.

Rogers is a diversified public Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. Rogers Wireless is Canada’s largest wireless voice and data communications services provider and the country’s only carrier operating GPRS/EDGE and HSPA+ networks.  Rogers is committed to providing the tools and platforms to enable fast delivery of next-generation connected devices across various industries and market segments. Over the past 15 years, Rogers has enabled hundreds of thousands M2M connections in Canada, and Rogers has an exclusive arrangement with Jasper Wireless to assist customers in easily implementing M2M connected devices in Canada.

Prior to joining Rogers, Mr. Simmons held senior leadership roles at Dell where he was responsible for overall marketing strategy, thought leadership and corporate and public sector sales for the software & peripherals division for all of Canada.  Mr. Simmons also held titles at Compugen, Liberty Technology Services and Blizzard Courier Services in a sales and marketing capacity.