Ron McKenzie was appointed Chief Technology & Information Officer for Rogers Communications in July 2022. In this role, Ron leads an expert team of engineers, developers, and technology professionals responsible for designing, building, and operating the company’s wireline, wireless and media networks, as well as IT and digital strategy and systems.
During his career at Rogers, Ron has held the roles of President, Rogers for Business, where he was a key partner with Technology, responsible for delivering Wireless, Wireline, IoT, Advanced Services and Data Centre products and solutions to small, medium, large and public sector businesses across Canada, and Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, responsible for Install, Service & Maintenance, and Technical Support for both Wireless and Wireline. In this role, he led the acceleration of Rogers’ Technical Operations transformation during the COVID-19 pandemic – keeping customers connected, and team members safe.
Ron has deep roots and expertise in the technology and telecom industry, spanning more than 35 years, across Canada and the United States, partnering with large scale operators around the globe. Prior to joining Rogers, Ron spent more than 10 years in senior leadership at Shaw Communications in Calgary, including leading operations as the Chief Operating Officer, and as the executive lead of Business.
Ron is a respected leader who has extensive experience across operational and network equipment functions, always with a focus on supporting and enabling customers, and creating new services from a customer-centric view.
Ron graduated with a BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and has attended the CTAM Executive Management programs at Harvard. He served as Secretary of the Board of Directors – on the executive committee – of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) until May 2023. Ron is currently a member of the Board of Directors of CableLabs and Chair of the CableLabs Technology Committee. In his role on the Committee, Ron is contributing to the future of connectivity through technological leadership and innovation to help build and give back to the industry.