Chief Technology Officer, Rogers
Jorge Fernandes joined Rogers as Chief Technology Officer in February, 2018. Jorge is responsible for technology across Rogers, leading the strategy, planning, development and operations of the Rogers wireless and wireline networks and IT systems. With senior executive leadership experience in the UK, Portugal and Turkey, Jorge brings a strong international perspective to Rogers. Prior to joining, Jorge was Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone, U.K., one of its largest operating companies. He oversaw the IT and Network transformation, leading a team of 4,000 employees delivering wireless, voice, internet and home broadband services to 19 million customers. He also led a Managed Services organization that designs and delivers customized unified communications to the U.K.’s largest enterprise, public and energy sector clients. Prior to that, Jorge was Chief Technology Officer for Vodafone’s operating companies in Portugal and Turkey, where he led end-to-end technology services. During his 15-year career at Vodafone, Jorge has gained deep experience in mobile, residential and enterprise services. In both Portugal and the U.K., he oversaw the development and launch of converged technologies including fibre to the home and IPTV. He also delivered the first Mediaroom IPTV service and Fibre to the Home solution for Vodafone in Portugal. He has led the 5G technology strategy for Vodafone in the U.K. Jorge started his career as an engineer working for South African companies before joining Cisco, where he worked on network implementation programs for the world’s largest operators. Jorge holds a Lincentiate degree in Economics and Business Management from Auntonomous University of Lisbon and he completed the Católica Lisbon/Kellogg School of Management Advanced Management Program.