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BIG 5G Event
15-17 May, 2023
Austin Convention Center, Austin

Tess Van Thielen
Vice President of Advanced Services at Rogers Communications


Tess Van Thielen is the Vice President of Advanced Services, Rogers for Business. The Advanced Services portfolio includes Data Center and IoT portfolios; and encompasses strategy, product development, P&L accountability, as well as the day to day operations of the data centers. The Advanced Services team is accountable to bring to market IoT solutions leveraging our LTE & 5G network capabilities that drive innovation and automation to Canadian Businesses.

Tess has held a number of roles at Rogers focusing on commercial management, product development, product management and segment management. She has managed portfolios ranging from mobile entertainment, cable video on demand, wireless value adds, mobile data and digital experience. 

Tess is known to deliver results, drive innovation and perform as a change agent. She is also skilled at developing high performing teams and building collaborative networks & relationships.

Prior to joining Rogers in 2005, Tess lived in Australia and worked for Telstra in a number of roles focused on managing and developing internet & data services for businesses. Tess drove lifecycle management of business internet, managed the development of a remote working solution, and managed data center development for Information storage solutions. Her final role at Telstra was managing the small/medium business portfolio.

While in Australia, Tess completed the executive MBA program at the Australian Graduate School of Management. She holds a BA from Mount Allison University.

Tess enjoys biking around Toronto, spending time with her husband and 2 children, traveling, reading and sampling all the lobster rolls she can find. She is dreaming of the day she can return to flying trapeze, roller derby and long brunches on the weekend