Nyla is a strategic thinker and hands-on operator who turns ideas into action. Most comfortable on the cutting edge of new technologies and innovative approaches to business and culture, Nyla has a strong background in product development, marketing, sales, transformational leadership, and a proven track record of team success. During her 15-year tenure at Rogers, Canada’s leading Telecom company, Nyla has held several leadership roles shaping the company’s response to changing market conditions, technological innovation, Internet adoption patterns, partner ecosystems, and evolving customer expectations around service and value.
In her current role as SVP Marketing & Planning in the Enterprise Business Unit (EBU), a high growth unit at Rogers, Nyla has fuelled a new vision and operating model focussed on measurable results, rapid adoption of technology solutions, and a roadmap for a future-forward marketing approach – which includes content marketing, digital and social amplification, customer interaction and lifecycle management, and sales enablement, to name a few.
Best known for her authentic and inspirational leadership style, Nyla gives her time generously to sponsor and mentor rising talent both inside and outside the organization, is Chair of Rogers’ Inclusion & Diversity Council, past-President of the Rogers Women’s Network, and speaks frequently on technology, innovation, culture, diversity – and the intersections that are key to high-performance teams.
Previous roles at Rogers Communications include operating a scale-up Incubator, Rogers Ventures, Corporate & Partner Strategy, launching the Internet division of Rogers Media and, in 1998, pioneering online video innovation and rich-media advertising on Rogers@Home, Canada’s first broadband portal.
Nyla is active on the Perimeter Institute’s Emmy Noether Circle, keen supporter of women in STEM, past-participant in the prestigious Judy Project, recipient of the Canadian Women in Communications Technology Innovator Award, author of Canadian bestseller Cybersurfer: the OWL Internet Guide for Kids, and creator of OWLKids Online and CHIRP magazine, voted 1997 Magazine of the Year