Eric Simmons Presentation: Delivering the Connected City
Delivering the Connected City
General Manager, Machine-to-Machine
Rogers Communications Inc.
City Age: October 9, 2013
Defining M2M & IOT & IOE
M2M & IOT Communications is projected to be the fastest growing
technology segment of the IT sector in the next 3-5 years
Technology that supports wired or wireless communication between
Global network infrastructure, linking physical and virtual objects
through autonomous data capture and communication capabilities
M2M technology has the power to transform a city through
connecting devices , networks and people in real-time
Internet of things: An infographic
SOURCE: Cisco, July 2011
Inherent challenges for cities and technology adoption
For Cities . . .
In Technology Adoption . . .
The M2M marketplace is complex and fragmented
How can you find a offering different
with numerous supplierssolution that is simple, cost-effective and
deployed faster, and
components of an M2M minimizes the impact on your core business?
Building on our rich legacy of enabling wireless data solutions, Rogers is
passionate about delivering industry leading machine-to-machine
technology that helps our customers and partners connect and transform
their business like never before
Rogers has evolved
Connected Enterprise Partner
Leading voice and data networks
Unmatched portfolio of advanced networks
Superior device portfolio
End-to-end business solutions, professional services
Award Winning Business Care
Full mobility lifecycle management services
Voice & data solutions based on core capabilities
Strategic partnership with customers & partners
Broad strategic partnerships
Speed to market & agile response to customer needs
Industry leading voice & data and M2M capabilities
Rogers is leveraging its core strengths while investing in new capabilities
to deliver end-to-end enterprise solutions
Parking and traffic
In Los Angeles, a study of a 15-block area estimates that drivers
circling for parking cause 950,000 excess vehicle miles per year. This
translates to 47,000 gallons in wasted gas and 730 tons of carbon
dioxide greenhouse gas.
New parking dynamics
innovation in the last 75 years
Identify available parking spots to reduce traffic
Provide optimal route to parking spots avoiding congested
Inform police of violators to reduce patrolling time and
Dynamic price setting to control the flow of traffic
Lower pricing a few blocks out of peak traffic areas
Lower during off peak hours
Increase during peak times (lunch/dinner rush)
Introduce shorter (i.e., 30 minutes/1 hour) time limits in key
retail areas to increase turnover
School Bus Tracking:
Real time GPS data and bus tracking software provides both
historical and up to the minute information regarding your
school bus fleet's location, speed and adherence to the route
and stop schedule.
Next stop announcements on subway.
Digital signage with offers and QR codes.
Mobile couponing for local retailers.
Next bus arrival time. Text or email notifications of bus arrival
times and delays.
A few of our customers
Parking Kiosks &
Toronto Police Fleet
London Police Fleet &
Digital Signage in
Transit Stations & Buses
Manitoba Hydro Mobile
Vancouver Police Car
Rogers M2M milestone:
over one million connections