• Ron Manke

    Software Development Executive

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    Ron is a Software Development Leader, specializing in Software Planning and Development with many years experience in building and managing teams of all ages and experience levels to create world-class products.

    Experience in design and development of award-winning e-learning products, online games, and tools to improve business processes. Highly skilled at managing products through entire lifecycle from design to everyday usage including customer relationship and specification design. Flexible workstyle according to project dynamics.

    Extremely passionate and knowledgeable about emerging technology, and I utilize my experience to know when it is appropriate to look at new technologies or stick with proven methodologies.

    Specialties:

    • User Experience • Team Development & Management
    • Requirements Planning & Analysis • Project Management
    • Technical Specifications Development & Writing
    • Software Development from Inception to Implementation
    • Client-centric Problem Solver

     

  • EXPERIENCE

     

    Ron's 30 years of experience in software development helps make him a unique asset to your team

    Perceptable.com

    Partner

    Perceptable is a mixed media company that develops software and media productions for a variety of media.

    Galactica Consulting Group

    President

    2011 – 2012

     

    Galactica Consulting specializes in learning technologies consulting and development.

    Help-Portrait

    Edmonton South Help Portrait Event Director 

    2009 - 2017

     

    Event Director for this annual event. Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, makeup artists, hairstylists and other volunteers who use their time and expertise to give back to those in need.

    BaseCorp Learning Systems

    Director of Technology 

    May 2012 – Oct 2014

     

    In charge of a crack team that designs and builds cool eLearning applications and content.

    Ron Manke Consulting

    Business Analyst / Consultant 

    Jan 2006 – Apr 2011

     

    Senior E-learning and IT Consultant for an array of clients, including the University of Alberta, and Athabasca University.

    Edmonton Journal

    Director, Digital Products 

    2011

     

    In this role, I worked collaboratively with people across the organization to manage the day-to-day operations of the Journal’s digital products and bring new revenue-generating ideas to market.

    Postmedia Network Inc.

    Director, Digital Products 

    2011

     

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    Athabasca University

    Senior Lead Project Manager

     

    2010

     

    Senior Project Manager, responsible for working with the IT department to design, acquire and build a new High Availability Oracle Server architecture. As well, during my tenure I managed several other projects including a Cybera/Internet 2.0 High-Speed Videoconferencing centre.

     

    University of Alberta

    Senior Project Manager & Identity Management Systems Team Lead 

    2006 – 2009

     

    Managed over 6 major IT projects for the University, culminating in a large Identity Management Services project in which I was given the lead role for building the U of A's single authoritative identity management systems architecture.

    Axia Interactive Media / Pixado Multimedia

    Partner & Director of Software Development 

    1999 – 2006

     

    Managed a team of over 60 staff to build world class eLearning products.

    Blackstone Multimedia Corporation

    Founder and Vice President 

    1993 – 1999

     

    Award-winning software developer during the pioneering age of multimedia and Internet technologies. We built cool eLearning applications for organizations like Apple, Telus, and both the Canadian and Alberta governments.

    Corporate Computers

    Sales Manager - Macintosh Division 

    1990 – 1994

     

    Macintosh and Sun Microsystems systems integrator focusing on the Corporate, Government and Educational marketplace.

    Sprint Lasergraphics

    Founder and President 

    1988 – 1990

     

    Together with my partner, we opened one of Alberta's first desktop publishing companies.

    Softwarehouse/CompuSmart

    Macintosh Department Founder & Sales Manager 

     

    1984 – 1988

     

    Edmonton's first and largest software-only store (which evolved into the CompuSmart hardware and software retail chain).

    University of Alberta

    Mainframe Console Operator 

    1980 – 1984

     

    Along with other members of the operations centre, we managed the mainframe computers and terminals for the entire student population, the faculty and the researchers at the U of A.

  • MY MOTTO

    It’s kind of fun to do the impossible,

    let's do it together!

  • SKILLS

     

    Ron has over 30 years experience in software development, he can do almost anything.

    Here are a few of the roles he has played in the past:

    Software Development

    Built software for Apple, Microsoft, Telus, the Department of Defense, University of Alberta, and the local company near you!

    Product Management

    Invented several ground-breaking software tools for teachers and educational institutions and built hundreds of websites and online stores.

    Programming

    Expert in web software development technologies of all types, sometimes on the bleeding edge of technology when needed.

    Technical Lead

    Inspiring teams to create new products is one of Ron's passions.

    Design

    Sometimes, Ron dabbles in design and photography, and some people like his stuff!

    Team Management

    Ron has managed teams of up to 80 people for projects, and even organized over a dozen university departments to work together on a large $1 Billion plus project.

  • REFERENCES

     

    From LinkedIn:

    Wendy Hanlan

    National Communications Consultant

    I am connected to Ron Manke through shared workshops on social and digital media. Ron is a big picture thinker who is able to make both long and short term strategic recommendations. A tremendous amount of care goes into Ron's projects and it's because of this passion and attention to detail, that he is able to deliver such a high standard of work.

  • CONTACT ME! 

  • Visit Me

    Check out my website here:

    http://www.perceptable.com/

     

    Parksville & Oceanside, British Columbia, Canada Area