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.
• User Experience • Team Development & Management
• Requirements Planning & Analysis • Project Management
• Technical Specifications Development & Writing
• Software Development from Inception to Implementation
• Client-centric Problem Solver
Ron's 30 years of experience in software development helps make him a unique asset to your team
Perceptable is a mixed media company that develops software and media productions for a variety of media.
Galactica Consulting Group
2011 – 2012
Galactica Consulting specializes in learning technologies consulting and development.
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.
Director, Digital Products
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
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Senior Lead Project Manager
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.
Sales Manager - Macintosh Division
1990 – 1994
Macintosh and Sun Microsystems systems integrator focusing on the Corporate, Government and Educational marketplace.
Founder and President
1988 – 1990
Together with my partner, we opened one of Alberta's first desktop publishing companies.
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.
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:
Built software for Apple, Microsoft, Telus, the Department of Defense, University of Alberta, and the local company near you!
Invented several ground-breaking software tools for teachers and educational institutions and built hundreds of websites and online stores.
Expert in web software development technologies of all types, sometimes on the bleeding edge of technology when needed.
Inspiring teams to create new products is one of Ron's passions.
Sometimes, Ron dabbles in design and photography, and some people like his stuff!
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.
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.