RKO Business Solutions Welcomes Don Gillis


Don Gillis joins RKO Solutions

RKO Business Solutions is excited to have Don Gillis join our technical implementation team as a Sr. ECM Technical Specialist. Don joins us after 30 years with IBM where’s he’s worked as a Solution Architect, Project Manager and Consultant.


Don will primarily work with Alberta based clients as RKO continues to grow in this geography. “The need for more RKO presence in Calgary has been considerable. Don knows the collaboration space and IBM very well. Along with his talent and personality, he is a great fit for us, our customers and the next phase of his career,” says Sean Fitzpatrick, RKO’s Principal.


RKO’s technical specialists are known for their deep knowledge of IBM’s Smart Content (ECM) products and ensuring that clients have “elated end users”.


In his latest role with IBM, Don was responsible for all technical pre-sales activity in the Portals and Collaboration group for Western Canada. His role at IBM included initial project scoping, portal sizing and collaboration opportunities; and deployment planning and monitoring activities such as readiness plans and technical delivery assessments. Previous roles  included system engineering, project control, programmer analyst, web application deployments and performance testing.


Don has worked with customers across a wide range of industries including oil & gas, utilities, insurance and retail as well as various government organizations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, BC and Ontario. His 30 years with IBM has had him working with an extensive number of large organizations such as GM, Shoppers Drug Mart, Hudson’s Bay Company, JD Edwards, Shell, TransAlta, SaskTel, Alberta Agriculture, Great West Life and SunLife.


Don lives in Calgary, Alberta with his family and is an avid hockey player, reader, music lover and enjoys working the guitar strings.

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