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About David Ing

David Ing is a past-president (2011-2012) of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, having previously served as vice-president for research and publications, vice-president for communications and systems education, and chair of the Special Integration Group on Systems Applications in Business and Industry. Related to this interest, he is co-founder of the Systems Science Working Group at INCOSE.

In 2017/2018, David published Open Innovation Learning: Theory building on open sourcing while private sourcing, as an open access book based on his doctoral research.

David is a cofounder and systems architecture researcher with Trito Innovation Colab, since 2018.  In 2013, he was a cofounder, managing director, and chief scientist for Healthcare EQ Inc., an IBM business partner with offices in Toronto and Kingston, Jamaica.  In 2012, he retired from IBM after 28 years of services, having entered the Quarter Century Club in 2010.  His last roles in IBM were as a technical professional on the Websphere team; and as a business architect and marketing scientist in the Industry Solutions team supporting IBM Software Group in North America. In 2006, he had transitioned from a 12-year career as a senior managing consultant with IBM Global Business Services (formerly known as IBM Business Consulting Services, IBM Business Innovation Services and IBM Consulting Group).

In 2017 and 2018, David has lectured at the Tongji University College of Design and Innovation (Shanghai), OCAD University program in Strategic Foresight and Innovation , and the University of Toronto iSchool (Faculty of Information).  He has been an itinerant scholar with the Aalto University in Finland, where he taught in the Master’s program in Creative Sustainability, and is completing his Ph.D in Industrial Management.   He has been a research fellow with the Centre for Systems Studies at the University of Hull, in the UK; and a visiting scholar at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.  For 2006-2008, he was a senior researcher on the Rendez research project in Finland, investigating business innovation.  He was a co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Marketing Information Technologies at the University of Toronto, and was author and an adjunct lecturer on a course on Marketing Information Technologies in the early 1990s.

He was granted a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto, and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University . He continued doctoral studies into Business Strategy at University of British Columbia Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration , before leaving to join IBM.

Despite travelling extensively throughout his career, David has continually resided in Toronto for more than three decades.

There’s also a Wikipedia entry on David Ing.

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