About David Ing
David Ing is a business architect and marketing scientist with IBM, having attained the Quarter Century Club in 2010. He is currently assigned to the Industry Business Value Assessments team, supporting IBM Software Group Industry Solutions in North America. In 2006, he 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).
He serves as the president elect (for the term 2011-2012) for 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 an open social networking group called the Systems Community of Inquiry.
David is also an itinerant scholar with the Aalto University in Finland, where he teaches and is completing his Ph.D. He is 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 two decades.