David Ing has been a consultant experienced with global-scale enterprise organizations and advanced information technologies, with a long history of research and market development in commercial, government and academic settings.

My purpose in joining the CSI is to share expertise with new and growing social enterprises. I have partnered in a worker cooperative, the Trito Colab, as a Cofounder and Systems Change Researcher. Our group serves as a reconnaisance unit that explores the unfamiliar terrain of technological and organizational changes ahead for an innovation initiative.

I published an 2017/2018 open access book, Open Innovation Learning: Theory building on open sourcing while private sourcing, associated with doctoral studies research at Aalto University in Finland.

In the systems thinking community, I have been active in driving forward theory and practice (particularly in service systems science). In 2011-2012, I was president of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, and led the 56th annual meeting in San Jose, California.

I have authored new courses at Aalto University, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, the University of Toronto Information School, and the Rotman School of Management. I have lectured extensively in Japan, China and the UK.

In a 28-year career at IBM, my longest assignments were as a management consultant (certified in Business Transformation, and IT Strategy), and in industry solutions (focused on retail, government and entertainment businesses).

Completing a Ph.D. at Aalto University is in its final stages. I have a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Trinity College at the University of Toronto.  My original home town is Gravenhurst, where my father owned a furniiture and appliance store, and had previously been a partner with my grandfather in a Chinese restaurant.

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