About David Ing

Interests

My primary research interests are in business design and information systems design for knowledge-based work. I've recently been doing research around relational governance in business alliances, and methods for systemic change in organizations.

I seem to spend a lot of time in the research libraries of the University of Toronto. I also take advantage of the Toronto Public Library, which delivers books to my local branch.

My recreational interest including listening to jazz -- particularly jazz fusion -- as a lapsed musician (electric bass). I have taken bicycling vacations (Holland, Florida, Israel, Italy, Singapore) where I pack up my travel bike or folding bike for the airplane. When I have the luxury of staying at home, I've been playing badminton to stay in shape.

Communities

Since it's difficult to continue to bring new knowledge into a discipline, I've found the International Society for the System Sciences to be an interesting and diverse group of people. The 1998 Annual Meeting in Atlanta was the single best conference experience I've ever had, where I met biologists, political scientists and social scientists. I'm currently serving as the chair of the Special Integration Group (SIG) on Systems Applications in Business and Industry for the ISSS.

I've been a member of INFORMS -- the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences -- initially mostly with the College on Marketing [I had attended ten Marketing Science Conferences], but I'm now getting interested in the College on Organization Science.

Affiliations

On my business card, I use the title of "Marketing Scientist", which reflects the roles in business research which I normally play.

My formal position as a senior consultant with IBM Global Services, in the Strategic Change Solutions practice of Business Consulting Services, in Markham, Ontario, Canada. I have been certified as by the Business Transformation competency, and was also trained by the IT Strategy and Planning competency in an earlier assignment through consulting.

Within IBM, I also have a cross-appointment as adjunct faculty to the Advanced Business Institute, located in Palisades, New York. The faculty at the ABI consults research into business issues related to management in the knowledge economy, and offers training and coaching for executives and management teams of IBM's customers.

On a part-time basis, I have been an adjunct lecturer in marketing at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

I was a doctoral student in business strategy at the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia.

My graduate degree is an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

My undergraduate degree is a B.Comm. (Bachelor of Commerce) from the Faculty of Commerce and Trinity College at the University of Toronto.

Contact

I can be contacted via e-mail at daviding@systemicbusiness.org.

 

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