Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Ron Kersic, Digital Strategy And Innovation, ING

Who: Ron Kersic works on digital strategy and innovation at the global bank ING. He describes himself is a full-stack creative technologist who focuses on the intersection of business, technology, innovation, and design. He has been at the forefront of major techno-economic paradigm shifts—web, mobile, platforms—and now the inversion of the firm: from institutions and audiences to individuals and communities. Kersic’s expertise is in understanding what’s on the horizon and driving these insights into actionable and practical change for organizations large and small. 

Topic: How to cope with change and think about the future.

Quote: “We are all in the same boat.  We are all learning. Today we may be amateurs, but this is still playing out. We can still shape ecosystem innovation and new opportunities like the metaverse.  Think of the future as a book that hasn’t been written yet. We get to write the book. Once you realize that you will be amazed by what energy that unlocks.

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.