There has been a significant shift in leadership attitudes towards innovation. Leaders now value innovation as their most important driver of growth. But even as leaders have become more interested in innovation, they still struggle to create the right structures and processes within their companies. So how do we fix this gap between aspiration and capabilities?
This is what Tendayi Viki will address during this session. He will illustrate how leaders can manage their portfolios to ensure that their company is innovating beyond the core business, develop the right programs to avoid innovation theatre and create the right culture to support and nurture innovation.
Tendayi Viki is an author and corporate innovation expert. As Associate Partner at Strategyzer, he helps companies innovate for the future while managing their core business. He has written three books; Pirates In The Navy, The Corporate Startup and The Lean Product Lifecycle. He previously served as Director of Product Lifecycle at Pearson, where he co-developed an innovation framework that won the Best Innovation Program 2015 at the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards in New York. Tendayi has been shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Innovation Award and was named on the Thinkers50 2018 Radar List for emerging management thinkers to watch. He is also a regular contributor at Forbes.
Tendayi Viki’s book “Pirates in the Navy” can be found here.
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