Nov 15 2022


11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Assessing Your Organization’s Innovation Readiness with Tendayi Viki

In our upcoming Roundtables, we explore developing an innovation pipeline with Pete Newell, in which he will lead us through a 10-step framework to making innovation an integral part of your organization. In this Roundtable, Tendayi Viki (PhD, MBA) will delve further into this topic with us, this time covering assessing how ready your organization is for innovation, and how to set up your leadership and culture for success in doing so.

Tendayi is an author and corporate innovation expert. As Associate Partner at Strategyzer, he helps companies innovate for the future while managing their core business. At Strategyzer, he’s co-authored the innovation readiness report, which he will discuss in this Roundtable, sharing best practices and what to look for in determining to what degree your company is ready for innovation, and what gaps you may need to fill. The report addresses three critical areas: leadership support, organizational design and innovation practice, each of which he will expand on during this discussion.

Tendayi 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.