This is a session at Innov8rs Helsinki, 5 September 2019

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Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Can Overcome Obstacles And Thrive In Corporate Environments

Whether large companies need to innovate is no longer a question. The challenge now is how to innovate in a consistent way. During this exchange session, we will address some of the obstacles that innovators face inside their companies; and also some of the mistakes they make. We will then have a conversation about how we can overcome these obstacles and develop a thriving innovation ecosystem.

Tendayi Viki

Author of The Corporate Startup and Associate Partner at Strategyzer

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 two books; 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.

Tendayi has over 20 years experience as a thinker and author and over 6 years experience in corporate innovation consulting. He has worked with: ABN Amro, Air France, Airbus, American Express, British Museum, Copenhagen Fintech, DeBeers, General Electric, Lufthansa-Airplus, Nordea, Pearson, Rabobank, Standard Bank, Salesforce, TD Ameritrade and Unilever.