Tendayi Viki is an award winning author and corporate innovation expert. He holds a PhD in Psychology and an MBA. Through his consulting firm Benneli Jacobs, Tendayi works with companies to develop their internal ecosystems so they can innovate for the future while managing their core business. He has worked with several large organizations including Rabobank, Standard Bank, Egmont, Unilever, and Lufthansa-Airplus.
Tendayi also serves as Director of Product Lifecycle at Pearson, the FTSE100 global education company. He co-designed Pearson’s Product Lifecycle which is an innovation framework that won the Best Innovation Program 2015 at the Corporate Entrepreneur Awards in New York
Tendayi has written two books based on his research and work experience, The Corporate Startup and The Lean Product Lifecycle. The Corporate Startup was awarded the 2018 CMI Management Book Of The Year In Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is also a regular contributing writer for Forbes.
In a previous life, Tendayi spent over 12 years in academia, during which time he taught at the University of Kent where he is now Honorary Senior Lecturer. He has also previously been a Research Fellow at Stanford University and Research Assistant at Harvard University.
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