The Future of Business Is Now

COVID-19 has thrown us into a sea of uncertainty. Large companies are faced with a paradox – they have to innovate for the future while running their core business in an uncertain market. One-off innovation just isn’t going to cut it.

Innovators working at large companies often face hurdles, such as internal opposition, external competitors and management of the core business. 

Being future-ready can’t wait.

On March 3, 2021, we heard from Tendayi Viki, author of Pirates In The Navy: How Innovators Lead Transformation, Joel Semeniuk, VP Corporate Growth & Innovation at Communitech, and other corporate intrapreneurs (a.k.a. pirates) like yourself, on how to create an environment of repeatable 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.


Joel Semeniuk has worked for over 25 years to empower organizations to disrupt the status quo with innovation and technology. Joel has co-authored four books and has built and scaled numerous enterprise-focused businesses around the world. One of Joel’s companies was awarded the Best Managed Canadian Mid-Sized Company of the Year award as well as receiving the Global Microsoft Partner of the Year Award.

Joel was also a mentor to startups in startup accelerators in Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, the UK and at the Vatican in Rome. For the past seven years, Joel has focused on helping enterprises innovate with the use of venture studios as well as ecosystem driven innovation programming.

Corporate innovation evangelist Tendayi Viki to help Communitech members prepare for the future

Viki will tell virtual audience of innovators why ‘The Future of Business is Now’ at upcoming event.

KITCHENER, ONT., February 18, 2021 — Communitech has partnered with innovation consultant and researcher, Tendayi Viki, to deliver a virtual keynote presentation at ‘The Future of Business is Now’ on March 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET. This event is an excellent opportunity for Communitech member companies seeking inspiration and advice for their own future-forward innovation strategies.

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