Her vast experience ranges from project and strategic management in e-commerce, business development in various emerging technology areas, and innovation ecosystem management. As part of her work with OpenSeed, Tumi has advised business on how to quickly translate potential opportunities into executable technology solutions utilizing existing tech-enabled platforms, and prototyping emerging technologies in order to supplement new platform adoption recommendations within a business’s Digital Disruption Stream.
Not one to be content with interacting with digital disruption from a distance, Tumi saw a gap in the market and established her own Tech startup, Minderz, in the pet industry.
She prides herself on being an active and keen participant in the deliberate inclusion of a diverse group of participants in the digital economy. A testament to her efforts, in September of 2017, Inspiring Fifty in cooperation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and #CoCreateSA recognised her as one of the top fifty most “Inspiring South African Women” working in the different spheres of technology and innovation, and Fast Company listed her as one of the 20 Under 30 young South Africans empowering change in 2018.