As Distinguished Lecturer Gordon Winkel will present:
The Innovation Imperative
The mining industry supplies the means for advancing our society’s capability while being challenged to provide results efficiently and responsibly and in a sustainable manner. The role of innovation in operating practice and technology development as a mechanism for generating improvements is imperative to the success of the mining industry delivering on these expectations for performance.
The presentation explores the different forms that innovation can take and the enabling factors that support organizations in achieving breakthrough improvements driven by both creative and technologically advanced solutions. The work of managing innovation to differentiate overall industry effectiveness and competitive advantage is examined. Leadership in innovation is also profiled with the development of initiatives that have the ability to coordinate research improvements across the industry to the benefit of all mining operations.
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