Public lecture to talk about industry disruption in the mining industry

Oct 22nd, 2018

By Jackey Locke

Public lecture to talk about industry disruption in the mining industry

Disruption has become the most important economic phenomenon of the 21st century. Innovation creates new jobs and industries, but sometimes it also means the destruction of existing businesses. Public transport, accommodation, banking and education are all examples of industries that are experiencing different forms of disruption.

The mining industry has largely been the same for decades, but what does disruption look like in mining?

On Oct. 29, join Dr. John Steen, associate professor, University of Queensland, as he explores some of the trends in the mining industry and what form this disruption might take. Dr. Steen will also share some triggers for radical change in the industry that are already on the horizon.

Dr. Steen is discipline leader in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the University of Queensland’s Business School in Brisbane. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Business and Economics.

He is currently leading major international research studies on the subject of innovation and sustainable development in the resources sector and in developing economies. This includes the transition to new digital business models and performance in megacapital ($1billion +) projects, particularly in the resources sector. Current partners in these projects include University College London, Cambridge University, University of British Columbia, Government of Vietnam, Queensland Government, UQ Sustainable Minerals Institute and Ernst and Young (EY).

Dr. Steen is highly sought after as a guest speaker and commentator and has given talks on strategy and innovation to businesses and governments in Australia, Asia and Europe. In 2014 he released two reports on the future of the global mining industry with EY that received international media coverage, including commentary in The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. He is currently editor for the Project Management Journal, the research journal of the Project Management Institute.

This free Speaking of Engineering public lecture will take place on Oct. 29, 2018 in the Fortis Bruneau Engineering Lecture Theatre, rm. EN2006, in the S.J. Carew (Engineering) Building, Memorial University, St. John’s campus. Free parking is available in lot 60 and a reception will follow.

Speaking of Engineering Lecture Series is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University and the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL). More information about the lecture series is available here.

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