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A major theme throughout Austmine’s Technology Stream at IMARC 2016 was organisational culture and its relationship with technology. Presentations from both miners and METS experts expressed their concern that current structures in many Australian companies prevent technologies from being utilised to their full potential.
One of the main reasons highlighted by speakers for these problems is the compartmentalised and rigid nature of many organisational structures, acting as a disincentive to share information and data with other departments. Conflicts can also arise when workers perceive new technology as a threat to employment or they are not properly trained on using it, causing frustration and costly delays.
In this live webinar, senior experts from the METS sector will discuss how leaders can create an organisational culture that embraces technology and utilises existing systems to create step changes in productivity and efficiency.
Confirmed speakers for this webinar include:
- Dani Fraillon, Partner, People and Organisation, PwC
Technology is a powerful culture lever for achieving change
Much is written about the importance of culture in helping to drive business results. There are many ways to help to shape your culture and send messages around what is valued. Technology is a powerful lever for achieving rapid change where desired. In our ever changing world we are expecting more and more from technology. This presentation will focus on the importance of aligning key levers for change to the cultural impact needed in the resources sector for adopting technology - faster.
Dani has been consulting in Australia and Internationally for the past 16 years. She specialises in shaping organisational culture, leadership assessment and development, strategic communications and executive team development through strategic advice, coaching and facilitation methodologies.
- Margaret Elkington, Mining Estimator, RUC Cementation Mining
Margaret Elkington is a mining year with 10 years experience in the underground mining sector. She has worked in Western Australia on several mine sites as an engineer where she was involved in mine design, planning and production. She started working for RUC Mining in 2014, a WA based contracting company where she has developed a better understanding of operational costs and mining key performance indicators. Last year Margaret worked as the Deputy Project Manager at Karari, a gold mine 150km north east of Kalgoorlie, where she was directly involved in the installation and implementation of Minetec’s TRAX and SMARTS technology.
Margaret is currently based in Perth. She is involved with estimating of projects and provides engineering support at RUC’s operations.
- Graeme Stanway, Founding Partner, VCI