IMARC 2016: Justin Strharsky, Director, Unearthed
The final session of day one in Austmine's Technology Theatre saw miners, METS and researchers discuss the need for our sector to embrace partnerships and collaboration. Justin Strharsky, Director, Unearthed presented on the topic of "Developing Competitive Advantage Through Open Innovation".
He began by explaining the three main forces that are transforming the traditional nature of business in the mining sector - Tech disruption, the innovation imperative and government incentives to invest in innovation. Start-ups were presented as the key to promoting efficiency in the sector, with the benefits of fast failing or succeeding and often being disruptive innovators. Justin used the example of Caterpillar Ventures here, before describing Unearthed's Innovation Pathway and their International Innovation Program.
See the full presentation here - IMARC 2016 - Justin Strharsky - Unearthed.pdf