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From Solid Gold Studios welcome to On Change.

The podcast that explores change that works and the people who make it happen. Hosted by Certified and Experienced Change Practitioner Petro du Pisani.

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Harry Sinko and Gary Lane talk about the mine of the future

These are the show notes for the podcast On Change, which explores change that works and the people who make it happen. 

Episode 06

In this episode I speak to Harry Sinko and Gary Lane from Vuuma Collaborations. We talk about disruption in the mining industry and what is will take to get to Mining 4.0.

Harry and I have worked together on a number of Mining Business Improvement projects across various commodities and continents.  

Harry’s bio:  With  an international  reputation  of being  a  creative, motivational  andresults  driven change  agent,  Harry has  worked  very successfully  across  corporate boundaries  delivering  strong results  in  a variety  of  industries and  cultures.  Whilst he  has  worked with  an  extensive range  of  global blue  chip  companies and  government  organisations across  the  world he  has  focused his  efforts  primarily in  the  mining and  resources  sector over  the  last 20  years.    His work  primarily  includes senior  leadership  coaching, strategy  development,  systems  analysis and  design.  His expertise  lies  in practical  implementation  of sustainable  value  chain and  asset  optimisation programs  incorporating  systems thinking,  change  management, leadership  development  and a  range  of Business  Improvement  Methodologies.    The result  of  line management  and  executive leadership  roles,  Harry has  become  a proven  leader,  demonstrating significant  results  in creating  business  growth and  effective  management of  complex  risk  whilst building  strong  collaborative and  trusted  relationships.    This is  evident  in the  fact  that Harry  has  led, coached,  facilitated,  trained, and  mentored  over 16,000  individuals  in personal  development  and performance  improvement  programs ranging  from  senior executives  to  operational staff  involved  in several  dozen  projects in  Australia,  South Africa,  Botswana,  Namibia, Brazil,  Chile,  Canada, US,  Mexico,  Belgium, Romania,  England,  Papua New  Guinea,  Japan, Korea,  China,  Singapore and  New  Zealand.

Gary’s bio: With a  passion  for transforming  the  mining industry,  Gary  has built  up  a global  reputation  in the  mining  industry over  the  past 26  years.    His experience  started  with  various  engineering and  project  management roles  within  Anglo American  delivering  5 mega  capital  projects before  completing  an MBA  and  co-founding his  first  business start-up,  Cyest  Corporation, 14  years  ago focusing  on  mining optimisation.    This  was followed  by  a tech  start-up  to focus  on  next generation  technology  and more  recently  Vuuma Collaborations  to  focus on  systems  thinking for  the  mine of  the  future and  has  recently built  the  experiential simulation  centre  SiMINE @MandelaMiningPrecinct.   Gary  has  recently been  appointed  MD of  ESTEQ  Mining aimed  at  leveraging the  digital  simulation technologies  from  the motor  manufacturing  and aerospace  industries  into  mining,    His philosophy  is  about collaboration  with  thought leaders  globally  to bring  together  the technology,  skills  and experience  to  drive a  quantum  change in  the  mining industry.    He  is a  registered  professional engineer,  is  on the  council  and chairman  of  the technical  programme  committee for  the  Southern African  Institute  of Mining  and  Metallurgy

Harry and Gary are both directors for Vuuma Collaborations, ESTEQ Mining, Transrupt and they’ve built a mining simulation called SiMINE at the Mandela Mining Precinct. All of these companies have something to do with disruption, technology and digitisation of the Mining Industry…

 In the Rapid fire round Gary recommends the book Boundaries for Leaders, and Harry recommends Freakanomics (which is also one of my favourite podcasts). The app that Harry recommends is Penultimate and Gary recommends Evernote.

Gary is on the committee for the South Institute for Mining and Metallurgy.

Music used in this podcast:

Endeavour by Jahzzar f found on the Free Music Archive, under a CC BY 2.0 license.

 Thanks to:

·         Carol Ofori: For her voice in the opening credits

·         Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien Audio: Sound editing in opening credits &            sourcing theme and bed music

·         Gavin Kennedy and Ofentse Xaba from Solid Gold Studios.


Host: Petro du Pisani, Certified Experienced Change Practitioner.

On Change is available on Castbox and iTunes.

16/07/2018

Gender diversity in the mining industry - what needs to change?

These are the show notes for the podcast On Change, which explores change that works and the people who make it happen. 

 Episode 05

 In this episode I speak to my good friends and fellow Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) committee members Lindi Nakedi and Noleen Pauls.

Noleen Pauls has been working in the mining industry for over 20 years, principally in exploration in Africa and South America. She has also been involved in extensive multi-commodity mineral rights management. She has worked in government, industry and consulting.  She joined Reflex Africa last year as their principal geoscientist for the EMEA region. Along with a career in geology, her interest lies in the mentorship and development of young women entering the profession, enabling and equipping them to navigate this world professionally and personally. She is the past chairperson of Women in Mining South Africa.

Lindiwe Nakedi is the Director of Gubhani Exploration with an entrepreneurial drive and passion for optimizing business.  She is the co-founding member of highly successful and influential recruitment agency- The People Shop. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Industrial Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and completed the NMP from Wits Business School focused on Business Management. Lindi is the current chairperson for Women in Mining South Africa.

WIMSA creates an empowering network to inspire, support and develop the progression of women working in the mining industry through providing access to education, skills development, mentorship and representation. For more information on events, follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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I mention an article in the Mining Weekly where women representation increases from ‘extreme minority’ to 13%-plus of SA’s mining workforce.

Noleen mentions a study done by WiMUK where the representation of women on boards in the mining industry is evaluated

During the Rapid Fire round Lindi mentions a book by Judy Dlamini. I followed up with her and the book is titled “Equal but different.” Noleen’s book she would recommend to anyone to read is The Drifters by James A. Michener.

Lindi recommends the app Duolingo for learning a new language, and Noleen introduced me to the fun app Bitmoji, with which you can create your own personal emoji.

Lindi mentions Monica Ospina from O Trade as a past speaker at a Women in Mining conference held in South Africa.

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Music used in this podcast:

Holiday Gift by Kai Engel, found on the Free Music Archive, under a CC BY 2.0 license.

 Thanks to:

·         Carol Ofori: For her voice in the opening credits

·         Willem Nel from Acoustic Alien Audio: Sound editing in opening credits &            sourcing theme and bed music

·         Gavin Kennedy and Ofentse Xaba from Solid Gold Studios.

Host: Petro du Pisani, Certified Experienced Change Practitioner.

On Change is available on Castbox and iTunes.

14/06/2018

George Lee Sye talks about Business Improvement and Change Management

These are the show notes for the podcast On Change, which explores change that works and the people who make it happen.

Episode 04

In this episode I speak to Business Improvement guru and kindred spirit George Lee Sye, owner of Soarent Vision Pty Ltd, and lead trainer at the Academy of Business Improvement Leadership (AOBIL Professional Learning Hub).  

George guided me through the coursework for a green belt in Lean Six Sigma. He is the author of the Business Improvement handbook Process Mastery with Lean Six Sigma, which provides practical guidance on how to do Business Improvement. He mentions his friend and business partner Harry Sinko, who contributed to the book.

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During the Rapid Fire round George mentions his new book The Master Presenter (available in June 2018). The book he recommends to anyone to read is Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

We also talk about two of his other books: How to take control of your brain and The problem solving brain

We are both avid list makers and to read George’s thoughts on making lists read Kill your To-Do list before it kills you. George’s favourite list app is Things (only available for Apple) and mine is Wunderlist

George is an instructor for the California Superbike school in Australia. I have not attended one of their courses YET. 

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Music used in this podcast:

Jupiter One by Riot found at YouTube’s Audio Library

Thanks to:

Host: Petro du Pisani, Certified Experienced Change Practitioner.

On Change is available on Castbox and iTunes.

30/03/2018
 

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