Michelle Ash, chief innovation officer at Barrick Gold Corp., will deliver the 13th Annual Lacy Lecture Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. Her talk, "How to Benefit From Technological Disruption," will discuss how industry challenges can be overcome through collaboration, innovation and re-imagining the social construct.
Ash, who has more than 20 years' experience in mining and manufacturing, joined Barrick Gold in 2016 and was named chief innovation officer within a year.
"What we're trying to do now with innovation at Barrick is make it mainstream," Ash said in a presentation to her co-workers Feb. 28, 2017. "Most of our people – and this isn't unique to Barrick – see innovation as a technical thing that other people do. It's not. Innovation is something that all of us can engage in and all of us can do; it's everybody's business."
No RSVP is required for the event, which will be held in the auditorium of the Center for Creative Photography. Guests are welcome, and an informal reception will follow on the patio of the Harvill Building.
The department recommends parking at the Park Avenue Garage at the northeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard and using the pedestrian underpass near the southeast corner of the garage to safely cross the street. The Center for Creative Photography is the second building on the left.