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The digital revolution

Mining starts to reinvent the future

By bringing together our understanding of shareholder value, mining operations, technology and analytics, we have developed an approach to the “digital mine” which helps mining organisations make the most of the digital opportunity and avoid the many potential pitfalls that come with the adoption of new technologies.

The disruption of business models through the advancement of digital technology has been a reality for other industries for many years. Digital is now impacting the mining industry, technology has advanced such that the barriers of high cost of entry, and a very physical value chain are no longer protection against large scale disruption.

In this report we explore:

Why digital is now a reality for mining

What the future might look like and what is possible

How mining organisations can take steps to protect themselves from disruption and falling behind the industry or new entrants, while also protecting against poor investments or failure, through: 

  • Developing a digital strategy and proactively managing digital transformation 
  • Automating operations and digitising assets 
  • Building a “digital mine nerve centre” for data-driven planning, control and decision-making 
  • Implementing supporting platforms and enablers 
  • Leading a diverse, distributed and connected workforce.The digital revolution Download the report


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