82% of executives to increase investments in digital mining technologies over the next three years

MINEX FORUM | May 16, 2017
img0 82 percent of the mining industry look set to increase investments in digital technology over the next three years, according to a new report. Accenture has released its latest “Digital in mining: Progress and opportunity” report,  which takes an in depth look into how the mining industry is using, and not using, digital technology to improve ...

The mining is slowly going digital

MINEX FORUM | April 12, 2017
img0 Mining companies are failing to take advantage of digital technology to address productivity issues, says advisory firm Ernst & Young (EY), which believes that digital transformation is a critical enabler to tackle productivity and margin challenges in the mining and metals sector, noted miningweekly.com. A new EY report, ‘The digital disconnect: problem or pathway?’, points out ...

Deloitte promoted a smart helmet

MINEX FORUM | March 20, 2017
img0 Image: itworldcanada.com During the PDAC conference, Deloitte promoted its wearable technology — a smart helmet — that has the potential to making mining radically more efficient, said Forbes. Jürgen Beier, mining and resource leader at Deloitte, said that the company is not trying to develop a new business model of developing mining gadgets, but it ...

Dr Erkki Ormala “explores the future” for mining

MINEX FORUM | March 14, 2017
img0 Finnish authority on industrial innovation Dr Erkki Ormala says mining, and mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies should embrace change and “explore the future”. The Finnish academic, in Australia next week to talk on innovation, believes fast responders will be “the future winners” in the innovation game, MJ reported. “The innovation culture has changed; ...

US start-up considers mining as the first priority market for wearable devices

MINEX FORUM | February 22, 2017
img0 Image: mining-journal.com The CEO of a Los Angeles start-up sees the mining industry as a “prime” segment of a global enterprise wearables market that could be worth up to US$5 billion within a few years, mining-journal.com reported. Rufus Labs co-founder Gabe Grifoni told Mining Journal the small company was currently engaged in several product trials in the ...