How the Digital Transformation is Driving to an Increasing Efficiency Mining Operation

    1. Session Category
      Mining Innovation
      Underground Mining

How the Digital Transformation is Driving to an Increasing Efficiency Mining Operation

29 Aug 2017, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
English (Australia)

Due to the current volatility of global mineral commodities prices, mining plants are facing common and important challenges around the need to increase efficiency, minimize downtime and decrease direct costs. In parallel, the Industrial Internet technology wave provides industry capabilities and applications to analyse and manage relevant process data that allow meaningful insights to optimize the overall production process. Under the premise to be more competitive and maximize productivity, mining players have a strong incentive to implement these solutions and take advantage of these tools.  This presentation will explore:

  • What strategies are available, more specifically within Underground Surface Mining and Mining Innovation, to address concerns around Energy Efficiency, Automation, Exploration, and Safety.
  • The key components of the industrial internet and how this concept can be implemented within Mining
  • How safety is taken to new levels in underground mining and some of the effective strategies employed today.
  • Case studies, tried and tested in underground mining applications both in Australia & South America and how these solutions can effectively reduce the number of accidents which could occur between pedestrians in close proximity with heavy mobile equipment.


  • Ian Larsen


    Strategic Account Development Manager

    General Electric (GE)

    Ian Larsen has 30 years of experience delivering mining, manufacturing and supply chain enterprise solutions throughout Australasia, South East Asia...

Dates & Times
Tuesday 27 Aug 2019 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 28 Aug 2019 10am - 5pm
Thursday 29 Aug 2019 10am - 4pm
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