GMG Brisbane Forum

Working Sessions

Autonomous Mining: Creating a Sustainable Future

The mining industry is increasingly embracing automation as a safety and productivity enabler and as a critical factor in creating a sustainable future of mining.

For these reasons, automation is a key part of many mining companies’ digital transformation roadmaps alongside advances in artificial intelligence, system integration, remote operations, and the Internet of Things. While autonomous mining is innovating the mining industry, it also introduces new challenges.

This session will look at the challenges and opportunities autonomous mining presents, and share good practices to take back to your operation.

Getting the Best Use out of our Data

As new technologies and systems are adopted in the mining industry, they produce a wider range of data, which is being used for critical decision-making, reducing costs, optimizing processes, forecasting, trend analysis and more. However, the industry is also facing many challenges with integration, interoperability, and the overall management of data. Together we’ll look at the key needs and potential steps forward.

How Do We Fast-Track the Use of Technologies?

What are the key areas that the industry needs to work together on figuring out? Workforce and energy sources? Standardization and common language? Or maybe integration and interoperability? Let’s work together to identify and define those burning areas to map out a plan to tackle them together.

Energy Management Across the Site

Proper energy management can help with not only meeting net-zero goals, but also help to optimize the mine and make the implementation of new technologies more operationally efficient and cost-effective. Common challenges include high energy consumption, limited access to reliable and affordable clean energy, regulatory requirements, and limited technical knowledge.

We’ll work together to map out how to address key challenges, considering not just the technical and economic aspects of energy management, but the social and environmental implications, making a more equitable transition to a sustainable future for all stakeholders.