What does it take to open mindsets to embrace innovation and alternative solutions in mining? How do we ensure our workforce (now and tomorrow) is the best it can be? Why do we allow for even one person to not feel safe in our industry?
To achieve the global vision of a safe, sustainable and productive mining industry of tomorrow will require a cultural shift across the industry – safety culture, innovation culture, change management, diversity and inclusion and more. Culture is the core element that will define success.
This forum will delve into the industry’s top priority areas common to most mining operations today, through the lenses of operations, maintenance and safety. We will hear case studies and demonstrations from innovators, implementers and operators, peers will share experiences and expertise to define opportunities, and together we look across and outside the mining industry for new ways to better how we mine.
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The road to net zero
To meet our industry’s decarbonization targets will require broad collaboration to accelerate technology development, share implementation practices and develop not only the net zero mine of the future, but the bridging technologies and processes to meet shorter term commitments. From redesigning the mining fleet to redefining mining processes and energy sources, this segment of the program will include presentations and a panel from operators, innovators and organizations spearheading collaborative solution development. An interactive session will aim to prioritize focuses and define steps to meet critical requirements to enable GHG reductions at the pace and scale to meet targets.
Autonomous solutions for increased safety, productivity and efficiency
Continuing to advance the mining industry’s ability to deploy autonomous mining solutions remains an industry priority to increase safety and operational excellence. Building on successful deployments and the knowledge and expertise developed, and considering emerging options, the opportunities to rethink how we mine require not only innovation and technology development, but also a foundation of clear standards, good practices, and collaboration. This session will include a panel of experts to discuss the path forward to the next level of autonomous mining, presentations from leading innovators as well as a consideration of how to address the skills challengel
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As technology capability grows and new solutions are developed to help mines become safer, more productive, more sustainable, and more efficient, there is a growing interest in using advanced systems and analytics, but it is essential to be ready for it. Many operations are not yet at a high enough maturity level to successfully adopt them. This segment of the program will demonstrate some of the new options and capabilities that can now be deployed as well as the major challenges and requirements that must be addressed.
Presentations and a panel discussion will bring industry leaders together to share their expertise and success stories, to be joined by the participants in an interactive session to leverage broad experience and define a path forward.
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