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  • Partnership announcement: The Industrial Internet Consortium and the Global Mining Guidelines Group Announce Liaison

    Organizations align to help make mining safer, more productive The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) and the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) announced they have agreed to a liaison to help further the development of the industrial internet. Under the agreement, the IIC and GMG will…

  • Russian translation of GMG Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining now available

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is working with autonomous solutions provider RCT to translate the recently published GMG Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining. The Russian translation is now available. GMG is a global organization with members, participants and partners all…

  • Industry taskforce launched at Interoperability Alignment Roundtable

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) hosted its inaugural Interoperability Alignment Roundtable two weeks ago in Perth, Australia to accelerate progress and enhance collaboration between organizations working on interoperability. Interoperability is a priority for the mining industry and there are many ongoing projects, guidelines and…

  • Preview from upcoming guideline: visualizing the functional safety lifecycle for autonomous systems

    The Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment subcommittee has recently finished development work on the draft Guideline for Applying Functional Safety to Autonomous Systems. It is now in editing. The document will provide a consistent framework for managing functional safety. The guideline will also facilitate industry…

  • GMG publishes interoperability alignment report

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), has published a report presenting a consensus of the industry’s vision and direction for interoperability gathered through interviews and workshops with 17 mining companies on six continents. Interoperability is the key to success in automation, digitalization and integration initiatives and…

  • Preview of the GMG Time Usage Model

    The Time Usage Model below is a graphical representation of how productive and non-productive activities, statuses, and events occurring in a mining operation are classified. This model is a key part of a guideline that is in its final stages of editing and will be…

  • Q&A with Perth Forum Speaker Melinda Hodkiewicz

    Melinda Hodkiewicz will be present on “Semantics – a Necessary Tool for Maintenance 4.0” at the GMG Perth Forum, which will be held August 14-15. We asked her some questions about her experience and her topic…

  • Member Profile: Ma’aden

    Ma’aden is a GMG Collaborator Member. We spoke to David Scott Taylor, Director, Innovation & Digitalization at Ma’aden about the company and our shared values…

  • GMG collaboration hub survey results

    We recently conducted a survey on our collaboration software to gauge satisfaction with the current system, Basecamp and to identify the tools and capabilities that are considered necessary for efficient online collaboration. Though there were only 42 respondents, they represented a range of mining backgrounds…

  • GMG Santiago Forum: Mining representatives explored the future of mining and the impact of technologies on industry productivity

    The event, organized in collaboration with Interop, is part of a series of events that the Global Mining Guidelines Group organizes alongside local partners around the world to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing around topics facing the industry such as artificial intelligence, interoperability, asset management…

  • Job Posting: Communications and Engagement Coordinator

    Are you an exceptional communicator who takes pride in conceptualizing and producing compelling pieces? Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is searching for a Communications and Engagement Coordinator to engage with the members and steering committees of our working groups and projects. The Communications and Engagement Coordinator…

  • Positive results from open innovation at Antofagasta Minerals

    For Nury Briceño, Principal Advisor of Innovation at Antofagasta Minerals, the most important innovations to come in the mining industry will have to do with time, representing a fundamental shift from innovation in processes that have historically taken place incrementally…

  • Q&A with IAMGOLD’s Steven Bowles

    Steven Bowles, Manager of the Côté Gold Project for IAMGOLD, will speak at the GMG-CIM Forum on June 12-13 in Sudbury, Ontario. His presentation is titled A Journey Toward the Integrated Mine. We asked him a few questions about his presentation and his work…

  • Volunteer Profile: Mark O’Brien

    Mark O’Brien, Manager of Digital Transformation at CITIC Pacific Mining in Perth, Australia, is a valued volunteer with GMG, most notably as the co-leader of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group. O’Brien has long believed in the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). Now that technology…

  • Visualizing where functional safety fits into the bigger picture

    In last week’s Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment workshop in Santiago, Chile, small groups came up with ideas for visualizing where functional safety fits within broader processes. These draft visuals show two very different aspects of functional safety and the broader project group will review…

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