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  • Q&A with Mark Wallace, Head of Cyber Security at FMG

    Mark Wallace, Head of Cyber Security at Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), will speak at the GMG Adelaide Forum on Secure and Integrated Energy and Mining Systems on March 20-21. We asked him a couple questions about his presentation and his work. You’ll be presenting on…

  • Artificial Intelligence Working Group announces new co-leader

    GMG’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group, launched last November, now has two leaders. The group announced last week that Mohammad Babaei, Digital Mining Innovation Lead in Digital Operations at Teck, has come onboard as a co-leader. He joins Mark O’Brien, Manager, Digital Transformation at CITIC Pacific Mining­, who has been leading the group so far […]

  • Q&A with Morgan Rody on the Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems project

    Morgan Rody – Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems (SIMS) –  will speak at our Luleå Forum on March 27-28 in Sweden. We asked him a few questions about SIMS and about the future of underground mine automation.  Why are demonstrator projects like SIMS…

  • Interview with OMF viewer creator Bane Sullivan

    The community surrounding GMG’s Open Mining Format (OMF) is expanding. OMF is an open-source file specification to facilitate the easy transfer of 3D data developed by the Data Exchange for Mine Software sub-committee of the Data Access and Usage Working Group. Early this year, Bane…

  • GMG Functional Safety project wins Mining Magazine 2018 Safety Award

    We are excited to announce that GMG won Mining Magazine’s 2018 Safety Award for the Autonomous Mining Working Group’s Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment Project. Yearly, Mining Magazine asks its readers to nominate, and then vote on, “people, companies, or groups that they feel have…

  • OMF Updates: January 2019

    So far, 2019 has been a productive year for GMG’s Open Mining Format (OMF) and the growing community surrounding it.  GMG’s Data Exchange for Mine Software sub-committee is committed to making OMF implementation straightforward. To this end, they have developed a support document that as project lead Sam Bain,…

  • Stephen Grano on the importance of integration

    Stephen Grano, Executive Director of the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER), will be one of the university’s hosts for the GMG Adelaide Forum on secure and integrated energy and mining systems on March 20-21. On why integration is important for…

  • Talking transformation with Accenture’s Liv Carroll

    Liv Carroll, Senior Principal with Accenture’s Global Mining Practice focused on Transformation in Mining and Analytics, is a geologist who has spent 17 years in consulting and due diligence, taking on various roles in many mining contexts. She has witnessed how technology has transformed how…

  • GMG launches newsletter

    We are excited to announce the launch of our e-newsletter, coming to your mailbox this week! Readers can expect interviews with industry leaders, case studies, use cases, information on guidelines, projects, and events.

  • GMG Corporate Member Report – Dec 2018

    What a great last few months at GMG, hosting events and meeting new people on 3 different continents and launching new projects. We also just published version 2 of our BEVs guideline and are excited about the 6 others we will publish by May. Read…

  • Discussing blockchain technology in mining

    Blockchain technology was the topic of an informative panel discussion at the GMG Leadership Summit in Perth in November. Initially developed to record cryptocurrency transactions, blockchains are data systems consisting of individual digital records that are securely encrypted. By design, blockchains resist data modification making them a valuable tool for maintaining transparent, auditable and immutable records to a variety of ends…

  • Launch of Artificial Intelligence Working Group

    Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is launching a new Artificial Intelligence Working Group to help demystify AI and enable the mining industry to harness its many valuable applications. GMG’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group will launch November 8 with a workshop hosted by IBM in…

  • New Functional Safety for Autonomous Mining Project

    Global Mining Guidelines Group’s (GMG) Autonomous Mining Working Group is creating a new guideline to clarify functional safety requirements for autonomous equipment. The mining industry is embracing automation, but mobile automation technologies are still in the early stages of technology development. As a result, there…

  • Publication: Guideline for the Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in the Underground, V.2

    The much-awaited second edition of the Recommended Practices for Battery Electric Vehicles in the Underground guideline is here. GMG, in partnership with Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC), has published the much-awaited second version of their Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) guideline. The BEVs Guideline aims to…

  • Open Mining Format survey results are in

    In August, GMG’s Data Access and Usage Working Group conducted a survey to better understand the industry’s pain points and needs in regards to data transfer. GMG’s Open Mining Format is an open-source file interchange format that was developed to enable seamless and reliable transfer…

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