It will not be irrational to say that mining is almost as old as civilization. In an industry, traditionally focused on profits and production, it is very difficult to leave behind a set of tried and tested processes and the stakeholders will not consider adoption of any new technology, just as they will not be willing to adopt any new processes, if it does not have a direct impact on the bottom-line.
However, with rising commodity prices, increasing productivity is undoubtedly the best and the most strategic way for organizations to boost efficiency and profitability. In such a business environment, the mining sector is drawing inspiration from other sectors and looking towards automation, IT and smart technologies to turn it around for them, just the way technology has transformed a lot of other ageing business sectors.
With the influx of an array of tech buzzwords for the mining sector, it can be overwhelming for organizations to select the best options for them and invest in the right technologies which will drive the business forward. This carefully designed summit will bring together the leading stakeholders in the mining sector on a very exclusive and candid platform, where, over a period of two days, they will discuss their challenges in executing large scale automation projects, share case studies from successful implementations of cutting edge technologies and also discuss their project requirements and aspirations with world class suppliers and solution providers who are collaborating with operators to take the industry forward.