7-8 May, 2024 
The Maslow Hotel Sandton | Johannesburg, South Africa


Registrants Include

Unlocking the Value of Digitalisation in Mining:  Adopting a New Leadership Approach, Transforming Operations, and
Creating a Data-Driven Culture.

The Mining sector in Africa is set for substantial transformation over the next decade, driven by advancements in technology and innovation. The industry’s current trajectory is heavily influenced by these factors, setting the stage for significant changes. 

In the face of a rapidly evolving digital landscape that presents both opportunities and disruptions, mining companies must embrace agility in aligning technology with their business requirements. Strategic decision-making regarding partnerships and implementation will be crucial in navigating this digital shift effectively.

Digitalisation stands as a pivotal force reshaping the mining industry. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), smart sensors, big data analytics, 3D printing, and machine learning are positioned to enhance 
productivity in mining operations.

Consequently, mining companies must focus on upskilling their workforce to adapt to this new digital era, recognizing that unlocking the full benefits of digital transformation demands a set of novel skills.

The Mining Innovation Network and the team behind the Digitalisation in Mining conferences, including Australia, Europe, North America, and Latin America, are delighted to present the inaugural Digitalisation in Mining Africa, May 7-8, 2024.
The event aims to galvanize the mining industry in discussions on unlocking the value of digitalisation, exploring a new leadership approach, transforming operations, and creating a data-driven culture, and fostering discussion on:

•    Exploring the value of digital transformation in decision-making
      through enhanced visibility and transparency
•    Developing a data-fit organisation 
•    Establishing an end-to-end digitally connected mine for sustainability
•    Embedding innovation in mining for enhanced digital capabilities 
•    Investigating the pivotal role of robotics, AI, sensors, and digital twin 
•    Adopting sustainability leadership in response to ESG requirements 
•    Addressing workforce challenges through preferred technologies
•    Creating an integrated ecosystem for stakeholder collaboration


Mining Operations and Automation Technologies 

Robotics and Automation in the mining sector are crucial to reducing costs, saving time, and increasing productivity, safety, and operational efficiency. It is, without a doubt, a key ingredient in the digital transformation of the mining industry across all regions. The robotics and automation session is an opportunity to hear real-life case studies, strategic insights, and all the latest innovations.

Adopting a New Leadership Approach 

This session explores adopting a new leadership approach, emphasizing sustainability practices to meet ESG requirements. It provides insights on upskilling the workforce for optimal benefits in digital transformation and increased labour productivity. 

Creating a Data-Driven Culture

Data is instrumental in shaping decision-making processes within the mining industry. Establishing a data-driven culture requires providing visibility and transparency for all stakeholder groups to enhance decision-making. This session explores critical elements, including 
leadership commitment, workforce data literacy, and technology integration.

Analytics and AI for Informed Decision-Making for Mines of the Future 

The Artificial Intelligence and data session will highlight the importance of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and data for the mining industry - including helping companies with mineral exploration, site selection, sorting, transportation, operations, value chain management, increased safety, and much more. 

The session will include strategic insights, case studies, technology spotlights, and panels. In addition, it will take a deep dive into application areas and explain the benefits of machine learning for your business, new technologies and innovations available, and much more.

Innovative Mining Technologies 

This session explores the world of emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, RPA, smart sensors, and more, and how these innovations can elevate productivity within the mining industry.

Featured Speakers

Vuslat Bayoglu
Vuslat Bayoglu
Managing Director
Tebogo Kale
Tebogo Kale
Chief Executive Officer
Gravitas Minerals
Cela Lukhele
Cela Lukhele
Senior Manager: Digital Data Transformation
De Beers Exploration
Mandy Malebe
Mandy Malebe
Chief Executive Officer
Lethabo Exploration
Pogiso Mthimunye
Pogiso Mthimunye
Lead Innovation, Group Operations
Exxaro Resources
Werner Swanepoel
Werner Swanepoel
SVP Digital Transformation
Sas Wessels
Sas Wessels
Head of Technology and Data Analytics
Kumba Iron Ore (Anglo American)

 Who Should Attend?

  • Mining Companies and Operators
  • Machinery and Equipment OEMs
  • Government
  • Academia
  • Technology Providers 
  • Financial Sector
  • Professional Services (including mining service providers, consultants, and law firms)
  • Others (including Media, Associations, and Investors) 

 8 Reasons to Attend:

  1. Stay Ahead of Industry Trends
    Gain Insight into the latest trends and advancements in digitalisation and technology within the mining sector
  2. Strategic Decision- Making Guidance
    Acquire knowledge of strategic decision-making processes for successful digital transformation, including partnerships and implementation strategies
  3. Networking Opportunities
    Connect with industry professionals, experts, and thought leaders to expand your professional network and foster collaboration
  4. Skills Development and Upskilling
    Learn about the skills essential for the digital era and how to upskill your workforce to maximise the benefits of digital transformation
  5. Explore Emerging Technologies
    Dive into the world of emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, RPA, smart sensors, and more, and understand how they can enhance productivity in mining
  6. Sustainability Leadership Insights
    Gain valuable insights into adopting sustainability leadership practices in response to ESG requirements.
  7. Operational Transformation Strategies
    Discover strategies and approaches to transform mining operations, creating a more efficient and digitally connected mine for long-term sustainability
  8. Interactive Discussions and Problem-Solving
    Participate in interactive discussions on unlocking the value of digitalisation, and exploring new leadership approaches, and addressing specific challenges faced by the mining industry


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