Canadian Mining Journal features John Bianchini on innovative strategies for a new era of mining
“Despite current market conditions, there are good reasons for the mining industry to be optimistic,” says John Bianchini in a recent feature article published by the Canadian Mining Journal.The article appeared in Canadian Mining Journal’s August edition. Hatch’s CEO was profiled as a thought leader, speaking to a new era of mining and encouraging the industry to explore new ideas, disruptive technologies, and innovative business models to overcome today’s challenges.
In the feature, Bianchini calls on industry leaders to adopt a value lense to analyze business, technical, and social decisions, rather than just a cost analysis alone. The article also profiles some of Hatch’s smarter mining solutions, including: technology road maps, electrification, mine-to mill, automation, and new financing models.
Read excerpts from the feature below:
The mining industry has reached an inflection point. The days when cost-cutting alone could solve every problem are behind us. As an industry, we need to explore new ideas, including disruptive technologies and innovative business models. We need to change the way we think about mining, to adapt to these unprecedented changes and emerge stronger.
At a time when many miners lack capital, one strategy is to support our clients through operational readiness, asset management, commissioning, and start-up. In other words, better operational support. At the same time, we see great potential in new digital breakthroughs and disruptive technologies that are bringing new value propositions to the market.
However, some of the technologies being talked about today, when analyzed, have no direct connection to actual problem- solving or value creation. It’s critical that the mining industry has a clear line of sight to those technologies that create real, measurable value and better business results. What’s needed is a compass to find our way—one that uses analytical, fact-based assessments to determine how applying specific technologies, tools, and business processes will add real value.
Read the full article in the August print edition of the Canadian Mining Journal, or online here.