Blogs

Marie-Hélène Biffi

Ice roads. Bears. Blizzards

Marie-Hélène Biffi | Modern Mining | June 12, 2018
When there's a risk that a big capital project may slide off track, the first line of action is often the project control experts and their systems. At a remote site, like Gahcho Kué, all the normal considerations are magnified.
George D. Thomas

Funding what tomorrow’s cities should be

George D. Thomas | Smart Cities | June 11, 2018
Columbus, Ohio was the big winner in the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Smart City Challenge. Its proposal received US$50 million for first-mile/last-mile solutions to its transit challenges and struck a lot of the right chords, especially its aim to reduce infant mortality rates in some communities by 40 percent. How? By creating smart city corridors and smart payment projects that will make transit more available in underserved neighborhoods. That way, residents’ access to prenatal care would improve.
MinaSalama

Better energy visibility, better business management

Mina Salama | The Sustainable Business Model, Responsible Energy, Digital Transformation | May 15, 2018
Energy is often one of the biggest operational expenses in industry. Moreover, with today’s heightened awareness of global warming and climate change, using more carbon-based energy than absolutely necessary is something no one wants to do.
Jan Kwak

Commodity’s compass: guiding the future’s sustainable mining projects

Jan Kwak | The Sustainable Business Model, Modern Mining | April 10, 2018
In the face of growing financial, social, and environmental constraints, can today's mining companies deliver the social capital the world expects and still create value for their shareholders at every point in their projects?
Paul Jim

How drones are modernizing mining operations

Paul Jim | The Sustainable Business Model, Modern Mining, Digital Transformation | March 20, 2018
Today’s world is one of convenience, cost saving, and safety. In the past 50 years, there have been more technological advancements than in all of human history. In this era of software development, wireless technologies, and mobile devices, industries that predate these developments by centuries are being forced to adapt to stay relevant in this fast-moving world.
Allan Ferguson

The reality of augmented reality

Allan Ferguson | Modern Mining, Digital Transformation | March 2, 2018
Augmented reality is changing the way we perceive and interact with our environment. And it's beginning to find applications in a wide range of industries. But are we ready to make the most of this technology?
Alvaro Rozo

The digitization journey in mining

Alvaro Rozo | Modern Mining, Technology, Digital Transformation | January 25, 2018
The mining industry collects huge amounts of data from drills, trucks, processing plants, and trains. But many organizations use very little of what's available to them to drive their decision-making.
Doug Belle

How phosphates feed the world

Doug Belle | Modern Mining | January 18, 2018
It’s a hungry world. The population is expected to increase by almost a third over the next few decades, and there’s not enough arable land to grow the food that people will need to survive.