Digital disruption has been changing businesses and operating models, and, in some cases, completely altering the entire fabric of industries. As mining becomes more data intensive, disruptive technologies are increasingly taking a digital form. The ability to organise, manage, process and utilise data has become a competitive differentiator.
The potential for digital capabilities to create value by reducing waste is significant. The digital revolution also represents a terrific opportunity to forge much closer relationships with stakeholders, facilitate knowledge sharing and training, drive new revenue streams, provide access to new markets, and make day-to-day operations safer for employees.
The question for business leaders is how to turn potential benefits into reality. Organisations need to understand and drive change, use data insights to support effective and rapid decision-making, and lead a more distributed yet connected workforce.