Digitalisation has evolved rapidly from a future-focused ambition to a strategic imperative. Businesses that continue to lag the adoption curve will fall increasingly further behind as a massive wave of digital-led transformation sweeps across every vertical market including mining.
The mining, manufacturing and metals industries find themselves in the throes of this transformative trend as more organisations digitise their manual offline processes to create smart connected operations of the future.
“The mining sector, in particular, is driving the digitalisation agenda forward,” affirms Wilhelm Swart, Chief Operational Technologies Officer at 4Sight Holdings. “The global pandemic, coupled with the commodities super-cycle, has prompted unprecedented investment into digital transformation within the global mining industry, with some areas surpassing oil and gas in terms of the pace and scale of their digitalisation initiatives.”
These projects are touching every facet of the business, from exploration, mining operations, metals processing and metals production to downstream sales and distribution, and in the process, challenging traditional business models.
With this transformative trend as the backdrop, the Converge 2022 – The Digital Future for Mining, Manufacturing & Metals conference will help stakeholders within these industries explore the performance enhancement benefits that cutting-edge digital technologies can deliver when integrated into process operations.
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“With the numerous digital solutions available and so many potential areas within a business to implement them, creating a digitalisation strategy that channels investment into areas that deliver the greatest impact is proving a daunting task for business decision-makers,” explains Willie Ackerman, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at 4Sight Holdings.
Hosted by 4Sight Holdings and Aspen Technologies, attendees will learn about real-world examples of digitalisation success after mining and manufacturing experts combined technical expertise and industry experience with currently available solutions, to create intelligent and profitable operations.
Attendees will also gain deeper insights into evolving technology-related trends as industry experts discuss the future of sustainable mining and manufacturing.
As the keynote speaker, Greg Mason, Senior Vice President and GM, APM Business Unit at Aspen Technology, will focus on the key technologies creating mines of the future.
As the 4Sight keynote speaker, Willie Ackerman, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer will delve into the role of employees in the world of autonomous intelligence.
And we will be joined by Herman Singh, intuitive business and strategic thinker who will share insights and future predictions on Digital twins and how they could transform the various sectors.
The other 35 presentations will offer insights into how digital technologies can empower operations to increase their analytical capabilities, evaluate upstream and downstream processes to gain clearer visibility across the operation, manage operations proactively and implement predictive maintenance, and make highly impactful operational and strategic decisions, faster by combining IoT, AI and ML technologies.
Ackerman comments, “Additional streams will cover how companies can achieve comprehensive automation, continually improve all optimisation metrics, achieve a sustainable data strategy, and unlock value and cost savings to cover the cost associated with digitalisation via a self-funding roadmap,”.
“As such, Converge 2022 is the perfect summit to drive your company’s digital technology innovation agenda forward. I encourage all C-suite executives and senior management to seize the opportunity to lead the future of digital transformation in mining, manufacturing and metals,” he concludes.