MINING AND INNOVATION A FRESH APPROACH 3DS – Las Vegas – 11

MINING AND INNOVATION
A FRESH APPROACH
Donovan Waller – Group Head of Technology Development
3DS – Las Vegas – 11th November, 2014
A FRESH APPROACH
• Introduction
• Video clip
• What is FutureSmart ?
TM
• Open Forums
• We’ve been busy…
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WHERE WE ARE COMING FROM
Robotics is
maturing
Decline in
mining
multifactor
productivity
Information
technology
has matured
Emerging
mining
trends
Mining have
traditionally
been
laggards in
R&D
• We need to do things differently
• Require radical transformation
Look for
inspiration
from within
and outside
of the
industry
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VIDEO
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WHAT IS FUTURESMARTTM
• It’s a response to the global drive for a more sustainable
approach to mining – economically, socially and
environmentally
• It brings together a number of our value-creating initiatives
that use innovation and/or technology as an enabler to
deliver greater value from our broader mining activities
• It positions Anglo American at the leading edge of
technology development and innovation in mining
• Holistic approach: how technology can benefit entire
systems, not just parts of them
• Open and collaborative approach to bring benefits to the
mining industry
• We are looking for sustainable, lasting change
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OPEN FORUMS
OPEN INNOVATION APPROACH TO SOLVING
MINING’S GRAND CHALLENGES
• What are Open Forums?
– Open Forums bring together stakeholders with
different perspectives, to reframe grand
challenges and deliver a vision and a
roadmap
– Create win-win relationships
– The benefit to Anglo American is in integration
and know-how
• Why Open Forums?
– Integrated thinking and broad collaborative
partnerships can drive rapid progress from
idea to application
– Sharing of costs, risk & reward
– Novel approach to IP management
• Our 3 Open Forums:
– Mining
– Processing
– Sustainability
OEMs
OTMs
Peers
Open
Innovation
Parallel
Industries
Research
Groups
Specialists
Gurus
Partners
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WE’VE BEEN BUSY…
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3D INFORMATION
Richer information sets make for better and faster decisions
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TRANSFORMING UNDERGROUND MINING
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Continuous mining machines devoid of blast cycles
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UNDERGROUND AUTOMATION
Removing people from hazards
Exploiting lost time
Driving process stability
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A FRESH APPROACH TO FLEET AUTOMATION
• Breaking the paradigm
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Retrofit to existing fleets
Multi-OEM capable
Modular
Robust
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TM
… driving the game-changing innovation in mining
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THANK YOU
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FIND THIS PRESENTATION AND VIDEO…
bit.ly/FutureSmart2
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