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Mining’s Next Horizon Webinar Series: Part 2 – Disruptive Innovation Driving Smarter Mining
Austmine Limited
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Mining’s Next Horizon Webinar Series: Part 2 – Disruptive Innovation Driving Smarter Mining

The mining industry is ushering in a new way of operating, transformed by disruptive innovations, advanced digital technologies and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This webinar series examines the rapid changes occurring in our industry and creates a vision of the future of mining.

Disruption is here. That is the consensus from mining industry leaders around the globe.

Today’s mining operations look significantly different from those a decade ago, and the pace of this change is increasing rapidly. It is now commonplace to have drones mapping mine sites and stockpiles, autonomous haulage systems improving productivity and remote operating centres controlling the mining system from pit to port.

However, the disruption we face is not just about technology. Consumer demands and community relationships have forced mining companies to operate with a smaller footprint, multinationals like Apple are pursuing greater recycling of metals in an attempt to ‘stop mining the earth all together,’ and technology firms like Google and Amazon are entering the mining space in the era of digitalisation.

This webinar will aim to provide greater insights into this wave of disruption and how the mining industry can not only navigate it, but thrive through it.   

This webinar will explore:

  • Sources of disruption and industry change;
  • Disruptive innovations changing the game in mining;
  • Strategies to succeed in a rapidly changing environment;
  • The future outlook for mining with this disruption in mind.


Expert Speakers:

  • Elan Frantz, Director of Product, Airobotics
  • Mal Jones, Vice President Consultative Services, 3D-P
  • Anton Kroger, Senior Director Natural Resources, SAP Australia


About the Speakers:

Elan Frantz, Director of Product, Airobotics

Elan comes from a diverse background of engineering, business strategy and product development. Having served in various positions within Airobotics since its inception in 2014, his current role as Director of Product is focused on defining industry-based applications. Elan seeks to continually enhance the utilization of Airobotics’ automated drone system, deriving insights that improve operational processes.

Highlights of Elan’s career involve developing start-up companies, self-started projects from MEMS devices to efficient vehicles, and being able to experience the staggering growth of Airobotics.

Elan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.


Mal Jones, VP Consultative Services, 3D-P

Mal oversees the company’s Australian division and has been responsible for 3D-P’s strong growth in the Asia Pacific region since 2009. Mal gained his Electronic trade and Engineering qualifications through Box Hill TAFE and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and also graduated with Honours with a BA at Melbourne University.  

Digital transformation is the hot topic in strategic conversations for almost every mining conference we attend and the conversation is very strategically embraced and adopted in the tier 1 Mining company space. In this webinar, 3D-P will talk about the business case for the mid tier miners, where for a relatively small cost, companies can implement step changes to their operation to significantly increase production, safety and asset management.

Anton Kroger Senior Director Natural Resources, SAP Australia

Anton has over 15 years’ experience working in the natural resources sector. He started his career as an engineer running high tech operations on Oil Rigs in the North Sea. Since then he has held numerous technical and management roles in the resources industry.

In his role as Industry Principal he is responsible for helping customers understand how they can generate value by bringing together technology and effective business process.

Anton is a massive advocate for innovation and is a thought leader in his field.



For further discussion on Mining’s Next Horizon visit the website for the Austmine 2019 Conference & Exhibition, 21 – 23 May 2019, Brisbane.

Register for other webinars in this series:

Part 1 - 8 November 2018: Next Generation Minerals – Powering Mining into the Future
Part 3 - 21 February 2019: Transforming Organisational Culture to Foster Innovative Thinking
Part 4 - 7 March 2019: Getting Ahead in the Digital Age of Mining
Part 5 - 16 April 2019: Mine Site Connectivity – Enabling the Digital Revolution
Part 6 - 2 May 2019: The Small Footprint Mine of the Future

To easily register for all 6 webinars in the series, contact Sheldon.varcoe@austmine.com.au
Export event Date: 20 Nov 2018, 12:30 PM - 20 Nov 2018, 1:30 PM

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