Barrick goes for the gold with its digital transformation

The mining industry isn't noted for its openness to change and technological innovation. However, Barrick Gold, the world's largest gold producer, saw this tech gap as an opportunity instead of an obstacle -

Published on: May 16th, 2017 Glenn Weir

VR and AR will thrive in the enterprise

Don’t believe the hype when it comes to the rise of augmented reality and virtual reality. As a technology, mixed reality is something that science fiction fans and gamers alike have coveted for

Published on: March 29th, 2017 Jesse Hirsh

The mining transformation: Trends to watch in 2017 and beyond

It’s been a turbulent year for miners, with metal prices starting near multi-year lows as executives drew from a common playbook: slashing spending, costs and debt. Then came Brexit and the U.S. election

Published on: January 6th, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

How the designers behind Deloitte’s new ‘smart helmet’ put users first

A new wearable device aimed at improving the safety and productivity of miners was unveiled at the Putting Wearables to Work event on Dec. 8 in Toronto. Partnering with Cortex Design Inc., a

Published on: December 12th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

Mining CIOs agree credibility is key to leading digital transformation

Martin Palacios used to be the CIO at Vancouver-based First Majestic Silver Corp., but lately he's been going by a new title after his recent promotion - chief transformation officer. Now responsible for

Published on: November 3rd, 2016 Brian Jackson

The Internet of Things is already transforming industries in the present

The Internet of Things, which connects more and more electronic devices, is often talked about in terms of its potential. But while pondering science fiction scenarios, it's easy to ignore the real-world applications of

Published on: December 4th, 2015 David Hamilton

Planetary Resources set to crowdsource satellite telescope observation

If you haven't heard of Planetary Resources yet, it's a billionaire-backed team of NASA engineers and space tourism entrepreneurs that want to mine near-earth asteroids for valuable resources. Oh, and along the way

Published on: May 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson