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The Digital Transformation of Barrick Gold [video]

October 27, 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have likely heard of Barrick Gold. (Actually, you’ve probably heard of them if you’ve been living under a rock, too. But I digress.)

The largest gold mining company in the world, Barrick Gold’s headquarters is in Toronto, Ontario. The industry giant has 13 mining operations around the world – including one of their core operations in Lander Country, Nevada.

Related: Transforming the mining industry with Barrick Gold | Smart Mining is Safer and More Efficient

Barrick’s goal is for their operation in Nevada to be the safest and most productive in the world. They are achieving this goal through a remarkable technology transformation that began in 2016, when Barrick partnered with Cisco to implement a digital transformation of their operations. Now, self-driving vehicles and sensors are making mines safer for employees, while data and analytics are helping refine processes.

As one Barrick employee puts it: “The future of mining is not your grandfather’s mine.”

No, it certainly is not.

Learn more about Barrick Gold’s digital transformation in our Q&A blog post with Barrick’s Head of Digital Transformation, Ed Humphries.

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