Mining company Fortescue Metals Group is exploring how it could apply autonomous mobility technology in an urban environment, announcing it plans to establish a new research and development centre in Karratha, Western Australia. The Fortescue Future of Mobility Centre will leverage the company’s success in using autonomous technology across its

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In 2018 the highest-paying job in Australia, in terms of average salary, was an information and communication technology (ICT) architect, according to Seek’s annual salary report. ICT jobs now dominate the list of highest-paying jobs in the country, a marked change from five years ago when mining, resources and energy

Emesent, a drone autonomy spin-out from CSIRO’s Data61, has raised $3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise its first product Hovermap. Main Sequence Ventures, which manages the CSIRO Innovation Fund, led the funding round, along with long-time Bechtel mining executive Andy Greig. Leadership Webinar: Which-50’s 2019 Outlook and Business Transformation

Australia’s biggest companies are struggling with the sheer pace of change as old certainties are challenged by twin threats. On the one hand they need to keep a watchful eye on the new generation of technically savvy entrepreneurs, and on the other, there is the growing menace of global technology

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Accenture has appointed two highly experienced executives to strengthen its Western Australia team, based in Perth. With local resources companies increasingly investing in a range of innovative digital technologies to improve productivity, optimise safety and deliver cost savings, both in the office and on-site, these latest appointments reflect Accenture’s current

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Rio Tinto’s fleet of autonomous haul trucks achieved a significant milestone in January by moving their one-billionth tonne of material. Since commencing trial operations in 2008, haul trucks fitted with Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) technology have now moved more than one billion tonnes of both ore and waste material across

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It is the forgotten revolution of the internet era, and yet the industrial sector has made major strides by embracing the transformative impact of digital technologies. Digital oil fields now allow companies to remotely monitor and manage assets, predictive analytics is recasting the economics of machine maintenance, and, the mining

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Culture, much more so than technology, is the key to driving successful change in the mining sector according to a new study by IDC. The report puts the spotlight on a selection of vendors that are helping mining organisations become agile in an industry that is otherwise not known for

Digital transformation could unlock US$190 billion in value across the mining industry over the next 10 years. That’s according to an analysis by the World Economic Forum with Accenture Strategy, titled Mining and Metals Digital Transformation and the industry’s ‘new normal.’ Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter And according

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GE has signed its first contract with an Australian mining company in the digital space as part of the industrial giant’s push to become a software provider for industrials aligning their IT and operational technology. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance to win