Rio's future technology challenges

The Melbourne Mining Club’s annual London gala was held on June 28, with Rio Tinto’s CEO Jean-Sébastien Jacques featured as a guest speaker, and Mining Magazine was there to get his insights

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Jean-Sébastien Jacques, CEO of Rio Tinto, speaking at the Melbourne Mining Club in London

In conversation with Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, he gave a frank assessment of the challenges and opportunities ahead for the mining sector.

One of the topics he reflected upon was how technology is going to change the future of mining and the way that people in the industry work: "I think technology is absolutely essential for us."

Giving the examp...