Disruption in mining could take many forms, or none at all

European and Japanese salt miners are among the oldest companies in the world. Miners, and mining companies, have shown over centuries they are a resilient bunch. But is that going to be enough for today's leaders to prosper, not just survive, in future? Can companies with operational footprints etched firmly in the ground, in the rich resources that underpin enterprises, and with billions of dollars of fixed infrastructure sitting on the ground above, be flexible and agile enough to compete in a world changing at ever greater speed around them?

Disruption in mining could take many forms, or none at all Disruption in mining could take many forms, or none at all Disruption in mining could take many forms, or none at all Disruption in mining could take many forms, or none at all Disruption in mining could take many forms, or none at all

Disruption, we hear more frequently now, is coming to mining.

Already happening, some say.

Look at the ‘robots' in the Pilbara, and all that knowledge and insight in the cloud. Look at the new-gen leaders coming through, the ‘capital discipline', Friedland's Congolese workforce. Look at all the women. Is the industry that branded itself a ‘dinosaur industry'...