Does life begin at 4.0 for miners?

The future, in the form of digital ‘transformation’ and mining 4.0, is starting to rush at an industry many worry remains anchored in the past. It’s a wave “you have to take on”, BHP head of risk transformation Anthony Reardon said last week. “But I think there is huge opportunity to do that with your eyes wide open much more than what I see happening today.”

Does life begin at 4.0 for miners? Does life begin at 4.0 for miners? Does life begin at 4.0 for miners? Does life begin at 4.0 for miners? Does life begin at 4.0 for miners?

(From left): WA Mining Club president Kirsty Danby, Sandfire Resources COO Richard Beazley, Alex Atkins and Associates managing director, Alex Atkins, and BHP’s Anthony Reardon

The size and speed of the digital innovation and technology wave that could carry mining into a new era of productivity, safety, returns and stakeholder engagement, has become a central talking point