Mining tech is more than driverless trucks and trains

Despite dramatic falls in commodity prices and waves of cost cutting the resources sector is embracing technology to boost productivity. But where is this innovation going to occur?

Former General Electric chief executive and author Jack Welch famously said, “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” That’s what is motivating industry leaders who are talking about Australia’s mining and resources sectors being on the verge of a productivity boom.

Despite dramatic falls in commodity prices and recent waves of cost cutting, investment in innovation and technology continues unabated.

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