The Northern Miner Podcast – episode 131: Mining trends to watch in 2019 ft Deloitte’s Andrew Swart

Excerpt from cover art of Deloitte's 11th annual report, "Tracking the trends: the top 10 issues transforming the future of mining". Credit: Deloitte.Excerpt from cover art of Deloitte's 11th annual report, "Tracking the trends: the top 10 issues transforming the future of mining". Credit: Deloitte.

This episode features an in-depth interview with Andrew Swart of accounting and management consulting giant Deloitte on the topic of major trends that miners need to keep an eye on in 2019.

Andrew Swart

Andrew Swart

Based in Toronto, Andrew is Deloitte’s Canadian Leader for Mining & Metals, and its Global Consulting Leader for Mining & Metals.

Andrew emphasizes the need for miners to improve strategies regarding the emerging technologies of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost operational performance and to better manage risk. Other topics include water and power usage, changes in corporate social responsibility (CSR), and the evolving workforce.

The interview coincides with the publication by Deloitte’s global mining team of its 11th annual report, “Tracking the trends: the top 10 issues transforming the future of mining” which is available for free download at: https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en/pages/energy-and-resources/articles/tracking-the-trends.html

The podcast begins with an update on Vale’s Feijao tailings spill disaster in Brazil, which at the time of recording had left 84 dead and 276 missing, most of whom were Vale employees.

Read more on the disaster at :
https://www.northernminer.com/news/editorial-tailings-spill-at-feijao-is-vales-worst-yet/1003803607/

This podcast is sponsored by the Yukon Mining Alliance (www.yukonminingalliance.ca).

Yukon Mining Alliance

 

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Commentary: Mining in the digital age by Andrew Swart

 

Music Credits:

“Miami Nights – Main Theme” and “Hiding Your Reality” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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