Tag Archive: Innovation

21 Jan 2020 - Industry News, GIM Suite – Technology, Business Management by Alison Atkins

Managing risk with the help of geoscientific data

Every year EY makes an assessment of the risks facing the mining and metals industry. Paul Mitchell, EY Global Mining & Metals leader, details those risks and forecasts the Top 10 business risks and opportunities – 2020. There were a lot of industry fluctuations in 2019 highlighting the challenge miners face in managing ongoing disruption.... View Article

28 Sep 2018 - Industry News, Event News by The acQuire Newsroom

Roadshow stimulates discussion for greater innovation in mining and METS

Austmine’s Innovation Roadshow visited Perth on 13 September. It followed on from previous events hosted in Brisbane and Newcastle, aiming to stimulate discussion and showcase ideas across the country from miners and METS companies. Common across all three events were themes addressing how teams, communities and management play a role in driving innovation to ensure... View Article

26 May 2017 - Industry News, Event News

Perth resources hackathon attracts crowd of innovators

acQuire proudly supported Unearthed Perth, a resources hackathon event held at the CORE Innovation Hub over the weekend 19-21 May. In its fourth year, the innovation event continued to attract a big crowd of students and professionals from science, engineering, business software development and entrepreneurial backgrounds. Over 90 participants making up 17 teams vied for... View Article

20 Feb 2017 - Business Management, Podcast by The acQuire Newsroom

The GIM Channel 08: Bringing innovation to the mining industry

Federico Arboleda, acQuire’s Commercial Strategist, joins the GIM Channel to discuss how the mining industry is ready to adapt and adopt new innovations and technologies to drive greater productivity. So how do you jump on the productivity bandwagon? Federico discusses why you need your fundamental data before you do anything else. Without your original observations... View Article

24 Jan 2017 - Podcast by The acQuire Newsroom

The GIM Channel 06: Out of the pit and into the future

Zane Prickett, Director of Unearthed, joins this week’s episode of The GIM Channel to discuss how start-ups and hackathons help foster greater innovation in the natural resources sector. Unearthed started in Perth with the aim of connecting the innovator community with larger companies from the resources industry. Since 2014 it has delivered 15 resource focused... View Article

15 Dec 2016 - Business Management by Alison Atkins

Risk management in mining needs robust data management

It’s no secret mining and metals companies are facing new risks as the market adjusts to dynamic pressures. A 2016 Ernst & Young (EY) report shows a fresh risk profile for the global industry. It clearly states the need to be productive and innovative.  Managing cash remains a risk, as seen in previous years. Sustainable... View Article

20 Oct 2016 - Business Management by Steve Mundell

How to create trust in your data

An essential element for introducing digital innovations is an environment where you can trust the key components. Let that sink in for a minute. When thinking about innovation it’s easy to get focused on experimentation, testing and methodologies and the specific problem at hand. But with innovation comes risk. Unless we have a reasonable degree... View Article

06 Oct 2016 - Business Management by Richard Rowe

How GIM can lead to process improvement and innovation

I recently attended the International Mine Management conference in Brisbane and was lucky to have the opportunity to chair a technical session on the second day.  Several key themes emerged at the conference over the three days and, either directly or indirectly, all dealt with ways to improve performance to increase profitability. Different speakers approached... View Article

23 Sep 2016 - Company News

acQuire Finalist in 2016 WA Industry and Export Awards

Global software company with Perth HQ recognised for excellence in digital technology acQuire Technology Solutions is short-listed for the 2016 Western Australian Industry and Export Awards in two categories: Digital Technologies and the C.Y. O’Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering and Technology.  The awards are designed to recognise excellence in the export of goods and... View Article

08 Sep 2016 - Industry News, Event News

East coast brings A-game to Unearthed

Over two consecutive weekends in August, Unearthed hosted hackathons in Sydney and Hunter Valley. The outcome saw record numbers and some extraordinary innovations for the resources sector. Preventing SAG surge – solutions revealed at Unearthed Sydney The Sydney event was held at Fishburners co-working space. Challenges were provided by South32, NSW Government and Newcrest Mining.... View Article

07 Sep 2016 - Business Management by Steve Mundell

How resource companies can maximise their digital technologies

Imagine a geo, a driller and a surveyor standing at a rig debating the name of a drillhole. It sounds like the opening of a bad geology joke but there’s nothing funny about it. When people in various roles at a resources operation have to stop what they’re doing and have a chat to confirm... View Article

08 Jun 2016 - Event News

Innovative Ideas Develop at Unearthed Adelaide

Cash and giveaways, collaboration with major players in the resources industry, and an open arena for innovative minds were some of the opportunities available for participants at the latest Unearthed hackathon held in Adelaide last month. Held at St Paul’s Creative Centre, eleven teams competed to provide fresh solutions for Iluka Resources, Santos and the... View Article

13 Apr 2016 - Event News

Ideas flow at Unearthed’s biggest resource sector hackathon

Unearthed Perth 2016, held over the weekend at Spacecubed from 8 to 10 April, was the biggest hackathon event to date in the Unearthed innovation series. More than 110 competitors gathered to offer their perspective on real and current issues in the resources sector. Unearthed innovation events, supported by acQuire, are unique 54-hour long activities... View Article

07 Apr 2016 - Event News

acQuire to present at ARANZ Geo’s Lyceum

acQuire is looking forward to presenting at the ARANZ Geo’s Lyceum on 7 April. Hear how innovators are embracing fresh thinking to solve problems and create real business value at this unique event. Learn and discuss the latest industry-changing innovations, engage with industry-leading innovators and to share your experience with finding innovative solutions to the... View Article

29 Mar 2016 - Event News

54 Hours – 4 Challenges – 64 Beautiful Minds

The Unearthed Hackathon, held in Brisbane on 4 – 6 March, has revealed some young guns with some very high-calibre solutions. Two out of the three winning teams were comprised fully of students from Queensland University of Technology. Unearthed is a 54-hour event designed to create a spirit of innovation using science, technology, engineering and... View Article

19 Feb 2016 - Event News, Company News

acQuire Renews Unearthed Community Partnership for 2016

Mining software company welcomes international expansion of innovation program acQuire Technology Solutions re-signed their agreement with Unearthed to be a Community Partner for innovation and hackathon events in 2016. This year the Unearthed series is expanding to include international events fitting perfectly with acQuire’s commitment to maintaining a global presence for their customers. Unearthed works... View Article

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