Mining Majors and Digital Technology Companies Congregate at Inspirations’17

Mining Majors and Digital Technology Companies Congregate at Inspirations’17 in Cambridge to Find Solutions to Mining Industry’s challenges.

Inspirations’17’s flagship customer experience event that brings together leading digital technology companies with applications for the mining industry was held on 26 and 27 October at Moller Center, Churchill College in Cambridge. The event kick-starts a series showcasing the art of possibility of technologies which have been successful in other industries and can be applied in mining to solve some of the intractable challenges faced by the industry.

The Inspirations series are designed as a learning platform, with interactive sessions bringing together world’s leading technologist and implementers from across industries to discover, unlock, and potentially co-create technologies and approaches to use new data-driven insights and decision making across the mining industry value chain. This is essential to transform the future of mining and make a step change in efficiency, sustainability, and safety.

Inspirations ‘17 hosted C-level executives from both FTSE 100 Chilean Mining Major Antofagasta Minerals and Marubeni Holdings, together with the Kazakhstan National Innovation Agency representing the Industry who were complemented by Eight leading digital technology companies as innovators. Areas discussed with technologies showcased ranged from automation for transport, 3D printing and metal powder for spare parts and next-generation geosciences for better characterisation of the rock being drilled, blasted and hauled, and using next-generation decision analytics tools of  Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to make better operational decisions across the value chain.

Eight leading companies Zeiss  Metalysis, Satellite Applications Catapult, Tharsus, Ubisense, iMin Solutions, Grinding Solutions, and  IdeaDrop, joined to provide the mining supplier ecosystem in the event contributing with their expertise in, amongst others, the fields of robotics & automation, mineralogical analysis and sensing, innovation management software, plant process optimisation, location services, and remote sensing.

About a Cambridge (UK) based provider of Optimisation as a Service (OaaS) applications for the Natural Resources Industries. The company’s applications are delivered from their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered real-time decision-making platform (, through a No Capital Expenditure model. These applications have been deployed in the Mining industry across Latin America and Kazakhstan for base and precious metal mining operations. is a privately-held company based in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Barcelona, Spain, and Santiago, Chile. 

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