Looking now and into the future - Technology and Innovation is a system, and upstream and downstream of any innovation is a system that is always evolving. Importance is to improve the dialogue within the mining ecosystem, between all key components, to achieve economies of scale needed to overcome a major digitalization challenge…especially for sites in remote locations. Cool instrumentation, high powered sensors exist to collect good data, run fast analyses, and from the insights, make better predictions and business decisions.
Lynessa Moodley is a Geologist with over 10 years of experience in various roles in the Mining and Oil & Gas industries. She holds a Master’s in Energy from Heriot-Watt University in the UK, an Honours degree in Geology and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Having worked extensively in Sub-Saharan Africa and with multisector clients across the globe, Lynessa brings a unique worldview to her work. As a Project Manager, Lynessa managed multicommodity mining assets (platinum, manganese, fluorspar, bauxite, tin, and coal) across Africa. As a Geologist, she worked on early phase exploration and drill programmes in frontier basins in the East African Rift Valley that resulted in hydrocarbon discoveries.
Charles Nyabeze holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and a Masters in Business and Administration (MBA). As the VP of Business Development and Commercialization for the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation. Charles leads CEMI’s Commercialization Support Services division and is responsible for identifying and securing opportunities to help clients close the commercialization gap associated with introducing new technologies into the mining value stream.