Evolution Mining to lead tech and innovation hackathon in Sydney

Australian gold producer Evolution Mining will lead the discussion on mining technology and innovation at Unearthed Sydney 2018.

The fourth edition of the hackathon will take place from 12-14 October at the Amazon Web Services (AMS) Sydney office, and invites attendees to dig through data and apply fresh ideas to real industry problems.

At the 54-hour open innovation event, growth-focused Evolution Mining will set three operational challenges and data sets.

These challenges include modelling concealed gold at Evolution’s Mt Rawdon open-pit mine, optimising truck payload and cycle speeds at the Cowal gold mine and minimising the amount of waste mixing with ore at the Cracow underground mine.

“We are actively looking for ground-breaking ideas from the group to transform the company’s ounce and cost profile, whilst having a myopic focus on value accretion,” said Evolution’s general manager, transformation and effectiveness Mark Boon.

“Partnering with Unearthed in hackathon events is a part of that process, offering a greater potential of ideas to solve key business problems or develop workable solutions from beyond our direct employees,” he added.

Unearthed Solutions is a Perth-based incubator firm aimed at improving efficiencies in the resources industry through hackathons and online challenges.