Antony Mello

Antony Mello

Senior Business Consultant SiMINE @Mandela Mining Precinct

Antony Mello is a Business Consultant who collaborates with executives across multiple industries to build leadership maturity in an era of increasing business complexity. Antony is on a mission to ensure organisations are effectively set up to harness the full potential of their innovation and digitalisation growth agendas - and it’s not by just throwing more technology at perceived problems. It is about putting the appropriate processes in place to enable the integration with the people that will ultimately deliver on the business strategies.
In addition to his extensive engineering experience, Antony is a trained business strategy and operational systems capability practitioner. Antony holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Wits University.

 

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Thursday 06/02/2020

From 11:15 To 12:00

02/06/2020 11:15 02/06/2020 12:00 Digitized Mining: The Rise of the Machines
  • Disruptive forces that could transform the mining sector, what are they? How do we prepare for them?  How do we capitalise on them?
  • Emerging technologies and their impact across the value chain
  • Automation and digital mining - the difference and the promise
  • Skunkworks – research and development in mining
  • The next frontier: exploring space/underwater mining
  • Technology and the future of work: gender, safety and the skills needed
CTICC

CTICC

"Digitized Mining: The Rise of the Machines"

Antony Mello Jamie van Schoor Michillay Brown Nomfanelo Magwentshu

Wednesday 05/02/2020

From 13:30 To 14:30

02/05/2020 13:30 02/05/2020 14:30 Startups Unearthed Africa In partnership with Unearthed Solutions, 3 startups – along with their industry partners – showcase the hottest new technologies for the mining sector

1. South Africa Colliery Mine Turnaround
 
A colliery, owned by a Anglo American in South Africa implemented Fewzion during a MOS project run by an Australian consulting business. At the time the site experienced poor production results and poor safety records, there was also a lack of coordination of work and people. Since the implementation of Fewzion in 2014 the operation saw an immediate improvement in the coordination of work each shift. This resulted in an increase in production results by 15% in 12 months and 32% sustained growth, and has delivered and estimated savings of $80m per year.

The operation now sees Fewzion as critical to their performance and is a champion for us in the African region, hosting teams that want to learn from their performance.

Commit Works software have delivered massive production and safety improvements for some of the world’s largest mining companies. The easy-to-use, complete solution has helped large miners and small contractors to deliver 25 to 50 percent improvements in performance less than three months after implementation on site; and enabled many mines to sustain their results for over four years, through successive management teams and ownership

Jason Aucamp, Director – Operations & Projects (Africa), Commitworks


2. Collaboration as a driver of successful digitisation and innovation

There’s a barrage of new technologies and systems in the mining industry all with the promise of unpresented value-add and functionality. Why then do so many operations struggle to extract even 50% of the value from most of these systems? AVA and Exxaro will unpack the successful turn-around strategy of their overburden fleet from the sudden loss of the mines major contractor to the on-boarding of a new contractor, while also developing an emerging contractor. They managed to do this while maintaining a safe operation and exceeding targets. This is the flexibility and focus of a collaborative team with accurate and transparent metrics matched by a digital platform.

Jason van der Watt, Co-Founder, AVA Solutions
Musa Mabasa, Manager Mining - Leeuwpan Colliery, Exxaro

3.Humanizing Digitalisation

Companies across the globe and industries, with varying levels of digital and innovation maturity and are consistently finding that the people element of Digitalisation is overlooked. This talk will be about how SiMINE collaborates with organisations to help them harness the value of their people to ensure effective implementation of technology and innovation initiatives.

Antony Mello, Senior Business Consultant, SiMINE Mandela Mining Precinct
CTICC

CTICC

"Startups Unearthed Africa"

Antony Mello Jason Aucamp Jason van der Watt Musa Mabasa
Time and date

Thursday 06/02/2020

From 11:15 To 12:00

02/06/2020 11:15 02/06/2020 12:00 Digitized Mining: The Rise of the Machines
  • Disruptive forces that could transform the mining sector, what are they? How do we prepare for them?  How do we capitalise on them?
  • Emerging technologies and their impact across the value chain
  • Automation and digital mining - the difference and the promise
  • Skunkworks – research and development in mining
  • The next frontier: exploring space/underwater mining
  • Technology and the future of work: gender, safety and the skills needed
CTICC
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CTICC

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Time and date

Wednesday 05/02/2020

From 13:30 To 14:30

02/05/2020 13:30 02/05/2020 14:30 Startups Unearthed Africa In partnership with Unearthed Solutions, 3 startups – along with their industry partners – showcase the hottest new technologies for the mining sector

1. South Africa Colliery Mine Turnaround
 
A colliery, owned by a Anglo American in South Africa implemented Fewzion during a MOS project run by an Australian consulting business. At the time the site experienced poor production results and poor safety records, there was also a lack of coordination of work and people. Since the implementation of Fewzion in 2014 the operation saw an immediate improvement in the coordination of work each shift. This resulted in an increase in production results by 15% in 12 months and 32% sustained growth, and has delivered and estimated savings of $80m per year.

The operation now sees Fewzion as critical to their performance and is a champion for us in the African region, hosting teams that want to learn from their performance.

Commit Works software have delivered massive production and safety improvements for some of the world’s largest mining companies. The easy-to-use, complete solution has helped large miners and small contractors to deliver 25 to 50 percent improvements in performance less than three months after implementation on site; and enabled many mines to sustain their results for over four years, through successive management teams and ownership

Jason Aucamp, Director – Operations & Projects (Africa), Commitworks


2. Collaboration as a driver of successful digitisation and innovation

There’s a barrage of new technologies and systems in the mining industry all with the promise of unpresented value-add and functionality. Why then do so many operations struggle to extract even 50% of the value from most of these systems? AVA and Exxaro will unpack the successful turn-around strategy of their overburden fleet from the sudden loss of the mines major contractor to the on-boarding of a new contractor, while also developing an emerging contractor. They managed to do this while maintaining a safe operation and exceeding targets. This is the flexibility and focus of a collaborative team with accurate and transparent metrics matched by a digital platform.

Jason van der Watt, Co-Founder, AVA Solutions
Musa Mabasa, Manager Mining - Leeuwpan Colliery, Exxaro

3.Humanizing Digitalisation

Companies across the globe and industries, with varying levels of digital and innovation maturity and are consistently finding that the people element of Digitalisation is overlooked. This talk will be about how SiMINE collaborates with organisations to help them harness the value of their people to ensure effective implementation of technology and innovation initiatives.

Antony Mello, Senior Business Consultant, SiMINE Mandela Mining Precinct
CTICC
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