GMG will hold two-day workshops in Tucson (May 21-22), hosted by Freeport McMoRan, and Denver (June 20-21) hosted by Newmont. Day One focuses on the Interoperability Definitions and Roadmap Project, and Day Two on the Implementation of Autonomous Systems Project.

Interoperability Definitions and Roadmap Project

The project, to be completed by Q3 2018, will enable industry-wide alignment and identify a collaborative path forward to address mining interoperability including the identification of initiatives and projects and fostering increased collaboration across the sector. As part of this project, volunteers will join a multi-stakeholder innovation ecosystem, sharing expertise and building meaningful relationships with potential collaborators.

During the workshop, participants will work together to:

  • Determine common industry interoperability definitions, scope, principles and references
  • Develop a consensus on what the desired end state looks like
  • Identify existing projects and organizations that have developed/are developing interoperability-related solutions


Johannesburg: June 27: Register: Contact Yolande Ndimande at (½Day Interoperability – ½ Day Underground Communications Infrastructure)

Australia: Interoperability Roadshow:

For information, Dates and Locations: Register Here

North America:

Tucson: May 21: Register Here (Also Autonomous Mining: Register Here)
Denver: June 22: Register Here (Also Autonomous Mining: Register Here)


June 12: Register Here

Under development:

Santiago, Peru, Sweden, Australia focus groups