Accenture to open studio for mining companies in South Africa

6 February 2019 (Last Updated February 6th, 2019 11:07)

Accenture is set to unveil the Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining in its office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Accenture to open studio for mining companies in South Africa
Accenture’s new Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining will be located in Johannesburg. Credit: Accenture.

Accenture is set to unveil the Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining in its office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

To be located in the company’s office, the studio will implement data science and artificial intelligence technologies with new data sources for co-creating real-time digital solutions.

These solutions can be used by mining companies to solve complex analytical problems.

Accenture global mining business senior managing director Rachael Bartels said: “Volatile commodity prices, rising input costs and changing global demand for commodities require mining companies to rethink their strategies and business models to remain competitive.

“They are increasingly looking to apply advanced analytics to reimagine processes, unlock trapped value, and drive operational excellence in their businesses today and position themselves for growth tomorrow.”

“We are currently recruiting data scientists with engineering and mining experience to rapidly scale the studio’s capabilities.”

The Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining will combine the company’s Applied Intelligence’s data science capabilities and industry expertise from its mining industry group.

With the new studio, global and local clients will get access to deep mining expertise.

Accenture Applied Intelligence and data science lead for Africa Dr Caroline Belrose said: “We are currently recruiting data scientists with engineering and mining experience to rapidly scale the studio’s capabilities.

“They will join Accenture Applied Intelligence’s global team of more than 3,000 data scientists and work collaboratively with our global digital and local Accenture teams to deliver digital solutions to address the mining sector’s unique challenges as well as priorities.”

The company’s network of mining experts is concentrated in major mining regions, including Australia, Brazil, and the US.