This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation explores both the impact of technological trends and the demographics of the mining workforce. Mining companies encounter issues with securing a workforce that has the adequate digital transformation (DX) skills required to bring these companies into the digital era. As new techniques are adopted by the industry, many traditional jobs will require upskilling and replacing for companies to maintain their competitive edge. The facilitation of this will require people with a broad range of skills to educate and organically grow the workforce required.
"The requirement for digital engineers is now more evident than ever, says Ben Kirkwood, senior research manager, IDC’s Energy Insights Worldwide Mining. "As a prefect bridge between operational knowledge and digital requirements, this type of role has the capacity to bring together vastly different departments and create a common goal. The creation of this role is just one of many changes that organisations should consider adopting as DX takes place," he adds.