Applied intelligence studio planned for SA mining

March 25th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Accenture plans to launch a new Applied Intelligence Studio for Mining in Johannesburg. The studio will apply the latest in data science and artificial intelligence technologies with new data sources for real-time co-creation of digital solutions that can help mining companies solve some of their most difficult analytical problems. The studio will bring together leading data science capabilities from Accenture Applied Intelligence and deep industry expertise from the firm’s mining industry group. It will give global and local clients access to deep mining expertise, given the importance of the mining sector in South Africa and the strong focus of local universities on mining and data skills. The firm is currently recruiting data scientists with engineering and mining experience to rapidly scale the studio’s capabilities, according to Dr. Caroline Belrose, Accenture Applied Intelligence and data science lead for Africa. The studio will be an important part of Accenture’s network of mining experts concentrated in major mining regions, including Australia, Brazil, and the United States.

Jonathan Mahapa, Accenture South Africa, Tel 011 208-3947, jonathan.mahapa@accenture.com

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