EY - The digital disconnect

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The digital disconnect

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The global mining and metals sector faces a digital disconnect – how will you overcome it?

Future digital transformation of the mining and metals sector will be a critical enabler to addressing the industry’s productivity and margin challenges. We now see a disconnect between the potential from digital transformation and the poor track record of successful implementations. Having a clear understanding of the key elements of past successes and failures is critical to developing a truly transformational digital approach to the productivity challenge.

Join our panel of mining professionals from EY and industry for an interactive discussion about:

  • The potential benefits of digital to help exploit the number one operational opportunity in mining — productivity
  • The common pitfalls, which include lack of practical pathways to an aligned vision, unclear accountabilities and poorly defined digital business models
  • How EY can help on this digital journey



EY - Graham Walker

Graham Walker

Bad Wolf Advisory

Graham Walker is an independent consultant with an extensive track record leading technical and operational management teams in the resources industry, and driving business transformation through innovation and technology.

He has held senior leadership roles focussed on enterprise-wide productivity improvement, business planning, asset management, large-scale rail and port logistics, technical excellence and innovation. During his time working with some of the world’s largest bulk commodity supply chains, he was responsible for coordinating the delivery of over one billion tonnes from mine to customer.

Graham earned both his degrees in Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia.

EY - Dean Felton

Dean Felton


Dean is the EY Asia Pacific Area Mining & Metals Advisory Sector Resident. He has more than 20 years of experience providing advisory services to blue chip and emerging resource companies, including corporate strategy, planning and development, feasibility and development strategies, business integration, operations excellence and margin improvement.

Recent mining projects include the design and assistance with implementation of integrated operations centers, strategic review of commodity markets and participants, development of capital effectiveness strategies through capital portfolio improvement and design, and application of a range of capital intensity and value optimization tools and approaches for major global diversified miners.

Prior to joining EY, Dean co-founded and managed a boutique resource industry consultancy delivering strategic development, business improvement, organizational redesign projects for more than 12 years.

Dean earned his Bachelor of Business from the University of New England, and MBA from Murdoch University.

EY - Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell


Paul Mitchell is the EY Global Advisory Mining & Metals Leader, based in Australia. With more than 20 years of experience providing advisory services to businesses and governments, Paul is an experienced facilitator with broad financial and operational skills, helping a number of clients with complex transformations.

His mining experience includes management of integration of mines, broad transformation projects and post-merger integration. Recently, Paul has been the program director for the Productivity project for a large mining company, and has managed working capital improvement engagements for two large international mining companies. He’s led offshoring and outsourcing projects for clients, across finance, IT & core business functions, as well as designed and assisted with the implementation of Shared Services for large multinational companies.

Paul earned his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

EY - Mark Cotter

Mark Cotter


Mark Cotter is a Technology Partner in the Ernst & Young Advisory practice in Australia and is also the EY Global Consulting Lead for Rio Tinto. He leads the Technology practice in Western Australia and has 20 years of client-side advisory and industry experience with particular experience in delivering complex, IT-enabled Business Transformations.

Mark is the Digital Solution leader for EY Global Mining & Metals services. Recent mining projects include a global Treasury & Trading Transformation project, a Vessel Scheduling Analytics initiative and a Technical Systems Transformation to redesign Pit to Port systems.

Mark earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at University College Cork.