Perspective: SAP's Mining and Metals Conference: Is the Transformation Real?
This IDC Energy Insights Perspective analyzes the discussions held at SAP's International SAP Conference for Mining and Metals, and provides a set of recommendations for mining companies seeking a path forward with their digital transformation (DX) initiatives. On July 13 and 14, 2016, SAP held its International SAP Conference for Mining and Metals in Frankfurt, Germany. The conference brought together mining companies from all over the world — including Australia, Russia, Brazil, the United States, Canada, and South Africa. Discussions at the conference followed a heavy theme around the imperative for digital transformation, in particular, the strategies and actions that mining companies are undertaking or need to undertake to deliver improved operational outcomes through creating operational excellence. In this Perspective, IDC Energy Insights shares the most important discussions at the event and recommendations for the path forward.