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Car talk spurs Barrick-Cisco plan to reshape mining with technology

Gold miner to pump US$100m initially in first phase of digital reinvention, starting with Cortez mine in Nevada

Mr Thornton (left) and Mr Chambers at Cisco's headquarters. From Mr Chambers's perspective, the deal gives Cisco a chance to demonstrate the kind of sweeping changes that it is aggressively peddling to world governments.


AN unlikely collaboration between the world's largest gold miner and a California tech giant began with a meeting about cars.

Earlier this year, John Thornton, executive chairman of Barrick Gold Corp, found himself in a room with Cisco Systems Inc chairman John Chambers. Mr