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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
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 05:50

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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.

Toronto

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

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