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
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 - 5:50 AM
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...