\"Seconds add up to minutes, minutes impacts someone's life.\" This was my team's motto in Afghanistan. How we managed assets to variations in combat impacted the outcomes. In mining, seconds still add to minutes, and minutes equal revenue. Lessons learned managing Regional Command East in Afghanistan are relevant to supporting mining information to protect and enhance our teams.
Rob was commissioned as an Army Officer in 1994, and spent the next 21 years in Airborne, Ranger, and Special Operations Units leading elements ranging in small size (33) to multi-national forces (thousands) around the world. From South America to counter terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan, he experienced challenging environments that required adaptive and evolved operating principles outside of conventional thinking.
Currently, Rob is managing a team to develop and implement the Analytics and Unified Operations Center (AuOps) for Barrick Gold Corporation. AuOps brings together, people, process, and technology to protect and enhance variations to the mine plan.