As global mining and metals companies continue to pursue competitive advantage through reduced operating costs, many are beginning to see the significant financial benefits of leveraging their data asset. By embracing information as a critical enabler for daily decisions, operating teams are able to improve process performance against established KPIs and business targets. The OSIsoft PI software allows enterprise organizations to build an information infrastructure in support all of their action based application, analytic and reporting needs. This presentation will focus on the concepts of operational intelligence and ‘Big Data’ as competitive differentiators in the mining and metals industry. It will also highlight the importance of the related change management to engage the workforce and drive continuous innovation.