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METS Monday

METS Ignited is pleased to host the inaugural METS Monday event at IMARC 2017.

METS Monday is a collaboration with IMARC to host an exciting and unique workshop on Monday, 30 October in the lead-up to the IMARC conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre. The workshops is suited to CEOs and senior management teams. Attendance is open to all interested parties -- you do not have to an IMARC delegate to register.

METS Monday Workshop

Robotics and automation - the next METS revolution

Facilitator: Design Innovator Dave Mallam

Are you interested in joining us to help create the next METS production revolution? We would like to you, as an industry leader and influencer, to join us as we take a design-led thinking approach to creating and adopting new ways of working.

Workshop description

We invite you to challenge the preconceptions of our industry, to redefine how METS contribute to the mining sector, and to reframe the skills, training and education of the people that will support our industry as it transitions into a new era of robotics and automation.

This next revolution will have a global impact. It will come from:

  • new combinations of digital technologies
  • development of new materials
  • new and refined processes of discovery, production and distribution.

More significantly, it will come from taking a design-led thinking approach to creating and adopting new ways of working.

So, what if we applied automation and robotic technologies to all aspects of mining production and mining operations?

Worker safety, health and wellness: What does total health and happiness of employees look like if it is supported by health, wellness and safety bots? How can these help us better manage fatigue?

Sustainability and public perception: How does the world look when you use automation and robotics to help create an energy neutral footprint for equipment usage? What if investors and consumers could see the cost and opportunities to offset consumption of mined products?

Production truly defined by consumer consumption: How can we create a direct link between consumer behaviour and the rate of production in the mining process?

Supply chain: How can automation streamline global supply and demand to better manage the projection and movement of materials, products and price?

Maintenance prediction and precision: How do robotics enable more predictable and precise maintenance to extend the value of a capital investment?

Join us in hands-on design-led thinking to co-create and define the next METS production revolution and bring these opportunities to life.


Dave Mallam

Dave is crazy about creating product that lives in the experience; he is passionate about the customer, behaviours and sense-making! Dave is a commercially focused design and lean strategist who has worked across a broad spectrum of industries. He thrives in challenging your business to reconsider the role of the customer in business - relating the relationship between a customer-need and the empathy required to deliver effective communications through values, beliefs and behavioural sciences.

A design-led thinker and a creative technologist, Dave pushes boundaries and explores the opportunities that inspire decision-makers to reconsider their role in the major interconnected parts of a living experience. He solves customer pain points through design, demonstrating the long-term economical benefits of customer service and product innovation, seeking sustainable methods of governing the delivery of customer engagement, and importantly that he kideas are linked to measurable results.


  • Collaboration and co-design
  • Product creation and lifecycle
  • Design thinking to doing
  • Lean and agile delivery