How to Rapid Prototype a Mining Operation with The Intelligent Miner

How can we harness data and process modelling to change the way we build and run mining operations? Carly asks DataCloud’s Steve Putt

September 24, 2020 - London, England – “I’m a mining engineer. My training included two or three classes that us, more to manage the business side of things. It had nothing to do with databases or equipment data. If that’s the case, what do you do with billions of data points from multiple sources?”

"It’s a good question. Even for skilled data engineers, the question of how to handle terabytes of data, and not just manage it but learn something from it, then take action in a timely fashion, is a huge challenge."
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Bridging the Mining Industry’s Data Divide by Offering Practical Solutions to the Mine Site

"Where other data-focused companies can clean datasets and put them into algorithms to form various predictions, DataCloud’s mining knowledge and deep collaboration with customers enables the company to create fit-for-purpose solutions that work in a practical sense on the mine site." Steven Putt

August 20, 2020 - London, England – DataCloud is looking to collect and merge the mining industry’s datasets through a cleaning, processing, integration, and predictive analytics platform that can help different stages of an operation prepare and plan for the ore and waste heading their way.While the coarse ore stockpile may be the section of the flowsheet currently in DataCloud’s crosshairs – thanks to a well-attended webinar a few months back – any part of the mining process that is “between departments” could benefit from the MinePortal solution.
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Smart Blasting Article in CIM Magazine and the Concept of Zooming Out on Product Costs

“I think anyone can look at single-correlation factors, but it’s the interdependence between a number of factors that actually matters. It’s a lot harder for us as human beings to just look at data and see,” said North Jones

July 1, 2020 - Vancouver, Canada – We couldn’t agree more with the assessment that capturing, understanding, and harnessing your data is key to your mine's operations and production goals. The article from the July 2020 issue of CIM Magazine written by Herb Mathisen describes why analyzing data is essential when implementing your blasting strategy and reducing processing costs.
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On-Site Teams In Mining And Metals Industry Exceed Their Production Goals With Real-Time Data And Real-Time Analytics

Tech Company News had an interview with Lindsey Miller, Director of Marketing at DataCloud to discuss how DataCloud is helping the Mining Industry with their production goals.

May 27th, 2020 - San Francisco, California– MinePortal, our SaaS, analyzes and integrates unprocessed and dispersed datasets across an operating mine giving companies a more holistic view of their operations; a digital twin of production. Our PowerBI application, FieldPortal, digitally captures operational data and integrates that data with a mine site’s workflow systems to speed up the reporting process. And RHINO, our IoT enabled sensor and edge computing device, can measure geology in real-time at an unprecedented resolution while drilling. Using all products together unlocks a deeper understanding of their orebody and identifies efficient ways to increase production based on that orebody.
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MinePortal Makes List of Technology That is Bringing Precision to Mining

Data-driven Drilling Diminishes Deviation in Engineering and Mining Journal

May 25th, 2020 - Jacksonville, Florida – “Even if the existing sensors on the drill were good enough to get viable information from the rock, the problem with the existing systems is all you get is a database full of numbers,” Putt said. “We’re talking a data point for every fraction of a foot or fraction of a meter,” he said. “They typically don’t give you any tools to review the data other than Excel. And the data piles up quickly to the point where you can’t actually look at it in Excel anymore.” The graphs and models in MinePortal are easier to use and understand than the spreadsheets and databases created by typical MWD solutions. “We don’t just say here is some data, good luck,” Putt said. “We actually do integrate it completely into a 3D modelling package that we can color by hardness or any other property that we pick up.”
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DataCloud Business Solutions Consultant Gives Lesson on Variability and OBK in Operations

Improving all stages in mining with a variability lesson from the 1940’s United States’ Air Force.

May 7th, 2020 - Winnipeg, Canada – Just as there is no such thing as an average pilot, there is no such thing as an average rock. The U.S. Air Force designs airplanes to adjust to different body types; mining needs to adapt blasting efforts to adjust to different rock types. The positive outcomes will continue right through to protecting shovels, efficient crushing, and increasing throughput. In order to do that, we need a better understanding of the underlying rock and how its measurements affect future performance.
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How MinePortal makes Drill & Blast Operations Make Mining More Sustainable for Mining

Mining is a hugely energy-intensive business. We can now improve how we share knowledge with a single source of truth for all critical operations. So we can optimise mine-to-mill operations by correlating D&B, excavation, crushing performance and mill throughput data.

May 6th, 2020 - London, UK – Machine learning, AI and cloud computing can all assist. Putt says: “Here we are witnessing faster and better geological reconciliations, interpretations and visualisations analysed with algorithms in the cloud. For example, MinePortal runs on Azure to supply mining firms with easy access to a digital twin of their operations. It integrates data sets and applies geostatistics and machine learning techniques to spot patterns and anomalies, provide reliable predictions of structure between the blast holes, and detect rock properties that inform teams how to blast more efficiently.”
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Learn How to Revolutionize the Mining Industry’s Untapped Data Streams with DataCloud CEO

There are secrets in the ground. Smart miners are using them to optimize their efforts.

April 13th, 2020 - Schaumburg, Illinois – Mine sites are swimming in data yet starving for insights that will make dramatic improvements on their operations. Tapping into their siloed datasets will tap into more efficient ways to extract resources.Many mining decision-makers have made strides into Industry 4.0 by installing digital measuring tools throughout production. Sites have sensors on all kinds of equipment to monitor all kinds of behavior during each stage; from drilling, to explosives loading, to hauling rock, to processing the rock. Yet, there is often no central database analyzing all of this data.
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DataCloud CEO Shows How DataCloud is Boosting Orebody Evaluation with Trevali

“There are a lot of people looking at ways to increase operational efficiency, and one of the ways we see that we help with it is…characterizing where the ore, and where the waste is,” Kallestad said.

April 10th, 2020 - Vancouver, Canada – Seattle-based mining technology company Datacloud has partnered with Trevali (TSX:TV) on orebody evaluation at their Caribou mine in New Brunswick, Canada and at Rosh Pinah in Namibia, using cutting edge technology to provide information on ore-waste boundaries and to identify mineralized zones.
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GeoDrilling International Shares How MinePortal Added Auto Void Detection to it's List of Solutions

In order to increase mine safety, DataCloud has added auto void detection to its MinePortal software as Steven Putt, director of Mining Software Solutions at DataCloud explains.

March 30th, 2020 - Poultry, London – An operation's safety and efficiency are jeopardised when voids in the subsurface go undetected while mining through historic underground workings. The safety of personnel and equipment is at risk and operational delays are inevitable. To combat these challenges, here at DataCloud, we process blasthole drilling data in near real-time and cross analyse the measurements with other datasets, both historical and incoming.
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Uncover Untapped Potential of Data Analytics and Connected Mining With DataCloud CTO

Data scientist and DataCloud CTO Krishna Srinivasan talks to Nia Kajastie from Mining Magazine about MinePortal and connecting your data with your mine.

March 19th, 2020 - Poultry, London – US-based mine technology and analytics company DataCloud’s MinePortal platform, which was introduced in 2018, can create a digital twin of how the orebody behaved throughout production automatically processing drilling and geoscience data.
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Smart Industry Magazine Includes DataCloud in Exposition on IoT in Mining

“Basically, companies drill hundreds of thousands of holes in the ground, fill them with explosive, blow it up, and then dig the fragmented rock pile. Globally, mining companies are responsible for $400bn a year in operational spending [much of it on basic extraction]”

February 14th, 2020 - Phoenix, Arizona – Almost a mile below ground in an iron mine in northern Sweden, human operators control what is going on and plan their attack on valuable seams of iron ore. But unlike the hands-on extraction of decades past, these mining professionals are sitting in an office a thousand kilometers away, relying on IoT sensors, cameras, underground Long-Term Evolution (LTE) networks, and a powerful private cloud to guide their blasting and tunneling in real time with IoT in Mining.
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DataCloud to Present with Trevali Mineportal Application During PDAC

Join Thor to learn from Trevali Mining's leadership and its ecosystem of partners about how they addressed this in the roll out of their #T90 innovation program

February 11th, 2020 - Toronto, Canada– Digital strategies are at the forefront of today's progressive mining companies. We have heard the innovation stories of large mining organizations like BHP, Rio Tinto, Vale, Barrick, Golcorp, and Glencore from mining publications like, CIM, PDAC, and the Northern Miner. But, what about the junior and mid tier miners?
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CEO of DataCloud Talks about MinePortal Utilizing the Primary Crusher for Blast Fragmentation

Collecting comprehensive knowledge of the rock, including initial geologic conditions and energy applied during drilling, blasting, and crushing, allows operations to build a data-driven mine to mill optimization model.

January 22nd, 2020 - Vancouver, Canada– Why focus on fragmentation? Because it is the first time the mine has a chance to make big rocks into little rocks. It can be cheaper than crushing and grinding and more efficient if you find the perfect spot between over blasting and under blasting.
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Nikkei Quotes CEO of DataCloud on the Ease of Working in Canada

Thor Kallestad, chief executive of Seattle-based mining data analysis company DataCloud, said the Canadian process is "much more predictable than in the U.S." The company opened a branch in Vancouver last May.

January 13th, 2020 - Tokyo, Japan– The U.S. is country that has long been a beacon for people seeking greater freedom, however, is losing its magnetism for global talent. Some skilled workers are diverting to Canada, where they find fewer barriers to immigration.
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CEO of DataCloud Discusses Company’s Technological Platform on Authority Magazine

What’s different about DataCloud is that we are the first to develop a technology to provide direct measurements for rock mass evaluation at such a high-resolution and within a time frame that enables mining operations to improve productivity at great strides. 

December 11th, 2019 - Maryland, United States– The rock mass characterization that the DataCloud Platform provides mine planners and geologists are the tools to move past tedious excel-based math, and low resolution geomodels, to supervising the autonomous generation of high-resolution orebody models. They will have more time to focus on the bigger picture. We are also providing the infrastructure for additional advancements in measurements to be easily implemented.
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International Mining Explains How MinePortal Collects Existing Operation Datasets and its Analyzation

DataCloud’s MinePortal solution has links to the ‘artificial intelligence’, ‘big data’ and ‘digitalisation’ buzzwords that are heard throughout the conference halls at any global technology conference today.

December 3rd, 2019 - Berkhamsted, United Kingdom – MinePortal collects existing datasets from within a mining company’s operation and aggregates that data into a model that shows the entire process – from drilling through to processing in the plant.Technology-agnostic, it uses cloud computing to ingest and process this data in near real-time, applying the company’s proprietary geostatistical and machine learning algorithms to continually update models.
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Director of Mining Software Solutions Talks About Integration of SWD and its Impact on MWD

With SWD technology and cloud computing, these measurements and insights can be produced in real time and empower geologists, planners and drillers to make better decisions, faster. 

November 2019 - London, United Kingdom – For DataCloud, an integrated seismic while drilling (SWD) and cloud-based analytics platform that enables mining companies to process massive volumes of drilling and geosciences data while drilling blastholes, there has never been a better time to integrate this technology into coal drill and blast operations. 
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CTO of Trevali Speaks Highly of DataCloud's Orebody Evaluation Technology

We chose DataCloud because of their visionary approach to subsurface evaluations – built upon proven concepts widely used in the oil and gas industry.
- Derek du Preez

November 19th, 2019 - Vancouver, Canada – DataCloud is well-known in the mining industry for E&P subsurface evaluation, seismic-while-drilling techniques and drill & blast operations. Their cloud-based software – currently in use at other surface mining organizations, will connect and analyze the geological data across Caribou’s operation (a new method to underground mining) and be the backbone for sharing orebody knowledge.
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DataCloud CTO Will Explain How MinePortal Can Benefit Your Production Discussed in Mining Beacon

MinePortal can for the first time also be used for underground mining operations.

November 18, 2019 - London - The cloud-based software can process data automatically for geologists, analyze it with proprietary algorithms catered to customer pain points, and integrate the answers within an engineer's workflow. As operations progress, feedback loops of new data will dramatically increase predictability for planners, drill and blast specialists, mill operators, and more. This will enable teams to work alongside their changing geology rather than against it. 
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Trevali Plans to Utilize DataCloud’s MinePortal to Digitize Orebodies Discussed in Mining Magazine

The company’s use of DataCloud’s software will improve its real-time geological understanding and connectivity between drill-and-blast activity and the processing plant at its underground operations.

October 22nd, 2019 – Poultry, United Kingdom – MinePortal uses sensing technology on the drill rig to feed synthesised geological data into an integrated operational data platform to assist mine planning. It enables mining companies to "tie crushing and grinding performance back to the block model to identify and implement [drill and blast] actions that increase production and reduce unit costs", according to DataCloud.
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CEO and Founder Discusses DataCloud’s Growth in The Weekly Trends

When we learned nobody was providing a holistic view of a mine site’s orebody, and furthermore, not in real-time or at a high-resolution. We decided we were well poised to make a run at it.
- Thor Kallestad

October 19th, 2019 – Eskisehir, Turkey – Our innovative platform measures production drilling data analyze all sources of geo-data from the entire value chain and provides a team with a single source of truth to their geology. It was built by world-class experts in exploration & production subsurface evaluation, seismic-while-drilling techniques, drill and blast operations, gestatistics, cloud architecture, and machine learning.
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Microsoft Azure and DataCloud’s MinePortal Partnership Details Listed in the Canadian Mining Magazine

This collaboration allows mine operators to integrate all their orebody-related data on the cloud in near-real time to drive the “digital twin” that provides a platform for monitoring, analysis, and insights that inform their decisions. 

October 17th, 2019 – Winnipeg, Canada – Companies that provide this technology, such as DataCloud’s software MinePortal, help mining companies improve their bottom lines at a time when the industry has exhausted the capabilities of Excel to deliver further improvements and promises. And these advanced data analysis platforms are partnered with, and exists on, Microsoft’s Azure.
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CEO of DataCloud Discusses High-Reso Rock Mass Intelligence in Mining Magazine Interview

Ailbhe Goodbody spoke to Thor Kallestad, chairman and CEO of DataCloud, about its real-time, high-resolution rock mass intelligence and how the company has increased its focus on the mining industry.

September 30th, 2019 – Poultry, United Kingdom – DataCloud has the geosciences expertise of knowing how to measure rocks, that’s well understood from various other industries; the Silicon Valley and the cloud computing part of it allows us to use that knowledge and add speed and scale for it to be acceptable to the industry.
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Mining Solutions Manager of DataCloud Explains the Benefits of Knowing the Rock in GeoDrilling International

Making sense of production drilling data and adding seismic while drilling for further enhancements.

September 24th, 2019 – London – DataCloud's new technology has already been adopted by several mining companies with operations around the world, upgrading drilling data and analysis to equip their mine planning teams and geologists with the orebody knowledge needed for operational efficiency. With this enhanced knowledge of the rock, mining companies everywhere are making more informed decisions when planning drilling and blasting, optimising the allocation of resources and improving cost-effectiveness.
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DataCloud Demonstrates Rock Mass Evaluation for Teck in the Elk Valley

Seismic While Drilling at Line Creek Operations

August 22nd, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – "We’re excited about the potential for seismic sensors mounted on drill masts to improve rock type identification across our operations,” Chris says. "We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.  By accurately mapping strata, and stopping the bit before drilling into economic seams, seismic while drilling improves recovery, increases production, and reduces unit costs."
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DataCloud Blasts Resources Evaluation Into New Ground Australian Mining Magazine

Real-time subsurface evaluation of resources has become a reality through a combination of geoscience expertise and technological prowess.

August 19th, 2019 – Perth, WA – The DataCloud team captured the attention of global blasting company Orica, which has partnered and invested in the company to further develop its platform. Orica group executive, chief commercial and technology officer Angus Melbourne, speaking at the Austmine 2019 Conference says the DataCloud collaboration focuses on establishing a better understanding of the resource the company is working on. "DataCloud's revolutionary RHINO seismic drilling system is a real-time subsurface measurement technology that provides high-resolution rock mass data through vibration measurements and IoT sensors." Melbourne explains.
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CEO of DataCloud Interviewed on Company's UNdisruptive Behavior

Our current message is that we are not about “disrupting the industry”. - Thor Kallestad

August 18th, 2019 – Pakistan – Often the new services in mining talk about “disrupting” this and that. We don’t need to disrupt anything to help revolutionize mining production. DataCloud technology delivers highly accurate rock mass insights as blast holes are being drilled, giving mine planners the ability to streamline drill and blast operations without complicating existing workflows.
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Australian Mining Magazine Speaks on Extracting Drilling Data with DataCloud

Extracting more from your drilling data to extract more from you rock

August 14th, 2019 – Perth, WA – DataCloud delivers a real-time analysis of orebody while drilling blast holes to drastically improve efficiency in production. They put superior rock mass measurements, block models, and geology visualisations in the hands of mine planning teams across the globe. Data-driven awareness of orebody increases predictability in production and costs which is valuable for mining companies looking to recover more without digging more.
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CIC News Quotes DataCloud's CEO on Canada's Welcoming of Tech Talent

DataCloud's CEO describes Canada's immigration policies as more , "sane".

August 12th, 2019 – Perth, WA – DataCloud offers tech solutions to the mining industry and operates in California’s Silicon Valley and in the Canadian province of British Columbia, which has a robust mining sector.“It’s very convenient … that the biggest drivers for [our business] happen to be in B.C.,” he told CIC News from his office in California. “And on top of that, the immigration is a more predictable policy to get people in, which has worked out well for us.”
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Seismic 101 with DataCloud and Canadian Mining Magazine

Established subsurface evaluation technology from oil and gas enters the Mining Industry

July 25th, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – When you drill different types of rock you hear different sounds much like you hear when sitting in the dentist’s chair.  These sounds are radiated up the blast hole and also into the rock.  SWD technology detects these sounds using multiple accelerometers deployed on the drill.  Using highly advanced signal processing and machine learning tools, the sounds are transformed into logs of formation properties and rock types and then combined to create 3D volumes for each pattern drilled.
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DataCloud CEO Quoted in Time Magazine Article on International Hiring

In a Times Magazine article on hiring international skilled workers, DataCloud's CEO comments on differences in hiring in Canada versus United States.

July 25th, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – “The visa process is just completely unpredictable for us, and we were wrestling with it for so long, we decided we needed to have some certainty,” says Thor Kallestad, the CEO of DataCloud, which uses technology to help mining companies better assess land potential. He already had offices in Silicon Valley and Seattle, but decided to open up shop in Vancouver. “In the U.S., we just couldn’t get clear answers about what the process looked like, what we as a company needed to do to rectify it.”
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DataCloud's Technology Mentioned by Lombard Odier

Rethinking Sustainability: Artificial Intelligence in the Mining Industry

July 5th, 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland – It places Internet of Things (IoT) sensors on the ends of drill equipment. These sensors measure acoustic waves as a way of predicting where ore deposits lie. Areas rich in ore will register a different wave pattern than those that are not. The sensors, in real-time, pick up these wave patterns and deliver the vital intelligence to operators. This in turn leads to more intelligent drilling.
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S&P Global Boasts About DataCloud's Applications in Met Coal

Miners could significantly increase productivity by using sophisticated sensors, cloud computing and other technologies, an executive piloting a combined use of the technology said in an interview.

June 28th, 2019 – Charlottesville, Virginia –DataCloud International Inc. CEO Thor Kallestad is leading a company that aims to increase recoveries of iron ore, metallurgical coal and base metals by delivering high-resolution rock-mass characterization data to clients using sensors on the drilling equipment that measure the vibration properties of rock and analyzing the data collected using existing geoscience algorithms and machine-learning techniques.  
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Resource World Magazine Includes DataCloud in MiningWorld Column

DataCloud explains that its rock mass evaluation Platform “measures and delivers subsurface properties required to significantly enhance orebody understanding during drill and blast (D&B)operations.”

June 3rd, 2019 – Vancouver, BC –"The Platform uses “advanced, real-time, digital technologies such as IoT sensor systems, edge devices, cloud computing, geostatistical algorithms, machine learning, and high-resolution subsurface visualization” to collect and process data. Clients can access the information using DataCloud’s Platform software or it can be imported directly into clients’ block models or exported to another database.  
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Business In Vancouver News Covers DataCloud's Canadian Expansion

"We seek to 'diversify DataCloud’s geographic footprint and geological analysis' to bring advanced technology to the mining industry. "

May 10th, 2019 – Vancouver, BC –"Because it’s fast and precise, Kallestad said, DataCloud can help companies save millions." DataCloud's IoT drill-based sensors and advanced analytics platform is a game changer for drill and blast operations. This new mining technology reduces costs for operations, increases efficiency in ore recovery, and improves throughput for processing. » Read more

DataCloud is the Future of Mining Geological Data Extraction

“We’ve combined geoscience expertise with a user-friendly rock mass evaluation platform that provides valuable subsurface insights and significant productivity improvements.”

April 19th, 2019 – Brisbane, Queensland – The Digital transformation era has seen a seismic shift in the mining industry strategies. But, how do mining operations take advantage of these emerging technologies? One model of Digital Transformation in Mining is based on five key pillars: Visualization and Alerts, Analytics and Dynamic Scheduling, Digital Twins, Integrated Automation and Cognitive Network. » Read more

DataCloud Opens Office off Burrard Street in Downtown Vancouver Strengthening its Canadian Ties

"Beyond DataCloud and Vancouver being invested in the same industry, there is a culture here that is irresistible to us. "

April 16th, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Mining is a large part of the Canadian economy and many industry participants are either based in Vancouver or listed on the VSE. DataCloud embraces this area as a mining hub. Being located close to our British Columbia based clients will result in seamless service delivery, which will help our customers increase production while reducing costs. » Read more

Canadian Mining Magazine Recognizes DataCloud's Partnerships with Canadian Mining Companies

"It starts with advanced rock measurements with an IoT device, but ultimately relies on advanced analytics to make something of all that data. "

April 11th, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB – Silicon Valley is the epicenter of tech innovation and cloud architecture; Vancouver is home to some of the largest mining companies in the world, and those companies house massive segregated data sets. This has created the need for digital mining solutions and led mining companies to reach down the Pacific shore in search of cloud computing and analytics technologies. » Read more

Thor Kallestad, CEO DataCloud, Shares Insider Knowledge with IdeasMensch and the Genesis of DataCloud

"by not “going first,” mining companies will be able to learn from other industries as to how best to apply / incorporate things like IoT, AI, cloud "

April 5th, 2019 – Missoula, MT – A given set of new technologies (IoT, cloud, big data, AI, etc, in our case), will affect different industries, in different ways, at different times. Due to its capital requirements, the mining industry could not have been a “first mover” in terms of adopting these new technologies. However, because it is so capital intensive, these new technologies will have a very large and positive economic effect on the mining industry... » Read more

The DataCloud Platform Releases a Better Block Model for the Mining Industry

A better block model starts with better data.

March 25, 2019 – Silicon Valley, CA – The IoT sensors and geoscience algorithms of the DataCloud Platform deliver high-resolution rock mass properties to your block model in real-time. By measuring direct rock mass properties while you drill blast holes, your orebody knowledge can be significantly improved. Since our solutions utilize the power of cloud computing, this data can be easily shared across your operations.... » Read more

Crownsmen Partners Interviews DataCloud CEO, Thor Kallestad on How AI and IoT Sensors Drive Profits for Mining

Jarrod and Gaudy from Crownsmen Podcast dig deep into the start and future of DataCloud in relation to how cloud architecture from Silicon Valley will benefit the mining industry.

March 22, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Listen in to the discussion on mining's future. Thor speaks on whether or not the government should mandate these efficiency boosting technologies, how to integrate all the technology solutions being offered, and the importance for the industry to adopt new tech quicker than before. » Watch Here

Superb Crew Interviews Thor Kallestad, CEO DataCloud About IoT Sensors and Partnership with Microsoft for Cloud Computing

Q: I read something about your partnership with Microsoft – how did that start?

March 20, 2019 – Silicon Valley, CA – A. We utilize Azure for our cloud-computing component to our solutions. They are just as keen as we are to be apart of clean tech initiatives inside a globally impactful industry. It is a mutually beneficial relationship; they have an entrance to a different avenue of mining (other than the industry’s massive Excel use), and we have access to safe, fast, top of the line cloud architecture and support for our solutions. Our Microsoft partners in Australia have been excellent go to market partners, showing our solutions to potential clients in the Pilbara and Queensland region.... » Read More

DataCloud Team Heads to Toronto for PDAC

We can’t guarantee we’ll have drones to give away again, but we can promise valuable conversation, and super soft tees.

March 4, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Drop by our booth to take a peek at how we are currently optimizing drill and blast operations in Australia and Canada. Or, speak with us to learn how our platform leverages the use of IoT sensors, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms to integrate and analyze data into actionable rock mass insights in real-time. The DataCloud team looks forward to shaking hands and sharing best practices so that we can advance mining to the next level of intelligence and truly KNOW THE ROCK™..... » Read More

Geology Specific Solution Sets Optimizing Operations in Canada and Australia

The DataCloud Platform empowers mine operators to understand their resource at a granular level during drill and blast operations.

Jan 23, 2018 – Seattle, WA – In order to offer our clients an operational advantage in grade control and extraction efforts we have released our geology specific solution sets. DataCloud’s industry experts designed them to reduce operating pain points for three of the mining industry’s largest markets: iron ore, metallurgical coal, and base metals. With these insights, mines are more efficiently separating ore from waste, lowering coal loss percentages, and improving fragmentation profiles.”.... » Read More

DataCloud Covered in XConomy on the Company’s Plans to Execute with Recent $4M in Fundraising

DataCloud, a developer of sensors and software to help guide mine operators’ decision-making around drilling and blasting, has raised $4 million in new financing to support the Seattle-based startup’s continued growth

Dec 14, 2018 – Seattle, WA – The company’s platform combines cloud-based software with connected sensors that are attached to drills and collect data as blast holes are drilled into the subsurface. DataCloud’s software analyzes information gathered by the sensors, which can measure and detect things like density, faults, and fractures. Once this analysis is complete, users get back what Thor Kallestad, the startup’s co-founder and CEO, calls “real-time orebody imaging and knowledge.”.... » Read More

The Results are In. RHINO™ Knows the Rock!

DataCloud's RHINO™ Sensors are Delivering Real-Time, High-Resolution Orebody Knowledge

Nov 1, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Over the past few months, DataCloud has been rolling out RHINO™ sensors in a variety of geologies, primarily in Australia and Canada. The results have been phenomenal. DataCloud has three proven applications of RHINO™... » Read More

CEO, Thor Kallestad, Speaks Openly on Two Panels at Seattle StartUp Week

Every year Seattle Startup Week brings local tech focused businesses together to share their experiences with the next startup generation.

October 10, 2018 – Seattle, WA –This year, DataCloud's CEO, Thor Kallestad, speaks openly on two panels. The first, "If You Build it They WONT Come", not everything goes to plan, how thinking around corners can impact your business development, either from sales or not making mistakes to start. And, "StartUps are Hard", let's face it, creating and scaling a startup is hard, we've assembled a panel of startup founders and executives to share their wisdom... » Read More

DataCloud Opens Office in Perth, Western Australia to Support its Growing Operations

Running this new branch is Tamer Eid, DataCloud's President of the Australia and Asia regions.

August 20, 2018 – Seattle, WA – DataCloud, the leading real-time geoscience technology company serving the global mining industry, today opened an office in Perth, Western Australia to accommodate client demand in the region. DataCloud’s impressive lineup of subsurface measurement sensors and supporting software coincides with the growing demand for smart-mining tools in the Pilbara... » Read More

15 Seattle AI Companies Making the Emerald City an Artificial Intelligence Powerhouse

DataCloud uses AI in the geosciences field during production of mining to help make the extraction process more efficient.

July 18, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is the future and Seattle is ready for it. With a mixture of industry newcomers and established behemoths, the city can crown itself as one of the technology capitals of the world, and these 15 Seattle AI companies are just a few examples of the many reasons why... » Read More

DataCloud's Industry-Leading Platform is Ushering in an Exciting New Era of Productivity and Margin Growth for Mine Operators

Seattle mining data analytics start-up DataCloud has launched its MinePortal™ rock data management and analysis product, which it claims can help mining companies boost productivity and profits.

May 30, 2018 – Poultry, LondonWith the new MinePortal™ platform mine operators could process "massive volumes of drilling and geosciences data to create actionable insights that produce dramatic improvements in orebody delineation, and [rock] fragmentation". » Read More

DataCloud Launches Real-Time Geoscience Technology Platform that Enables Substantial Improvements in Mining Productivity and Profitability

MinePortal™ is a cloud-based “Earth Model” platform providing real-time management and analysis of drill data, geologic models, rock properties, and ore/waste boundaries

May 30, 2018 – Poultry, London – DataCloud, the leading real-time geoscience technology company serving the global mining industry, today launched MinePortal™, a cloud-based “Earth Model” platform for real-time management and analysis of rock data that enables mining companies to dramatically improve productivity while increasing profitability. » Read More

CEO, Thor Kallestad, Appears on Mining Technology Partner Podcast

Listen to see how high-resolution (1cm) rock properties stream from the drill to any device!

May 10, 2018 – Seattle, WA – DataCloud´s CEO Thor Kallestad discusses the incredible cost reducing and profit increasing advantages for mine operators through the use of cutting edge technology. By simply unleashing IoT Sensors and AI platforms on drills during production, mines can easily access real-time information to optimize mineral extraction.... » Read More

DataCloud Launches Breakthrough Technology Solution Creating Step-Change Productivity and Profitability Improvements for Mine Operators Worldwide

DataCloud’s RHINO™ Geoscience Logging Tool Uses IoT Sensors and Seismic-While-Drilling Techniques to Enable Differential Blasting, Significantly Improving Fragmentation Profiles

May 2, 2018 – Seattle, WA – DataCloud, the geosciences technology innovator that enables mining companies to master the subsurface and drive profitable growth, today announced that it is launching RHINO™, a breakthrough geosciences logging tool designed for the global mining industry. RHINO™ uses advanced Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, seismic-while-drilling (SWD) techniques, and artificial intelligence (AI) to measure previously unavailable rock properties in real-time...  » Read More

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