Sarah Coleman

Sarah Coleman

Chief Executive Officer

Idoba

Sarah is an experienced mining operations and management consulting executive. She has worked with a wide range of top tier organisations across mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, and healthcare through the companies she founded and ran for over a decade. 

Her companies were acquired by Perenti Group in 2020 to establish idoba, a new digital transformation service business for the mining industry and beyond. Under Sarah’s leadership as President, idoba has continued to grow with the subsequent acquisitions of Optika Solutions, Orelogy, and Atomorphis. In 2022, Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corporation took out an equity stake in Idoba.

Sarah has been recognised for her excellence including being named as last year’s winner of the  Women in Industry, Excellence In Mining Award. Sarah is passionate about challenging traditional thinking and barriers that have been the constraints as well as the norms of working environments.  She is driven to forge a new path for her own children and future generations where being who you are is more than enough and freedom of thought is not only encouraged but thriving in mining and beyond.

Sarah Coleman

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  • 200 min
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  • Digital Transformation
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  • Convergio Digital Transformation Theatre

Applications of Digitalisation & Artificial Intelligence

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Welcoming Remarks
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Mining Keynote: Practical Applications of AI in Mining
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Landing the Digital Promise: What it Really Takes to Deliver Value
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A Technology Journey that Supports the Increasing Complexity Facing Operations
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Leveraging Rugged Machine Vision and AI to Go from Raw Data to Insight and Impact: Examples, Challenges, and Opportunities
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Maximising Tyre Life: The Role of Real-Time Hazard Detection
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AI@Scale: The Future for Mining Leaders
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Mining Keynote Interview: The Emerging Role of Vanadium in Energy Transition and Long Duration Energy Storage
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Industry Panel Discussion: Key Learnings from the Most Recent Applications of AI and Data Analytics in Mining
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  • Thu, 02 Nov
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  • 120 min
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Mining and Space: Collaborating on Robotics and Automation Capability

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Welcoming Remarks
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Moon to Mars and Beyond: Driving Technology Uplift in Space from What We’ve Developed in Resources and Vice Versa
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Accelerating Discovery Using Space, AI and Ambient Noise Tomography
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Panel Discussion: Collaborating on Robotics & Automation Capabilities between Mining & Space – What is Required to Advance these Developments?