Tony Edwards


StepChange Global

CEO of Stepchange Global Limited, Tony has extensive experience in the oil and gas and mining sectors worldwide. Tony has a BA degree from Keele University in Geology and Chemistry, and a Doctorate in Petrology from the University of Manchester.

He had a 17 year career with BP that spanned R&D through to front line operations and project management. He was a founder member of BP’s Integrated Operations Program, Field of the Future, and was subsequently the global director for the Advanced Collaborative Environment Program. In 2006 he moved to BG-Group to launch its digital oilfield program. In January 2009 he founded Stepchange Global, a dedicated digital oilfield advisory company, and has since advised Equinor, BP, PETRONAS, ConocoPhillips, Total, ExxonMobil, Shell, Santos, Origin Energy, Suncor, GAZPROM, Repsol, Premier Oil, and ExxonMobil on their oil and gas Integrated Operations and Digital Transformation strategies.

In mining, Tony has worked on Integrated operations implementations for BHP in Australia, Canada, and Chile, for Barrick Gold in Argentina, and Teck resources in Chile. Tony is particularly interested in the People, Process and Organisational change that is needed to maximize the benefit from the latest wave digital technologies. This includes new operational models that are real time, remote, collaborative and multidiscipline.

08.10.2020 16:00 - Mining Goes Digital – Session 4 | Main Hall

Lessons learned from the practical application of application of Integrated Operations Centre to mining operations in Australia, Chile and Argentina.

This paper will draw on the experience gained by Stepchange Global in implementing Integrated Operations Centres in Iron Ore, Copper and Gold mines in Australia, Chile and Argentina. Lessons learned will be provided for the key elements for success including, People, Process, Technology and Organizational change.