Transformation in the Digital Era

Ed Humphries, Head of Digital Transformation, Barrick Gold

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Speaker’s Biography

Ed Humphries was appointed the Head of Digital Transformation at Barrick Gold Corporation in September 2016. He is responsible for delivering a fundamental culture change for Barrick as it embraces the digital era. Ed served for 13 years in the British Army including time in the Special Air Service (SAS) before working in Africa as a shareholder in a number of startup businesses from consumer finance, distressed asset recovery and oil and gas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geography for the University of Birmingham and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

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Our vision is the generation of wealth through responsible mining—wealth for our owners, our people, and the countries and communities with which we partner. Our ultimate objective is to grow our free cash flow per share over the long term. We will do so by: maintaining and growing industry-leading margins, driven by innovation and our digital transformation; managing our portfolio and allocating capital with discipline and rigor; and leveraging our distinctive partnership culture as a competitive advantage. More than 75% of our gold production comes from the Americas region, including Argentina, Canada, Dominican Republic, Peru and the United States.