Creating a successful product by selecting the right approach and the right team is always a challenging process. The most important things are to have freedom to decide what is best in given timeline, collaborate to polish ideas, and respect the deadline. We managed to deliver the SIC it on time, and in January 2019 we deployed it at Goldstrike, the largest gold mine in the world. Having an in-house product, which is cheaper, performs better, and is tailored to specific conditions in mining industry was a great success for Barrick.
Also, adoption of any digital product in mining industry is a not an easy process. We wanted to change that too. In case of SIC, adoption was amazing as the app was built in collaboration with end users and their feedback was used to create the user flow and UI. A feeling that they were involved in the process of creating an application improved the implementation process and created such hype that managers from other mine sites asked for a version for their mine sites too.