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Herman Hendriks
Digital Value Chain Lead at Exxaro Resources


Herman Hendriks studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Pretoria.  He started his career as a Simulation Engineer where he spent two years developing complex 3D simulation models for clients in the mining industry.  Thereafter he joined Exxaro as part of their “Professionals-in-Training” (PIT) programme. 

During his time in Mpumalanga he obtained exposure to seven of Exxaro’s Coal Business Units, both open case and underground mining, where he was responsible for the implementation and facilitation of Operational Excellence programmes. 

At the beginning of 2017 Herman left Mpumalanga to join the Grootegeluk team, where his primary focus was (and still is) the Ops-Eye project.

Herman later obtained an Honors degree in Industrial Engineering and completed the Management Development Programme, both at the University of Pretoria.  He also successfully completed the Advanced Coal Preparation programme from the University of Pretoria and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from The Acuity Institute in Colorado, United States.

He is currently busy with the Professional Program for Data Science presented by Microsoft.

Herman is married with two children (3 and 1).  He enjoys reading, running, spending time with his family and friends and having meaningful conversations about where the crazy world of Artificial Intelligence will take us.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion - Improving mining safety and retaining competitive advantage: utilising IoT to power Africa's largest industry


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