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BHP Selects AWS for Data-Driven Innovation

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc., an Amazon.com company, has announced that BHP, one of the world’s leading resources companies, has selected AWS as its long-term data analytics and machine learning (ML) cloud provider to improve its business agility, make operations safer, and create a data-driven culture of innovation. BHP aims to leverage the breadth and depth of AWS services, including analytics, ML, storage, and compute, to foster a culture of innovation, accelerate the development of new services, and deploy new digital initiatives across its resources businesses globally.

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Resource companies require flexibility to respond to changing market demand for natural resources, and keep up with the technological pace of change. Leveraging AWS services, BHP can aggregate thousands of datasets from its global entities to produce digital solutions for its operations. For example, BHP recently developed a solution on AWS that uses artificial intelligence to optimise commodity logistics schedules from mine to market, delivering benefits to BHP and its customers.

To support BHP’s goal of creating a future-ready workforce and help the company attract top digital talent, BHP is launching an AWS Cloud Academy program. This will offer BHP employees access to interactive training modules and hands-on immersion days to bring new ways of innovating and problem-solving across the business.

“Digital technology is in everything we do at BHP, from how we connect every day to how we extract and find resources more safely and sustainably,” said Laura Tyler, Chief Technical Officer, BHP. “We are levering next generation technologies like machine learning and data analytics to solve complex business problems, and unlock value even faster. Cloud is the foundation to our plans, and it will enable us to deploy digital solutions to the frontline quickly and at scale, dramatically reduce the amount of hardware on sites, and reduce costs. We are thrilled to have AWS on board to ensure we have a strong foundation to accelerate our plans and drive digital capability across the business.”

“We’re excited to expand our collaboration with BHP and support them to become a more efficient and data-driven resources company,” said Bill Vass, Vice President of Engineering, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “With AWS, BHP can put their vast global data to work, helping the company make the best possible decisions and better respond to market changes, while upskilling employees to prepare for the digital workforce. AWS is pleased to help BHP further drive efficiencies in their operations and set up the company for continued global success using the cloud.”

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