I spent most of Tuesday in this stream - listening.
A group of very talented, very experienced and very determined people in the room, from Australia and elsewhere, were solving some very valuable problems in the mining industry.
Sadly, I was not surprised to hear almost all of them cite one of the major difficulties in succeeding as a mining tech start-up was the need to deal with major mining companies as customers.
Maptek is a significantly larger company than most in the room there, and we have some very productive working relationships with big mining companies. However, we work in the same space, and so I get their point.
Large mining companies can be very difficult to do business with.
Unreasonably long payment terms being dictated by th...