The platform to support industry discussion of innovation and performance

Our Story

The State of Play platform was initiated in 2012 to create a platform to support industry discussion of innovation and performance at a strategic level, macro-level insights into the industry ecosystem, and more effective strategy execution and business design for competitive advantage.

State of Play has undertaken 5 global surveys – 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021. We have also undertaken drill-down research work into specific themes including Electrification in 2020, Cybersecurity in 2019 and the specific mining industries of South Africa and India in 2017. We have also released long-form reports based on interviews with CEOs and board members from across primary industries in both 2016 and 2018.

State of Play is now a leading voice for industry leaders and decision-makers. Our research is the basis for strategic decision-making and investment analysis globally, across operators, suppliers, investors and government. Our work directly impacts on-the-ground innovation efforts such as the Electric Mine Consortium and countless in-house innovation acceleration programs.

Thank you to the many participants who have participated in our surveys. Your involvement has been crucial in developing State of Play into the leading, independent source of current insights on the resources industry.

CEO

Graeme Stanway

Graeme founded State of Play in 2012. His current work focuses on understanding and advising on business strategy for the global resources industry at the nexus of economics, social and technology change. Graeme is based in Western Australia, travelling widely to support the development of strategies for most of the major mining companies over the past 15 years. A PhD in Engineering by training, Graeme has developed an industry-wide reputation as one of its leading thinkers.

CEO

Paul Mahoney

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research lead

Xavier Evans

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ANALYTICS LEAD

Madi Ratcliffe

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What we do

The State of Play surveys, with their strategic level approach to innovation, enable us to uncover the impediments and success factors driving innovation across the industry supply chain.Our surveys provide business executives with a health check of how their companies benchmark against their peers. More broadly, it has the potential to position the industry for a strategic shift.

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