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Topic 1: Innovating for success in a digital era


Topic 1: Innovating for success in a digital era

Sarah Coleman

CEO, idoba

Sarah is the Chief Executive Officer of idoba; a digital transformation company dedicated to solving the toughest challenges for the mining industry and beyond.

Sarah is an experienced mining and management consulting executive. She has worked with a wide range of top tier organisations across industries of mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Sarah founded ImpRes (Improvement Resources) in 2010, specialising in business improvement for the resources sector, and in 2012, formed her second company Sandpit Innovation, to specialise in developing leading edge technology and innovation solutions for the mining sector. In 2020 Sandpit and ImpRes were acquired by Perenti Group, a global mining services provider with over ~11,000 employees. Under Sarah’s leadership as the CEO, idoba has grown through the strategic acquisitions of Optika Solutions, Orelogy, and Atomorphis. idoba is now a leading innovation ecosystem. 

Sarah is passionate about challenging traditional thinking and barriers that have been the constraints as well as the norms of working environments.  She is driven to forge a new path for her own children and future generations where being who you are is more than enough and freedom of thought is not only encouraged but thriving in mining and beyond.

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