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We have more than two decades of experience in the mining industry, from juniors to diversified majors, we are working with global players to create step change.

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Oil & Gas

We believe that fossil fuels play a crucial role in the global economy and we are expertly positioned to move your company forward.

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VCI believes in bringing the future forward. There is no denying that we need to look at alternative energy now. VCI makes sure progress is here to stay and helps you stay ahead of the pack.

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Water is a resource we have in abundance. However, useable water is often mismanaged and wasted. VCI helps you make the most of your resources and keeps your business sustainable.

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Bio-Medical Engineering

Technology is moving at an intractable pace. This means huge advances for the quality of human life. VCI helps you change the way we live, sustainably.

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We believe that the healthcare industry is inseparable from the quality of human life. VCI helps you help people by providing healthcare business analyses and solutions.

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Paul Leonardi's Bio

Paul Leonardi is the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara. He holds appointments in the Technology Management Program (TMP) and the Department of Communication. He is also the Investment Group of Santa Barbara Founding Director of the Master of Technology Management Program.

Dr. Leonardi’s research, teaching, and consulting focus on helping companies to create and share knowledge more effectively. He is interested in how implementing new technologies and harnessing the power of informal social networks can help companies take advantage of their knowledge assets to create innovative products and services.

He has authored dozens of articles that have appeared in top journals across the fields of management, organization studies, communication studies, and information systems research. He is also the author of three books on innovation and organizational change. He has won major awards for his research from the Academy of Management, the American Sociological Association, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Association for Information Systems, the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the National Science Foundation.

Over the past decade, he has consulted with for-profit and non-profit organizations about how to improve communication between departments, how to use social technologies to improve internal knowledge sharing, how to structure global product development operations, and how to manage the human aspects of new technology implementation.

Before coming to UCSB, Dr. Leonardi worked at Northwestern University on the faculties of the School of Communication, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Kellogg School of Management. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization at Stanford University.

Willem Buhrmann's Bio


Willem Buhrmann is an experienced mining professional that has extensive African and international experience in project management, strategy implementation and corporate finance. Willem was previously Business Development Manager (Africa) for Rio Tinto Energy and more recently consulted to the wider mining industry including majors and a variety of juniors. He holds degrees in finance (Chartered Accountant) and the legal world (LL.B.)

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