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Bringing mining companies and technology start ups together

 A new kind of mining conference is coming to Sudbury. Organizers want to encourage innovation in the industry by bringing mining companies and technology start-ups together. Neha Singh joined us in studio to tell us more about it. 

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CONFERENCES: New Mining Technology Conference Launches in Sudbury

 “In working and having discussions with some of the biggest mining companies in the world, what we’ve been hearing is that the digital transformation of mining is moving ahead very quickly, but that there is not always a ‘one size fits all’ solution to their needs,” says Neha Singh, PACE CEO.  Read More by clicking the link below


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Canadian mining magazine coverage of beyond digital

New Mining Conference in Sudbury “Turning the Tables” on Tradition

 The goal is to provide mining industry leaders and vendors with decades of mining technology experience the opportunity to come together to discuss the ongoing digital transformation of the mining industry and what technologies will be required to drive that change. 

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News Releases

Proceeds from New Mining Conference in Sudbury Going to Charity

Northern Ontario – The recently announced Beyond Digital Transformation 2018 (#BDT2018)

mining conference has added a twist on the usual trade show/conference format, and unveiled mining industry giant Rick Howes (CEO, Dundee Precious Metals) as Keynote Speaker.


Howes and five other distinguished speakers from three multinational mining companies – Barrick Gold Inc., Glencore, and Vale – will discuss their vision of mining’s future and share their specific needs in the digital transformation age, leading vendors to custom, customer-focused solutions that may help their companies successfully meet their mine safety, planning, and production goals.


In another innovative move, #BDT2018 – produced in partnership with Laurentian University’s Goodman School of Mines, Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), Sudbury Area Mining Supply and Service Association (SAMSAA), the Sudbury District Chamber of Commerce, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, Northern Ontario Angels, and PACE (Partners in Achieving Change Excellence – will also direct all proceeds above conference costs to various charities chosen by the conference speakers.


“We wanted to attract some of the best and brightest to our new mining conference, and people are very motivated when given an opportunity to help a cause near and dear to their hearts,” affirms Neha Singh, PACE CEO.


The charities chosen include the United Way Centraide North East Ontario, Zawadi la Tumaini (a

children's home based in Nairobi, Kenya, centered around quality education, family values, medical care, and support to 27 orphaned and abandoned children), the Marathon Community Collective (food bank), Plan International CANADA - Because I am a Girl, and the Canadian Cancer Society. Individuals unable to attend the conference who wish to support the speaker charities can do so directly from the website.


In addition to opportunities for networking, compelling speakers, a trade show, and learning about innovation and new technologies, #BDT2018 will also offer discussion on dealing with the people side of change. “Mines truly care about their people and the communities where they operate,” adds Singh. “We’re pleased to bring that element into Beyond Digital Transformation 2018.”

Award-winning Keynote Speaker Announced for New Mining Conference in Sudbury

Northern Ontario PACE (Partners in Achieving Change Excellence) is proud to present Beyond Digital Transformation 2018, a new mining conference with a new focus, and is very excited to announce mining industry giant and multiple award winner Rick Howes as Keynote Speaker.

Mr. Howes, President and CEO of Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) since 2013, has over 35 years’ experience in the mining industry in Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa in various capacities including Engineering and Design, Operations and Maintenance supervision, Site and Plant management, Business Unit Management and Executive Global Management. 


Throughout his career, Rick Howes has been closely associated with the practices that make for world-class mining operations including Inco’s North Mine, which won the 2006 Ryan Award as the safest mine in Canada. A key theme of his career is pushing to innovate in the mining business. He was recognized with the 2016 Outstanding Innovator Award, presented by the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame for his work with DPM at their Chelopech mine, where he introduced an operational performance project called Taking the Lid Off that combined communication and location technologies, providing real-time production management and tracking to better monitor production and control. 


“Rick is a visionary mining executive whose work fundamentally changed DPM’s mining operational management”, affirms Ms. Singh.


“What he brings to the table is exactly what this conference is about – innovation, transformation, and how to keep up with the rate of change. THIS is the exact kind of person mining vendors need to hear from!”


The one-day Beyond Digital Transformation 2018 conference, to be held in Sudbury, Ontario, February 1, 2018, will bring together mining industry leaders, and vendors with decades of mining technology experience. PACE CEO Neha Singh says she hopes vendors from Northern Ontario and beyond will develop a greater understanding of the individual needs of global mining companies in achieving their digital transformation goals, and leverage this knowledge into ideal turn-key technology solutions uniquely designed for their mines.


For further information or to register, visit https://beyonddigitaltransformation.com, or call PACE at 705-222-8463. 

New Mining Conference Launches in Sudbury

  

Northern Ontario PACE (Partners in Achieving Change Excellence) is proud to present Beyond Digital Transformation 2018, a new mining conference with a new focus!


“In working and having discussions with some of the biggest mining companies in the world, what we’ve been hearing is that the digital transformation of mining is moving ahead very quickly, but that there is not always a ‘one size fits all’ solution to their needs,” says Neha Singh, PACE CEO. “Our thought was to turn the tables on your usual mining conference, and instead of vendors just showing mining companies what they have and hoping it fits, we would provide a forum for the mining companies to tell the vendor what they need!”


The one-day conference, to be held in Sudbury, Ontario, February 1, 2018, will bring together mining industry leaders, and vendors with decades of mining technology experience. Singh hopes vendors from Northern Ontario and beyond will develop a greater understanding of the individual needs of global mining companies in achieving their digital transformation goals, and leverage this knowledge into ideal turn-key technology solutions uniquely designed for their mines.


Participants will: 

  • Learn how the top mining companies in the world see the future of digital transformation directly from compelling keynote speakers.
  • Interact with corporate decision makers at the trade show, understand the problems they need addressed, and explain the solutions their products may offer, or how they can be developed or tailored to their requirements. 
  • Meet and network with industry leaders and experts, and discuss opportunities for growth and future success. 


 “The rate of change in mining is fast and getting faster,” enthuses Ms. Singh. “We want to help companies get in on the ground floor of developments taking place far below the floor!” 


Beyond Digital Transformation 2018 conference takes place February 1, 2018, in Sudbury, ON. A website for the conference, https://beyonddigitaltransformation.com, has been launched for potential participants who want further information, and registrations are now being accepted. Interested companies or individuals may also call PACE at 705-222-8463.