He says the global mining industry is in the midst of significant technological transformation and we need to be moving right alone with it.
A conference that focuses on mining innovation and education will take place in Sudbury for a second year.
The Beyond Digital Transformation will take place between Feb. 6 and 7. It's put on in partnership between NORCAT and the Partners in Achieving Change Excellence.
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.
“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
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.
Partners in Achieving Change Excellence (PACE)
in partnership with NORCAT are hosting the second annual
Beyond Digital Transformation (BDT) conference in Sudbury on
February 6 - 7, 2019.
BDT aims to help the mining sector
understand and be part of the digital transformation in the
mining industry. The conference will focus on the evolving
mining landscape and how to work collaboratively with mining
companies and their technology partners.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Mining DistruptED”
which outlines the focus of EDucating the attendees of new and
emerging technologies through case studies and talks delivered
by leaders in the mining industry. Tried and tested new
technologies will be presented by mining companies currently
utilizing these tools.
“At PACE we have a track record of creating a sense of certainty
for the realization of specific benefits related to new technology
solutions in the mining industry for example. with Short
Interval Control in underground mines. The way the mining
industry functions is changing, we help create positive change
with predictable results.,” says Neha Singh, PACE CEO. “We see
first hand the digital transformation happening in the mining
industry. It’s important that we’re prepared for these new
To provide BDT attendees with hands-on experience of the new
technologies PACE has partnered with NORCAT.
“As the global one-stop shop for all that is the future of mining,
NORCAT has had an unrivalled opportunity to watch and learn
as the global mining industry has embarked on a remarkable
innovation and technology transformation journey,” says Don
Duval, NORCAT CEO. “NORCAT is excited to partner with PACE
and the Beyond Digital Transformation conference to provide a
forum for attendees to see and touch emerging technologies
that are poised to revolutionize the global mining industry.”
The two-day conference agenda is full of dynamic speakers,
networking sessions, panel discussions, and Mining DisruptED
Attendees will hear from:
• Ricus Grimbeek - Chief Operating Officer, North Atlantic
Operations & Asian Refineries Vale Base Metals
• Michelle Ash - Chief Innovation Officer, Barrick Gold
• Ethan Hull - Digital Transformation, Barrick Gold
• Carl Weatherall - Executive Director & CEO, Canada
Mining Innovation Council
• Dave Poulin - Chief Surveyor, Goldcorp
• Chris Burgess - Director, Innovation & Transformation,
To purchase tickets, you can visit
2019-tickets-44095737538. If you’re interested in sponsorship
opportunities you can contact Brigid Prouse at 1-844-353-PACE
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.
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.
“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.