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Maestro Digital Mine hosts Industry-led Digital Mining Panel – Industry 4.0 in action at PDAC 2019

Close up of host Bob McDonald and panelists

On Monday, March 4, 2019, Maestro Digital Mine was proud to be hosting this Industry-led Panel Discussion on Implementation and Adoption of Digital Solutions into Operating Mines at the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase at the PDAC Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to a packed house (over 120 people) from the global mining industry.

Group photo of MDM Panelists and organizers

The expert Panelists included: Theophile Yameogo, Vice President of Digital Innovation at Dundee Precious Metals; Ethan Hull, CEO of TECHrep Global, and formerly at Barrick Gold; Chris Burgess, Director of Innovation and Transformation at Yamana Gold; and Michel Samovojski, Technology Co-ordinator for the Canadian North-East District of Goldcorp. The panel was moderated by Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s National science program, Quirks and Quarks.
 
The Digital Mine is founded on the collection and use of data to provide operational visibility and decision support that help increase production, reduce costs and enhance worker safety.  The integration of Industrial Internet of Things (digital) solutions into mine operations have provided the foundational building blocks for the Digital Mine. The mining industry is embracing the term “Industry 4.0,” an interactive network of robotics, sensors, and machines regulated by data-driven computer algorithms and controlled via the Internet and its users across mining operations, driven by results. Enabling the Digital Mine starts with connectivity, a digital technology that Maestro Digital Mine specializes in delivering to the mining industry. 

What does Industry 4.0 look like to the mining industry in action? Digital transformation enables disruptive mining innovations, connecting mine wide systems, helping to unlock value and drive better safety and production outcomes!  Maestro Digital Mine brought together global mining leaders who are enabling digital technologies into operating mines. The Panel discussed valuable insights, successful integration examples, lessons learned and best practices & processes on how to improve safety, efficiency and productivity through integrating digital technologies into mine operations. Ultimately, discussing the future for advancing the digital mine!

To view video of panel session, CLICK HERE.


Panel Invite Poster

Here is a clip featuring the audience in attendance.

Image of PDAC panel audience and link to video clip

Maestro Digital Mine in NOMS at PDAC 2019

To view video, CLICK HERE.



Media Coverage: 

'Data democracy' changing the mining industry
Northern Ontario Business

'Why should the mining industry go digital?
Several experts at the 2019 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention had their reasons, emphasizing that data is critical for all aspects of operations and gives all members ownership in the results. Sudbury’s Maestro Digital Mine hosted a special panel discussion on the subject at the convention’s Northern Ontario Mining Showcase on March 4.' Read more here.

 

The Challenges and Triumphs of [digitalization]
CANADIAN MINING JOURNAL

'The ongoing digitalization of mining is presenting both exciting results and plenty of challenges. A panel of experts at this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention in Toronto in March dished on both aspects to an audience of more than 120 gathered at the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase. Moderated by Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, and organized by Maestro Digital Mine, the panel discussed what the digital age is already enabling miners to do, how they see it progressing in future, and also shared their difficulties with the process. But first, they outlined why digitalization is so important to the mining industry.' Read more here.

 

Digital mining is here to stay, but there are some challenges
Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal

'Digital mining is here to stay for Canadian mining companies but there are still some challenges to be overcome. That was the consensus of a group of mining executives who took part in the panel discussion hosted by the Maestro Digital Mine company of Sudbury at the annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) held in March. The event was one of the key presentations at the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase and was moderated by Bob McDonald, the well-known hosts of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks science program.' Read more here.

 

The challenges and triumphs of digitization
Canadian Mining

‘PDAC panel dishes on mining sector’s digital journey. The ongoing digitalization of mining is presenting both exciting results and plenty of challenges. A panel of experts at this year’s Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention in Toronto in March dished on both aspects to an audience of more than 120 gathered at the Northern Ontario Mining Showcase. Moderated by Bob McDonald, host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, and organized by Maestro Digital Mine, the panel discussed what the digital age is already enabling miners to do, how they see it progressing in future, and also shared their difficulties with the process. But first, they outlined why digitalization is so important to the mining industry.’ Read more here.

 

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