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LAST YEAR's #BDT2020 donated $55,000 to Charities


The World of Transformation is underway; the 2nd annual Beyond Digital Transformation Conference was a resounding success with over $30,000 donated to 20 charities around the globe. This conference focuses on that ever changing mining landscape and how mining companies have applied innovations and the subsequent lessons learned and success stories related to these innovations. This is the one conference where you must be a Mining Company to Present on stage. Sponsor spots are available but they are reserved for our Platinum and Gold Sponsors.

This year's #BDT2020 conference will switch gears with the theme “Data to Decisions”, offering a more hands on focus on how new innovations are applied. #BDT2020 will showcase mining companies who are implementers and will be sharing their success stories and lessons learned. Action biased companies who are using the latest technologies to improve safety, performance, and their overall operations.

#BDT2020 will also shine the “miner’s lamp” on the industry’s unsung heroes, offering insights from mine managers, superintendents, and other speakers who are directly responsible for operations. As part of their presentations mining companies will be sharing their perspective on the real-world challenges they would like to see solved and the vendors, universities and colleges connected to the conference will be challenged to come up with possible future innovations to help solve these challenges.

The conference will be extending it's reach this year by being Live-Cast at multiple different universities, colleges and technology hubs who are connected through the Orion Network. Please contact us is you are interested in being a virtual site for #BDT2020; 


Our Committee Members

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Roy Slack
President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Roy possesses over 35 years of mine contracting, consulting, and business management experience which as helped build the Cementation group in North America, a company that puts people ahead of profits, and that truly lives by a safety first value system and a "best for project" philosophy.  He has substantial experience and technical papers written in the areas of shaft sinking, safety, innovation and contract formats.

Roy was appointed as President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum on May 1st 2019,  is an active member of the CIM Northern Gateway branch and Toastmasters and is currently on the board of Norcat.
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Nathan M.Stubina

Dr. Stubina joined Sherritt International as VP Technologies in November 2018.  Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Innovation for McEwen Mining.  Nathan has 30 years of international industrial experience, including positions with Barrick Gold Corp., Noranda Inc. and Falconbridge Limited.

Nathan was VP International of the CIM and is a Past-President of MetSoc (Metallurgy & Materials Society of the CIM), a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a member of the Lassonde Institute of Mining’s Advisory Committee at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Stubina was named a Fellow of the CIM in 2012 and a CIM Distinguished Lecturer in 2019.

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George Darling
Senior Vice President Sandstorm Gold.
George Darling P.Eng has over 30 years in the Mining Field both in Operations and Engineering. He specializes in scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in Mining projects and has managed at a senior level many consulting firms with numerous International assignments garnering worldwide experience in Australia, New Caledonia, and South America.
Angela Hamlyn
Chief Executive Officer CIM
Angela is an experienced leader with creative vision, strong project management and networking skills and a reputation for fostering a collaborative organizational culture with high-performing and engaged teams. She posses strong communication and strategic planning capabilities and is skilled in corporate relations, not-for-profit management and corporate social responsibility.
Neil Milner
Head of Projects KGHM International
Neil is a resourceful, trusted, strategically-oriented Project Manager with outstanding operations, project management, complex finance and general management skills with a track record of successfully leading change, business improvements and implementing rigorous standards and procedures.
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Neha Singh
Chief Executive Officer PACE - Partners in Achieving Change Excellence
For over a decade, Neha has been leading large scale, transformative change as a project manager in a multitude of provincial business environments, and coaching individuals, companies and organizations in the Lean methodology. More recently she has been leading PACE’s implementation and project recovery for six different methods of Short Interval Control (SIC) across six different mining operations.


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2020 Schedule

Time              Event

Wednesday Feb. 5

Cambrian College eDome

07:30 - 09:00      VIP Breakfast (By Invitation Only)
07:30 - 09:00      Registration & NORCAT Tech Alley
09:00 - 09:30      
Welcome (Roy Slack, Nathan Stubina, Neha Singh)
09:30 - 09:45      Peter Xavier, Glencore 
10:00 - 10:45      
Mine Operations Panel
                            Alan Vermeersch, Creighton Mine, Vale
                            Sari Muinonen, Smelter, Sudbury INO
                            Tom Hopkins, McCreedy Mine, Sudbury
10:50 - 11:35      Keynote - Nelson Manzanares, Superintendente de Gestión                              de Procesos, Minera Los Pelambres, Chile
11:40 - 11:55      Holographic Visualization for Earth Sciences - Big Giant                                   Mine Case Study, Keith Lay, BGC - Ada Platform
12:00 - 13:00      Networking Lunch
13:15 - 14:00      Fred Stanford, CEO Torex Gold, Muckahi Mining System
14:05 - 14:35      Stephen Korski, Redpath - The Rail Runner – A                                                   Development for Improved Safety with Mechanized Rail                                     Climbers

14:40 - 15:25      Anthony Downs    Digital Transformation of Vale
15:30 - 16:00      Glencore Kidd Operations - Case Study Benefits of using                                  Wifi to the Face
16:00 - 17:15      NORCAT Tech Alley - Networking
19:00 - Late        #BDT2020 After Party hosted by Science North

Thursday Feb. 6

Cambrian College eDome

07:30 - 09:00      Breakfast - By Invitation Only
09:00 - 09:15      Welcome - Peter Xavier
09:30 - 10:15      Sustainable Mining by Drilling - Anaconda Mining and                                      Novamera Inc.
10:30 - 12:00      Panel - Translating Strategy to Operations Fac
                           Jody Kuzenko, COO, Torex Gold
                           Peter Xavier, VP, Sudbury INO Glencore
                           Dino Otranto, COO, Vale
12:00 - 14:00      Networking Lunch and NORCAT Tech Alley
13:45 - 14:00      Buses Leave for 2 Separate Tours
                           Tour of Glencore Ni Rim South Mine
                           Tour of Glencore Smelter Operations
17:00 - 17:15      Buses Arrive Back at Cambrian College eDome
19:00 - 21:30      Goodman Gold Challenge Social Register Here
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