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Thursday, November 26 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Challenges Associated with Transferring New Technologies to Mining Industry / Les défis associés au transfert des nouvelles technologies pour l'industrie minière

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Organizers: Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation

The mining industry has historically been resistant to try new technologies, but they can no longer afford to keep this stance. As mines go deeper to access ore deposits, they become more costly to operate. It is also hard to attract and retain new talent and mine closures have a negative effect on the Canadian economy, especially as small-to-medium sized enterprises (SME's) are hit the hardest.
The Business -led Network Centres of Excellence Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) was created with these needs and challenges in mind. We have established services to assist with transferring new technologies to the mining industry. The benefits will be realized in three areas:

1. Increasing research and development (R&D) capacity through a networked solution team approach
Our network solution team strengthens the public private sector relationship by engaging the mining service and supply sector, industry, academia, research institutions and government,
creating the tools and highly qualified people that will meet the needs of the mining industry.

2. Change Management
Introducing change is always a challenge across most industries, especially in an established mining industry. Change management allows us to look at the existing process and review/rewrite this process to allow new technologies to be embedded into existing systems.

3. Increasing research and development (R&D) receptivity at the mine sites.
Increasing R&D receptivity within the mining industry ensures more support for projects that have industrial trials built into the deliverables. This also helps researchers lower the risk trials and increases market exposure.

The paper will further define how these three approaches have been applied under the Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN), whose mandate is to help the mining industry to adopt commercially viable R&D project results, and the deployment of proven innovative technologies.

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Adi Treasurywala

ArrowCan Partners Inc.
Adi Treasurywala's career of four decades has spanned the divide between well established large industry and small early technology innovators in a unique and fluid way. Two and a half decades with such companies as Wyeth Ayerst, Sterling Drug, Pfizer, and Allelix in both Canada... Read More →

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Wayne Ablitt

President, Jannatec Technologies
Wayne Ablitt, President and co-founder of Jannatec Technologies has over 27 years of experience in the communication industry. As President, Wayne’s focus has been to oversee the expansion of the business and foster growth in the mining community. Wayne helps ensure that all products... Read More →
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Zachary Mayer

Manager of Mine Technical Services, Glencore’s Kidd Operations
Zachary Mayer is the Manager of Mine Technical Services at Glencore’s Kidd Operations, the world’s deepest base metal mine, located in Timmins Ontario. Kidd Mine currently produces 2.25 million tonnes per year of zinc, copper and silver bearing ore from a depth of 3km below surface.A... Read More →
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Douglas Morrison

President & CEO Chair of Holistic Mining Practices, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation
Douglas has 14 years of operating experience in the deep nickel mines of the Sudbury Basin, where he became the Superintendent of Rock Mechanics and Mine Design at Inco (now Vale). He has since spent 15 years as a consultant at Golder Associates working on strategic mine design... Read More →
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Sylvie Nadeau

Professor, École de technologie supérieure (ETS) de Montréal
Professor Nadeau holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering (1992, specialised in production) from École Polytechnique de Montréal. She also holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering (2001, specialised in human factor engineering) from the same institution. She is now... Read More →

Thursday November 26, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Richelieu (level C)

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