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Mining IT Summit

Information Technology and Global Mining Groups Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
Where Fasken Martineau
Algonquin, Escarpment & Huron Rooms
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON
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In today’s world of economic uncertainty, mining companies in Canada and around the world are under pressure to increase operating efficiencies, while continuing to produce output.

While not capable of solving every issue that the sector faces – such as skill shortages and demand uncertainty – emerging and currently existing information technologies can help with improving operations, reducing costs and better utlilizing data analytics. However, successfully selecting, implementing and operating technology solutions can pose its own challenges. This seminar will focus on reviewing some of the current trends in the application of technology solutions in the mining space, together with an assessment of the some of the opportunities and challenges presented by those solutions, based on actual experience. 

Detailed Agenda

8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast


8:30 am

Topic 1 - When Machines Speak: M2M Innovation

Speakers: Doug Morrision, Centre for Excellence in Mining Information 
                    Paul Sheremeto, Pattern Discovery

                    Kirk Petroski, Symbotic


Topic 2 - Mine of the future: Why technology will be critical for the industry

Speaker: Jurgen Beier, Deloitte


10:15 am

Morning Break


10:30 am

Topic 3 - Top ten technology issues in Mining M&A transactions 
Speakers: James Ross, DeBeers 
                    Andrew Alleyne, Fasken Martineau


Topic 4 - Lessons learned: A review of recent IT implementation successes and failures in the mining industry
Speakers: John Beardwood, Fasken Martineau 
                    David Cefai, Kinross Gold Corp

12:10 pm

1:10 pm
Topic 5 - Not Just Rocks: Mining Value From Your Intellectual Property

Speaker: Mark Penner, Fasken Martineau

Topic 6 - Shared services in mining: Understanding the model
Speaker: Joseph K. Parker, Mapletree Advisory Inc.

2:15 pm
Afternoon Break

2:30 pm
Topic 7 - Making the right choice for when it all goes wrong: Understanding the menu of international dispute resolution options
Speaker: Bill Molloy, Fasken Martineau

3:15 pm
Program Concludes



Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.




This is an in-person seminar and will be presented only in English.




This seminar is complimentary.




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