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Modern Mining Technology Conference & Luncheon

Speakers: Panel of Mining Experts

2015.08.19 10.00 AM - 2.00 PM

Upstairs Arena Hall


Join us August 19th - 8 experts will be speaking on New Technology.  Time & Topics have been posted below, Cost of the conference is $50.00 and lunch and coffee will be included.  Reserve your ticket call 705-264-2251 or buy online.
10:00 AM:  Conference will start Dick DeStephano Executive Director of SAMSSA Opening Remarks

10:00 AM:  Emile Malvoso
Company:  Cambrian Innovates, Manager 

Topic: Future faces of innovation: How a college-industry partnership can give your company a cutting edge.
Emile has held this position since March 2011 and directs applied research activities at the college. He is responsible for the every-day operations of the Glencore Centre for Innovation. Emile draws on extensive experience in mining industrial solutions, project management and business development to lead the Cambrian Innovates team. Emile has helped Cambrian Innovates become one of Canada’s Top 50 Applied Research College in 2014.

Future faces of innovation: how a college-industry partnership can give your company a cutting edge
You have a strong foothold in your industry, but you must continually up your game. You’ve got to be the first out with new technology, better processes, and more cost-efficient products. But it’s a struggle to invest in innovation and excel in sales and service. Stop struggling. In 20 minutes, find out how to start investing in innovation without draining your in-house resources. Enhance systems, products, services, software, or anything else. The goal: develop, test, and prototype innovative solutions for sale in a competitive marketplace. Start with Cambrian Innovates find out where you can go!

10:30 AM: Dominic Fragomeni, P.Eng.
Company:  XPS Consulting & Testwork Services, A Glencore Company  

Topic: The Role of Quality Technical Expertise in Metallurgical Plant Design and Operations. Where did our technical horsepower go??
Professional engineer with over 27 years experience in mineral processing plant production and cost management, maintenance management, process optimization, plant commissioning and flowsheet development. Led in various technical support, project management and operations management capacities in Au, Cu/Pb/Zn and Ni in 5 concentrators in 3 provinces.  Concentrator metallurgical and operations management experience at Hemlo Gold Mines Inc., Golden Giant Mine, Brunswick Mining, Kidd Creek Mines, Sudbury Integrated Ni Operations (Falconbridge Strathcona Mill), Raglan Mill, FTC Corporate R&D. Currently Director, XPS Consulting & Testwork Services, A Glencore Company. Accountable for business profitability, providing senior management and strategic direction to XPS. Graduate of the Haileybury School of Mines (1984) and Queen's University (B. Sc Mining Engineering - Mineral Extraction Option 1988). Author of over 10 technical papers, Chairman Canadian Mineral Processors Division of CIM (2010) and a Fellow of the CIM (2011). XPS is an autonomous technology business within Glencore providing metallurgical testing and consulting with expertise in mineral processing, quantitative mineralogy, extractive metallurgy, process control and materials technology.  XPS is based in Sudbury, Ontario at the XPS Centre, a 6000 m2 laboratory and pilot plant facility and employs over 50 engineers, technologists and contractors providing services for clients from over 25 countries world-wide in base and precious metals, rare earths and chromite. Dominic will explore, The Role of Quality Technical Expertise in Metallurgical Plant Design and Operations. Where did our technical horsepower go??

11:00 AM: Joe Gladu
Company:  Symboticware Vice President, Mining Business Unit

Topic: Connecting mobile equipment with IoT
Joe joined Symboticware in July 2014, bringing 19 years of international experience providing technology solutions to customers across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
As VP of Symboticware's Mining Business Unit, Joe brings a wealth of industry knowledge in the domain of mining communications solutions. Having recently led the Canadian operations for Australian based Mine Site Technologies as VP/General Manager and most recently, US based, The PBE Group as General Manager - Canada. In these roles, Joe worked closely with customers and partners in both underground and surface operations to provide safety and productivity solutions for voice communications, emergency messaging, personnel/asset tracking, vehicle telemetry as well as mine monitoring and control. Prior to moving into the mining industry, Joe was Global Professional Services Manager for Borderware Technologies (acquired by Watchguard) where he built and led Borderware's Professional Services business including training, onsite and remote consulting engagements. At Platform Computing (acquired by IBM), Joe led the establishment of Platform's Educational Services as part of their Professional Services Organization where he traveled across the globe to Fortune 500 customers delivering consulting and training on cloud based, high performance, distributed computing. Joe began his career with Hewlett-Packard (Canada) as a Business Analyst moving to an enterprise systems consultant for HP's Professional Services Organization.Joe holds degrees in both Commerce and Computer Science from Laurentian University in Sudbury.

11:30 AM: Bora Ugurgel MBA 
Company:  Ultra-Deep Mining Network,  Managing Director

Topic: A Network Approach to Mining Innovation and Commercialization
Bora Ugurgel the Managing Director for the Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) hosted at the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI). He holds a Master’s degree on Business Administration from Laurentian university. In his current position he collaborates with networked solution teams to solve critical private sector research and development challenges that impact resource extraction in ultra deep mining environments. Bora Ugurgel has significant background experience in the financial and technical needs of a start-up business and has developed close collaborations with industry, government and funding agencies that benefit innovators from the private and public sectors.  Coming from the private sector prior to his position at CEMI, Bora is well-equipped to manage and promote industry’s business interests through CEMI.

12:00 PM: Lunch Speaker:
Mark Nesbitt is a certified John Maxwell Coach, teacher and speaker. As a thirty-year veteran in the aggregate, mining, trucking, and construction industry, Mark has fostered a passion for helping people develop as they strive to grow themselves to better help the company they represent.  Mark is a former General Manager of Quarry Operations, where he was able to play a vital role in recruiting, training and promoting numerous employees to fill the roles necessary to operate a successful and safe company.

12:30 PM: Lunch Speaker
Marc Leroux Manager Trade and Investment Marketing, MNDM

Topic: Ontario Mining and Exploration Update
Raised in the shadows of the McIntyre and Hollinger headframes in Timmins, Marc is currently the Manager of  Trade and Investment Marketing at the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines in Sudbury.  Prior to his 28 years with the Ministry, Marc spent several years in grassroots mineral exploration for Noranda and Amax Exploration in the search for base and precious metals in the Abitibi greenstone belt of Northeastern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec and in the Central Caribou region of British Columbia.  His current responsibilities include the development and delivery of trade and investment marketing strategies and policies to improve and market Ontario’s economic potential to the global marketplace.

1:00 PM:  Duncan Middlemiss
Company:  St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.  CEO

Topic: The Evolution of St Andrew Goldfields Ltd.
Duncan Middlemiss joined the SAS team in July, 2008 as General Manager and VP Operations. Mr. Middlemiss later assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2012, and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on October 1, 2013. Mr. Middlemiss obtained his B.Sc. in mining engineering at Queen's University in 1989 and worked for Inco Ltd. as Mine Design Engineer until 1995. In 1995 he joined Barrick Gold Corp. at the Holt-McDermott Mine and held the position of Chief Mine Engineer until 2002. He then joined Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. at their Kirkland Lake Operations, where he successively held the positions of Mine Engineering & Production Manager, and since 2007 the position of Mine Manager.

1:30 PM:  Tom Palangio,
Company:  WipWare,  President

Topic: Fewer surprises when you can measure the sizes
Tom has enjoyed multiple international work experiences and export successes. He began his career with Dupont Canada, Explosives Division which later became Explosives Technology International (ETI). He formed the first of his own businesses ( Topex Inc.) in 1995, and shortly afterwards WipWare Inc. photoanalysis systems. He was chosen Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 by Northern Ontario Business and has received various awards for leadership and innovation by the Province of Ontario and OACETT. He was Chair of Blue Sky Mining Cluster in North Bay, is Chair of the board of directors at NORCAT, Vice President of SAMSSA, past Chair of the Board of Governors at Canadore College in North Bay and was recently appointed Vice Chair of the Board at Nipissing University and Chair of the audit and finance committee. He is past Chair of the Gateway branch CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining) and a Director at North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce.

In order to improve a process it is necessary to measure and “benchmark” existing conditions and production results. Material handling applications in mining and mineral processing have been a challenge in the past because attempts to “quantify” production were usually disruptive and “grab samples” not necessarily representative of total production. New technology allows you to track “size, shape and material volume” in real time in a non-disruptive, automated manner that permits optimization and process control opportunities.




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