Abstract: Many of us in the mining industry are still not aware of what Industry 4.0 entails, yet other sectors have embarked on the wave of digital transformations that drive this newly-coined industrial revolution. Digital transformation is quite simple, given that most people on the planet are embracing and living it on a daily basis. However, it seems that our sector, especially in Canada, is either oblivious or caught in the headlights, not knowing where to start, what to do, how to measure its value, or how to sustain it.
The objective of this lecture is to discuss and showcase frameworks and examples that will help mining companies assess, pilot, validate and implement digital transformation sustainably across the mining enterprise. Based on the author’s experience working with the previous generation of mining powerhouses that were immersed in digital technologies, and using lessons learned working with multinational mining and metals on their digital innovation programs, attendees of this lecture should expect pragmatic recommendations anchored on the visionary objective of revolutionizing the mining and metals sector.
Biography: Theophile Yameogo is currently focused on enabling technology innovation across the industry to support core business excellence, and enterprise growth. Prior to joining Dundee Precious Metals as vice president of digital innovation, he was the national leader for mining advisory at Ernst & Young. He is also ex-director of mining operations for Accenture.
Since 2012, Yameogo has been involved with many mining companies for various transformation initiatives in Canada and abroad, beyond digital innovation. In prior years, he started in mining as a geophysicist graduate in Morocco, before completing his B. Eng. in mining in Montreal. He worked for Noranda & Falconbridge (now Glencore), and Cameco Corporation. He also ventured in engineering consulting and mining contracting.
Yameogo is a professional engineer in Ontario; he holds an MBA with Distinction from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in rock mechanics from École Polytechnique de Montréal.
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