Event Overview

It will not be irrational to say that mining is almost as old as civilization. In an industry, traditionally focused on profits and production, it is very difficult to leave behind a set of tried and tested processes and the stakeholders will not consider adoption of any new technology, just as they will not be willing to adopt any new processes, if it does not have a direct impact on the bottom-line.


However, with rising commodity prices, increasing productivity is undoubtedly the best and the most strategic way for organizations to boost efficiency and profitability. In such a business environment, the mining sector is drawing inspiration from other sectors and looking towards automation, IT and smart technologies to turn it around for them, just the way technology has transformed a lot of other ageing business sectors.


With the influx of an array of tech buzzwords for the mining sector, it can be overwhelming for organizations to select the best options for them and invest in the right technologies which will drive the business forward. This carefully designed summit will bring together the leading stakeholders in the mining sector on a very exclusive and candid platform, where, over a period of two days, they will discuss their challenges in executing large scale automation projects, share case studies from successful implementations of cutting edge technologies and also discuss their project requirements and aspirations with world class suppliers and solution providers who are collaborating with operators to take the industry forward.


The world's leading experts from the industry are coming to TIM 2015 to inspire you and share their insights.




Franz Escalante Granda

Chief of Information Systems

Minera Chinalco Peru

Daniel Koffler

Senior Principal Advisor

Operations Technology

Rio Tinto Alcan

Luke Jalsevac

Director, Business Optimization,

Global Value Assurance

Kinross Gold Corporation

Praveen Jha

Vice President


Tata Steel Minerals-Canada

Peter Kondos

Sr. Director

Strategic Technology Solutions

Barrick Gold Corporation

Mark Gelsomini

Corporate Director

Information Technologies

Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

Benjamin Mak


Ridout & Maybee LLP

Nelson Bodnarchuk


Operation Systems

Torex Gold Resources

Carl Weatherell

Executive Director & CEO

Canada Mining Innovation Council

Brad McBain

General Manager

North America

IMP Automation

Rodrigo Marinho

Technical Director

Reserve Evaluation

Teck Resources

Engin Ozberk

Executive Director &

Senior Technical Advisor

International Minerals Innovation(IMII)

John van Pol

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ingu Solutions Inc.

Robert Simmerling


Harrier Aerial Surveys

Dr. Borys Vorobyov


Sight Power Inc.

Dean Wiberg


Commercial Technology Partnerships Office

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Sean Dessureault

Founder and Director

Mine Research Intelligence Group

University of Arizona

Josh Serfass

Communication Manager

Integra Gold

Andre Lauzon

Technical Director – Mining


Scott Mcgowan

Global Mining Practice Director


Jim Elkins

Global Business Development




This is your chance to know all about the upcoming automation technologies and how companies are benefitting from the new ways of operating mines. Network and exchange knowledge with your industry peers in the most exclusive and candid environment through interactive sessions designed to ensure that each attending delegate adds value to the program and goes back to their organization with a definitive idea on how to best go about embarking on new automation projects and also learn about alternative ways in which their current projects can be optimized.

Register your interest by filling out the form below or send an email to [email protected] to know more about the delegate packages.


Sponsorship Benefits

The Technology and Innovation in Mining 2015 is the most exclusive gathering of the leading stakeholders in the mining industry working on and looking to embark on cutting edge automation projects to meet the demand of increasing production efficiency in order to meet the challenges arising due to falling commodity prices.


This uniquely designed summit will give you the chance to meet and network with potential buyers through various sessions, put in place, to ensure that you get the maximum return on the time and money that you invest.


Listen to what kind of automation projects are being implemented at the largest mine operations in North America and across the world through presentations and case studies

Sit across the table with pre-screened and pre-qualified buyers over one on one meetings to discuss their project requirements

Participate in panel discussions and think tank sessions to establish your thought leadership and get noticed by the right stakeholders


Present your solutions and ideas through specially designed product presentations and elevator pitches

Network with your target market in the most exclusive and candid business environment over networking coffee and lunch breaks and over a gala cocktail reception

Get noticed through extensive branding and marketing initiatives



To know more about how you can tailor make your packages and maximise your benefits, Email [email protected]


Technology Partner

FLANDERS provides a complete range of solutions for heavy industry including both AC and DC motors, AC Drives and DC Drives, control systems, automation solutions, electric motor repair, custom motors, and a vast array of field services.

We’re also proud to be a distributor for some of the best-known component manufacturers in the business. Whatever your needs, from “drop-in” OEM replacement components to complete custom-designed motors and control systems, FLANDERS delivers products of extraordinary quality backed by the most dedicated and responsive service anywhere.



ICT Partner

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Business Process Services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation, and an organization-wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of over 150,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents.



Gold Sponsor

Hybrid Enterprises is the exclusive reseller of Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airships, connecting this revolutionary product to global commercial markets.  Hybrid Airship technology was developed over the past decade by Lockheed to meet a demand for safe, efficient transportation to remote locations, with very low environmental impact.  Lockheed Hybrid Airships are capable of landing and taking off on any open field or body of water.  The first Hybrid Airships will be available for sale in 2018. 




Hybrid Airships make it possible to affordably deliver heavy cargo and personnel to remote locations around the world. Burning less than one tenth the fuel of a helicopter per ton, the Hybrid Airship will redefine sustainability for the future.



Principal Partner

IMP Automation provides more than just state-of-the-art lab equipment and superior technical support. IMP challenges conventional sample processing techniques as it works with like-minded customers to engineer ground-breaking, innovative process solutions that produce real value. Using cutting-edge technology and proven equipment from across the world, IMP consistently delivers supplies, products and systems that deliver accurate and precise data for the mining industry.



Premium Silver Sponsor

Ingu Solutions specializes in monitoring inaccessible or hazardous environments, offering measurement and marketing solutions to challenges that cannot be solved by traditional methods. Experienced in working with leading multinational firms and various national governments, Ingu Solutions offers the necessary intercontinental experience and collaborative networks to integrate operations across national borders.



Data Management Partner

Sight Power Inc is a company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and with offices and development centers in Johannesburg, South Africa and Kharkiv, Ukraine.

The company was established by the group of businessmen, engineers and scientists who have practical experience in the development of analytical enterprise-level information and data modelling systems for mining and oil and gas industries as well as in the design, assembly and application of special monitoring equipment. In addition for many years the same team has been developing the decision support systems focused on big data processing, the monitoring and mathematical modelling of various natural phenomena. 



Silver Sponsor Innovation

Harrier Aerial Surveys Inc. was founded by two geomatics professionals who were keen to merge the disciplines of surveying and GIS to offer services with high accuracy and powerful deliverables.

Harrier Aerial Surveys is a fully licenced commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) remote sensing service provider. With our expertise in high precision surveying, GIS and remote sensing we offer accurate aerial imagery, digital elevation models and 3D measurements and calculations. Easily mobilized, data capture is performed quickly, accurately and at close proximity to the target. All the while, keeping operators and personnel out of harm’s way.



Bronze Sponsor

ISAAC Instruments designs and manufactures technological solutions that enable mixed fleets of mining equipment improve safety, productivity and profitability. ISAAC offers two solutions to the mining industry: ISAAC ExTract and ISAAC ExTend.

ISAAC ExTract is an automated telemetry solution that transforms complex data into meaningful indicators. With the continuous monitoring of operator and mobile equipment performance, ISAAC ExTract enables informed decision-making that increases safety, productivity and profitability.

ISAAC ExTend is a solution that extends underground mines’ communication infrastructure using its mobile equipment to expedite the delivery of ISAAC ExTract data. It builds on existing operations by collecting information automatically as mobile assets, such as foreman pickup trucks, make daily rounds throughout the mine. Because it requires no manual intervention from operators, it is the most reliable and economical way to rapidly deliver valuable information collected at the working face to the central server.



Supporting Partner

Penguin Automated Systems Inc. (“Penguin”) is engaged in the business of developing robotic systems. Under the leadership of Dr. Greg Baiden, Penguin has developed and continues to develop tele-autonomous robotic technologies at the Penguin Research Centre in Sudbury. Those technologies comprise, among other things, telecommunication systems and equipment, sensory systems and equipment, computer systems, computer software and actuation systems which enable the development of robotic solutions for the mining industry and other industries.

Important systems developed by Penguin include its Tele-robotic Reconnaissance System, its Underground Positioning System and its Optical Communication System.

Penguin has developed these technologies with the support and assistance of a number of government agencies including FedNor and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and is committed to the development of intellectual property as a basis for supporting growth in Northern Ontario.

Penguin is engaged in consulting and development work with leading companies in Canada and elsewhere. 



Panel Sponsors

Ridout & Maybee LLP was recognized by Canadian Lawyer as a top 10 intellectual property boutique, specializing in patents, trademarks, and IP enforcement (licensing/litigation). They help companies protect and capitalize on their technologies, innovations and brands.

Its team comprises of lawyers with engineering and scientific knowledge, and have assisted many companies in the mining sector to protect their valuable intellectual assets. They understand how to align your IP assets with your goals of reaching the international market, along with knowledge transfer or export of your equipment, expertise and technology. Their goal is to ease the IP challenges that may arise in Canada, as well as foreign regions such as South America, the Middle East and Asia.



Networking Partner

AMIRA International Limited was incorporated in September 1959. We are a global private-sector, not-for-profit member-based organisation. We are funded through our ability to work with members to develop the collaborative research/technology programs necessary to deliver solutions to important common challenges. AMIRA has continued to drive innovation by partnering with the best researchers and technology providers around the world. Since inception, we have developed and administered close to 700 projects, delivering outcomes in the form of widgets, software, new methodologies, standards and tools, improved understanding of physical processes, new exploration concepts, and geological data/databases. Approximately AU$580 million has been invested, in current dollar terms, by our members in these projects. AMIRA’s current membership of 75 includes miners, explorers and equipment, technology and service suppliers from across the world. Our mining members collectively produce around 70% or the world iron ore, 55% of the world’s coal, 75% of the world’s gold, 80% of the world’s copper and 55% of the world’s nickel. We serve our members through our office s in four continents. More information at: 



Supporting Association

International on-line Media Partner

Media Partner

Event Venue

The InterContinental Toronto Yorkville is located in the exclusive Yorkville neighborhood. The hotel is are steps away from high-end restaurants, boutiques and art galleries, as well as the city's major museums such as the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The hotel is 30 minutes away from Toronto Pearson International Airport, and 10 minutes from the Toronto City Airport.


Address: InterContinental Toronto Yorkville

220 Bloor Street West

Toronto, Ontario Canada

M5S 1T8


Special Guest Rates: TIM guests are offered a special rate of $279.00 CDN per night plus 13% Harmonized Sales Tax and 2.66% Destination Fees. This rate is based on their Deluxe room Category. 

They include:

·         Spacious and contemporary room layouts

·         1 King or 2 Queen Beds, luxurious linens with duvet bedding and pillow top mattress

·         Dual-line speaker phones and iHome docking stations 

·         Opening bay windows

·         Large 4-piece marble bathrooms with premium Agraria products 

·         Wired/wireless high-speed internet access 

Reservation Due Date:  This room rate is valid and available until Wednesday August 19, 2015.

Reservations Procedure:      

Kindly use this booking link to make the reservations:  TIM Room Reservation

Alternatively, you can contact the reservation team as follows:

1. 1-800-267-0010 or 416-324-5890 

2. Email: [email protected] 

In order to avail the special rate, you should:

1.       Identify you are attending the event, Technology and Innovation in Mining 2015

Or Block Code: XM7

2.       Specify their arrival and departure date

3.       Provide a valid credit card to guarantee the room

Event Format

Keynote Presentations

Hear from the thought leaders and stakeholders from the global mining industry on how automation and IT is helping them optimize their operations. Compact keynote sessions will help you grasp the vision of these leaders and also give you the perfect opportunity to discuss your challenges and doubts with the best in the industry

Case studies

Stories from pilot projects and wide scale implementations of the latest technologies to help you identify with the challenges and benefits associated with automation projects. Hear from the Industry Leaders on what is working for them as they shed light on how these projects are impacting their bottom line

Interactive panel discussions

Carefully handpicked panellists from the operating companies will share their views on the upcoming technologies and delegates get to be a part of the discussion through interactive Q&A sessions

Roundtable Discussions

Sit across the table with peers from your industry in a very exclusive and candid setup to discuss specific technologies and emerging, market trends. These discussions are chaired by top industry leaders who will make sure that every participant is contributing and you get a 360 degree view on decided topic. The agenda is decided dynamically based on inputs from the participating delegates

One on One business meetings

Discuss your project requirements with world class suppliers and solution providers over pre-scheduled business meetings. This ensures that you get the maximum return on the time that you invest and go back to your organization with substantial information to help you in your automation projects


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