GMG Perth Forum: Program Details

August 14-15 | Novotel Perth Langley, Perth

Day 1

8:30

Registration and networking

9:00

GMG: Global Collaboration to Drive Innovation
Heather Ednie 
Managing Director, GMG

9:30

Innovation  at AngloGold Ashanti
Dale Harris Geoscience Information Manager, AngloGold Ashanti

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Safety by Separation – The use of Telepresence to keep personnel out of the line-of-fire
Joe Cronin Operations Manager, Australian Droid + Robot

The execution of manual tasks in production areas cause interruptions to the production process (particularly to automation) and expose personnel to hazards such as ground fall, mud and fines rush and traffic interactions. The use of Telepresence technologies to remotely complete mine inspection and remediation activities dramatically reduces the exposure of personnel to hazards and reduces the interruption to production. Telepresence allows the operator to be completely removed from the hazard while still being able to execute the task at hand. While some would argue that separation is simply another form of isolation (an engineering control), it differs, as it is a “failsafe” methodology where a failure of the Telepresence technology will not result in the hazard and the operator being collocated. The technologies that have matured over the last five to ten years will allow a much higher penetration of Telepresence into the underground mining industry and a greater potential to separate operators from hazards.

11:00

Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment
Gareth Topman Principal Functional Safety, Rio Tinto

11:30

Introducing the next level of collaboration and innovation for Field Robotics and Remote Operations Asset Management
Sharna Glover and Andrew Scott Co-Chairs for the Field Robotics Cluster, Field Robotics and Remote Operations Asset Management (ROAM) Cluster

12:00

Lunch

13:00

PANEL > Remote Operations Asset Management

14:00

Deliver Today Reinvent Tomorrow
Vanessa Torres 
Chief Technology Officer, South 32

14:30

Interoperability and Functional Safety Acceleration Strategy
Andrew Scott Vice-Chair Working Groups, GMG

15:00

Coffee

15:30

International Standards Organization (ISO) Advancements of Mining Automation and Interoperability
Tim Skinner
 President, SMART Systems Group

ISO TC82 Mining SC8 Subcommittee for Advanced Automated Mining Systems was formally established in early 2018. Since then the standards development work plan has been initiated and is exceeding expectations. This presentation will present an update on the status of current mining automation and interoperability standards development activity and the planned program of work.

16:00

Breakout Session > Accelerating Interoperability

16:30

Wrap Up
Heather Ednie
 Managing Director, GMG

Day 2

8:45

Welcome and update
Heather Ednie 
Managing Director, GMG

9:00

Is it Time to Kill IT
Mark O’Brien 
Manager – Digital Transformation, CITIC Pacific Mining

The historical separation of IT and OT, sometimes divided by a great deal of animosity, and the ever-increasing convergence of IT and OT from both a business and technical perspective raises some serious questions about operating models and suggests some new ways to restructure mining company technology groups to get maximum benefits off lower costs.

9:30

Triple Zero Mining
George Long 
Digital Mining Lead, Accenture

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

How to derisk and speed up time to value for innovation
Michelle Ash 
Chair, GMG

11:00

Panel > Evolving Skills and Workforce Requirements of the Digital Mine

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Integrated Operations Case Study
Pieter Lottering
Team Leader, Process Control & Automation, Global IO

13:30

Collaboration Projects Driving Innovation
Andrew Scott 
Vice-Chair Working Groups, GMG

14:00

Breakout Session > Innovation Priorities

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Semantics – a Necessary Tool for Maintenance 4.0
Melinda Hodkiewicz Fellow for Engineering for Remote Operations, BHP

Maintenance management practices underpin the A$205 billion/year of export earnings from Australia’s resources sector and have changed little in the last 20 years. There are huge ongoing efforts to bring computational methods, statistics, and artificial intelligence to determine how, when and why maintenance is conducted. However evidence of positive return on investment is patchy. One of the contributors to slow uptake by site maintenance personnel of these methods is a lack of validation of these algorithms in the field and hence a lack of trust. Validation is challenging as much of the data necessary to do this is tied up in inspection and repair documents. Melinda will discuss how natural language processing and ontologies are key to unlocking information available in maintenance documents. Being able to do this at scale will enable validation of Industry 4.0 efforts such as predictive maintenance, at scale. Machine readability of unstructured texts will enable decision support solutions for activities that need a human-in-the-loop for maintenance management and automate activities that don’t. She will report on global efforts ongoing in this area.

16:00

UFR – A Robotics Development Case Study
Jeff Stirling Founder and Managing Director, Universal Field Robotics

Universal Field Robots Founder and Managing Director Jeff Sterling is a mechanical engineer with over 35 years’ experience. Jeff has a proven track record of delivering value gained from his extensive mining and metals industry domain knowledge. He has strong business development expertise, and is highly skilled in projects involving robotics, automation, mineral exploration, copper, earthworks, nickel and capital. Universal Field Robots was founded upon the concept of bringing to market a fully-autonomous robot with industrial-scale capabilities. Jeff wanted to create a robotic product with potential applications across a wide range of industries, that was within a viable price range for all types of consumer. Jeff leads a dedicated team of mechanical, mechatronics and robotics engineers who have developed software to fully enable autonomous control of all their machines’ functions. Utilising advances in robotic physics simulations, the team can digitally prototype the ideal solution before proceeding to real-world testing.

16:30

Wrap Up
Heather Ednie
 Managing Director, GMG

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