Canadian Miners Leading the Way in Material Tracking Innovation Presented by Peytec, 2019 Engineering Project of the Year Award Winner

Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
: Online - Zoom

As the kickoff for the 2020 Engineering Project of the Year Award, we are pleased to invite back our 2019 Engineering Project of the Year Award - Small Company Size Category Winner Peytec. We will also hear from 2 Canadian mining companies, Hudbay Minerals and McEwen Mining, about their challenges in mine sites, strategies to embrace new technologies, and their insights on strengths and challenges in the Canadian innovation ecosystem.

Peytec Inc. is a Smart Industrial IoT & AI company that builds and sells hyper-accurate "Indoor GPS" and Sensing Systems. Peytec was established with a vision to create disruptive and innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to enable the business of the future for its customers. Peyman will share his experience in applying and winning our 2019 Engineering Project of the Year Award.

Hudbay Minerals Inc. is a diversified mining company primarily producing copper concentrate (containing copper, gold and silver) and zinc metal. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Hudbay owns three polymetallic mines, four ore concentrators and a zinc production facility in northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan (Canada), and Cusco (Peru); and copper projects in Arizona and Nevada (United States).

McEwen Mining Inc. is a diversified gold and silver producer and explorer with operating mines in Nevada, Canada, Mexico, and Argentina. It also owns a large copper deposit in Argentina. McEwen Mining’s goal is to create a profitable gold and silver producer focused in the Americas.

PEO York Chapter’s Engineering Project of the Year Award (POTYA) and Engineering Research Project Year of the Year Award are parts of an annual Engineering Project competition set to recognize the contribution to the engineering profession and local community of an organization that has completed an outstanding Engineering Project or research project within the past year. The application period is now open for the 2020 Engineering Project of the Year Award and Engineering Research Project of the Year Award.

Event Breakdown:
7:00pm to 7:05pm: Opening Remarks
7:05pm to 7:35pm: Panel Discussion – Canadian Mining Innovation
7:35pm to 7:50pm: Q&A Session with Panelists
7:50pm to 8:20pm: Presentation – An Innovative Material Tracking Technology for Mines
8:20pm to 8:30pm: Closing Remarks
8:30pm to 8:45pm: Meet & Greet Session with Speaker Peyman Moeini

About the Panelist:

Mike Jankowski

Mike Jankowski
Manager of Technology Development at Hudbay Minerals Inc.

Mike Jankowski has worked 25 years in the mining industry and 14 in manufacturing. He possesses a vocation in Electronics Engineering but more recently has worked 14 years in Information Technology as an Enterprise Architect and 1.5 years with Technical Services.

Mike enjoys a two-pronged role in being responsible to facilitate the creation and implementation of the technology roadmap, as well as lead the creation and execution of Hudbay mine and mill process improvement initiatives.

Since the creation of his role, Lalor Mine’s daily production has increased from 3,350 TPD to 4,750 TPD and our Stall Mill Gold Recovery has increased by 10%.

Kelly WottonKelly Wotton
Director of Business Transformation at McEwen Mining Inc.

Kelly has worked for over 15 years in senior management positions in the mining industry and 6 years in the medical industry. Kelly was the technical lead for the Kirkland District and Englehart District Hospitals for the WAN build for Meditech for the 7 hospitals in Northern Ontario prior to moving to the mining industry. Kelly’s vision is to eliminate the digital divide between open pits and underground operations, to improve safety and productivity by empowering the mine’s management teams with real-time data about the environment, people, and machines. Kelly is working towards the ultimate automated mine, eliminating the risk to people and the environment.



About the Speaker:
Peyman MoeiniPeyman Moeini
President and CEO at Peytec

Peyman Moeini, Ph.D. Candidate, P. Eng., PMP, is an entrepreneur engineer with a track record of launching several successful Internet-of-Things (IoT) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) products in various fields such as agriculture, manufacturing, logistics, freight, retail, and mining. Peyman has won more than 30 innovation and entrepreneurship awards in the IoT&AI fields. One of his inventions includes making the time efficiency of an AI algorithm software 500 times faster for the exact same results! Peyman holds several inventions in IoT&AI space and is the founder and CEO of Peytec, a Smart Industrial IoT&AI company that builds and sells hyper-accurate "Indoor GPS" and Sensing Systems. Under Peyman’s leadership Peytec was announced to be among top 10 most promising IoT companies in Canada in 2019 and Peytec’s mining product won the York Region’s Professional Engineers of Ontario, “2019 Best Project of the Year” award. The Peytec team is on a mission to make IoT devices accessible to all businesses.


Sharon Chen, EIT
Awards and Recognition Director
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