Mining operations including Load & Haul is the first link in our value chain, a world of giants where every optimization effort is likely to bring great benefits. Drilling, blasting, loading and transportation processes must work together to provide the ore needed to supply the rest of the chain. The Digitization of Mining Operations Management now allows us to measure our performance and target our bottlenecks in real time. Thanks to the PI System, the data of our mining systems (drilling, distribution, planning, etc ...) are gathered under a single platform which allows us to contextualize them and transform them into information and then into concrete actions. The data driven decision process thus becomes an important pillar in our digital transformation and our process of integrating our operations.
Materials Mines Metals & Metallurgy
Director Integrated Operation Center – Innovation and Technology
ArcelorMittal Mines Canada
Michel has 30 years' experience in the mining industry. His background in mathematics and computer science have seen him occupy various positions in technology related fields. He has held such roles as enterprise solution architect, technology strategy lead and R&D technology senior lead. His primary focus in the past 15 years has been in applying operational research techniques to leading edge technology in order to maximize operations efficiency and productivity in the iron-ore mining industry. He has extensive experience in using digital and technology strategies to bring about operational efficiency improvements and cost savings. In his current position of IT and operations technology manager, he is now continuing to push back the boundaries of digital mining into all facets of the business.