Events, Training & Workshops Recap

Events, Training & Workshops Recap

Our global offices are constantly busy with training sessions, consultations, industry events, workshops and site visits every single week. 2019 so far has certainly been a year full of great opportunities to meet and greet our users in a wide range of different venues, cities and formats – we all love to travel and meet as many of you as possible! 

If you haven’t already, please click here to read of some of the major training and events we participated in throughout 2019. Below are just a handful of the training sessions, events and site visits our team were involved in to date. We are sure many of you will recognise familiar faces, and maybe even your own in some of these photos!

As always, please remember to follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with where the nearest Datamine training and events are near you, or check our Events Calendar on our website.


Whether it be for private training sessions, demonstrations or implementations, our team always look forward to travelling on-site and personally meeting your teams – the one who use our solutions on a day-to-day basis. Our primary goal is to really demonstrate and personally show you how to use our software to its best potential, and maximise your daily output and efficiencies. Here are just some of the places our team have been and some of the lovely faces they had the chance to meet!

Our Africa open pit solutions team visited various mines in Zambia’s Chingola, Lumwana and Solwezi Towns, to do presentations of our Studio Survey, StudioOP, NPV Scheduler and Datablast. Great ground work Kalumba Bwale, Aron Muniz and Monalisa Mesquita.
Fergus Thomas conducted a Datamine Studio RM Training Course to 7 Geologists and 3 Mining Engineers for ISRI near Baguio, Phillipines.
We conducted an Advanced Geostatistics training for the Gold Fields team in Cajamerca City. Thank you all for a great session and we hope you found it just as invaluable as we did!
Fantastic job for the great presentation of Studio RM’s Advanced Estimation by the Datamine Peru team. Definitely a well deserved lunch with the Volcan Company Estimation team!
John Shippick, Datamine’s Exploration Product Manager, spent the day out in the field with Caitlin Brown and the Fosterville Exploration Team putting the new Discover Mobile through its paces. The team was really impressed with its ability to take all their relevant GIS layers out into the field as well as its ability to easily collect data.
Our team conducted Underground Solutions Training (Studio UG, EPS, MSO and Aegis) at Koidu Diamond Mine in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Reshoketswe Tati and Thembani Chirinda were on-site for the 11 days training. Thembani led the Studio UG and EPS (Mine Design and Scheduling) sessions while Reshoketswe led the MSO and Aegis (Stope Optimization, Drill and Blast) sessions.
Chuqiao Wang and Enrique Guerrero Rubio completed a 10-day training at Perilya, Broken Hill covering Studio UG, EPS, Aegis & MSO.
Arantxa Naidoo had a great Studio RM training session with the Pan African Resources Team at Fairview Mine in Barberton.
Fantastic to have been part of the Sojitz Gregory Mine restart. DataBlast was implemented recently on-site for pattern design and data management. Some unique challenges to restarting a mine, but luckily there was a resourceful team at Sojitz that could handle it all!
Great job to Giobana Rossio Garcia Juarez and the Datamine Peru team for organising the Sirovision training for the team at Minera Las Bambas recently!
Our team were off to a great start for July with some private Studio RM Upgrade Training for the team at Volcan Cia Minera SAA. Great work Guiselle Valderrama Vizcarra and thank you to the team at Volcan for their great professionalism and attitude during the entire course!
Benny Chisonga and Thabang Maepa were at FQML Kansanshi, Zambia for an Open Pit Design & Scheduling software evaluation. Special thanks to FQML Kansanshi, Stuart Tracey and Grant Hulbert for hosting them and giving them the opportunity to showcase our complete software capabilities.
Fantastic work Andre Racilan for leading the recent 2-day MSO & EPS training with Evolution Mining. The team were not only impressed with MSO’s newest capabilities, but were also happy that MSO was built straight into Studio UG, making it a super bundle that is all available in the ONE license!
Great job Aron Muniz and Monalisa Mesquita for the successful implementation and training of DataBlast & BlastPad at AngloGold Ashanti – Iduapriem Mine. “The implementation of DataBlast has come to assist the team to build a robust centralized database system from design to in-field operations. This is will go a long way to further enhance our drill and blast optimization process” statement from Ing. Isaac Sam, MAusIMM, MGhIE, Superintendet: Mine Planning and Fleet Management. Thank you AngloGold Ashanti – Iduapriem Mine for hosting our team.
Ndzhaka Khosa was recently at AngloGold Ashanti – Iduapriem Mine with Jonathan dzah and Vincent Amudiok Abil providing them with on-field support and training following the recent implementation of DataBlast Software.
One of our new consultants, Jose Callirgos has recently finished a Studio RM training session for Catalina Huanca mines – great job Jose!


Industry events are the perfect opportunity to reconnect with some old friends as well as meet new ones. Whether it be at our booth, your booth or after the event ends, we really do look forward to each and every time we can finally put some faces to names and voices we only get to hear occasionally over the phone! Nothing beats a familiar face as we continue striving to meet as many of our users as possible – see if you can spot yourself in any of these photos.

Thank you to everyone who visited our booth at MiningWorld Russia 2019 over the few days! To both new and old faces, we look forward to seeing you again at future industry events.
From the 17th – 19th of April, Datamine was excited to be an associate sponsor of the Marrakech Mining Convention 2019 in Morocco. We were also very proud to have received an award for our involvement with the event.
Our team had a great time at the Expo Minas last week in Ecuador. Any chance to meet old and new clients, partners and friends in the industry are always welcomed! We hope to see everyone at the next one.
We were very pleased to have recently taken part in the XI Engineering Week in João Monlevade, Minas Gerais. Our team were present at the event’s opening session starting with an interactive discussion about Datamine and our open pit planning solutions. We also offered a Studio OP workshop for 20 mining engineering students from the State University of Minas Gerais (UEMG), who were taught the standard workflow of Studio OP, including automatic pit design, reserve calculation and short term scheduling. We all had a great time and wish we could do it all over again!
A big hand to Karina Alexandra Febres Reyes for delivering a great presentation of Datamine solutions at the Geology-Mining day at Universidad Nacional de Loja in Ecuador. Well done Karina, we’re sure everyone left learning something from your presentation!
Fernando Enrique Sagastegui Ayala presented our Drill and Blast solutions at the recent Blast and Explosives Techniques Conference organised by the ISEE Student Chapter UNSAAC. Thank you for having us and job well done Fernando!
Datamine exhibited at the SAGeoTech2019 Conference and Exhibition hosted by EE Publishers at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. Our consultants, Solomon Gumbie, Kalumba Bwale and Alan Goldsmith, were there to personally show everyone the ins and outs of our software.
Ben Vagg and Mike Warner very recently attended the AIMS Conference showcasing both our underground and open pit survey solutions from 14-16 August. It was an excellent event – a big thank you to the organisers for putting together this wonderful event, and inviting a such a great line-up of keynote speakers. We look forward to attending again next year!


Datamine are renowned for our gold standard training sessions and workshops as our hands-on approach aims to help attendees grasp both the practical uses and theoretical foundations of our software. Our experienced trainers take pride in tailoring the structure according to user levels and experience, and as we can see from some of the below snaps, some fun was also definitely had! We hold regular training and workshops across the globe for many of our software solutions, so please keep an eye out for the next one scheduled near you or reach out and enquire on topics you would like to be covered!

A highlight this quarter were our Discover Mobile miniature workshops that encouraged users to visit our Perth office for a quick and easy guide on how to set up and use Discover Mobile in a matter of minutes. Raphael Doutre and David Corrigan who led these sessions shared some of their thoughts below.

“I remember the great feeling I had the first time I used Discover Mobile. Speed, clarity, mobility like your computer is in your hand, live location, movement on map, editing vector objects, viewing multiple beautiful maps and where I stand on them at all times, and all in 1 single file transferable to my computer project, wow, mind-blowing. I am putting myself in my old shoes here, as the Exploration Geologist I used to be.” Raphael Doutre.

The workshops ran smoothly and we had some great feedback with users commenting that Discover mobile is the best new technology going around right now. This app is certainly changing how companies view their project data, when it can be instantly available on your own personal mobile and it really gets everyone thinking more about data governance.” David Corrigan.

We successfully hosted miniature workshops on Discover mobile – show, tell and install in Perth. It was evident from the two workshops that people do need a guide on a new track! To show you the way, and to point out the hidden gems, – we came to you – the starting point of the track! They not only had a guide (David Corrigan) but a French porter as well (Raphael Doutre) – what more could you want!
On May 30th and 31st, Datamine Brazil hosted a Workshop in Belo Horizonte with more than 50 people in attendance. It was an event where everyone could learn of our various solutions, how they worked with each other to cover the entire mining value chain, and also what was coming up within the next few months.
Great work to the Datamine Chile team for organising and hosting such a successful event and of course, thank you to everyone who came and attended our Discover Users Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We hope to see all of you again at future Datamine and industry events!
Following the Sirovision 6.2 release, our Peru team held a Sirovision Workshop in their office showcasing how easy it is for Geotechnical and Geomechanical Engineers to import and manipulate drone images in Sirovision. Thank you all for joining us!
The Mina ‘El Toro’ team have been very busy with several Studio RM Training Courses this past month covering all geology, geostatistics and advanced estimation modules.
Felix Coral Sanchez led a Studio UG, EPS & MSO training in our Mexico office, showcasing how our underground solutions can integrate with each other to provide the most seamless experience for individual mining operations. Thank you again for the great participation!
Another fantastic Studio UG training done and dusted with the students from Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa (UNSA). We love what we do and we think their faces say it all in this one!
Another successful training session of NPVS and Studio OP with students of ENSMR in Rabat, Morocco conducted by Aline Costa. Thank you ENSMR students and professors, we value our partnership and being part of empowering the next generation of mining professionals.
Our focus on our geology and underground planning solutions at our West Africa Conference was well received with representatives from various companies who attended. Thank you to each and every delegate – the conference wouldn’t have been a success without you all. And a special thank you to our host, AngloGold Ashanti and Philemon Frimpong for welcoming us back this year. We’re already looking forward to our next visit to Ghana!
We had students from the University of Johannesburg and the University of the Witwatersrand for a Studio UG Training conducted by Giovanna Cabral. They covered the standard workflow of Studio UG, including Studio Core Introduction, Planning, and Scheduling. Everyone had a great time and we are certain that all that knowledge will make a positive impact in their professional careers.
Datamine Peru held open training sessions on Geostatistics for the team at Santa Luisa, Condestable and Volcan – thank you all for attending!
On July 22, we started another vacation course for undergraduate students in mine engineering and geology of 15 universities in Brazil: UEMG, CEFET-Araxá, UFPE, UniFal, UNIFESSPA, UFCG, UFMG, UniBH, UFC, UFPR, UFRJ, UnB, UERJ, UFBA and UFU. It was a 2 week course to make sure we had enough time to thoroughly disseminate our knowledge in the exploration, geology and mine planning space.
We had a great turnout to our Studio OP workshop in Datamine’s new Ecuador office, big thanks to everyone who attended!
These are the faces of the future in mining engineering – good job all for completing our Studio UG training course specifically tailored for students! It was an absolute pleasure, and we hope to see you again very soon.
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