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Huawei Southern Africa Digital Mining Summit 2022
@ African Mining Indaba 

Dear Ms./Mr.

We sincerely invite you to attend the Huawei Southern Africa Digital Mining Summit to be held at CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa, on May 10, 2022. This summit is jointly held with African Mining Indaba, Africa's largest mining exhibition. Huawei will be joining hands with mining elites to share with you the latest mining digital transformation trends and best practices of IoT and AI technologies in the African mining industry.

Africa is rich in mineral resources, and mining is a pivotal industry in most African countries. Under the "dual carbon" goal and the impact of the normalization of the epidemic, the global mining companies have stepped up their efforts to promote digital transformation in the mining industry, and the use of digital methods to optimize processes and maximize the value of existing assets. It also focuses on emerging technologies such as IoT, Big Data, and AI to help miners reduce downtime, improve productivity and security.

As a leading global ICT infrastructure and smart device provider, Huawei adheres to the "platform + AI + ecosystem" strategy and uses next-generation information technologies, such as cloud computing, big data, AI, 5G, and IoT, to enable the construction of the mining industry's Internet and help the mining industry become intelligent. Huawei will also set up a mining booth at CTICC Stand1008, and collaborate with our partners to showcase Huawei scenario solutions, such as smart mining architecture, mining area IoT and Video AI.

We look forward to seeing you there! Let's join hands in open innovation, win-win cooperation, and create new value in the mining industry!

Liao Yong
President of Huawei Southern Africa Enterprise


Huawei Southern Africa Digital Mining Summit 2022

9:00-11:00, 10 May 2022 | CTICC 1.4 (Stage D), Cape Town

Opening Speech

Liao Yong | President of Southern Africa Enterprise, Huawei

Mining Industry Development Trend: Mining Digital Transformation Development and Trend


Case study of open pit mine Industrial IoT


Case study of underground mine digitization

Karina Geyser | Manager Information Management, ROYAL BAFOKENG PLATINUM

Case study of China intelligent mine


Huawei intelligent mining solution architecture

Xu Jun | CTO of Mining Team, Huawei

Research and Practice of Real Time Information Management System in the mine

Jean Jacques Verhaeghe | Programme Manager, Mandela Mining Precinct

Mining Technology Innovation Enables Mining Industry Prosperity

Johan le Roux | Executive Manager, CSIR

Research on New Technologies of Minining Digitization

M Ahsan Mahboob | Head of Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory, Digimine


Huawei Mining CXO Panel Discussion

14:00-16:00, 10 May 2022 | The Westin Hotel, Cape Town

Panel 1: Value of IoT for Mining Area Production and How Network Connection Support Efficient Digital Operation in Mining Area

Jun Xu | CTO of Huawei Mining Team

Panel 2: How AI can help mining area production reduce cost and increase efficiency.

Jun Xu | CTO of Huawei Mining Team

Featured Speakers

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    Liao Yong

    President of Southern Africa Enterprise


    Yong Liao, president of Huawei Southern Africa Enterprise, has been working in Huawei more than 18 years. He has worked in various countries in Europe and Africa, and he was involved in various leadership roles. He has extensive market experience and a deep understanding of digital transformation in vertical industries.
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    Karina Geyser

    Manager Information Management


    Karina Geyser is a hands-on professional with 20+ years’ experience in the mining industry, having worked for Anglo Platinum, Anglo American, Glencore and Anglo Gold Ashanti. She is currently responsible for the effective strategic management of Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s (RBPLAT) Information Technology infrastructure and application landscape and driving RBPlat’s digitalization strategy. Karina is a very ambitious, passionate, driven individual with great inter-intrapersonal skills. She is emotionally intelligent, innovative, creative and a team player. Her key skills include: strategic management, project management, team building and leadership and good communication skills and she has extensive experience in service delivery and continuous business improvement. She has a Bcom in Hotel and Tourism Management from the University of Pretoria, a BA in Health Sciences and Social Services from Unisa and has completed the Executive Development Programme from UNISA SBL.

    Xu Jun

    CTO of Mining Team


    Jun Xu is the CTO of Huawei Mining Team. Before this position, he has worked in the ICT industry for 25 years in different roles from software engineering, solution, ecosystem to sales and marketing. He has worked for global leading companies including Cisco, Juniper and Huawei in different countries from Singapore, USA, China and Latin America.
    Jun Xu graduated from University of Southern California (USC) with MSEE focusing on Computer Networking and also hold MS in Systems Engineering from National University of Singapore (NUS).
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    Johan le Roux

    Executive Manager


    Mr Johan Hendrik le Roux is the Director of the Mandela Mining Precinct and CSIR Executive Manager: Synapse strategy implementation.
    Born in 1960, Johan joined the CSIR in 1991 and has held a number of positions within the organisation including: Programme Manager for Small Business Development, Business and Market Development Manager, Operations Manager, Executive Director, etc.
    Before joining the CSIR, he was involved in various education and leadership development roles.
    Johan is a graduate from the University of Stellenbosch and has also completed studies at the University of Cape Town’s Business School, UNISA and IMD in Switzerland.
    He has played a key role in the design, implementation and management of a number of national and CSIR strategic programmes in support of industrial and socio-economic development.
    He was appointed as Director of the Mandela Mining Precint in 2021.
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    M Ahsan Mahboob

    Head of Sibanye-Stillwater Digital Mining Laboratory


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    Jean-Jacques Verhaeghe

    Programme Manager

    Mandela Mining Precinct

    Jean-Jacques’ career of 30 years spans several industries and geographies. He is a globally certified PMP (Project Management Professional) and NPDP (New Product Development Professional), including COBIT, ITIL and BPMs. He completed the MBA-LS degree at the University of Cumbria and a Master’s in Science in Information Systems Management degree from the University of Salford (England).
    Jean-Jacques has served in mostly senior management positions in numerous industries: ICT, Financial Services, Air Travel and Transport, Mining, Renewable Energy, Telecoms, Retail, and Management /Technical Consulting. He currently serves as Programme Manager for the Real-time Information Systems programme (known as ‘RTIMS’ which delivers Research, Technology and Innovation in/for: ICT, Digitalisation, the Industrial Internet of Things, Data and Information Management etc. in mining), for the Minerals Council South Africa, and is primarily based at the Mandela Mining Precinct. The aim is to assist in bringing the SA mining industry ‘up-to-speed’ in terms of 4IR Technologies and Jean-Jacques has embraced this challenge and embarked on it since 2017.
    Jean-Jacques also serves as an Assessor at Getsmarter, in the University of Oxford/Saïd Business School’s Executive Leadership programme.

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9-12 May 2022 | Booth Stand 1008, CTICC Cape Town

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