CITIC Pacific Smart Mining Networking Event

Join Austmine for our Smart Mining Networking Event in Perth on Wednesday 11 May with keynote speaker Mark O'Brien, General Manager, Digital Technology & Innovation, CITIC Pacific Mining.

“The Robots are coming… but in a good way…” 

Automation and robotics are transforming the mining sector. Formerly, time-consuming duties are now fully automated with minimal operator input, and robots are taking over more labour-intensive and hazardous tasks.

So, what does this mean for the future of mining and METS? Join Austmine and keynote speaker Mark O'Brien, General Manager, Technology & Innovation, CITIC Pacific Mining who will share his insights into:

  • The Evolution of Automation
  • The Irreplaceable Human
  • It’s not about the technology, it’s about the transformation

This event is a great opportunity to hear from a expert in the field of innovation and technology, and to help further build your networks within the industry. The event format includes a one-hour presentation from the keynote speaker, plus one-hour of networking over drinks and canapes.

Speaker Details:

Mark O'Brien

General Manager, Digital Technology & Innovation, CITIC Pacific Mining

Mark O’Brien currently serves as the General Manager for Digital Technology & Innovation at CITIC Pacific Mining, the world’s largest magnetite iron ore operation. His responsibilities cover strategic engagement with the business, technology leadership and innovation, and ownership of the key application and infrastructure platforms at CPM, across both IT and OT.

He has an involvement in mining technology that stretches over 30 years. He is a graduate of Curtin University with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and has undertaken postgraduate studies in AI, Philosophy and  Ethics. Mark is also the Chair of the GMG AI in Mining Working Group, as well as a contributor to national and international  collaborations around mining technology.


Austmine members: $50 + GST
Mining organisation: $50 + GST 
Non-members: $120 + GST 

You must login to the Austmine portal to register. Contact [email protected] for assistance. 


Austmine’s events may be subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions. In the case of an event postponement, your registration will be transferred to the new date, or a full refund will be provided.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 72 hours prior to the event are entitled to a credit or a refund. Tickets can also be transferred to a colleague at any time by contacting [email protected].

Event Partner

11/05/2022 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
The Westin Perth 480 Hay St Perth WA 6000 AUSTRALIA