Program of the first “Industrial IT Forum: case championship

and best practices of digital solutions

for Mining and Metallurgy”

May 24, 2024, Astana, Kazakhstan

Venue: Hilton Astana

Hosted by ERG Kazakhstan, Business & Technology Services 

9. 00 – 9.30
Participant registration. Welcome Coffee. Networking 
9.30 – 11.00
Panel Session “Key digitalization vectors for industrial companies: challenges and solutions”.

Moderator – Serik Shakhazhanov, General Director, ERG Kazakhstan

Prospector, Emily King, Mining Futurist, founder and CEO Prospector, USA
McKinsey & Company, Sergey Sokolov, Partner, McKinsey & Company, b2b Plug&Play start-up
Honeywell, Artur Nigmatyanov, President of the Board of Directors, Honeywell Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Plug and Play, Iskandar Kurbonov, Venture Investor Plug and Play (Uzbekistan)
Almaty Branch of the Autonomous Cluster Fund “Park of Innovative Technologies”, Baurzhan Kankin, General Director
Kazakhmys, Nurakhmet Nuriyev, Chairman of the Board, Corporation LLP

Discussion on key directions of industrial IT development in Kazakhstan:
- What challenges do industrial companies face in the digitalization of production processes?
- How can domestic IT help in solving industrial tasks and what it does?
- Expectations of the Government, Mining and Metallurgy and IT business
11.00 – 11.30
Coffee break

Moving to the halls of the case championship and parallel meetups
11.30 – 13.00
Case Championship “Industrial IT: Solutions for Ferroalloy Plant” (beginning)

IT startups and IT students present solutions to 27 “problems” of a ferroalloy plant.

All teams visited the plant a month ago.
11.30 – 13.00
Parallel meetups:

Presentations by Mining and Metallurgy, and IT leaders on implemented solutions and best practices by areas.

The audience can evaluate its own progress and the achievements of colleagues, discuss solutions and problems
“AI in industrial IT: best practices and promising trends for Kazakhstan’’

Moderator: Dauren Mendeshev, Deputy General Director, Strategy and Transformation, ERG Kazakhstan

BTS (ERG), Roman Marchenko, Chief MES Development Department, “Digital Assistance as the key element of digital transformation at the enterprise”
Kazakhmys, Madiyar Tasbolatov, Lead Engineer: “Detection of slab breakoffs”
Dereknet, Salamat Kabdulov CEO: “АІ in oil industry. Virtual flowmetry. Proxy modeling of production”
Conundrum (UK), Victor Portnov CPO: “Experience of AI implementation for plant-scale beneficiation process control.”
Datana, Vladimir Zakharov, CEO & Founder: “Data-driven production management with Datana case studies”
AVEVA Maxim Dorozhkin, Sales Director Central Asia: “Application of dynamic models for predictive asset optimization and calculation of key operating indicators”
“Digitalization of industrial safety”

Moderator: Jochen Berbner, Deputy General Director, Technology and Operations, ERG Kazakhstan

ERG, Sergey Ryabov, OHS Director “The role of digitalization in industrial safety"
Kazakhmys, Refat Ashik, Head of the Digital Platform Competence Center; Danil Gavrilov, Engineer, IT Architecture Department of General Corporate Systems, “Predictive Health Assessment”
AG TECH, Madina Aitiyeva, Innovative Solutions Director: “Application of digital technologies in industrial safety”
Kazzinc, Nikolay Larionov, Project Manager “Risk Management in Industry”, “OneAPP Information System”
BTS, Assel Sagindykova, Project Manager, ERG. DigitalHealthAssistantProject
“Industrial Automation” (part 1)

Moderator: Daniyar Rakhmatullaev, Deputy General Director, Finance, ERG Kazakhstan

Kazakhmys, Ruslan Gimazetdinov, IT Development Department Expert, “Telemetry system of underground mining equipment”
BTS (ERG), Victoria Zarichanskaya, Industrial Automation Project Manager, “ERG MES. Overview of the operational production management system”
Schneider Electric, Marat Kusmanov, Schneider Electric Technical Expert. “Universal Automation (EcoStruxure Automation Expert) - universal platform as a new stage of industrial automation development”.
Honeywell, Roman Zavodin, High-tech solutions manager: “PMS solutions for Management Improvement Systems for MMC (cases of successful implementations)”
Siemens, Valeriy Chukhalov, Regional Manager, Digital Production in Kazakhstan
13.00 – 14.00
14.00 – 16.00
Case Championship “Industrial IT: Solutions for Ferroalloy Plant” (continued)
14.00 – 16.00
Parallel meetups:

Presentations by Mining and Metallurgy, and IT leaders on implemented solutions and best practices by areas.

The audience can evaluate its own progress and the achievements of colleagues, discuss solutions and problems
“Business systems and applications”

Moderator: Galymzhan Nurmanov, Director, Corporate Innovations and Business Programs Department, branch of Autonomous cluster fund “Park of innovative technologies”

BTS, Daniyar Kulmanov, Head of Product Development: Qollab platform
KPMG, Vsevolod Chernykh, Chief Consultant: “Data Quality. Possible risks and solutions on the path of digitalization”.
OutSystems (UAE), Semyon Vilitskiy, Chief Client Support Manager, Middle East and Africa: “Transformation through innovations and AI in MMC and production sector”.
Axelect, Andrey Shpilevoy, Industry X Practice Lead: “Digital twin as A-B-C”
KMG Kumkol, Aigerim Karimova, business analyst, topic TBC
SUSE (Germany), Ivan Yekimov, SUSE System Engineer, Kassym Mazhen, Senior IT Expertise Manager, Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund/QOSI founder: "Building Secure Cloud Native Infrastructure at the intersection of SUSE technologies"
SAP (Switzerland), Joshua Nganyadi, Solution Engineer SAP AG: “Innovative solutions and customer experience in real-time optimization and management of business processes”
“Industrial Automation” (part 2)

Moderator: Daniyar Rakhmatullaev, Deputy General Director, Finance, ERG Kazakhstan

BTS (ERG), Mikhail Plotnikov, “ERG Key. Automated Fuel Management System”
ASEP, Vitaliy Silyukov, Director of ASEP LLP: “Automation systems for lifting mechanisms”.
Honeywell, Roman Mukhortov, High-Tech Solutions Manager: “Development of Automation and Production Management System. Honeywell strategic solutions for the development of MMC”
TRADE-Engineering, Yerzhan Temerbayev, General Director. “Modern Emerson technologies for mining and metallurgical industry of Kazakhstan (experience of implementations at the enterprises of MMC of Kazakhstan)”
Proanalitika, Musa Smanov, Director: “Condition monitoring system for rotating equipment”.
OneQHub, Dmitry Zapara, CTO of OneQHub: “Electricity control as an instrument to improve energy efficiency”.
16.00 – 16.30
Coffee break
16.30 – 18.00
Case Championship (continued)
16.30 – 18.00
Parallel meetups:

Presentations by Mining and Metallurgy, and IT leaders on implemented solutions and best practices by areas.

The audience can evaluate its own progress and the achievements of colleagues, discuss solutions and problems
“Industrial Cybersecurity”’

Moderator - Yevgeniy Pitolin, cybersecurity expert, organizer of Cyber&Digital Security

KPMG, Abylai Tulegenov, “Key trends and challenges of industrial cybersecurity”
BTS, Zumrad Zhumanayev, “Experience in securing process control systems in ERG”
GTS, Almas Isakov: “Activities of the National Information Security Coordination Center”.
Bakotech, Philip Khmelev, Senior Sales Engineer: “Cybersecurity of OT/IoT networks: myths that can be costly and experience of successful implementations”.
Tumar Distribution, Bulat Kamitov, Security Engineer - Consultant of Tumar Distribution, “Technologies of deception and detection of intruders in corporate networks”
MSSP Global, Ruslan Dzhansegirov: “Security Monitoring Operations Center vs IS assurance”
BTS (ERG), Igor Kholstinin, Head of Security Analysis Department: “User Awareness at Industrial Enterprise through the Eyes of a Pentester Using AI”.

“HR digitalization in large companies”

Moderator - Akmaral Naizabekova, Deputy General Director, HR and Corporate Culture, ERG Kazakhstan.

ERG, Gulzira Tazhieva, Head of the Center for Analytics and Digitalization of HR Processes: «Digital HR в ERG»
KazMinerals, Lyudmila Li, HR Business Process Automation Manager “HR Automation Experience in KazMinerals”
Kazzinc, Vitaliy Kazantsev, Head of Training Program Administration Department: “Personnel reserve and personnel development based on SAP Success Factors”
QARMET, Alexandra Ivanova, Head of Unified Service Center, Electronic Notifications
Kazatomprom , Myrzabek Shokutbayev, Chief Manager of Social Work Department: ”Infobooth for HR Service”
Altynalmas , Aigul Saparova-bai, Director of the Organizational Development Department: “Speaking to business in the language of numbers - from digitalization to analytics”
18.00 – 20.00
Evening Cocktail.
Awarding the winners of the case championship.

Forum closing. Networking
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