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Dundee Precious Metals and KPMG in Canada Join Board International On Webinar Revealing How to Transform Mining With Digital Technology 


TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Software vendor Board International, global gold mining firm Dundee Precious Metal Inc. (TSX: DPM) and KPMG in Canada will take a deep-dive into how mining companies are using digital technologies to transform their businesses, in a broad-ranging, one-hour webinar on Thursday April 8 at 5pm GMT/12pm EST. Centred on DPM’s adoption of best-practices and advanced Integrated Business Planning (IBP) software, the panel will discuss how business planning and analysis across an enterprise can be achieved, to unite disparate data in a user-friendly presentation that delivers better planning and better decision-making.

Senior industry executives, mining stakeholders, analysts and press can REGISTER NOW to attend this informative, thought-provoking webinar, which will benefit from DPM’s on-the-ground experience, and seasoned counsel from KPMG’s specialists.

“The digital revolution and increasingly rapid technological innovations are creating opportunities to transform the way we do things, offering safer, cost effective and sustainable solutions to how we approach our business. Being a leader in innovation is one our strategic objectives and we see a lot of potential for technology to provide significant insights into our business and to help the successful execution of DPM’s strategy,” noted Hume Kyle, Executive Vice President and CFO at Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

“The mining industry’s adoption of different emerging technologies from robotics to cloud computing has been mixed so far. While we’ve seen companies embrace small projects, such as back-office automation or improved safety measures, large-scale digital transformation is needed to achieve operational efficiency, drive productivity and adapt quickly to changes in market factors,” said Erik Woods, National Lead Partner, Enterprise Performance Management, KPMG.

Lending their considerable hands-on experience alongside Mr. Kyle and Mr. Woods, will be KPMG’s Heather Cheeseman, a Partner and Toronto Mining Leader, and Anna Ivanova, Director, Business Systems at Dundee Precious Metals, who is currently leading the redesign and roll-out of DPM’s business-planning system.

“The industry has had to deal with volatile commodity prices, sustainability pressures, and now the pandemic. But, miners need to make the connection between near-term technology investments and the longer-term sustainability of their operations. At both the mine site and back office, companies should be capitalizing on the benefits of technologies to reduce downtime and costs, improve operational efficiencies and provide greater visibility into production, while reducing health and safety risks,” said Heather Cheeseman, Toronto Mining Industry Leader, KPMG.

Anna Ivanova, Director, Business Systems, Dundee Precious Metals Inc., said “At DPM, we have taken a holistic approach to transforming our business planning and analysis that will help translate our business strategy into execution and support the achievement of our overall business objectives.”

Taj Mian, Managing Director for Canada-Board International is pleased to host customer Dundee Precious Metals and consultants from KPMG in Canada, to share how forward-looking mining operators can significantly improve their Business Planning and Analysis functions across their diversified operations. “With today’s supply-chain challenged environment, having an Integrated Business Planning platform to integrate planning across multiple time horizons, connecting mining field operations with Finance and corporate functions is essential,” said Mian.

“I’m looking forward to this quality webinar that will help mining staff learn how to spend less time on data collection and more time for sensitivity analysis, scenario planning and improved resource allocation and prioritization, courtesy of our panellists. For Board’s part, we’re leaders in breaking down the barriers for reporting and analysis hamstringed by siloed software and solutions, to integrate data and standardize ‘one version of the truth’ across a mining firm, to improve decision-making and governance,” added Mian.

About Board

Board is the #1 decision-making platform. Founded in 1994, Board enables people to have a transformative impact on their business, helping them to intuitively explore and leverage their data in a flexible, all-in-one decision-making platform. By unifying Business Intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics, the Board platform allows companies to produce a single, accurate, and complete view of business information, gain actionable insights, and achieve full control of performance across the entire organization. Thanks to Board, more than 3,000 organizations worldwide, including Coca-Cola, Ricoh, KPMG, Puma, Siemens, and ZF Group, have deployed end-to end decision-making applications at a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.

About Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian-based international gold mining company with operations and projects located in Bulgaria, Namibia and Serbia. The Company’s purpose is to unlock resources and generate value to thrive and growth together. This purpose is supported by a foundation of core values, which guides how the Company conducts its business and informs a set of complementary strategic pillars and objectives related to ESG, innovation, optimizing our existing portfolio, and growth. The Company’s resources are allocated in-line with its strategy to ensure that DPM delivers value for all of its stakeholders. Shares of DPM are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: DPM).

About KPMG in Canada

KPMG LLP, a limited liability partnership, is a full-service Audit, Tax and Advisory firm owned and operated by Canadians. For over 150 years, our professionals have provided consulting, accounting, auditing, and tax services to Canadians, inspiring confidence, empowering change, and driving innovation. Guided by our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Courage, Together, For Better, KPMG employs nearly 8,000 people in over 40 locations across Canada, serving private- and public-sector clients. KPMG is consistently ranked one of Canada’s top employers and one of the best places to work in the country.

The firm is established under the laws of Ontario and is a member of KPMG’s global organization of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International, a private English company limited by guarantee. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. For more information, see .


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