Analytics in the Metals Industry

PEO Oakville Chapter invites you to a free seminar on:

Analytics in the Metals Industry

Data analytics is the exploration of data to discover patterns; those patterns can be used to reveal information and provide insights about the system. Big data and analytics have received a lot of attention recently for their capability to convert an untapped resource (historical data) into a valuable asset. Used correctly, the methods are very powerful but they do have limitations. Understanding these limitations is important to avoid common pitfalls and achieve reliable outcomes. Aside from the specific algorithm used, there are a number of factors that need to be considered; including how the data is collected and utilized and how it is processed prior to the analysis. The involvement of process experts into the analysis is another key component of producing meaningful results.

The aim of this talk is to give some insight into some of these aspects without getting into the fine details of the algorithms. Some simple examples from the metals industry will be used to demonstrate the capabilities.


September 29, 2016 6:30PM


Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, BLACK BOX Room

2302 Bridge Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 2G6 Canada (

Guest Speaker

Richard MacRosty is a control system specialist in the Technologies Group at Hatch. Hatch is a global engineering company headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with expertise in the Metals, Infrastructure and Energy industries. Richard has over ten years of experience working in the furnace smelting industry. During this time he has been involved in a number of large greenfield projects throughout the world; from the early design stage, through detailed engineering to field commissioning and process start-up. In addition to these large scale projects, he has been involved in developing new hardware and software technologies to address specific operational challenges. Richard completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton. Richard was first exposed to analytics during his graduate studies at McMaster and has been applying these techniques to solve industrial problems.

Event Agenda

  • Registration & Networking
  • Presentation
  • Q & A Session
  • Speaker Appreciation & Closing

Admission: Free


Contact: Julie Dixon, events2

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