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PDAC 2021 Industry Panel Discussion

Data Governance: Why it’s considered one of the most important parts of information management in the natural resources industry.

Data governance is a central element within the greater practice of data management and considered an important strategic initiative for natural resources organisations. With the push of digital transformation initiatives across the globe, the focus on data governance is not likely to change anytime soon.

We’ve invited geoscientific information management professionals from SRA Information Technology and Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy to join us in a lively discussion about why governance is such a big issue for mineral exploration and what companies are doing to fuel greater data governance practices hosted by Lee-Anne Coleman, acQuire’s Customer Success Leader.

Register for your spot today! If you can’t attend the virtual discussion, you are able to register and receive a recorded version to view at your convenience.


  • Date: Tuesday, 9 March 2021
  • Time: 11:30am to 12:00pm (GMT-5)
  • Register here >


Paul Murtagh – Director – Business Systems at Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

Career Geologist and people manager with extensive private sector experience in exploration and geoscientific information management in Queensland. Joined Queensland Government in 2016 to coordinate and drive digital transformation in the Georesources Division within the Department of Resources. Recently released the Queensland’s GeoResGlobe spatial viewer and the Geoscience Open Data and Lodgement Portal.

Steven Rowe – CEO and Founder of SRA Information Technology

In his role, Steve has worked extensively with differing organisations, including Santos, BHP, Australian Submarine Corporation, the World Bank, and Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments.

The recognition of SRA’s work has enabled Steve to be appointed to and participate in a number of forums guiding ICT innovation within Australia. These appointments include the Chair of the NT Ministerial Digital Advisory Council, the Australian Information Industry Association, the National Chair of the AIIA Mining and Energy Resources Group, Inspiring NT, the IT Industry Innovation Council, the SME Advisory Panel for the RBA, and the NT Research and Innovation Board. In addition, Steve has chaired a number of industry development groups.

Steve Mundell – Director of Product at acQuire

Steve is the Director of Product for acQuire Technology Solutions. Before he joined acQuire in 2002, Steve worked as an underground mine geologist. His research interest in information management for the natural resources industry guides the product development for acQuire’s next generation geoscientific information management software.


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