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Hudbay Releases Second Quarter 2014 Results


TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 -- HudBay Minerals Inc. ("Hudbay" or the "company") (TSX:HBM) (NYSE:HBM) today released its second quarter 2014 financial results. In the second quarter of 2014, operating cash flow before change in non-cash working capital increased to $11.8 million from negative $10.7 million in the second quarter of 2013. Profit and earnings per share in the second quarter of 2014 were $0.3 million and nil, respectively, compared to a loss and loss per share of $52.7 million and $0.31 in the second quarter of 2013, respectively.

Cash flow from operations, net earnings and cash cost per pound of copper sold were negatively affected by a continued accumulation of unsold copper in concentrate and refined zinc (14% and 8%, respectively, of the quantity produced in the quarter) due to poor rail service availability following extreme winter conditions in early 2014 and recent flooding in Manitoba. For the year to date, cash flow from operations, net earnings and cash costs per pound of copper sold were similarly negatively affected by unsold copper (22% of the quantity produced) and unsold precious metals (18% of the quantity produced). Steps have been taken to improve railcar availability, and assuming no other service disruptions, the excess copper concentrate and zinc metal inventories are expected to be drawn down over the balance of 2014, with the majority of the drawdown in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Year-to-date 2014 operating cash flow before change in non-cash working capital increased to $7.1 million from $1.6 million in the first half of 2013. Year-to-date 2014, the loss and loss per share were $27.0 million and $0.14, respectively, compared to a loss and loss per share of $50.8 million and $0.29, respectively.

Profit and earnings per share for the second quarter of 2014 were affected by, among other things, the following items:

                                          Pre-tax  After-tax gain           
                                       gain (loss)         (loss) Per Share 
                                      ($ millions)   ($ millions) ($/share) 
Mark-to-market loss on metal price                                          
 hedging                                      (6.5)          (4.7)    (0.02)
Gain on mark-to-market of embedded                                          
 derivative related to long-term debt          2.1            2.1      0.01 
Gain as a result of provisional                                             
 pricing adjustments                           2.6            1.6      0.01 
Foreign currency translation gain              9.1           10.5      0.05 
Augusta transaction costs                     (2.2)          (2.2)    (0.01)
Impairments and mark-to-market                                              
 adjustments related to junior mining                                       
 investments                                  (0.3)          (0.3)        - 
Impact on deferred taxes of certain                                         
 Peru costs and change in discount                                          
 rates on decommissioning and                                               
 restoration liabilities                         -           (4.4)    (0.02)

"The second quarter represented the beginning of our expected production, earnings and cash flow growth as we near the completion of the mine-building plan we laid out four years ago," said David Garofalo, president and chief executive officer. "The successful acquisition of the Rosemont project provides Hudbay with another meaningful source of medium-term copper production growth, complementing our already sector-leading production increases expected over the next year."

Hudbay's board of directors has declared a semi-annual dividend in the amount of $0.01 per common share, payable on September 30, 2014 to shareholders of record on September 12, 2014.

Offer to Acquire Augusta

On July 16, 2014, Hudbay took up 116,233,761 outstanding common shares of Augusta ("Augusta Shares") which, together with the Augusta Shares already owned by the company, represent approximately 92% of the issued and outstanding Augusta Shares. Hudbay also extended the expiry time of its offer until July 29, 2014. Prior to such expiration, the company took up and paid for an additional 6,100,762 Augusta Shares, bringing Hudbay's total ownership to approximately 96% of the issued and outstanding Augusta Shares. Hudbay intends to acquire the Augusta Shares that were not tendered in a subsequent acquisition transaction.

Financial and Operating Results

Total revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $139.3 million, $8.6 million higher than the same period in 2013, primarily as a result of higher copper sales volumes and higher metal prices offset by lower zinc, gold and silver sales volumes.

Current year-to-date revenue was $246.1 million, $4.4 million lower than the same period in 2013, mainly as a result of lower sales volumes.

Second quarter 2014 ore production at Hudbay's Manitoba business unit was 23% higher than the prior year's second quarter as a result of higher production volumes at Lalor and a full quarter of production at Reed. Operating costs per tonne of ore in the second quarter of 2014 at 777 were 3% lower, compared to the same period in 2013, primarily due to the reduction in the use of contractors. Operating costs per tonne of ore in the second quarter of 2014 at Lalor were 9% lower, compared to the same period in 2013 due to higher production volumes and the reduction of contract labour.

Operating costs per tonne of ore processed in the second quarter of 2014 at the Flin Flon concentrator were lower by 17% compared to the same period in 2013, due to the increased ore throughput from Reed. Unit operating costs per tonne of ore processed at the Snow Lake concentrator for the second quarter of 2014 were 10% higher than the second quarter of 2013 as a result of reduced ore throughput due to scheduled downtime.

Operating cash flow before stream deposit and change in non-cash working capital was $11.8 million for the second quarter of 2014, a $22.4 million increase compared with the same period in 2013, primarily as a result of higher copper sales volumes and higher realized prices.

Cash and cash equivalents decreased by $84.1 million from December 31, 2013 to $547.3 million as at June 30, 2014. This decrease was a result of $476 million of investments primarily at the Constancia project, and interest and dividend payments of $42 million, partly offset by net proceeds related to the January equity offering of $165 million, the receipt of the third deposit under the precious metals stream transaction with Silver Wheaton of US$125 million, net drawdowns of Hudbay's equipment financing facility of $87 million, and $73 million of value added-tax refunds from the Peruvian government.

During the last six months of 2014, Hudbay anticipates making approximately $291 million in capital expenditures on the Constancia and Lalor projects, in addition to $209 million in accrued but unpaid expenditures on these projects as at June 30, 2014. Hudbay has total pro-forma available and committed liquidity of approximately $0.9 billion, including $547 million in cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2014, US$135 million due from Silver Wheaton and US$150 million in availability under the Constancia credit facility. In addition, Hudbay intends to refinance the US$117 million in loans made to Augusta.

In June 2014, Hudbay entered into a previously announced US$150 million standby credit facility to provide financing for expenditures on the Constancia project, if required. The facility has a term of four years, with any drawdowns bearing interest at LIBOR + 3.50%. In addition, Hudbay entered into a long-term agreement for the sale of approximately 20% of the life of mine copper concentrate production from Constancia on standard market terms.


At Hudbay's 100% owned Constancia copper project in Peru, the project was approximately 85% complete on a proportion spent basis at the end of June 2014. Of the total project capital budget of US$1.7 billion, Hudbay has incurred approximately US$1.4 billion in costs to June 30, 2014 and entered into an additional US$0.2 billion in commitments.

Construction of the power transmission line from Tintaya to Constancia is complete and is expected to be commissioned shortly. The main substation at Constancia has already been energized using diesel power generation, and plant commissioning activities have commenced.

Pre-stripping continues to advance well and first ore was placed on the run of mine pad in July. Final negotiations are in progress and the contract for concentrate transport is expected to be awarded in the third quarter of 2014. Mine support facilities are well advanced with the explosives magazine substantially complete and construction of the truck shop well advanced.

Construction activities continue to progress well. Commissioning activities have commenced on the primary crusher and coarse ore stockpile conveying systems. Major mechanical installation is now complete in the grinding area, with work focused on piping and electrical installation. Tank and flotation cell leak testing has now commenced in the flotation and thickening area. Heavy civil works also continue to progress well in all areas and targeted water impoundment volumes for start-up have now been achieved.

The project remains on track for first production in late 2014 and commercial production in the second quarter of 2015.


At Hudbay's 100% owned Lalor project in Manitoba, of the total mine construction budget of $441 million, Hudbay has invested approximately $404 million and has entered into an additional $32 million in commitments to June 30, 2014. Hudbay has completed the underground mine project development. The company has also completed the new 6,000 tonne per day capacity (ore and waste) production shaft and mechanically commissioned it for hoisting as well as personnel transport.

Construction is complete on the 910 and 955 metre levels on the mine dewatering systems, rock breakers and the loadout systems. There is minor electrical work remaining that is expected to be completed in August 2014. Commissioning of the rockbreakers and loadout systems is complete and Hudbay will commission the main de-watering system after the remaining electrical work has been completed. The remaining committed funding is largely for the office/changehouse and surface exhaust fan installation. Hudbay expects the completion of the remaining surface construction to be completed in late 2014. Hudbay has substantially completed the refurbishment of the Snow Lake concentrator which will be commissioned to treat 2,700 tonnes per day, doubling its previous capacity.

An underground exploration drift at Lalor will be started in the third quarter of 2014 at an estimated cost of $3.1 million. The exploration drilling is intended to assist in the upgrading of inferred resources to a higher resource category and allow for an expanded program in 2015 to further test the down dip extension of the copper/gold zone.

Key Financial Results

(In $ thousands except per share    Three Months Ended    Six Months Ended  
 and cash cost amounts)                   June 30             June 30       
                                          2014     2013      2014      2013 
Revenue                                139,329  130,659   246,108   250,540 
Profit (loss) before tax                 6,843  (39,883)  (17,296)  (31,960)
Basic and diluted earnings (loss)                                           
 per share(1)                                -    (0.31)    (0.14)    (0.29)
Profit (loss) for the period               252  (52,686)  (26,967)  (50,779)
Operating cash flow(2,3)                11,764  (10,659)    7,130     1,606 
Operating cash flow per share(3)          0.06    (0.06)     0.04      0.01 
Cash cost per pound of copper sold,                                         
 net of by-product credits(3)             2.46     2.29      2.49      2.06 
(1)Attributable to owners of the company.                                   
(2)Before stream deposit and change in non-cash working capital.            
(3)Refer to "Non-IFRS Financial Performance Measures" below.                
Financial Condition ($000s)                June 30, 2014   December 31, 2013
Cash and cash equivalents                        547,283             631,427
Total assets                                   4,380,291           3,843,986

Non-IFRS Financial Performance Measures

Operating cash flow per share and cash costs per pound of copper sold ("cash cost") are included in this news release because the company believes that, in the case of operating cash flow per share, it helps investors to evaluate changes in cash flow while taking into account changes in shares outstanding, and in the case of cash costs, they help investors assess the performance of the Company's operations. These measures do not have a meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures prepared in accordance with IFRS and are not necessarily indicative of operating profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. Other companies may calculate these measures differently.

Operating cash flow per share

The following table presents Hudbay's calculation of operating cash flow per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013:

                              Three Months Ended        Six Months Ended    
(In $ thousands, except                                                     
 share and per share            June 30     June 30      June 30     June 30
 amounts)                          2014        2013         2014        2013
Operating cash flow before                                                  
 stream deposit and change                                                  
 in non-cash working                                                        
 capital                         11,764     (10,659)       7,130       1,606
Weighted average shares                                                     
 outstanding                193,015,043 172,028,376  189,542,667 172,020,482
Operating cash flow per                                                     
 share                            $0.06      $(0.06)       $0.04       $0.01

Cash cost per pound of copper sold

Cash cost per pound of copper sold is a non-IFRS measure that management uses as a key performance indicator to assess the performance of the company's operations. Hudbay's calculation designates copper as its primary metal of production as it is currently, and is expected to be, the largest component of revenues. The calculation is presented in two manners:

--  Cash cost per pound of copper sold, before by-product credits - This
    measure is gross of by-product revenues and is a function of the efforts
    and costs incurred to mine and process all ore mined. However, the
    measure divides this aggregate cost over only pounds of copper sold,
    Hudbay's primary metal of production. This measure is generally less
    volatile from period to period, as it is not affected by changes in the
    price received for by-product metals. It is, however, significantly
    affected by the relative mix of metal sales, and an increase in
    production of a by-product metal will tend to result in an increase in
    cash costs under this measure, regardless of the profitability of the
    increased by-product metal production. 
--  Cash cost per pound of copper sold, net of by-product credits - In order
    to calculate the cost to produce and sell copper, the net of by-product
    credits measure subtracts the revenues realized from the sale of the
    metals other than copper. The by-product revenues from zinc, gold and
    silver are significant and are integral to the economics of Hudbay. The
    economics that support Hudbay's decision to produce and sell copper
    would be different if the company did not receive revenues from the
    other significant metals being extracted and processed. This measure
    provides management and investors with an indication of the minimum
    copper price consistent with positive operating cash flows and operating
    margins, assuming by-product metal prices are consistent with those
    prevailing during the reporting period. It also serves as an important
    operating statistic that management and investors utilize to measure
    Hudbay's operating performance versus that of its competitors. However,
    it is important to understand that if by-product metal prices decline
    alongside copper prices, the cash cost per pound of copper sold, net of
    by-product credits would increase, requiring a higher copper price than
    that reported to maintain positive cash flows and operating margins. 

The following table presents Hudbay's calculation of gross cash cost per pound of copper sold and cash cost per pound of copper sold, net of by-product credits for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.

(In $ thousands, except dollar per                                          
 pound amounts)                      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended  
                                      June 30   June 30   June 30   June 30 
                                         2014      2013      2014      2013 
By product credits:                                                         
Zinc                                   59,944    55,917   112,133   107,532 
Gold                                   25,928    35,019    40,043    49,011 
Silver                                  4,244     4,918     6,587     7,122 
Other                                   1,262     1,005     2,246     2,380 
Total by-product credits               91,378    96,859   161,009   166,045 
Less: deferred revenue                (15,454)  (25,066)  (22,515)  (34,509)
Less: pre-production credits           (3,134)   (4,612)   (7,682)   (9,289)
Total by-product credits, net of                                            
 pre-production credits                72,790    67,181   130,812   122,247 
By-product credits, per net copper                                          
 pound sold:                                                                
Zinc                                     3.45      3.85      3.98      3.46 
Gold                                     1.49      2.41      1.42      1.58 
Silver                                   0.24      0.34      0.23      0.23 
Other                                    0.08      0.07      0.08      0.08 
Total by-product credits                 5.26      6.67      5.71      5.35 
Less: deferred revenue                  (0.89)    (1.73)    (0.80)    (1.11)
Less: pre-production credits            (0.18)    (0.32)    (0.27)    (0.30)
Total by-product credits, net of                                            
 pre-production credits                  4.19      4.62      4.64      3.94 
Cash cost, before by-product credits  115,569   100,396   200,990   186,110 
By-product credits, net of pre-                                             
 production credits                   (72,790)  (67,181) (130,812) (122,247)
Cash cost, net of by-product credits   42,779    33,215    70,178    63,863 
Pounds of copper sold                  18,444    14,942    30,656    32,184 
Less: pre-production pounds of                                              
 copper sold                           (1,069)     (412)   (2,453)   (1,119)
Net pounds of copper sold              17,375    14,530    28,203    31,065 
Cash cost per pound of copper sold,                                         
 before by-product credits               6.65      6.91      7.13      5.99 
By-product credits (per pound)          (4.19)    (4.62)    (4.64)    (3.93)
Cash cost per pound of copper sold,                                         
 net of by-product credits               2.46      2.29      2.49      2.06 
Reconciliation to IFRS:                                                     
Cash cost, net of by-product credits   42,779    33,215    70,178    63,863 
By-product credits                     91,378    96,859   161,009   166,045 
Change in deferred revenues           (15,454)  (25,066)  (22,515)  (34,509)
Pre-production revenue                 (3,134)   (4,612)   (7,682)   (9,289)
Treatment and refining charges         (8,781)   (4,713)  (13,836)   (9,664)
Share based payment                       400       (81)      642       177 
Adjustments related to zinc                                                 
 inventory write-downs (reversals)     (5,685)        -    (5,011)        - 
Cost of sales - operating costs                                             
 (excluding depreciation)             101,503    95,602   182,785   176,623 

Cash cost after by-product credits in the second quarter of 2014 was $2.46/lb, compared to $2.29/lb for the same period in 2013. Cash cost before by-product credits in the second quarter of 2014 was $0.26/lb lower than that of the same period in 2013 due to lower cash operating costs per unit at 777, Lalor, and the Flin Flon concentrator.

Year-to-date cash cost after by-product credits was $2.49/lb, compared to $2.06/lb in 2013. The increase in cash cost before by-product credits of $1.14/lb is due primarily to the sale of relatively higher cost opening inventories and finished zinc produced from purchased concentrates during the first quarter in addition to higher prevailing year to date market rates for treatment, refining, and freight versus the comparative period.

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Management's Discussion and Analysis:

Financial Statements:

Conference Call and Webcast

Date:                 Thursday, July 31, 2014                               
Time:                 10 a.m. ET                                            
Dial in:              416-849-1847 or 1-866-530-1554                        
Replay:               647-436-0148 or 1-888-203-1112                        
Replay Passcode:      7637739#                                              

The conference call replay will be available until midnight (Eastern Time) on August 7, 2014. An archived audio webcast of the call also will be available on Hudbay's website.

Qualified Persons

The technical and scientific information in this news release related to the Constancia project has been approved by Cashel Meagher, P. Geo, Hudbay's Vice-President, South America. The technical and scientific information related to all other sites and projects contained in this news release has been approved by Robert Carter, P. Eng, Hudbay's Director, Technical Services. Messrs. Meagher and Carter are qualified persons pursuant to National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. For a description of the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate mineral reserves and resources, as well as data verification procedures and a general discussion of the extent to which the estimates of scientific and technical information may be affected by any known environmental, permitting, legal title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing or other relevant factors, please see the Technical Reports for each of our material properties as filed on SEDAR at

Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" (collectively, "forward-looking information") within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation. All information contained in this news release, other than statements of current and historical fact, is forward-looking information. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "budget", "guidance", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "strategy", "target", "intends", "objective", "goal", "understands", "anticipates" and "believes" (and variations of these or similar words) and statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "should", "might" "occur" or "be achieved" or "will be taken" (and variations of these or similar expressions). All of the forward-looking information in this news release is qualified by this cautionary note.

Forward looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the anticipated timing, mechanics, completion of the subsequent acquisition transaction to acquire the remaining shares of Augusta Resource Corporation ("Augusta") the permitting, development and financing of Augusta's Rosemont copper project (the "Rosemont project"), Hudbay's objectives, strategies, intentions, expectations and guidance and future financial and operating performance and prospects, production at Hudbay's 777, Lalor and Reed mines and initial production from the Constancia project, continued processing at Hudbay's Flin Flon concentrator, Snow Lake concentrator and Flin Flon zinc plant, Hudbay's ability to complete the development of Hudbay's Lalor and Constancia projects and the anticipated scope and cost of any development plans for these projects, anticipated timing of Hudbay's projects and events that may affect the company's projects, including the anticipated issue of required licenses and permits, Hudbay's expectation that it will receive the remaining deposit amount under its amended precious metals stream transaction with Silver Wheaton Corp. ("Silver Wheaton") and that additional funding will be available if needed under Hudbay's standby credit facility for Constancia, the anticipated effect of external factors on revenue, such as commodity prices, anticipated exploration and development expenditures and activities and the possible success of such activities, estimation of mineral reserves and resources, mine life projections, timing and amount of estimated future production, reclamation costs, economic outlook, government regulation of mining operations, and business and acquisition strategies.

Forward-looking information is not, and cannot be, a guarantee of future results or events. Forward-looking information is based on, among other things, opinions, assumptions, estimates and analyses that, while considered reasonable by us at the date the forward-looking information is provided, inherently are subject to significant risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other factors that may cause actual results and events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information.

The material factors or assumptions that Hudbay identified and were applied by the company in drawing conclusions or making forecasts or projections set out in the forward looking information include, but are not limited to:

--  the success of mining, processing, exploration and development
--  the accuracy of geological, mining and metallurgical estimates; 
--  the costs of production; 
--  the supply and demand for metals Hudbay produces; 
--  no significant and continuing adverse changes in financial markets,
    including commodity prices and foreign exchange rates; 
--  the supply and availability of reagents for Hudbay's concentrators; 
--  the supply and availability of concentrate for Hudbay's processing
    facilities for the company's concentrate; 
--  the supply and the availability of third party processing facilities for
    Hudbay's concentrate; 
--  the supply and availability of all forms of energy and fuels at
    reasonable prices; 
--  the availability of transportation services at reasonable prices; 
--  no significant unanticipated operational or technical difficulties; 
--  the execution of Hudbay's business and growth strategies, including the
    success of Hudbay's strategic investments and initiatives; 
--  the availability of financing for Hudbay's exploration and development
    projects and activities; 
--  the ability to complete project targets on time and on budget and other
    events that may affect Hudbay's ability to develop Hudbay's projects; 
--  the timing and receipt of various regulatory and governmental approvals;
--  the availability of personnel for Hudbay's exploration, development and
    operational projects and ongoing employee relations; 
--  Hudbay's ability to secure required land rights to complete its
    Constancia project; 
--  maintaining good relations with the communities in which Hudbay
    operates, including the communities surrounding the Constancia project
    and First Nations communities surrounding the Lalor project and Reed
--  no significant unanticipated challenges with stakeholders at Hudbay's
    various projects, including the company's newly acquired Rosemont
--  no significant unanticipated events or changes relating to regulatory,
    environmental, health and safety matters; 
--  no contests over title to Hudbay's properties, including as a result of
    rights or claimed rights of aboriginal peoples; 
--  the timing and possible outcome of pending litigation and no significant
    unanticipated litigation; 
--  certain tax matters, including, but not limited to current tax laws and
    regulations and the refund of certain value added taxes from the
    Canadian and Peruvian governments; 
--  no significant and continuing adverse changes in general economic
    conditions or conditions in the financial markets; and 
--  the timing and completion of a subsequent acquisition transaction in
    connection with Hudbay's acquisition of Augusta. 

The risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information may include, but are not limited to, the development of the Rosemont project not occurring as planned, the exercising of dissent and appraisal rights by Augusta shareholders should a subsequent acquisition transaction be undertaken in connection with Hudbay's acquisition of Augusta, Augusta continuing as a majority-owned subsidiary of Hudbay should a subsequent acquisition transaction not be completed, the inaccuracy of Augusta's public disclosure and representations in the support agreement upon which Hudbay's offer to acquire Augusta was predicated, the failure to obtain required approvals or clearances from government authorities on a timely basis, risks generally associated with the mining industry, such as economic factors (including future commodity prices, currency fluctuations, energy prices and general cost escalation), uncertainties related to the development and operation of Hudbay's projects (including the impact on project cost and schedule of construction delays and unforeseen risks and other factors beyond the company's control), depletion of Hudbay's reserves, risks related to political or social unrest or change and those in respect of aboriginal and community relations, rights and title claims, operational risks and hazards, including unanticipated environmental, industrial and geological events and developments and the inability to insure against all risks, failure of plant, equipment, processes, transportation and other infrastructure to operate as anticipated, compliance with government and environmental regulations, including permitting requirements and anti-bribery legislation, dependence on key personnel and employee relations, volatile financial markets that may affect Hudbay's ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms, uncertainties related to the geology, continuity, grade and estimates of mineral reserves and resources and the potential for variations in grade and recovery rates, uncertain costs of reclamation activities, Hudbay's ability to comply with its pension and other post-retirement obligations, the company's ability to abide by the covenants in Hudbay's debt instruments or other material contracts, tax refunds, hedging transactions, as well as the risks discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in this news release and Hudbay's most recent Annual Information Form.

Should one or more risk, uncertainty, contingency or other factor materialize or should any factor or assumption prove incorrect, actual results could vary materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Hudbay does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information after the date of this news release or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and any forward-looking information, except as required by applicable law.

About Hudbay

Hudbay (TSX:HBM) (NYSE:HBM) is a Canadian integrated mining company with assets in North and South America principally focused on the discovery, production and marketing of base and precious metals. Hudbay's objective is to maximize shareholder value through efficient operations, organic growth and accretive acquisitions, while maintaining its financial strength. A member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and the S&P/TSX Global Mining Index, Hudbay is committed to high standards of corporate governance and sustainability. Further information about Hudbay can be found on

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As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, explored the key ingredients of cross-channel marketing in a digital world. Learn how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects).
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessi...