Mr. Palacios brings over 20 years of information technology experience to First Majestic where he set out to design and implement a complete overhaul of the company’s infrastructure and systems replacements across the geological-exploration, mine operations, processing plants and administrative and financials areas, as per his newly developed, integration of the mining data value chain vision. This mining data value chain, is the cornerstone to First Majestic’s business intelligence strategy, where in a daily and weekly basis, all aspect of the mining data continuum are pushed to all management at all levels, as well as being available in a dashboard for further data discovery and analysis. Prior to First Majestic, Mr. Palacios held the position of Director of Global Applications and IT (Mexico Region). During his tenure at Goldcorp, he created and implemented the global applications framework for most of Goldcorp‘s sites, standardized and automated consolidation process. Mr. Palacios was also responsible for prototyping Goldcorp‘s business intelligence strategy which allows for management at Goldcorp to monitor consolidated operations on a continuous basis with operational dashboards. In addition to his experience with Goldcorp, Mr. Palacios has also consulted for Gemcom (Geovia now) Software, was the technical advisor to the Jimmy Pattison Group across their portfolio of companies, led the western region IT effectiveness practice for KPMG, he was the CIO of Pivotal Corporation and Vice President of Information Technology for Seagate Software, now business objects.