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Oct 2, 2018 | 8:30 am - Oct 3, 2018 | 5:00 pm MDT

GMG – CIM Future Mining Forum

Edmonton, October 2-3



On Day 1 the conversation will hone in on autonomous mining. From KPIs to getting the most out of your autonomous system and working with regulators, workers and communities to make it happen, a holistic approach to autonomous planning will enable greater industry adoption. The format will include expert speakers, a panel discussion, case studies by mine operators and providers on autonomous mining implementation and breakout sessions to delve deeper into the topics to ensure participants gain knowledge they can bring back to their sites to implement changes.


The following day will start with invigorating presentations on driving innovation through interoperability and AI and a breakout session. A roundtable discussion will consider how to build on SMART Benchmarking to develop a global industry driven benchmarking system. Participants will also be treated to a draft of the GMG Global Vision Interoperability Roadmap hot off the press.


Invited guest speakers:

  • Michelle Ash, Chief Innovation Officer, Barrick
  • Steve Little, Senior Engineering Advisor, Mine Equipment, Suncor Energy
  • Mike Brown, Vice-President, Innovation and Advanced Technology, SMS Equipment
  • Adam Brumwell, Autonomous Solutions Manager, Finning (Canada)
  • Mel Torrie, President and CEO, ASI
  • Michael Carniato, Senior Associate – Mechanical, R&D, Syncrude Research Centre
  • Glenn Sheppard, Manager, Mine Operations, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
  • Ross Gibbins, Business Development Manager, Thiess
  • David Walshe, Co-Founder | Director, skymineUAV
  • Dave Corriveau, Tailings Director, Cosia
  • James Marston, Mining Engineer, Golder
  • Stephanie Closson, Senior Analyst, Asset Health Systems, Teck
  • Angela Hamlyn, CEO, CIM
  • Carl Weatherell, Executive Director & CEO, CMIC
  • Tim Skinner, President, SMART Systems and Vice chair International Standards, GMG
  • Zoli Lukacs, Advisor, Asset Optimization


Download complete program here



Organized in conjunction with the CIM Surface Mining Society









Oct 2, 2018 | 8:30 am
Oct 3, 2018 | 5:00 pm
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University of Alberta, Enbridge Conference Room
116 St & 85 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3 Canada