Carl Hendricks, P.Eng., Ph.D., has been involved in the design and development of mining automation technology for 30 years. He is a former professor and member of the Canadian Centre for Automation and Robotics in Mining at McGill University in Montreal. He was a founding...

Michael Murphy is the Chief Engineer, Surface and Mining Technology, Caterpillar Inc. based in Peoria, Illinois with responsibility for Caterpillar’s surface and underground mining technology strategy. He has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia and 40 years of experience with Caterpillar Inc.   Since moving to the United States in 1996, Michael has been engaged in...

Michael Lewis is General Manager Technology Interoperability at Komatsu based in Tucson, Arizona, USA.  He is responsible for setting and aligning mining technology and autonomy strategy and development priorities across Komatsu group OEMs and OTMs.  Prior to joining Komatsu in early 2019, he worked for...

George Long has worked at the nexus of innovative technology and industry for the last 15 years. His interest in mining started from his Geology and Geophysics degree from Durham University, UK and was rekindled in 2011 when he joined Gemcom Software, now a Dassault...

Don currently serves as Vice President, Global Strategic Customers for Epiroc and has been involved in the global mining industry for over 35 years. In his current role Don has the responsibility of establishing and maintaining corporate relationships at the highest levels within the largest...

Ian Dover spent his early career as a process metallurgist in international copper mining and integrated aluminium corporations. He transitioned into manufacturing and ICT after completing his PhD in metallurgical process improvement using mathematical modelling and expert systems within an Australian steel production plant. He...

Adrian is a global executive with a broad range of industry experience spanning over 20 years. Prior to his current position, Adrian was with ABB as the APAC regional leader for Enterprise Software. Adrian joined ABB to lead the IT/OT integration strategy for mining, including...

Sharna Glover is a believer in the power of innovation and technology to transform the resources industry for the better. As a technology leader in BHP, she is shaping the future of autonomous operations in mining to unlock profound improvements in safety, productivity, and the stewardship...

Liv is a Senior Principal for Accenture focused on Transformation in Mining and Applied Intelligence. An early adopter of Digital, Liv works with clients to understand where the opportunities are for locked and lost value along the mining value chain through creation, adoption and strengthening...

Scott Schoepel is Vice President Commercial Markets for Motorola Solutions, where he is responsible for sales, engineering and system integration teams.  Scott has held numerous technical and sales roles while at Motorola. He joined the company as a systems engineer after graduating from Marquette University...

Alastair Mathias leads the Rio Tinto Automation and Technology group within Rio Tinto’s Growth & Innovation organisation. His team employs specialist expertise to identify, develop, implement and support automation technologies across the mining value chain. This includes managing Rio Tinto’s highly publicised Mine Automation System...

Mikael Ramström graduated from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden with a M.Sc. in Electrical engineering in 1992. Mikael worked for five years on the control and automation system for the European Space Agency (ESA). Since 1999 Mikael has been working for Epiroc, formerly Atlas Copco...

Dr. Barun Gorain has more than 25 years of experience in precious and base metals plant operations, capital projects, and in technology and innovation roles. He is now the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Hindustan Zinc, Vedanta Resources, where he leads the company’s strategic...

Andrew has been involved in the mining innovation arena since the very beginning of his career over 30 years’ ago. Having studied biotechnology and computer science at the University of Queensland, he was drawn to the mining industry as a means of funding his ongoing...

Kalev Ruberg has been active in the information systems arena for over 40 years. As a BSc and Masters graduate from MIT, his studies included work at the Architecture Machine Lab (now the Media Lab) before carrying out digital simulation research at the National Bureau...

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