Progressive Mine Forum Agenda – October 16, 2019

This is a preliminary conference agenda and subject to change. We encourage you to check back for updates.


Registration Opens


Feature Presentation | George Hemingway, Partner – Head of the Innovation Practice, The Stratalis Group


Diamond Sponsor Presentation | Sandvik


Innovation Presentation 1 | Peak Power

Matt Sachs P Eng LEED AP, Chief Operating Officer, Peak Power


Innovation Presentation 2 | RockMass Technologies

Shelby Yee, Co-founder and CEO, RockMass Technologies


Panel Discussion 1 | ESG: These are quickly becoming the three most important letters in investing. What does your company need to do to ensure it passes investors’ increasingly high standards?

Moderator: Trish Saywell, Acting Editor-in-Chief and Senior Reporter, The Northern Miner
Panelists: Miranda Werstiuk, VP, Corporate Advisory Services, Optimize Group
Claudia Mueller, Associate Director, Global Mining Management, Schulich School of Business
Kulvir Singh Gill, Associate Director, DPI Mining
Raziel Zisman, Co-founder and Partner, Whittle Consulting
Sam Pazuki, Vice President, Investor Relations, OceanaGold


Lunch Break


Fireside Chat | Tony Makuch, President and CEO, Kirkland Lake Gold

In conversation with: Anthony Vaccaro, Group Publisher, The Northern Miner


Innovation Presentation 3 | Peytec

Peyman Moeini, President & CEO, Peytec


Innovation Presentation 4 | Hydrostor

Jordan Cole, EVP & CCO, Hydrostor


Panel Discussion 2 | Battery Metals: Anticipating the EV technology changes to shape the future of the battery metals markets.

Moderator: Frik Els, Executive Editor,
Panelists: Ryan Castilloux, Managing Director, Adamas Intelligence
Andrew Miller, Head of Price Assessments, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Trent Mell, President & Chief Executive Officer, First Cobalt
Guy Bourassa, President and CEO, Nemaska Lithium


Innovation Presentation 5 | Some Inconvenient Facts; Some Inconvenient Perceptions. Staying still is moving backwards

Nathan Stubina, VP, Technologies, Operations, Sherritt International


Panel Discussion 3 | Automation/Big Data: Don’t believe the hype. What are the real innovations that will drive your company’s bottom line?

Moderator: Alisha Hiyate, Editor, Canadian Mining Journal
Panelists: Pavel Abdur-Rahman, Partner & Data Scientist, IBM
Nadine Miller, Independent Director, Wedsome
Steve De Jong, CEO, VRIFY
Walter Siggelkow, President, Hardline
Edward Bilborough, Business Manager – Automation & Digitalisation, Sandvik
Louis-Pierre Campeau, Team Lead, Artificial Intelligence, Newtrax Technologies Inc


Innovation Presentation 6 | Research Done Differently: Innovation through collaboration

Lesley A. Warren, Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Chair in Mineral Engineering/Director, Lassonde Institute of Mining, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, UofT