• 21 - 22 July 2021
  • PCEC

WA Mining Virtual Conference Agenda

WA MINING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

Please note all times are in Australian Western Daylight Time (AWDT)

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DAY 1: 11 November 2020

SESSION 1 - Macro economic update and impact of COVID-19

9:00 Opening remarks and Acknowledgement of Country
Chairman: Ric Gros, Convergency

9:10 Welcome and future outlook for WA

Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations, Western Australia

9:15 Accelerating WA's Mining Digital Future
John Condo, Senior Sales Manager Equinix

9:30 The economic impact of COVID-19 on this new world 
Andrew Charlton, Director, AlphaBeta

10:00 The innovation impact of COVID-19 on the resource sector
Graeme Stanway, Co-Founder and MD, VCI

10:30 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS
Round table 1: The future for the industry
Gavin Yeates, Independent Consultant
Round table 2: Aligning capital, technical road maps & market needs

Ric Gros, Convergency

DAY 2: 12 November 2020

SESSION 1 - The automation and robotics paradigm

9:00 Opening remarks and recap
Chairman: Ric Gros, Convergency

9:05 Control Systems Technology goes to South America
Ian Burrell, MD, Control Systems Technology

9:20 How society expectations are driving new business model, impacting approaches to stakeholder engagement, circular economy and climate change.
Osvaldo Urzua, Former External Affairs, BHP Billiton, International Mining Expert

9:50 The role lean augmented Ai plays in delivering value across the Mining project lifecycle

Laura Mottolla, Founder, The Lean Mining Institute 

10:20 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS
Round table 1: Stakeholder Engagement
Osvaldo Urzua, Former External Affairs, BHP Billiton, International Mining Expert

Round table 2: How Visualisation technologies, AI create value through digital twins
Nicolas Jubera, CEO, Ti Mining

 

11:15 - 11:45 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 - 12:00  BREAK

SESSION 2 - Accelerating digital transformation

11:45 How visualisation technologies are changing the way we work and how COVID-19 impacted our innovation program
Nicolas Jubera, CEO, TIMining

12:15 Accelerating the deployment of SaaS business models in traditional METS companies
Matt Schneider, MD,  Optika

12:45 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

Round Table 3: The threats and the opportunities in cyber security

Rowen Fenn, Co-Founder and CEO, Rise-X

Round Table 4: Sass Business Models

Matt Schneider, MD, Optika

 

SESSION 2 - Innovation and the role of augmented AI

12:00 Opportunity for the Innovation ecosystem in a new world normal
Adrian Beer, CEO METS Ignited

12:30 Future application of cyber-physical systems to Mining
Dr Sue Keay, CEO, Queensland Hub

13:10 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

Round table 3: Understanding the skills required to deploy Autonomous systems and to support decisions making in this autonomous world
Peta Chirgwin, Business Transformation Consultant for Mining Automation. Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) 

 

13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH

13:50 - 14:10 LUNCH

SESSION 3 - Autonomous systems and robotics in the resource sector, is Australia well placed to lead?

14:30 What the new $20m Automation and Robotic Test Facility at Neerabup mean to WA innovation Ecosystem

Jacqui Coombes - CEO & MD, Amira Global

15:00 Hydrogen Futures what will this mean to the Resource Sector in Australia
Dr Daniel Roberts, Leader, Hydrogen Energy Systems Future Science Platform

15:30 Day 1 Summary

15:45 Closing remarks

SESSION 3 - The role of satellites and the challenges and opportunities for low carbon future

14:10 Mining and Space, and the challenges and opportunities for low carbon future
Adam Seedsman, A/G  Deputy Director General, Australian Space Agency

14:40 Challenges and opportunities for moving towards a low carbon, sustainable and circular economy
Miranda Taylor, CEO, NERA

15:10 Closing remarks

15:15 Close 

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