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National Mining Innovation Forum June 6, 2017
“INNOVATING TO ZERO”
CMIC is holding the 5th National Mining Innovation Forum June 6, 2017 in Toronto.
CMIC’s National Mining Innovation Forum is the most notable gathering of industry experts. Network with innovation leaders and your peers to gain critical insights and relationships that will enable the mining industry future success.
Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower
22 Adelaide Street West, Suite 200
PARKING – Paid underground parking available.
The Novotel (short 10 minute walk to the Forum) is offering attendees a discounted rate of $269.00 – click here to book your room.
45 The Esplanade
Tel: (+1)416 367 8900
Click on map for walking directions
Agenda and Confirmed Speakers
|08:30||“INNOVATING TO ZERO”
June 6, 2017
|09:00||Opening Remarks||Carl Weatherell|
|09:05||Welcome Remarks||Glenn Ives, Chairman Deloitte Canada|
|PART 1: INNOVATION FROM THE OTHER SIDE|
|09:30||(Social and Technology Innovation – What Can we Learn from Each Other?)||Sonia Molodecky, President, Global Indigenous Development Trust|
|09:55||Approaches to Innovation from Other Industries||Roby Stancel, CEO, VCI Consulting|
(Collaboration, Technology Platforms and Roadmaps in Aerospace)
|Francois Bouffard, Industry Affairs Director, Dassault Systemes|
|PART 2: CMIC – MINING INNOVATION|
|11:00||(Innovation in Mining Operations)||Fred Stanford, CEO Torex|
|11:20||Hack Mining – Results from the First Canadian Hackathon||Alex Gill, Principal Mendicant Group|
|CMIC Technical Presentations|
|13:30||The Footprints Project: Innovation Lessons from the Field||Dick Tosdal, Footprints Board|
|14:00||Discovery Undercover: Whats Next?||Francois Robert, Chief Geologist Global Exploration, Barrick|
|14:30||From Batch, Dumb and Carbon to Continuous, Smart and Electric||TBC|
|15:00||50% Energy and Water Reduction in Mineral Processing||TBC|
|15:30||(Transforming Environmental Management through Innovation)||Michel Julien, Vice President Environment, Agnico Eagle|
|16:30||Panel Discussion||Innovating to Zero|
|17:20||Closing Remarks||Carl Weatherell|
Confirmed Speakers (more to come!)
Glenn was appointed Chair of Deloitte by his partners in 2010. He is a member of the Global Board of Directors and Chairs the Global Risk Committee.
Glenn is highly regarded as an audit specialist in the mining and financial institutes sectors, and leads mining for Deloitte in North and South America.
He is a Director on the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, a member of Queen’s School of Business Advisory Council, Catalyst Canada Advisory Board and Treasurer of West Vancouver United Church.
Global Indigenous Development Trust
Sonia is a Canadian lawyer with more than 10 years’ experience working in international business, law and community engagement.
Sonia worked in natural resource law at two of Canada’s largest law firms as founder and National Chair of her firm’s Latin American Services Group. Sonia has worked for the Public Defender’s Office in Argentina, for the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine, where she worked as legal advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine developing and implementing democratic governance and anti-corruption policies and legal frameworks, and for the President of the Commission of Human Rights and Justice in Mexico to implement the Commission’s mandate around human rights, as they affected indigenous communities.
Sonia actively participates as a speaker around the world on topics related to meaningful community engagement, economic development, sustainability, the power of partnerships and the benefits of informed, empowered and engaged communities.
Sonia works actively with the board, Aboriginal Advisors, staff and partners around the world to further the organization’s mission. Sonia is fluent in English, Spanish and Ukrainian.
Roby brings two decades of uniquely broad experience in innovation, and has created hundreds of products, services, strategies, roadmaps and cultural transformations for clients such as Apple, BMW, Lufthansa, Nestle, P&G, or Siemens. He runs strategy for the world’s largest mining innovation consortium ATIC with over 100 partner companies. He created roadmaps for most global mining houses totaling a market cap of $ 300 bn.
He is Partner at VCI, offering a unique combination of bottom up design thinking innovation and top down business strategy. He was VP of Product Development and Design at Nanosolar, with $0.5 bn the best funded startup of its time with 300 patents around printed solar cells.
As part of IDEO’s global executive team, he was part of the small group that developed Design Thinking. He was founder and CEO of IDEO Germany, and co-founded IDEO’s transformation practice, teaching organizations how to change themselves.
Roby has taught at Stanford for 4 years, Carnegie Mellon, TU Munich and others. He advises startups and VCs, holds advanced degrees in Mech. Eng. & Aerospace (TU Munich) and Product Design (Stanford), and has numerous patents in various industries.
He lived in Silicon Valley for 20 years, and commutes between Germany and South Africa.
Industry Affairs Director
Dassault Systemes Canada Inc.
Francois Bouffard joined Dassault Systèmes (DS) in 2001 and is currently responsible for the global business development for the Natural Resource industry. In his current role, he is responsible for the promotion of DS Industry solutions in establishing strong and valuable business partnerships with the TOP IT and software organizations as well as with major school institutions.
With over 30 years of business development experience, Mr. Bouffard had been instrumental in the realization of very important transactions for DS and other employers involving very often business partners for many industrial and software companies both in Canada and USA.
Mr. Bouffard is a graduated from Laval University in Quebec City and is involved in many business and social associations.
Chief Executive Office
Mr. Fred Stanford, PEng has been Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Torex Gold Resources Inc since November 16, 2009. Mr. Stanford is a mining executive with over 28 years of experience in the mining industry.
He served as the President of Ontario Operations at Vale Inco from 2006 to June 2009. He started his career at Vale Canada Limited in 1981 as a Software Designer and then moved into operations management as an
Alex Gill is a social entrepreneur who founded and leads Mendicant Group, a Toronto-based social consultancy that has worked on change projects across Canada and in 14 different countries around the world.
Since 2005, he and the Mendicant team have brought new thinking to a range of global social and environmental issues. He has moderated the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance since its inception in 2010.
He currently teaches at Toronto’s Ryerson University where he designed and co-founded its SocialVentures Zone incubator and serves as that university’s first-ever “Social Innovator in Residence.” THIS Magazine also named Alex one of Canada’s “Social Justice All-Stars” in 2015.
Richard M. Tosdal received a Bachelors degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a M.Sc. from Queen’s University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
He has been a Research Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey and Director of the internationally recognized Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia (1999-2008).
He currently consults to the minerals industry on aspects regarding the metallogenic evolution of plate margins, the structural controls on ore deposition, and evolution of porphyry Cu, sedimentary rock-hosted Au, and epithermal deposits in the Americas and Tethyan regions.
Chief Geologist Global Exploration
François Robert holds a degree in Geological Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, where he also obtained his MSc (1978) and PhD (1983) degrees in Economic Geology. This was followed by post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan (1984).
He joined the Geological Survey of Canada in 1985 as a research scientist with the Mineral Deposits Division, where he conducted applied research on the geology of gold deposits in Canada and abroad. In late 1997, he joined Barrick Gold Corporation where he occupied various positions in Canada, Australia, and South America. He is currently VP and Chief Geologist for Global Exploration.
He has published a significant number of technical papers in scientific journals and has served on a number of committees of scientific organizations, as President of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) in 2015. He has played a significant role in the creation of CMIC’s Exploration Innovation Consortium and the establishment of its first major research project, the “Footprint” project.
He has received several national and international awards, including the Silver Medal and Lindgren Award from the SEG and the Duncan Derry Award from the Geological Association of Canada. He was Distinguished Lecturer for the SEG in 2004 and for the CIMM in 1990.
Mr. Julien is the Vice-President, Environment and has held this position since 2015. Prior to his appointment, he was Corporate Director, Environment.
Before joining Agnico Eagle, Mr. Julien was a Principal at Golder Associates where he contributed for over 20 years in the field of tailings and mine waste management projects. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Lassonde Institute of the Civil and Mineral Engineering department at University of Toronto, and Chairman of the Board of the Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME) of Polytechnique-UQAT.
Mr. Julien holds a B.Sc., B.Eng. (Mining Engineering– Polytechnique of Montreal), an M.Sc. (Geo-Engineering- University of Minnesota) and a Ph.D (Mineral Engineering – Polytechnique of Montreal). He is a registered professional engineer in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.