2024 AGENDA

DAY 1 - SEPT 25

Wednesday, September 25, 2024
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
 
 
8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
 
Giulia Jalmerot-Timarco
8:55 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Dr. Masoud S Shishvan
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Critical Minerals Act – Where we are at and where we are heading.
  • Debating the importance of innovation and technology to promote critical minerals independence across the supply value chain.
 

Session I: Harnessing the Power of AI and Data for Increased Productivity

Wednesday, September 25, 2024
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Building the baseline to measure a digital transformation roadmap.
  • Understanding industry challenges and how to overcome them. 
  • Discussing lessons learned from other industries.
  • Looking at what the industry needs and what is available.
  • Exploring modern mining technology.
Dr. Masoud S Shishvan Sandrine Moura
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
  • Looking at current trends and discussing where things are heading.
  • Boosting operational efficiency through Digital Twins. 
  • Understanding challenges and how to overcome them.
  • Exploring the best way to deploy these technologies.
  • Integrating technology and processes into the mining value chain – best practices.
     
 
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
 
 
11:10 AM - 11:40 AM

This session will focus on how the idea of Boliden Edge Lab came to be and why it was a necessary step for Boliden to accelerate its AI journey.

  • Understanding how to avoid the status quo despite not knowing what the future looks like.
  • Looking at Boliden Edge Lab’s role in terms of different industrial eras.
  • Assessing how Boliden Edge Lab has made Boliden an attractive partner with which to collaborate.
     
Rasmus Tammia
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
  • Discussing current challenges facing the industry such as lower ore grades, knowledge loss, net-zero goals, and the energy transition.  
  • Assessing how engineers are using everything from keen hearing to detect bearing failures to first-principles engineering for calculating heat transfers, to statistical analysis for process control, and now AI to enhance human capabilities and speed up data analysis.  
  • Exploring the journey from traditional techniques to cutting-edge AI solutions. 
  • Highlighting how industry leaders are overcoming these challenges.  
  • Discovering the exciting potential of AI in mining. 
  • Looking at real-world examples of how it's transforming the lives of plant professionals 
Mariana Sandin
12:10 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Deploying machine learning models and AI across the mining value chain. 
  • Understanding the concerns and fears of AI within your organisation.
  • Change Management - Addressing how organisations and individuals can adapt to changes due to AI deployment.
  • Fostering a positive mindset towards AI integration.
  • Debating strategies to make AI more accessible and understandable.
Rasmus Tammia Pär Sikö
12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
 
 
1:50 PM - 2:20 PM
 
Pär Sikö
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
  • Understanding challenges such as accuracy, reliability, data privacy, and culture and how to tackle this.   
  • Exploring deployment and implementation hurdles and how to overcome them.
  • Debating the added value for investors and other stakeholders across the mining value chain.
 
2:50 PM - 3:20 PM
 
 
3:20 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Aida Prado Pereiro
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

We have chosen three start-ups that will present their innovative solutions for the mining industry. 
 

 
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The roundtable discussions will give you greater networking opportunities and the chance to dive deeply into topics that concern you the most.    

  • Change Management and Digital Transformation – Discussing challenges and opportunities.
  • Data, Data, Data: Developing data analytics capabilities to boost mining productivity.
  • Cloud Strategy: Transforming mining operations with the cloud.
     
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
 
6:00 PM
 
 

DAY 2 - SEPT 26

Thursday, September 26, 2024
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
 
 
8:50 AM - 8:55 AM
 
Giulia Jalmerot-Timarco
8:55 AM - 9:00 AM
 
 
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Understanding the opportunities and what is essential for investors in their investment decisions.
  • Looking at current trends and future developments in mining exploration. 
  • Assessing challenges for investors and how to tackle them.
  • Calculating the risk for investors in the energy transition.
  • Looking at the importance of technology in this process.
     
Didier Rault

Session II: Robotics & Automation – Building the Mine of the Future  

Thursday, September 26, 2024
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
  • Exploring fleet digitization – Where we are at and where we are heading.
  • Assessing the latest developments and modern BEV technologies.
  • Understanding current interoperability challenges and how to tackle them.
  • Looking at real-life deployment and implementation.
     
Nikos Petropoulos David Pugh
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Closing the gap between the problem and the solution offered.
  • Highlighting the importance of strategic partnerships in closing the technology gap.
  • Discussing which technologies can help optimize mining operations.
     
 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
 
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
 
Seweryn Szwarocki
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
 
Nikos Petropoulos
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Improving cyber resilience across the mining value chain.
  • Understanding the application and added value of AI in cybersecurity.  
  • Debating potential risks and how to avoid them.
  • Discussing how to prepare your team for a potential attack. 
Rob Labbé
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
 

Session III: ESG Tech – The path towards Net Zero Mining   

Thursday, September 26, 2024
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM
  • Understanding what technology is available.
  • Integrating emission reduction technologies – Challenges and how to tackle them.
  • Downstream reduction – Exploring impacts, challenges, and opportunities for the various stakeholders. 
Aleksandra Cholewa
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
  • Exploring the technology behind and application areas.
  • Discussing the future of mine safety and its importance for operators. 
 
2:10 PM - 2:40 PM
  • Exploring how the concrete application of digital mining solutions affects global supply chains.
  • Analysing “Digital human labor” and the future of AI in the workforce.
  • Understanding how digitalisation can lead to better CSR outcomes and what possibilities it creates for workers.
Simon Lobach Filipe Calvao
2:40 PM - 3:10 PM
 
 
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

We have carefully chosen start-ups that will present their innovative solutions for the mining industry. 

 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The roundtable discussions will give you greater networking opportunities and the chance to dive deeply into topics that concern you the most.    

  • Carbon tracking and reporting 
  • The importance of DEI, leadership, and sustainability for the industry 
  • Deep dive into alternative fuel solutions 
  • Digital Networks and their importance for both underground and above-ground operations.
 
4:30 PM