September 21st, 2021 10am-1.30pm London, UK time
This was our big annual event, presentations from companies working with blockchain technology in mining industry, some updates from last year event, some new faces. Excellent expert panel, people with experience both in mining and in blockchain applications, a truly unique opportunity to learn what is happening and to peek into the future of the blockchain in mining.
Michelle ASH, GEOVIA CEO
Michelle Ash, CEO of Dassault Systèmes GEOVIA, has made significant contributions to the mining sector with a focus on Innovation Strategy, Technology and Digital Transformation.
Highly passionate about Mining and the Natural Resources industry, Michelle remains focused on helping mining to evolve through digital transformation and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, to help deliver sustainable solutions to the sector.
As Chair of the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), Michelle has contributed to develop best practices and guidelines for the implementation of technology and socially enabled changes in the mining industry. She is also on the board or advisory board of several start-ups such as Railveyor, OffWorld, Behault and MineSpider, and part of industry boards in Canada and Australia such as CMIC, AUSIMM International and Mirarco.
Previously she was Chief Innovation Officer at Barrick Gold Corporation where she oversaw the company’s innovation program, looking both at how innovation can drive productivity in the existing business as well as how it can be harnessed to deliver alternative business models.
Michelle was named to the 2016 list of “100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining” by Women in Mining UK and won the Technology Innovator of the Year Award by Mines and Technology in 2019. She holds a degree in Civil Engineering and an Executive MBA from the Melbourne Business School; as well as a degree in Psychology from Deakin University.
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Mauricio Magaldi, Business Transformation Catalyst, BlockDrops Podcast Host, Drummer, CF-L1 Trainer
Maurício Magaldi Suguihura is a Bachelor in Production Engineering by UFSCar, and holds an MBA with concentration in Finance by FIA. He is currently the SVP for Growth, Partnerships and New Ventures at Banco Fibra. In over 20 years in the Financial Services he's developed transformation projects for banks such as Santander, Safra, Citibank, Banorte, HSBC, and was a pioneer in the Enterprise Blockchain market with IBM Latin America for multiple industries. He is also a mentor for Blockchain startups, host of the BlockDrops Podcast, and drummer and founding member of the band VersOver.
Advancing blockchain technology in mining industry
An exploration geologist, over 25 years of experience in wide variety of commodities and countries. Registered Professional Geologist, solid technical background. In addition to traditional geological consultancy, now focussed on commodity market analysis, digital technologies in mining and promotion of development of blockchain technology in natural resources industry. Founder of KAMNI Chain Ltd, and independent consultancy focussed on helping mining industry benefit from integrating blockchain solution in their processes.
VP Product at Minehub Technologies
Hugh is VP Product at Minehub Technologies managing client engagement and ensuring delivery of the MineHub platform. Using innovative technology to develop a new generation of cost-saving applications for the mining & metals industry, MineHub has established a consortium of leading industry participants including BHP, Baowu, ABN Amro, Goldcorp Inc., Kutcho Copper Corp., ING Bank, Ocean Partners USA Inc. and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp to help build the MineHub platform which manages high-value assets from mine to end buyer across the mining and metals supply chain. Built on the Hyperledger Blockchain Platform in collaboration with IBM, the MineHub platform will bring automation, cost savings, enable greater security, transparency, auditability, and efficiency among participants.
Dr. Dawn Jutla
Founder & Co-CEO, Peer Ledger
Dawn is the energetic Founder, President and Co-CEO of Peer Ledger. She is passionate about blockchain technology, value creation, and corporate social responsibility. Her publications include 85 papers in the IEEE, ACM, and other venues, and a co-authored book on e-Business Readiness: A Customer-Focused Framework.
For over a decade, Dawn taught business and technology strategy at the Sobey School of Business where she founded the Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation program to support entrepreneurship in Atlantic Canada. She also holds the Scotiabank Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation position at Sobey School. In 2018, Dawn was the recipient of the Atlantic Regional Women’s Entrepreneurship Award.
Head of Business and Corporate Development, Atomyze AG
Arno brings strong corporate and business development experience with him, as he worked in business consulting for multiple technology and blockchain engagements across Europe, for both financial services and industrial manufacturers. As the second hire of Atomyze, he was heading the corporate development agenda from its start and brings in significant know-how having worked for Swisscom, Monitor Deloitte Consulting and the Deloitte EMEA Blockchain Lab in Dublin. Arno sits also on the board of the DEC Institute and is a lecturer at the CAS Blockchain at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
CEO, Atomyze AG
Marco Grossi is the Director in the Assurance practice at Deloitte with over 17 years of audit, advisory and consulting experience in Treasury and Investment Banking. He has gained extensive executive and management experience as a former CFO of Lehman Brothers Finance Switzerland and board member of Lehman Brothers affiliates.
Marco’s area of focus since 2010 is around cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology. He has gained extensive experience in a crypto exchange in Zug, Switzerland. He is an expert in Cryptocurrency markets and Blockchain technology business models.
He is elected global Leader for DLT Assurance Service in 2018.
VP Product & Customer
Stephanie is Vice President of Customer and Product at Peer Ledger. She holds a Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation and is experienced in banking, education and technology startups. Stephanie is interested in the practical implementation of technology to solve complex environmental and social problems.
CEO & Chair at DLT Labs
Loudon Owen is a lawyer, venture capitalist and entrepreneur and the Chair and CEO of DLT Labs, a global leader and award-winning company specializing in enterprise blockchain technologies and responsible for the biggest production blockchain deployment in the world. He is also the Chairman of Quantec Geoscience, the world’s largest ground geophysical services company and previously the director of several mining companies, specializing in the exploration and production of both base and precious metals. Loudon holds a BA, Juris Doctor and MBA (INSEAD
Sasha Suzdaleva, Marketing Manager, Axora
Sasha is an experienced and energetic B2B marketing manager. Over the last five years, she has worked as a capital markets conference production manager, and created an energy sector event series. She then led the marketing team at London’s leading B2B WordPress agency, 93digital, as well as its SEO and PPC branch, 93x. Most recently, Sasha established and scaled a successful, global community of B2B tech marketers, called FINITE. Currently, Sasha is focused on growing and developing the Axora Community - committed to connecting and facilitating knowledge sharing among industry innovators to help drive positive action across the energy and metals and mining industries.
Founder and CEO of Minespider
Nathan Williams is the Founder and CEO of Minespider, a public-permissioned blockchain for supply chain due diligence, with ongoing projects with Fortune 100 companies including Google, Volkswagen, and Minsur. Nathan has facilitated blockchain workshops as a visiting expert for the UNECE and the World Economic Forum. He has been featured in Bloomberg, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Wired Germany.
Innovation and Ideas Business Leader
Werner AUMAYR received a PhD in mathematics from the Technical University in Vienna. He has spent most of his professional life in process industries in various consultancy, marketing and IT positions. He entered the Aluminium world 2007 by joining the largest Austrian Aluminium producer AMAG where he has been CIO and responsible for all digital activities. Responding mainly to automotive and aircraft customer requirements he invented a new technology to accomplish the vision of the Internet of Materials – a unique way to make products intelligent along their process and logistics routes. In 2019 he became the managing director of the newly founded start-up coilDNA to commercialize this vision.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY, GLOBAL PALLADIUM FUND (GPF)
Tim has worked in sales trading for numerous US investment houses specializing in US, European or Asian stocks. He was at ETF Securities from 2007-2011 where he was Head of German Sales then Head of European Sales, and finally Head of US Institutional Sales. Tim was at Velocity shares from 2013-2015. In 2019 Tim began working with Global Palladium Fund as Business Development advisor