Austmine Mining Innovation Roadshow – Perth

13th September 2018, 9am-6:30pm

09:00: Opening Address

Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

09:10: Opening Keynote: Disruption is Here: How Will We Harness It?

Michelle Ash, Chief Innovation Officer, Barrick Gold

09:40: The Digital Connected Mine
George Long, Digital Mining Lead, Accenture

10:10: Driving Innovation in the Supply Chain
Peter Clarke, General Manager Industry Engagement, METS Ignited

10:30: Morning Tea & Coffee Networking Session

11:00: Facilitated Round Table Discussions – During this session each group will discuss strategies, concepts, technologies and ideas on their allocated subject. The aim for this session is to be a strategic conversation about what might be possible in the future for growth.

Facilitator: Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine


1. How do we bring our people along for the innovation journey?
2. A key barrier to innovation is interoperability. What can METS companies contribute to creating a step change in this space?
3. How do we accelerate the adoption of innovation in the mining supply chain?
4. What can we learn from different industries to better leverage innovation in mining?
5. What new business models and partnerships will allow innovation to flourish?
6. How can we use innovation to help with social license and create a positive perception of mining?

12:15: Networking Lunch

13:15: Implementing Innovation and Fostering New Solution Thinking
Linda O'Farrell, Group Manager Fortescue People, Fortescue Metals Group

13:55: Address TBA

14:20: Driving Efficiencies through Technology
Gareth Dean, Product Strategy Manager - Pitram, MICROMINE

14:45: Afternoon Tea & Coffee Networking Session

15:20: Disruption to Innovation: How Disruptive Technologies can Enable Innovation and Value
Rebbecca Kerr, General Manager, Technology, Roy Hill Holdings 

15:50: From disruptive to full integration – rapid innovations in remote sensing and data analytics
Andrew Donald, Director, Commercial Solutions, Insitu

16:10: Panel Session: Leadership in Mining Innovation
Steve Mundell, Director of Product, acQuire
Rebbecca Kerr, General Manager, Technology, Roy Hill Holdings 

17:20: Closing Remarks
Christine Gibbs Stewart, CEO, Austmine

17:30: Networking Drinks


If you are interested in sponsoring the Austmine Mining Innovation Roadshow please contact

Platinum Sponsor

  MICROMINE is a leading provider of innovative software solutions that span the breadth of the mining cycle from geological exploration and data management, to resource estimation, mine design, planning and production control. Customers use MICROMINE software to maximise their asset value, increase productivity and for decisions on which they know they can rely. Our software is renowned for its ease of use yet powerful capabilities. All products are available in numerous languages and supported by local experts. Founded over 30 years ago, MICROMINE solutions are used at more than 2,000 sites in over 90 countries.

Gold Sponsors
  METS Ignited is an industry-led, government-funded, Growth Centre for the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector. METS Ignited works with Australian suppliers to the mining industry, global miners, research organisations and capital providers to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the Australian METS sector.
  Insitu is a leading provider of aerial remote sensing services to the commercial and resource sectors. Insitu’s unmanned systems have collectively achieved over one million flight hours globally, and utilise cutting-edge sensor technology to provide customers with tailored information for critical decision-making on asset management, safety, compliance, inspections and more. With proven expertise in data management and analytics, Insitu continues to innovate in new technologies to deliver business intelligence and insights to increase productivity, efficiency and safety in customer operations.

Silver Sponsor
          For more than 20 years, acQuire has provided Geoscientific Information Management (GIM) software solutions for the natural resources industries focused on exploration, resource development and mining assets.  Due to an ongoing commitment to excellence, acQuire reinvests 20-25% of their annual revenue into research and development. The company currently employs over 100 staff working in five offices around the globe, with support centers operating in each major time zone. More than 450 sites benefit from acQuire GIM solutions.                                                                                                                                             

Bronze Sponsor
  Schenck Process is the global technology and market leader in applied measuring technology. Over 130 years of experience enables us to offer a range of unique products and services. We make processes work in all areas of industry throughout the world. For us that means improving our customer processes in terms of reliability, efficiency, and accuracy. Combining outstanding equipment and extensive process knowledge, we develop and manufacture innovative solutions for weighing, feeding, conveying, screening, automation, and air filtration applications. We focus on the needs of our customers and support them through the whole lifecycle of a product.   



Austmine is pleased to welcome the below speakers to our Mining Innovation Roadshow. Each of our speakers will be addressing or demonstrating how they are utilising innovation through technology and processes to create value for not only their company but for our industry.