Lyceum Speakers

Over 50 sessions, including 62 guest speakers from leading international organisations; featuring 30+ user presented case studies and 23 thought leadership sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Uwa Airhiavbere - Managing Director, Microsoft’s Worldwide Energy Industry Practice

Uwa will showcase how digital technologies are connecting the workforce and how businesses can adapt and evolve. The future of work is not just about making us all more efficient, rather, it is about building systems that partner with us to make our working lives more fulfilling.

Uwa Airhiavbere is a Managing Director within Microsoft’s Worldwide Energy Industry practice. In this role, Uwa is responsible for Microsoft’s overall strategy in the Mining and Oil & Gas industries, including field readiness and engagement, partner strategy, strategic investments, and integration among business groups within Microsoft.

James Lawton - Chief Technology Officer, Seequent

James joined the Seequent team from Toronto-based Dealer-FX Group, the leading customer experience management provider for automotive OEMs and their retailers, where he held the roles of CTO and most recently Chief Product Officer.

Prior to this he spent 14 years with Siemens Enterprise Communications (now Unify) in a variety of roles including VP Strategic Business Development and VP Strategic Portfolio Integration, following several years at IBM Canada as an IS systems operational team leader.

Seequent Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer, Seequent

Shaun Maloney

Shaun is Seequent’s CEO. Under his leadership, the business has grown to more than 400 people in 20 locations around the world, with successful new technology acquisitions and partnerships accelerating business growth. A proven transformational leader, Shaun has grown Seequent into a world-class software provider with a global presence, while also providing strategic know-how to support New Zealand technology businesses. In 2014, Shaun was awarded a Prime Minister's Business Scholarship to study at Harvard Business School and London Business School on innovation, emerging markets, strategy for value creation, and global business leadership.
Chief Operating Officer, Seequent

Graham Grant

As COO, Graham is focussed on business growth and performance, driving new business opportunities, and a range of core business functions.
He brings leadership, commercial and operational experience from multiple geographies, sectors and functions. These include financial services, renewable energy, international charter shipping and forest management, holding roles in Australia, UK and New Zealand. He gained a first-class honours degree in Forestry Science from Canterbury University, MBA and Diploma in Management Consulting from Leeds UK. His connection with Canterbury University continues as Chairman of the MBA board.


Senior Geophysicist and Operations Manager - Collier Geophysics

Phil Sirles

Phil is a senior geophysicist and Operations Manager for Collier Geophysics, LLC. He has Bachelor’s in Engineering Geology and a Masters in Geophysics with 34 years of experience providing subsurface characterization for critical-structure projects. Phil is recognized as a national expert for near-surface geophysical investigations and is the SME for SHRP2’s R01B project and is a technical advisor for the EDC5 initiative sponsored by the Center for Accelerating Innovation. Phil was the program manager for the first web-based geophysical manual, and a studio-produced digital 8-hr training program, produced by Central Federal Lands Highway Division/FHWA.
Geology Discipline Lead - Aurecon New Zealand

Philip Kirk

Philip is the discipline lead for geology in Aurecon's 90-strong Ground and Underground Engineering team in New Zealand. Philip specialises in managing ground risk for linear infrastructure projects.
Student - Colorado School of Mines

Ashton Krajnovich

Ashton is a PhD candidate in Geological Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He works in an interdisciplinary research consortium funded by the United States Department of Transportation on a project related to the historical analysis and future expansion of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial tunnel in Colorado, USA. His current research explores the use of uncertainty in 3D geologic modelling to improve the understanding and communication of subsurface geology before, during and after tunnel construction. Ashton’s department named him ‘Outstanding Student of the Year’ in January 2020.
Segment Director, Civil - Seequent

Pat McLarin

Pat has over 20 years experience developing products for the geospatial industry focusing on customers in GIS and Construction. In the last 3 years at Seequent his focus has been on understanding the challenges faced by geoscientist and engineers in understanding and communicating subsurface conditions in civil and environmental applications.
Senior Engineering Geologist - iC Group

Jonas Weil

Jonas is an engineering geologist with over 10 years of professional experience in infrastructure and mining, with a focus on structural geology, geological 3D modelling and approaching technologies. He collected experience in Germany and Australia before he joined iC in 2011. Since then he developed geological and geotechnical 3D models for several large scale (and many smaller) projects, from mining over infrastructure to natural hazards. Beside field work and regular site missions in international projects, Jonas has continued to grow his expertise in this field and helped to establish new digital techniques and work flows.

Recently he became involved in the implementation of geology and geotechnics into building information modelling (BIM) processes, with the intention to bring the geotechnical expertise and experience into BIM work flows and data structures that are currently developed.

Technical Director - Jacobs

Graeme Jardine

Graeme has over 30 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, natural terrain hazard and slope stability assessment, onshore and offshore construction supervision, dredging, site investigation on land and overwater, ground conditions evaluation and geoenvironmental assessments. He has worked in both soil and rock environments, in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Asia and the Pacific. His project portfolio includes major infrastructure, tunnelling, mining, oil and gas and power projects.
Principal Engineering Geologist - Golder Associates

Darren Paul

Darren is a multi-award-winning engineer and principal engineering geologist at Golder Associates, where he provides advice on ground engineering for building and infrastructure projects in Australia and overseas. In Melbourne he has been involved in the Burnley Tunnel, the Eureka Tower, Freshwater Place, Regional Rail and recently the Melbourne Metro and Suburban Rail Loop projects. He has also worked in Dubai on the world’s tallest building, the Nakheel Tower. Darren has a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Melbourne Uni, as well as a Masters in Engineering Geology from Imperial College London.
Vice Chair - BuildingSMART International UK

Nick Nisbet

Nick is an independent consultant with AEC3, a top firm who have been developing Building Information Modelling (BIM) for 42 years. He is heavily engaged with standards with buildingSMART, ISO, CEN and BSI. As part of his work on the buildingSMART International Infrastructure developments, he lead the development of the IFC4x3 representation of geotechnical information and representations for sharing risk and accuracy.
3D Geological Modelling Specialist - Mott MacDonald

Peter Fair

Peter is a ground investigation data manager and 3D ground modelling lead with Mott MacDonald. He has over 15 years’ experience in the geotechnical industry, with the last eight focusing on geotechnical asset management, geotechnical, GIS and ground modelling within rail, road, flood defence, and other local government and private developments. Peter has extensive report development experience, from desk studies through to geotechnical interpretive reporting. More recently he’s been involved in the data-heavy side of geotechnical asset management and ground modelling (geoBIM) using software including Seequent, Autodesk, Bentley, Keynetix and Microsoft.
Principal Engineering Geologist - Mott MacDonald

Tom Critchfield

Tom is principal engineering geologist working for Mott MacDonald in the Singapore office. He is a chartered geologist with the Geological Society of London. He has been working on North-South Corridor project for 18 months, but before this Tom worked on a wide range of projects in the UK, Australia, Tanzania, Kazakhstan, Singapore, and Malaysia.
Senior Geologist - Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong

Thomas Bush

Tom is Chartered Geologist with 10 years’ experience in the fields of engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, geographical information systems, and procurement of civil engineering contracts. His experience spans Asia, with projects in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, the Philippines, and the Maldives. Tom is passionate about the opportunities presented by the digital transformation of the engineering and construction industry.
Director, Geotechnical Information Management - Bentley

Roger Chandler

Dr Chandler is a geotechnical engineer who transitioned from geotechnical numerical modelling to geotechnical data management around the same time he co-founded Keynetix. He has since overseen the production, support and training of several geotechnical data management applications from handheld data capture to local or national archives. An active member of the AGS data management group, he is also the UK representative for DIGGSml in USA. Roger is currently product director for geotechnical information management at Bentley (who acquired Keynetix in 2019) with a focus on cloud-based geotechnical data management.
Senior Strategy Manager, Infrastructure - Autodesk

Eric DesRoche

Eric is Autodesk’s Infrastructure Business Strategy Manager. He leads strategic planning, industry partnerships and emerging market opportunities in civil infrastructure. With over 25 years business and marketing experience focused on bringing new technologies to market in survey and engineering, Eric has worked with industry to lead strategic partnerships, and develop enterprise clients throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Autodesk, Eric co-founded and managed a geodetic engineering services company for 10 years, which was then acquired. He also spent 15 years bringing next-gen data acquisition platforms to market, used by civil infrastructure clients around the world.
Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca / GroutFreezLAB

Riccardo Castellanza

Dr Castellanza is an associate professor in Geotechnical Engineering at University Milano Bicocca. Before taking the post in 2011, he was a lecturer in geotechnical engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Together with professional engineers and industrial partners, he funded the startup company GroutFreezLAB in 2019, to innovate ground improvement processes including artificial ground freezing. He has published more than 90 papers (25 of them in peer reviewed international journals) and consults with private geotechnical engineering companies to improve and innovate their collaboration with applied academics.
Professor - National University of Singapore

Soon-Hoe Chew

Dr Chew Soon Hoe is a professional engineer with a PhD from UC at Berkeley. Currently the Deputy Director of the Centre for Protective Technology (CPT) at the National University of Singapore, his research interests include geosynthetics, slope engineering, land reclamation, soil improvement, deep excavation in soft soils, numerical modelling in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering. He has published extensively and has won multiple awards for his research. He is a power user of SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, and SIGMA/W and has modelled a number of design and construction problems in Singapore and the region.
Geóloga - Tetra Tech (Portuguese)

Lorena Oliveira

Geóloga, graduada em 2018 pela Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Integrou, na qualidade de bolsista, no Centro de Pesquisa em Geofísica Aplicada, onde trabalhou nos projetos de monitoramento de cava e barragens de rejeito de mineração e definição do design de desmonte por meio de métodos geofísicos. Também, foi bolsista do programa Jovens Talentos para a Ciência, da CAPES, atuando na área de mapeamento geológico-estrutural e estratigrafia. Atualmente, integra a equipe de Geofísica Aplicada da Tetra Tech e é aluna de mestrado, na área de Geofísica Aplicada ao Diagnóstico e Monitoramento de Barragens , na UFRJ.

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Head Geosciences Division, Subsurface Group - Energy Development Corporation

Joeffrey Caranto

Joeffrey (Jeff) has over 26 years’ experience in geothermal exploration, development and management in local and international geothermal projects. Highly proficient in geothermal prospecting and exploration and development strategies, he heads the Geosciences Division of the Energy Development Corporation and leads the technical team in exploration, expansion and growth efforts of the company in local and international projects.
Director, Geothermal Institute - University of Auckland

Rosalind Archer

Prof. Rosalind Archer is Acting Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Auckland. She is the Director of Geothermal Institute which undertakes research, education, training, and consulting services. Rosalind’s research team aims to improve the integration of diverse data types in reservoir modelling, to address multiphysics modelling, and to develop couple surface-reservoir modelling. The Geothermal Institute’s staff and students regularly use Leapfrog Geothermal in research, teaching and consulting. Rosalind holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
Potential Fields Geophysicist - Chevron

Laura Huebner-Diaz

Laura is a geophysicist at Chevron energy technology company. She has experience in applying potential fields for oil and gas, geothermal, and mineral exploration in both regional margin and detailed prospect scale investigations. She has a bachelors in geoscience from the University of Arizona and a masters in geophysics from the University of Nevada. Outside of work Laura prefers to spend her time with family, gardening and has a passion for making soap.
Lead Regional Geologist (Asia Pacific) - Bell Geospace

Roy Kittrell

Roy is an experienced geologist with over 12 years in the petroleum industry, a Masters in Geoscience (RHUL, 2007) and a Masters in Reservoir Evaluation & Management (Heriot Watt, 2010). Roy’s first role as a Geoscientist was in 2007. Since then he has enjoyed geoscience roles with software companies, service providers and Operators. Roy’s experience with geology pans all the way from centimetre-scale sedimentology, to reservoir and basin scale; using petrophysics and borehole imaging, to geophysics, GIS and geomodeling. In his role as Lead Regional Geologist for Asia Pacific at Bell Geospace Roy is responsible for client liaison, survey management and the integration of Bell Geospace's technology across the South East Asia region.
Business Development Manager (EMEAA) - Bell Geospace

Gaud Pouliquen

Gaud holds over twenty years’ experience in potential fields and has built a career providing solutions which integrate gravity and magnetic data. Gaud holds a PhD from the Université Denis Diderot in Paris. She began her career in the oil industry working for Total in the non-seismic exploration team, before joining the British Geological Survey in Edinburgh. In 2008, Gaud joined Geosoft (acquired by Sequeent in 2018) as a technical analyst. Over her tenure she progressed to the role of Senior Technical Analyst with responsibility as Lead Geophysicist for EMENA. In 2019 Gaud joined Bell Geospace. In her role as Business Development Manager EMEAA, Gaud’s position compounds extensive domain expertise, passion for potential field modelling, and a readiness to solve customer requirements.
Vice President Exploration and Subsurface Engineering - Supreme Energy

Novi Ganefianto

Novi has 25 years in geothermal exploration, development and field management in Indonesia and New Zealand, working for geothermal developers such as Unocal Geothermal, Chevron Geothermal, Star Energy, Thermochem, and Mighty River Power. Before joining PT Supreme Energy in 2015, he was the Country Manager for Thermochem Indonesia, and part of the development drilling program currently underway in the Sarulla Geothermal Field. Novi has a bachelor’s degree in Geology from ITB and a Diploma in Geothermal Technology from the University of Auckland.
Geologist - Sarulla Operations

Drestanta Yudha Satya

Yudha is an experienced earth scientist at Sarulla Operations Ltd and has worked on projects at various Indonesian sites including a distributed permeability-controlled geothermal system in Salak Darajat and Namora-I-Langit, and a fault-controlled geothermal system in Silangkitang. Yudha started out with Chevron Geothermal, completing projects on reservoir characterization, modelling and management, as well as resource evaluation on several green prospects. He graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) with cum laude for his final project about oil reservoir modelling in the South Sumatra Basin. Yudha is completing a Masters of Geothermal Engineering at ITB.
Executive Director - International Geothermal Association (IGA)

Marit Brommer

Marit Brommer is the Executive Director of the International Geothermal Association (IGA). She took seat in April 2017 coming from the oil and gas sector with a decade of experience in technology deployment and geoscience portfolio management. Marit is a passionate geologist with a Masters from the Free University in Amsterdam and a PhD from TU Delft. She is dedicated to ensuring the IGA is renowned for its expertise and global presence. She is also keen to strengthen activities with renewable energy partners so that geothermal plays a substantial part in the future energy mix.
Geothermal Manager - Idaho National Laboratory

Robert Podgorney

Dr Podgorney is the geothermal lead at the Idaho National Laboratory, leading a diverse team focused on understanding subsurface dynamics and expanding applications of geothermal energy. His research interests centre on energy and water related issues, such as investigations of fluid flow, heat transport, and mechanics in fractures and fracture networks and the development of massively parallel simulators for describing these systems. He has a PhD in Geology from the University of Idaho, and serves as the Chair for Reservoir Modeling to the International Partnership for Geothermal Technology.
Geothermal Program Manager - U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Katherine Young

Katherine is the geothermal program manager at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where her team aims to reduce geothermal drilling costs, increase revenue streams, and expand access to geothermal resources. She’s developed innovative tools, such as the RAPID toolkit, which received special recognition from the Geothermal Energy Association and was written up in a White House Report to the President. Katherine recently led the development of the GeoRePORT, to help industry identify barriers, set goals, and summarise their R&D portfolios. She has a master’s degree in geochemistry and currently serves as a director on the GRC Board and a member of the WING Global Team.
Segment Director, Energy - Seequent

Jeremy O'Brien

Jeremy is Seequent’s Energy segment director, responsible for the commercial and market strategy. He is an experienced professional across the geothermal and oil and gas sectors, with a background in geoscience and technical sales. Having built robust development and management strategies for both geothermal and oil and gas resources, including for operating and undeveloped fields, Jeremy works with global, multidisciplinary teams to ensure longevity of resources and viable economic returns. He has managed geothermal fields and exploration prospects within the Taupo Volcanic Zone with Mighty River Power in New Zealand and on global projects in Oil and Gas with Halliburton.
Geochemistry Manager - Mercury

Lara Owens

Lara is Geochemistry Manager at Mercury NZ, overseeing geochemical resource monitoring and operational issues for over 400MW of geothermal development in the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Lara was previously the Chief Geochemist at Ormat in Nevada. She is a career geochemist with decades working on integrated exploration methods, conceptual modelling, drilling, steamfield development, geochemical modelling and managing challenging brine chemistries across the globe.
Technical Sales Advisor, Energy (Europe and Africa) - Seequent

Clare Baxter

Clare is based in Seequent’s UK office reporting to the global business manager for Geothermal Energy. Clare has been with Seequent for over 7 years and holds a BSc in Geology and Geography from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Clare has worked throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America and has been involved in a variety of 3D geological modelling projects in mining, geothermal and hydrogeology across a variety of deposit types. Clare is a technical expert in the Leapfrog software suite and provides support, technical advice and training to Leapfrog users in Leapfrog products. Clare has strong project management and interpersonal skills which she has used to develop strong and successful relationships with her clients.
Chief Asset Management Officer - Star Energy Geothermal

Kenneth Lee Riedel

Ken is the chief asset management officer at Star Energy Geothermal, who are a leading geothermal developer based in Indonesia. His team is responsible for subsurface technical work for Star Energy’s geothermal operations and exploration portfolio. Focus areas include technology applications to improve reservoir characterisation, production efficiency, and drilling performance. Ken has more than 30 years of experience in geothermal and oil & gas exploration, appraisal and development in Indonesia, Philippines and USA.
Principal Geologist - Ormat

Ryan Libbey

Ryan Libbey is a Principal Geologist at Ormat. He joined Ormat in 2018 and was working as a Geothermal Scientist with Jacobs in New Zealand prior to this. Ryan has ten years of experience working with industry, state institutions and academia on geothermal projects in many countries around the globe; ranging from greenfield reconnaissance and exploratory drilling in Guatemala, Indonesia, Malaysia, St. Lucia, Ethiopia, and Canada, to resource monitoring and expansion projects at high- to low-enthalpy developed fields in New Zealand, Iceland, Nicaragua, Kenya, and the USA. Ryan obtained a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from McGill University and has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications pertaining to geothermal geoscience.

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Segment Director Environment, Seequent

Thomas D Krom

Since 2007, Dr. Krom has been involved in the development and use of Leapfrog software; initially this was as Product Founder for Leapfrog Hydro. Starting in 2018, he has focused on improving the strategic direction of Seequent in the environmental and sustainability areas. Dr. Krom is also heading up other new initiatives inside Seequent. He has been project leader for the development of a geological modeling tools prior to his involvement with Leapfrog. Furthermore, both his Masters, Ph.D. research and subsequent consulting included significant research into methods to describe and optimize geology statistically. Dr Krom has over 30 years’ experience in the geological sciences collected around the world. He is also a skilled groundwater modeller, having developed simulation and optimization codes as well as used them in numerous consulting and research projects.
Research Associate, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics

Jamin Greenbaum

Jamin Greenbaum is a Research Associate at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics. An aerospace engineer-turned polar scientist, Jamin has spent two to five months per year in Antarctica every year since 2008, normally managing geophysical surveys on airplanes (but sometimes on snowmobiles or icebreakers), to collect data needed to improve predictions of coastal glacier melt and associated sea level rise. A firm believer in inclusive global collaborative science, Jamin proudly maintains collaborations with polar scientists, pilots, and logistical personnel in Australia, Canada, China, France, India, Italy, South Korea, the UK, and throughout the US.
George L. Harrington Professor of Earth Sciences, Stanford University

Rosemary Knight

I am working with my research group to find innovative ways of using geophysical methods to understand the hydrologic processes occurring in the top kilometer of Earth. In 1985 I coined a term to describe this work, “hydrogeophysics” - a sub-discipline that has grown dramatically over the past 30 years. A current focus of my group is the integration of geophysical imaging with remote sensing data for the evaluation and management of groundwater resources; this research is being done in partnerships with groundwater managers in the western U.S. Using laboratory and field experiments, and computer modeling, we are developing new methods for acquiring, processing, and interpreting geophysical data; and discovering new links between our geophysical images, and hydrologic properties and processes.
Senior Professional, Geosyntec Consultants

Eryn Torres

Eryn Torres is a Senior Professional with an M.Sc. in Geophysics from UCSB. She has eight years of experience providing strategic and technical support for a variety of projects. She is a technical expert in the study and evaluation of natural resources, groundwater aquifers, and the monitoring and remediation of environmental contaminants using three-dimensional (3-D) modeling software, along with statistical analysis tools and programming algorithms. Ms. Torres is a lead for 3-D volumetric modeling and visualizations at Geosyntec. As a member of Geosyntec’s Information Management Action Group’s Steering Committee, Ms. Torres works to stay at the leading edge of 3-D modeling and visualization software. Ms. Torres is also responsible for establishing and dissemination 3-D modeling best practices across Geosyntec.
Senior geoDRONEologist, International Geophysical Services, LLC

Ronald Bell

After more than three decades applying geophysical technology to the exploration for minerals, groundwater, and energy resources as well as engineering and environmental subsurface characterisation, in 2017 Ronald began using small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to collect low altitude, high definition magnetic data. Since then, he has served as the project technical lead or consultant on over 30 UAV magnetic surveys applied to a multitude of use cases. He is a globally recognised advocate for the use of drones applied to geophysical and remote sensing based geological mapping and subsurface characterisation.
Director of Training and Marketing Communications, EarthSoft

Emily Mulford

Emily is the Director of Training and Marketing Communications at EarthSoft, Inc. She oversees their Business Partner Program and works with EarthSoft's development partners. Her team designs, implements, and oversees EarthSoft's many corporate programs, including webinars, workshops, online and on-site training programs, and user groups. They also provide tailored advanced training for EQuIS. Emily has a background in wetland restoration, site monitoring, and sustainability practices, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a master’s degree in Ecological Engineering.
Lead Hydrogeologist, LRE Water

Mike Plante

Mike is a lead hydrogeologist with LRE Water and works out of Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota. He has a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Masters in Geographic Information Science, both from the University of Minnesota. Along with being a licensed professional geologist and a certified GIS professional, Mike has over 20 years of hydrogeologic consulting experience specialising in high-capacity water supply projects, water resource evaluations, well and well-field design, aquifer testing, long-term sustainability evaluations, and GIS spatial analysis.
Geoenvironmental Engineer, Okane Consultants

Terryn Kuzyk

Terryn is a geoenvironmental engineer with Okane Consultants. She has a background in environmental engineering, dealing with surface and groundwater quality associated with hydrocarbon and salt contaminated sites, as well as surface water and leachate management within landfill systems. Through her graduate studies and time with Okane, she has prepared conceptual and numerical models for mine rock stockpiles and provided value to clients by planning for mine closure with a granular path forward.
Senior Engineer - Okane Consultants

Gillian Allen

Gillian is a Senior Engineer with Okane Consultants. She has experience in a range of technical areas involving mining reclamation projects throughout Canada, South America, Africa, Europe, and Australia. She is currently part of Okane’s core modelling group and provides technical assistance to mining projects throughout the mine lifecycle, from permitting to post-closure. Gillian has a particular interest in developing and applying technical solutions to mitigate risks related to mine waste management and mine closure.
Consultor Ambiental - ERM (Portuguese)

Diego Carvalho

Onze anos de experiência no mercado de consultoria ambiental, iniciando sua carreira em 2008 conduziu projetos de Investigação e Remediação Ambiental por 6 anos (desde o planejamento e execução das atividades de campo até a elaboração de relatórios técnicos). Sua experiência e especialização em Geoprocessamento Ambiental permitiram-no incorporar Sistemas de Informação Geográfica em diversos projetos e direcionar sua carreira nos últimos 4 anos para o gerenciamento de dados dos projetos, preparação de Bancos de Dados, criação de Infraestruturas de Dados Espaciais online e desenvolvimento de aplicativos e dashboards para diversos projetos. Atualmente dá suporte estratégico aos projetos quanto à análise e visualização de dados e coordena o time de Data Analytics & Visualization, que por sua vez prepara os mapas de todos os relatórios técnicos da ERM, que desenvolve aplicativos de campo, desenha dashboards técnicos e gerenciais, constrói de Modelos Conceituais 3D e mantém as bases de mapas online ativas para consumo pelo time do projeto e cliente.
Principal Hydrogeologist - Haley and Aldrich

Murray Einarson

Murray is a consulting hydrogeologist based in Oakland, California. His professional focus has been on developing better ways of characterising and communicating subsurface conditions for more effective environmental site cleanup.
Director Near Surface - Seequent

Lorraine Godwin

Lorraine Godwin graduated from York University (Toronto, Canada) with an BSc (Hons) in Geophysics. She worked as a Project Manager for a mining consultancy before joining Geosoft (now Seequent). She is the Director for Seequent's Near Surface and Marine sector, and has worked with companies all over the world who conduct civil and environmental investigations.

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Mining Exploration & Resource Management

Technical Manager Geology - SLR Consulting

Sean Horan

Sean is a principal geologist with over 14 years' experience, including as a consultant to the international mining and exploration industry. His roles have included due diligence reviews, independent engineer, mineral resource and reserve audits, training, and resource estimation. He is an expert in Datamine, Seequent’s Leapfrog, Snowden Supervisor, Python and GSLIB, as well as macro and scripting languages, including the development of geostatistical utilities in Visual Basic and Python. An English and Spanish speaker, Sean has delivered mineral resource estimation training in both languages, and has presented at PDAC.
President - Mawson Gold

Nick Cook

Nick is the President of Mawson Gold with key responsibilities across all the technical aspects of a diverse spread of projects from Finland to Australia. He graduated from the University of Otago then taught at UNE in Australia while completing a PhD on meta-evaporites west of Broken Hill. As a strongly hands-on member of Mawson’s exploration programs, Nick is largely focussing on building resources at the Rajapalot Project in Finnish Lapland, where the integration of a variety of skills from logging and field geology to structural geology and lithogeochemistry is a key to unravelling the controls on the gold and cobalt geometry and formation.
Senior Geophysicist - Seequent

Geoff Plastow

Geoff is a senior geophysicist at Seequent in Vancouver, with over 10 years’ experience in mining exploration and applied geophysics. With a background in computer science and geophysics, he started his career processing and interpreting near-surface seismic data, contributing to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program in Canada. Moving into exploration Geopshyics, he looked at airborne and ground geophysical data, including electromagnetic, potential fields and radiometric techniques. Geoff is an expert in Oasis montaj and is an active member of the Geosoft GX development community.
Principal Endowment and Geomodelling - Anglo American

Sebastian Stelter

Sebastian is a specialist geomodeller with AngloAmerican, where he has worked since 2007. Starting out as an exploration geologist, he now provides support for global endowment reviews and assessments across global projects and operations in in copper, PGMs, polymetallic, diamonds, coal and iron ore. He earned a Diploma in Geology / Palaeontology from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.
Resource Geologist, Modelling and Estimation - Anglo American

Christiaan Stander

Since 2015, Christian has worked as a geologist on various Kumba Iron projects in the Northern Cape area of South Africa. He is actively improving Kumba’s implicit modelling capabilities, including producing Kumba’s first in-house implicit model. He is currently the Leapfrog specialist and champion for implicit modelling at Kumba’s Sishen Mine, spearheading the migration from explicit to implicit geological modelling. Christian holds a BSc (Hons Structural Geology) and is pursuing a master’s degree through the University of Pretoria, focusing on implicitly modelling the eastern limb of the Bushveld igneous complex.
Senior Geologist - SLR Consulting

Valerie Wilson

Valerie is a senior geologist at SLR in Canada where she is responsible for the preparation and evaluation of geological and resource models for a diverse range of commodity and deposit types. Her work supports internal reviews, deposit and mine acquisitions, and she has authored or co-authored several technical reports. Valerie has extensive experience in independent reporting and has delivered training workshops in mineral resource estimation, including at the PDAC. She is on the committee of the Toronto Geological Discussion Group (TGDG) and the PDAC, holds an M.Sc. in Mining Geology specialising in geostatistics from the Camborne School of Mines in England.
Product Ownership Manager and VOXI Earth Modelling Product Owner - Seequent

Taronish Pithawala

Taronish is the product owner for VOXI Earth Modelling at Seequent, and is part of a development team focused on understanding and addressing the geophysical modelling challenges of geoscientists around the world. He holds a Master of Science in Planetary Science from the University of Toronto.
Advanced Resources and Risk Technology - AR2TECH

Alexandre Boucher

Alexandre founded Advanced Resources and Risk Technology, LLC in 2010 to provide state-of-the-art geostatistical algorithms to the mining, energy, and environmental geomodeling communities. He is currently working with his team on the next generations of modelling algorithms, leveraging the latest technologies and computing resources. Dr. Boucher received his PhD in geostatistics from Stanford University, an MPhil from the University of Queensland in mining geostatistics and a degree in geological engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He co-authored the book Applied Geostatistics with SGeMS and has published extensively.
Principal Consultant - GeoEstima (Spanish)

Orlando Rojas

Orlando es Geólogo (Universidad de Chile) y geoestadístico (Ecole des Mines de Paris) tiene 27 años de experiencia en minería y geología, con especialización en evaluación de Recursos Minerales, Geometalurgia y Geoestadística. Persona Competente registrado en el AusIMM (301402), AIG (5543) (Australian Institute of Geoscience) y de la Comisión Minera de Chile (285).
Senior Consultant - GeoEstima (Spanish)

Rodrigo Barra

Rodrigo is a geologist and geostatistician with 12 years of experience in mining operations. He has worked with various commodities in South and Central America, and is currently a senior consultant at GeoEstima, a boutique consultancy serving mining companies. Previously, Rodrigo was a consultant at AMEC International, where he worked on geostatistics, mining geology, geometallurgy, exploration programs and due diligence of different gold ore deposits in Colombia, Nicaragua, Brazil, USA, Perú and Chile. He has a geology degree from the Universidad of Chile and is a competent person of the Comision Minera de Chile.
Chefe do Departamento de Informações Institucionais - CPRM (Portuguese)

Edgar Shinzato

Edgar Shinzato é Engenheiro Agrônomo graduado pela Univ. Fed. Rural do Rio de Janeiro - UFRRJ. Especialista em mapeamento de solos. Mestre em agronomia com concentração de gênese e classificação de solos pela Univ. Estadual do Norte Fluminense – UENF. Atuou em projetos de Mapeamentos de Solos, Uso e Cobertura da Terra, Aptidão Agrícola e Classes de Terras para Irrigação, Mapeamento da Geodiversidade e Projetos de Geologia de Engenharia. Atua em pesquisas na área de classificação, física do solo e suscetibilidade magnética do solo. Coordenador executivo do DEGET (2001 – 2016). Chefe da Divisão de Gestão Territorial (2016-2017). Chefe Departamento de Informações Institucionais (DEINF) (2017 – até o presente momento). Atualmente, gerencia as divisões de Informática, Geoprocessamento, Cartografia e documentação técnica e lidera a Transformação Digital do SGB.
Global Chief Geologist - Newmont

Sally Goodman

Sally is Newmont’s global chief geologist. Her team of 25 experts in data science, geological modelling, geophysics and geochemistry, provide technical support to the company’s exploration function around the world. Prior to joining Newmont Sally was chief geoscientist with Atlantic Gold, following five years in a variety of roles with Goldcorp. She has consulted globally in structural geology and has held lecturing and research posts in universities in Canada and the UK. She has a PhD in economic geology and MSc in Mineral Exploration from the Royal School of Mines, London, and BSc Geological Sciences from Leeds University.
Solutions Director, Geostatistics - Seequent

Ignacio Torresi

Ignacio is a solution director for Geostatistics at Seequent, where he has a strong focus in business development, strategic alliances and partnerships. With extensive international experience, Ignacio has always had a passion for the convergence of field activity and technology. He’s worked in Brazil, Papua New-Guinea, Australia and Chile, and has travelled to different parts of world as a geomodeller and sales lead.

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Professor - University of British Columbia

Dirk van Zyl

Dr Van Zyl is Professor and Chair of Mining and the Environment at the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Dirk has more than 40 years experience in research, teaching and consulting in tailings and mine waste rock disposal and heap leach design. He was a member of the Panel appointed by the British Columbia Government and the Williams Lake and Soda Creek Indian Bands to investigate the Mount Polley tailings failure in 2014 as well as the Independent Tailings Review Board that investigated the 2018 Cadia TSF failure in Australia. Most recently he was a member of the Expert Panel for the Global Tailings Review project convened by ICMM, UNEP and PRI. Dirk received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He completed his graduate studies at Purdue University and an Executive MBA at the University of Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer in the US and Canada.
Associate Professor, Director, Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWiMI) - The University of Queensland

Claire Côte

Claire is a recognised international expert in mine water and environmental management who has applied her academic and technical knowledge to achieve a step change in mining industry environmental performance. She’s held several research and consulting positions, including at Anglo American, where she provided technical expertise for sites in Australia and Canada. In her current role, she promotes environmental excellence throughout the mining cycle, based on capacity building and targeted research programs on water and environmental management, closure planning and beneficial post mining land uses.
Engineering Geologist - Seequent

Sophie Tie

Sophie is an engineering geologist with Seequent. She has worked as a geologist in Australia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Turkey and New Zealand. She has experience in mineral exploration, grade control, and geotechnical assessment of open pit mines. More recently, she’s worked in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, and civil construction on a variety of land development and infrastructure projects. Sophie is expert in a number of Seequent’s products, having worked on structurally complex multi-phase intrusive rocks in remote eastern Turkey, to motorway design in weak turbidite sequences in northern New Zealand.
Head of Mineral Residue Facilities and Water Management - Anglo American

Caius Priscu

Dr. Priscu is a Civil (Geotechnical) Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the water resources and mining industries. His areas of expertise are dam safety, dam engineering (for water and tailings storage facilities), portfolio risk management for tailings and water retaining dams, governance and due-diligence for tailings and mine waste facilities. Caius spent 23 years in dam engineering, consulting and construction industry, before joining Anglo American, Technical and Sustainability corporate team in February 2013, in Santiago Chile He retuned back to Vancouver Canada in early 2019 where he currently resides. He holds a Ph.D degree in Mining Engineering (Mine Waste Management) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Canada, and has authored or presented in over 50 technical conference papers, keynote presentations and/or workshops. During his career, Caius has been actively involved with various professional organizations, including the Canadian Dam Association (CDA), ICOLD Chile Dam Safety sub-committee, the Canadian Institute of Mining (CIM) and the Mining Association of Canada (MAC).
Partner and Principal Geotechnical Engineer - SRK Consulting

Adriaan Meintjes

Adriaan Meintjes is a civil geotechnical engineer with over 30 years’ experience in geotechnical engineering and in the past 25 years in tailings and water dam engineering. His current priorities are to in an innovative manner embrace the changing tailings dam world, to design, oversee construction and operations, monitoring surveillance and performance monitoring and planning for closure and post-closure. Adriaan studied at the University of Stellenbosch an obtained an M Eng in structural engineering as well as his MSc in Geotechnical Engineering at Imperial College of the University of London. Adriaan was privileged to work in 43 countries on various geotechnical engineering projects from desert conditions to the tropics to peri-glacial conditions. Adriaan is a professional engineer registered in South Africa and a member of the South African institute of civil engineering. He has participated in the preparation of more than 15 papers.
Director of Research and Development, GeoSlope - Seequent

Curtis Kelln

Dr Kelln is the Director of Research and Development for GeoStudio, which is state-of-the-art numerical software for geotechnical engineers and earth scientists. His role is to define the research strategy and priorities, while actively engaging in engineering research, solver development, and enhancing software workflows. A geotechnical engineer with specialization in finite element stress-strain modelling, his research interests include elastic-viscoplastic soil models, deformation in soft deposits, and soil-structure interaction.
Senior Geologist - OceanaGold

Abe Whaanga

Abe is a senior mine geologist at OceanaGold’s Waihi operation in New Zealand. He is an AusIMM chartered professional and a Victoria University of Wellington graduate. Abe began his geology career in komatite hosted nickel sulphide deposits in Kambalda and now has over 10 years working in the WA mining industry and 3 years in the GIS industry. His experience includes geological and structural modelling, resource estimation, geophysical techniques, and database, project and financial management in gold, nickel and iron ore deposits.
Senior Geologist, Strategic Planning and Development -Teck

Brian Hall

Brian has 10 years as a production geologist on the Red Dog Mine for Teck in Alaska, where he focuses on continuous improvement and new technology adoption for production tracking and stockpile blending. He actively works with transformational technology and data integration to pursue the vision of a fully connected mine from ‘drill to mill’. He is passionate about developing new processes and figuring out the business changes required to integrate improvements in daily workflows.
VP Geotechnical Engineering - AngloGold Ashanti

Emrich Hamman

Emrich graduated as a civil engineer in 1996. He started his career in mining as a mine seismologist, expanded into rock mechanics in the deep level South African mines and finally reached the surface when he started working in open pit mining in West Africa. Since joining AngloGold Ashanti Australia in 2004, where he started working on Sunrise Dam, he gradually became more involved in projects and mine operations across the group. He is currently leading a highly experienced group of principal geotechnical engineers in providing support and services across the company.
Director of Engineering, GeoSlope - Seequent

Chris Kelln

Dr Kelln is the Director of Engineering for the GeoSlope business unit at Seequent. Chris is actively involved in research and development, product roadmap planning, and coordinating future geoscience initiatives. He is passionate about geotechnical engineering and numerical techniques for solving engineering problems.
Senior Consultant (Structural Geology) - SRK Consulting

Findlay Craig

Findlay has spent over 10 years building complex, detailed litho-structural models for multidisciplinary studies across several commodities and tectonic settings. These include diamonds in Botswana, lead-zinc in Northern Canada, and gold in Argentina, Peru and Nevada. With exposure to the full lifecycle of projects, he has worked in remote exploration camps, done grade control in iron ore mines, mapped and modelled active open pit and underground mines on four continents and been involved with closure studies. He designs models that act as the single source of truth for the stakeholders relying on them.
Geólogo Geotécnico de Operações superficiais - AngloGold Ashanti (Portuguese)

João Eduardo Ramires Fochi

João Ramires é um geólogo que trabalha com engenharia geotécnica, é especialista em modelagem geotécnica implícita com o Leapfrog geo na Anglo Gold Ashanti no Brasil. Com amplo conhecimento nas áreas de geologia estrutural, mecânica das rochas, geoestatística e modelagem implícita, está sempre em busca de novas tecnologias e como aprimorar suas habilidades nas áreas de geoestatística aplicada à mecânica das rochas. É membro da AusIMM e já trabalhou em depósitos de nióbio, terras raras, ouro e minérios de ferro, no Brasil e na África do Sul, e publicou mais de 10 trabalhos acadêmicos nas áreas mencionadas.
Solutions Director, Geostatistics - Seequent

Ignacio Torresi

Ignacio is a solution director for Geostatistics at Seequent, where he has a strong focus in business development, strategic alliances and partnerships. With extensive international experience, Ignacio has always had a passion for the convergence of field activity and technology. He’s worked in Brazil, Papua New-Guinea, Australia and Chile, and has travelled to different parts of world as a geomodeller and sales lead.

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