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Disruptive / Future Technologies for Natural Resources

Day 2 - 6th APRIL

Stewart Muir

Executive Director | Resource Works

Resource Works is a non-profit society that aims to improve public discourse about the natural resource sector in Canada. In his role, Mr Muir has focused on innovation, the environment, and the foundational benefits that flow to society through responsible resource development. He has had a career in journalism too where he served as a business editor and later deputy managing editor of The Vancouver Sun, launched Pagemasters North America and published his writing in numerous publications around the world.

Scott P. Lawson

Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President | Newmont Mining Corporation

Mr Lawson previously served as Senior Vice President, Technical Services since December 2012. Prior to joining Newmont, he served as Senior Vice President, Engineering Services at Peabody Energy, responsible for global engineering and technical services support. He spent 22 years with international miner Rio Tinto in several executive roles, including Vice President, Engineering and Technical Services for Kennecott Utah Copper.

S. Vijay Iyer

Managing Director | Rio Tinto India

Mr Iyer has previously held leadership positions at the World Bank in the energy, infrastructure and extractives sectors, and in the IAS. He has also had stints in Banking and private industry. He holds MS Chemistry from Jabalpur University India, and a Masters in Management and Public Policy from Yale University.

Scott Caithness

Head of Exploration | Hindustan Zinc

Mr Caithness is responsible for the development of exploration strategies, implementation of exploration techniques and the discovery of new resources through near-mine and green field exploration. He has a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has 35 years of exploration experience for a range of commodities in diverse countries in Asia, the Pacific and Africa. Prior to joining the Vedanta Group, Mr Caithness worked with CRA Exploration (now Rio Tinto) and was a Senior Trade Commissioner with the Australia Trade Commission (Austrade).


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