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Beau Lotto, the foremost authority in the world on perception, promises that you’ll know less at the end than you think you know at the start of this forty-five minute interactive keynote address.
This multidisciplinary panel brings perspectives not usually seen in the mining industry. Come away with innovative insights into how to develop effective actions on climate change, diversity, skill shortages and other emerging issues.
Don R. Lindsay joined Teck as President in January 2005, was appointed to the Board in February 2005 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2005. He is a graduate of Queens University (B.Sc., Hons.) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A.). He is currently a director of Manulife Financial Corporation. Mr. Lindsay was employed by CIBC World Markets Inc. (investment banking) from 1985 to 2004 where he was President of CIBC World Markets Inc., Head of Investment and Corporate Banking and Head of the Asia Pacific Region.
Trinity Lloyd is the sales and strategy lead for the Energy Transition and Sustainability Practice at Google Cloud.
Early in Trinity’s career you could find her campaigning for environmental policy reform with Clean Water Action or advocating for wildlife conservation with GreenPeace. Though her passion for the planet never waned, Ms Lloyd spent the next twenty five years of her career honing her business and technology acumen. She has held various sales and leadership roles with top technology organizations such as Dell, Cisco, Rackspace, and most recently Vmware, where she led the Cloud Management teams for the Eastern US and Canada.
In 2019, Trinity noticed an exciting trend. The financial sector was increasingly adopting ESG as a mainstream metric for the financial health and viability of an organization. She saw this as the catalyst that would finally bring sustainability to the boardroom, driving market disruption in every sector, region, and industry. The global economy was on the precipice of the next big shift and her two professional worlds were beginning to merge. Inspired by Google’s digital sustainability expertise and the opportunity it provided for impact, Ms. Lloyd joined the Cloud organization as the premier customer advocate for sustainability. She is responsible for aligning Google’s vast inventory of digital sustainability solutions and operating principles with the ESG and SDG initiatives organizations are facing today. Trinity focuses her efforts on leveraging these solutions to help organizations capture emerging market opportunities while simultaneously progressing toward a more resilient and profitable future.
Infusing a creative mindset into a foundational framework, she enables organizations to reimagine their opportunities by harnessing core competencies, embracing innovation, and leveraging strategic ecosystems to accelerate and scale success. Her tenure supporting multiple industries has enabled an aptitude for mapping objectives across value chains to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes. One of her value chain projects, a platform for evolutionary emissions transparency, required collaboration across multiple Fortune 100 organizations. The project was featured in the Wall Street Journal and included in the Biden Administration’s Sustainable Aviation Plan last year.
Trinity believes that doing what's right and what’s profitable are not mutually exclusive. They are interdependent and the critical enabler of both is technology.
Randy Smallwood is the President and CEO of Wheaton Precious Metals and serves on its Board of Directors.
Before being named President in 2010 and then CEO in 2011, he was Wheaton’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, primarily focused on growing the Company through the evaluation and acquisition of streaming opportunities.
Prior to his involvement in the founding of what is now Wheaton Precious Metals, Mr. Smallwood was with mining company Wheaton River Minerals Ltd, most recently as Director of Project Development, his role through its 2005 merger with Goldcorp. He was an instrumental part of the team that built the merged entity into one of the largest, and more importantly, most profitable gold companies in the world (Goldcorp has since merged with Newmont to create the world’s largest gold producer). Prior to this role, he held various positions at Homestake Mining Company, Teck Corp and Westmin Resources.
Beyond Wheaton Precious Metals, Mr. Smallwood is chair of the World Gold Council, chairman of the board for Special Olympics BC, and a member of the boards of MineralsEd BC and Mining4Life, and previously on the board of the BC Cancer Foundation. He has also served on the boards of several mining companies.
Mr. Smallwood has served on the board of Defiance Silver Corp. since 2005. Mr. Smallwood formerly served on the board of Ventana Gold, Castle Peak Resources and Tigray Resources Inc.
Mr. Smallwood earned a geological engineering degree from the University of British Columbia, and a mine engineering diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015, and in 2019, he received Business in Vancouver’s BC CEO of the Year Award in the enterprise category.
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Newmont Corporation
Dean Gehring was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in June 2019 after joining Newmont as Regional Senior Vice President, South America in June 2017. He brings over 25 years of global operational experience, having lived in Canada, Indonesia, Peru and the US. Prior to joining Newmont, he spent 14 years with global miner Rio Tinto, in a variety of executive roles including President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto Minerals, Global Head of Safety and Security and General Manager of Resource Development for the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia. Dean previously worked as Manager of Technical Services at Freeport's Grasberg mine and held various operational and technical roles with BHP Billiton prior to working for Freeport. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Idaho, and his Master’s of Science in Project Management from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Dean holds a Nevada Professional Engineering registration and Project Management Professional certification. In addition to having published papers for mining and project management journals, he has served on university advisory boards and is currently the co-chair of the SME Foundation Corporate Giving Committee.
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Newmont Corporation
Dr. Beau Lotto is a neuroscientist and world-renowned expert in perception. His research explores the ways in which we experience the world through our own versions of reality. As Beau puts it, "the brain never sees the world as it actually is, only the world that is useful to see." By illuminating these principles of perception he has helped individuals and companies transform their approach to creativity and innovation.
Beau is a three-time main stage TED speaker. He has spoken at the G8, Google’s Zeitgest, Wired, Oslo Freedom Forum, Big Think and contributed to the BBC, National Geographic, Netflix and PBS.
Beau is also the founder of the world’s first neuro-design studio, Lab of Misfits. Part lab, part creative studio, Lab of Misfits takes a disruptive approach to research, partnering with brands to blend science, art and performance to explore pivotal principles in current culture. Their "experiential experiments" invite consumers to engage with brands and offer brands science-backed insights that foster innovation.
Previous and current Lab of Misfits partnerships include: Cirque du Soleil (awe and wonder), L’Oreal (empowerment), The Charles Koch Institute (tolerance), BCW Public Relations (insight) and The London Science Museum (curiosity).
Beau's latest book, Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently, explores the surprising science of creativity and unveils the unexpected relationship between perception, reality and innovation.
Doris is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD in Metallurgy from the Université de Liege, Belgium with broad senior level experience in both technical organizations & developing new business globally in the mining/metals, energy and infrastructure sectors. Achieved objectives by successfully building multidiscipline teams across not only the company but also other companies.
She is currently Senior Advisor to Hatch. She ran Hatch Peru until 2012 and Hatch Europe until 2017, and over 15 years created new and innovative opportunities that expanded the business in new regions (Australia, South America, Europe & North America) by understanding customer needs, anticipating future needs and creating new services to meet them.
Before joining Hatch, she was the CTO for Novelis, where she was a key member of a corporate leadership team participating in all aspects of the business including financial performance, operations, capital investment, mergers/ acquisitions, organizational development and social responsibility. She was Board Director of the Canada UK Chamber of Commerce in London.
She developed a concept called “Designing Sustainable Prosperity (DSP)”; a topic that is attracting interest from mining companies and investors. This approach represents a new way of doing business which, at the end of a mine life, leaves a positive sustainable economy with an improved environment and quality of life.
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