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We are showcasing an exceptional line-up of new solutions and equipment as well as the latest technologies for digitalization, automation and electrification for the mining industry.

You will get an opportunity to virtually tour the Sandvik Test Mine and Rock Drills Innovation Center in Tampere, Finland. The Innovation in Mining Virtual Event is a global event for miners like you, who are faced with the challenges that come with leading mining operations in complex global companies. Through our experts and a unique networking opportunity, this virtual event provides you with insight, information and the tools you need to increase productivity and efficiency. 
 
See Virtual Booth Agenda for Virtual Booth schedules here.
 
DAY 1 (September 29)
MAIN STAGE
CET 6:00 / 13:00 / 20:00 Welcome
Henrik Ager, President, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
 
CET 6:10 / 13:10 / 20:10 AutoMine® Concept – pushing the boundaries of mining automation
David Hallett, Global Product Line Manager, Automation & Jussi Puura, Research and Technology Development, Digitalization Lead
Discover our future vision and concept for autonomous mining equipment and get a firsthand glimpse at the next generation of intelligent technologies during a live reveal.
 
CET 6:22 / 13:22 / 20:22 Tour our Test Mine
Annukka Kokkonen, Test Mine Manager
The state-of-the-art Test Mine at our Tampere production unit provides real mine conditions for rapid prototype testing and quality assurance verification of underground equipment before customer delivery. Join Test Mine Manager Annukka Kokkonen for a tour of this five-kilometer labyrinth of tunnels that serves all Sandvik divisions in research, product development and training, and also houses our AutoMine® and OptiMine® showrooms.
 
CET 6:34 / 13:34 / 20:34 Launch of the first Sandvik branded battery-electric loader
Brian Huff, VP of Technology BU Artisan, Load and Haul
Rethink machine design. Join us for the live launch of the latest member of our zero-emission underground loading and hauling fleet, powered by Artisan™ battery technology. The all new battery-electric loader is the result of Sandvik’s decades of engineering expertise and a global infrastructure, matched with Artisan’s innovation and battery system experience.
 
CET 6:46 / 13:46 / 20:46 Sustainability and productivity go hand in hand
Jens Holmberg, President Rock Tools Division & Nina Åxman, Vice President Global Operations Rock Tools
We believe there’s never had to be a choice between sustainability or productivity. Both have long been in our DNA and at the core of our operations and rock tools product development. Join Division President Jens Holmberg and Nina Åxman, Division Vice President Global Operations, as we share our thinking and concrete examples of how we improve sustainability and productivity with our customers as well as within our own operations.
 
CET 7:05 / 14:05 / 21:05 The Future of Rotary Blasthole Technology
As rotary blasthole drill technology continues to advance, our iSeries family of intelligent drills continues to grow in order to meet evolving customer demands. Sandvik DR410i is a compact, powerful, technologically advanced rig designed to produce the lowest-cost clean hole, enhancing your productivity and reducing total cost of ownership in coal, copper and gold mines.
 
CET 7:17 / 14:17 / 21:17 Leopard™ DI650i and Top Hammer XL – breaking new ground
Andreas Christoffersson, CEO, Norrbottens Bergteknik AB; Kenneth Lindberg, Site Manager Mines, Norrbottens Bergteknik AB; Fredrik Hedsell, Operator, Norrbottens Bergteknik AB; Emil Larsson, Business Line Manager, Surface Drilling, Sandvik & Ulf Johansson, MD & Territory Manager Sweden & Denmark, Sandvik
Hear firsthand why Andreas Christoffersson, CEO of Swedish mining contractor Norrbottens Bergteknik AB, chose to acquire the recently launched Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole drill rig and how the rig’s features add value in their daily operations. Learn about the rig’s scalable platform with on-board automation options, maintenance benefits and operator environment.

We’ll also offer a sneak peek at our forthcoming Top Hammer XL system, engineered to significantly lower your total drilling costs, increase your productivity and help you to make your business more sustainable.
 
CET 7:29 / 14:29 / 21:29 Underground drilling: From intelligent training to productive tele-remote operation
Anne Björck, Senior communication specialist Sandvik; Shweta Iyer, Product Specialist; Pasi Salonen, Training Engineer, Drilling Operator Training & Jukka Naapuri, Product Manager
Join our interview conducted in Tampere Test Mine by Anne Björck, Senior Press Specialist  to learn more about our latest underground drilling advancements. Our Digital Driller™ enables realistic, safer and cost-efficient training, anywhere, anytime - you will follow the operator transition from simulated training to real tele-remote drilling operations of our latest automated Long Hole production drill DL432i.
 
CET 7:41 / 14:41 / 21:41 Discover the Newtrax Collision Avoidance System for Underground Mines
Patrice Corneau, Product Manager, Newtrax; Martin Bouchard, Systems Engineering Manager, Newtrax
Heavy traffic, large equipment, poor visibility, and blind spots all create the potential for accidents in an industry that demands world-class operational performance and has the expectation of zero harm. Inspired by the EMESRT and ICMM Vehicle Intervention Roadmap, Newtrax is taking the lead in collision avoidance, driving toward CAS L9 which will virtually eliminate vehicle-to-personnel fatalities. In this panel discussion, we will explore the different aspects that make this product such a game-changer for our industry.
 
CET 8:01 / 15:01 / 22:01 Rock Drills Innovation Center - investing in your productivity
Timo Laitinen, Vice President, BU Rock Drills & Jani Savinainen, Supply Chain Manager, BU Rock Drills
Rock drills are one of Sandvik’s core technologies and we’re investing in our Rock Drills Innovation Center to improve your drilling productivity. Hear from Timo Laitinen, Vice President, Business Unit Rock Drills, how our Rock Drills Innovation center helps add value to your operation. We’ll also offer a virtual tour of our rock drills factory. Join Jani Savinainen, Supply Chain Manager, Business Unit Rock Drills, to learn how we’ve developed our factory utilizing digitalization and the latest machining technology to produce top-quality rock drills in an agile way.
 
CET 8:13 / 15:13 / 22:13 Digitalization of mechanical cutting equipment
Stefan Dötsch, Marketing and Communications Manager, Mechanical Cutting; Thomas Vallant, Director Sales Support, Mechanical Cutting; Uwe Restner, Product Manager Roadheaders and Digitalization, Mechanical Cutting & Jürgen Grössing, Director Commercial Parts and Services, Mechanical Cutting
In addition to superior performance and extensive safety features, our Sandvik mechanical cutting equipment also offers effective digital solutions to boost productivity, reduce operating costs and maximize equipment lifetime. In this session you’ll learn about Cutronic, our automated cutting system for increasing productivity and improving mechanical cutting accuracy. We’ll also explain the motivation for initiating the development of tele-remote operation for our mechanical cutting machines and the advantages you can expect in your operation, as well as how connected equipment enables better analytics and process optimization.
 
CET 8:25 / 15:25 / 22:25 Making a difference through service
Erik Lundén, President Parts & Services
How do we help our customers achieve maximum usage from their assets? Erik Lundén, President Parts & Services, will provide insight into our main drivers for creating a unique customer experience, explaining the support we provide throughout the machine’s entire lifecycle and giving a preview into some of our latest products and developments.
 
CET 8:37 / 15:37 / 22:37 Human interactivity when making the digital shift
Petra Sundström, Head of Digital Business Development, Crushing and Screening
Everyone talks about fleet management and artificial intelligence (AI) but there is so much more we can do to improve the efficiency of going digital, taking a deeper look at the roles we have in our organization. Petra Sundström, Head of Digital Business Development, Crushing and Screening Division, will examine how human interactivity and technology can work together to support operational excellence.
 
CET 8:47 / 15:47 / 22:47 Data - both an Opportunity and Risk
Manny Maloney, General Counsel Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
In our rapidly digitalizing world, Data are becoming the world’s most valuable commodity. However, the opportunities for business to improve safety and productivity must be balanced with the increasing risks such as cybersecurity and data privacy.  Manny Maloney, General Counsel Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology Business Area explains how Big Tech companies have been successfully leveraging data, and the risks to businesses from 3 different Data Economies developing in the USA, EU and China.
 
 
DAY 2 (September 30)
MAIN STAGE
CET 6:00 / 13:00 / 20:00  Welcome
Henrik Ager, President, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
 
CET 6:10 / 13:10 / 20:10 AutoMine® Surface Drilling
Mervi Helminen, Area Manager, Surface Drilling
We’ve brought our underground automated drilling expertise to the surface to help you improve safety, reduce cost and increase productivity. AutoMine® Surface Drilling for autonomous and tele-remote operation enables an operator to control a fleet of automated Sandvik iSeries surface drill rigs – even at a great distance from the bench.
 
CET 6:22 / 13:22 / 20:22 Digital expertise and insight drive improvement
William Howard, Director of Engineering, Parts & Services
Join us for a live session from our Productivity & Reliability Center in Tampere, Finland to discover how our highly-skilled reliability engineers deliver 24/7 support to our customers and provide recommendations and preventative actions to avoid unplanned maintenance. Learn how digitalization is proving to be a vital sustainability tool for many mining and construction companies. Director of Engineering William Howard will explain how our digital expertise and insight helps you better understand how to reduce fuel consumption and emissions – at the same time allowing you to improve safety for operators and other mine personnel.
 
CET 6:34 / 13:34 / 20:34 Enhancing your productivity with Digital Solutions
Dean Kangleas, Vice President Product line services Rock Tools
Our Digital Solutions provide performance transparency and help customers better understand their drilling costs and how their rock tools perform. Dean Kangleas, Vice President Product Line Services, Rock Tools Division, will explain how performance analytics generated from our Digital Solutions also help enable quicker decision making, resulting in reduced rock tools cost and improved productivity.
 
CET 6:46 / 13:46 / 20:46 Human interactivity when making the digital shift
Petra Sundström, Head of Digital Business Development, Crushing and Screening
Everyone talks about fleet management and artificial intelligence (AI) but there is so much more we can do to improve the efficiency of going digital, taking a deeper look at the roles we have in our organization. Petra Sundström, Head of Digital Business Development, Crushing and Screening Division, will examine how human interactivity and technology can work together to support operational excellence.
 
CET 7:05 / 14:05 / 21:05 Digitalization of mechanical cutting equipment
Stefan Dötsch, Marketing and Communications Manager, Mechanical Cutting; Thomas Vallant, Director Sales Support, Mechanical Cutting; Uwe Restner, Product Manager Roadheaders and Digitalization, Mechanical Cutting & Jürgen Grössing, Director Commercial Parts and Services, Mechanical Cutting
In addition to superior performance and extensive safety features, our Sandvik mechanical cutting equipment also offers effective digital solutions to boost productivity, reduce operating costs and maximize equipment lifetime. In this session you’ll learn about Cutronic, our automated cutting system for increasing productivity and improving mechanical cutting accuracy. We’ll also explain the motivation for initiating the development of tele-remote operation for our mechanical cutting machines and the advantages you can expect in your operation, as well as how connected equipment enables better analytics and process optimization.
 
CET 7:17 / 14:17 / 21:17 Launch of the first Sandvik branded battery-electric loader
Brian Huff, VP of Technology BU Artisan, Load and Haul
Rethink machine design. Join us for the live launch of the latest member of our zero-emission underground loading and hauling fleet, powered by Artisan™ battery technology. The all new battery-electric loader is the result of Sandvik’s decades of engineering expertise and a global infrastructure, matched with Artisan’s innovation and battery system experience.
 
CET 7:29 / 14:29 / 21:29 The latest advancements in rock drilling
Jukka Siltanen, Product Line Manager, BU Rock Drills & Jukka Ahola, Research and Technology Development Manager, BU Rock Drills
Join Jukka Siltanen, Product Line Manager, Business Unit Rock Drills, and Jukka Ahola, Research and Technology Development Manager, Business Unit Rock Drills, to learn how our latest rock drills can add value to your operation. You’ll discover the benefits of our latest technologies as well as the next steps into digitalization and our new rock drills testing offering.
 
CET 7:41 / 14:41 / 21:41 The IoT Hub: All your data. In one place.
Mateus Quintela, Product Manager, Newtrax; Vitor Mendonça, Software Engineering Manager, Newtrax & Louis-Pierre Campeau, Team Lead Data Science, Newtrax
What if all of your data could be centralized in one place? The Newtrax IoT Hub connects datasets and information in real time with any choice of software applications via API, enabling transparency of the mining processes and proactive decision-making. In this panel discussion we will explore the different aspects that make this product so revolutionary for our industry.
 
CET 8:01 / 15:01 / 22:01 The Future of Rotary Blasthole Technology
As rotary blasthole drill technology continues to advance, our iSeries family of intelligent drills continues to grow in order to meet evolving customer demands. Sandvik DR410i is a compact, powerful, technologically advanced rig designed to produce the lowest-cost clean hole, enhancing your productivity and reducing total cost of ownership in coal, copper and gold mines.
 
CET 8:13 / 15:13 / 22:13 Leopard™ DI650i and Top Hammer XL – breaking new ground
Shane Van De Velde, National Maintenance Manager – Mining, SRG Global
Hear firsthand from Shane Van De Velde, National Maintenance Manager of Australian mining service provider SRG Global, why they chose to acquire the recently launched Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole drill rig and how the rig’s features add value to their business. Learn about the rig’s scalable platform with on-board automation options, maintenance benefits and operator environment.

We’ll also offer a sneak peek at our forthcoming Top Hammer XL system, engineered to significantly lower your total drilling costs, increase your productivity and help you to make your business more sustainable.
 
CET 8:25 / 15:25 / 22:25 Underground drilling: From intelligent training to productive tele-remote operation
Anne Björck, Senior communication specialist Sandvik; Shweta Iyer, Product Specialist; Pasi Salonen, Training Engineer, Drilling Operator Training & Jukka Naapuri, Product Manager
Join our interview conducted in Tampere Test Mine by Anne Björck, Senior Press Specialist  to learn more about our latest underground drilling advancements. Our Digital Driller™ enables realistic, safer and cost-efficient training, anywhere, anytime - you will follow the operator transition from simulated training to real tele-remote drilling operations of our latest automated Long Hole production drill DL432i.
 
CET 8:37 / 15:37 / 22:37 AutoMine® Concept – pushing the boundaries of mining automation
David Hallett, Global Product Line Manager, Automation & Jussi Puura, Research and Technology Development, Digitalization Lead
Discover our future vision and concept for autonomous mining equipment and get a firsthand glimpse at the next generation of intelligent technologies during a live reveal.
 
CET 8:47 / 15:47 / 22:47 Data - both an Opportunity and Risk
Manny Maloney, General Counsel Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
In our rapidly digitalizing world, Data are becoming the world’s most valuable commodity. However, the opportunities for business to improve safety and productivity must be balanced with the increasing risks such as cybersecurity and data privacy.  Manny Maloney, General Counsel Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology Business Area explains how Big Tech companies have been successfully leveraging data, and the risks to businesses from 3 different Data Economies developing in the USA, EU and China.