North Americas
IT in Mining & Energy Conference

Event Overview

There has not been a better or a more challenging time to be a CIO. With rising opportunities in technology advancement, like digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and more; presenting CIOs with the prospect of discussing topics of significant value to their organization. At the same time risks associated with security are also at the top on board level agenda. “Where should we play and how can we win?” is one question leaders are seeking to get an answer.

"North Americas IT in Mining & Energy Conference (NAITMEC)" is a unique event that will bring together CIOs & IT Leaders from Mining & Energy Sector to evaluate emerging trends to stay ahead and increase IT operations business value.

Advisory Panel and

Confirmed Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Robert Wong

Executive Vice-President & Chief Information Officer, Toronto Hydro

Vishnu Murali

Executive Director IT, NRG Energy, USA
Master Mind Keynote

Trond Ellefsen

Head of / Special Advisor for Digital Strategy, Transformation and Change, Statoil, North America
Case-Led Keynote

Richard S. Hannah

Vice-President, Information Services, Gibson Energy Inc.

Hakan Kutluay

CIO, Eldorado Gold, Canada
#CIO Spotlight

Martin Palacios

CTO, First Majestic, Canada

#CIO Spotlight

Adil Mehmood

CIO, Centerra Gold, Canada
#CIO Spotlight

Joe AbiDaoud

CIO, VP Information Technology, Yamana Gold, Canada

Dan Schmelzer

Director IT, Detour Gold, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Namir Anani

President & CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council
Keynote Speaker

Jim Love

CIO, IT World Canada

Rafael Estrada

CIO , Antamina, Peru


Elena Mayer

President & CEO, Women Who Rock, Canada

Terry Cutler

VP Cyber Security & Ethical Hacker, SIRCO, Canada

Ajay Verma

BRM Advisory-S&M, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), UAE

Bashir Fancy

Chairman, Canadian Association of IT Professionals, Canada

Dave Drinkwater

Principal Technical Management Systems Design Business Improvement, Anglo American, S.A.

Greg Harmandayan

IM Project Manager, DeBeers Canada


Heather Drews

Senior IT Manager, Cliffs Natural Resources, USA

Jeremy Teeuwsen

Manager Operational Excellence, Sherrit International, Canada

Lino Cafazzo

CIO & Vice President, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Canada

Richard Isaac

Managed Service/vCio, PC Corp, Canada