New Professionals Network Panel Presentation and Networking – Perth

Join the New Professionals Network in Perth for a panel discussion "Technological Innovation in Mining" with panelists Paul Lucey, CEO of Project 412 and Michael Thomas, Rio Tinto.

Date: Friday, 7 December 2018

Time: 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: CORE Innovation Hub
191 Saint Georges Terrace
Perth, 6000

Member Type Cost
Members $15
Non-Members $20
Students $15


Includes: Drinks and canapes

Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment!




Today, industries across the globe face disruption from a new wave of technological marvels. Rapid advances in technological innovation, including through automation, digitization, and electrification, are having an increasingly significant impact on the mining sector. But what is currently being developed and implemented around us? How will it impact us and the way we work? Join us and hear from a panel of innovation leaders and contribute to the conversation as we discuss how technological innovation is propelling the mining industry into the future. The evening will conclude with networking drinks and canapes.

Panelist: Paul Lucey

Paul, CEO of Project 412 and Director of METS Ignited Australia and Unearthed Solutions, has a sound knowledge of fix automation, field robotics & visualisation, idea adoption techniques, and innovation in conservative organisations. In the last 5 years Paul has been particularly focused on innovation processes and techniques in the mining industry and has been involved in five start-ups to date from very large multinational organisations at a very senior level right through to brand new companies and start-ups. Hear Paul discussing ‘The future of work and how this affects young professionals in mining’.

Panelist: Michael Thomas

Michael has graduated with 1st class honours in aerospace engineering and worked at Rio Tinto for 7 years in mining automation and improvement projects across mine and plant. In his spare time he develops drones, medical devices and industrial grade tracking devices and during the panel he will be sharing his work on ‘Small Autonomous Haul Trucks’.

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