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Keynote speaker

Keynote speaker


Dr Cam McCuaig

Head of Geoscience Excellence, BHP's Resource Centre of Excellence


Keynote presentation: AI, Geoscience and the mining value chain

Cam graduated with Honours in Geology and Energy and Fuel Science from Lakehead University, followed by a PhD in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan. He then enjoyed 10 years with SRK Consulting, becoming a Director of the Australasian practice. In 2005, Cam became the inaugural Director of the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) at the University of Western Australia. At CET Cam built and led a team of up to 90 staff and students focused on applied research with the minerals industry.

Cam joined BHP in 2016. As the Head of Geoscience Excellence, Cam leads a team of experts that works globally across all commodities to ensure thought leadership in geoscience across the entire value chain, from exploration and discovery to closure. He is also a Board member of AuScope, influencing federal support of geoscience infrastructure for Australia, and Regional Vice President for the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA).

Cam’s career has taken him to 43 countries on six continents, working in a wide variety of commodity systems from discovery through to production. He has trained >2500 geoscientists and remains an active mentor. In 2013, Cam received the Gibb-Maitland medal from the Geological Society of Australia for his contributions to WA geology and mineral exploration.

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