On Sunday March 5, #DisruptMining brought together some of the brightest minds that have the potential to fundamentally change our industry and make it stronger. All five finalists walked away with deals. Details are currently still be negotiated….more on that to come!

Todd White, Goldcorp’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, invited both Cementation Canada Inc. and Kore Geosystems Inc. to the deal room to negotiate the $1 million prize. The other four judges awarded passes to the $400,000 Integra Gold Corp deal rooms, as follows:

  • Bernadette Wightman awarded a $100,000 pass to Goldspot Discoveries
  • Rob McEwen awarded $50,000 passes to both Cementation Canada Inc. and Kore Geosystems Inc.
  • David Harquail awarded $50,000 passes to both Bio-Mine Ltd. and TradeWind Markets Inc.
  • Robert Herjavec awarded $50,000 passes to both Cementation Canada Inc. and Kore Geosystems Inc.

In addition, Cementation Canada Inc. won the evening’s $50,000 People’s Choice Award. Everyone in attendance with a smartphone or tablet was able to vote live during the evening.

“Congratulations to all the winners. I’m excited about how each of these companies has the potential to fundamentally reshape the mining industry,” says Todd White, Goldcorp’s Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

We’d like to say a big thank you to the event’s major sponsors – Microsoft, Accenture, Cisco, IBM and Herjavec Group. Each of these companies has an impressive track record of disruption in their respective field, through a relentless drive to think differently, and to do things better.

Thank you to title sponsor Raymond James, as well as Macquarie and BMO, and corporate sponsor McEwen Mining, who share our belief that disruptive innovations can make mining a more sustainable, credible and environmentally conscious industry. Thank you to our four outstanding judges for their leadership and expertise.

A total of 153 applicants put forward revolutionary ideas and technologies to #DisruptMining. We were honoured to have the 12 semi-finalists showcase their technologies at the successful #DisruptMining Expo.

A big thank you to Integra Gold Corp for collaborating and co-hosting, as well as the entire team who worked hard to put this event together. Finally, thank you to the industry and specifically, those that attended #DisruptMining. #DisruptMining is not only about innovation and disruption, but also collaboration. Our goal is to be stewards of change in an industry ripe for it, and we invite our peers, our stakeholders, our investors and our financial partners to join us.

“I hope that in a decade we look back on the 2017 #DisruptMining event as being a pivotal moment in this business, a moment that unleashed a fundamental transformation that becomes a catalyst for more innovation,” adds White.  “It is important that we keep driving game-changing ideas and innovation to ensure the long term competitiveness of our industry. In the spirit of continued collaboration for disruption, Goldcorp and Integra look forward to partnering again next year to host #DisruptMining 2018.”

Bernadette Wightman, President, Cisco Canada, also shared her experience at #DisruptMining on Cisco’s blog, check it out: https://americas.thecisconetwork.com/site/content/lang/en/id/7195.

See you next year!


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