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Dean Kirkwood

Dean Kirkwood

General Manager, Resource Industry Network

Dean oversees management of the Resource Industry Network, building the cooperative’s strengths through member engagement and by connecting with buyers, government stakeholders and the community.
He has the overall management of RIN’s operations and business development activities.
He also manages the MIW METS SME Export Hub and assists the region’s businesses to become export-ready by developing further.
Dean has completed formal qualifications in Business (HRM) and Workplace Health and Safety and has over 25 years management experience in the Fuel, METS and Resource industries.

11:00 am - 11:30 am
QME Expo Floor Theatre

Panel discussion: Tech-driven mining operations: a window to enhanced efficiency and precision

The integration of smart mining into mining operations is gaining traction. This stems from an amplified focus on end-to-end operations management, automation, safety, and informed decision-making.

Key takeaways:

  • Unveiling the realm of "smart mining" technology: where to next?
  • Riding the wave of electrification and remote mining: redefining the terrain of operations
  • Pioneering robotics and AI: ushering in a new era of mining innovation
  • Maximising digital tools: streamlining operations and unlocking new frontiers
  • Smart Mining Technology