Kalev Ruberg, vice-president of digital systems at Teck Resources. Jon Benjamin Photography

The industry has turned a corner. Talk of “digital transformation,” which has occupied so many panel discussions, think pieces and press releases, has shifted to action. As we put together our annual who’s who of mining, our choice of subjects reflects that surge in tech adoption. But within this year’s list there are also leaders showing the way forward for exploration, social responsibility and sustainable mining, all of which are critical to the future of mining. Together they are CIM Magazine’s 2018 Names to Know.


The innovator
Stephen McIntosh, Group executive of growth and innovation at Rio Tinto


The gold hound
Sherry Dunsworth, Vice-president of exploration at Marathon Gold


The forward thinker
Lawrence Clark, Chief operating officer, Newtrax Technologies


The architect
Kalev Ruberg, Vice-president of digital systems at Teck Resources


The data miner
Maura Kolb, Exploration manager at Goldcorp's Red Lake mine


The trained eye
Don Taylor, Chief operating officer of Arizona Mining


The closer
Carl Grant, Head of mine closure planning at Anglo American


The simplifier
Vince Gerrie, CEO of KORE Geosystems


The green president
Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru