The full day of networking activities include:
Deputy Chief Economist & Director,
Research & Analysis Department, Export Development Canada
Stuart Bergman is the Deputy Chief Economist and Director of Export Development Canada’s (EDC) Research & Analysis Department.
Mr. Bergman joined EDC in 2003, and has held various leadership positions, including Director of EDC’s Economic and Political Intelligence Centre, Director of Corporate Strategy and Vice President, ESG. Between 2011 and 2016, he served as EDC’s Deputy Chief Economist, representing EDC as a featured speaker at international conferences and policy fora, and regularly appearing on television, radio and in print media.
In his current role, Mr. Bergman oversees EDC’s global markets research, advising senior management and the Board of Directors on portfolio risk management, corporate planning and business development priorities. He also contributes to EDC’s economic analysis and forecasting and country risk assessment.
Prior to joining EDC, Mr. Bergman worked for Zurich Emerging Markets Solutions and the Foreign Policy Institute, in Washington, DC. He completed his graduate studies in International Economics and International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He currently resides in Ottawa, with his wife and three children.
VP Future & Chief Innovation Officer,
Teck Resources Limited Vancouver, BC, Canada
Kalev Ruberg has played an influential role at Teck since 2006, when he joined the organization as the Chief Information Officer and VP. His responsibilities included the overall digital systems, services and projects for this global mining company. His most recent promotion to the VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer, sees him defining the future of mining at Teck. And in addition, in 2020, Kalev was also appointed adjunct Professor at the Keevil School of Mining Engineering at UBC. He serves on advisory Board of the National Research Council’s Energy, Mines and Environment Division and on the board of UBC’s Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining. As incoming chair of the Global Mining Guidelines group he brings vision and leadership to this international mining technology organization.
Kalev has been active in the information systems arena for over 45 years. As a BSc and Masters graduate from MIT, he studied at the Architecture Machine Lab (now the Media Lab) before carrying out digital simulation research at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) in Washington DC, University of California Berkeley Labs, and then at Georgia Tech, as an assistant professor.
In 1982 he joined Canada’s National Research Council in Ottawa, as a Senior Research Scientist where he developed a number of machine learning algorithms in the artificial intelligence field. Joining IBM Global Services, he designed and deployed large machine learning, AI and advanced control systems for IBM Manufacturing and clients worldwide.
Building on his experience, in 1997, Kalev was appointed the CIO and Deputy Minister to the Finance Minister, at the Government of Manitoba, where he was responsible for the government’s Information Services. Subsequently, he led development at a B2B e-commerce company, and then became a VP at TELUS, where he was responsible for Application Development, Business Development, and development of the IT strategy and offerings for TELUS’ Healthcare vertical.
Before moving to Teck, Kalev was the CIO and Executive General Manager for Information Services at Placer Dome, formerly the largest gold mining enterprise in the world here he led the restructuring of technology services worldwide.
Kalev has published more than 30 papers in proceedings and journals. In 2018, he was named to CIM Magazine’s 2018 Names to Know.
Vice President, Environment, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Mohammed is an environmental, social and sustainability executive that has over 20 years of experience in the mining sector. He is currently the Vice President of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs for Agnico Eagle.
Mohammed has been involved in the environmental management of numerous mining projects in Canada and internationally. He has worked with regulators, consultants and technical teams to lead project developments on time and budget. He developed environmental management plans for various mining sites worldwide.
He is active in environmental and sustainability trends and permitting. He is sits on numerous committees including the Canadian Institute of Mining, Ontario Mining Association, Mining Association of Canada and chairs various mining, environmental and sustainability groups and conferences in Canada and globally. He was awarded the prestigious Central District Distinguished Service Award in 2016 and subsequently the Sustainability Achievement Award in 2020 by the Canadian Institute of Mining.
Head of Strategic Studies Canada, Newcrest
Eric brings more than 25 years of engineering, operational and project experience, including 12 years in Management and other Executive roles for Newcrest, Newgold, Rio Tinto and China Molybdenum Co. (CMOC). Eric was a Director of Serengeti Resources through the successful merger with Sun Metals and launch of NorthWest Copper in 2021. Eric has spent ten years building, operating and overseeing block cave mines including New Afton in Kamloops BC, and Northparkes Mines in Australia. Eric graduated from Queen’s University in 1995 with a degree in Mining Mechanical Engineering and started with Placer Dome in Timmins, Ontario. Over his career Eric has worked across Canada, Australia and the United States. He is currently working for Newcrest as the Head of Projects in Canada, focused on their newest project, the Red Chris Mine. Previous roles included Vice-President Projects and Innovation for Titan Mining, Director Underground Mining for Newgold, Mining Manager for Rio Tinto at Northparkes Mines, and superintendent of the Projects and Technical Teams building the New Afton Mine in Kamloops BC. Eric is a strategic thinker and champion of practical innovation and brings a deep understanding of the business of mining in Canada and abroad.