Talare 31 januari 2017

Lennart Gustavsson, Ordförande, Georange

Lennart Gustavsson har en lång erfarenhet inom den politiska världen. Han har varit engagerad i svensk politik på lokal, regional och nationell nivå i nästan 25 år. Han var bl.a. riksdagsledamot under åren 1998 – 2006. Under den tiden var han också medlem i Nordiska Rådet.

Heather Grant, Ambassador of Canada to Sweden, Embassy of Canada

Heather Grant (BA Hons [History and German], Queen’s University, 1989; LLB, Dalhousie University, 1992; LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1998) served as legal counsel at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal following her admission to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1994. In 1998, she began working for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas, then on bilateral and regional free trade negotiations and the management of existing agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement. As deputy director and subsequently director of the Regional Trade Policy Division, Ms. Grant served as deputy chief negotiator and lead institutional negotiator on a number of agreements. In 2004, she became director of the Tariffs and Market Access Division before moving to Geneva in 2005 to serve as minister and deputy permanent representative at the Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization. Upon her return to Canada in 2009, Ms. Grant was appointed director general, North America commercial affairs, and in 2010, director general of the North America Policy Bureau. In 2012, she was appointed high commissioner in Singapore.

Discovering and developing natural resources in the Nordic region’

Kurt Budge, MBA MEng ARSM – Chief Executive Officer, Director, Beowulf Mining

Mr Budge was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beowulf Mining in October 2014 after joining the Company as a Non-Executive Director in September 2014.

Kurt has over 20 years’ experience in the mining sector during which he spent five years as a Business Development Executive in Rio Tinto’s Business Evaluation Department, here he was engaged in mergers and acquisitions, divestments and evaluated capital investments. He has also been an independent advisor to junior mining companies on acquisitions and project development as well as a General Manager of Business Development, where he developed strategic growth and M&A options for iron ore assets.

Kurt holds an M.Eng (Hons) degree in Mining Engineering from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London and an MBA from London Business School.

Transport Co-operation between Arctic countries

Rune J.Arnøy, havnchef, Narvik Havn

Rune Johan Arnøy: Born 17. October 1951 in Molde, Norway.
Married; father of 3, now grown up children and grandfather of 6.
Educated as a bank economist at the Norwegian Bank Academy, and later Executive Master’s Degree in Logistics at BI School of Economics and Administration.
Over the years, I have worked in banking, business administration, and currently as CEO/ Port Director in Narvik.
Lots of experience from Board and Trustee Commissions.
Acknowledged by the Norwegian Committee of Sports and the Olympic committee with the “Fair Play” prize in 1997 for the effort of promoting the basic values of sports-joy, health, fellowship and honesty.
Elected as the “Man of the Year 2013” in Narvik.

Väl fungerande infrastruktur avgörande för svensk konkurrenskraft

Anders Sundström, Norrbotniabanan

Anders Sundström tidigare socialdemokratisk minister med lång erfarenhet som
styrelseordförande för KF, Swedbank och som VD och koncernchef på Folksam.
Anders Sundström har så sent som i våras avslutat ett regeringsuppdrag om att pröva
förutsättningarna för att utveckla flygkapacitet och öka möjligheterna till
bostadsbebyggelse i Stockholmsregionen. Ingår sedan 2016 i en ny förhandlingsgrupp för Norrbotniabanan AB.

Ordförande i Swedbank 2013- 2016, vd och koncernchef i Folksam 2004 till 2013.
Tidigare ledamot i styrelserna för LKAB och Boliden. Fd näringsminister och
arbetsmarknadsminister. Kommunalråd i Piteå kommun 1980-94.
Sedan 2013 är han styrelseordförande för Kooperativa Förbundet (KF) och Coop.

Green Mining: a holistic approach to earn the social license to operate

Finland’s Green Mining Concept was developed in 2011 as a holistic approach towards sustainable mining. The five pillars of Green Mining aim to improve the environmental, economic and social performance of the mining industry, and to help the companies to earn the social license to operate. The major Green Mining Programme (100 projects, budget of € 115 Mill., 185 partners) financed by the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes) in 2011-2016 has been the key tool for the implementation of the Green Mining Concept. Finland’s Network for Sustainable Mining was founded to promote dialogue between the industry and NGOs. It has adopted the Finnish sustainability standard for mining (TSM, Towards Sustainable Mining) and a model for stakeholder engagement in mineral exploration.

Pekka A. Nurmi, PhD, Prof. Director, Science and Innovations, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

Professor Pekka A. Nurmi graduated and gained his Ph.D. at the University of Helsinki. He has a long career at the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), and is currently the Director of Science and Innovations, and the vice of the Director General. Nurmi has been actively involved in developing RDI programmes, research co-operation and projects in Finland and internationally, and in promoting Finland’s mineral opportunities for the mining industry. He has published some 90 papers mainly on economic geology. In 2010 Nurmi lead the expert group preparing Finland’s minerals strategy, and he is one of the developers of Finland’s Green Mining concept. Nurmi is a high level group member of the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources. He a Steering Group member of the EIT RawMaterials Baltic Sea Co-location Centre. Nurmi has been awarded on research which led to the discovery of the Orivesi gold mine, and as an editor of the Finnish science book of the year.

Mineralresurser i Arktis

Tom Heldal, Direktør Georessurser, Norges geologiske undersøkelse (NGU)

Tom Heldal er direktør ved Avdeling for Georessurser, Norges geologiske undersøkelse (NGU). Avdelingen arbeider med å kartlegge potensial for en rekke typer mineralske råstoffer I Norge.

Jan Moström, VD, LKAB

Position: President and CEO LKAB
Education: Engineer, Mining and Civil Engineering, Bergskolan Filipstad, 1983
Year employed: 2015
Born: 1959
Other engagements: Chairman in SveMin and board member in GAF, SGU Insynsråd
Background: Boliden 2000-2015, Skellefteå kommun 1998-2000, Boliden 1979-1998

Digitalization to create collaborative environment in mining

Digitalization is unlocking new values for the mining industry. More operations and processes are automated and more data is available for analysis. Digitalization also gives the possibility to create an environment where information can be used over the mining value chain, where all have access to correct information from the same source, thus creates a collaborative environment for the future mining.

José-Alberto Moschioni, Marketing & Sales, ABB Mining

José-Alberto Moschioni is Electrical Engineer graduated in 1984 at the University of Santa Catarina in Brazil. He has started as trainee with ABB in Brazil in 1985 and since than he has worked in several positions in different countries, working in South America, Europe and Asia.
Today, he is Marketing and Sales manager for ABB mining in Sweden, taking the role to sell ABB Underground Mining solution worldwide.

Digital opportunity – incremental improvements or a step changer?

Productivity of the global mining and minerals industry is on a declining trend over the past decade. Increasingly complex ore bodies challenge plants’ metallurgical performance, energy and other raw materials bill is growing and the overall equipment efficiency (OEE) performance appears to be below expectations. Digitalization, or process automation is helping the industry since decades in operations safety, process controls and optimization of the unit processes with incremental improvements leaving room for a step change in productivity. Industrial Internet enables new functionality on top of local automation. Bringing together the data from the various systems with the diagnostic data of equipment, and applying modern techniques of process simulation and advanced analytics with the data may open a new insight to a truly optimized production over the value chain and a step change in the productivity.

Jari Moilanen, Director Automation, Outotec

Mr Moilanen (MBA, M.Sc. Automation,) is a process control professional who has been working with automation of minerals processing plants for 20 years. In his current role he is responsible for Digital Plant at Outotec with target to improve customer’s plant productivity with new digitally oriented operating ways of working.

Unleashing the potential of the Digital Enterprise

Mikael Leksell, CEO, Process Solutions, Siemens

Mr. Leksell is currently the CEO of Process Solutions, a Siemens business that provides engineering solutions to the oil & gas, marine, minerals and fiber industries.
Core competencies of the business include electrification, automation and digitalization.
Mr. Leksell’s career at Siemens spans nearly 20 years.
He started with the company as a management trainee (pulp & paper) in his native Sweden.
He has since held a variety of engineering, sales and senior management positions with the company.
He also worked as a management consultant at Accenture and, most recently, worked at Primetals (a Siemens joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries), before rejoining Siemens in his current capacity in 2016.
Mr. Leksell holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Electrification of mine transports – a sustainable future

Several techniques are needed to solve the mine industrys need of transports in a sustainable and economic way. Electrification of heavy transports on wheels, eHighway and Trucktrolley, is one of the keys to solve a major part of the problems that threaten the Swedish mine industry today.

Anders Bylund, Head of Business Development, Mobility, Siemens AB

Anders has been active within innovative transport solutions for many years and have been a part of the implementation of both the worlds first electric roadsystem, Elväg E16, and the introduction of eBuses in Sweden.

From raw materials to metallurgical products – Process development in pilot plant at Swerea MEFOS

Ulf Sjöström, Senior Research Engineer, Swerea Mefos AB

Is Senior Research Engineer at the Metallurgical and Enviromental Department, Swerea MEFOS, Luleå.

How to Get a Social Licence to Mine

Lena Abrahamsson, Professor, Ämnesföreträdare, Luleå tekniska universitet

Lena Abrahamsson är ämnesföreträdare och professor i industriell produktionsmiljö vid Avdelningen för arbetsvetenskap, Luleå tekniska universitet. Hennes forskning handlar om produktion- och organisationsutveckling och arbetsmiljö, framför allt inom industrin. Ett aktuellt område är gruvor och hållbar utveckling. Ett genomgående tema är genus och jämställdhet. Hon handleder doktorander och verkar som projektledare i ett flertal pågående forskningsprojekt. Inom civilingenjörsprogrammet Teknisk design undervisar hon i kurserna: Organisationsutveckling och Produktion och arbetsorganisation och Arbetsplatsanalys. Hon är ledamot i Arbetsmiljöverkets insynsråd, viceordförande i FORTEs styrelse samt med i AFAs granskingsråd för arbetsmiljöområdet. Sedan 2016 är hon prodekan för tekniska fakulteten vid Luleå tekniska universitet.

Foto: Bea Tigerhielm


Marie Nilsson, Vice Förbundsordförande, IF Metall


Pia Lindström, HR and Sustainability Director, Boliden Mines

Pia Lindström, HR- och Hållbarhetschef Boliden Gruvor, har lång erfarenhet av miljö och hållbarhetsfrågor inom gruvindustrin. Initialt började hon arbetat med miljöfrågor som senare utvecklats till ledningssystem, arbetsmiljö och hållbarhetsfrågor. Senast åren har hennes hållbarhetsportfölj även breddats med kommunikations- och HR frågor.


Hampe Mobärg, VD, Maskinentreprenörerna


Emma Claesson, Head of Information, Vice President HR and Communications, ÅF Group

Emma Claesson, HR- och kommunikationschef för ÅF-koncernen, har lång erfarenhet av strategiskt HR-arbete inom svensk industri. Emma, som i grunden är civilekonom, började sin karriär som managementkonsult på Accenture vilket följdes av olika HR-roller inom SSAB, bl a som HR-chef för affärsområdet EMEA. Emma tilldelades år 2013 priset som ’Årets HR-chef’ och 2014 priset som ”Årets Ung Chef”. Emma sitter idag i ett antal externa styrelser, bl a Wise Group.

PIMM workshop

Peter de Bruin, Master Researcher, Ericsson

Peter de Bruin leads the industry research collaboration program at Ericsson Research – a number of collaboration projects with partners from different industries. Peter has twenty years of experience within telecommunications, from research to technical sales support in several different markets. His current focus is on 5G technologies as enabler for the digital transformation of industry, where mining and process industry are important examples.

PIMM workshop

Peter Burman, Program Manager Mine Automation, Boliden

Born 1964, Mr Burman holds a master of science and M.B.A. Mr. Burman has been Project Manager in the Mine Automation Program since 2012. 2015 appointed to Program manager for the whole mine automation Program. Working for Boliden 1988-1995 he left for the telecom business. During 17 years at Ericsson and Ascom he worked in various positions like R&D manager and Business Area Manager.

He is also coordinating Boliden’s contacts with some European universities and research organizations.

Mine ventilation as service

Jan Nyqvist, Global Product Manager Mine Automation, ABB

Jan Nyqvist is currently Global Product Manager Mine Automation in ABB. He joined ABB 1990 and has mainly worked with research serving several of ABB market segments. The last ten years with focus on the mining industry developing automation solutions.

Fjärrstyrda lastare

Rikard Mäki, Director, Technology Planning & Public Funding, Volvo Construction Equipment AB

Dr. Rikard Mäki holds a Ph.D from Luleå University of Technology and have been with Volvo Construction Equipment since 2005. In his position as Director for the Technology Planning & Public Funding department he have responsibility for the Volvo CE Technology Plan, the Advanced Engineering project portfolio and Public Funded research activities at Volvo CE and partner universities and institutes. Technology domains managed in the project portfolio includes Electromobility, Intelligent machines and Connectivity solutions for new service offerings.

PIMM workshop

John Sandberg, Master Researcher, Ericsson

John Sandberg is a Master Researcher at Ericsson Research with over 18 years of experience from working in the ICT industry in various technical and business development positions. He is currently leading research on exploring new areas outside of traditional telecom driven by the ongoing digital and mobile transformation. Much of his work centers on acquiring knowledge in new domains and understand potential new business models in industries like the mining and transport sectors. He holds a master degree in business administration and engineering from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.

Digital Transformation – en resa I affärsmodeller

Svensk industri digitaliserar och transformerar verksamheter för ökad konkurrenskraft. Fler människor och maskiner ska kopplas upp och processer ska optimeras. Vilken roll spelar Telia i detta och hur kan vi hjälpa till att digitalisera Sverige som en ledande ICT tjänsteleverantör.

Magnus Leonhardt, Director, Head of Strategy & Innovation, Telia Sverige

Magnus har under lite mer än två decennier drivit affärsutveckling och strategi på Ericsson och nu Telia, alltid med fokus på företagskunders behov att åstadkomma egen konkurrenskraft och kundnytta. Nu driver han Telias strategiarbete i Sverige med fokus på att skapa en ny spelare i en marknad under stark förändring där digitalisering, mobilitet och korta värdeskapande cykler, samt innovation, står i högst på agendan.


Eilert Johansson, Senior Project manager, SICS Swedish ICT AB

Eilert Johansson has more than 20 years experience of industrial R&D projects in various industries; Vehicle, Telecom and Industrial equipment within both large and small enterprises. Since 2012 Eilert works as senior project manager at RISE ICT/SICS and leads the PIMM project that started summer 2015.


Lars Eric Aaro, Försäljningsdirektör, ÅF

Lars-Eric Aaro, bergsingenjör från Luleå Tekniska Universitet kommer närmast från befattningen som VD och koncernchef för LKAB. Förutom lång erfarenhet från LKAB innehar Lars-Eric Aaro även erfarenhet från ledande befattningar inom företag som Secoroc, Boliden och AssiDomän. Lars-Eric Aaro är vidare ledamot av IVA samt hedersdoktor vid Luleå Tekniska Universitet.