Smart Mines: Digital transformation in the mining industry

11 August | 11:30 AM IST


You will learn:

  • The concept of a digital smart mine

  • Life of mine solutions for the industry

  • Cutting edge digital technology for mine planning, operations and safety

  • How to improve operational efficiency, productivity & safety through digital technology solutions.



Pramod Kaushik, President & Managing Director, Hexagon India

Pramod joined Hexagon in 2017 and, as President and Managing Director, oversees all Hexagon operations in the region. He brings more than 30 years’ experience and worked with Rockwell Automation and GE. At Rockwell, he was CEO of Digital Solutions (O&G India & South Asia Region); at GE, he was recognized with awards for building and organizing teams to drive growth. Pramod received a Master’s degree in Electronics and Communication from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University; and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. A skilled Yoga practitioner, an avid reader and delightful speaker, Pramod is married and has a daughter.



Marc Barmettler, Business Development Director

Marc is integral to Hexagon’s integrated life-of-mine vision and has led teams and departments around the world. As Business Development Director, Marc has led the introduction of Hexagon’s solutions in Russia, assembling a team of specialists, opening an office in Moscow and attending tradeshows. 

Marc was born in Australia and moved to Switzerland to complete his MS in Communication Systems at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne. In 2009, he joined Hexagon’s mining safety division as a global services and support manager before becoming head of global support. He assisted the commercial and technical development of traffic safety solutions, dispensing valuable subject matter expertise to his team.


Alok Kumar Verma, Director Mining Business, Hexagon India

Alok brings more than 20 years of diversified experience to the role of Director Mining Business. A recognized leader in the industry, Alok joined Hexagon in 2020, bringing expertise in mining operations, industrial explosives and initiating systems, blast optimization, mining equipment simulators, heavy earthmoving equipment, operations safety, productivity and efficiency improvement, off-road tires and digital mining solutions. He previously worked with ICI India Limited (explosives division), Orica Mining Services (IEL), Immersive Technologies and Goodyear India Limited (off-road tires). He was honored by Orica Mining Services with the Asia Pacific ‘DTP’ Award three times for significant business achievements. He has a Diploma in Mining Engineering, B.Tech. in Mechanical & PGDM in Sales & Marketing.