As 2022 is coming to a close, it’s time for the Crownsmen TOP 10 to wrap-up the year! We’ve traveled around the world to bring you the latest innovations from different industries and talked to key experts to help you learn more about revolutionary solutions for your industry. Thank you for continuously supporting our shows (Mining Now, The Crownsmen Show, Building Energy, Agriculture Now).
After another year of successful production, this is how big you, the featured guests, sponsors, partners, and viewers have helped the Crownsmen platform grow:
We’d like to take a look back at the top 10 most viewed episodes from our Crownsmen Partner Channel. If you missed any of these, make sure you take the time to binge them before year’s end!
Here’s a quick list of our top 10:
Guest Speakers: President and Co-Founder Robert Cruess and Director of Engineering Jacob Gotberg
Upgraded Powertrain Platform, ZEPP 2.0, & Partnerships
ZeroNox, Inc. provides OEMs with an agile and scalable proprietary electric powertrain platform for vehicles and heavy equipment, while bringing industry disrupting clean technologies to commercialization through its CleanTech Incubator. They join The Crownsmen Show to discuss their upgraded powertrain platform, ZEPP 2.0, & partnerships across multiple industries.
Guest Speaker: President & CEO Trevor Walker
The Next Frontier of Electric & Lithium from Canada
Frontier Lithium is a pre-production business that is targeting to become a manufacturer of battery-quality lithium salts to support electric vehicle and battery supply chains in North America. They are developing the PAK Lithium Project which contains one of North America’s highest-grade, large-tonnage hard-rock lithium resources in the form of a rare low-iron spodumene. The project continues to have significant exploration upside with the potential to increase the lithium resource.
Lithium is the lightest known metal and maintains a high energy density when used in premium batteries. Moving forward, lithium will be even more crucial for essential areas such as power storage, electronics, automobiles, defense, and aerospace.
Guest Speakers: WW Vice President Sales & Services Bradley Hay and Technical Executive Garrett Kramer
Dassault Systèmes – 3D EXPERIENCE Mine Software & Industry Solutions
As mining companies seek to develop sustainable mining operations, improve mine planning and increase mine productivity, they turn to Dassault Systèmes for the latest proven software solutions and digital innovations in technology. Dassault Systèmes is home to award-winning mining solutions and to industry thought leaders who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in mining, through the GEOVIA brand.
As the largest global supplier of mining software, GEOVIA delivers comprehensive mine software and industry solutions in all major mining centers, in more than 130 countries and at over 4,000 sites. GEOVIA is part of Dassault Systèmes, providing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and 3DEXPERIENCE® Universes to discover, model, and harness our natural and urban environments.
Guest Speakers: CRO Tanner DeLorey and Technical Lead Derek Eyben, P. Eng
Industrial Control System Design & Integration
Apex Automation Ltd works closely to identify opportunities within any mining and process environment to help determine an Industry 4.0 road map for your operation. They will discuss their process with customers, approach challenges, and outline amazing examples of solutions they have found to achieve optimal production and operational excellence.
Guest Speaker: President Kati McCartney, MSc, MBA, EP
Environmental Stewardship Reimagined
From heavy manufacturing and mining to construction and municipal projects, their seamless consulting and technology solutions provide business stability and environmental sustainability. From the ancient Norse word for frog, FROSKR is a new take on what it means to be confident and compliant when dealing with complex environmental issues. A sensitive indicator species, frogs breathe partially, and drink fully, through their skin. When the environment suffers, so do frogs. A healthy frog population means sustained environmental health and stability. A project with FROSKR means just the same.
Based out of Northern Ontario you may know them from FROSKR’s sister company, BESTECH, a 25-year-old multi-disciplinary engineering firm. Together their collective clients span many industries, but they do work primarily with partners in the mining industry.
Guest Speaker: CTO Dr. Steve Liang
Interconnecting the World’s IoT data
The IoT – or internet of things. It sounds futuristic, but it’s already here. From the energy industry to the aerospace industry, to first responders, and even your own home, we have data and sensors all around us. But how do you make sense of all the data that is around?
SensorUp Inc. is a cutting-edge solutions company that takes all of this data and helps make sense of it for companies. Using its Cloud-Based platform, or ‘digital nervous system’, they deliver situational awareness through predictions, solutions, and the ability to trigger actions to respond to the real-time data. Unprecedented visibility from multiple sensors.
They compile all this data from multiple sources, organize it, and simplify it to empower clients to trigger meaningful actions through real-time visibility. As a result, companies operate more efficiently, save money, and positively impact the environment through swifter incident response times.
Guest Speakers: President & CEO John Jickling and Vice President of Operations Bryan MacMillan
Solving The Most Difficult Manufacturing & Operational Challenges with Automation
The The EPCM Group Global has decades of experience providing consulting engineering, project management, integrated automation solutions, and service and support to our clients around the globe. They work with industry leaders in Oil & Gas, Agricultural Chemicals, Mining & Mineral Processing, and Specialty Chemicals, and continue to expand into new and emerging markets.
As bold thinkers, they specialize in challenging accepted industry norms with a team that excels at envisioning and delivering unique solutions that improve safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, across industries. Headquartered in North America, EPCM operates globally but supports clients locally through our operations in Canada, South America, and Europe. They have over 400 employees worldwide.
Guest Speaker: Vice President – Canada Dave Allan
Expect More Sustainability, More Leadership, More Innovation
At a time when mines, quarries, and waste sites are keen to reduce their environmental footprint and meet ESG goals, KalTire has invested and developed solutions to help customers fulfill their commitments. Dave Allan, VP Canada at Kal Tire Mining Tire Group joins Mining Now to discuss their approach, programs, and recent successes.
Guest Speaker: CEO/Founder Praveen Penmetsa
Electric, Automated, & Collecting Data for Sustainable Farming
Monarch Tractor provides a farmer-first approach to innovation. This became more and more clear when Praveen Penmetsa – CEO/Founder of Monarch joined Agriculture Now to share their story, big wins, challenges, and plans for the future.
They have recently secured $61M in Series B Funding to accelerate production and deployment of their smart, driver-optional electric tractor. Praveen shares why he believes investors continue to put their trust in his company based on both their incredible technology and on-the-ground approach where farmers have input into how the tractor operates in real world applications.
Guest Speaker: President, CEO, & Director Chris Doornbos P.Geo, ICD.D
Unlocking a New Source of Canadian Lithium & Sustainable Energy
E3 Lithium’s CEO Chris Doornbos discusses unlocking a new source of Canadian lithium for a sustainable energy future. They are a lithium resource and technology company aiming to power the growing electrical revolution.
Based in Alberta, the company has one of the largest lithium resources amongst its lithium peers with 7.0 Million Tonnes (Mt) of Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE). Their combined resources, including the Clearwater project, are being developed on the backbone of the mature and sophisticated oil and gas industry that will allow the company to accelerate its development.
That wraps up our list of the best episodes of Crownsmen Partners in 2022! We hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for being part of our journey and we look forward to creating great content in 2023.
We would like to thank our Heavy Industry World Tour Partners Savona Equipment Ltd and Corporate Traveller Canada, Mining Now Partner CIM | Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, and all our sponsors.
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