Making Autonomous Haulage Systems a reality

Sponsored by: Nokia

Focused on:

  • Haulage Systems
  • Mining
  • Wireless Networks

Date: 23 June


Time: 4PM London/11AM New York

How Industrial-grade Private Wireless networks are powering mining innovation

Industry 4.0 is transforming the mining industry. The automation of critical processes – from drilling and blasting to hauling and crushing – is vital to increase operational efficiency and mine productivity while improving worker safety. The trouble is, the Wi- Fi networks that most mines rely on simply weren’t built for the demands of business-critical mining use cases – they are characterized by unpredictable performance, patchy coverage and poor security.

To make Industry 4.0 work for your mines and enable the digital applications that will deliver results for your operation, you need pervasive wireless voice and data connectivity. With Industrial-grade Private LTE/4.9G technology, you can deliver a real competitive advantage right now using your existing ecosystem of machines, sensors and systems. And you can prepare your mines for what’s next – a seamless transition to 5G.

Komatsu, a leading global heavy equipment manufacturer, has been on the forefront of mining technology and automation since the first computerized dispatch system in 1979, and Autonomous Haulage with zero harm for over 13 years. Their Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has qualified to operate on Nokia’s private LTE mobile broadband technology, enabling ultra-high system availability and reliability, while adhering to Komatsu’s renowned safety standards.

Join our webinar on June 23rd to learn how Nokia and Komatsu are making Industry 4.0 work for your mines – from now to next.

Presented by

Jaime Laguna Ramirez,

Global Practice Segment Leader Oil & Gas and Mining, Nokia

Jaime Laguna is the Global Practice Segment Leader for Oil & Gas and Mining in Nokia. He has been working for Nokia 19 years, most of them dedicated into the Energy Segment. Before coming to the US, as Global Oil & Gas and Mining resource, he was Business Development Manager for South East Asia and later Asia Pacific region in the Energy segment, supporting Mining and Oil & Gas markets. Originally from Mexico, back in 2001, he was the Key Account Manager for Strategic Industries division, working directly with local and international EPC’s and Mexico’s Oil State Company.

Main activities and projects are related to the development of Wireless Technologies, Telecom Packages for open pit and underground mines, offshore platforms, refineries and LNG Plants were Mission Critical Networks are required looking also into the development and interoperability of applications.

Jaime has a bachelor’s degree in Science in Electronic and Communications Engineering, with a Post Grade in Finance.

David Haukeness,

Product Manager, Autonomous Haulage Systems, Komatsu

As one of the Product Managers for Komatsu’s FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System, David Haukeness works with Komatsu’s autonomous customers around the globe to understand how customers use autonomous solutions to transform their mining business.

Prior to joining Komatsu’s AHS Center of Excellence David worked for Modular Mining, a Komatsu subsidiary, since 2016. While at Modular Mining, David served a variety of roles including a global responsibility for network solutions architecture, critical network support, and systems integration. Prior to that, David’s roots are in Public Safety and 911 Communications, and spent his time integrating complex public safety systems and network solutions.

David has a Bachelor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. He has 13 years of experience in delivering critical business and safety solutions for the Public Safety, 911, and Mining industries across the globe.

Key Learning Objectives

  • How can private LTE/4.9G technology bring new levels of automation and innovation?
  • What are the challenges with today’s Wi-Fi-based mining networks?
  • What use cases will enable the next wave of mining transformation?
  • How is Komatsu implementing its road to autonomy and what role does private wireless play?


  • Head/director of IT
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Network architect
  • IT Architect
  • Head of (site) operations
  • Head/director of operations
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • General Manager (GM)
  • Mine (site) manager
  • Head of innovation & digital transformation
  • Head/director of Innovation
  • Chief Digital Officer (CDO)
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Digital Transformation project leader