2020-2021 Chicago Section Event

Mining Equipment Technology – Autonomous Mining Solutions Improve Safety and Production Cost – SAE Chicago

Speaker: Denise Johnson, Group President Caterpillar Inc.

A FREE Zoom Webinar

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
6:00 pm EST


6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Presentation – Denise Johnson
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Hosted by Caterpillar – open for Live Q&A

Speaker Biography:

Denise C. Johnson is group president of Caterpillar Inc.

Denise C. Johnson is group president of Caterpillar Inc., responsible for the $10 Billion resources industries portfolio that supports customers using machinery and technology in mining, construction, and quarry and aggregates applications, including many of Caterpillar’s most iconic products.

She is a member of the National Mining Association, National Association of Manufacturers, Mosaic board of directors and is a member of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations governing board. She also is part of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA.)


Autonomy is about automating every movement, pulling out waste, making it more repeatable, like a factory. Our customers are seeing a step change in safety with autonomy and upwards of 30% improvement in productivity. We’ll talk about how our customers have been able to deliver those results using Caterpillar Command for Hauling. We will explore the history of Caterpillar autonomy journey, highlight demonstrated results from our customers and talk about the mine of the future where we believe that someday the complete mining process could be automated — from drilling and digging, to loading, hauling, processing and transporting mined materials. We envision an operation where most of the equipment could be autonomous, which will result in the safest, most efficient mine sites in the world.

To Register:

Free and required in advance here

A link to the Zoom meeting will be provided upon registration.

PDH Credit:

SAE Chicago Section will provide a certificate for 1 PDH hour to attendees from SAE and qualifying organizations (IEEE/ASME). PDH credit may be requested via the registration process or by sending and email to

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