Our Mission

Helping mining professionals to concentrate on intellectual problem-solving and strategic decision-making is at the heart of our mission. Through automation, we alleviate the burden of mundane tasks and provide valuable insights derived from data.

Our Vision

We envision a workplace where every individual brings their optimal self to work each day as we cultivate an environment that transforms work into an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

Sihong Peng, Founder & CEO


About Sihong

With widely anticipated demand hike for critical minerals, Sihong believes as an industry we can do so much more to mine responsibly and sustainably to meet the demand, from better process efficiencies to expedited engineering studies. It is for this calling that he founded Minax, standing for mining (min) automation (a) and analytics (x).

Sihong has been working in the mining industry since 2011. He started his career as an engineer in training at Vale’s Coleman Mine, taking responsibilities in surveying, ventilation, ground control, geology, and planning. He then assumed increasing responsibility at Vale from short-range planning to long-range planning, from leading software development to developing a team of data professionals at iROC.

Sihong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information and computation science, and a Master of Applied Science degree in mineral resources engineering. He also holds a Data Science Certificate from University of Toronto and University of Waterloo.

Kejian Zhang, Data Scientist

About Kejian

Kejian received his Master of Applied Science degree in mineral resources engineering from Laurentian University.

He worked at different mine sites after graduation, with experience of mining process and data analysis, he has always been interested in helping traditional industry transformation to digitalization and automation.


Mihir Trivedi, Software Developer


About Mihir

Having spent 6 years in the IT sector, I bring experience from every phase of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

My ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders in a clear and concise manner has always been a strength. My research in Gold exploration in Northern Ontario was pursued during my graduate thesis at Laurentian University.

I take joy in mentoring undergraduates in labs focused on Mobile Application Development and Human Computer Interaction at Laurentian University. Beyond my tech and academic pursuits, I'm a passionate traveler and enjoy table tennis.