AGENDA

Timings are in British Summer Time.

08.30
Virtual Networking and Coffee
09.00

Keynote Address
Digitalisation in commodities – Trends and implementation priorities

This keynote address will give an overview of the trends we are seeing today in commodity trading around automation, system implementation and use of the new technologies
09.25
Panel discussion
Data and decarbonisation transition – Assessing the company’s carbon footprint through data
  • What are the needs in terms of ESG criteria and carbon footprint?
  • What are the difficulties in collecting these new data?
10.05
PRESENTATION
Alternative data – What is it and how to make best use of it?
  • What are the sources of alternative data? What edge can it bring to your business?
  • Assessing quality of alternative data – What level of reliability can you reach? For what cost?
  • How do you combine alternative data and traditional data?
  • Making alternative data accessible to the user


CETIN KARAKUS, Global Head of Quantitative and Analytical Solutions, BP
KEVIN KINDALL, Senior Data Scientist, HARTREE PARTNERS

10.30

MORNING BREAK
11.00
PRESENTATION
AI and data – Real-life examples of application in commodities
There are extraordinary projects making use of AI in commodities, to help with trading decisions, to track vessels, to predict movements, etc. This session will highlight some of these great projects to inspire you and your team of data scientists, and will be followed by a 20-minute discussion amongst the presenters
11.50
Peer-to-peer discussions: DATA

In this part the audience will split into groups to discuss various aspects of digitalisation in commodities, including:

  • Data analytics trends
  • Cost of data vs monetising data
  • Data infrastructure best practices
  • How do you get started with AI?
  • Skillset and resources
  • Intelligent automation: The best first stepping stone?
  • CTRM upgrading top tips
  • Improving user experience
  • Innovation in CTRMs

12.20

LUNCH BREAK

13.15

Panel discussion
‘Don’t bother implementing data lake’…
… if you’re not ready

Data lake projects are often presented as the holy grail. However the failure rate is high, and that’s probably because companies are not ready to implement such data management frameworks. So what are the pitfalls to avoid? How do you get your company ready? What resources and skills are needed? The panel will share key failure factors as well as key success factors to help you define your own data management strategy

BARRY GOULD, CTO, CONCORD RESOURCES LIMITED

14.00

Panel discussion
What are the CTRMs evolving into?
  • What are the pandemic-induced trends in 2021 going into 2022?
  • Accessibility, speed, customisability, scalability, cost: What is your priority?
  • Standardisation of protocols and interoperability: Where are we?
  • Ecosystems-based approach: Is this the most efficient implementation strategy?
  • Is the user experience sacrificed over plethora of features? How do you get buy-in within your company?

14.45

Case Study
Our remote implementation story – Take aways

In this case study a trading company will share the lessons learnt during their most recent CTRM implementation process: The things that work for them, aspects they wish they had thought about sooner, etc. so that you can step into your next system implementation or system improvement project with some external feedback alongside your own experience

MODERATOR: GARY VASEY, Partner & Managing Director, COMTECH ADVISORY
SONIA GHOSH, ETRM Specialist & Digital Ambassador, VARO ENERGY

15.05

AFTERNOON BREAK

15.35

Panel discussion
Standardisation of data – A status report
  • Where are the standardisation projects of LEAP around demurrage, letter of indemnity for payment, or KYC?
  • What stops commodity sector to come up with workable standards?
  • How can we unlock this value?

16.15

Panel discussion
Blockchain in commodities – Is now the time?
  • How can we solve the financing and governance conundrum around large-scale blockchain-based projects?
  • Learning from the past’ mistakes
  • A look at the most exciting projects in that space currently


KIM BENNI, Global Head of Risk and Trading Technologies, ALVEAN (CARGILL & COPERSUCAR JV)

16.55

Networking Reception
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Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615