AGENDA

Timings are in British Summer Time.

08.30

LET’S GET YOU STARTED!

During that event you’ll be able to:

  • Familiarise yourself with the platform
  • Review the day’s programme
  • See who else is attending
  • Arrange meetings with relevant individuals
09.20

Keynote Address
DIGITALISATION IN COMMODITIES – TRENDS, DISRUPTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION PRIORITIES

This keynote address will give an overview of the trends we are seeing today in commodity trading around innovations, automation, system implementation, resurgence of blockchain and increased convergence of AI and analytics, etc.

SOULEÏMA BADDI, CEO, KOMGO

09.45

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


MODERATOR: TOM JAMES, CEO & CIO, TRADEFLOW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
BARRY GOULD, CTO, CONCORD RESOURCES LIMITED
RAJESH JETHWA, Chief Technology Officer, DIGITERRE
CARL AUSTIN, UK CTO, BJSS

10.25

CASE STUDY
REAL-LIFE APPLICATION OF Ai: Short term forecast: Improvement of daily sales report

BENJAMIN BAPTISTE, Head of Risk Management & Advanced Analytics, ROQUETTE CH
CHARLES GOILLANDEAU, Partner, QUANTMETRY

10.45

MORNING BREAK

During that event you’ll be able to:

  • Meet with industry peers and communicate with them
  • Browse the virtual exhibition hall

11.15

PANEL DISCUSSION
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE – 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, to analyse vast amount of data, 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.

MODERATOR: TOM JAMES, CEO & CIO, TRADEFLOW CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
KIM BENNI, Global Head of Risk and Trading Technologies, ALVEAN 
RON CREAN, VP Commercial, WINDWARD
JOSEPH COLLINS, Managing Consultant, CAPSPIRE 
EMILY EHRGOOD WATT, Head of Innovation Product Management, BP TRADING & SHIPPING

12.00

Peer-to-peer discussions

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

  • Optimising data: Cost of data vs Monetising data
  • Data quality and access: What are the data infrastructure best practices?
  • How do you get started with AI?
  • Intelligent automation: The best first stepping stone?
  • Improving user experience: Why it should be a priority
  • Innovation in CTRMs: What happens with legacy systems?

12.30

LUNCH BREAK

During that time you’ll be able to:

  • Meet with industry peers and communicate with them
  • Browse the virtual exhibition hall
  • Refuel!

13.30

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?

MODERATOR: DR. GARY M. VASEY, Partner & Managing Director, COMTECH ADVISORY
SONIA GHOSH, ETRM Specialist & Digital Ambassador, VARO ENERGY
DEAN STILES, Global Head, Outbound Product Management, SAP Commodity Solutions
SÖREN ERIKSEN, Head of Commercial Capability, MABANAFT
GUY-LAURENT ARPINO, CIO, LOUIS DREYFUS COMPANY
DAVE WEBB, Managing Director, CAPSPIRE

14.15

PANEL DISCUSSION
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

MODERATOR: RICHARD JEFFERSON, Board Member, MANDARA
CETIN KARAKUS, Global Head of Quantitative and Analytical Solutions, BP
KEVIN KINDALL, Senior Data Scientist, HARTREE PARTNERS
JOHN VON STACKELBERG, Chief Analyst, PETROINEOS

15.00

AFTERNOON BREAK

During that event you’ll be able to:

  • Meet with industry peers and communicate with them
  • Browse the virtual exhibition hall

15.30

PRESENTATION
STANDARDISATION OF DATA – THE EXAMPLE OF ARA BARGE DEMURRAGE STANDARD

In this session, you’ll hear about the development of a data standard, led by Energy LEAP, including which stakeholders have been involved to make it happen, what the benefits are, and what the standard looks like.

ERIK LANKAMP, Innovation Manager, VOPAK
PETER HARVEY, Programme Director, Leadership for Energy Automated Processing – LEAP

16.00

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


MODERATOR: SHAFEEQ QURESHI, Managing Director, BRIGHTMILE 
KIM BENNI, Global Head of Risk and Trading Technologies, ALVEAN 
MARK HANKINS, Director Enterprise Architecture, ADM 
ELLA CULLEN, Co-Founder & CMO, MINESPIDER 

16.40

Networking Reception

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

 

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