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25-26 APRIL 2023


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DIGICOM RETURNS TO LONDON IN SPRING 2023 WITH THE STATE-OF-THE-ART NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ULTIMATE DIGICOM EXPERIENCE!

 

We’re currently developing the agenda for the next event, but please find below all the information from the 2022 edition and check back soon for updates!


THE EVENT WILL GIVE A 360° VIEW OF ALL DIGITAL MATTERS FOR COMMODITY TRADING COMPANIES, INCLUDING:


DIGICOM IS BACK IN APRIL WITH THE STATE-OF-THE-ART NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ULTIMATE DIGICOM EXPERIENCE!

 


THE EVENT WILL GIVE A 360° VIEW OF ALL DIGITAL MATTERS FOR COMMODITY TRADING COMPANIES, INCLUDING:

Innovation and Best Practises around CTRM


Algo Trading


Blockchain


Data Journey


Digital Transition

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning

Data Analytics


DIGICOM AGENDA 2022


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PANEL DISCUSSION
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Transitioning Into a (Genuinely) Data-driven Organisation

Thumbnail Moderator: Paula Freire, EMEA and APAC CIO and Global Head of IT Applications, COFCO International

Thumbnail Kevin Kindall, Senior Data Scientist, Hartree Partners

Thumbnail Pinar Dolen, Global Head of Data Science and Analytics, Louis Dreyfus Company

Thumbnail Erik Lankamp, Innovation Manager, Vopak

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How do you define a data driven company?
• What is the architecture behind it?
• What is the data culture? What skills are needed to drive data strategy?
• A deeper look into standards, platforms and processes
• What can commodity trading learn from other industries?

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Designing Your Systems and Architecture for the Era of ESG and Sustainability

Thumbnail Moderator: Howard Walper, CEO Americas, Commodities People

Thumbnail Barry Gould, CTO, Concord Resources Limited

Thumbnail Tasja Botha, Business Lead – Commodities, Brady Technologies

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Designing technology infrastructures to enable concise ESG reporting and progress in (as close to) real time
• ESG and Carbon footprint: The need for benchmarks
• Are my existing CTRM and other systems ESG ready?
• ESG market and transactional data sourcing and management

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Driving Interoperability Through Next Generation Architecture Strategy and Design

Thumbnail Moderator: Paula Freire, EMEA and APAC CIO and Global Head of IT Applications, COFCO International

Thumbnail Guy-Laurent Arpino, CIO, Louis Dreyfus Company

Thumbnail Joshua Kroeker, Chief Product Officer, Contour

Thumbnail Chris Nuzum, Head of Product, Chinsay

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Architecture: from an enterprise data warehouse to data mesh concept.
• Can you enable a data driven organisation with legacy systems?
• Is the era of an end to end ERP gone? Or is it simply evolving?
• Ensuring a solid integration layer – the key to success in ecosystem development
• The era of digital islands: The challenge of interoperability - how can platforms communicate best?

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Morning Coffee Break

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Decentralisation and Democratisation of the IT Department: Empowering Business Users

Thumbnail Moderator: Howard Walper, CEO Americas, Commodities People

Thumbnail Guy-Laurent Arpino, CIO, Louis Dreyfus Company

Thumbnail Erik Lankamp, Innovation Manager, Vopak

Thumbnail Paula Freire, EMEA and APAC CIO and Global Head of IT Applications, COFCO International

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Exploring experiences so far in developing a “self-service” model
Assessing the potential benefits:
• Broadening access to often underused functionalities
• Ensuring technology is less of a bottleneck
• Better use and understanding of data, creating the right data catalogues and data architecture
• Reducing the dependence of tech teams
• How far can self-service be taken? What is optimal? What is the magic recipe?

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Developing Your CTRM Strategy - Keeping Up With the Rapid Pace of Change

Thumbnail Moderator: Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Thumbnail Alex Whittaker, Risk Manager, Bonroy Petchem

Thumbnail Sören Eriksen, Head of Commercial Capabilities, Mabanaft

Thumbnail Joao Pitarma, Business Analyst, Enuit

Thumbnail Bernhard Bolliger, PwC Senior Manager - Commodity management, PwC

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How can your CTRMs support analytics and architectures?
• Troubleshooting and problem solving in CTRM projects - real-life examples and practical takeaways
• Man vs machine? Ensuring your CTRM support team is robust, correctly skilled, resourced and individuals are not irreplaceable
• Build vs Buy - the old debate revisited: to what extent is internal development now practical?
• Monolith vs ecosystem… or something in between? How can we ensure adequate interoperability?
• How will the future CTRMs evolve?

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Lunch

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Aligned Ways of Working, enabling Digitisation

Thumbnail Peter Harvey, Programme Director, Energy LEAP

Thumbnail Damon Echevarria, General Manager - Global Supply & Trading: Value Chain/Strategy/Commercial, Chevron

Thumbnail Erik Lankamp, Innovation Manager, Vopak

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Driving a step-change in efficiencies for oil trading and associated operations
• Having a safe environment for cross industry collaboration
• How standard contracts, and data definitions can unlock value

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"To Infinity... And Beyond!" Developing Your Satellite Strategy

Thumbnail Moderator: Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Thumbnail Mark Hankins, Director Enterprise Architecture, ADM

Thumbnail Kelly Vaughan, Director of Digital Strategy, Mercuria

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Mini case studies: How are trading firms presently utilising satellite technology?
• Supply chain/logistics
• Crop yield real time analysis
• Mine productivity
• Storage
• Integrating with AI and Machine learning
• Satellite data's role in the fight against climate change
• Develop in house, or buy off the shelf? The increasing accessibility of this technology

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Artificial Intelligence - the Good, the Great... The Mundane?

Thumbnail Moderator: Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Thumbnail Paula Freire, EMEA and APAC CIO and Global Head of IT Applications, COFCO International

Thumbnail Kevin Kindall, Senior Data Scientist, Hartree Partners

PANEL DISCUSSION
• AI’s application to advanced data analytics: Will this trigger a permanent transformation of the front office?
• Going beyond the front office: what notable use cases are we seeing of AI improving the bottom line?
• Predictive maintenance
• Network optimisation
• Inventory management
• Utilising AI in the quest for sustainability in commodity trading
• (When) will AI, BC and other disruptive forces converge and move the market into new space?

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I Spy with my Little AI

Thumbnail Kelly Vaughan, Director of Digital Strategy, Mercuria

PRESENTATION
This keynote closing presentation weaves together many of the themes explored throughout the day.
Articulated through a worked example, Kelly will discuss how the development of tools leveraging visible, thermal and synthetic aperture radar imagery, coupled with AI/ML, can be used to achieve tradable advantage.

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SPEAKERS 2022


Business Lead – Commodities

Tasja Botha

Brady Technologies

Global Head of Data Science and Analytics

Pinar Dolen

Louis Dreyfus Company

EMEA and APAC CIO and Global Head of IT Applications

Paula Freire

COFCO International

General Manager - Global Supply & Trading: Value Chain/Strategy/Commercial

Damon Echevarria

Chevron

Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst

Eddie Tofpik

ADM Investor Services International Ltd.


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