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Agiboo Sponsor 2017 CTRM Conference

We would like to thank Agiboo for their Bronze sponsorship of the 2017 CTRMConference to be held in Amsterdam on October 5th. Agiboo BV, headquartered in The Netherlands, is... continue reading

Talking Oil Price

It can’t be much fun to be Saudi right now. Everyday, talking up the idea that OPEC can and will put the oil market ‘in balance’ (thats price fixer talk for under our control) and then reading... continue reading

FERDEC and Trade Surveillance

There are a host of consultancy companies that are focused on the various aspects of commodity trading and CTRM Software, and occasionally one of them morphs into becoming... continue reading

“CTRM on cloud is passé, the real opportunity is CTRM on Blockchains!” – New Speaker Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Saurabh Goyal will be presenting at the 2017 CTRM Conference on Blockchain.... continue reading

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Allegro and Indra Announce Global Strategic Partnership Servicing the Commodities Trading and Risk Management Market

Both companies will collaborate globally in the implementation of Allegro Horizon, Allegro’s leading commodities trading solution that can... continue reading

2017 CTRM Conference Unveiled

Commodity Technology Advisory LLC teams up with Synergy to Deliver 2017 CTRM Conference Houston, TX, USA and Czech Republic, July 20th 2017. Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech), the leading... continue reading

Scipio starts the implementation of Agiblocks Commodity Trade and Risk management.

Scipio based in Geneva is a trading company specializing in the physical movement of soft commodities (sugar, grains,... continue reading

Ethiopia: Coffee Value Chain Reform Continues

By Fasika Tadesse The Office of the Prime Minister gave the direction of establishing a coffee research institute as part of reforming the entire coffee value chain Following... continue reading

Videos

An Interview with Bart Kroon – CEO, AGIBOO

In this episode of Leaders in CTRM Technology, Gary Vasey visits with newly appointed CEO of AGIBOO, Mr. Bart Kroon to discuss his thoughts about joining the company, AGIBOO’s product differentiation and company outlook.... continue reading

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Agiboo Sponsor 2017 CTRM Conference

We would like to thank Agiboo for their Bronze sponsorship of the 2017 CTRMConference to be held in Amsterdam on October 5th. Agiboo BV, headquartered in The Netherlands, is a provider of commodity trade and risk management solutions with a focus on agricultural and soft commodities and specifically Cocoa, Coffee, Sugar, Cotton and Grains. Their flagship product, Agiblocks, has been adopted in the commodity trade and risk management industry since 2011. Agiblocks incorporates a detailed understanding of the specific business and information technology requirements to successfully deploy commodity trading and risk management. Agiblocks is a ‘next generation’ CTRM solution for commodity purchasers and traders. Bronze sponsor Agiboo joins Aspect and EnergyOne who are break sponsors. ABOUT CTRM CONFERENCE The CTRM Conference is a unique 1-day event that is focused... continue reading

Talking Oil Price

It can’t be much fun to be Saudi right now. Everyday, talking up the idea that OPEC can and will put the oil market ‘in balance’ (thats price fixer talk for under our control) and then reading how your fellow OPEC members are cheating on their quotas and how resilient shale oil in the US actually is. Day after day, I visit Reuters and read the two sets of competing stories – oil is rebalancing according to Saudi Arabia on the one hand and ‘oil prices weaken on increase in stocks’ on the other.  The USD is weakening too making the impact on producer countries even worse unless they are doing some currency hedging. The market is truly a supply – demand market right now and neither speculation nor price fixing by cartels is going to have... continue reading

FERDEC and Trade Surveillance

Published 17 July 2017

There are a host of consultancy companies that are focused on the various aspects of commodity trading and... continue reading

“CTRM on cloud is passé, the real opportunity is CTRM on Blockchains!” – New Speaker Announcement

Published 14 July 2017

We are pleased to announce that Saurabh Goyal will be presenting at... continue reading

ProCom Broadens its Focus on Europe

Published 14 July 2017

ProCom is a German company that offers both consultancy and IT tools throughout the energy value chain from... continue reading

Sign Up Now For CTRM Conference

Published 13 July 2017

The 2017 CTRM Conference is to take place on October 5th, 2017 in Amsterdam and registrations are open.... continue reading

Sign of the Times

Published 11 July 2017

I remember being a young, enthusiastic, and almost certainly arrogant (some may say not much has changed) Geologist at BP.... continue reading

Impact of renewable energy on trading technology requirements – New Speaker for CTRM Conference

Published 10 July 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Simon Tywuschik, Director with Baringa... continue reading

France rolls out new energy plan…

Published 7 July 2017

The French government has just announced their plans to make the country carbon neutral by 2050, and the... continue reading

Energy One Announced as Break sponsor at CTRM Conference

Published 6 July 2017

Energy One Ltd has become a break sponsor of the 2017 CTRM Conference. Energy One Limited is a... continue reading

News

Allegro and Indra Announce Global Strategic Partnership Servicing the Commodities Trading and Risk Management Market

Both companies will collaborate globally in the implementation of Allegro Horizon, Allegro’s leading commodities trading solution that can increase performance, reduce costs and provide greater agility to operations. DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) JULY 20, 2017 Allegro Development Corp., a leading provider of commodity management software, announced today that it has expanded its partnership with Indra, one of the main global consulting and technology companies, to provide a range of services to firms involved in commodity trading and risk management (CTRM). Allegro and Indra first signed an agreement nearly a decade ago. During this time, the companies have worked together to serve customers the world over, including in the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Now, the strategic... continue reading

2017 CTRM Conference Unveiled

Commodity Technology Advisory LLC teams up with Synergy to Deliver 2017 CTRM Conference Houston, TX, USA and Czech Republic, July 20th 2017. Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech), the leading analyst firm covering the energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM and Commodity Management) technologies markets, announces that it will be hosting the 4th annual CTRM Conference in Amsterdam on October 5th, 2015 in partnership with veteran Conference organizer, Synergy, and its E-Mart Energy and Utility Week events. The CTRM Conference, a unique 1-day event focused on the $1.6billion E/CTRM and CM software category, brings together end users, service practitioners, and technology providers to explore and examine the critical issues and trends impacting both technology users and providers. With the theme “Commodities at a Crossroads”, this year’s event will focus in particular on the many disruptive technologies currently... continue reading

Scipio starts the implementation of Agiblocks Commodity Trade and Risk management.

Published 19 July 2017

Scipio based in Geneva is a trading company specializing in the physical... continue reading

Ethiopia: Coffee Value Chain Reform Continues

Published 19 July 2017

By Fasika Tadesse The Office of the Prime Minister gave the direction of establishing a coffee research institute... continue reading

U.S. uncompleted well backlog hangs over oil market: Kemp

Published 18 July 2017

LONDON (Reuters) by John Kemp – U.S. oil and gas exploration and production companies are drilling new wells... continue reading

50Hertz optimizes forecasting processes for system management and marketing with ProCom solution

Published 18 July 2017

Aachen (Germany), 17 July 2017 – As a complement to its proven... continue reading

Eka Introduces End-to-End Bulk Vessel Shipment Planning for Agri-Commodity Companies

Published 17 July 2017

New module for InSight CM – Agriculture CTRM platform simplifies planning and... continue reading

Logistics Industry: Next Step to Global Economy’s Blockchainization

Published 15 July 2017

There is a new addition to the list of industries that are... continue reading

The Death of Commodities?

Published 14 July 2017

By Andrew Packer In 1979, Business Week magazine posted a cover story called “The Death of Equities.” In plain English,... continue reading

Can Trump resurrect U.S. aluminum, and who killed it anyway? Andy Home

Published 13 July 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – Alcoa is bringing one of its U.S. aluminum smelters... continue reading

Interview Corner

Trends in Technology

Published 12 July 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is Contigo seeing in terms of uptake of the ETRM in cloud and what are the benefits of such an approach? Adrian Bullock:... continue reading

Developments in CEE – An Interview with David Kučera

Published 28 June 2017

An Interview with David Kučera, General Secretary of the Prague Energy Exchange („PXE“) ComTechAdvisory: Tell us a little about PXE – its history and objectives... continue reading

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Published 27 April 2017

An Interview with Cyrus Dadachanji, Partner, Energy Trading and Risk Management at Infosys Consulting ComTechAdvisory: Please tell us a little about Infosys Consulting and the... continue reading

New Business Models and Consumer Focused Digital Transformations

Published 28 March 2017

ComTech visits with Amir Soufizadeh, Head of Commodities & Utilities Practice at BJSS. Founded in 1993, BJSS operates across the UK and USA, providing consultancy... continue reading

Kynetix explains Distributed Ledger Technologies and its future

Published 21 March 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is Kynetix’ interest in Blockchain technologies? Scott Riley: There are three primary drivers to Kynetix’s interest in DLT: 1. Our mission at Kynetix... continue reading

An Interview with Michael Kirch CCO of Beacon

Published 19 January 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is the Beacon platform and what was the impetus for developing it? Dr. Michael Kirch: Mark Higgins and Kirat Singh founded Beacon in... continue reading

Commodity Auctions and Exchanges

Published 10 October 2016

Interview with Phil Bird Perfect Channel ComTechAdvisory: Can you tell us a little about Perfect Channel? How did it get started and what are its... continue reading

The Importance of Modern Technology to Minimise Risk in Energy Trading

Published 1 July 2016

We recently asked Adrian Bullock, CEO at Contigo, what he was seeing in terms of ETRM software in Europe. His take was that having a... continue reading

Industry Voices

Brexit: Passporting aside – regulatory considerations for firms providing investment services

Sophie Crisp, Manager, Risk and Compliance | 15 Jul 2016 Since the Brexit result, the focus for many has been on firms maintaining passporting rights... continue reading

The latest trends in near shoring / Human Capital

At a recent gathering of CIO’s from some of the commodities traders it became clear that ‘near shoring’ is again the flavor of the month.... continue reading

REMIT Reporting is nearly done – can we now forget about European regulation?

There are now only a few days to go until the second, and final, reporting deadline under REMIT, on 7th April. From that date, all... continue reading

The nu-clear Future

Researched and written by Paul Cassar of MJMEnergy Ltd – http://www.mjmenergy.com “Opponents of nuclear misread the science. It is safe and reliable. The challenge, as... continue reading

Key CTRM Recruitment Findings

Commoditas Partners has published its key CTRM Recruitment findings based on data collected through interviews with hiring managers of leading trading and investment companies, system... continue reading

CTRM Recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas Partners

Spike in LNG CTRM skills Over the last 18 months there’s been an increasing number of multi-national and national oil companies setting up trading hubs,... continue reading

Iron Ore: swapping the physical for the paper trade

By Ami Katschinski, Trayport’s Head of Global Commodities, offers his views on the future of the global iron ore market The iron ore markets have... continue reading

Are you ready for the digital revolution of recruitment?

Every good company knows that it’s most important asset is its staff, right? That a good hire can keep a business afloat through low points... continue reading

Sponsors

  • Commodity Technology Advisory is the leading analyst organization covering the ETRM and CTRM markets. We provide the invaluable insights into the issues and trends affecting the users and providers of the technologies that are crucial for success in the constantly evolving global commodities markets. Our team is headed by Patrick Reames and Gary Vasey, a team whose combined 60-plus years in the energy and commodities markets provides depth of understanding of the market and its issues that is unmatched and unrivaled by any analyst group.
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