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Are oil and gas prices nearing a tipping point?

The boom in oil and gas production from shale has been remarkable, with production gains measured in the millions of barrels of oil and tens of BCF of natural... continue reading

DataGenic to make a splash in the North America market?

I had the pleasure of having a cup of coffee this morning with Mr. Richard Quigley, CEO of DataGenic.  As followers of the commodity trading space may or may... continue reading

Naked Selfies and CTRM in the Cloud

The very high profile release of a bunch of nude pictures of celebrities over the last few days has drawn a lot of attention to security vulnerabilities of the... continue reading

Yeah, our vacations may not last all month, but we make the best of them

Though Gary may prefer the European version of vacations, I’d rather spend even just a couple of hours at this place, like I did this last Monday. Click the... continue reading

OpenLink joins CTRM Conference as a Bronze Sponsor

OpenLink, a leader in the CTRM and transaction lifecycle management (TLM) space for more than 20 years, is now supporting the CTRM Conference as a bronze sponsor. The conference, to... continue reading

Quorum joins the CTRM Conference as a Platinum Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Quorum Business Solutions has joined the CTRM Conference as a Platinum sponsor. Quorum is the leading provider of software solutions and services to... continue reading

A conversation with Jason Liu – Interim CEO of Allegro

I visited this morning with Jason Liu, the newly appointed interim CEO of Allegro who was installed following the recapitalization of the company by Vector Capital and Cerium Technology,... continue reading

Peter Armstrong, Triple Point’s former CEO, is joining Eka’s Board of Directors – A ComTech Interview

A ComTech Alert Article Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech) was recently informed that Peter Armstrong, founder and former CEO of Triple Point Technology, has joined Eka’s Board of Directors. In... continue reading

Maybe the dumbest “news” article this year…

The Associated Press just released this “AP Investigation” article entitled “US sending ‘dirty’ coal overseas” and it is a stunning piece of work.  From the article authored by Dina Cappiello... continue reading

Silver Lake expands their energy software & ETRM portfolio

Quorum Business Solutions (Quorum) and Silver Lake Partners, a global private equity investment firm, announced that Silver Lake and its energy and innovation strategy arm, Kraftwerk, have agreed to... continue reading

Will Eka succeed Triple Point at the top of the CM market?

I’m sure any number of companies would like to emulate the success that Triple Point Technology (TPT) had in the 2008 to 2012 time frame. Around 2007, the company... continue reading

And so the War on Coal is fully engaged

The Obama administration’s EPA released their new rules covering coal fired power plant CO2 emissions this week and the administration is now fully in engaged in a battle to... continue reading

The law of unintended consequences of energy regulation

With Obama set to unveil his latest directives to the EPA concerning coal plant emissions next week, it’s fun (in a tragic sort of way) to consider the unintended... continue reading

Growing old…er in Texas

Having “celebrated’ a birthday last week in which I turned none-of-your-business years old, I am starting to become more acutely aware of the passage of time.  While I’m now... continue reading

FERC is proposing to make life harder for gas suppliers

A few weeks ago FERC issued a notice of proposed rule making (NOPR) that, if put into place as outlined, is going to have a significant impact on companies... continue reading

New ComTech “Leaders in CTRM Technology” video – Mr. Austin Morris, SunGard Consulting

We’ve just posted our latest episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology.  In this new video, Austin Morris, Managing Partner of SunGard Consulting, discusses some of the critical... continue reading

A High Energy debate – US gas and crude exports

The question of whether the US should export some portion of its new found bounty of natural gas in the form of LNG is a hot topic.  With Russia... continue reading

Interesting stuff from (and about) Aspect Enterprise Solutions

Gary and I had a update from Aspect Enterprise Solutions yesterday.  Though not the most well-known company in the ETRM / CTRM space (having changed their name from Oil... continue reading

The IPCC’s New Climate Change Report is out and I hate to break this to you, but we’re are all going to die

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just released their latest report on the impacts of global climate change (once known as global warming, until the warming thing... continue reading

What can we learn about hiring from Google?

In a New York Times article a couple of days ago, Google’s “head of people operations”, Laszlo Bock laid out what the company viewed as the ideal new hire. ... continue reading

Visiting with Allegro’s executive team

I had the opportunity to meet with Allegro’s CEO, Ray Hood, and most of his senior leadership team this week for an analyst briefing in which they discussed their... continue reading