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Checking in on Blacklight Systems

Last week, in London, I stopped by BlackLight Systems on the offer of a walkthrough of the system. Sebastian Ferraccu, Co-Founder and CEO, had invited me to take a... continue reading

The Combined Brand Strength of ION Now Dominates CTRM

In the soon to be released 2018 CTRM Vendor Perception Study by Commodity Technology Advisory, the strength of the combined ION acquisitions has been measured for the first time... continue reading

Zero UI – Will it be Adopted in CTRM?

The recently issued Disruptive Technologies report makes for some interesting reading however, it is also what it doesn’t say that might give pause for further thought. The report found... continue reading

More Application Seen for AI and Blockchain

On the back of issuing our Disruptive Technologies report and recent CTRMRadio podcast on the same topic, a couple of interesting articles appeared today covering conferences in the FinTech... continue reading

Blog from down under – A Whole lot Of Rosé

By David Calmonson Over the last couple of years, I’ve been doing quite a bit of work for an Australian software vendor. Until this experience I had thought the... continue reading

A Trip to Vienna

Being based out of Brno, Vienna is a stone throw away so I was delighted when UtilityWeek was scheduled to be there. As it happened, the tradeshow/conference also coincided... continue reading

New CTRMRadio Podcast

We have just issued another episode of CTRMRadio available at this site and also over at soundcloud.com.  The episode looks at disruptive technologies in commodity trading & risk management... continue reading

Focus Switches to Implementation Time and Costs

In a post GDPR world, vendor marketing themes and modes have changed as we have commented on before however, not only has the means of getting a message to... continue reading

Allegro Targets Metals, Raw Materials and Mining

A couple of weeks ago, Allegro announced its entry into the metals & mining space. Timed to coincide with LME week, the announcement rounded out a year of intense... continue reading

2018/2019 CTRM Sourcebook Underway

Just about the most popular report that we produce is the CTRM Sourcebook. Last updated in 2017, we are now in the process of revisiting and updating it and... continue reading

InstaNext is quietly finding solid success

InstaNext, based in Bentonville Arkansas, may not be a widely-known brand in CTRM/CM, but they have notched a number of impressive wins in the last couple of years and... continue reading

The Results Are In – Which Vendor leads the Industry for E/CTRM?

Every two years, ComTech issues its vendor perception report. This is based on user and influencer opinions of the vendors in the space and with two decades of history... continue reading

As EU Carbon Prices Soar – Has the EU ETS Finally Found its Teeth?

EU ETS Carbon prices are around 20 Eur as of today, slightly off from their recent high of around 25 Eur in August. After several years in which the... continue reading

London Calling…

We were a bit quite on here last week. That is because we were both in London. The primary purpose of the trip was a presentation to a group... continue reading

FIS Kiodex Gets Physical

A couple of weeks ago, we had a briefing from Kiodex. Now part of the FIS family of products, Kiodex is a Software as a Service solution for commodity... continue reading

Eka Digital CM Platform and the changing CTRM technology paradigm

Last week, we had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Manav Garg, CEO & Founder of Eka, to discuss the company’s recent results, announcements and new developments. Referencing recent... continue reading