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The Conference Season

I’m not really sure how this works outside the UK, so apologies to the tens of thousands (!!) of you that read my blog that aren’t UK residents. In... continue reading

CTRM Conference – What You Will Learn

The CTRM Conference is on October 5th in Amsterdam. This year we are co-hosted with EMART but in no way does this mean we are focussed on energy. We... continue reading

Five Year CTRM Market Outlook – 2017-2021

We have just released our 5 year outlook for the global CTRM markets as part of our 2016-2021 CTRM Market Outlook Report.  This year’s report is available in an... continue reading

Brady Results Commentary

Brady PLC released its results today for the 6 months to June 30th 2017. The company did four license deals in H1 2017 on a recurring revenue basis  and... continue reading

New Models For CTRM Procurement?

In the past, the typical CTRM procurement often involved long and expensive RFIs and RFPs, demonstrations, scorings and decisions. With the advent of the cloud along with all of... continue reading

CTRM Conference News

By the end of this week, the agenda for the 2017 CTRM Conference will be complete – we are just waiting on materials from speakers at this point. However,... continue reading

The Market for CTRM Products and Services declined by more than 7% in 2016

ComTech is currently finalizing our 2017 CTRM Market Trends and Outlook Report, our annual review of market developments, including a detailed look at the size of the global CTRM... continue reading

Data Scientist to Present at CTRM Conference

We are pleased to announce that Moritz Volland, PhD, will be presenting at the CTRM Conference on October 5th in Amsterdam. Dr. Volland will present on New Insights Through... continue reading

What Happened to Peak Oil?

About a decade ago, the peak oil concept was very popular. The argument went that oil was a finite resource and that the peak output level and decline was... continue reading

ComTech is launching the 2017 CTRM SourceBook

Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech) is pleased to announce we’ve launched the data collection efforts for the 2017 CTRM SourceBook.  As I’m sure our readers know, the SourceBook has become... continue reading

Catching Up with Pioneer Solutions

I recently caught up with Hugo Stappers of Pioneer Solutions to discuss general market conditions and Pioneer’s recent activities. Hugo sees a stronger market coming into 2017 after a... continue reading

Changes are coming for the H1B program & it will leave a mark on this space

One of Donald Trump’s campaign platforms was that he would either change or eliminate, if necessary, the H1B Visa Program in order to end real or perceived abuses that... continue reading

Well, that was fast…

Coming out of the election, almost everyone I know was wondering if Trump’s pre-election platform positions on energy policy would come to fruition.  Well, whether you like him and... continue reading

CIO Article Asks Traceability Questions

I just found an interesting article in CIO magazine for December that although its a sponsored article, asks some interesting questions about ERP systems in the Food and Beverage... continue reading

Beacon – A cloud-based financial platform comprising trading and risk tools

Just before Christmas, I had a demonstration from a company called Beacon. The company was founded in early 2014 by Kirat Singh and Mark Higgins, both Technologists with a... continue reading

Traceability May Be The Hot Issue For 2017

Traceability is rapidly becoming or is already a major issue for many commodities. The widely accepted definition of traceability from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) is as follows,... continue reading