Opinion

Post GDPR – New Marketing Strategies Abound

I have written a number of times about the impact of GDPR on marketing in the CTRM space. However, it has become very clear to me that ingenuity knows... continue reading

Mining ‘Gold’ From Data

The explosion of data combined with the application of proper data management, AI and ML and visualization tools is opening up previously unheard of opportunities in commodity trading –... continue reading

Is The Hype around Blockchain Over?

Just recently, I have noticed more ‘negative’ stories about blockchain appearing. The latest were around a report by BCG claiming the gloss around Blockchain was wearing off. Good. It’s... continue reading

The Emergence of the Mega Vendor?

Over the last 25 years or so, the talk around the virtual ComTech water cooler will occasionally turn to the topic of “which vendor or vendors, if any, will... continue reading

Aspect provides a client briefing post ION acquisition

Earlier this year, ION sent shock waves through the E/CTRM community as it announced the acquisition of both Aspect Enterprise Solutions and then OpenLink. While merger & acquisitions in... continue reading

Cloud and Data

Today, we issued our new report – Disruptive Technologies in Commodity Trading (sponsored by FIS). Based around a survey we conducted, the findings really do seem to resonate with... continue reading

Big Shift in Skills Demand Reflects Impact of Disruptive Technologies

As an analyst following the market, any data point is good, but I have also found that an essential data point is the view of the recruiter. These guys... continue reading

Automated Gas Trading

We occasionally miss an announcement it is true and one we did miss was on the 28th June from Powernext. Automated trading in intra-day European power markets has really... continue reading

SAP’s Commodity Management Forum

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the SAP Commodity Management Forum in Heidelberg, Germany with around 70 other attendees. I was keen to get an update on SAP’s... continue reading

An Ever Changing Landscape?

Having tracked vendors in the E/CTRM segment for almost 20-years now, it appears to be an ever shifting landscape of vendors. Names come and go but some, it seems,... continue reading

Crude Pressure?

The world has adequate supplies of crude oil despite OPEC’s recent assessment that market for crude will be undersupplied by ~0.4 million barrels per day in 2018. U.S. crude... continue reading

CTRM As An Ecosystem

CTRMRadio episode 4 is now out in which we discuss CTRM as an ecosystem with Neil Palmer of Beacon, Gareth Phillips and Libby Koehn of Brady, and Michael Hinton... continue reading

EU Internet Copyright Law Rejected

Members of the European Parliament today rejected a copyright law in its current form that would have had an impact on sites like ours and sparked a wikipedia blackout... continue reading

Post-GDPR Marketing

As everyone will know, GDPR, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, came into force on the 25th May of this year. ComTech took all steps necessary in an attempt... continue reading

Drillinginfo’s Energy Disruptors Summit – Examining Today’s Toughest Energy Issues in a Beautiful Setting

I had the opportunity to participate in Drillinginfo’s 2018 Energy Disruptors Summit last week in Lake Tahoe.  This event, which focused on many of the critical issues facing today’s... continue reading

North Korea – A Guest Blog by David Calmonson

I thought that may get your attention. I was thinking more about a North Career summit – i.e. are there any jobs worth doing in the North (sorry –... continue reading