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Is Blockchain Simply Hype or Are There Lessons to be Learned?

I came across a very interesting blog post late last week. The article appears on MERLTech and is by John Burg, Policy, Planning and Learning Fellow at USAID; Christine Murphy, Monitoring,... continue reading

Perception is Everything

Looking at LinkedIn this morning, it seems like everyone recently won some kind of award from one publication or another. Congrats to all. ComTech, being an analyst firm, doesn’t... continue reading

Energy One Enters into Agreement to Acquire Contigo

It was announced on ASX overnight that Australian ETRM supplier, Energy One, has entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based Contigo. The transaction is expected to close November 30th.... continue reading

Gen10 Innovating with Collaborative Supply Chain Apps and Ecosystem Approach

I recently wrote about Richard Williamson (CEO of Gen10) and his vision of developing an ecosystem of applications in and around the commodity supply chain. In fact, the Gen10... continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

A Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers!... continue reading

Speaking of UI’s…as a dinosaur

Gary, in recent blog posts, touched on the future of the user interface found in CTRM systems, both near-term and futuristic (Zero UI).  He and I are in complete... continue reading

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