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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

The Era of Uncertainty

Things are always uncertain to some extent – especially in the commodities world where unexpected outages, industrial action, accidents and so forth can disrupt supply chains. These days however,... continue reading

Make Your Opinion Count!

I’m hard at work writing up the Disruptive Technology study report while also thinking about the vendor perception study. If you are a user or a consultant with knowledge... continue reading

CubeLogic Closes Four Major Deals

The last time I spoke with Lee Campbell, CEO of CubeLogic, he told me that CubeLogic had doubled in size over the last 12-months to around 55 staff and... 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

European Energy…

I’m here in Budapest attending the ETCSEE Conference. It seems well attended and the morning sessions were interesting. I’m writing this during a break. However, the initial presentation by... continue reading

Reuters says Exxon is going to expand trading ops and is looking at ETRM software

Reuters posted a story overnight that Exxon Mobil, the “largest non-trading energy company in the world”, is going to shed that title and start actively trading around their huge... continue reading

This Week – Budapest

I find myself doing a lot more travel than is usual at the moment and this week I shall attend the ETCSEE Conference in Budapest (If you too are... continue reading

An Update: Long Island Iced Tea/Long Blockchain Corp crashes to Earth

As readers of this blog may remember, back in December I looked at the story of the Long Island Iced Tea Corp. changing their name to the Long Blockchain... continue reading

A Day in Frankfurt at the Visotech Algo-Trading Innovation Hub

I just stepped in the door back from a day trip to Frankfurt where yesterday, I attended the Algo-Trading Innovation Hub hosted by Visotech attended by around 80 or... continue reading

Disruptive Technologies and ETRM – What Does The Contigo Survey Tell Us?

Just recently, Contigo conducted a snap survey around disruptive technologies and I talked with Mr. Tim Rogers, head of Sales and Business Development late last week to find out... continue reading

2018 Vendor Perception Study Kicks Off

Every two years, Commodity Technology Advisory hosts the Vendor Perception Study. This is the ONLY unbiased and comprehensive user assessment of company brands and CTRM solutions conducted and with... continue reading

Central & Eastern European ETRM

The survey looking at CEE region vendors hasn’t had many responses to date, which is rather disappointing as there is quite a vibrant set of local vendors located in... continue reading

One Last Chance!

We will shortly be closing our disruptive technology survey and moving into the analysis and report writing phase. Sponsored by FIS Energy & Commodities, this short survey seeks to... continue reading