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A Kyos Update

Kyos, founded in 2008, is a firm that provides analytics software along with some consulting and training. Its head office is located in the Netherlands. I spoke with Mr.... continue reading

BJSS Expands – Open Houston Office

Last week, I spoke with Amir Soufizadeh, Head of the Commodities & Utilities practice for BJSS. BJSS is expanding rapidly and has recently opened an office in Houston, TX.... continue reading

The consolidation trend continues – Quorum buys Entero

Quorum announced late last week that they had purchased Calgary-based Entero.  As both companies have had considerable success in their respective markets – Quorum in the US E&P and... continue reading

CTRM Solution Market Sweep

For many years, Commodity Technology Advisory has assisted end users in generating long lists of vendors and CTRM software products for procurement activities. In some instances, we have worked... continue reading

Is the “era of regulation” over in Europe?

By Aviv Handler, ETR Advisory With the MiFID[1] II deadline now more than 3 months past (the rules started in 3rd January 2018), life seems to have become quieter... continue reading

Igloo Brings New Cloud-Enabled CTRM to Market

New vendors pop up quite frequently in the CTRM world and last week, I got an introduction to another new vendor in the form of Igloo Trading Solutions. Established... continue reading

Allegro announces the acquisition of FEA

Allegro announced this morning that they had acquired energy and commodity risk and analytics firm Financial Engineering Associates (FEA) from MSCI, who had previously bought FEA as part of... continue reading

Disruptive Technologies in Commodities – Have Your Say!

We are still seeking opinions on disruptive technologies in commodities. Have your say! It takes around 6 minutes to complete our short survey and the final results will be... continue reading

It’s Noisy Out There – The Marcom Dilemma

Marketing and communications has always been a fascination for me and I have done my stint as a VP of marketing – a role I thoroughly enjoyed. That was... continue reading

Visiting with Openlink, now an ION Investment Group company

Now that the acquisition of Openlink by ION has closed, I visited with Openlink’s EVP & CMO Nancy Pearson, and Ken Knowles, EVP of strategy & business development, this... continue reading

Cubes in the Cloud – CubeLogic Update

Just before the Easter break, I had the opportunity to talk with Lee Campbell, CEO of CubeLogic who told me that CubeLogic has essentially doubled in size over the... continue reading

Brady’s New CPO Sets Out New Strategies

Recently, ComTech had an opportunity to meet Ms. Libby Koehn, Chief Product Office at Brady PLC. Ms. Koehn joined Brady quite recently in October, 2017. After a year of... continue reading

CTRMRadio 2 – CTRM in the Cloud

The latest edition of Commodity Technology Advisory’s podcast series – CTRMRadio – is now out and can be listened to here. Commodity Technology Advisory LLC investigates the concept of... continue reading

Adaptive Looks to Build on it’s Commodity Trading and Risk Management Success

Recently, I talk with Matt Barrett, Director at Adaptive. Matt has presented a couple of times at various CTRM Conferences but beyond that, I knew little about Adaptive and... continue reading

5 Reasons Blockchain will be successful in the energy markets…and 5 reasons it will be a failure.

Blockchain is the hottest thing since Y2K.  Everyone is talking about it, many companies are investing in it and lots of tech companies have built-out huge practices dedicated to... continue reading

Thoughts on the Impacts of BREXIT by David Calmonson

I was never inclined to write a blog on Brexit, but in a very short missive from Gary the other day, when I said I owed him a blog,... continue reading