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Interview Corner

Trends in Technology

Published 12 July 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is Contigo seeing in terms of uptake of the ETRM in cloud and what are the benefits of such an approach? Adrian Bullock: We are seeing strong interest... continue reading

Developments in CEE – An Interview with David Kučera

Published 28 June 2017

An Interview with David Kučera, General Secretary of the Prague Energy Exchange („PXE“) ComTechAdvisory: Tell us a little about PXE – its history and objectives David Kučera: PXE was established... continue reading

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Published 27 April 2017

An Interview with Cyrus Dadachanji, Partner, Energy Trading and Risk Management at Infosys Consulting ComTechAdvisory: Please tell us a little about Infosys Consulting and the team that you are building?... continue reading

New Business Models and Consumer Focused Digital Transformations

Published 28 March 2017

ComTech visits with Amir Soufizadeh, Head of Commodities & Utilities Practice at BJSS. Founded in 1993, BJSS operates across the UK and USA, providing consultancy and services for the delivery... continue reading

Kynetix explains Distributed Ledger Technologies and its future

Published 21 March 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is Kynetix’ interest in Blockchain technologies? Scott Riley: There are three primary drivers to Kynetix’s interest in DLT: 1. Our mission at Kynetix is to bring total trust... continue reading

An Interview with Michael Kirch CCO of Beacon

Published 19 January 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is the Beacon platform and what was the impetus for developing it? Dr. Michael Kirch: Mark Higgins and Kirat Singh founded Beacon in 2014 to create a modern... continue reading

Commodity Auctions and Exchanges

Published 10 October 2016

Interview with Phil Bird Perfect Channel ComTechAdvisory: Can you tell us a little about Perfect Channel? How did it get started and what are its objectives? Phil Bird: I suspect,... continue reading

The Importance of Modern Technology to Minimise Risk in Energy Trading

Published 1 July 2016

We recently asked Adrian Bullock, CEO at Contigo, what he was seeing in terms of ETRM software in Europe. His take was that having a modern solution on a modern... continue reading

Thought Leaders RoundTables

How will the CTRM vendor landscape evolve? – Thought Leaders Q&A

Published 21 September 2016

This last quarter, we asked our Thought Leadership panel the following questions. ComTech: “In our recently released 2016 CTRM Vendor Perceptions Report, when our respondents were asked to name vendors... continue reading

Impacts of low commodity prices on CTRM software

Published 23 May 2016

Commodity Technology Advisory Question – We’re hearing that OPEX is under considerable pressure at a majority of energy and commodity trading shops, with some facing cuts as high as 30%... continue reading

CTRM Thought Leaders Panel Addresses “Build vs Buy”

Published 26 February 2016

Question: In conversations with several global scale commodities traders over the last few months, ComTech has noted an increasing interest in pursuing internal builds of CTRM systems. The question is... continue reading

CTRM Thought Leaders Roundtable #2 – Demand for Technology in a Down Market

Published 1 September 2015

With the dramatic fall in commodities prices through this year, culminating in a accelerated crash to 16-year lows in the last 30-days, we wanted to visit with our CTRM Thought... continue reading

CTRM Thought Leaders Roundtable – The Question is Mobile Computing

Published 1 June 2015

Over the last several years, we’ve seen the CTRM industry, like many others, focus on a number of emerging technology topics, including cloud computing, Big Data, data visualization, real-time analytics... continue reading

Newsletters

Carbon Trading: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again

Published 13 October 2016

It had been a rough day in the carbon markets for Arnulf Kohler. But that was typical for Arnulf (known by Arn to his very few friends) who led an... continue reading

Blurred lines – CM, ERP and CTRM

Published 7 September 2016

One of the key topics in the recently released CTRM for Ags & Softs study report was the definition of Commodity Management and Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM). We... continue reading

ETRM / CTRM Software – To Build or Buy? That is The Question

Published 14 March 2016

With around 90 or more software vendors offering a variety of commercially available solutions in the area of ETRM and CTRM software and a history of commercial solution development going... continue reading

What You Should Not Have Missed From The CTRM Center

Published 13 November 2015

The Importance of Price Curve Management In A More Regulated Commodity Trading Environment In an era of significantly tighter regulation and oversight of commodity markets, forward price curves have taken... continue reading

2015 CTRM Conference – Your Opportunity to Explore CTRM

Published 16 September 2015

In just over a month, we will be hosting the 2015 CTRM Conference in London. This unique one-day event is the only one of its kind focused on the technologies... continue reading

CTRM Thought Leaders Roundtable #2 – Demand for Technology in a Down Market

Published 1 September 2015

With the dramatic fall in commodities prices through this year, culminating in a accelerated crash to 16-year lows in the last 30-days, we wanted to visit with our CTRM Thought... continue reading

Why The Big Secrecy?

Published 28 August 2015

The longer we spend in this industry, the more CTRM software products we see, the more requirements that we listen to, the more we’ve come to understand that actually, much... continue reading

Allegro and JustCommodity – A Winning Combination?

Published 25 June 2015

Allegro Development has been, at least until last week, the only top 5 CTRM software vendor (as measured by annual revenues) that hadn’t pursued the acquisition of another CTRM related... continue reading