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Interview Corner

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

ETRM – A Consultant’s View

Published 25 April 2016 - Commodity Technology Advisory: With the current macroeconomic environment in the commodities sector, what sorts of trends are you seeing there and how has that changed?. David Edwards: There are a... continue reading

OpenLink’s Henry Bonner on the Ags & Softs Market

Published 11 April 2016 - Commodity Technology Advisory: What do you see as the issues driving procurement in ags and softs right now? Henry Bonner: As many companies watch growth in sales, general, and administrative... continue reading

Looking for the ‘Apple’ Moment in Energy

Published 1 April 2016 - Commodity Technology Advisory: For those not familiar with Utilidex, can you give us a flavor for the company? How it got started and perhaps a history so far? Richard Brys:... continue reading

Contract Management in Commodities

Published 9 March 2016 - Commodity Technology Advisory: Firstly, can you provide some background on Chinsay and its track record and area of focus please? Colin Hayward: Chinsay has a 12 year track record of... continue reading

Kynetix – Commodity Exchange software supplier

Published 9 February 2016 - Commodity Technology Advisory: Can you give us a little background on Kynetix and what the company does? Guillaume Kendall: Kynetix was founded in the mid-90s to develop software solutions within... continue reading

New Technology For CTRM Solutions

Published 14 January 2016 - Commodity Technology Advisory: AGIBLOCKS is based on new technology and cloud-based. Can you describe that technology and what the advantages of that technology model are? Jan van den Brom: AGIBLOCKS is based... continue reading

The Journey To Big Data

Published 7 January 2016 - Commodity Technology Advisory: What are the latest developments at DataGenic? Richard Quigley: As you know, providing enabling technology for our clients is at the core of what we do. However,... 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

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

ComTech Forecasts 2015 Global CTRM Market at $1.68 Billion

Published 29 April 2015 - Commodity Technology Advisory LLC (ComTech) has completed its biannual review of the CTRM software market in order to compile an estimate of the size of the global CTRM technology market,... continue reading

New MD of the IRM Division of OpenLink discusses optimization and trading with ComTech

Published 20 April 2015 - A couple of months ago, we met up with Mr. Roland Jones at E-World in Essen. He had recently been appointed MD of the Vienna-based IRM Division of OpenLink. We... continue reading

An Interview with Richard Williamson, CEO, G10

Published 13 April 2015 - Recently, we asked Richard Williamson, CEO of G10 to answer a few questions about his company, the market and CTRM. Given Mr. Williamson’s status of an long-time veteran of the... continue reading
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