Day 1 – May 18, 2021

9:00 – 9:05 - Welcome Remarks

9:05 – 9:35 - Keynote presentation: An overview of the energy trading technology landscape: enabling enterprise productivity and creating competitive advantage This opening keynote presentation will provide an in-depth insight into the latest energy trading technology trends, legislative initiatives, emerging technologies and future opportunities. Our speaker will assess the current status of the market and where it is heading over the next twelve months.
  • How will energy trading technology investment decisions shape the oil and gas industry in 2021?
  • An overview of the key players shaping the market – the emergence of new technologies
  • What has been the impact of Covid on the energy trading landscape?
  • What are the challenges of adoption for the oil and gas sector – from budget, to operational buy-in and implementation?
  • Do we expect the most growth in SAAS over other areas such as vendor license, vendor services, vendor S&M, third party implementation and on-vendor solution
9:35 – 10:20 - Panel discussion: exploring next-gen, disruptive energy trading and risk technologies to meet tomorrow’s requirements.
This session will look at advances across energy risk technologies, general industry trends and how current market factors will shape future decision making. It will evaluate the current tech landscape with its steady increase in the adoption of technologies such as AI, RPA, distributed ledger technologies and cloud-based systems. It will assess how companies can identify the most effective technologies to eliminate CAPEX costs and reduce the total cost of ownership.
  • The journey towards automation: unlocking the potential of machine learning and AI to drive performance
  • An A to Z overview of deep learning technologies
  • The future of AI and RPA – assessing benefits and calculating ROI
  • Capitalizing on disruptive technologies to modernize legacy systems and created customized solutions based on individual requirements?
10:20 – 10:40 - Identifying core requirements when selecting an energy trading technology system.
This session will outline the key priorities for companies looking to embark on an energy trading technology journey – from financial considerations to functionality, useability and scalability. It will assess the pros and cons of cookie cutter versus tailored solutions and how organizations can work with key stakeholders to prioritise system requirements. It will look at developments on the tech landscape and the impact of regulatory reform on decision-making. Topics to be covered include:
  • Calculating and incorporating the total cost of ownership
  • Ensuring technology is scalable in line with changing requirements – the regulatory landscape, business growth and an evolving technological horizon
  • Do real-time processing and reporting capabilities meet your requirements?
  • Factoring in functionality, useability and the ability to automate core processes
  • Analysis of business models based on desired outcome
  • Evaluating whether tech solutions will be able to support multiple commodity options
10:40 - 5 minute break 10:45 – 11:05 - Innovate and automate: the role of automation in energy trading: lowering risk and improving execution quality.
This presentation will delve into the latest automation technologies and will discuss the impact of the current market on the implementation of adoption, a step-to-step guide to transitioning to an automated system and lastly, it will provide use cases:
  • How will digitalization change the role of tomorrow’s traders?
  • The impact of Covid in accelerating the adoption of automation: will automation be the basis of future trading?
  • Calculating ROI – where to invest
  • An overview of the key implementation challenges and use case examples of automation
11:05 – 11:50 - Panel Discussion: evaluating future developments on the ETRM horizon to lower commodity trading risk, increase efficiency and reduce violations
This interactive panel discussion will explore future developments in ETRM and its potential for companies looking to streamline core processes, reduce manual operational costs and drive automation in a volatile energy environment. It will also explore:
  • Refining an ETRM implementation strategy to lower operational risk through automated end-to-end trading processes
  • How does ETRM reduce counter-party risk through transparent straight-through processing, improved credit risk documentation and improved collaboration
  • Improving regulatory compliance through real time risk reporting, market analysis and the elimination of manual error
11:50 – 12:10 - Investing in forward curve management tools to lower risk
This presentation will discuss how to turn adversity into opportunity and how to capitalize on the benefits of forward curve management tools to proactively manage forecasted trends. Issues to be addressed include:
  • What have we learned from Covid to ensure future preparedness and lower risk?
  • Can you capitalize on the insight afforded by historical data to improve forward curve management?
  • Use case examples of forward curve management tools to monitor price
  • Interpreting data and implementing actionable plans
  • Working with solution providers to ensure continued compliance

12:10 - End of day one

Day 2 – May 19, 2021

9.00 – 9:05 - Welcome Remarks 9:05 – 9:25 - New developments and best practicing in data analytics technology 9:25 – 9:45 - Data and Analytics in Energy Trading

  • Introduction of why data is important in the world of Energy Trading
  • Trends and impacts of data and digitalization
  • An overview of data tools and landscape from ingestion to advanced analytics
  • Developing a framework to manage data and ensure data governance: ensuring data integrity and transparency
  • Leveraging data analytics to make decisions across domains

9:45 – 10:30 - Panel Discussion: Blockchain focus: peer-to-peer trading Blockchain case studies to drive auditability and accountabilityThis presentation will delve into the disruptive impact of Blockchain technologies in transforming the end-to-end P2P lifecycle. It will present real world case studies that impact trading such as VAKT, NAESB etc.
  • Assessing industry-wide use cases in peer-to-peer trading
  • Developments in smart contracts and their continued use to drive efficiency and transaction transparency
  • How to overcome the current limitations of Blockchain: from regulatory uncertainty to full market access
  • The development of industry standards
  • Towards a globally recognized Blockchain framework – will the acceleration of digital adoption fast-track the widespread recognition of Blockchain’s transformational potential and how can individual markets align?
  • Challenges and barriers to implementation

10:30 - 5 minute break 10:35 – 11:20 - Panel discussion: developing and implementing a cloud migration strategy: lower end-to-end costs and improve responsiveness
This presentation will analyze the ins and outs of developing a cloud migration strategy – it will look at the key cloud migration considerations, present a cost-analysis and assist you in formulating a strategy:
  • The benefits of cloud in managing cost and ensuring scalability
  • An overview of financial models and unleashing cost savings – from pay-as-you-go to infrastructure-as-a-service
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders to build a framework: understanding what to retain, what to restructure and where to reinvest
11:20 – 12:05 - Panel Discussion: best practices in Big Data management
Here, our panellists will look into the role of data in strengthening resistance and lowering risk. They will present an overview of the challenges of managing disparate, unstructured data pools and how to develop a framework to ensure data governance.
  • Data, data, data: where to start and which data to analyze to ensure maximum value
  • An overview of data analytics tools to eliminate errors and ensure data accuracy
  • Deciding whether to outsource or carry out data management internally
  • Overcoming the challenges of capturing data from restrictive contracts
  • Developing a framework to ensure data governance: ensuring data integrity and transparency
12:05 - End of Conference

Day 3 - May 20, 2021

Product demos by selected solutions providers. Schedule to be released shortly.

May 18-20, 2021

Time zone: Central


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