AGENDA
5 OCTOBER
6 OCTOBER

Timings are in British Summer Time.

08.30
Pre-event Networking in the virtual exhibition area
During that time you’ll be able to:

  • Familiarise yourself with the platform
  • See who else is attending
  • Arrange meetings with relevant individuals
09.30

Keynote Address
COVID-19, digital transformation, decarbonisation – How has your company adapted to these recent challenges and deep changes?

A story of resilience.

Marc Merrill, President & CEO, UNIPER NORTH AMERICA

10.00
PRESENTATION
2020 so far – An EFET review
  • COVID-19 impact on energy trading: How companies have been doing so far?
  • Standardisation projects status report

MIKE BOSTAN, Coordinator, EFET Covid-19 Response, EFET – European Federation
of Energy Traders

10.20

Interactive roundtable discussions

There will be structured discussions around topics like:

  • Automation in back office – RPA
  • COVID-19 impact on organisations
  • Digitalisation
  • Resilience
  • Team organisation and scouting
10.40
Networking break & Virtual exhibition
  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition
11.10

Panel discussion
What are the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis?

  • Challenges encountered: How did we overcome them?
  • What are the competencies we’ve developed as companies? As individuals?
  • How do you not fall back into old habits? Making sure what worked remains

MODERATOR: JAKOB BLOCH, CEO, COMMODITY APPOINTMENTS
Laura Laudi, Chief Operating Officer – Global Energy Management Italy, ENGIE
CHRIS GRIBBEN, Group Head of HR, SOCAR TRADING
MARKUS BROKHOF, Chief Operating Officer – Integrated Energy, AGL ENERGY LTD
DOMENICO DE LUCA, CEO, AXPO SOLUTIONS

11.50

PRESENTATION
AI + RPA = IA (Intelligent Automation)

  • Achieving the ‘nirvana of automation’
  • What inspiration and learnings can we take from IA in the financial, and other sectors?
  • Leapfrogging RPA to directly develop an IA strategy and implementation
  • Practical applications of IA

SIMON BEAL, Head of Intelligent Automation, BJSS
Simon de Timary, Head of Innovation Labs, BJSS

12.20
Refuel break
During this time you’ll be free to have some meetings and to have your breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on where you’re joining us from
13.20
Panel discussion
Taking automation to the next level
  • How far can you go with RPA?
  • Is the future all automated?
  • What’s stopping automation? How can we overcome?

ANTONIO SEVILLA-CERVANTES, Head of Back Office, ENDESA
Christian Flötotto, Director Business Change, UNIPER
ADITYA SHARMA, Senior Vice President Asia, BOSON ENERGY SA

14.00
presentation
RPA in the back office: Edison’s journey so far
Edison has engaged in robotic process automation and is now successfully using it for post trade confirmation activities. How was it implemented? What were the hurdles along the way? What benefits do they see? What place this takes into the whole digitalisation transformation? This session will give you answers.

ELENA CRETTI,Head of Back Office, EDISON
CECILIA SCAFFIDI,Head of Digital Demand, EDISON

14.30

Interactive roundtable discussions

There will be structured discussions around topics like:

  • Automation in back office – RPA
  • COVID-19 impact on organisations
  • Data science
  • Tea organisations and scouting
  • Crisis management vs leadership
14.50
Networking break & Virtual exhibition
  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition
15.20

PANEL DISCUSSION
Digitalisation 2.0 – lessons learnt so far, practical strategies to implement for the next phase

  • Breaking the monolith – The road to an agile architecture
  • Assessing the range of approaches taken in past years; what best practices can be drawn?
  • Where do we see truly worthwhile innovation taking place as opposed to technology chasing a business case?
  • COVID: the unlikely ally of digitalisation?

MODERATOR: SHAILESH JOSHI, Vice President, PUBLICIS SAPIENT
FRANCISCO CANTARELL, Head of Energy Trading and Risk Management Systems, ENDESA
RAHUL MALIK, Head of Trading IT, CENTRICA

16.00

Panel discussion
Effective data management: An essential driver for business success

A proper data management is the starting point for many developments within energy trading:

  • How can data drive business success?
  • Feeding off data: Are AI and ML developments forcing you to put your data in order?
  • What should your data management strategy be to ensure success with machine learning?

Goran Stojanovski, Head of Data, SCALEFOCUS
Volodymyr Sorokoumov, Data Innovation Leader Digital Trading, UNIPER
KEVIN KINDALL, Senior Data Scientist, HARTREE PARTNERS

16.40
Virtual drinks reception, free networking & Entertainment
17.00
End of Day 1
5 OCTOBER
6 OCTOBER

Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615

 

Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615