AGENDA
5 OCTOBER
6 OCTOBER

Timings are in British Summer Time.

08.00
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

TRADING OPERATIONS

TECHNOLOGY
09.15

presentation
How to transform the back office – Secrets to an efficient change management

PRESENTATION
Uniper’s small scale LNG trading platform

  • What ‘virtual’ means for your organisation: Simply working online or opening up to relocation of resources?
  • Is the new back office virtual?
  • Does ‘virtual’ equal ‘efficient’?
  • The human factor and skills: What are we looking for?
  • Adapting to change: Best practices

ANTONIO SEVILLA-CERVANTES, Head of Back Office, ENDESA

In this session, you’ll hear about the blockchain-based trading platform developed for LNG trading which recently went live: proof of concept, technology choice rationale, challenges, achievements and future milestones.

DR GRIGORY SHEVCHENKO, Senior Account Manager Gas Supply and Origination, LNG Business Development, UNIPER
kapil gupta, Global Business Head, Commodity & Energy Trading, WIPRO
vishwajeet sinha, Digital Transformation Lead, WIPRO

09.45
10.00

CASE STUDY
Our eSM journey with Fidectus

case study
Alpiq’s blockchain journey

CHRIS SASS, Co-Founder, FIDECTUS
DR DOMINIK STEIN, Head of Back Office Services, RWE SUPPLY & TRADING
LORENZO CELIO, Senior Back Office Coordinator, ALPIQ AG

  • Change management: What challenges are you facing?
  • Who needs to come onboard?
  • Embedding data lake into traditional data architecture
  • Data science’s role

ALEXANDRE JUNCKER, Distributed Ledger Technologies Lead, ALPIQ

case study
Our eSM roadmap with Equias

Hugh Brunswick, CEO, EQUIAS
GEERT van WIJNGAARDEN, Head of Back Office, EWE TRADING
9.30

CASE STUDY
Our eSM journey with Fidectus

case study
Alpiq’s blockchain journey

CHRIS SASS, Co-Founder, FIDECTUS
DR DOMINIK STEIN,Head of Back Office Services, RWE SSUPPLY & TRADING

  • Change management: What challenges are you facing?
  • Who needs to come onboard?
  • Embedding data lake into traditional data architecture
  • Data science’s role

Cetin Karakus, Global Head of Quantitative and Analytical Solutions, BP

9.30

case study
Our eSM roadmap with Equias

Hugh Brunswick, CEO, EQUIAS
10.15
Networking break & Virtual exhibition
  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition
10.45

Panel discussion
eSM: What is the users’ feedback?

panel discussion
Algo trading: Roadmap to a successful implementation

  • Status report on eSM projects industry-wide: What’s the level of adoption?
  • A look at the challenges along the way and how they were overcome
  • What are the current gaps? What are we doing to fill them?

 
Dr Jens Bartenschlager, CEO, FIDECTUS
JÖRG REICHELT, Head of Settlement, ENBW
GAVIN FERGUSON, Head of Standardisation Workstream, EFET
ROBERT WADURA, Manager Trading Operations, ČEZ

  • Why is algo trading important for energy trading?
  • What infrastructure should you go for?
  • Testing and implementation: Best practices


MODERATOR: FRÉDÉRIC DEGRAEVE,Algo Trading Expert
SAEED AMEN, Founder, CUEMACRO
JAMES RONNIE,Digital Trading Manager, GAZPROM MARKETING & TRADING

11.25

Panel discussion
What is the end vision for eSM?

presentation
Machine learning and AI – The real cases

  • eSM as the central piece to achieve end-to-end automated payments
  • What benefits in the long run?
  • The necessary milestones to reach that goal


Hugh Brunswick
, CEO, EQUIAS
JEFF WAGNER, Advisory Board – Business Development, FIDECTUS
GAVIN FERGUSON, Head of Standardisation Workstream, EFET
GEERT van WIJNGAARDEN, Head of Back Office, EWE TRADING

  • Looking beyond the use of AI in front office applications
  • Is lack of knowledge and expertise the only barrier within energy trading companies?
  • Examples of current use: Is it the revolution we were promised?


KASPER WALET
, AI Expert, AI ENERGIZER

12.05

Interactive roundtable discussions
Networking with the presence of the speakers and panellists

Interactive roundtable discussions
FROM 12.00 – Networking with the presence of the speakers and panellists

  • Digitalisation of the back office
  • Organisational challenges
  • Operational excellence

There will be structured discussions around topics like:

  • IT strategy
  • Algo trading
  • Digitalisation
  • Cloud computing
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Trade surveillance
  • ETRMs
12.25
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

TRADING OPERATIONS

TECHNOLOGY
13.30

panel discussion
Digitalising the back office – Opportunities and challenges

panel discussion
ETRMs in the post-COVID-19 world

  • Is the future back office virtual?
  • How much automation can we achieve?
  • What does that mean for the back office’s most precious feature, its people?

MODERATOR: THOMAS MEE, Vice President, COMMODITY APPOINTMENTS
Francisco Cantarell, Head of Energy Trading and Risk Management Systems, ENDESA
Laura Laudi, Chief Operating Officer – Global Energy Management Italy, ENGIE
ANTONIO SEVILLA-CERVANTES, Head of Back Office, ENDESA

The COVID-19 crisis has put light on gaps as well as good practice in the ETRM world. What are the lessons learnt? Do these findings support the current general trends we’re seeing?

MODERATOR: IAN MURRIN, Founder & CEO, DIGITERRE
SONIA GHOSH, ETRM Specialist & Digital Ambassador, Ops & Affairs, VARO ENERGY
DAVID BERNAL, Director Pre-Sales, ION COMMODITIES
RICHARD WILLIAMSON, CEO, GEN10

14.10

Interactive roundtable discussions
Networking with the presence of the speakers and panellists

Interactive roundtable discussions
Networking with the presence of the speakers and panellists

  • Clearing
  • Default management
  • Margining
  • Exchanges
There will be structured discussions around topics like:

  • IT strategy
  • Algo trading
  • Digitalisation
  • Cloud computing
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • ETRMs
14.30
Networking break & Virtual exhibition
  • Pre-arranged meetings
  • Visit of the virtual exhibition
15.00

PERSPECTIVE
What’s next for standardisation in energy trading?

Panel discussion
Trade surveillance: How is technology adapting to the new working order?

  • Automation, standardisation, digitalisation, continuous improvement: All buzz words, but how do they fit together?
  • How to find the best balance between concept, quick prototyping, and final implementation of changes?
  • How to manage external dependencies e.g. tax rules, regulations, process of venues, etc.?


DIRK DAVELUY
, Brokers & Exchanges Relationship Manager, Ops & Affairs, RWE SUPPLY & TRADING

  • Has COVID-19 changed your approach to trade surveillance?
  • What are the trends in that field?

MODERATOR: EREN ERMAN, Compliance Technology Lead – Trade & Business Communication Surveillance, TP ICAP
JAMES CURPHEY, Compliance Manager Global Trade Surveillance Americas, SHELL INTERNATIONAL TRADING & SHIPPING COMPANY
AVIV HANDLER, Managing Director, ETR ADVISORY
WALTER HENDRIKS, Compliance Risk Expert
SHANE HENLEY, Head of Monitoring Solutions, CUBELOGIC

15.35

panel discussion
What does clearing look like today?

PRESENTATION
FROM 15.45 – From data lake to data science – What it means to be ‘going digital’

There will be structured discussions around topics like:

  • Drills, updates manuals: What sort of precautions do we see develop?
  • Clearing banks: How are the new comers doing?
  • What sort of alignment (procedures, fees) could we expect in the future?
  • Brexit impact on clearing offer and access to clearing

Dirk Daveluy, Coordinator for FRANDT and Other Clearing Topics,
EFET

  • Change management: What challenges are you facing?
  • Who needs to come onboard?
  • Embedding data lake into traditional data architecture
  • Data science’s role

Cetin Karakus, Global Head of Quantitative and Analytical Solutions, BP

16.35
Virtual drinks reception, free networking & Entertainment
17.00
End of summit
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