AGENDA - DAY TWO

08:15
Registration & coffee
09:00
Opening comments from the Chairman

Technology today, technology tomorrow

9:05

Balancing innovation and security in the cloud

 
  • Cloud Performance and Optimization in an energy trading setting
  • Best practise in applying the tools and methodologies of DevOps to your cloud approach
  • Cloud privacy and security ensuring compliance with GDPR and other regulations
  • The real user cases: innovation in the cloud; what can we learn from outside of the energy trading sector?

Senior representative from innovation team, Microsoft

9:40

CASE STUDY
The Uniper data lake project – advances and learnings of the past year and a future planned innovation

 
  • Assessing whether the data lake is the right solution for your organisation: pros and cons
  • Data discovery, selection, and provisioning
  • Developing and optimising your data ingestion and dispersal framework
  • From data lake to data science – An overview of the external tools available in your journey
  • The role of machine learning in the data lake

Surya Ayyagari, Senior Data Manager, Uniper Global Commodities SE

10:15

CASE STUDY
Utilizing and implementing the latest technology for your data science journey

 

In this session, NorthGravity, along with an energy trading firm will outline the steps they took and results seen through the implementation of the Northgravity  solution, covering:

  • Data Pipeline (lake, preparation, storage) 
  • Data science
  • Model Management
  • Serverless & Cloud
  • Prescriptive insight 

Travis Nadelhoffer, CEO, NorthGravity

10:30
NETWORKING BREAK / PRE-ARRANGED MEETINGS
11:25

PANEL
Evolution in the ETRM world – how are buyer requirements and the vendor landscape changing? 

 
  • What are the trends in the ETRM world?
    • Toward ecosystems rather than monolithic set-ups?
    • SaaS: Are the subscription-based systems the future?
    • What cloud-based means – Advantages and drawbacks analysis
    • Business drivers
    • Implementation: Does it have to be long and laborious?
    • Success stories
       

MODERATOR: Dr Gary Vasey, Partner & Managing Director, ComTech Advisory

Hugo Stappers, Director of Sales & Marketing EMEA, Pioneer Solutions
Roland Bäck, Head of ETRM & Trading Process Management, OMV

12:15

Productive digitisation in energy trading

 

With so much focus on digitalisation in the front office, this session explores Centrica’s practical initiatives and successful digital implementations in the back and middle offices.

Rahul Malik, Head of Trading IT, Centrica 

12:50
NETWORKING LUNCH

Technology today, technology tomorrow

14:00

What are the top 10 innovation trends in energy trading today?

 
In this session, the results of a recently held industry survey will be shared, assessing what the meaningful innovation trends are presently occurring across the sector, highlighting those which appear to be providing the most tangible results and benefits.
 
Alan Taylor, Head of Trading IT & Back Office, Axpo

14:40

Developing and optimising your technology infrastructure for the era of automated trading

 
  • How should you redesign your operating models and business processes to maximise the use of technology and resources?
  • Developing a holistic system to identify problems and threats to your automated trading systems
  • Leveraging new technologies to improve post trade processing, clearing & settlement
  • Implementing machine learning based models into live trading systems
  • Managing, governing and integrating data to optimise performance across applications, systems and services

15:20

PANEL
Applying AI to operational challenges – real success stories vs hype

 
  • What is the level of AI uptake in the energy trading sector? Of those firms with AI programs what have been the outcomes?
  • Looking out of industry – AI success stories in finance and other sectors
  • Moving from machine learning to AI in pricing and modelling
  • Quantum machine learning and its future applicability to energy trading
  • How should regulations and ethics in AI influence your strategy?
  • Developing a culture to allow AI to thrive within the organisation

Kasper Walet, Founder, AIEnergizer
Aideen Cardiff, Watson AI and Industry Channel Leader UKI, IBM 

16:00

Closing comments from the Chairman

16:05

FAREWELL NETWORKING BREAK

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