AGENDA - DAY ONE

08:00

Registration & coffee

09:00

Welcome from Commodities People

9:05

KEYNOTE
Welcome from Chairperson and outlining the conference theme Collaboration + Standardisation = Progress

 

Energy trading operations and technology are in the process of change. Rather than simply being responsive to challenges and pressures, the sector is actively developing new standards, processes and digital strategies through both individual companies and cross industry initiatives, at levels unseen for the last 10 years.

The theme of ETOT2019 is – Collaboration + Standardisation = Progress. How can we move faster as an industry? What are the new and historical challenges we face? What initiatives are ongoing which have the potential to make the sector a more efficient environment for all? How can we ensure that our processes and technologies can keep up with rapidly evolving market changes? With all the background noise, where can we see real meaningful change?

Hugh Brunswick, Chairman, ETOT Advisory Board

9:15

What’s Trending? What’s coming up in energy trading markets?

 

  • Decentralisation of trading: Spotlight on the prosumers trend
    • Who are these emerging trading entities?
    • How are they accessing the markets?
    • What is the impact for supply and demand?
    • How are ‘traditional’ energy traders adapting?
  • Impact of digital platforms on traditional trading
  • E-vehicles, smart cities, batteries, smart meters: the innovations that are shaping the markets

Paul Von Son, Honorary President, EFET – European Federation of Energy Traders

9:45

Europe’s new energy market design

 

  • The new electricity Directive and Regulation; feedback so far
  • Understanding the Regulation on Risk Preparedness of the electricity sector
  • ACER’s developing role and further responsibilities
  • What will be the impact of Brexit?
  • How will this influence trading behaviour, particularly in the short term markets?
  • What does this mean for the back office and technology departments?

Jerome Le Page, Director for European Electricity Markets, EFET

10:15

NETWORKING BREAK

10:50

PANEL
Making digitalisation practical: What does energy market change mean and how can innovation support it?

 

  • Where does product development finish, and digitalisation and innovation begin?
  • What have been the real success stories of digitalisation and what characteristics did they share?

Examining:

  1. Situation; market evolution/trends, technological advancements, analytics/data
  2. Challenges; Safety and compliance, market access, multi venue, data scale and complexity
  3. Organisation and Cultural; change management/leadership, agility, blending the skillsets, working environments, organisational structures
  4. Industry collaboration and growth opportunities
  5. Interaction with your E/CTRM strategy

James Ronnie, Digital Trading Manger, Gazprom Marketing & Trading

11:35

PANEL
What are the core challenges faced by the back office today – and what practical solutions do we see?

 

  • Where can industry wide standards reduce our burden and which areas lend themselves best to further standardisation?
  • What levers can we use to improve processes and people?
    What is the back office environment going to look like in 3 years and how can we prepare for it?
  • Where can the middle and back office more effectively support one another?
  • Data governance; who is the data owner and what are their responsibilities?
  • What can we do to make an impact now? What industry wide initiatives and working groups exist?

Mikael Kreiner, Head of Back Office, Ørsted

12:20

NETWORKING LUNCH

13:35

The latest on algo-trading in the energy sector

 

  • What do you need in-house to make it happen?
  • Which systems and approach to take?
  • The value of Artificial Intelligence
  • Which AI tools can add value right now?
  • Developing a commercial strategy based on AI analysis
  • Buy recommendation based on news and fundamental data analysis

Katie Gibbs, Head of AI, BJSS

14:05

PANEL
RPA – real user experiences and practical learnings gained so far

 

  • What do you need in-house to make it happen?
  • Which systems and approach to take?
  • The value of Artificial Intelligence
  • Which AI tools can add value right now?
  • Developing a commercial strategy based on AI analysis
  • Buy recommendation based on news and fundamental data analysis

Katie Gibbs, Head of AI, BJSS

14:50

The latest on algo-trading in the energy sector

 

  • What do you need in-house to make it happen?
  • Which systems and approach to take?
  • The value of Artificial Intelligence
  • Which AI tools can add value right now?
  • Developing a commercial strategy based on AI analysis
  • Buy recommendation based on news and fundamental data analysis

Katie Gibbs, Head of AI, BJSS

15:30

BREAK/ PRE-ARRANGED MEETINGS  

16:25

PANEL
Trade surveillance 2.0 – Implementation best practises

 

  • Data challenges and the availability of fundamental data
  • Benchmarking the technological options:
    • Built-in vs. Off-shelf
    • A brief overview of the commercial systems; their pros and cons
  • Communication surveillance tools, their usability and benefits
  • AI: Utilising predictive behavioural analytics to identify problems before they happen
  • Day to day maintenance:
    • Managing the alerts
    • Recalibration of the systems

Iain McGowan, Head of Ethics and Compliance – Energy Marketing and Trading, Centrica

Gordon Allott, President & CEO, BroadPeak

Aviv Handler, Managing Director, ETR Advisory

17:05

PANEL
OTC vs exchange-traded – What is the future of OTC trading on standard products?

 

  • Shift from OTC to exchange-traded:The statistics, is the dominance of exchanges confined to spot markets?
  • Why does OTC trading of standard transactions still occur?
  • Cost, risk and post trade efficiency analysis across both trade life cycles
  • Margining and OTC business – Are you ready for the 1st of September 2020 go live date?
  • OTC outside the EU: What are the main differences? What you need to know when working in these markets
  • Will the new energy trading participants trade bilaterally or by exchange?

Mario Claeys, Head of Exchange and Margining, Uniper Global Commodities SE

Alexander McDonald, CEO, European Venues and Intermediaries Association (EVIA) (LEBA)

Christian Baer, Secretary General, Europex: Association of European Energy Exchanges

17:45

GROUP DISCUSSION
Only by working together can we drive the industry forward – A success story of intercompany cooperation and how you can also benefit

 

An outcome of ETOT 2018 was the impromptu creation of an informal ‘self help’ group of Italian energy trading firms to cooperate together in overcoming the challenges of mandatory e-invoicing.1 year on the results have been dramatic time savings and efficiency improvements for all involved parties, and the broadening of scope to cover other and emerging operational and technological challenges.

This short practical discussion will provide a roadmap as to how your organisations might similarly benefit, concluding the day in table based discussions.

Elena Cretti, Head of Back Office, Edison

Matteo Paganucci, Head of Back Office, ENGIE Italy

18:00

Closing comments from the Chairman

18:05

DRINKS RECEPTION

19:25

GALA DINNER

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