AGENDA - DAY ONE

08:00

Registration & coffee

09:00

Welcome from Commodities People

9:05

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

Keynote Address: 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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Jan Van Aken

Organisation: EFET
Position: Secretary-General 


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MIKAEL KREINER

Mikael

Organisation: ØRSTED
Position: Head of Back Office


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PAUL VAN SON

Organisation: EFET
Position: Honorary President


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RAHUL MALIK

Organisation: CENTRICA
Position: Head of Trading IT


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Graziano Di Giacomo

GRAZIANO DI GIACOMO

Organisation: ENEL
Position: Head of Trading & Financial Back Office

 


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HUGH BRUNSWICK

HUGH BRUNSWICK

Organisation: ETOT ADVISORY BOARD
Position: Chairman


Bio

Hugh Brunswick is a Chief Executive Officer at Equias B.V. He has overseen the introduction and development of several EFETnet services that implement the EFET Standards and the steady growth of the user community with a focus on operational process automation, compliance and innovation.

Hugh is a former Managing Director of EFETnet. He is a graduate of the University of Manchester with BSc (Hons) Physics and MSc Computer Science.

ALAN TAYLOR

ALAN TAYLOR

Organisation: AXPO
Position: Head of Trading IT & Back Office

 


Bio

With a career in energy trading spanning nearly 20 years, and having worked across utilities, oil trading, banking and consulting, Alan brings a wealth of experience from across the world of energy trading.

JAN HAIZMANN

JAN HAIZMANN

Organisation: EFET
Position: Chairman of the Legal Committee

 


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JAMES RONNIE

JAMES RONNIE

Organisation: GAZPROM MARKETING & TRADING
Position: Digital Trading Manager

 


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JÖRG REICHELT

Organisation: ENBW
Position: Head of Settlement

 


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Roland Back

ROLAND BÄCK

Organisation: OMV
Position: Head of ETRM & Trading Process Management

 


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ANTONIO SEVILLA CERVANTES

ANTONIO SEVILLA- CERVANTES

Organisation: ENDESA
Position: Head of Back Office

 


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GARY VASEY

GARY VASEY

Organisation: COMTECH ADVISORY
Position: Partner & Managing Director

 


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Elena Cretti

ELENA CRETTI

Organisation: EDISON
Position: Head of Back Office

 


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Dirk Daveluy

DIRK DAVELUY

Organisation: RWE SUPPLY & TRADING
Position: Brokers & Exchanges Relationship Manager, Ops & Affairs

 


Bio

Experienced Senior Expert with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Strong operations professional skilled in Gas, Commodity Risk Management, Market Risk, Lean Management, and Training Delivery. 

Aviv Handler

AVIV HANDLER

Organisation: ETR ADVISORY
Position: Managing Director

 


Bio

Set up ETR Advisory in 2013, the vehicle via which he is offering his own services. ETR is focused on the regulation of the energy, commodity and financial markets, covering rules such as EMIR, REMIT, MiFID II and MAR and the impact of Brexit . More recently this has focused on the introduction of anti abuse procedures and trade surveillance systems. He has recently started to cover the regulatory aspects of blockchain and crypto-currency use.

He sets up ETR following a stint at SunGard Consulting Services, leading the setup of the European Energy Compliance Centre of Excellence, which provided extensive thought leadership in the field.

Gotz Dittrich

DR. GÖTZ DITTRICH

Organisation: EUROPEAN COMMODITY CLEARING
Position: Chief Operating Officer

 


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Mario Claeys

MARIO CLAEYS

Organisation: UNIPER GLOBAL COMMODITIES SE
Position: Head of Exchange and Margining


Bio

Holding Risk Committee positions at major market leading companies for more than 10 years, Mario Claeys has a strong professional with strategic view and profound experience in advising Exchanges and CCP's on board level.Mario Cleays has expertise in a wide range of Exchange and Clearing related topics like market structures & development, market surveillance / supervision, pricing methodologies, regulations, clearing mechanisms, commodity and clearing related risk, default management but also commercial negotiations, both in market maker arrangements and clearing agreements.

Jerome Le Page

JEROME LE PAGE

Organisation: EFET
Position: Director for European Electricity Markets

 


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Michele Governatori

MICHELE GOVERNATORI

Organisation: AXPO
Position: Head of Public & Regulatory Affairs, President AIGET & EER

 


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Gavin Ferguson

GAVIN FERGUSON

Organisation: EFET
Position: Head of Standardisation Workstream


Bio

Gavin Ferguson has worked within the Gas and Power industry for nearly 40 years. He has worked on many initiatives and served on industry Committees led by OFGEM, FIA, EFET and National Grid. He recently retired from his role at Centrica, but is still very active within the industry.

He is currently involved as the Facilitator on the Enerchain project, where he is the point of liaison between the energy trading companies and Ponton, the company who are developing the project.

Gavin also leads the recently-created Standardisation work group at EFET, where he is focussed on eSM (Electronic Settlement Matching). 

Surya Ayyagari

SURYA AYYAGARI

Organisation: UNIPER GLOBAL COMMODITIES SE
Position: Senior Data Manager

 


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Matteo Paganucci

MATTEO PAGANUCCI

Organisation: ENGIE ITALY
Position: Head of Back Office

 


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Agnese Moroni

AGNESE MORONI

Organisation: ENGIE ITALY
Position: E-Invoicing Project Manager

 


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Ian Murrin

IAN MURRIN

Organisation: DIGITERRE
Position: Founder & CEO

 


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Veronica Musumeci

VERONICA MUSUMECI

Organisation: ERG
Position: Head of Back Office Energy Management

 


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Volodymyr Sorokoumov

VOLODYMYR SOROKOUMOV

Organisation: UNIPER
Position: Senior Data Manager; Big Data & Advanced Analytics

 


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Neil Pennington

NEIL PENNINGTON

Organisation: ENERGY WEB FOUNDATION
Position: Strategic Adviser

 


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Christian Baer

CHRISTIAN BAER

Organisation: EUROPEX
Position: Secretary General

 


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DALE EMMERSON

DALE EMMERSON

Organisation: EQUIAS
Position: Trading & Markets Consultant


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KETAN KOTHARI

KETAN KOTHARI

Organisation: BLUE PRISM
Position: Director - Resources EMEA


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IAIN MCGOWAN

IAIN MCGOWAN

Organisation: CENTRICA
Position: Head of Ethics & Compliance


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TILO ZIMMERMANN

TILO ZIMMERMANN

Organisation: PONTON
Position: Managing Director


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ALEXANDER MCDONALD

ALEXANDER MCDONALD

Organisation: EUROPEAN VENUES & INTERMEDIARIES ASSOCIATION
Position: CEO


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GORDON ALLOT

GORDON ALLOT

Organisation: BROADPEAK
Position: CEO


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HUGO STAPPERS

HUGO STAPPERS

Organisation: PIONEER SOLUTIONS
Position: Director of Sales & Marketing EMEA


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KATIE GIBBS

KATIE GIBBS

Organisation: BJSS
Position: Head of AI


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DR JENS BARTENSCHLAGER

DR JENS BARTENSCHLAGER

Organisation: FIDECTUS
Position: CEO


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RANDY WILSON

RANDY WILSON

Organisation: AQUILON ENERGY SERVICES
Position: CEO


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TRAVIS NADELHOFFER

TRAVIS NADELHOFFER

Organisation: NORTHGRAVITY
Position: CEO


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KASPER WALET

KASPER WALET

Organisation: AIENERGIZER
Position: Founder


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AIDEEN CARDIFF

AIDEEN CARDIFF

Organisation: IBM
Position: Watson AI & Industry Channel Leader UKI


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HENRY BROWN

HENRY BROWN

Organisation: BJSS
Position: Head OD


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FLORENT ARRIGHI

FLORENT ARRIGHI

Organisation: GININI ANTIPODE
Position: Senior Manager


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JAKOB HOLZNER

JAKOB HOLZNER

Organisation: ENERGIE AG
Position: P2P Project Lead


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