What's New In 2019? Technology

100% increase in technology only content

New Perspective

New perspectives on popular topics

Whats New

Practical applications of innovative theory

New Speakers

60% new speakers on the programme

Steering

New steering committee in control

100% Increase in Operations Only Content

Specific topics around digitalisation and innovation form the core of the technology stream this year. To facilitate all the activity in this arena, we have expanded the technology stream to cover a complete day of 8 sessions on the 11 th October, as opposed to what has previously been a half day stream of 3-4 sessions.

New topics for this year include:

  1. Making digitalisation practical: What does energy market change mean and how can innovation support it?
  2. Utilizing and implementing the latest technology for your data science journey
  3. Industry response – How can we reduce fragmentation and improve efficiency through common standards in C/ETRM?
  4. What are the top 10 innovation trends in energy trading today?
  5. Developing and optimising your technology infrastructure for the era of automated trading

New Perspectives on Popular Topics

Whilst the digital revolution has created a number of new areas for us to examine, ETOT 2019 has also been structured in such a way that topics examined in previous years which remain of importance are assessed from a fresh perspective.

Some examples of these include:

  1. Balancing innovation and security in the cloud
  2. Case Study: The Uniper data lake project – advances and learnings of the past year and a futureplanned innovation
  3. Evolution in the ETRM world – how are buyer requirements and the vendor landscape changing?
  4. Applying AI to operational challenges – real success stories vs hype

Practical Application of Innovative Theory

As an industry we have moved on from asking “What is Cloud/AI/ML/Algo, and is this a good thing?”, what is all important now is “Of all the innovations taking place, which of these have the greatest scope to practically bear fruit for my organisation, and deliver a genuine return on investment”.

With this in mind, every session is crafted to look at practical application of new technologies, and look at the practical, real life issues associated with their implementation. The summit also includes a greater number of industry case studies than ever before.

60% New Speakers on the Programme

The speaker lineup for ETOT 2019 already consists of 50% new speakers (or having not contributed for at least 2 years). With many more in the process of confirming their involvement and presentations, this will grow to at least 60%. New speakers and perspectives at this stage include thought leaders from Gazprom M&T, Uniper, EFET, ENEL, Centrica, ERG, Axpo, ECC, RWE, ComTech Advisory, Ørsted and many others.

New Steering Committee in Control

For the first time, ETOT 2019 has been developed in ongoing collaboration with a highly involved and proactive steering committee, made up of business and technology leaders from Uniper, Axpo, RWE, EFET amongst others. We are further supported by a wider informal advisory group consisting of representatives from Vattenfall, OMV, Endessa, Ørsted, Engie, Edison and other thought leaders in the space.

Through their involvement ETOT 2019 has been, and will be able to make greater use of industry networks, and can draw on a combined 300+ years of industry knowledge and contacts, to ensure delivery of the most significant ETOT yet!

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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


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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

 


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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

 


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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

 


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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


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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


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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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