IN-PERSON

OCTOBER 5-6




YOU’LL GET FANTASTIC INSIGHTS FROM EXPERT SPEAKERS COMBINED WITH ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS AND LENGTHY NETWORKING BREAKS – PROVIDING PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACK-OFFICE AND TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS TO EXCHANGE IDEAS AND BEST PRACTICES, FORM NEW PARTNERSHIPS, AND EXPAND THEIR NETWORKS.

 


KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:

Virtualisation of the Back Office


ESM


Operational Automation


AI Applications in Energy Trading


Disruptive Technologies

Innovation


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WHAT'S HAPPENING ON ETOT

THE AGENDA

Timings are in British Summer Time.


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Registration & Welcome Coffee

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Keynote: Welcome, market updates from EFET

Thumbnail Mark Copley, CEO, EFET

PRESENTATION
• The Fit for 55 package and the role of trading in decarbonising economies.
• Trading challenges for the UK market

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The future of energy trading

Thumbnail Marc Merrill, President & CEO, Uniper North America

Thumbnail Nicki Dalgaard, CEO, Disruptive Biotrading

Thumbnail Andrew Singleton, Partner, Baringa Partners

Thumbnail Catherine Newman, CEO, Limejump

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• The future view for energy trading
• Exploring wider areas and regions of interest for traders
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets

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Networking Coffee Break

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Keynote: Energy Trading Operations & Technology in the era of disruption

Thumbnail Rafael Narezzi, Chief Technology Officer, CF Partners

PRESENTATION
• What are the impacts and developments in the UK and Europe post-Brexit and Covid?
• New digital opportunities… and risks
• Ongoing Covid limitations and incorporation into the trading floor; expansion of virtual markets
• Continued rumour of a “reduced back office”. Will it really ever go away?

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Back to Work: Version 2.0: Challenges (and even solutions!)

Thumbnail Moderator: Jakob Bloch

Thumbnail Jamie Hillyar, Senior Manager of Business Planning, EDF Energy

Thumbnail Dr Luke Treglown, Principal Data Psychologist, Thomas International

Thumbnail Marc Merrill, President & CEO, Uniper North America

Thumbnail Chris Gribben, Group Head of HR, Socar Trading

PANEL DISCUSSION
We’re talking: • Strategies for the new ways of work across commodity businesses
• Changes in office culture
• Demands on technology and leadership
• Diversity – are post-pandemic work practices a help or a hindrance to this agenda?
• Learning, development and upward mobility
• How science and data can help with the way ahead

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Lunch

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Latest developments in RPA - what can we learn from financial services and other more advanced industries?

Thumbnail Cameron Turner, Managing Director, Lean Consulting

PRESENTATION
• What is RPA, Intelligent Automation & Hyper Automation?
• Best practises in RPA use
• Introducing AI into RPA programmes
• From RPA to Hyper Automation

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Data management – exploring best practices in IT and Back Office collaboration

Thumbnail Martin Pritchard, Delivery Manager, Digiterre

Thumbnail Gordon Allott, President & CEO, Broadpeak

Thumbnail Kevin Kindall, Senior Data Scientist, Hartree Partners

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Exploring and selecting the appropriate data analytics tools for meaningful utilisation of information
• Latest market data management applications in energy trade systems: easy wins for the back office?
• Win-Win: Practical steps to drive collaboration between back office and IT around key data management projects

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Coffee Break

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Decarbonisation, renewables and “going green” - What does that mean for trading operations & technology?

Thumbnail Stephen Ford, Delivery Manager, Digiterre

Thumbnail Majdouline El Aasemi, Global Head of Corporate PPA / Green Energy Procurement & InstaTrust, DNV

Thumbnail Justin Colley, European electricity editor, Argus Media

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What are the most relevant exchange and OTC offerings? Which are truly products of the future?
• Managing multiple ETS schemes: what are the key differences and reporting obligations?
• ESG reporting in production and transportation chains. How to calculate and report?
• PPAs in the back office – getting the management, pricing, and workflow right

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Drinks Reception and Entertainment

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ETW Gala Dinner

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Chairman: Gavin Ferguson, Head of Standardisation Workstream, EFET

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The (never ending) quest for operational efficiency

Thumbnail Agatha Valentina Murgoci, Senior Quantitative Analyst / Risk Management & Market Analytics, Ørsted

Thumbnail Thomas Griffiths, Head of Product, Cassini

Thumbnail Richard Payne, Partner, capSpire Ltd

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Do the combined forces of remote working and Brexit give a stronger argument than ever for offshoring? If so how sustainable is it? What are the control implications?
• Which operational efficiency initiatives are yielding the greatest returns presently? What are the easy wins?
• Where can new technologies further enhance and improve automation?

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Challenges and plans of the brokers, CCPs and Clearing Banks

Thumbnail Christian Baer, Secretary General, EUROPEX

Thumbnail Eddie Tofpik, Head of Technical Analysis & Senior Markets Analyst, ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Thumbnail Mark Higgins, EMEA Product Development, BNY Mellon Markets

Thumbnail John Cunningham, Managing Director Commodities & Global Markets (Futures), Macquarie

PANEL DISCUSSION
• Too many broker branches to handle? Impact of Brexit and the work of EFET in this space
• How can clearing houses handle the increasing internationalisation of the markets?
• Are we keeping up with the pace of new product development?

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Networking Coffee Break

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eSM (electronic Settlement Matching) implementation: What now?

Thumbnail Gavin Ferguson, Head of Standardisation Workstream, EFET – European Federation of Energy Traders

Thumbnail Jens Bartenschlager, CEO, Fidectus

Thumbnail Graeme Bannon, Back Office Services Team – MFB-SU, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

Thumbnail Chris Sass, EVP Sales & Marketing, Fidectus

PANEL DISCUSSION
Commencing with an update from the EFET eSM Working Group
eSM has changed the way the European OTC markets have operated up to now. This session will look at:
• Benefits of automation and the new settlement standards
• Standardisation around settlement time: How soon can it be implemented?
• Brokers’ perspectives on eSM
• Cross jurisdictional issues

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eSM - Fidectus implementation case study

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eSM - Equias implementation case study

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Lunch

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Chairman: Ian Murrin, CEO, Digiterre

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Reimagining energy trading in the digital era

Thumbnail Alberto Bruno, VP, Publicis Sapient

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
• Impact of energy transition on oil and gas
• Opportunities within supply and trading
• The need to architect for the future

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Finding the golden source of data

Thumbnail Patrick Bishop, Sales Director, Digiterre

Thumbnail Dr Dominik Stein, Head of Back Office Services, RWE Supply & Trading

Thumbnail Georg Ritter, Research Scientist, Marex

PANEL DISCUSSION
• A deeper look into comprehensive data management solutions
• Benefits of one robust data repository • How data governance can be simplified
• Is there a gap in the industry for referential data services?

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Networking Coffee Break

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Utilising advanced analytics to optimise pre-trade decision making

Thumbnail Ben Cooper, Commodities & Utilities Lead, BJSS

Thumbnail James Houlton, UK Energy and Utilities Sector Leader, Amazon Web Services AWS

PRESENTATION
In order to maintain their competitive edge within the market, commodities trading organisations continue to add new data points to their pre-trade platforms. However, in order to see maximum value, this data must be structured and presented in the right way to offer an advantage to traders. We continue to see a desire to improve the scalability, flexibility and efficiency of such platforms from key players across the industry. During this talk, AWS and AWS Advanced Consulting Partner BJSS discuss how advanced analytics and cloud technologies can help to improve the speed and accuracy of your pre-trade information.

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Renewables, new technology and the journey to Net Zero

Thumbnail Andrew Singleton, Partner, Baringa Partners

Thumbnail David Kane, Partner, Baringa Partners

PRESENTATION
• What are Baringa's observations on the current market?
• Should I be worried about extreme volatility, or is this an opportunity?
• What bets are the right bets and how do I shape my change agenda?

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

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Networking Lunch

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A Simple Approach to Visualizing Spreadsheet Architecture

Thumbnail Kevin Kindall, Senior Data Scientist, Hartree Partners

• Turning spreadsheet formulas into graphs
• Creating a transparent audit trail
• Understanding Excel’s object model
• Musings about harder problems

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Deep dive into deep learning

Thumbnail Georg Ritter, Research Scientist, Marex

PRESENTATION
• Latest advancements of ML in energy trading
• Maximising profits with Machine Learning - Deep Learning
• Advanced digital technologies: what works and what doesn't?

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Audience Discussion & Feedback

Following the session, participants will be invited to join 20min audience wide roundtable group discussions on specific topics and in conclusion, the table leader will provide closing remarks.

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Networking Coffee Break

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What do future ETRM systems look like?

Thumbnail Alex Whittaker, Risk Manager, Bonroy Petchem Co ltd

Thumbnail Jonas Kose, Senior Quantitative Developer - Risk Management & Market Analytics, Ørsted

Thumbnail Ganesh Natarajan, COO, Enuit

Thumbnail Alok Sharma, Senior VP, Inatech

Thumbnail Bryan Caller, Managing Consultant, capSpire Ltd.

PANEL DISCUSSION
• How to make ETRM software compatible with the newest tech tools and practices
• Streamlining trading practises with automated future proof ETRMs
• Ecosystems of applications around core functionality of ETRMs
• The value of data-driven trade decision support

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2022 – Year of the Chief Data Officer?

Thumbnail Ian Murrin, CEO, Digiterre

Thumbnail Jan Voetmann, Head of Analytics, Risk Management & Market Analytics, Ørsted

Thumbnail Kevin Kindall, Senior Data Scientist, Hartree Partners

Thumbnail Paul Verrill, Executive Director, EnAppSys Ltd

PANEL DISCUSSION
• What can we learn from other industries given our maturity is so low?
• Pros and cons of such a role
• Mapping out the core team and reporting structures of the department of the CDO

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OUR SPEAKERS

Featuring the industry’s foremost authorities in operations and technology

Head of Standardisation Workstream

Gavin Ferguson

EFET – European Federation of Energy Traders

Senior Quantitative Developer - Risk Management & Market Analytics

Jonas Kose

Ørsted



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