Chief Executive Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Xcoal
Executive Director OTC Structured Product, RJO'Brien
Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Trading, Cargill
Witches brew (Geopolitics, ESG initiatives and the lingering impact of COVID-19)
How are company leaders positioning themselves in an era of high prices and extreme volatility?
How has the war on Ukraine impacted different markets? How will this impact markets in the long term?
What are the lingering impacts of COVID-19? Are supply chains springing back, and if not, how long until we are back to"normal?"
How has the focus on ESG changed the way companies operate, particularly carbon-intensive industries?
CEO Americas, Commodities People
Dr. Craig Pirrong
Professor of Finance, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
Impact of extreme volatility on large trading companies
CEO Americas, Commodities People
President, Barnhill Energy
Ukraine invasion exposes weakness of global integration of commodities
-Impact of invasion on commodity markets -Interrelationship between oil, natural gas, fertilizers, ag commodities, FX, inflation, etc. -Need for top notch data sources, analytics and risk management systems
Head of Trade Risk Control and Compliance, Musket Corp
Vice President Services, Enuit
Identifying core requirements when selecting a technology system
Establishing priorities, from financial considerations to functionality, useability and scalability
Pros and cons of cookie cutter versus tailored solutions
Working with key stakeholders to prioritize system requirements.
Impact of regulatory developments on decision making
Associate Director, Risk Surveillance, Macquarie Group
Manager Monitoring Surveillance Americas Compliance Framework and Oversight, Shell Trading and Supply
President and CEO, Broadpeak Partners
Using technology to enhance ESG goals and to create a culture of trading compliance
Developing a mix of trading technologies (CTRM, Trade Surveillance, Machine Learning, RPA) to ensure regulatory compliance?
How do these technologies fit into an ESG strategy in regard to corporate governance?
Regional Business Development Manager, Veridapt
Managing Director, Commodity and Trade Finance, Hartree Partners
Co-Founder, Climate Commodities
Digitalization of Trade Finance
- Growth of CTF FinTech and what we are seeing today - Evolution or revolution? What is truly most important to the traders and financiers? Impact on risk and capital treatment - High commodity prices, price volatility, liquidity…. How can the commodity finance industry can pro actively manage during these challenging times - Can these new technologies help resolve financing and liquidity challenges
Global Head of Quantitative and Analytical Solutions, BP
Vice President, Citibank NA
Founder and CEO, Molecule Software
Data, data everywhere
Trends and impacts of data and digitalization.
An overview of data tools and landscape from ingestion to advanced analytics.
Developing a framework to manage data and ensure data governance: ensuring data integrity and transparency.
Leveraging data analytics to make decisions across domains.
MD, Trading - Carbon and Environmental Products, Mercuria Energy America, LLC
- Impact of carbon policy on commodity trading - Impact of sustainability initiatives on commodity trading companies - Combating image issues in an increasingly climate-focused world - Impact of sustainability initiatives on investment - ESG from a leadership perspective/Creating a culture of sustainability trading
-What types of assets are best suited to optimize with mining? -What are the operational components? -What kind of costs are involved? -Can you hedge values? (mitigate value risk) -Can you trust in liquidity? (Transactional risk) -Can you leverage value? (Staking)
Applying artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in commodities
A framework for kickstarting internal discussions within your organization. -Defining AI/ML projects - how are they different from a typical IT systems project. -Business problems in commodities where AI can be applied - AI/ML to improve current processes versus creating value and competing better. -Aligning leadership, data, legal/compliance and ensuring cultural readiness to ensure project success
The past 3 years have highlighted vulnerabilities in our IT infrastructure. What steps should companies take to protect their assets, customer information and reputation? -What have we learned from recent issues like the Colonial Pipeline outage? -In light of the Ukraine war, how can companies protect themselves from Russia and other foreign actors? -What are the steps companies should take in responding to an attack? -What threats are on the horizon?