Decentralisation of Technology

We see decentralisation of technology as a key theme over the coming years, delivered through several separate but related mechanisms. Decentralisation is a progression of factors we have seen in recent years: the adoption of AI and algorithmic trading, blockchain and related technologies such as smart contracts; and a move from monolithic to ecosystem platforms. Decentralisation becomes attractive to the commodity industry, primarily as a technology enabler, and in turn as a cost and risk reducer.