Over the years, there has been a growing realization that building a commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) solution is not a trivial task. Indeed, quite the opposite. It is a hugely complex piece of software that can never seem to meet all the varied needs of all the different types of companies buying and selling commodities around the globe.
Covid-19 made the past year unpredictable and uncertain. The pandemic impact spread further than just the health crisis, with traded markets seeing dramatic shifts in supply and demand.
E-World is an event celebrating the world of Energy and Water. Hosted in Essen, Germany each year it brings in exhibitors from over 25 nations and hosted an impressive total of over 800 exhibitors. But for 2021 It wasn’t to be.
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.