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Optimising the Back Office Function in Energy and Commodity Trading

Increase efficiency of back office operations in energy and commodity trading using RPA and DLT

20-22 May 2019
Novotel Berlin Am Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany

Conference Workshop

The impact of DLT on regulatory compliance: Guidance for a post-DLT landscape

This workshop will explore how Distributed Ledger Technology will impact regulations for energy and commodity trading. This will be focused on the effects on the back office and compliance, as DLT starts to become more ubiquitous within the industry. For instance, the workshop will help delegates to understand how the spread of smart contracts and sharing ledgers will affect transparency and reporting.

Workshop Moderator: David Hirst, Founder and Managing Director

Company: Ainsty Risk Consulting

Why You Should Attend

Optimising the Back Office Function in Energy and Commodity Trading

RPA is not something that has been widely implemented across energy and commodity trading firms, but is becoming a large talking point as the industry has already acknowledged the opportunities it brings. Considering the back office in energy and commodity trading firms largely consists of repetitive, and menial manual labour tasks, it is a function that lends itself to the implementation of RPA. This gives rise to operational efficiency, as it cost-effectively completes the manual labour work, in turn freeing up the time of employees to focus on more engaging tasks that rely on human instinct. There are many use cases for RPA in the back office function, but less is seen and understood with DLT, which is also very topical in energy and commodity trading markets. With all this in mind, this marcus evans conference will look at how to increase efficiency of back office operations in the energy and commodity trading using robotic process automation and distributed ledger technology.

Key Topics

  • Discover how RPA is best used in the back office of commodity and energy trading firms to achieve operational excellence
  • Hear how the standardisation of data and processes can catalyse progression towards RPA and DLT in the back office
  • Gain feedback from commodity and energy trading firms on the usefulness of DLT in the back office
  • Move towards a back office function that is effectively connected to the front office to enable ease of data flows
  • Address the impact of Brexit, and trading regulations such as REMIT and SFTR, on the back office function
  • Previous Attendees Include

    • FCA
    • Alpix
    • Axpo
    • Bank of England
    • BNP Paribas
    • CEZ a.s.
    • Citi Conoco Philips
    • Edison
    • Endesa
    • Eni Shipping and Trading
    • ERG SpA ExxonMobil
    • GasNatural
    • Gazprom
    • JP Morgan
    • Ofgem
    • RWE shipping and trading GmbH
    • Vattenfall
    • Statoil
    • Statkraft

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    Practical Insights From

    Antonio Sevilla Cervantes
    Head of Back Office

    Graziano Di Giacomo
    Head of Trading and Financial Back Office
    Enel Global Trading

    Mario Claeys
    Head of Exchange, Clearing, & Margining Operations
    Uniper Global Commodities

    Daniel Casado García
    Head of Wholesale Markets Back
    Repsol Power and Gas

    Biagio De Filpo
    Senior REMIT Expert

    John Furlong

    Bernd Wölfer
    Department Manager, Trading Back Office
    OMV Gas Marketing and Trading

    Rafael Plata
    Secretary General

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