Tech in Commodities Day 2020

7 - 11 Dec, 2020
Virtual (link will be provided upon successful registration)
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Tech In Commodities Day was inaugurated in 2019 with one goal, to simplify the digitalisation journey for commodity trading firms. Digitalisation is reshaping commodity trading at an accelerating pace, nudging traders to invest substantial resources to develop critical capabilities. To maximise the full potential of digitalisation, it is crucial for traders to be aware of the available solutions in the market and how best to implement them. Here at Tech In Commodities Day, we bring together and connect you to a community of technology partners to help you digitalise your entire trade value chain.

2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges. The pandemic has radically transformed the workplace, necessitating digitalisation more than ever. Trading companies, both large and small, must seize opportunities to adapt and digitalise in order to emerge stronger from this period of uncertainty. The upcoming Tech In Commodities Day (TICD), held in conjunction with the Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology (SWITCH), Asia’s largest tech and innovation festival, will enable you to explore leading solutions from all around the world.

Event Highlights

  • Harness the power of data analytics, risk management and trade execution solutions to enhance your trades and streamline business operations
  • Find out what are the key industry trends and gain insights from our panellists' own digitalisation journeys
  • Network with potential partners through in-built conferencing tools and chat functions on the SWITCH platform

Register now and join us at TICD x SWITCH 2020 where we ride the tide of digitalisation to trade smarter and faster! 

Note: Tech in Commodities Day (TICD) x SWITCH is an event within the Singapore Fintech Festival and Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology 2020 (SFF x SWITCH 2020). By clicking on the above registration link, you will be registering for a complimentary SFF x SWITCH Digital Learning Pass (usual price: S$75), which will provide you access to the TICD x SWITCH event, SFF x SWITCH Livestream content, SWITCH content, SFF x SWITCH on-demand playback content, as well as the SWITCH Online Exhibition.

Event Details

Date7-11 Dec 2020, Mon - Fri
Time24/7 digital event
VenueOnline (link will be provided upon successful registration)
FeeComplimentary (sign up via the unique TICD x SWITCH registration link above)


Monday, 7 December: Unlocking the Value of Data Analytics
As they say, “Data is the new oil”. How should companies deal with the voluminous amount of data, or the lack thereof, to identify the best trading strategy? Here, we feature technology partners who tap on data analytics for superior decision making in trading, production and resource planning.

Time (SGT)Programmme 
2.00 - 2.15 pmOpening Address by Enterprise Singapore [Speaker: Lester Lu, Deputy Director, Trade]
2.15 - 2.45 pmZE: Unlocking the Value of Market Data & Data Analytics [Speaker: Jason Lynd, Director of Product Management]
2.45 - 3.15 pmKpler: Integration - The Real Enabler of Data Analytics  [Speaker: Clark Chahine, Head of Product]
3.15 - 3.45 pmCurveseries: Finding Trading Success with Curveseries Analytics [Speaker: Chang Ching Chng, Founder]
3.45 - 4.45 pmPanel Discussion by Vortexa: Adopting Freight Analytics for a Winning Edge
4.45 - 5.15 pmStemly: AI in Commodity Industries with Real-life Case Studies [Speaker: Sanjay Saini, Co-founder]
5.15 - 5.45 pmVortexa: Trading with Analytics - A New Age, A Wnning Edge [Speakers: RJ Teo, Product Specialist, & Serena Huang, Lead Analyst]

Wednesday, 9 December: Managing Your Commodity Risks
COVID-19 has left traders in an unprecedented situation of uncertainty and volatility, causing lower risk appetites throughout the supply chain. What solutions can traders leverage on to manage different risk types for profitability and cost reduction?
Time (SGT)Programmme 
2.00 - 3.00 pmPanel Discussion by Baringa Partners: Commodities Risk Management - Technology as a Differentiator
3.00 - 3.30 pmQuantum Crowd: Digital Asset Twins - Future of Commodity Trading [Speaker: Darren McVean, Chief Executive Officer]
3.30 - 4.00 pmEnuit: Risk, VaR, and PNL Attribution - Spreadsheet vs. E/CTRM [Speaker: Dr Hui He, Managing Director, Analytics]
4.00 - 4.30 pmCubeLogic: “RiskCubed” Enterprise Risk Management Solutions for Energy and Commodity Companies [Speaker: Karl Sees, Managing Director]
4.30 - 5.00 pmVeson Nautical: Proactively Measure & Manage Your Market Exposure & Risk [Speaker: Andi Chen, Commercial Solutions Consultant]
5.00 - 5.30 pmBaringa Partners: Commodity Trading - Operations of the Future [Speaker: Sam Porter, Director]

Friday, 11 December: Digitalising Trade Execution
The trading sector is plagued by inefficient and complex processes. Identify tools and solutions to circumvent these challenges while building transparency and trust in your business.
Time (SGT)Programmme 
2.00 - 3.00 pmPanel Discussion by Contour: Building A Digital Future - How digitalisation can scale in the iron ore industry
3.00 - 3.30 pm#dltledgers: Real-time Risk Monitoring In Commodity Trade Finance - A FinTech Approach For Banks & Corporates [Speaker: Samir Neji, Founder]
3.30 - 4.00 pmTriterras: Uniquely Bridging the SME Trade Finance Gap [Speaker: John Galani, Chief Operating Officer]
4.00 - 4.30 pmSeabridge TFX: Disrupting International Trade Financing With a Unique Digital Financing Marketplace Solution [Speaker: Ravindra Krishnappa, Chief Technology Officer]
4.30 - 5.00 pmKomgo: Digitalisation, The First Step Towards Process Efficiency and Reduced Operational Risk [Speakers: Nicolas Djelalian, Managing Director, & Phillip Durie, Senior Sales Lead]
5.00 - 5.30 pmContour: Transforming the Trade Finance Journey through Collaboration and Interoperability [Speaker: Joshua Kroeker, Chief Product Officer]


Monday, 7 December: Panel Discussion by Vortexa

Synopsis: A deep dive discussion into the leading trade and risk indicators in dynamic shipping markets, using analytics and real-time data to make stronger trading decisions. How does using analytics benefit the shipping market's workflow and in what ways can it enhance operations?

Wednesday, 9 December: Panel Discussion by Baringa Partners

Synopsis: "Never waste a good crisis” the saying goes, and this is certainly true for the commodities industry in 2020 which has seen volatile price movements across different markets, owed to COVID-19 induced demand shocks and geo-political turmoil. In times of such uncertainty, traders with strong risk management practices have rose above the challenges to earn record revenues, while less sophisticated players have suffered heavy losses from unhedged positions and poor controls. Transparency, availability and accuracy of information is key to timely decision making – making risk management technology a crucial toolkit for the professional risk manager. This panel discusses the best practices and recent technology trends observed in the market, as well as the challenges and differentiating factors that help participants with successful commodity risk management.

Friday, 11 December: Panel Discussion by Contour

Synopsis: Trade digitalisation has been gathering steam in the commodities industry with the iron ore sector leading the way. We assess the factors driving that push using Rio Tinto’s trade journey as an example. The panel will also focus on the role of interoperability and how we can overcome existing challenges in order to build scale within the iron ore industry.


Theme 1: Unlocking the Value of Data Analytics (Live presentations on 7 Dec)

Curveseries is a financial markets data service provider which focuses on the commodities asset class. By aggregating data from platforms such as Bloomberg, Refinitiv, Quandl and more, we offer data collection and analysis for traders to make informed decisions on OTC swaps or futures.
imageKpler is the pioneer and reference provider of data intelligence in commodity markets. Relying on a unique methodology that combines artificial and human intelligence, Kpler brings real time information on global and regional movements of more than 25 types of commodities ranging from gas & liquids to dry bulk.
imageRefinitiv equips the financial community with access to an open platform that uncovers opportunity and catalyses change. With a dynamic combination of data, insights, technology and news from Reuters, our customers can access solutions for every challenge, including a breadth of applications, tools and content,—all supported by human expertise.
imageStemly provides Software as a Service (SaaS) platform for business users leveraging machine learning-based forecasting & optimisation focused on supply chain & finance business functions for manufacturing, retail and distribution companies. 
imageVortexa tracks more than $1.8 trillion of waterborne energy flows around the world in real time. Vortexa's intuitive platform provides leading energy trading and shipping companies with the most complete global data picture to empower them to identify and seize opportunities before others. 
imageZE is the developer of ZEMA™, a comprehensive platform for data aggregation, validation, modelling, automation and integration. By providing unrivaled data collection, analytics, curve management, and integration capabilities, ZEMA offers robust data solutions for clients in all markets and industries.

Theme 2: Managing Your Commodity Risks (Live presentations on 9 Dec)

Baringa Partners is an independent business and technology consultancy. We help businesses run more effectively, navigate industry shifts and reach new markets. We use our industry insights, ideas and pragmatism to help each client improve their business.


Quantum Crowd offers integrated blockchain solutions for your business to thrive in the new revolution of business and commerce.


Enuit was founded in 2008 with a single goal in mind: To bring to market affordable, functional trade management software. ENTRADE® is all of this and more. It can help your company track its transactions through the entire deal life cycle. 


CubeLogic’s 'RiskCubed' is the world’s No.1* rated enterprise risk management solution for energy and commodity companies. We deliver business intelligence enabled enterprise risk management solutions for all market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and regulatory compliance. *EnergyRisk Software Rankings 2019. 

imageVeson Nautical is the global market leader in developing, implementing, and supporting the solutions that propel maritime commerce. Driven by a commiment to continual innovation and an unwavering focus on client success, we are a trusted partner to our clients as they navigate new possibilities in a digital age.

Theme 3: Digitalising Trade Execution (Live presentations on 11 Dec)

Contour is building the global standard for trade by bringing together the world's banks, corporates and ecosystem partners, onto a common, digital, and trusted network. Powered by innovation, trust and collaboration, Contour uses decentralised technology to offer seamless integration with market-leading digital document systems and other digital networks, enabling frictionless data-flow across the entire trade ecosystem.


Triterras is a leading fintech company focused on trade and trade finance. It launched and operates Kratos™ - one of the world's largest commodity trading and trade finance platforms that connects and enables commodity traders to trade and source capital from lenders directly online.


Komgo powers a global secure network of verified actors to digitalise complex workflows and transactions. Komgo offers products to digitalise all communication between the actors of the trade finance chain. Our aim is to improve process efficiency whilst also reducing operational risk.


#dltledgers is the leading, independent fintech platform for trade, supply chain, and trade finance digitalisation in blockchain. Based in Singapore, the platform facilitates inter-enterprise collaboration, connecting the "digital islands" across its value chain to create a trusted trade framework and supply chain ecosystem for its users.

imageCoreTRM provides a cloud-based C/ETRM software platform to oil and commodity organisations in Singapore and worldwide. Our platform allows trading organisations to handle and simplify the complex full trade lifecycle of physical and derivative trades from trade capture to valuation, through operational logistics, to financial settlement.

Seabridge TFX is a specialty trade and supply chain finance solutions provider. Seabridge's mission is to create a participative financing marketplace through a fully-digitalised financing platform that enables an end-to-end solution. Leveraging years of expertise and information by partnering with our shareholders, Refinitiv and Seabury Capital, our team combines financial and technology expertise to deliver for our customers.

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