Conference Connection is offering the SOM course virtually on July 15-17 2020.
The SOM course content has been revamped to focus on this year’s unprecedented, historic developments in the oil markets. The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause tectonic shifts in the world of oil. Industry participants need to brace for a new normal.
For more information, registrations and other queries, please contact us at:
Tel: (65) 6338 0064
Fax: (65) 6338 4090
Information is power, yet it can also be almost toxic in massive and indigestible quantities. It loses its value if it is late, inaccurate or irrelevant and can even cause financial losses.
Mission-Critical Information comprises the unique, non-public, proprietary knowledge and analysis that organizations can garner to materially improve performance and profitability. Accessing and sharing such information costs time and money.
This intensive and unique virtual three-day course, is offered with brand new content, adding in effective, battle-tested strategies on how to collect, manage and act on information in the decision making process as well as how to respond to the pandemic. The course will arm you with tools and techniques to analyse the oil markets of the new era that is dawning upon us, as well as to apply to your unique portfolio.
Critical content coverage:
Through interactive exercise, attendees will be provided with tools and methodologies for analysing key price trends and drivers, separating the signal from the noise. The course objective is for attendees to learn how to:
The course directors, Vandana Hari and John Driscoll, have a proven track record in analysing and explaining the oil markets. Aside from being regular speakers at industry events, both are widely sought after by the international print and TV media for their views on market developments. They are regularly featured on leading news networks, with insights, analysis and forecasts with great accuracy.
Chief Strategist, JTD Energy Services Pte Ltd
In his 40-year career, John Driscoll held senior management positions in oil producing, refining, trading, price reporting and consulting firms based in the US and Singapore including Maxus, Ultramar, Mobil Singapore, Argus Media and GS Caltex. A naturalised Singaporean citizen and resident of the Republic since 1985, John launched one successful trading operation in San Francisco and three in Singapore. He has staged over 30 training programs for business and academic clients and presented at more than 100 industry conferences, forums, workshops and broadcast media appearances. John holds a B.A. from Stanford University and, since founding JTD Energy Services in 2013, has obtained certifications in Supply Chain Optimisation, Technology and Systems (MIT), Financial Market Analysis and Macroeconomic Management in Resource-Rich Countries (IMF) and Data Analytics (University of Texas).
Vandana Hari is Founder & CEO of Vanda Insights, a Singapore-based provider of oil markets macro-analysis. She has 25 years of experience providing intelligence on the global energy markets to stakeholders in the industry and related sectors, policy-makers, and wealth managers. Vandana has served in various leadership roles at S&P Global Platts, a leading information-provider on global energy commodity markets. She has managed news and price reporting operations, research and analysis, business strategy and execution, and external stakeholder engagements at the company.
She was a trainer for Platts’ immersive Market Reporting 101 program for new hires in Singapore. She pioneered training on news reporting, editing and libel laws in her early years with the company. Vandana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from India’s MD University and Post-Graduate Diplomas in Communication and Social Journalism. She is regularly quoted in business press around the world and pens a monthly column for the Nikkei Asian Review. Vandana is a regular commentator on international radio and TV networks including Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, and Singapore’s Channel News Asia.
John talks about the embedded characteristics of oil supply chains, the time constraints of deliverable physical futures contracts, and the past patterns of behaviour in the oil patch.Vandana weaves the key market drivers and developments into a precise analytical summary of a historic OPEC agreement.
Details of the content will continue to evolve, based on the unfolding market situation right up to the course dates.
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