Big data is the ubiquitous fabric of today's commodity trading houses. Realising the intrinsic value within this churning ocean is a challenge that the holy trinity of data analytics, machine learning and UX is only starting to unravel. Oblong's g speak offers a truly innovative solution to immerse human's in the data and capitalise on the ultimate algorithm...the human brain! This is just one example of a technology that may be common place on a commodities trade floor in 2025. Gen Z commodity professionals will need these decision support tools to execute decisions amidst a hydrant of real time data flowing 24 by 7 onto the trade floor. The ability to embrace these tools will be vital for companies trading global commodities such as Oil and LNG where traders & operators need to assess a complex array of weather, pricing, shipping and contractual data sets across global teams.
“Our goal is to get beyond rows and columns of data,” Hawkins explains. “In an Excel spreadsheet, our experience with the data is severely limited. By putting this in human terms we get more of a human take.”