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Data is king, integration is queen

Harnessing the power of data science and real-time intelligence offers a powerful single view of the market

Few people know that data intelligence firm Kpler’s journey actually started in 2014, when the founders were told by an LNG trader: “I receive many proposals for ship-tracking software, but I don’t care about the ships. I care about cargoes into them, their volumes and the commercial information related to them”. The trader was actually referring to a common inconvenience of the commodity trading value chain, which is the capture and treatment of pre-trade data. In practice, traders and analysts spend a large amount of time collecting data sets from various sources, and then try to make sense of it by connecting the dots through spreadsheets. Fifteen years ago, there would have been virtual

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