The Second JODI Data-User Seminar took place at the Institute of Directors in London, UK, on Wednesday 3 February 2016 with support of the JODI Partner Organisations (APEC, Eurostat, GECF, IEA, IEF, OLADE, OPEC and UNSD).
An archive video of the seminar is available at webcast provided by Bloomberg.
The seminar series was created in response to JODI user-community requests for outreach and the London seminar built on the experience gained in the inaugural JODI user-community event held in Geneva on 11 June 2015. Participants had the opportunity to hear from and exchange views with technical experts from JODI partner organisations in an interactive environment. To help ensure a dynamic exchange of ideas places was limited to around 50 JODI data-users and technical experts. From discussion held during the seminar, JODI Partner Organisations took notes of high data user interests in oil storage capacity data and detailed breakdown of crude oil data by its grades and types.
The event addressed the following topics:
- JODI History to Present: Importance of Energy Data Transparency
- JODI data collection and processing: Key features that differentiate JODI from other data sources
- JODI data for Market Research: Better Data - Better Decisions
- JODI Participation Assessments and key features of the JODI World Database
- Roundtable discussion on “Potential for enhanced energy data / market transparency through improved communication among data suppliers and users"
The idea of a data-user focused seminar was initially inspired by heads of JODI Partner Organisations who met in Moscow prior to the 14th International Energy Forum Ministerial meeting in May 2014. Recognising ease of access to data and communication with stakeholders as being of key importance in satisfying the rising expectations for JODI, Partners deliberated about the need for greater visibility and enhanced access to JODI data. Building on this discussion, JODI data users at the 12th International JODI Conference in New Delhi including energy market analysts from oil and gas companies, commodity traders, and financial institutions expressed their interest in meeting key actors involved in the Initiative, and the Partners responded by developing this seminar series.
- JODI History to Present - Importance of Energy Data Transparency
- How JODI data are collected and processed key features that differentiate JODI from other data sources
- Use of JODI data by OPEC
- How JODI data are used for Market Research
- JODI Partner Organisations and Energy Data Collection Activities