Press Release: August 20, 2007
News Release: Money:Tech, O'Reilly's Newest Conference
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Money:Tech Explores the Intersection of Technology and Money
Sebastopol, CA, August 20, 2007--The first ever O'Reilly Money:Tech conference will take place February 6-7, 2008 at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City, New York. Technology is transforming money, investing, and Wall Street more profoundly than at any other time in modern history--and the pace is accelerating. O'Reilly Media has long been at the forefront of predicting trends in the world of technology and is now taking a closer look at the importance of Web 2.0 and other technologies in the financial industry.
Money:Tech will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, academics, and high-profile speakers to uncover the opportunities created by rapid change in money and markets. The conference will include two days of plenary sessions, demonstrations, panels, and keynote presentations around the new technologies and methodologies that are transforming how money, and information, changes hands.
Attendees can expect interview-style conversations with big players, "high order bit" demonstrations, cool startups and applications, and audience interaction. Possible content may include:
**Prediction markets: They're finally coming of age, predicting everything from movements in financial markets, to American Idol winners. What are the technologies that make this possible?
**Where is the next Bloomberg killer? As cheap real-time feeds, inexpensive analytics, and peer-to-peer networks emerge…Will the promise of prediction finally be possible?
**High-speed trading: Trading strategies are increasingly running up against the basic laws of physics, will firms have to locate close enough to perform exchanges in real-time?
**Finding alpha in a world of commodity data: Most traditional financial data sources are plumbed into uselessness. New companies are emerging around freely-available web-based data. Can they fill the void?
**Trading Communities: The first generation of online trading communities have been a bust, with newsgroups descending into name-calling and spam. A second generation has arrived, however, and it actually seems to work. Where does the industry go from here?
Money:Tech is expected to draw 500 high level players in the financial and technological communities. Registration for general attendance (and for media credentials) will open in October 2007. Although the speakers are still being organized, here is a sample:
-Jim Cramer, TheStreet/CNBC
-Nassim Taleb, Author/Hedge fund manager
-James Altucher, Founder, Stockpickr
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