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October 29, 2007

Finance Meets Technology at the O'Reilly Money:Tech Conference

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Dawn Applegate

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Finance Meets Technology at the O'Reilly Money:Tech Conference

Inaugural Event Coming to New York

Sebastopol, CA, October 29--Registration is now open for the O'Reilly Money:Tech Conference, taking place February 6-7, 2008, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, New York. Technology is transforming money, investing, and Wall Street like at no other time in modern history--and the pace of change is accelerating. Money:Tech is expected to draw over 500 key influencers in the financial world including entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, academics, and high-profile speakers. Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, said about Money:Tech:

"We want to bring Web 2.0 entrepreneurs to Wall Street, so that the Street can learn from these companies--and help teach them about new ways to leverage the data they are gathering. Because that's the other key insight here: many startups toiling in the fields of the consumer internet are missing opportunities to monetize their data in financial 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. O'Reilly Money:Tech Conference is an intimate, collaborative event that melds thought leadership with practical sessions led by conference chair Paul Kedrosky, entrepreneur and VC. This event will:

-Expose the importance of Web 2.0 technologies in the financial industry

-Arm the industry with information and resources to initiate change leadership for the digital age

-Focus on the money-technology connection

-Unite established players with alpha geeks and edge up-and-comers

-Center on success stories and working models

Money:Tech will raise the level of conversation around technology advances in the institutional investment industry, and bring together innovators with established players to compare and contrast tools and ideas. Hedge fund managers, financial entrepreneurs, technologists, academics, investors, equity/financial/investment analysts, and VCs will come together at Money:Tech to push the technology forward. The program schedule, will include industry experts such as:

-James Altucher, Stockpickr

-Henry Blodget, Silicon Alley Insider

-Jim Cramer, CNBC and TheStreet.com

-Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media

-Barry L. Ritholtz, Fusion IQ

-Randall Winn, Capital IQ

-Richard Bookstaber, Author

-Harold Bradley, Kauffman Foundation

The attendees will have an opportunity to network at various conference events including Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs) and a Sponsor Gallery. The gallery, featuring the latest offerings from companies key to the finance market, will allow attendees to make connections and further their knowledge. Currently scheduled to sponsor Money:Tech at the Platinum level is Agoracom.

"Money:Tech is the first conference I've seen in years that I feel I absolutely must attend."

Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine

To register as an attendee, visit this link:

Register

To apply for a media conference pass, visit this link:

Request a media pass

If you'd like to stay up to date on information relating to Money:Tech, sign up for the conference newsletter:

Newsletter

For more information on the intersection of money and technology, read program chair Paul Kedrosky's blog, Infectious Greed, at:

Infectious Greed

To view a conversation between Tim O'Reilly and Paul Kedrosky on the future of finance and technology, visit this link:

Paul and Tim

To read the O'Reilly Radar, visit:

O'Reilly Radar

If you have ideas about areas you'd like to see included at the conference,send a note to: MT-ideas@oreilly.com

For information about exhibiting or sponsoring Money:Tech contact Sharon Cordesse at (707) 827-7065 or scordesse@oreilly.com

If you would like to discuss forming a media or promotional partnership with O'Reilly for an upcoming event, contact Avila Reese at (707) 827-7116 or mediapartners@oreilly.com

About O'Reilly

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O'Reilly conferences bring together forward-thinking business and technology leaders, shaping ideas and influencing industries around the globe. For over 25 years, O'Reilly has facilitated the adoption of new and important technologies by the enterprise, putting emerging technologies on the map.

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