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August 5, 2008

After the Goldrush: O'Reilly Money:Tech Explores Financial Tools for New Times: Call for Participation Now Open

After the Goldrush: O'Reilly Money:Tech Explores Financial Tools for New Times: Call for Participation Now Open

Sebastopol, CA, July 30, 2008--The second O'Reilly Money:Tech Conference will mine the new veins where technology and finance meet February 4-6, 2009, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City. Program Co-chairs Paul Kedrosky and Robert Passarella invite proposals for conference sessions and a newly added full day of tutorials at this year's expanded Money:Tech Conference.

An intimate, collaborative event that melds thought leadership with practical how-tos, Money:Tech 2009 will showcase the new kinds of technology and data from today's increasingly networked world that can become the foundation for insight and value creation. Money:Tech brings together institutional and professional investors, web entrepreneurs and activists, technology and research experts, VCs, and high-profile thought leaders to expose the edges and give fundamental research new traction.

Money:Tech 2009 will center around, and invites proposals on, these five concepts:

  • Big Data: Using the Internet to find and harvest new and useful data sets to extract value on companies, industries, sectors.
  • Visualization/Analytics: Tools, techniques, and applications that make it easier to spot useful patterns, trends, and information.
  • Research is Everywhere: Who are the new research players and what are they offering?
  • Prediction Markets: The pluses and minuses of prediction markets--and how people are using them as part of their investment process.
  • Collective Intelligence: Drawing inferences, trends, and decisions from the crowd via tools, techniques, web sites, and applications.

Building on the success of the 2008 Money:Tech, this year's conference offers attendees:

  • A full day of workshops led by experts and innovators.
  • Two days of single-track plenary sessions.
  • Demos, panels, presentations, interview-style conversations, "high order bits" demoing cool startups and applications.
  • A Sponsor Gallery featuring the latest offerings from key financial market companies, open for two days this year.

O’Reilly Money:Tech 2009 is the preeminent conference examining the impact technology has on trading, finance, and investing. Money:Tech 2009 will showcase tools, techniques, and technologies; provide a forum for leading edge viewpoints; offer a launch pad for new products; and deliver a first look at industry trends that everyone will be talking about next year.

Past Money:Tech sponsors and exhibitors included Agoracom, Dow Jones, Capital IQ, Connotate, Gerson Lehrman Group, Good Morning Research, Kapow Technologies, Majestic Research, PredictWallStreet, Thomson Financial, TradeKing,Yahoo! Finance, Yoonew, and Zecco.

Last year's Money:Tech also brought together representatives from companies and organizations like Pipeline Financial, IBM, CNET, InfoGen, Reuters, UC Berkeley, Marketocracy, Forbes, Insight Venture Partners, NYFix, Hitwise, Coburn Ventures, The 451 Group, Wesabe, Gigalogix, Morgan Stanley, Ovum, Tickerhound, Focus Ventures, LinkedIn, Barclays Global, Salesforce.com, Intel, IdeaLab, Intuit, Inkling Markets, Altos Research, Warburg Pincus, Wired, Streambase, Capital One, Fidelity, Marketcetera, Cake Financial, and many more.

Proposals will be accepted through August 21, 2008, and early registration for attendees and media will open in October, 2008. Proposals may be submitted to: http://en.oreilly.com/money2009/public/cfp/34

For more information on Money:Tech, visit: http://en.oreilly.com/money2009/public/content/home

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

If you'd like to stay up to date on information relating to Money:Tech, sign up for the conference newsletter (login required) at: http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/nl/home#conferences

For articles, blogs, photos, and other coverage of last year's event, go to: http://www.oreillynet.com/conferences/blog/moneytech/

View selected presentations from Money:Tech 2008 at: http://moneytech.blip.tv

To view a video conversation between Tim O'Reilly and Paul Kedrosky on the future of finance and technology, visit: http://web20summit.blip.tv/file/438105/

For more information on the intersection of money and technology, read program chair Paul Kedrosky's blog, Infectious Greed, at: http://paul.kedrosky.com/

To read Tim O'Reilly's take on the future, go to the O'Reilly Radar at: http://radar.oreilly.com/

For information about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities at 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: mediapartners@oreilly.com.

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