Infectious Tomorrow and Thursday two prolific people are hosting a conference in Money2008_home_logo_conf New York called Money:Tech.  Prolific blogger Paul Kedrosky of Infectious Greed and prolific publisher and conference-thrower Tim O’Reilly have teamed up to create a conference that probably should have been created years ago, even through the theme is "Web 2.0 meets Wall Street."  The challenge of course is that if you have secret formula for alpha, you’re not going to share it.  And if Web 2.0 is in some measure defined by "transparency," you lose your edge pretty quickly showing your cards in a trading environment.  But the ability to mash-up data and applications has never been easier and I my guess is that the conference take-away will be "new ways to find an edge."  I’m looking forward to it.