Now that 2008 is here, it's a good time to take a look at some of the upcoming conferences of note in the web platform and mashup world. The first two events are happening in just a few weeks: both are business-centric, one focused on enterprise mashups and the other looking at what happens when Web 2.0 meets Wall Street:
Open Enterprise 2.0 Mashups: Expanding Customer Value Networks: February 1, New York City. This is an east coast edition to last fall's Silicon Valley event. The agenda covers a wide variety of enterprise mashup topics including strategy, tools, and APIs. The one-day lineup includes speakers from Google, Jackbe, Kapow Technologies, Mashery, Nexaweb and the University of Southern California (see the full agenda here). ProgrammableWeb readers can use this registration page to get a 40% discount until January 14th.
Money:Tech Conference: Feb 6-7, New York City. This new conference from O'Reilly looks at how the current generation of Web 2.0 technologies and ideas are impacting Wall Street today and where they might be headed in the future. It's a very interesting schedule. Financial services companies are huge consumers and developers of web services and we'll certainly start seeing more platform strategies at work here soon. For example, the session description for Data Demos notes that: "The stock market is the ultimate mash-up. It combines information from all sources – news, capital markets, human behavior, geography, etc. – to come up with liquid stocks and profits. Where are the best ideas coming from in mashing up data with stocks? We’ll showcase some of the best mashups out there, ranging from Ebay listings, to stock wikis, and on and on." ProgrammableWeb readers can use the code "mt08pwb" to get 20% off registration.