DISCOVER EMERGING TECH. CONNECT WITH ENTERPRISE PEERS.

Stay on top of the latest technologies transforming the enterprise. The Traction Technology Council is built from the ground-up for enterprise innovators to discover and manage emerging technologies through a unique blend of live virtual events, face-to-face meetings, and a powerful software platform. Join us!

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DISCOVER. CONNECT. ENGAGE.

Discover Enterprise-Ready Startups

  • Research enterprise startups by topic or industry.
  • Make and share your own private startup lists.
  • Receive technology recommendations based on your areas of interest.
  • Engage directly with startup founders through live video presentations, or request a meeting.

Connect With Industry Peers

  • Share insights with other senior IT executives directly through our member platform.
  • Ask the Network to help solve your company’s most pressing technology challenges.
  • Send private messages to other members.
  • Learn what the community really thinks about a hot startup or new technology.

Participate In Live Council Sessions

  • Get exclusive access to private sessions with the world’s leading technologists.
  • Engage with your peers and enterprise startup founders in live video sessions and Council meetings.
  • Meet other members on Council Field Trips.
  • Watch past sessions and view presentation decks on the member platform.

Discover Enterprise-Ready Startups

  • Research enterprise startups by topic or industry.

  • Create your own private startup lists.

  • Receive technology recommendations based on your areas of interest.

  • Engage directly with startup founders through live video presentations, or request a meeting.

Connect With Industry Peers

  • Share insights with other senior IT executives directly through our member platform or face-to-face at member meetings.

  • Ask the Network to help solve your company’s most pressing technology challenges.

  • Send private messages to other members.

  • Learn what the community really thinks about a hot startup or new technology trend.

Participate In Live Council Sessions

  • Get exclusive access to private sessions with the world’s leading technologists.

  • Engage with your peers and enterprise startup founders through live video.

  • Meet other members on Council Field Trips.

  • Watch past sessions and view presentation decks on the member platform.

our story

Our co-founders Erick Schonfeld and Neal Silverman have been finding and working with the world’s best startups and forward-thinking enterprises for 25+ years. We have decades of experience building and running DEMO and TechCrunch, and growing Business 2.0, Fortune, and Fast Company. As technology journalists, media executives, and producers of iconic tech conferences (DEMO and TechCrunch Disrupt), we’ve had a front-row seat to the seismic shifts in technology—from the PC era and the dawn of the Internet to the rise of mobile, cloud, and, more recently, artificial intelligence.

We have an unparalleled track record of analyzing technology trends and picking technology winners. Explore the timeline below to see some of the products we’ve helped discover and launch. Become a member to see what’s next.

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10 Live Sessions

Get exclusive access to private, live, video sessions with industry thought leaders, startup founders, and the world’s leading technologists—moderated by host Erick Schonfeld (former Editor-in-Chief, TechCrunch; Executive Producer, DEMO; Journalist, Fortune).

Council Field Trips

Twice a year, Council Members meet in New York City and Silicon Valley on field trips to share knowledge, connect with each other, and visit the top AI and Data Analytics startups. Discuss and discover how emerging technologies are driving change in your industry.

 

Innovation Leadership Forum

Our premium offering that helps leaders connect with other CIOs, CTOs, and Chief Innovation Officers through quarterly meetings and curated discussions about the most pressing challenges and opportunities about innovation and emerging technology. Learn more.

Member Platform

Grow your business network and share your knowledge. Research new technologies, connect with fellow Council members, engage with session content, and explore data every day on our private, online platform.

ENTERPRISE STARTUP DATABASE

Search our growing database of vetted, enterprise-ready startups. See funding data, customers, and Traction metrics. Sort by topic and industry, or create your own custom lists. Share startup lists and profiles with your team.

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Ask The Network

Leverage the expertise of fellow Council members and speed up your decision-making. Pose questions (publicly or anonymously) to the entire Council. Or discuss with smaller groups in private chats, or one-on-one via direct messages through the member directory.

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AI, BLOCKCHAIN, AND DATA ANALYTICS

HOSTED BY ERICK SCHONFELD, TECHNOLOGY JOURNALIST AND CO-FOUNDER OF TRACTION TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

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Data Deep Dives

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March 9, 2018
PREDICTING THE FUTURE WITH DATA

Predict better, win bigger. Your data holds vast untapped potential for making better predictions about customer behavior, new pricing models and much more. Learn about the latest Predictive Analytics + AI technologies gaining hold in the enterprise.

March 22, 2018
Data Deep Dive: The AI Landscape

In this interactive livestream, we will explore our Traction Map of AI with all the enterprise AI startups you need to know to get started on your own projects.

April 19, 2018
SALES BOTS + CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANTS

Chatbots are becoming the UI of choice for intelligent assistants. See how AI bots can help drive sales and scale more personalized customer service. Discover how to develop and deploy bots with the latest tools.

May 17, 2018
Data Deep Dive: The Data Analytics Landscape

Our Traction Map of Data Analytics will pinpoint all the data analytics startups you need to know in this live, interactive session.

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