DON’T LET NEW TECHNOLOGY LEAVE YOUR COMPANY IN THE DUST

There’s never been more pressure on CIOs and senior IT executives to get smart fast about emerging technologies. The Traction Tech Council helps you connect with peers and find new companies that can help you transform your business. Join leaders from GE, Deloitte, Lockheed Martin, PwC, Novo Nordisk, and more as we explore the emerging technologies that will reshape your industry.

180 members strong . . . and growing

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.

benefits

Live Video Sessions

Every month, we deliver the hottest startups with the most compelling new products and services right to your desk via live video. Learn how to solve your company’s biggest problems from founders, top analysts and other tech leaders.

ENTERPRISE STARTUP DATABASE

Discover startups you can work with. Search our growing database of 3,000 vetted, enterprise-ready startups. Sort by topic or industry. See customers, competitors, and Traction metrics. Share startup profiles with your team.

Field Trips & Meetings

Meet the most important emerging companies in AI, blockchain, and data analytics on Field Trips to Silicon Valley and New York City, while networking with peers. Gain first-hand insights and connections with leading startups.

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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. 

Member Platform

Grow your business network, research new technologies, connect with fellow Council members, and explore Traction data every day on our private, online platform.

Innovation Insights

Educate yourself and your team on the latest emerging technologies. Discuss and discover how emerging technologies are driving change in your industry.

Startup of the Week

Get alerted every week to a new enterprise-ready startup that matches your areas of interest. Want to dive deeper? Request a meeting for an intro!

 

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Founder Interviews

Watch video interviews and presentations from the world’s leading enterprise startups, available on the member platform and pushed out to your inbox.

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Traction Report

Read our newsletter packed with analysis on the emerging technologies that can help your company transform itself into a digital powerhouse.

TAKE A TOUR

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.

AGENDA

AI, BLOCKCHAIN, AND DATA ANALYTICS

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

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Live Sessions

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Council Field Trips

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Data Deep Dives

Date
Event
Details
Location
June 21, 2019
COUNCIL FIELD TRIP TO SILICON VALLEY

A full day of knowledge sharing, presentations, and networking. Council members get to know one another while visiting the offices of the top AI + Data startups in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

July 18, 2019
AR/VR In The Enterprise

Augmented and Virtual Reality are not just for video games and mobile travel guides. They are helping to add a digital layer to worksites, product design meetings, and customer sales visits. From assisting remote field workers with hands-free, contextual information to getting the whole team to visualize a final product before it’s built, AR and VR is making its way into the workplace.

August 8, 2019
Data Deep Dive: Market Map of Emerging Tech

For this interactive livestream, we will scour our data-driven Market Map of Emerging Tech to identify new areas gaining traction in the enterprise.

September 12, 2019
New Approaches To Cybersecurity

Malicious actors, stolen data, and network breaches are now daily events for most companies. Don’t become the next headline. Learn how to take advantage of AI, threat intelligence, application security, isolation platforms, and other new approaches to cybersecurity.

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