2019 Agenda


HOSTED BY Erick Schonfeld, Technology Journalist and Co-Founder, Traction Technology Partners


Live Sessions


Council Field Trips


Data Deep Dives

January 24, 2019
Data Deep Dive: Enterprise Blockchain

In this interactive livestream, we will explore our Traction Map of Blockchain technologies to identify the enterprise blockchain startups you need to know.

February 28, 2019
Give Your Company A.I. Superpowers

Artificial Intelligence is quietly giving superpowers to companies in finance, manufacturing, transportation, energy, and life sciences. Learn how leading enterprises are getting a competitive edge out of AI.

March 21, 2019
Council Dinner in NYC

Meet fellow Council members over dinner in New York City. Share innovation strategies, startup recommendations, and build your network.

April 17, 2019
The Rise of Conversational Commerce

With Alexa, Google Home and other voice-only interfaces making their way into our homes, cars, and Airpods, Conversational Commerce is starting to take off. In this session, members will learn how best to reach consumers through these new channels and how to make chatbots that can actually sell something.

May 16, 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.

June 21, 2019

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.

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.

October 10, 2019
Council Workshop: How To Start Your Own Machine Learning Lab

In this workshop, members will get a hands-on guide to creating a Machine Learning Lab in their own companies from data scientists who head up machine learning initiatives at Fortune 500 companies, as well as from founders who are building machine learning platforms.

New York City
November 15, 2019
Deep Dive: Market Map Of Data Analytics

For this interactive livestream, we will explore our Traction Market Map of Data startups to identify which ones are gaining share across specific industries.

December 12, 2019
Better Risk Management With Better Data

Whether you work in the financial industry, real estate, healthcare, or manufacturing, risk management is increasingly becoming a bigger concern as new threats (and financial liabilities) arise. But an array of technologies from anti-fraud detection to computer vision for safety compliance are coming into play to help corporations minimize their risks (and the associated costs).