Innovation Leadership Forum

Connect with other CIOs, CTOs, and Chief Innovation Officers about the most pressing challenges and opportunities surrounding innovation and emerging technologies.


Quarterly Meetings—Private Webinars—Peer Discussions—Online Platform

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The Benefits of Forum Membership

The Innovation Leadership Forum offers all the benefits of the Traction Tech Council, PLUS:


  1. Quarterly face-to-face meetings with other Forum leaders
  2. Additional private webinars on Innovation Best Practices
  3. Facilitated one-on-one conversations with other Forum Members and innovation experts
  4. Full access to the Traction enterprise startup database and member platform
  5. Request a meeting with any enterprise startup on the platform

A Powerful Platform For Connecting With Peers And Discovering Emerging Tech

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Forum Calendar

  • Defining “Innovation” for Your Organization (December 2018)


  • Creating an Innovation Strategy (January 2019)


  • Getting Buy-In for Innovation Investment (February 2019)


  • Exploring the Most Valuable Innovation Processes (March 2019)


  • Supercharging Innovation with Emerging Tech (April 2019)


  • Measuring the Value of Innovation Programs (May 2019)


  • Innovation Labs: From Outposts to Outcomes (June 2019)


  • Innovation Drivers: The Talent to Create Change (July 2019)


  • Forecasting the Future (August 2019)

Explore Innovation With Like-Minded Leaders

Brian Watson

Brian Watson

VP, Enterprise Innovation

Hosted by Brian Watson

The Innovation Leadership Forum is hosted by Brian Watson, Traction’s VP of Enterprise Innovation. Brian has collaborated with CIOs and senior technology executives as an advisor, author and analyst. At Traction, Brian helps these executives and their teams navigate the emerging technology landscape through the Traction Tech Council’s Innovation Leadership Forum, Innovation Discovery Programs, and unique content. Prior to joining TTP, he was Co-Head of CIO Networks at Metis Strategy, a business and technology strategy consulting firm. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of CIO Insight and co-authored Confessions of a Successful CIO: How the Best CIOs Tackle Their Toughest Business Challenges (Wiley, 2014). He speaks frequently at technology leadership events and writes about IT leaders for