Communities & Labs

We support 19 small groups—from finance to marketing and technology leadership—to help members gain practical and technical resources in specific focus areas.


At TAO we support 15 (and growing) different Communities within the tech industry to help build connections, share expertise and establish a unified voice for our industry. Each Community aligns with the job functions of our members. The Community is managed by volunteer-led committees that organize special events, projects and outreach.


Labs are high-level, data-driven groups that align with three TAO priority areas. Our focus areas for 2016 are Talent & Culture, Cyber Security and Smart Cities. Lab participants are nominated by our member companies. They're thought leaders in the focus area and help provide mentorship, resources and big-picture thinking across our Communities.