Bringing People Together

Virtual forums for leading in challenging times

Platos is a powerful AI-moderated conversation platform

It's built for large-scale, deliberative discussion with your most important stakeholders. 

Because the most powerful information source is people’s true experience. 


Features & Pricing


Use Platos for...


Virtual Focus Groups

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Town Hall Meetings

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Stakeholder Forums


We’ve created a safe place online for leaders to gather their people

To speak, to listen, to learn – and then to act. 

Trust. Trusted. Trustable.

Platos is a psychologically safe place that frees your people to be candid, at a very large scale. This means data you can trust.

Scale your leadership with employees, suppliers, key customersshareholders, citizens, communities, members or students

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Big talk, not small talk

Because Platos uses asynchronous text, everyone who wants a say gets a say, especially the quiet ones.

Our human-centered technology taps into people‘s lived experiences & stories about the big issues you all face.

Our AI + human-in-the-loop turns those stories into actionable data.


How do Platos forums work?

This short video takes you through the simple process for rolling out your first forum.

A Platos forum is like a slow-motion event. 

Our AI does the heavy lifting so hosts can easily manage the discussion.

And the results are waiting for you at the end. 

“I was astonished by the depth the stories gave us. It helps enormously with prioritising what we do next.”
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
G8 University
“The platform offered an amazing way to engage an international audience in a deep discussion on policy priorities to tackle the health impacts of climate change.”
Executive Director
Climate & Health Alliance
“It triggered a whole lot of activity on wellbeing. We could’ve spent [and wasted] a couple of million bucks on programs that nobody wanted.”
People, Performance & Culture Director
Global consulting firm
“I have no idea what the outcomes are going to be from this experiment but I think this was a brilliant initiative nonetheless.”
Forum participant
“Reading all these comments I can't help feeling optimistic that things will change...”
Forum participant
“Reading these messages inspires me to hope for a better institution with a better working culture.”
Forum Participant

Compare us

There are lots of conversation tools. This is how Platos is different. 

  • Quantitative survey platforms (like Qualtrics or CultureAmp)

    • Use quantitative survey when you’re clear about your questions, you just want answers, and don’t need to do deep dives on issues that emerge

    • Use Platos when you want to hear the diversity of people’s views, you need your participants to feel listened to and you want to be able to dig deep on issues when they come up

  • Qualitative survey (open question) platforms (like Remesh)

    • Use qualitative survey when you want to hear diverse views from your participants, participant interaction isn’t important, and everyone can contribute at the same time

    • Use Platos when you want more people included than are available in a one-hour slot, you want to encourage thoughtful responses and to hear each other’s point of view, and dive deeper on emerging issues

  • Social chat platforms (like Slack or Yammer)

    • Use social platforms for doing your day-to-day work, when groups aren’t large, and when you don’t need to worry about anonymity or moderation

    • Use Platos for doing purposeful work, with large groups, where candid feedback and ideas are important (i.e. you need a psychologically safe place)

  • Video platforms (like Webex or Zoom)

    • Use video platforms when you’re under 20 people, when it's enough to let just a few people talk and the rest listen

    • Use Platos (with a video embed) when you’re well over 20 people and you want to move from having an audience to having hundreds (or thousands!) of active participants

  • Collaboration platforms (like Teams or Confluence)

    • Use collaboration platforms for doing your day-to-day work, when groups aren’t large, and when you don’t need to worry about anonymity or moderation

    • Use Platos when your groups are large, the issues are complex or challenging and you need focus, and you value psychological safety to help bring out different points of view


And it’s about the data

Platos turns your people’s stories into rich, granular, specific insight so you know what to do - and what not to do. And it’s your data, not Google’s or Facebook’s.


Smart, scaleable technology

Productive / troll free

Have productive conversations with AI-supported moderation & enforceable house rules.


Talk in real-time or asynchronously over a few days, it’s up to you.


Include one thousand people in the one forum, do more for whole workforce coverage. 


An enterprise-grade SaaS platform with flexible cloud hosting.


Hold closed private forums and open public forums within the one platform.


Choose between strongly anonymous or identified participants depending on your use case.
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