Cannabis + Technology presented by Business of Cannabis was held September 27, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Below, please find all the speakers, panels and presentations from that inaugural event.
For full details, please visit the Cannabis + Technology website.
Jay Rosenthal, co-founder and president, Business of Cannabis welcomed attendees to the inaugural Cannabis + Technology event at Steam Whistle Brewing in downtown Toronto in September, 2019.
Richard Carleton, the CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange addressed the event to talk about the pivotal role access to capital in the cannabis/technology space plays in the sector.
The “In the Know, In the Grow” panel was moderated by Dr. Sherry Boodram and included Chris Budd from Isolocity, Brian Coutts from A&L Canada Labs and John Prentice from Ample Organics.
The “Extraction, Testing + Tech, Oh My!” panel was moderated by Jason Moscovici/ROBIC and included Paul Pedersen/Nextleaf Solutions, Joel Sherlock/Vitalis Extraction Technology, Brigitte Simons/Pasha Brands and Brian Coutts/A&L Canada Labs.
Kasha Huk, Country Manager for B Lab joined Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis for a conversation about how B Corp certification may be a strong addition in the rapidly-growing cannabis/technology space.
The “Barcodes to Block Chain: Transparency + Security” panel was moderated by Mitchell Osak of MNP and was comprised of Robert Galarza/TruTrace Technologies, Loic Calvez/ALCiT and Nick Murray/AdvancedCare.
The “Compliance Cloud” panel was moderated by Laura Foster of James E. Wagner Cultivation and was comprised of Lou Sanatore/ComplianceQuest and Linda Considine/Rootstock.
The “Secure Transactions, Small to Big” panel was moderated by Eric Foster of Dentons and was comprised of Fern Glowinsky/Merrco and Albert Kim/Greenline POS.
The “Tech Within the Retail Space” panel was moderated by Jo Vos of Leafly and was comprised of Anne Forkutza of Cova, Drummond Munro of Superette and Dmitri Melamed of POPCANN.
The “Driving Decision-Making Through Patient + Consumer Insights” panel was moderated by Mary-Margaret Jones and was comprised of Michelle Arbus of Strainprint,Sean Copeland of Lift&Co. and Alexander Gregory of the Ontario Cannabis Store.
The “A Sit Down with the Publisher” component of the program was a conversation between Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis and Ken Hunt of Toronto Life to discuss their new publication, MIGHTY launching in 2020.
The “Easing the Pain of the Patient Journey” panel was moderated by Daniel Sax of Sensi Properties and was comprised of Megan Henderson of HelloMD, Jessica Moran of Strainprint and Sarah Seale of Pineapple Express Delivery.
The “Creating a Hub for Cannabis Innovation” panel was moderated by Sarah Tahor of Can Innovations and was comprised of Steve Milbury of Opportunities New Brunswick, Pauline Roy of Université de Moncton, Hart Devitt of University of New Brunswick and Danielle Connell of MITACS.
This fireside chat about how information, technology and cannabis come together for the Ontario Cannabis Store features Jay Rosenthal from Business of Cannabis and Karim Ramji, the Chief Information Officer at the Ontario Cannabis Store
The “Compliance in the Age of (Over?) Regulation” panel was moderated by Jay Rosenthal of Business of Cannabis and was comprised of Megan Henderson of HelloMD, Henry Awere of Weed.App and Rebecca Brown of Crowns Agency.
The “Building a Cannabis/Tech Workforce” panel was moderated by Corey Herscu of RNMKR Agency and was comprised of David Purcell of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Alison McMahon of Cannabis At Work and Ryan Lalonde of Buddi.