Finally! Don't miss the world's first CannaTech Expo that covers the entire cannabis technology spectrum from IT infrastructure to technologies supporting growing, processing, manufacturing, and retail/dispensaries.
Simply stated, this industry is moving too fast making this a must attend event. Consider this the most important show of the year in one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. Go BIG and attend and don't stay home.
Sr. Marketing Channel Manager Retail & IoT, BlueStar
Duane has been developing innovative solutions in a variety of industries for over 15 years. As an early advocate within the Cannabis Industry, he has leveraged his knowledge to educate and inform resellers as to how they can help growers, producers, and retailers within the industry. He has also developed relationships and helped to build channel strategies with compliance software providers and resellers; enabling them to collectively offer value-added, compliant solutions. Duane has a Bachelorâ€™s in Business Admin & Marketing from the University of Mt. St. Joseph as well as a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Graduate Certifications from Cornell University in Product Management & Design and Marketing Strategy.
CEO, Colorado Computer Support
Colorado Computer Support
Blakeâ€™s journey in technology started almost 40 years ago as a teenager when he and his father built a Heathkit 25â€ console television together. In 1988, Blake received a bachelorâ€™s degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Medical Service Corps Officer. He served for eleven years from the Middle East to Alaska in healthcare administration and systems (IT) administration.When Blake left the Army, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in information technology. In 1999, he worked as the IT director in a mobile technology software company. The company he joined rapidly grew from 30 to 150 employees in two years and eventually folded with only five after the dot-com bust. The downturn allowed Blake to stay on part-time which gave him the time and opportunity to venture out and work as an independent IT Consultant. It was during this time that he started Colorado Computer Support.
Assistant Professor, McIntire School of Commerce
McIntire School of Commerce
Prior to joining UVA, he was an Assistant Professor at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver where he developed extensive knowledge of the emerging legal cannabis industry in Colorado, Canada, and other locations. In 2014, he published one of the first teaching cases on the cannabis industry and in 2017 he created and taught the first-ever â€œBusiness of Marijuanaâ€ course at an accredited business school. Prof. Seaborn also serves as section editor for Commerce, Business, and the Environment for the Journal of Cannabis Research.
CEO, SMB Nation and 420MSP
SMB Nation and 420MSP
Harry Brelsford is the founder of SMB Nation (www.smbnation.com) from Bainbridge Island, Wash. He is a long-time SMB channel partner who has served customers and mentored other partners (SMB Nation has over 49,000 members who are Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and SMB technology consultants). He oversees the popular SMB Nation workflow including content and events (webinars, workshops and multi-day conferences).He holds an MBA in Project Management from the University of Denver (and numerous certifications such as MCSE, MCT, CNE, et al) and is the author of 21 books on technology and business topics. His 20 years of SMB technology experience were supplemented by teaching 12+ years at night as an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University and other higher-learning institutions. He served as the Dean in the Graduate School of Technology at Aspen University (where he was awarded a PhD in Letters).Harry is an in-demand speaker at industry events. Harryâ€™s recent books include the â€œHow to Be an MSPâ€ and he has published over 400-articles in business (Washington CEO, Colorado Business, Alaska Business Monthly) and technology magazine (ChannelPro, Microsoft Certified Professional magazine, etc.). An active entrepreneur, Harry is the force behind the Pocket MBA, Telephonation, Cloud Nation and Xpmigrations.com. His latest startup is 420MSP.