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THE CANNATECH GROUP (TCG) ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Leading Cannabis Technology Analysis Firm Names Outside Experts to Board of Directors
The CannaTech Group (TCG) revealed its outside board of directors to assist in accelerating its growth serving the cannabis sector.
“We’re using a community-led growth strategy to best serve our existing and potential clients with our suite of services providing critical cannabis technology insights and analysis. The board members come from a variety of backgrounds bring a wealth of business expertise and powerful introductions.” Shared Harry Brelsford, principal analyst. “Our board also brings domain expertise for literally every workflow that impacts the cannabis industry with an emphasis on technology.”
The board members include:
|The CannaTech Group
|Moonshot Equity Partners
|University of Virginia
|Retail Technology Coach
|Retail Technology Coaching
Selected Board Members Backgrounds
Tim Kubiak is a performance-driven global executive, consistently delivering double-digit revenue growth and driving highly strategic business initiatives to increase market share, customer loyalty, and profitability. He has been an innovator in designing and launching sales, distribution, and go to market strategies. Additionally Tim has a strong operational and global business experience to capture new revenue opportunities, penetrate new accounts, and boost sales performance. An effective leader of sales teams, global accounts, marketing teams and enterprise-wide initiatives has carried revenue responsibilities of up to $750M across 4 operating theaters. His customers included some of the largest most complex and geographically diverse companies in the Telecommunications, Software, SaaS, Security, and Services space.
Harry Brelsford is the founder and principal analyst of The CannaTech Group and SMB Nation (www.smbnation.com). He is a long-time SMB channel partner who has served customers and mentored other partners who are Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and SMB technology consultants).
Focused on the cannabis technology ecosystem, The CannaTech Group serves investors, private equity firm, venture capitalists, ISVs, distributors, OEMS and MSPs with critical cannabis technology insights and analysis.
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 24 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).
Jamar is the President and Co-Chairman of Moonshot Equity Partners.
Jamar has more than 15 years of entrepreneurial and corporate experience leading teams to leverage industry best practices to deliver technology and software to markets across multiple industries. His expertise also involves M&A projects, in which he led teams from buyers and sellers to achieve targeted milestones and integrate technology to merge companies.
Jamar has a Master’s in Project Management, a B.S. in Technical Management, an A.A.S.in Electronics & Computer Technology, and is a certified project manager with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Sterling F. Stoudenmire IV
Mr. Stoudenmire is executive proven in uniquely challenging situations involving turnaround, transformation, startup and innovation. His career began in consulting with Accenture working with both Global 1000 and Medium Size Enterprises across a diverse array of industries including Financial Services, Travel, High Tech and Manufacturing/Distribution in both the Americas and Europe.
He departed Accenture in 2002 as a partner to pursue independent restructuring/transformation engagements, and completed 3 separate restructurings for Private Equity with 5X-10X returns, each in less than 2 years’ time. These roles included stints as COO, CRO, and CEO, the last 10+ years as a CEO.
Following a successful restructuring engagement, Stoudenmire was asked to take on a startup in the newly emerging cannabis space, and built a successful company that is the largest greenhouse cultivation in the state of Colorado with 6 dispensaries. The company achieves 25%+ EBITDA margins, with 50% annual growth.
Mr. Stoudenmire transitioned from a successful top-tier consultant to a chief executive through the synthesis of diverse skills in finance, strategy, and technology combined with innate ability to lead, inspire and mentor others. An entrepreneurial perspective, combined with a financially disciplined, pragmatic approach yields extraordinary returns.
Paul Seaborn is a management professor at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia and an expert on the emerging legal cannabis industry. In 2014, he published one of the first-ever teaching cases on the cannabis industry and in 2017 created and taught the first-ever Business of Marijuana course at any AACSB-accredited business school. Since 2015, he has organized or participated in more than a dozen conferences and symposia related to the cannabis industry, served as an expert witness and has been featured in over 30 different media outlets and a variety of academic publications. He is also a past section editor for the Journal of Cannabis Research. Prior to joining UVA, Prof. Seaborn was an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver and completed a PhD in Strategic Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. A native of Canada, he also has extensive experience in strategy and IT consulting with Mercer Management Consulting (now known as Oliver Wyman) and IBM Global Services.
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ABOUT THE CANNATECH GROUP
The CannaTech Group is based in Austin, TX with an office in Seattle, WA. As CannaTech principial analysts, we help clients discover opportunities and make the right decision in the cannabis technology space that drives the cannabinoid industry.
Our advisory and analyst services include strategic planning and analysis, best practices research, due diligence, benchmarking and landscaping, analytic models and Go-To-Market (GTM) plans. Most importantly, we can help you make the best business forecasts in the CannaTech universe. There is also a subscription services to provide our clients with a flow of relevant and actionable content and recommendations.
We provide services to Private Equity, Venture Capitalists, Investors, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), and Original Equipment Manufacturers. (OEMs) and others.
TMC Announces New Dates for the 2022 ITEXPO #TECHSUPERSHOW Conference and Expo
Leading Communications & Technology Trade Show Remains an In-Person, Live Experience
Shelton, CT – January 7, 2022 – TMC and The CannaTech Group (formerly 420MSP) today announced that their CannaTech Expo, part of theITEXPO #TECHSUPERSHOW, will now be held June 21-24, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Originally scheduled for February 8-11, 2022, ITEXPO remains a live, in-person event where communications and technology professionals interested in cannabis technology will gather to meet and conduct business. There will be a trade show floor, keynote speeches, networking events, conference sessions and workshops at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center.
“The health, safety and comfort of all ITEXPO and CannaTech Expo 2022 participants is the driving force behind our decision to delay the show until June,” said Rich Tehrani, ITEXPO Conference Chairman and TMC CEO. “The delay provides more time for the Omicron variant to be controlled. In addition, current travel disruptions and flight cancellations, staffing challenges across hospitality and other service industries, and business travel restrictions in place at some companies should all be minimized in June,” Tehrani continued.
“Of course moving out several months is a wise decision. Attendees and sponsor in the cannabis technology field will also benefit from hearing the latest information and research findings in the fast-moving CannaTech vertical. My and the presenters will be updating all of our presentations,” stated Harry Brelsford, founder of The CannaTech Group.
By moving ITEXPO 2022 and CannaTech Expo to these new dates, TMC Show Management is confident that the ITEXPO Experience will exceed all expectations. More companies – including speakers, attendees/buyers, and vendors – will be now able to participate.
The expo floor plan remains exactly the same. The conference programming agenda will evolve, but remain focused on the same important topics as were planned for February. Call for Papers submissions will be accepted for speakers looking to join existing panels and sessions.
You can register for ITEXPO and all collocated events now.
Participants who have already signed up to attend will see their registrations automatically transferred to the June show. Confirmed exhibitors also retain their same location on the expo floor. Only the dates have changed.
ITEXPO was launched in 1999 and has been taking place in South Florida since 2001. The conference and expo have taken place every year, without interruption – even in the unprecedented times of the pandemic. The ITEXPO #TECHSUPERSHOW is and will always remain an in-person, live experience. TMC recognizes that live events are so important to all ITEXPO participants. So, save the date and start planning now to join your colleagues in Fort Lauderdale – just a little later in 2022 than expected – June 21-24.
For more information or to register for ITEXPO, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquiries, contact Michelle Connolly. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for ITEXPO should contact TMC’s Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino at 203-852-6800 x109.
For the latest ITEXPO news, updates and information follow the event on Twitter at @ITEXPO.
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Quest | Rho | Telarus | US Signal | Vizetto
Cloudian | Datagate | Devolutions | ITPro.TV | Nebulon | Red Sentry | SecureLink | Snapcom
Through education, industry news, live events and social influence, global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. As a result, leading technology vendors turn to TMC for unparalleled branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities. Our in-person and online events deliver unmatched visibility and sales prospects for all participants. Through our custom lead generation programs, we provide clients with an ongoing stream of leads that turn into sales opportunities and build databases. Additionally, we bolster brand reputations with the millions of impressions from display advertising on our news sites and newsletters. Making TMC a 360-degree marketing solution, we offer comprehensive event and road show management services and custom content creation with expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts. For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit www.tmcnet.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, @tmcnet.
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PC Matic Signs on as a Gold Sponsor for CannaTech Expo 2022, part of the #TECHSUPERSHOW
Shelton, CT – October 11, 2021 – TMC and The CannaTech Group today announced PC Matic has signed on as a Gold Sponsor of CannaTech Expo, being held June 21-24, 2022 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 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.
“We are ecstatic to welcome PC Matic as a Gold Sponsor of CannaTech Expo,” noted Rich Tehrani CEO and Conference Chairman for TMC. “PC Matic’s mission is to create software that protects devices and their information from malware used by the cyber-mafia to infiltrate and monetize worldwide. Their goal for their software is zero customer infections and breaches.”
“It’s progressive firms like PC Matic that are investing forward in the emerging cannabis technology (CannaTech) vertical to drive growth and mindshare.” Shared Harry Brelsford, Principal Analyst at The CannaTech Group.
PC Matic was founded in 1999 by Rob Cheng and Dave Methvin with the sole purpose of creating a better way to diagnose common computer problems. Prior to creating PC Matic, Rob Cheng was a Senior Vice President at Gateway Computers responsible for Gateway’s Consumer business worldwide including profit and loss responsibility. Rob noticed that the technical support cost was growing faster than revenue, and there had to be a way to automate the process of diagnosing and repairing a computer.
For more information or to register for CannaTech Expo, contact email@example.com. For media inquiries, contact Michelle Connolly. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for CannaTech Expo should contact TMC’s Dave Rodriguez at 203-852-6800 x146
For the latest CannaTech Expo news, updates and information follow the event on Twitter at @CannaTechExpo_.
Through education, industry news, live events and social influence, global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. As a result, leading technology vendors turn to TMC for unparalleled branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities. Our in-person and online events deliver unmatched visibility and sales prospects for all participants. Through our custom lead generation programs, we provide clients with an ongoing stream of leads that turn into sales opportunities and build databases. Additionally, we bolster brand reputations with the millions of impressions from display advertising on our news sites and newsletters. Making TMC a 360-degree marketing solution, we offer comprehensive event and road show management services and custom content creation with expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts. For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit www.tmcnet.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, @tmcnet .
About The CannaTech Group
The Seattle-based 420MSP team has deep domain knowledge of both the Managed Services Provider (MSP) community and the legal CBD/cannabis market. We are extremely active in both industries and are here to help YOU with the following insights, expertise and outcomes make strategic decisions about your MSP practice.
Dave Sobel interviews Harry Brelsford of SMBNation at Acronis CyberFit Summit Miami
6 Must-Have Technology Solutions for Dispensaries
As the cannabis industry matures, dispensaries are starting to mirror traditional retailers.
Whether it’s online, delivery, or in-store, customers expect superior, tailored shopping experiences. And experiences are created through technology.
Do you have the tools to compete?
The cannabis technology space, dubbed “cannatech,” has exploded in recent years, following growth throughout the rest of the industry. These tools allow you to create best-in-class experiences on par with traditional retail.
Harry Brelsford, in the January 2021 issue of Marijuana Venture magazine, appears to be the first to visualize the Cannatech Ecosystem Stack.