Interestingly, MJBizCon 2019 had significantly more technology exhibitors than 2018 so that made my job easy trying to get more insights into the cannabis technology supply chain for Manages Services Providers (MSPs). I literally stumbled upon Green Bits, which I had heard of previously, and got its story
We catch-up with Jim Remke from POSRG in ‘day booth at MJBizCon 2019 in Vegas. Second year in a row that POSRG has displayed and this year, while not overwhelmed with Managed Services Providers (MSPs) walking the floor, Remke is speaking with customers who are vertically integrated over the product stack.
Rock star Managed Services Provider (MSP) Blake Schwank from CCS (Colorado Springs, CO) has diversified his core business (focusing on small and medium businesses (SMB) and K-12 education) by creating a new company (“NewCo”) that focuses on the cannabis vertical. There were important reasons to do this including banking relationships and more. Watch!
Ready to expand your overall understanding of the cannabis vertical? Fasten your seat belt as a Denver-based Managed Service Provider (MSP) speaks towards a specific use case for cannabis – animals. This is a must watch because if you are going to play in the cannabis vertical, you need to have the “context” of what the workflow and use cases are. Prepared to get schooled by Clint Latham of IT Guru (with a niche focus on veterinarians) who is a true intellectual and speaks candidly about using cannabis as a tool in his dog’s cancer fight.
A few Managed Services Providers (MSPs) in our orbit attended the enormous MJBizCon 2019 in Las Vegas in mid-December and we were right there with ‘em! We go around the horn in this interview to discover what was (and what wasn’t) important. Highlights include the maturity of the show and the industry, medical marijuana and HIPAA, compliance, the sheer size of the sector (e.g. architects now supporting this vertical). Take away? Attend MJBizCon 2020 with us for a real good time!