Speakers 2018

MARRIOTT CITY CENTER OAKLAND, CA

New West Summit curates 50 Panels, 150 Speakers, an Investment Symposium, Career Fair, Hack-A-Thon and more. We bring together the best and the brightest international entrepreneurs, executives, thought leaders, top-level investors, innovative brand developers and creators to look at what’s next for technology, science, media and investment within the Cannabis Industry and beyond.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Krishna Andavolu
Executive Producer, Host and Vice correspondent for Weediquette
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: George Zimmer
Founder, Generation Tux, Former Executive Chairman & CEO of the Men's Wearhouse, Cannabis Industry Advocate
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Berner
Rapper, Founder, Cookies Clothing, Hemp20
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ricki Lake
Producer, The Ricki Lake Show & "Weed The People”
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Steve DeAngelo
Founder, Harborside, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world. Steve is also Co-founder and President of the Arcview Group.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ted Chung
Founder & Partner at MERRY JANE, Leafs By Snoop, and Casa Verde Capital
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Eric Rachmany
Musician, Entrepreneur, Rebelution
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Giadha Aguirre de Carcer
Founder & CEO, New Frontier Data
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mike Harden
Founder, Big Rock
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Bob Burnquist
Professional Skate Boarder and Athlete
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Marvin Washington
VP of Business Development, Isodiol International
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Dr. Sue Sisley
MD Internal Medicine & Psychiatry
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Ed Rosenthal
Author, Founder, Wonders Of Cannabis
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Timothy Seymour
CNBC Correspondent, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Seymour Asset Management
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Riley Cote
Former Pro Athlete, National Hockey League (NHL)
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Frank Shamrock
Former UFC Champion, Mixed Martial Arts Athlete
Travis Rice
Professional Snowboarder, Award-Winning Filmmaker
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Kyle Turley
Founder, Neuro XPF, NFL All-Star Athlete
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Ricardo Baca
Founder, Grasslands & MC, New West Summit 2017
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Harry Mack
Rapper and Freestyle Extraordinaire
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Allen Saakyan
Host, Simulation & Co-Host, New West Summit
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Jennifer M. Sanders
Founder, CEO, CNS Equity Partners , Co-Founder, Aura Ventures
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Drake Sutton-Shearer
CEO & Founder PRØHBTD Media
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Bob Hoban
Principal, Hoban Law
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Betty Aldworth
Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
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Mowgli Holmes, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO, Phylos Bioscience
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Ophelia Chong
Founder, StockPot Images and Asian American for Cannabis Education
Bonita 'Bo' Money
CEO of ProLit Ventures LLC, Founder, National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance
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Roy Bingham
CEO & Founder, BDS Analytics
Tim Blake
Founder & Producer, The Emerald Cup
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Jared Mirsky
CEO / Founder, Wick & Mortar
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Jim McAlpine
Founder, 420 Games, New West Summit
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Gary Bryman
Executive Producer @ ROCKET Content & Vice Chairman of the New Media Council and National Board member for Producers Guild of America
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Alan Brochstein
Alan J. Brochstein, CFA
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Joyce Cenali
Partner & COO, Big Rock
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Julianne Tootell
Co-Founder, VP Product and Development, Kinslips
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Liz Stahura
Co-Founder & President, BDS Analytics
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Pranav Sood
CEO & Founder, Trellis Grows
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Kris Krane
Principal, 4Front Ventures
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Mara Gordon
Founder, Aunt Zelda's Inc
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Cassia  Furman
Managing Attorney, California Practice Group
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Azam Khan
Co-Founder, Distru
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Blaine Hatab
CEO, Distru
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Aaron Silverman
President, MediaJel
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Dr. Arup Sen
 Co-Founder and CEO, Infusion Biosciences
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Michelle Janikian
Journalist, Playboy, Herb Magazine
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Dan Dalton
Principle Manager, Dalton Entertainment Group
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Brian Zisk
Venture Partner, Exponential Creativity Ventures, Co-Founder/Co-Producer, SF MusicTech Summit, Co-Founder/Co-Producer, Future of Money & Technology Summit
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Karan Wadhera
Managing Partner, Casa Verde Capital
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Nikki Lastreto
Founder & CEO, Swami Select 
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John Perricone
Executive Brand Ambassador, Sun Grown Zero, Founder & CEO, Double Clef Management
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Josh Otten
Chief Content Officer, Founder, PRØHBTD Media
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Swami Chaitanya
Founder, Swami Select
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Jimi Devine
Cannabis Industry Writer,  High Times, Cannabis Now Magazine & Green State
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Peter Vogel
CEO, Leafwire
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Samantha Miller
President and Chief Scientist, Pure Analytics Lab
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Kate Miller
Co-Founder & CEO, Miss Grass
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Gary Allen
COO, Frontier Data
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Steve Flaks
VP of Sales, BioTrackTHC
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Abby Epstein
Producer, Weed The People
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Jude Thilman
Founder, Dragonfly, Director of Education, True Farma
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Chris Husong
Co-Founder ClubM, Sales & Marketing Director, Elixinol
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Ryan Smith
CEO, Leaflink
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Chris Driessen
President, Organa Brands, O.penVAPE
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Allison Margolin
Founding Partner, Margolin & Lawrence
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Maruchy Lachance
COO, Boulder Botanical Bioscience & Laboratory
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Amanda Conley
Partner, Brand & Branch LLP, Co-Founder, The National Cannabis Bar Association
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Jeff Welsh
Founder, Frontera Law Group, Managing Partner, Frontera Entertainment, Partner, Composite Agency
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Dean Raise
Manager, C3 Management, Rebelution
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Chris Day
Sr. Marketing Director, Marijuana Business Daily
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Josh Lee
Founder&CEO, Smart Scale Co.
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Ellen Holland
Senior Editor, Cannabis Now
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John Kagia
Chief Knowledge Officer, Frontier Data
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Dr. Bao Le
Founder, BAS Research
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Claudio Miranda
Executive Director & Chief Marketing Office, Guild Enterprises Inc.
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Lindsay Robinson
Executive Director, CCIA
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Dr. Andrew Kerklaan
Founder, Dr. Kerklaan Therapeutics
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Jon Cooper
CEO, ebbu
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Jocelyn Kane
Legislative Director, Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network (CVCAN)
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Peter Calfee
CEO, GoFire
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Kieve Huffman
COO, Founder, PRØHBTD Media
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Jake Litke
CEO, MediaJel
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John Downs
Director Of Business Development, The Arcview Group
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Scott Williamson
CFO, Big Rock
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Jordan Friedman
Co-Founder & CEO, Zodaka
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Jeremy Plumb
Director of Production Science, Pruf Cultivar
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Deb Klein
Artist Manager, Cosmic Management Inc./Primary Wave
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Renee Gagnon
Founder & CEO, Hollyweed, TerraCube
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Gannon Castner
Director of Product Development, Kikoko
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Charles Miller
 Manager, Distributed Generation Asset Development
WGL Energy Systems
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Phil Flickinger
Creative Director, Big Rock Partners
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Ken Ramirez
Cofounder& CEO, Alt Thirty Six
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Alan Gertner
CEO, Hiku Brands
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David Berg
President & CTO, Strainprint
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Mike Clemmons
President &Co-founder, Guild Extracts
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Derek Peterson
CEO, Terra Tech Corp
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Shannon Belisario
Director of Brand Development, PRØHBTD Media
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Craig Binkley
President, PRØworks
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Jason Rhude
Director of Brand Partnerships, PRØHBTD Media
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Glenn Frese
VP Marketing, PRØHBTD Media
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Alfonso Campalans
Founder  & CEO Yofumo Technologies, Inc.
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Jesse McKeil
Senior Producer, PRØHBTD Media
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Marc O'Brien
VP, Corum Group
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Jim Anstey
CMO, Kin Slips
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David Levine
Senior VP, Corum Group
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Clay Busch
VP Marketing, Heavy Grass
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Roz McCarthy
Founder & CEO, M4MM
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Kary Radestock
CEO & Co-founder, Hippo Premium Packaging
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Ian deQueiroz
CEO & Founder, MetaCan
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Christian Valdez
CEO & Founder, Traffic Roots
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Roger Obando
Co-Founder & CTO, Baker Technologies
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Cynthia Salarizadeh
Managing Partner, KCSA Strategic Communications, Founder, AxisWire
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Ben Chiarelli
Founder & CEO, Cellibre
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Claire Kaufmann
Marketing Manager, Groundworks Industries
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Ryan Miller
Executive VP for Operations, OMG Farms
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Dr. Richard Kaufman
NanoSphere Health Sciences
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Bryan DeHaven
Managing Director, Chiefton Supply Co.
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Felipe Recalde
Co-Founder & SVP of Technology, RISE Logistics
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John Yang
CEO And Founder, Treez
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Lauren Fraser
Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Cannabis Distribution Association
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Rufus Casey
CEO, GrowFlow
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Tiffany Chin
Co-Founder, Leafs By Snoop
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Kimberly Dillon
Chief Marketing Officer, Papa & Barkley
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Colleen Lanier
Executive Director, Hemp Industries Association (HIA)
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John Roulac
CEO & Founder, Nutiva Foods
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Carly Bodmer
Director of Sales & Communications, GrowFlow
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Will Kleidon
CEO, Ojai Energetics
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Chad Strand
Co-Founder & COO, Blackbird
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Jeffrey Raber
CO-Founder & President, The Werc Shop
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Tim Conder
CEO, Blackbird
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Brooke Butler
Vice President Business Development, SIMPLIFIYA
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Circe Wallace
Founder, Hot Nife
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Patrick Goggin
Counsel, Hoban Law Group
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Eduardo Provencio
General Counsel, Mary's Medicinals
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Emily Paxhia
Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management
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Jeff Hassemer
COO & CO-Founder, Leafwire
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Tahira Rehmatullah
Managing Director, Hypur Ventures
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Socrates Rosenfeld
CEO, Jane Technologies, Inc
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David Meltzer
CEO & Co-Founder, Sports 1 Marketing
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Sailene Ossman
Founder & CEO, Ganja Goddess Getaways
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Jesse Silver
VP Of Product, Pax
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Joe Plaugher
Business Strategist, Pacific Expeditors
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Merril Gilbert
Co-Founder, Trace Trust
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Len May, MCS
CEO, Endocanna
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Marty Higgins
CEO And Founder, Harvest
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Michael Key
CEO, Impello Biosciences
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Collin Lam
Vice President, Indus Holding Company
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Matthew King
Founder & CEO, Royal Crypto Advisors
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Debra Borchardt
CEO, Co-Founder & Editor-In-Chief, GMR (Market Trends)
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Jim Walsh
Founder, Coppertop Media Relations
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Dr. Kent Crowley
Co-Founder & Director, Research & Development, Trokie CA Inc.
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Dave Schuler
Jupiter Resarch
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Crystal Ortiz
Board Member, International Cannabis Farmers Association, Co-Chair WCC Women Cultivating Community, Founder, High Water Farm
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Danny Davis
Founder & Chairman, Convectium
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David Hazan
Founder DLH Marketing Producer of the GrowUp Cannabis Hackathon, Head of Partnerships for O’ Cannabiz
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Shareef El-Sissi
Director of Biz Development, Treez
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Maya Kockman, PhD
Sr. Director of Research, Caliva
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William Waldrop
Co-Founder & CEO, EVIO LABS
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Josh Kirby
Co-Founder & CEO, Kin Slips
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Liana Sananda Gillooly
Development Officer, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
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Andrea Brooks
Founder, & CEO, Sava
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Jeff Zappelli
General Manager, Walt Wines
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Lisa Harun
Co-Founder & CMO, VAPIUM
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Ryan Crowe
CTO, Vuber Technologies
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Marcia Gagliardi
Founder, mymilligram
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Milan Patel
Co-Founder & CEO, PathogenDx
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Alexander Morrise, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Mediajel
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Marc Willers
Pro Athlete, Racing Cyclist, Olympian
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Afzal Hasan
President & General Counsel, CannaRoyalty
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Alain Bankier
CEO, Nexien BioPharma, Inc.
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Michael Trzecieski
Co-Founder & Chief Engineer, Vapium
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Amy Ludlum
CEO & Co-Founder, California Dreamin’
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Kai Henry
Creative Strategist, MERRY JANE
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Brandin LaShae
Chef, Model, Blogger & Host, Pot Pie
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Zak Williams
Chief Marketing Officer, Defoncé
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Sara Payan
Public Education Officer, The Apothecarium
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Vivek Sridharan 
Partner, Counsel LLP
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Mira Gonzalez
Managing Editor, MERRY JANE
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Yoni Meyer
Partner, Casa Verde Capital
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Michael Berger
President And Founder, Technical420
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Christopher Hussey
Director of Communications, Isodiol
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Stacia Cosner
Deputy Director, SSDP
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Autumn Davidson
President & Founder, Ever Higher Branding
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Nick Moody
Pro NFL-Athlete
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Damon Goodwin
Head of Business Development, Civilized
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William Greene
CTO, Treez
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Matthew Greene

New York, NY, USA
CEO & Founder, Edible Science, LLC

Matt Greene has spent his entire career in the marketing, advertising and AdTech industry. His fascination with technology began in 1987 while working with his client Steve Jobs in developing the launch strategies for NeXT Computers. Starting in 1998, Matt pioneered online advertising and supporting technologies for the digital ad agency he founded, Blue Ribbon Digital, where his team drove innovation across all aspects of digital media - from Search to Mobile and Video, his agency measurably generated over $2BB in revenues for their Fortune 100 clients. In this capacity, Matt has spoken at leading conferences such as AdTech, iMedia Summits and the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. Starting in 2015, Matt re-focused his energies on the burgeoning cannabis industry knowing that the need for innovation in technologies to support the industry would be mandatory. With his his new company, Edible Sciences, he and his team on concentrating their energies in solving the #1 problem facing the edibles sector: Dosing Accuracy. He will be speaking at Binghampton University's TIER Talks in SEPT '17 on technology innovations occurring in the cannabis ancillary space.
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Brett Finkelstein

Boca Raton, FL
Managing Director, Phyto Partners LP

Brett is an experienced executive, venture capital and private equity investor and advisor. He has partnered with, worked with and developed key relationships with numerous premier private equity, investment banks, and venture capital companies. As one of the founders of Phyto Partners LP, Brett’s fundamental ambition for the company’s stakeholders is to creatively apply his unique resources of extensive operating skills, certainty to close, access to capital, extensive network of resources and relentless pursuit of excellence to facilitate a more super-charged evolution for enterprises we fund, launch, and maintain activist roles in. For the powerhouse companies we invest in, advise, and or buy we will be providing more investment value and a comfort level for our financial capital partners, as well as our portfolio companies that join us. Phyto Partners LP was profiled in Forbes as one of the leaders in the cannabis industry. Phyto has invested in half of what CB insights profiled as the trailblazers of 2017. 
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