Cannabis IT Do’s and Don’ts

August 26, 2022 | 2:45 pm | Room 1 | Retail

Technology is a key part to setting up, operating, and securing any successful cannabis business. Every cannabis business needs software, a surveillance system, networking, barcode scanners, and more. Not to mention traditional IT stuff like PCs and office printers, or more cutting-edge tech like self-service kiosks and RFID scanners!

If you’re a new cannabis business owner, how do you select, buy, and set up all this tech?

And if you’re an existing cannabis business that struggles with tech, what can you do to make it better? And what tech is out there that can make your business more efficient and help it grow?

In this session, three top cannabis technology experts will cover the processes, best practices, and key mistakes to avoid of choosing, procuring, installing, and optimizing your cannabis business’s tech stack, followed by a brief Q&A.

Munir Haque, VP of Operations, Cure8

Munir is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced cannabis retail experts in North America. He specializes in retail technology and security, and has worked closely with cannabis retailers to design, set up, and manage over 100 dispensaries in the last few years. His clients include leading brands like Tokyo Smoke, Superette, and Bullrider.

One thing that sets Munir apart is that he has deep, ground-level experience in retail management, so he understands the day-to-day needs and frustrations of retail managers and employees better than most.

When not helping aspiring cannabis retailers make their dream dispensaries a reality, Munir can be found strumming his electric guitar, in the stands at a Dodger game, or spending as much quality time as possible with his wife Maria and son Aiden.

Dr. Lucas McCann, CSO, CannDelta Inc.

Dr. Lucas C. McCann is the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at CannDelta Inc. where he provides scientific oversight on all projects. A medicinal organic chemist by training, Lucas earned regulatory and compliance experience as federal government employee. At CannDelta, Lucas assists his clients with licensing, operations support and by providing on-going business strategy. An expert in regulations, Lucas has been working with clients in the cannabis and the psychedelics industries, from commercial cultivation, to manufacturing, to analytical testing, and cannabis retail stores. CannDelta has offices in New York, New Jersey, and Toronto, Canada and have helped launch and license over 250 businesses across North America.

Tyler Spence, Territory Manager, Solink

After graduating Business Management & Entrepreneurship at Algonquin College Tyler Spence joined Solink as an Account Executive where he focused primarily on the restaurant and retail industry. Tyler’s dedication, leadership and passion over the past 3 years earned him the position as Territory Sales Manager for the Regulated Industry. Tyler now manages the Cannabis Industry for Solink where he leads a team who support Solink’s 800+ Cannabis Customers.