Aside from countless amazing musical acts, Austin’s SXSW festival features several speakers and Cannabis x SXSW panel sessions. Several powerful women in the cannabis industry will offer their wisdom. These panels will educate the public on women’s presence in the cannabis industry and the tribulations they face. One of the laudable panels features “Breaking The Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed & Tech.”
This panel session is meant to highlight the opportunities that exist in the ever-growing cannabis industry related to technology. The cannabis market is projected to reach a whopping $63.5 billion by 2024 according to Ameri Research Inc. This rapid growth highlights the need for automation, technology, and disruptive innovators. The panelists will discuss their respective companies; the role women play in normalizing cannabis use nationally and the greatest gaps and opportunities in the market today.
Cannabis x SXSW PanelPicker
Head over to the SXSW PanelPicker to cast your vote for this enlightening and educational panel session! Voting ends soon! Speakers that will be sharing include: Ashley Picillo (CEO/Founder of Point Seven Group), Karson Humiston (CEO/Founder of Vangst), and Anne Forkutza (Head of Customer Experience and Strategy at COVA Software). Picillo organized the entire panel session.
Some takeaways from this session include the fact cannabis is becoming a bigger commodity. Leading companies are acquiring additional facilities, driving costs down and stifling profit margins for smaller operations. Automation is a crucial factor for companies aiming to compete in the international cannabis market. Finally, women have an opportunity to dive deep into innovation and taking over cannabis-related-tech spaces.