CEO, Leef Organics
Micah Anderson has been a leader and visionary in the California cannabis industry for over two decades as a manufacturer, distributor, brand creator, organic grower, farm owner, collective organizer, hydroponic and nursery store operator, dispensary owner, and advocate for responsible cannabis practices. He has built more than two dozen successful commercial businesses along with founding the non-profit California Responsible Growers’ Council.
Executive Dean, Forbes School of Business & Technology
Bob Daugherty is the Executive Dean of the Forbes School of Business & Technology. Previously, Mr. Daugherty served as the CEO of the Jack Welch Management Institute, Chairman of Eduventures, CEO of Cognitive Arts.
Dr. Cindy Gordon
CEO and Founder, SalesChoice
Dr Cindy Gordon, CEO and founder of SalesChoice, an AI SaaS company for B2B sales, and winner of 2018 Digital Transformation award for AI Disruption. She is a former Venture capitalist, Accenture Partner, Xerox GM and Citibank VP.
President, Metis Strategy
Peter High is a strategist, lecturer, and author of "Implementing World Class IT Strategy" and "World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs". Additionally, Peter moderates the "Forum on World Class IT" podcast, in which he interviews CEOs, CIOs, other executives, and academics about ideas centered around the principles of World Class IT:
Publisher, Forbes Magazine
Rich Karlgaard is the Publisher of Forbes Magazine, an American journalist, best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur, and speaker.
President, Voiceplace / #1 Voice Coach in America
Roger Love is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on voice. He has vocally produced more than 150 million-unit sales worldwide and written four top-selling books. His latest credit is teaching Bradley Cooper how to sing for the hit movie A Star Is Born. Roger’s clients include celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Will Ferrell, Reese Witherspoon, Jeff Bridges, Zoe Saldana, Keira Knightly, Angelina Jolie and Steve Carrell. Roger vocal coached the Academy Award winning films, Walk The Line and Crazy Heart. Roger is the President of Voiceplace Inc. an interactive media company that specializes in voice-related content for educational and entertainment purposes.
Editor of Technology, Forbes Media
Samar Marwan is a media strategist with a focus on tech, cannabis, and the MENA region. Marwan formerly served as the West Coast assistant editor of technology at Forbes, reporting on cannabis and Silicon Valley. Previously, the San Francisco native was a contributing writer for BuzzFeed, Elite Daily, and Thought Catalog before venturing east to write for the Cairo-based lifestyle platform, Scoop Empire. Currently, Marwan sits on the Builders Board of BAYCAT - a Bay Area nonprofit focused on educating and empowering underserved youth interested in digital media arts.
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Mark Mills is an Author, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, Partner in Cotton Venture Partners, and a Faculty Fellow at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University.
Dr. Olin Oedekoven
President and CEO, Peregrine Academic Services
Dr. Olin Oedekoven is the President and CEO of Peregrine Academic Services and Peregrine Leadership Institute. He served 33 years in the U.S. Army Reserves and U.S. Army National Guard, retiring in 2011 at the rank of Brigadier General.
Dr. Ray Powers
Summit Chair & Host
Dr. Ray Powers is the Chair of the Board of Advisors, an Associate Dean of the Forbes School of Business & Technology and founded the “Thought Leader Summit” initiative.
Derek Riedle is the CEO of Civilized Life. He is the visionary behind Civilized, a lifestyle brand that was inspired by the exponential growth of cannabis culture. He identified a deep, personal consumer need: the recreational cannabis market remains stigmatized and marginalized, despite fast-growing legalization.
Editor, Forbes & RealClearMarkets.com
Mr. Tamny is an author and writes about the securities markets, tax, trade and monetary policy issues that impact those markets for publications including the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s business daily, Financial Times, National Review, and London’s Daily Telegraph.
Greg Tracy is the CEO of MM411. Founded in 2009, Medical Marijuana 411 is one of the most trusted online resources for medical cannabis education. Our community of physicians, patients, and researchers are committed to providing the very best online education platform based on peer reviewed research for those seeking education that is research based and unbiased.
Founder, Global Courage Leadership Consultancy
Margie is the Founder of Global Courage leadership consultancy, an author, and a regular contributor to Forbes. She is a keynote speaker and experienced media commentator (Today Show, Fox, Wall Street Journal), and talks on embracing change, building resilience and how to ‘fail forward.’
Contributor, Forbes Media
Julie Weed is a Forbes Contributor, Entrepreneur, and Author of the best-selling All I Really Need to Know in Business I Learned at Microsoft. Julie writes about the marijuana industry and global markets.