41 minutes | Oct 10, 2020

Eric Livergood: Smart Technology Road Mapping

Eric Livergood, Chief Technology Officer for LeafLogix Technologies, met with us to explore how smart technology is guiding Leaflogix, a 5 year technology solutions startup servicing the cannabis industry, its industry and its business technology. WATCH Subscribe to Great Tech Pros video on YouTube, Facebook and Apple Podcasts. LISTEN Subscribe to Great Tech Pros podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. Questions that Eric Answers: [2:02] What does smart technology roadmapping mean to you? [2:44] Current/past projects that you’ve worked on. [5:06] How are you currently applying Smart Technology? [6:33] What led you to a career working with Cannabis Technology? [9:30] How has your Product Road Map changed in the last year? [11:02] What’s on your current Road Map? [13:46] How has your day-to-day changed from when you were an engineering individual contributor to a company leader? [15:05] How are you addressing current customer pain points and challenges? [16:15] How vast is the current B2C consumer product width/mix in the cannabis industry? [17:36] How do you interact with your customer when making plans for your products? [19:24] What is rarely discussed about the cannabis industry that professionals should think about? [22:19] What’s the impact on the cannabis industry due to the different laws for managing cannabis between each state? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [23:40] What is the key enabling smart technology that has help you address needs/challenges due to Covid-19? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [25:14] Are your solutions Business-to-Consumer (B2C) or Business to Business (B2B)? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [26:40] How is cash-management handled in the cannabis industry and between each state? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [30:53] What training do you advise for those who want to move from individual contributor to a leadership role? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [32:50] What are the entry barriers for vertical farming? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [34:35] Do you utilize crowd sourcing to improve your software products and how does it impact your industry? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) [35:40] What are the levels of automation that you currently utilize/implement? (AUDIENCE MEMBER QUESTION) Useful Links: You can connect with Eric on Linkedin. Cannabis industry history in the United States. Stock Media provided by ikoliks / Pond5 Special thanks to the students, alumni and administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the College of DuPage for their help in making this episode a success.
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