LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MyDx, Inc. (OTCQB:MYDX), a rapidly growing chemical detection company and makers of MyDx®, the first handheld chemical analyzer for consumers, today announced that while speaking as part of a panel, its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Daniel R. Yazbeck, noted that due to the cannabis industry’s rapid growth and mainstream acceptance, it is attracting some of the most innovative, high-tech and even traditional senior-level executives in addition to billions of dollars in growth capital.
Mr. Yazbeck was invited to speak on the “Tech Players who Moved into the Cannabis Industry” panel at the New West Summit in San Francisco this past Saturday, October 15, 2016. His panel was followed by keynote speaker and acclaimed entrepreneur, Richard Branson.
Key Highlights of the “Tech Players Who Moved Into Cannabis” Panel
As a clear example of top tech talent and innovation being drawn to the rapidly growing cannabis industry, many executives, including Mr. Yazbeck, made the decision to transition from traditional Fortune 500 executive positions in order to apply their expertise towards the support of the launch and sustainable growth of the cannabis industry. Prior to founding MyDx, Mr. Yazbeck served as a scientist at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals specializing in chemical R&D technologies, and later as an engineer and strategic new market and business developer for Panasonic before becoming a full-time investor.
As part of Mr. Yazbeck’s remarks, he highlighted how pleased he was with his decision to enter into the cannabis industry, which generated a much higher return on investment, both from a monetary and lifestyle perspective, compared to pursuing a career in more traditional and mature industries such as pharmaceuticals or consumer electronics.
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