Meet our 2024 speakers

Nick Jackowetz

Chief Scientific Officer at Cirona Labs

Dr. Nick Jackowetz is the Chief Science Officer at Cirona Labs, his previous experience includes hands-on experience leading scientific teams in the beverage alcohol and legal cannabis categories. His strong focus on new product innovation through active research into novel ingredients, flavor and food processing technologies has led to the commercial development of over 100 food and beverage products. Dr. Jackowetz has technical expertise in the areas of food chemistry, food microbiology, toxicology, industrial food processing and cannabis science/R&D.

Prior to co-founding Cirona Labs, he led the formulation team at Canopy Growth, where he helped create industry disrupting cannabis infused beverages for the Canadian market. He received his B.Sc. in Biomedical Toxicology from the University of Guelph in Canada and his Ph.D. in Food Science from Cornell University specializing in wine microbiology.