Jessica Billingsley

Member Since 2021

Jessica Billingsley

CEO, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board


Denver Area

Jessica Billingsley serves as Akerna’s Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair and is a highly regarded global thought leader in emerging sectors including web3 technology and cannabis. Her thought leadership is marked by her speeches delivered at high-profile cannabis industry events and conferences, bylines authored and published in top publications including Rolling Stone and Entrepreneur, and her notable inclusion on exclusive lists. She co-founded MJ Freeway, the first cannabis seed-to-sale tracking software, in 2010, and brought it public as Akerna, the first cannabis technology company to be listed on Nasdaq, in 2019. As a serial founder with 20+ years of technology and systems experience in rapidly scaling tech businesses, she has proven to be an accomplished innovator, executive, and thought leader.


  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Emerging Markets


May 18th, 2023

12 Ways to Manage Costs While Scaling Your Business

From prioritizing necessary but high-cost items to leveraging technology, learn more about how to manage costs wisely while scaling your business.

May 1st, 2023

Thriving in the Web 3.0 Era: How Traditional Media and Finance Can Adapt to Embrace the Future

The arrival of Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 transformed how we consumed content, and now we're witnessing another groundbreaking shift with the rise of Web3.

June 9th, 2022

Could Cannabis Be the South's New Cash Crop? 

It was a broad perception that these southern states would never legalize cannabis use — but things seem to be changing.  

June 7th, 2022

10 Ways These Business Leaders Leverage Tech to Improve Their Productivity

Tech may be the right tool you need to get ahead.



Akerna consolidates cannabis technology companies to connect data points in the global cannabis supply chain. In doing so, Akerna creates one of the world’s most transparent and accountable consumer packaged goods supply chain with global scale. We believe connected data and information will modernize and propel the cannabis industry increasing the power of businesses, governments, patients and consumers to make smart decisions.


  • Software Solutions
  • Marijuana Tracking
  • Inventory and Sales