THE EXPERT TEAM

At Indicated Technology

Has 30+ combined years of experience in the hydroponic sector. We pride ourselves on advanced knowledge of the latest technological innovations and production horticulture initiatives.

Tom Forrest

Tom Forrest

Botanical Specialist & Founder

Founder of Indicated Technology Pty Ltd and 2018 Winston Churchill Fellowship recipient, Tom is a certified horticulturalist and agricultural consultant working in the Australian medicinal cannabis space. After finishing studies in production horticulture (hydroponics) and plant biology at RMIT University; Tom has spent the past 6 years working in the protected cropping industry while nurturing several medical cannabis projects to fruition. Tom is passionate about sustainable yet economical cultivation methodologies. Tom teaches cannabis cultivation lectures as part of various university, private education programs and at community events. Most recently speaking at CannaTech Sydney about “The Future of Medicinal Cannabis”. Tom also writes articles for various gardening magazines and journals published worldwide.

Sasha Kotlar

Sasha Kotlar

Business & International Trade Expert

Sasha brings over 10 years of business and international trade experience to our team. Sasha has previously built a multinational garden supplies company and pioneered his own unique varieties of horticultural technology and lighting solutions.

Sasha has developed a vast array of powerful professional global suppliers, and ensures our products and projects are delivered efficiently and economically. Sasha is responsible for client negotiations, project management and equipment supply.

Andrew Higgins

Project Management & Cultivation Solutions

Andrew provides over 12 years of project management experience in the financial sector and strategic business planning. After gaining horticultural and business experience in the protected cropping industry in Europe, Andrew founded Australia’s most successful gardening wholesale supply company.

Andrew is responsible for business relations, contractual negotiation, financial planning, horticultural advice and cultivation solutions for our clients and contractors.

Mark Smith

Broadacre Cannabis Specialist

Mark has a strong history in the global medical cannabis industry. Locally, Mark gained experience cultivating and researching cannabis and hemp under a DPI license in NSW. With experience growing and breeding high CBD hemp cultivars, Mark is recognised as an expert in Australian hemp cultivation, broadacre production and cannabis botany.

More recently, Mark has been working alongside international groups consulting to enhance productivity in hemp farming operations. Providing crucial advice around growth production auditing, implementing successful cultivation methodologies, cultivar selection and integrated pest management; Mark has facilitated farm production in Papua New Guinea, Croatia, Solomon Islands and Europe (Greece and Italy) whilst reviving artisanal CBD flower cultivation in Italy.