Rita Sterne (Moderator)

Rita Sterne, PhD (Mgmt), is Project Manager at the Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN), a consortium of five research centres led by Niagara College. In this role, Rita acts as a “boundary-spanner”, connecting research and subject matter experts with greenhouse-related technology businesses in southern Ontario and connecting those technology businesses with GTN’s project funding. Rita is a strategy expert and examined value creation with robotics in Ontario’s greenhouse vegetable sector in her post-doc research. Rita has a passion for understanding how businesses can better navigate fluid environments, particularly at a time when the need for technology solutions across agriculture value chains and sectors is pressing.