Robert Saik is a distinguished professional agrologist, certified professional agricultural consultant and agricultural entrepreneur who has worked with a variety of agriculturalists, from Nigeria’s minister of agriculture to Bill Gates.
Saik, an outspoken champion of agriculture, is a serial entrepreneur who has been hailed as an agriculture futurist with unparalleled insight into the future of the industry. He has leveraged these strengths to found more than 15 companies focused on farming, agri-retail, distribution, media and ag-tech, including The Agri-Trend/Agri-Data Group of Companies, which was acquired by Trimble.
Saik currently serves as the CEO of DOT Technology Corp. He is also the founder of AGvisorPRO, a platform that "Uber-izes" knowledge and wisdom, enabling farmers to instantaneously connect with agricultural experts worldwide. Saik is the executive producer of Know Ideas Media, a science-based multimedia company that addresses issues like GMOs and their use in food production.
Saik was recognized as the Provincial Distinguished Agrologist of the Year by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists and was named Canadian Agri-Marketer of the Year by the Canadian Agri-Marketing Association in 2016. He is the author of “The Agriculture Manifesto: Ten Key Drivers That Will Shape Agriculture in the Next Decade” and “FOOD 5.0: How We Feed the Future,” a pragmatic look at the five iterations of agriculture that culminates with an examination of how technology convergence is reshaping the farm and the consumer. Both of these books have been named among the "Best of Amazon."
Saik serves on the boards of several institutions and is an adviser to Olds College. He is a member of the Alberta Tech Entrepreneur Network (A100) and Abundance 360 and is a student of Strategic Coach Inc. and Singularity University. As a partner in Perigro Venture Partners, Saik participates in early-stage technology investments.
Saik resides in Olds, Alberta, Canada.