IFST Workshop - Sensory Science meets Data Science: how are we embracing the future?

Organised by IFSTs Sensory Science Group (SSG)

Places are limited and registration closes on 23 November (this is to allow enough time to assign the delegates to discussion groups)

IFST members-only event

The world is changing quickly, with amazing developments in computing power, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. This is impacting the practice and potential of sensory and consumer science, giving us new ways to collect, analyse, and interpret data to gain insights.  Tools such as artificial neural networks, data mining, sentiment analysis, and chatbots will all be part of the future and it’s reassuring to know that there will still be a need for at least one ‘human in the loop’!  

Come along to this IFST members-only interactive session to discuss the exciting future for data science within the field of sensory and consumer science.

What you will learn about: A summary of the AI webinar series and a discussion on how Sensory and Consumer Scientists are using these new developments.

Target Audience: Sensory and consumer research professionals, marketing insights, and R&D teams.

Event Facilitators 
Stephanie Mitchell, Sensory Science Group Chair, CSci, RSensSci, FIFST
Senior Sensory Manager at PPL Insights
Steph feels that the SSG is an excellent vehicle for sensory and consumer professionals, to network, keep up-to-date with the latest developments, and enhance their skills.
Silvia Peleteiro, Sensory Science Group Vice-Chair, MIFST 
Sensory Manager at Suntory Beverage & Food Europe
Silvia was keen to be actively involved in the world of sensory science by joining SSG. She enjoys meetings and conferences where she keeps up-to-date with sensory developments and meets up with other sensory professionals.
Sarah Billson, Sensory Science Group Events Chair, CSci, RSensSci, MIFST
Sensory Scientist, Mars Wrigley 
Sarah enjoys being a part of the SSG Events Team and bringing the latest developments in sensory and consumer science to the wider sensory community. The workshops and conferences are a fantastic way to build your sensory professional network, discuss ideas, and drive the exciting world of sensory and consumer science forward.
Dr. Nicola Stanley, Sensory Science Group Communications Chair, MIFST
Insight Consultant and Founder at Silver Dialogue Ltd.
Nicola first joined the IFST as a Food Science student in the 1980s. She went on to undertake a PhD in Sensory Science and has held Insight roles with multinationals in foods, beverages and flavours. Being part of SSG ensures she keeps in touch with the science, the people and the new understanding in the field.
Lauren Rogers, Sensory Science Group Accreditation & Education Chair, CSci, RSensSci, FIFST
Sensory Science Consultant
Since 2009 Lauren has enjoyed helping various companies in many different ways including setting up new panels, reviewing their sensory facilities and providing interim cover. Lauren joined the SSG for professional recognition, to keep up-to-date and to enable her to give something back.
Carol Raithatha, CSci, RSensSci, FIFST
Research Consultant at Carol Raithatha Ltd.
For Carol being part of the SSG allows her to be at the forefront of what is happening in the sensory community. She finds it a great way to meet and keep in contact with other sensory professionals, be part of an established body, learn about new methods and techniques, and promote the discipline to the wider food science sector.
Tracey Sanderson, CSci, RSensSci, FIFST
Managing Director at Sensory Dimensions
Tracey sees her membership of the SSG as a fantastic way of keeping up-to-date with trends and activities. She believes that the work of the SSG is essential to maintain the status of sensory and consumer science amongst the wider business community.
Dr. Victoria Whelan, MIFST
Sensory Scientist at British American Tobacco (BAT)
Vicky is the sensory expert sitting on BAT’s Human Research Committee which considers the ethics of sensory & consumer research. Her PhD at Nottingham University explored the sensory properties of chocolate in different matrices. Vicky joined the SSG to network, keep up-to-date and make the most of knowledge-sharing opportunities.

Please submit any questions that you have about AI in sensory & consumer science to our speaker and lead facilitator: Dr. Nicola Stanley - SSG communications team.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate their commitment to Continuous Professional Development.