ADM and Givaudan Flavorists Join Artificial Intelligence Panel @ Flavorcon 2024

Flavorcon asked Jenifer Augelli (Givuadan) (R) to return to the Flavorcon stage alongside Nicolas Pineau, Ph.D. (ADM), to further explore this topic.
Flavorcon asked Jenifer Augelli (Givuadan) (R) to return to the Flavorcon stage alongside Nicolas Pineau, Ph.D. (ADM), to further explore this topic.

👃Flavorcon is set to return to Atlantic City, New Jersey this October! Register ASAP for the best rates for the conference and expo hall set to be held October 8-9, at Harrah's Resort & Casino. 👉🏽 Register now to set your flavor innovation agenda; 1-day passes are available, as are group rates.

The Flavorist's Take on Artificial Intelligence

We would be remiss not to explore the impact and utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) in the flavor industry, specifically it's role in a flavorist's day-to-day. To assist us with this dialogue, we've asked Jenifer Augelli (Givuadan) to return to the Flavorcon stage alongside Nicolas Pineau, Ph.D. (ADM), to further explore this topic. If you have any questions for our panelists, please send an email to panel moderator and conference director, Jenna Troyli ([email protected]). If you know of a flavorist who would make a good addition to this talk, please reach out!

Jenifer Augelli, Senior Flavorist at Givaudan

Jenifer Augelli is a Senior Flavorist, with 26 years’ experience in the Flavor industry. Jen has been with Givaudan for 23 years. She is a Givaudan trained Flavorist and a certified Member of the Society of Flavor Chemists. Her flavor creation expertise includes both characterizing (aroma based flavors) and taste flavor creation across sweet and savory end uses. Her current focus is on taste, which comprises the dynamic intersections of sweet taste, mouthfeel, masking and other non-volatile aspects of flavors, food and beverage. Her current role is as a member of the North American Innovation Creation team, where she focuses on developing and leveraging new technology for the US market and enabling the technology for commercial use by her peers. She enjoys creating opportunities for learning and sharing knowledge. Some of her interests include spending time with family and friends, good food, laughter, interesting reads, crafty projects and seeking out opportunities to learn and grow.

Nicolas Pineau, Ph.D., Director R&D Data & AI applications at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Nicolas Pineau, Ph.D., is the Director of R&D Data and AI Applications at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Kentucky, USA. In this role, he defines the strategic directions for the development of AI capabilities for R&D and supervises the portfolio of R&D AI initiatives. Educated as a food scientist and holding a doctorate in applied statistics, Nicolas Pineau previously worked for many years at Nestlé R&D, Switzerland, as a Data Science Network Leader and an expert in sensometrics. He has published a number of scientific papers in the domain, mostly related to temporal sensory methods, consumer understanding, and the application of Design of Experiments to product innovation. Over the past years, he expanded his expertise to Artificial Intelligence (Large Language Models, Generative AI, advanced neural networks) and its potential applications in the food industry. Today, he is a fervent advocate of the immense capabilities of AI to evolve the CPG industry and the flavor business to an unprecedented level of innovation.

Pre-Con 

Flavorists, get your education started early with this first-come first-served pre-Flavorcon session on Monday, October 7! This session will take attendees on a guided tour through a lineup of organoleptic materials with the help of Bell Flavor & Fragrances principal flavorist, Cyndie Lipka, and junior flavorist Michael Morrison as well as a second session featuring independent flavorist and “Flavor Bites” columnist, John Wright and a flavorist from PepsiCo. This session has an additional fee and lunch is included!

New to Flavorcon?

Flavorcon is designed to give flavorists and product developers the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly complex market, Flavorcon will connect the dots among emerging R&D advances, food and beverage market and flavor trends, and supply chain innovations. The two-day conference will include a series of data/analytics presentations, interactive educational talks and panel discussions featuring some of the industry’s leading experts. Attendees will come away inspired with new tools and connections to create flavorful wins and products consumers love.

👉🏽 Register now to set your flavor innovation agenda; 1-day passes are available, as are group rates.

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