Future Food Tech


AIFS attended the Future Food-Tech conference in San Francisco on March 24-25.  Director Ilias Tagkopoulos served as moderator on a panel focused on: R&D 4.0: Leveraging AI and Machine Learning to Cut Time and Cost

With the complexity of R&D in the food industry increasing, how can AI and machine learning be integrated into the research and design process?

  • What digital technologies are proving effective in testing the functionality of new ingredients in the food matrix?
  • What data sets do we need to generate in order for this implementation to be groundbreaking and transformative?
  • Aside from data, what are the infrastructure requirements to ensure success?


  • Prem Swaroop Mohanty, Life Sciences Product Director, BENCHLING
  • Aadit Patel, Director of Machine Learning & Data Science, NOTCO
  • Michel van der Stappen, R&D Digital and Data Director, UNILEVER
  • Jasmin Hume, Founder and CEO, SHIRU
  • Jill Powers, Vice President, Consumer Products & Retail, US Sales, SIEMENS