Trends Forecasting: Seeing Trends Before They Hit
The session will take the you through the entire lifecycle of 1-2 past trends to demonstrate the lifecycle dynamics a trend experiences and then they will be brought up to speed on some of the current trends affecting the food industry using multiple visual techniques including Link analysis. The goal of this educational session is to inspire corporations to look beyond their front door or their competitor’s windows to see what, when, and where the next trends will emerge.
You will learn:
--How to draw parallels between your industry and other industries to spot trends.
--The ability to integrate multiple forecasting techniques (link, timelines, etc.) to move from trends tracking to a prediction system.
--The ability to design a global, dynamic forecasting service vs. a linear system based on static, historical information
About the Presenter
Suzy Badaracco is a toxicologist, certified chef, and registered dietitian. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminalistics, an Associates degree in Culinary Arts, and a Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition. Suzy has worked as an analytical chemist, corporate chef, nutrition specialist, trainer, and knowledge manager for clients in the food industry since 1992. Suzy has been trained in military intelligence and predictive analysis techniques used by both military and government bodies. Using these techniques she has been able to successfully predict and profile food trends in the United States from health and ingredient trends to restaurants, consumers, fast food and fast casual restaurants, grocery stores, and manufacturing trends.