The Art & Science of Snacking Innovation

In a world of dynamic and rapid change, engagement and authenticity with consumers have never been more important. Learn the latest insights and trends shaping food and snack culture today from industry leading brands Frito Lay and Quaker. Hear how the company keeps its consumer at the heart of everything it does – shaping innovation and creating enriching consumer experiences while sustainably sourcing ingredients. See how both art and science work together to deliver more of what consumers want for today and tomorrow, creating more smiles and a brighter future with every bite.    


May 23 2023


11:00 am


Insights Stage


  • Kathryn Matheson
    Kathryn Matheson
    Senior Director of R&D, PepsiCo

    Kathryn Matheson is the senior director of R&D for PepsiCo, where she leads platforms in setting global strategies, programs and plans to deliver long-term transformation and growth across the PepsiCo foods portfolio. Currently focused on PepsiCo foods sustainability, she works with partners to develop strategies to fuel the innovation pipeline with consumer-winning products while supporting a more sustainable food system. Kathryn has held leadership positions in research and development, innovation, marketing, sales and general management. She has served on several industry association boards. In 2016 Canadian Grocer recognized her with a “Star Women Award” for her contributions to the Canadian grocery industry.