31 MAY - 1 JUNE 2017





Exciting speakers from the industry, customers and partners
Agile and interactive content with workshops, hands-on labs and one-to-one consulting sessions
Exciting location in the middle of bustling Glasgow, Scotland
Dinner and social event to provide plenty of networking opportunities
Partnering with the Centre for Process Analytics and Control Technology


  The schedule below is preliminary and will be updated continuously.


As a pre-conference activity we offer complimentary workshops with limited seats to learn more about Batch
Modeling and Design of Experiments. The workshops will be half-day sessions aiming to introduce you the topics. More information


If you arrive on the 30th of May, we will gather at a local pub, Waxy O’Connors, for an informal evening.


44 West George Street, Glasgow. G2 1DH. | Tel: 0141 354 5154


Welcome & Introduction
Future & Trends in Data Analysis: Face recognition available for all, Martin Kermit, Senior Data Scientist, Acando
Introducing CPACT, David Littlejohn, University of Strathclyde
The value of MVA in bioprocessing, Tanja Holland, Eppendorf
Breakouts: Hands-on labs, One-to-one sessions, Demos, CMAC laboratory tour
Orthogonal projections in Chemometrics, Jean-michel Roger, Researcher for IRSTEA, UMR ITAP
Multivariate Analysis with The Unscrambler X & beyond, Lars Gidskehaug, CAMO
Process Monitoring Tools & Outlook, Dimitris Alexandrakis, CAMO
Breakouts: Hands-on labs, One-to-one sessions, Demos, CMAC laboratory tour
A Synergistic Blend of Multivariate Analysis Methods with Design of Experiments Tools, Pat Whitcomb, Stat-Ease, Inc.
Multivariate Statistical Process Control of continuous and batch processes (BSPC, MSPC) in the frame of Process Analytical Technology (PAT), Sylvie Roussel, Ondalys
Social event & Dinner at The Merchant’s House for invited participants


Chemometrics for Big Data Cybernetics, Harald Martens, NTNU
Successful applications of Particle swarm optimization (PSO) in chemometrics, Federico Marini, University of Rome
Technology Innovation in MVA & Process Monitoring, Geir-Rune Flåten, CAMO
Breakouts: Hands-on labs, One-to-one sessions, Demos, CMAC laboratory tour
Batch Analysis Innovation, Frank Westad, CAMO
Futures Glances: Research Pitches:
Developing a Serum Based Infrared Spectro-Diagnostic for Sepsis, Lila Lovergne
Near-Infrared hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics for classification of tea products, Puneet Mishra
Customer Case Study: Fermentation Data Handling, Thomas Heimen, Lonza AG
* Future & Trends in Data Analysis: Face recognition available for all


The problem of detecting and recognizing a human face was addressed already at the early days of computer vision. Even though other identification methods like fingerprints and iris scans are far more accurate, face recognition has for long remained a major focus for research, partly because of the vast amount of available imagery, but perhaps also because it is the primary method for people to identify a person in everyday life.
From the first unsuccessful attempts made some 50 years ago, to the situation today, face detection methods have matured to a point where reliable technology with proven applications have existed for some time already. Thus, digital face detection is more available than ever, through surveillance systems as well as mainstream software and mobile applications.
In this talk, we will visit some of the underlying techniques used to detect and recognize faces, from eigenfaces to deep learning and convolutional neural networks. Practical examples involving how state of the art commercial APIs can be integrated with your application, as well as using open source software libraries to program your own face detector and train a classifier to recognize familiar faces will be given.





On the evening of the 31st of May we invite our customers and partners to the historical Merchant's House where will enjoy a Scottish 3-course dinner and a traditional ambiance. Some musical entertainment and Scottish food will be the setting for this evening that will give you an opportunity to get to know your peers and the CAMO team better. The number of seats are limited and customers and partners will be given priority.

About The Merchants House of Glasgow
It was constituted in 1605 by the Letter of Guildry, which laid down the rights, duties and privileges of the Merchants and Craftsmen of Glasgow.It is now a registered charity (SCO 08900). From the beginning, the Merchants House supported members and their families who had become "decayed and distressed", both within their hospital and outside it. Over the years donations and bequests have enabled the House to continue and extend this benevolence.The Merchants House is now a major charitable institution and donations of more than £700,000 are awarded each year to deserving charities and individuals in Glasgow and beyond. For over four hundred years after its foundation, it is part of the fabric of Glasgow and the city is richer for it.

Venue location
7 West George Street, Glasgow G2 1BA








As a pre-conference activity we have the pleasure in offering complimentary workshops to learn more about Batch Modeling and Design of Experiments. The workshops will be half-day sessions aiming to introduce you to these topics.


We will start at 12:00 with lunch and finish around 17:00 on the 30th of May, and we will hold the two workshops in parallel. Afterwards we wish to invite the participants to a traditional Scottish pub evening with a great informal opportunity to get insights from peers and our accomplished speakers. The evening event is optional and at your own expense.



This dynamic half-day workshop will open your eyes to the power of design of experiments and demonstrate the tools you need to achieve breakthrough improvements in your processes and create superior products. The presentation is geared to experimenters with minimal statistical background. The presenters take a fresh and lively approach to introducing the fundamentals of highly efficient multifactor testing and powerful data analysis.


Trainer: Mark Anderson, Stat-Ease, Inc.



Batch Modeling is a common approach in manufacturing and until now it has been done with an approximate method to deal with relative time differences. CAMO has developed an innovative approach to have a more exact approach and ultimately get a better analysis and modeling. Frank Westad has been responsible for the development of the method and will share his learnings and best practices.


Trainer: Dr Frank Westad, CAMO Software


Please REGISTER for the workshops as a part of the CAMO Futures registration. The number of seats are limited and customers and partners will be given priority.






Dr. Federico Marini, Sapienza University of Rome
Dr Marini received his MSc from Sapienza University of Rome in 2000 where he also completed his PhD in 2004. He was a Marie Curie fellow at the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia) in 2003. Since 2008 he is researcher and professor of Chemometrics at Sapienza University of Rome. In 2006, he was awarded the Young Researcher Prize from Italian Chemical Society and in 2012 he won the Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems Award “for his achievements in chemometrics”. His research activity is focused on all aspects of chemometrics, ranging from the application of existing methods to real-world problems to design and development of novel algorithms (mostly in the framework of non-linear modeling and multi-way analysis).

Dr. Tanja Holland, Product and Application Specialist, Eppendorf
Tanja Holland finished her diploma in bioengineering in 2006. In 2013 she obtained a PhD on “Development of plant suspension cultures with regard to industrial production of biopharmaceuticals”. She has more than 12 years experience from Fraunhofer Institute for molecular biology and applied ecology IME as a scientist in process development and process scale-up issues for the production of biopharmaceuticals. In 2015 she aasumed the role as Head of manufacturing for the GMP production of active pharmaceutical ingredients for clinical trials. Since March 2017 she works as an application specialist for cell cultures at the Eppendorf Bioprocess center.

Dr. Dimitris Alexandrakis, Business Development director, CAMO
Dr. Dimitris Alexandrakis achieved his PhD in Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometrics at University College Dublin where he developed rapid NIR methods for detection of bacterial pathogens in food products. He later specialised in industrial Chemometrics for Total Oil and Cemagref in Montpellier, France. He then moved to GSK Global Manufacturing and Supply in Ware UK, initially as a Chemometrician and later as the Lead Chemometrician for the site.

David Littlejohn, Associate Principal & Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Philips Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Strathclyde

David Littlejohn was appointed Dean in August 2014, after four years as Associate Deputy Principal – Research and Knowledge Exchange. After initially studying Chemistry at Strathclyde, before working at ICI, David later returned to the University as the Pye Foundation Lecturer in 1981. In addition to holding a number of senior University posts over the years, David’s academic credentials saw him elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 1991, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1998.
Dr. Martin Kermit, Senior Data Scientist, Acando
Martin Kermit is a seasoned data scientist with a special interest in image analysis and neural networks. He holds a Ph.D. in machine learning and has a broad experience in data driven modelling from various fields in both industrial and academic research. He now works as a senior consultant in the advanced analytics group at Acando AS.
Dr Jean-Michel Roger, Researcher for IRSTEA, UMR ITAP
Jean-Michel Roger is a Rural & Forestry Engineer from AgroParisTech school. In 1995, he obtained his PhD in bioprocess sciences, specializing in data processing and knowledge management. In 1998 he joined the team of Pr Véronique Bellon-Maurel who studied NIR spectrometry for agro-food products. He has developed chemometrics methods for the design of embedded and hand-held NIR sensors and been involved in many European projects dedicated to fruit quality assessment (SHIVA, VISHNU, GLOVE, ISAFRUIT).
Dr Frank Westad, Chief Scientific Officer, CAMO Software
Frank has served as a Research Scientist at SINTEF, Consultant with IDT GmbH (Germany), Application Specialist with CAMO and Senior Research Scientist at the Norwegian Food Research Institute (MATFORSK) and GE Healthcare. His experience includes numerous scientific papers, presentations at international conferences and teaching statistics, chemometrics and multivariate methods for the industry. He received his MSc in Chemistry and Data analysis in 1988, and completed his PhD “in 2000 with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Thomas Heimen, M.Sc., Lonza AG
Thomas Heimen received his Master’s degree in 2008 in the field of pharmaceutical biotechnology at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences. From 2013 he has been active as a Development Scientist at Lonza Custom Development and Licencing in Visp, Switzerland. He has in that role been in charge of a project aiming to improve the fermentation processes. At this conference he will talk about how standardized live- and historic data acquisition can reduce manual labor.
Dr Harald Martens, NTNU
Harald Martens (1946) is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics. He is a member of the research group for Cybernetics in Biomedicine. Martens has an MSc in industrial biochemistry and a Dr.techn in chemometrics and multivariate calibration from NTNU. He has written over two hundred research papers and several books on multivariate data modelling, which in total have been cited over 15 700 times (2015).
Dr Geir-Rune Flaaten, CTO, CAMO Software
Geir Rune Flaaten received his MSc in Chemistry (Chemometrics) in 1997, and completed his Ph.D. thesis “Dynamic environmental monitoring by means of multivariate modelling” in 2002 at the University of Bergen, Norway. His working experience over the years includes positions as Chemometrician with Pattern Recognition Systems, Research Fellow at the University of Bergen, Data Management Business Lead and Chemometrician Leader at GSK in the UK to mention a few.
Dr Alison Nordon, University of Strathclyde
Alison Nordon obtained a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and a PhD in solid-state NMR spectroscopy from the University of Durham in 1994 and 1998, respectively. She then moved to the University of Strathclyde where she held research fellow and senior research fellow posts with the Centre for Process Analytics and Control Technology (CPACT). In 2004, she was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, which she held in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, to work on developments in passive and active acoustics for process monitoring and control.
Dr. Sylvie ROUSSEL, Ondalys
Sylvie Roussel is an Ag. Engineer and holds a Ph.D. in chemometrics. 15 years ago, she founded Ondalys Company, a consulting and training company in chemometrics and has been trainer and partner of CAMO ever since. Thus, she has a extensive experience in multivariate data processing, based on spectroscopic, analytical and sensory data in many application areas. She has also co-founded INDATECH Company with Dr. Fabien CHAUCHARD, an equipment manufacturer producing spectroscopic solutions for pharmaceutical and chemical process optimization and control.
Pat Whitcomb, Stat-Ease, Inc.
Before starting his own business, Pat worked as a chemical engineer, quality assurance manager, and plant manager. Pat co-authored Design-Ease® software, an easy-to-use program for design of two-level and general factorial experiments and Design-Expert® software, an advanced user's program for response surface, mixture, and combined designs. He has provided consulting on the application of design of experiments (DOE) and other statistical methods for several decades.
Dr Lars Gidskehaug, Product Manager The Unscrambler
Lars is a specialist in multivariate analysis and chemometrics, with extensive experience in variable selection and validation. Lars received his M.Sc. in physical chemistry at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2002, and his Ph.D. degree in 2007. He has worked with statistical genetics and method development at the Centre for Integrative Genetics/Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Lars has published and reviewed articles in chemometrics and bioinformatics journals, as well as developing software packages for multivariate and genetic analysis.
Mark Anderson, General Manager, Stat-Ease, Inc.
Prior to joining Stat-Ease, he spearheaded an award-winning quality improvement program for an international manufacturer, generating millions of dollars in profit. Mark offers a diverse array of experience in process development, quality assurance, marketing, purchasing, and general management. Mark is also co-author of two books, and has published numerous articles on design of experiments (DOE).
Our venue is located in the heart of Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde.The Technology & Innovation Centre is a state-of-the-art facility with modern design and light and fresh environments.
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There are many hotels close to the Technology & Innovation Centre and we have listed some hotels below for your convenience.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre (George Square)
Carlton George Hotel / citizenM / Mercure Hotel


The Telegraph has provided a good list of Glasgow hotels here.



Glasgow is easily accessed via Glasgow Airport or Edinburgh Airport, or by train from other parts of the UK.
Getting to Glasgow
Getting to Technology & Innovation center, University of Strathclyde


Glasgow City Marketing Bureau have lots of information about what's on in Glasgow, the top attractions and shopping opportunities.
People Make Glasgow website for more details



Please register today to secure your seat. Hotel and travel need to be reserved by you while the conference presentations, lunch and coffee breaks are provided for. The evening event on the 31st of May and the workshops offered on the 30th of May have limited seats and we will give priority to our customers and partners. You can sign up for the pre-conference workshops below.



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