Senior Principal Scientist
Jason Parcon is a Director at PepsiCo Global R&D, where he leads the Data Science & Analytics group supporting PepsiCo’s Life Sciences team and Product Development teams for the Fruits & Vegetables, Sports, and Foods portfolio. His team’s role is to leverage statistical and analytic thinking to drive discovery and product innovation. He has more than 20 years of industry experience including positions in research and scientific functions at Givaudan Flavors Corporation and Nielsen.
Jason’s scientific contribution to PepsiCo is well-recognized, having received two of the company’s highest awards – the Chairman’s Award and the Academy of Sciences Award. His scientific research has also received accolades from the American Statistical Association (ASA). He is a two-time recipient of the (ASA – Section on Statistical Consulting) Best Contributed Paper Award during the 2013 and 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings, one of the largest Statistics conventions in the world. He is a recipient of the ASA Award for Academic Excellence in recognition of outstanding academic work leading to his Ph.D. in Statistics from Western Michigan University in 2003.