Dr. Marion O'Farrell works at SINTEF, a research institute in Norway. She is a research manager in the Smart Sensor Systems department in SINTEF. For almost 20 years, Marion has worked with the development of optical measurement systems for industrial applications, with specific focus on inline food applications. She has published over 50 articles and has two patents related to measurement of food: “Food Monitoring System” (IE20040383) and "Measurement of properties of organic material" (201580021396). She has contributed to the development of Tomra's inline NIR spectral imaging system, FATscan, for which Marel is an integrator. Marion's research is focussed on measurement system design using a multi-disciplinary approach that is based on first principles. She believes that high quality physical data, from robust sensors, can unlock the true potential for digitalisation in industry.