Anne Hasted began her career as an academic statistician at Reading University in UK. In 1989 she left to set up Qi Statistics Ltd offering statistical training, software and consultancy support to research and industry. Qi Statistics now employs five qualified statisticians/data scientists. In partnership with Professor Hal MacFie she has developed a programme of training courses using XLSTAT, aimed at sensory and consumer scientists. These courses are currently presented in Europe, USA, Australia, China and Singapore.