Each year the baking industry gathers to learn, network, connect and explore at BakingTECH, a show hosted by the American Society of Baking (ASB). This year was marked by the introduction of new leadership, discussions on hot topics like AI, and making space for a new generation of bakers.
In this special episode recorded live from the show, Dr. Lin of BAKERpedia sits down with Kristen Spriggs, the new Executive Director of ASB. Kristen has over 20 years of experience in membership-based organizations and is known for creating and supporting communities. Although new to the baking industry, she has already started building relationships with industry partners, feeling a strong bond between professionals in this field. With a passion for innovation and a collaborative approach, she looks forward to working with other trade organizations and service partners to advance the industry’s success.
Baking for the future
Lin and Kristen cover a lot of ground in this episode, including glimpses at what is in store for the future of ASB and things we should consider to modernize our approach to baking to utilize technology.
Some topics covered include:
- Trends in the industry
- BakingTECH highlights
- Implementation of AI in baking
- The possibility of a lights-out bakery
- Supporting the next generation of bakers
Join us next year at the 100th ASB BakingTECH show in Chicago, February 27th to 29th, 2024. Learn more at asbe.org
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