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Background

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to rapidly revolutionize businesses and redefine the way we live and work, it becomes crucial to understand and manage risks that are unique to AI. This workshop aims at discussing the approach to effectively assess and mitigate these risks. Such understanding and mitigation of risks is a sine quo non for responsible and ethical deployment of AI technologies.

Alongside understanding of AI centric risks and its mitigation, this workshop will also consider the potential impacts of AI on various aspects of organizational functioning, including data privacy, cybersecurity, workforce dynamics, and business processes.

At the workshop, we will delve into real-world case studies, examining both successful implementations and notable pitfalls. By analysing these case studies, participants will learn to identify common risk factors and develop strategies to address them proactively. Interactive sessions and group discussions will allow participants to share experiences and collaborate on finding solutions tailored to their specific contexts.

Who should attend

  • IT/IS Auditors
  • AI Developers and architects.
  • Data Scientists and Analysts.
  • Ethics and compliance professionals
  • Legal advisors.
  • Risk Management professionals
  • Business leaders and Executives
  • HR Professionals
  • Cyber security professionals
  • Researchers and Academics
  • Government / Regulatory body representatives

Having a diverse group of participants will help in creating a comprehensive understanding of AI risks and impacts from multiple perspectives.

Key Takeaways from the Workshop
  • Understanding AI Risks and Impacts
  • Knowledge of the types of risks associated with AI technologies.
  • Ability to identify and categorize common risks in AI projects, such as data privacy issues, algorithmic biases, system vulnerabilities…
  • Familiarity with standardized methodologies and frameworks for assessing AI risks and impacts
  • Effective AI Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Regulatory and Ethical Considerations
  • Overview of contemporary AI regulations and compliance requirements
  • Strategies for balancing innovation with regulatory compliance and ethical responsibilities.
  • Lessons learned from case studies and their applicability to various business verticals.
  • Sharing of experiences and best practices among participants.
  • Insights into emerging trends and future developments in AI risk management.

Agenda

  • 9:00 - 9:30 :

    Registration and networking

  • 9:30 – 10.30 :

    Introduction to AI Risk & Impact Assessment

    • Understanding AI Risks and Impacts
    • Key concepts and taxonomy
    • Relevance of AI Risk management

  • 10:30 - 11:30 :

    Identifying and Managing AI Risks

    • Common risks in AI ecosystem
    • Case studies
    • Interactive discussion – AI Risks in participants context

  • 11.30 – 11.45 :

    Mid-morning break

  • 11.45 – 13.00 :

    Assessing AI Impacts

    • Methodologies for AI Impact Assessment
    • AI Impact assessment frameworks
    • Group exercise: Assessing impact of a hypothetical AI project

  • 13.00 – 13.45 :

    Lunch break

  • 13: 45 –15:00 :

    Mitigation strategies for AI Risks

    • Implementing controls and safeguards
    • Case study discussion
    • Mitigation exercise – hypothetical AI project

  • 15:00 – 15:45 :

    Regulatory and Ethical issues in managing AI Risks

    • Overview of AI Regulations and Standards
    • Ethical implications of standards
    • Balancing innovation and Ethics

  • 15: 45 – 16:00 :

    Afternoon break

  • 16:00 – 17:00 :

    Hypothetical AI system – Comprehensive Risk Management and Impact Assessment: Participants presentation curated by the facilitator

  • 17:00 – 17:30:

    Summarization and concluding remarks

Non-Core: Timings may vary to fit concurrent workshop timings

Participants Logistics: Laptop and Internet access are recommended but not mandatory.

Workshop facilitator: Dr K Rama Subramaniam

Director & CEO, Valiant Technologies Group

He is former Chairman of the board of Trustees of Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics (India) and served as Global Chair for five consecutive terms, at International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professionals, USA. He is an IBM GIO alumnus.

One of the early awardees of certificate as Lead Auditor of Artificial Intelligence Management Systems - ISO/IEC 42001:2023.

He served for three consecutive terms as India’s country representative at the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP-TC11). He served earlier as Global Chair of E&A Committee of the GAISP (Generally Accepted Information Security Principles) initiative in the US.

He served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Madras and at the University of Dubai teaching a Masters program at both Universities. He has delivered over 70 workshops for CISSP aspirants in 14 countries across 22 locations. He has been an invited keynote speaker and session chairman in professional conferences in 21 countries.

He has a multi-disciplinary doctorate (Ph.D) in the area of cyber-criminology from the University of Madras (India); a Masters degree (MBA with Distinction) in Technology Management from the University of Lincoln (UK) and a Masters degree (LLM with Honours) in International Business Law from the University of Salford (UK). He holds FCA, CISSP, CISA, CISM, and CDPSE credentials and honorary fellowships – FISC & FCFIP..

He is founder President of first Indian chapter or ISC2; served as Vice President of Zambia and Chennai Chapters of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He had also served earlier on the Boards of ISACA Chapters in Chennai, Bangalore and Dubai.

Before starting Valiant Technologies in 2003, he worked as Managing Director of Thewo Corporate Services in Lusaka (Zambia); Commercial Director of Benetone Group Companies in Bangkok (Thailand) and as Commercial Director of Dynaspede Integrated Systems Ltd, Mumbai (India).

Implementing AIMS

Duration : 1 day

Time Schedule

  • 09.00:

    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • Concepts and Terminology
    • AI Framework using ML standard, Data Quality
    • Data Privacy in AI
    • Cybersecurity in AI
    • AI relevant to the organization, contextual analysis
    • Determination of Scope
  • 10.00 :

    • Risk relevant to AI environment
    • Risk Management Principles relevant to ISO 31000 and ISO/IEC 23894:2023
    • Risk Management objectives, Risk sources and Risk management and AI system life cycle
    • Exercise
  • 12:00 :

    • Implementation guideline
    • Overview of Annex A, Annex B, Annex C and Annex D
  • Lunch Break :

  • 14:00 :

    • Exercise – Case study
    • Based on Implantation guideline as per Annex B of AIMS
  • 16:00 :

    • Setting AIMS Objectives
    • Identifying Policies and procedure for AIMS
    • Outline on Auditing of AIMS

Participants Logistics - Laptop and Internet access are recommended but not mandatory.

Workshop Facilitator : D Swaminathan

Vision:Empowering people to DRIVE IMPACT from within

The Workshop Objectives:

  • Learn: Get up-to-date information about environmental impact of Digital Technology
  • Ideate: Collective Intelligence around Sustainable Tech amidst the frenzy of AI
  • Engage: Concrete commitments for taking actions to practice Sustainable IT
  • Have Fun: Through the game and getting to know your fellow participants better and learn from each other’s experience

Details of the Workshop:

Description :This will be a full day workshop. In the 1st half we will  conduct a game called The Digital Collage through which participants will understand about Digital Sustainability and how IT impacts the Environment. The participants will be divided into 5 teams. The  3 stages  of the workshop will be covered in the 1st  half which will be Understanding, Creativity and Feedback. The 4th  stage of  Action will be done in the 2nd  half.

In the 2 nd  half, each team will be given a business problem and they have to find the solution based on the learnings gathered  in the 1st  half of the day and create a pitch deck and present it to the others. We will use Sailboat for the facilitation of the Action part.

Key takeaways:

  • Become aware of the concepts of Sustainability and Digital Sustainability
  • Understand what are the negative impacts of IT to the Environment
  • Get idea of why and we need to change to reduce the negative impact
  • Brainstorm on certain problems as teams to come out with solutions to reduce the negative impact on the Environment which includes practicing Sustainable AI
  • Be the Ambassadors to promote the practice of Digital Sustainability

Pre requisites for learners:There is no pre-requisites for the learners. However, we will need the general profile of participants at least 2 days in advance. Learners do not need to prepare anything for this workshop.

Logistics required during session 5 Round Tables, 5 White Boards, White Chart Papers – 8 pieces for each table, Coloured Markers for the white board and chart paper – 2 per table of 2 different colours for each table. We will bring the sticky notes.

Participants Logistics - Laptops and Internet Access Not Required.

Workshop Facilitator 1 : Dr. Surabhi

Dr. Surabhi comes with 20+ years of experience into human capital and strategic business management role across multi-cultural start-ups and high growth environments. Her expertise lies in transforming operations and processes leading to business turnaround and scale-up to deliver sustainable & profitable organizational growth. She has also championed the cause of organizational diversity and inclusivity.

As Co-Founder & Executive Director at Green Computing Foundation, she is spearheading initiatives to align Information Technology with environmental and ethical considerations. This includes implementing eco-friendly technologies, optimizing energy consumption, and ensuring ethical sourcing of IT resources. She is co-creating programs, frameworks, best practices on Sustainable IT and also is the signatory for the Sustainable IT Manifesto.

Dr. Surabhi os an IICA certified Independent Woman Director. She is also the Co-Chair of Sustainable IT Council for Global South at GSFN and Vice Co-Chair of Sustainable IT Research Board at UN-aligned.

As a Sustainability Consultant and trainer, she focuses on championing the cause of Sustainability in order to build a greener and liveable planet for all. She is at the forefront of integrating sustainability principles into business strategies. She is deeply committed to navigating organizations toward sustainable practices that not only align with regulatory requirements but also contribute to the long-term profitability, resilience and reputation of the organizations.

Workshop Facilitator 2 : Dr. Niladri Mallick Choudhuri

Dr. Niladri Mallick Choudhuri is an experienced expert in IT Industry and Sustainable IT Practices, having 34+ years of Delivery, Consulting and Training experience. He is an international author. He is a well acknowledged thought leader in the area of Sustainable IT, DevSecOps, SRE, VSM, Sustainable IT and Resilience. He is one of the signatories of Sustainable IT Manifesto and creator of the Sustainable IT Framework. He is the founder of Green Computing Foundation, a not for profit organization for the promotion of Sustainable IT. Niladri is the Chair of the Sustainable IT Council in GSFN for Global South and Co-Chair of Sustainable IT Research Board in UN-aligned.

He is the curator of the Sustainable IT Practitioner Course and many other Sustainable IT related courses.

He is a regular speaker in various global events like DevOps India Summit, DevOps Asia Summit, DevOps World, ADDO, etc., and many other panels and webinars.

He has helped in improving business process for various Fortune 500 and 1000 companies across the globe in areas of Business Agility, Project and Portfolio Management, IT Service Management. He is an International Author with his book Adapting to Industry Infinity – New WoW for IT Services. He has built competencies in Portfolio, Program and Project Management Consulting and Enterprise Project Management Tools Implementation and consulting on Agile and DevOps and SRE methodologies.

He has also managed multiple projects on custom built application, integration with ERPs and Datawarehouse projects along with setting up ITSM processes and managing the Operations. He has managed large team up to 300 members in onsite – offshore model. He has managed projects with customers in USA, UK, Europe, Middle-east, Japan, Australia and Singapore. He has large experience in pre-sales, customer relationship, proposal making and defence globally.

He has been responsible for leading the Practice to a size of USD 10+ Million. He has managed various alliances with organizations like HP, CA, Microsoft, Oracle Primavera, and Planview. He has developed the go-to-market with such alliance partners, sell-with, sell- through strategies and various solutions to bring to market together enabled on their products.

He is the Founder and CEO of Xellentro Consulting Services LLP, Xellentro Pte Ltd., Singapore, a Consulting and Training organization focusing on DevOps and SRE and the organizer for the largest DevOps Global Event from India – DevOps India Summit (DOIS). He is also Director of Engineering DevOps Consulting, USA.