Sessions to Focus on Risk Management Standards and GenAI, Standards as a Foundational Component of Quality Credentials, and More
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released the agenda for its Company Member Forum on March 21-22, 2024, and encourages all company members to register. The forum provides a platform for industry members to discuss national, regional, and global standards and conformity assessment issues, and to collectively influence U.S. policies related to domestic and international standardization.
ANSI’s Company Member Forum will include two days of sessions at the HP Welcome Center in Spring, TX, on March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT (9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET), and March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT (9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET).
Register for the CMF and access the agenda.
Thursday, March 21
Sessions will open with a networking breakfast and an opening keynote on security and privacy standardization, with the following agenda:
- Updates and Live Q&A on Government Policy and Legislative Updates: ANSI staff will provide updates on current legislative and regulatory initiatives and government-led policy dialogues. Topics will include recent U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council meeting outcomes and updates on the implementation of the U.S. Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology. The session will also cover legislative bills related to standards.
- Panel Session on Navigating the Future: Risk Management Standards and GenAI: Generative artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the technology that generates text, pictures, sounds, videos, codes, and more based on algorithms, AI models, and rules. There are inherent risks with GenAI applications; some of these risks include misinformation, hallucinations, bias, security, and privacy. This panel session will explore relevant standardization activities in GenAI that address these risks.
- Brain Computer Interface (BCI): BCI is a technology that establishes a direct communication pathway between the brain and an external device or computer. BCIs can be used for various purposes, including medical applications, assistive technologies, and enhancing human-computer interactions. This TEDtalk-style presentation will provide an overview of the technology and standardization needs around it.
- Panel Session on EU-U.S. Regulatory Landscape – Focus on Sustainability: The sustainability regulatory landscape is in continuous evolution, and new requirements are being established to meet the ambitious energy and climate targets agreed upon by governments around the world. This session will explore the current EU-U.S. regulatory landscape for sustainability, and how standardization can be used to demonstrate that products, services, or processes comply with the requirements of relevant legislation.
- Panel Session on Standards – A Foundational Component of Quality Credentials: Standards are the backbone of effective credential programs, with three key areas forming a ‘quality triangle’ to enhance learning outcomes. Comprehensive, balanced, and effective standards guiding personnel certifications, assessment-based certificate programs, and workplace learning make up a tripod of guidance that can meaningfully elevate a skilled workforce in the U.S. This panel session will explore the role of standards in forming this quality triangle.
The agenda will also include a networking lunch and HP Tour, followed by updates from CMF and the ANSI Committee on Education, and will conclude with a networking session at the HP Inc. facility.
Friday, March 22:
The day will open with networking and breakfast, and a keynote presentation on leadership in standards development. Sessions will include:
- Panel Session on Developing Standards Experts: Technical standards experts and other stakeholders involved in standardization activities within a company need a comprehensive education on the standards process to ensure effective and informed decision-making. This panel session will explore how companies are working on developing their internal standards experts and educating other relevant stakeholders.
- Fireside Chat: ISO/IEC 42001, Artificial Intelligence Management System (AIMS) Standard: To follow up on the December 2023 CMF conversation on Management System Standards, this fireside chat will discuss the recently published ISO/IEC 42001 standard on Artificial Intelligence Management System (AIMS). The global standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an AIMS.
- Panel Session on Open-Source Approach to Standardization: Open-source software has become increasingly popular, with many companies and organizations using and contributing to open-source projects via open-source organizations. This panel session will explore differences in standards development approaches for open-source organizations. vs. traditional standards developing organizations, and how they can collaborate and interact, given their distinct governance structures.
Learn more about the CMF.
Outcomes from the December 6 Listening Session on Building a Standards Workforce and the U.S. Government National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology
Standards Create a Quality Triangle to Enhance Learning Outcomes: Workcred Publishes New Blog
Using AI Responsibly: U.S. Leads Efforts to Develop ISO/IEC 42001, Artificial Intelligence Management System Standard