Seminar Series II, Seminar 7: Responsible AI: From vision to business value

A Seminar Series on The Digital Future for Business & Society: Emerging Perspectives on AI, Blockchain and IoT

Hosted Jointly by:

Professor Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Emerging Markets Research Centre (EMaRC), School of Management, Swansea University, UK


Professor Ramakrishnan Raman, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune, India (Constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India)

Supported by: Centre for Technology, Innovation, Management and Enterprise (TIME), The University of Kent, UK; Digital Marketing and Analytics SIG – Academy of Marketing; Grenoble IAE-Graduate School of Management - a Grenoble INP school of the University of Grenoble Alpes; The e-Business and e-Government SIG - British Academy of Management; and The UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS).

The seminar series on “The Digital Future for Business & Society: Emerging Perspectives on AI, Blockchain and IoT” will present various perspectives from a number of leading expert speakers to highlight the opportunities and challenges posed by the rapid emergence of these transformative technologies. The seminar series will offer a timely and thought-provoking insight to AI, Blockchain and IoT, and their impact on the future of business, management and society in general, whilst recognising the societal and industrial influence on growth and direction of development of these technologies.

Seminar 7:

Speaker: Associate Professor Patrick Mikalef, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Seminar Title: Responsible AI: From vision to business value

Date: 8th Dec 2021

Seminar Overview: This talk explores the notion of responsible AI from a governance point of view. How should organizations develop their governance practices taking responsible principles into account? What key responsible AI principles are important for contemporary organizations to consider, and what do they comprise of? What are some of the dark side or negative impacts of adopting AI without implementing responsible AI principles during project lifecycles? In this presentation, the notion of responsible AI will be unpacked, presenting its key dimensions. In addition, the role of responsible AI will be discussed in relation to what business value it can enable organizations to achieve, as well as how it can be integrated with business strategy. This talk is aimed at presenting a holistic view on how responsible AI governance can be implemented in practice and building on prior literature. The value generating mechanisms of responsible AI will also be discussed, in relation also to business value of IT and information systems strategizing.

About Speaker:
Patrick Mikalef is an Associate Professor in Data Science and Information Systems at the Department of Computer Science. In the past, he has been a Marie Skłodowska-Curie post-doctoral research fellow working on the research project "Competitive Advantage for the Data-driven Enterprise" (CADENT). He received his B.Sc. in Informatics from the Ionian University, his M.Sc. in Business Informatics for Utrecht University, and his Ph.D. in IT Strategy from the Ionian University. His research interests focus the on strategic use of information systems and IT-business value in turbulent environments. He has published work in international conferences and peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, British Journal of Management, Information and Management, European Journal of Information Systems, and Information Systems Frontiers.
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