45 Global Organizations Commit to Training AI Governance Professionals

IAPP AIGC Foundational Supporters step up to support the professionalization of AI Governance

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – 02 October 2023 – Earlier this year, the IAPP launched the AI Governance Center to support the rapidly growing need for qualified and well-trained professionals to ensure AI systems are developed, integrated and deployed in line with emerging AI laws and policies and in a way we can trust. Today, the IAPP announced two new efforts to fulfill that commitment.

The IAPP has officially launched its AI Governance Professional (AIGP) online training, the first training of its kind. The AIGP Training is for any professional working on implementing AI responsibly in their organization. It provides baseline knowledge and strategies for responding to complex risks associated with the evolving AI landscape. More information about AIGP Training can be found here.

The IAPP also released the current list of Foundational Supporters of the AI Governance Center – a group of the world’s leading organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to global government agencies, that recognize the importance of AI governance and the professionals needed to do the work. More than 40 organizations have committed to training more than 1,000 employees in AI governance to ensure their companies have the skillsets needed to scale and deploy AI safely.

“As AI transforms every industry, there is an urgent need for AI governance professionals to manage the complex risks of this powerful technology,” said J. Trevor Hughes, President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). “IAPP research shows that 60% of organizations have either already established an AI governance function or will likely establish one in the next 12 months, but only 20% of organizations have a designated AI governance professional. We need to close this workforce gap. Trained AI governance professionals will ensure AI fulfills its potential to serve society in a positive and productive way.”

Current AI Governance Center Foundational Supporters are listed below. For more information on how your organization can help build this emerging profession and ensure your teams have the knowledge necessary to integrate AI responsibly, please contact iappai@iapp.org. The deadline for organizations to become AI Governance Foundational Supporters is November 2nd.

  • Air New Zealand
  • Allegis Group
  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • Baker McKenzie
  • BDO Global
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • Cargill,Inc.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Credo AI
  • DLA Piper
  • DLL International BV
  • DPO Consultancy
  • Enzai Technologies
  • FICO
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Google Inc.
  • Gradient Zero
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Groupe Rocher Yves Rocher
  • HP Inc.
  • IBM Corporation
  • iCIMS, Inc.
  • Incyte Corporation
  • InfoLawGroup LLP
  • Interpublic Group/Kinesso
  • Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP
  • Liberty Global, Inc.
  • Loblaw Companies Limited
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Prosus (Naspers Group)
  • Securys Limited
  • Sheppard Mullin
  • Skyscanner
  • Stripe
  • SurveyMonkey Inc
  • TechGDPR
  • Transcend Inc.
  • VMware, Inc.
  • Vodafone Group Services Limited
  • Walgreen Co.
  • Workday
  • Zoominfo

About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, promote and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at www.iapp.org.