The biggest security talent pool you’ve never heard of
Presenter: Mike Tozer
Format: 45 mins
Location: The Amphitheatre
At a time of huge shortages in technology talent projected to reach 3 million globally by 2022, businesses are in search of creative solutions. On the other hand, autistic people face huge employment barriers despite many having highly sought after skills. The UN estimates that 80% of the 125 million people with autism globally are unemployed or underemployed.
Xceptional is a technology platform that enables autistic job seekers to demonstrate rather than articulate their strengths and matches them to employer partners. Mike Tozer will unpack the idea of cognitive diversity and share practical case studies from this unique work which has been recognised through $1 million from Google.
The session will include a practical immersion experience, designed to give a glimpse of what life is like if you have significant sensory processing challenges, as do some autistic people.