IT functions and technology providers are being asked more and more to provide tools to navigate the uncertainty we currently face.
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IT functions and technology providers are being asked more and more to provide tools to navigate the uncertainty we currently face. There's increasing demand for innovative, adaptive approaches to challenging business and social problems. Fortunately, there is a group of people who can make a unique contribution to this effort.
Neurodiversity is the idea that there is a range of different thinking styles, all of which are valid and useful in their own way. With that range, there are some who think in significantly different ways to most around them. These neurodivergent individuals face significant barriers in making their full contribution at work. Historically, IT has been a relatively neurodiverse profession, yet there is still untapped potential in this community.
In this talk, we will explore what neurodiversity means for how we work with difficult problems. We will see how neurodiverse teams can generate breakthrough products and solutions, side-stepping existing trade-offs and limitations. That ultimately, inclusivity is not a luxury or an act of charity, but a key competitive advantage.
BCS has recently created a Neurodiversity Member Group. The intention of the group is to raise the awareness and profile of neurodivergent IT professionals, and provide support and guidance to them and the organisations they work for.
About the speaker
Matthew provides guidance and support to those using technology to take curious approaches to deep-rooted, complex problems.
He specialises in working with the unique talents of neurodivergent professionals, academics and entrepreneurs, and the organisations which wish to benefit from them.
His background is in IT, Higher Education, business innovation and psychology. Matthew is chair of the BCS Neurodiversity Group, and has ADHD and dyslexia.
The BCS Neurodiversity Group launched in February 2022.
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