What does the future of tech hold to help more neurodivergent people navigate and prosper in the workplace?
Dan Harris - CEO, Neurodiversity in Business Dan is the founder and CEO of the Neurodiversity in Business charity (NIB)
6:30pm - Presentation begins
8:00pm - Presentation ends
networking with refreshments at BCS London
9:00pm - Event ends
Awareness about neurodivergence has been rising steadily in recent years. At Neurodiversity in Business, a charity that is the leading industry forum facilitating conversations between corporates and the ND community, the focus is on the significant benefits that neurodivergence brings to business.
It is estimated that around 10-15% of the population are neurodivergent – a term that is used to refer to autism, ADHD, Tourettes, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and others. A significant ability to focus, different problem solving skills and the ability to process information quickly are three of the key business benefits that many ND people bring to the workplace.
In the STEM sector, this proportion of the population may rise to 30% as the skills associated with ND ways of thinking naturally lend themselves to these disciplines. What is the technology sector as a whole doing in this space? How are companies investing in neurodivergent attraction and retention in a highly competitive workplace?
And what does the future of tech hold to help more ND people navigate and prosper in the workplace? Join CEO & Founder of Neurodiversity in Business, Dan Harris, to learn more.
About the speaker
Dan Harris - CEO, Neurodiversity in Business Dan is the founder and CEO of the Neurodiversity in Business charity (NIB), set up to transform the employment prospects of the 15 to 20% of the workforce who are neurodivergent.
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