Kwaku Yeboah, Director of Employment Initiatives, BC, of Ready, Willing, and Able at Inclusion BC will provide the business case for diversifying and the changing social and political landscape in Canada and BC.
Amr Shokry, Consultant, HR at ICBC will present ICBC’s experience when they neurodiversified in their IT department.
Carol Simpson, CEO of Focus, an IT consulting and placement agency that actively engages individuals on the autism spectrum (ASD) will present the emerging best practices of employing and retaining ASD talent.
Carol is a professional in the IT field with over 30 years of experience. She has managed large IT departments and project portfolios of over $50M. She has worked in the private and public sectors in senior and executive management levels, has run her own development shop, and taught at the University of Toronto. She strongly believes in equal rights, acceptance, and inclusion of ASD individuals in society’s constructs of community, education, governance, and employment.Lastly, she has two adult sons on the autism spectrum. From all perspectives, Carol gets it and comes with the best references from the local IT sector.