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Michael Fieldhouse

Social Impact Practice Leader, DXC Technology

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The Abandonment of CVs and the Embrace of AI

According to the Harvard Business Review, 75-90 percent of people are rejected based on their CV. Yet, out of seven ways to test a candidate’s suitability for a position, job experience and CVs were retrospectively the least predictive of success.

Two global companies – PwC and DXC Technology – have both made a move away from CVs and instead are relying on artificial intelligence and behavioural talent signals to guide them.

In this panel discussion facilitated by Grace Kerrison, Michael will share how this shift enables DXC to help companies achieve a key diversity goal – to welcome people on the autism spectrum into a career in technology. David Yates will share why personal qualities, team fit and true potential to succeed, none of which can be assessed in a CV, are prioritised in PwC’s graduate recruitment program and their results to-date.

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Michael Fieldhouse is Social Impact Practice Leader and Director of Cybersecurity for DXC Technology and the Executive for the Dandelion Program.  Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Technology, Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.  La Trobe University has appointed Michael Adjunct Professor in Cybersecurity and he is also an advisor to The Wall Street Journal.

Michael established the Dandelion Program in conjunction with the Australian Federal Government. The program is focused on building IT careers for people on the autism spectrum. The program has running for 5+ years with over 100 autistic people in the program with partners such as Australian Department of Defence, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Human Services, Department of Social Services, NAB and ANZ Bank in areas of cyber security, software testing and data analytics. The program has global collaborations with Cornell University, Stanford, La Trobe University, Australian Autism Research Centre, University of Haifa, Ono Academic College and Israeli Defence Force program called Roim Rachok. The Dandelion program has been open sourced, with 300+ organisations across 77 countries downloading the material.

Michael has a background in strategy and change management with a particular technical focus on cyber security. In his spare time he assists with the development of cyber security education programs for primary and secondary school students.

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