Michael Fieldhouse is an executive with Hewlett Packard Australia with 20+ years' experience in the ICT industry. He is responsible for the Dandelion Program partnership with Department of Human Services and Specialist (Specialisterne) People Foundation within Hewlett Packard. Michael holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Masters of Business Administration and is a graduate from Advance Management Program at Harvard University.

Michael will present will present on Day 2 in Symposium 8 with Mitch Levy.

The Dandelion Program: The Australian Government Department of Human Services and Hewlett-Packard Australia, together with Specialist People Foundation commenced “The Dandelion Program” in September 2014 to provide skilled employment for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program creates teams of people within an innovative delivery model to support software testing within DHS using HPs market leading testing methods and tools.  The program has broken down commonly held stereotypes with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the workplace.