Save The Date May 8th

SAVE THE DATE for our next SVBLN Event

Best Practice Showcase: SAP Autism at Work Program – Leveraging Talent with Disabilities

This is a must attend event where you will hear from a Global Technology Leader, SAP, about their innovative program that identifies and trains individuals on the autism spectrum for career path jobs “Autism at Work”. In this session you will hear directly from SAP Executives regarding the business importance of this initiative, lessons learned and how to join them in tapping into this important talent pool. You will also hear from critical community partners, Specialisterne and TransAccess, and their role in making this program a success.


Date: May 8th 

Time: 3 – 5:00 pm

Where: SAP Palo Alto (Building 1) 3410 Hillview Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304


3:00 p.m.- Welcome and Introductions

3:10 p.m. – Autism at Work Overview – SAP Perspective (Executive, Hiring Manager)

  • Jose Velasco, Head, Autism at Work Program – U.S. SAP Labs LLC
  • Dr. Vishal Sikka (video)
  • Mark Lazarus, Hiring Manager at SAP

3:40 p.m.- Specialisterne and TransAccess – Community Partners

  • Thorkil Sonne , Founder – Specialisterne
  • Maria Nicolacoudis, Executive Director – TransAccess

4:00 p.m.- Dialogue with the Experts – Advice for companies interested in this program

  • Jose Velaso and Mark Lazarus (SAP)
  • Thorkil Sonne (Specilaisterne) and Maria Nicolacoudis (TransAccess)

4:45 p.m. – SVBLN – Overview/Membership

·         Martha Artiles/Priscilla Azcueta – SVBLN Co-Leads

5::00 p.m. – Adjourn

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