'Don't let human potential go to waste,' implores Aussie CEO

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'Don't let human potential go to waste,' implores Aussie CEO

The CEO of an Australian tech company, newly honoured as a pioneer in its field, has urged business leaders not to let human potential go to waste – and to support mental wellbeing.

Sydney-based Reejig’s platform helps global enterprises and governments find, move and upskill their employees using talent-based, artificial intelligence that is independently audited and ethical.

It has been named by the World Economic Forum as a recipient of its Technology Pioneer award. CEO and co-founder, Siobhan Savage explained that Reejig’s mission is to create a world with zero-wasted potential, where people are enabled to access personally meaningful work, no matter their background or circumstance.

“It is no longer acceptable for potential to be wasted in people, business and society,” she emphasised. “Leaders have a responsibility to ensure that everyone has access to a meaningful career whilst building the skills and capability the world needs for the future.

“At Reejig we feel the responsibility to help people and businesses move towards zero wasted potential, and we are already seeing the best companies in the world adopt this new mindset. We are proud, humbled and delighted to be acknowledged as a technology pioneer by the World Economic Forum. This award is further recognition for our mission and the impact our unique technology can have on people, businesses and society.”

Throughout the coming year, Reejig’s CEO will be invited to participate at the activities, events and discussions of the World Economic Forum, which is recognised as the international organisation for public-private cooperation and committed to improving the state of the world.

It recognises early-to-growth-stage companies globally which are leveraging new technologies and innovations with potential to have a significant impact on business and society. Its selection criteria includes innovation, impact and leadership. “Reejig and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of industries that are critical to solving some of our world’s most complex issues today,” commended the World Economic Forum’s Saemoon Yoon.

Over a third of this year's winning organisations, including startups in thirty countries, are headed by women, well above the industry average. As well as leading Reejig’s day to day operation, Siobhan Savage is a co-founder of the business, along with Dr Shujia Zhang, Chief Data Scientist, and Mike Reed, Chief Technology Officer.

Reejig aims to give clients such as KPMG and Woolworths a greater understanding of people’s skills, potential, passions and experiences, to build more agile workforces and the Technology Pioneer award puts it in the same league as previous winners Google, Spotify, Airbnb and Twitter.

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