About Josh Christianson

Josh Christianson is Co-Director of PEAT, overseeing its day-to-day activities and strategic initiatives. Prior to his role with PEAT, Josh worked at Deloitte Consulting, leading change management, technology and human capital initiatives at the Department of Health & Human Services as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs. While at Deloitte, Josh was a lead author of the report "Opening the Federal Talent Economy." Prior to Deloitte, Josh served as Career Program Manager for the Posse Foundation, a college access program focused on diversity and inclusion.

CES 2020: It’s personal. Have you heard?

As in previous years, CES 2020 showcased promising technologies for expanding employment success for people with disabilities in the workplace. This year, one exciting difference we noticed among many of the next-generation technologies on display was a greater focus on creating technology to optimize and personalize spaces for a wide range of users. […]

2020-09-15T20:46:27+00:00Last updated: September 15, 2020|

PEAT and Our Partners Brief U.S. Senate on Website Accessibility

Last month, PEAT was excited to join a U.S. Senate staff briefing on “Improving Website Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities,” which was sponsored by Senators Bob Casey and Amy Klobuchar. In collaboration with the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and partners, we provided Senate staff with concrete ideas for how to improve the accessibility of [...]

2020-09-14T13:19:25+00:00Last updated: September 14, 2020|

Discussions on Artificial Intelligence Dominate HR Tech 2019

The HR Technology Conference & Exposition (HR Tech) is one of the top global events showcasing emerging technologies and tools transforming the human relations (HR) industry. This year, platforms utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) continued to trend at HR Tech. The conference also infused a new focus on mitigating bias and ensuring that AI tools can align [...]

2020-09-14T13:16:12+00:00Last updated: September 14, 2020|

Reflections from the Road: What PEAT Learned Along the Conference Circuit

For several members of the PEAT team, October was a busy month of travel, talk, and trend spotting as we headed west to attend three conferences: the Coleman Institute on Cognitive Disabilities Annual Conference(link is external) (October 15); HR Technology Conference and Expo (HR Tech)(link is external) (October 18-21); and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals [...]

2020-09-25T15:16:43+00:00Last updated: September 25, 2020|