Embracing neurodiversity makes organizations smarter

A digital solution to EMPAUWER employers to hire talents with autism to enhance their organisations with the power of neurodiversity. 

EMPAUWER by X0PA AI is backed by

The Enabling Lives Initiative Grant, a strategic initiative by Tote Board managed by SG Enable, supports innovations to address emerging needs and brings valuable solutions to the disability sector.

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EMPAUWER Solutions


A virtual mentor for persons with autism to coach them through work-life


A virtual mentor for employers to make them more inclusive to hiring persons with autism and guide them towards harnessing the strengths of the ASD talent pool


A job marketplace to connect employers and persons with ASD. EMPAUWER will help the process of making workplaces inclusive and creating more opportunities for persons with ASD.

How Empauwer Works?

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

To understand the needs of individuals with autism and provide recommendations in real time  

Natural Language Processing (NLP) & Natural Language Understanding

To enhance the interactivity of the mentor

Machine Learning

To enable the virtual mentor to adapt better to the users’ specific needs and challenges

Job Marketplace 

Establish a marketplace of such talent and employers open to hire them

  • AI-Powered job matching to match the best-fit candidates to jobs
  • Enhanced employment opportunities for candidates with autism

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Persons with autism see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.

Autism is not an illness or disease. Often people feel autism is a fundamental aspect of their identity. Autism is a spectrum condition. Persons with autism share certain challenges but autism will affect them in different ways.

Some people with autism have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, requiring different levels of support.

With the right support, persons with autism can live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

Our Team

Nina Alag Suri

CEO & Founder

Jussi Keppo

Co-founder and Data Science Head

Sri Harsha Allamraju

Chief Technology Officer

Farida Charania

Business Project Lead

Ted Teo

Lead Project Manager

Committee Members

Pratima Amonkar

APAC Head and Senior Director

Cloud Solution Partners Board Chair D&I

Accessibility at Microsoft Executive Sponsor

EMPAUWER from Microsoft

Dr. Ian McDonald

Global Lead Tech

Engagement Team, Microsoft for Startups

Raymond Hounon

Data & Artificial Intelligence Lead

Business Manager at Microsoft


African@Microsoft UK Lead

Dr. Amrita Varanasi

Consultant Psychiatrist, NHS

Garima Singh

Global Partnerships Manager at Microsoft

Oscar Veronese

Director – Lucanco

Parent of two autistic children

Jacqueline Gale

Specialist teacher for autism

Shaloo Sharma

Founder of Evoluer Solutions

Advisory Board of the Autism Society of India (ASI)

Gopi Kitnasamy

Autism Specialist Consultant

Parent of a child on the autism spectrum

Munmun Sen

Group Manager – Enterprise HR, HCL Technologies

Dr. Ana Elena Schalk

Learning Development Officer – London Teacher Training College, Ireland

Garima Rana

Senior Technical Lead – HCL Technologies, ERS, India

Liberty Munson

Director of Psychometrics – Microsoft, USA

Take that step
towards inclusivity.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Take that step towards inclusivity.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Contribute to our development funding

Become a working committee member

Be the organisation to help with our proof of concept

Contribute pro bono technical resources

Share your knowledge bank on neurodiverse hiring