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Dwayne Matthews

Future of Education and Work Strategist | Innovation Evangelist

Dwayne Matthews Headshot June 2023
CTV: Use of mixed reality in education and training
Dwayne Matthews Headshot June 2023
CTV: Use of mixed reality in education and training

In an era where the skills necessary for the future of work are constantly evolving, how can we ensure our workforce is future-ready? Dwayne Matthews is an education strategist and innovation evangelist who explores the impact of disruptive innovation on the future of education and the future of work. He offers a roadmap for creating a robust, future-ready education system that cultivates a skilled and adaptable workforce in order to drive continued innovation, productivity, and economic prosperity.

Matthews is the founder of TomorrowNow Learning Labs, where he creates future-focused learning lab models that emphasize metaverse learning experiences, personalized learning, and student success innovations. These include AI education assistants, simulations, and cognitive enhancements. He’s been a featured guest on national Canadian television programs including CTV’s Your Morning and The Marilyn Denis Show.

Prior to this, Matthews was the Chief Innovation Evangelist and President of NeuroEdX, a company using neurotechnology and AI to prepare students for the fourth industrial revolution. The technology platform, created by neuroscientist Dr Jocelyn Faubert, was used to train US Air Force Pilots and Navy Seals and has over 38 peer-reviewed published papers, 40 ongoing research projects, and eight patents, making it the most scientifically validated cognitive technology in the world.

Matthews has addressed senior representatives from 54 African countries at the United Nations and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on education’s future and digital literacy. He currently serves as an XPRIZE Education Domain Brain Trust Advisor, advising the XPRIZE Global Visioneering Team and Connect Education Team on multi-million-dollar education prizes, challenges, and disruptive education models. He has also consulted on strategic partnerships and innovations at Ontario Virtual School and served as the Senior Education Lead for the Faubert Applied Research Centre.

Over the last 24 months, Matthews social media posts exploring AI, the future of education, and the digital transformation of work and the economy have been viewed over 1.8 million times. His unique career path over the last two decades has given him a unique perspective on future technologies and their impact on education and work.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • Dwayne has an innate ability to connect with an audience by delivering a message that is both informative and entertaining. His charisma is compelling and energy infectious.

  • Dwayne Matthews is a true renaissance thinker, able to pick up quickly on various opportunities that, only when knit together, realize their true value.

  • Dwayne Matthews is one of the most creative, exciting, intelligent, and driven people I am associated with.

  • What an insightful talk and discussion! I loved hearing your take on expertise/agility. The future of education sure looks exciting!

  • Dwayne’s presentation was a huge success! I heard from many of our participants that they will want to engage him in the work of their districts. He was engaging with high energy while delivering a message that was extremely relevant to the work of directors. I truly enjoyed working with him throughout the day and was honoured that he remained to have dinner with conference participants. I would highly recommend him to others.

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