Dwayne Matthews is a “future of education” strategist and innovation evangelist. He converges and shares knowledge on the future of education,
disruptive technology, and the evolution of work.
Matthews is the Head of School, Innovation & Partnerships, at Ontario Virtual School. OVS has over 20K active students, a 98% university acceptance
rate, and a 99% 5 star Google rating from students and parents
Matthews is also an XPRIZE Education Domain Brain Trust Advisor and advises the XPRIZE Global Visioneering Team on the education prizes and
challenges that are presented to benefactors like Elon Musk, Sir Richard Brandson and senior members of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dwayne is also the founder of TomorrowNow Learning Labs, which creates future focused learning lab models that emphasize personalized learning,
student success innovations and connection points to the digital transformation of the economy.
Matthews has addressed the UN on issues and opportunities around digital literacy, cognitive abilities and the 54 countries of Africa. Matthews has
also addressed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the importance of education transformation and its relationship to national prosperity and regional
Dwayne is the former president of NeuroEdX, a company that uses neurotechnology to prepare students for the exponential growth of the 4th
Matthews also served as the Senior Education Lead for the Faubert Applied Research Center. The Faubert Applied Research brings together
researchers and experts in cognitive human performance from industry, government, and academia to bridge the gap between research and unmet
real life applications.
In addition Matthews was the Canadian Executive Director of an intelligence firm and focused on finding disruptive and future looking technologies
for the Fortune 500. Some of his clients included senior and executive leaders from Barrick Gold, Suncor, P&G, GSK, Magna and members of the
Dwayne can be seen on national Canadian television on CTV’s Your Morning and The Marlyn Denis show. Over the last 24 months Matthews has had
over 1.8 million views on his collective social media posts focused on the relationship between the future of work and education.
Dwayne works to review future trends in education that are driven by technological advancement. Dwayne’s career path over almost two decades has
afforded him an incredibly unique and privileged perspective on future technologies and its fundamental impact on education and work.