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Keynote Speaker

Ottawa Conference Keynote Speaker

Dwayne Matthews
Future of Education Strategist | Innovation Evangelist

We are extremely excited to announce the return of Dwayne Matthews as our primary Keynote Speaker for the BOLTT Ottawa Spring Conference 2024!

Dwayne Matthews

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 that can 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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