Dwayne Johnson is a visionary entrepreneur and applied technologist, passionate about using innovation to drive socio-economic inclusion. He has over 30 years of experience developing strategies, coalitions, and projects that build multi-sector capacity for inclusive, prosperous, and resilient communities. Dwayne is the current Chair and President of the Oregon Innovation Foundation. He is founder of Civic Technology Ventures, Scaleup Partners, and Ideal Portland, and Infracenters, served as Deputy Director of Startup Champions Network and Civic Software Foundation. He is a past partner at We All Rise Consulting and a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon, and ambassador for Right2Start.
He holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship (summa cum laude) from Babson College and a BA in Far East History from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. In his free time, he loves to read, travel, explore through photography, and make new friends.