Mai Mavinkurve is a CIGI senior fellow and the chief operating officer and a co-founder of Sightline Innovation, which created the world’s first cloud-native data trust — a distributed artificial intelligence (AI) and data governance platform that enables control and sovereignty of data assets between trusted data partners.
Mai is an industry expert and adviser in applied AI and data governance. As a member of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Economic Strategy Table on digital industries, she led the subgroup that developed recommendations on national data strategy and intellectual property. She has also represented Canada at the Group of Seven ministerial meetings on AI and the future of work. Mai has advised on the Ontario Digital and Data Task Force, as well as co-chaired a data governance initiative with the Standards Council of Canada. Mai is an experienced engineer and executive leader with a focus on the practical enterprise applications and implications of AI and data. Mai was acknowledged as one of the 30 Most Influential Women in AI in Canada.