Wallace (Wally) Trenholm is a senior fellow with CIGI, where he contributes his expertise on artificial intelligence (AI), data governance and international security.
Wally is the CEO of Sightline Innovation, which created the world’s only cloud-native, distributed AI and data governance platform, known as a “data trust.” He is a software architect with more than 25 years of professional experience and more than 35 years of programming experience in areas of operations including AI, data governance, distributed computing systems and sensing technologies, focusing on applications in commercial, legal, financial and government use cases. In his second year of university, Wally founded Epoch Integration Inc., which performed the first open-source installations for the Government of Canada, became one of the first mobile developer shops in the world, and then went on to develop the first known commercial product for enterprise computing written in the Python programming language. Epoch Integration was purchased by Research In Motion (BlackBerry) in 2006.
In his spare time, Wally monitors the dynamic geopolitical and economic policy environment around the globe and builds automated trading systems with a global macro focus. Wally earned his bachelor of science in computer science at the University of Western Ontario.