Maithili Mavinkurve

Maithili Mavinkurve at the RE.WORK Toronto Conference, October 2018

Maithili Mavinkurve at the RE.WORK Toronto Conference, October 2018

The first female founder of an AI company in Canada.

Mai is the COO and Co-Founder of Sightline Innovation, and one of the first female founders of an Artificial Intelligence company in Canada.

As a member of the ISED Economic Strategy - Digital Industries Table, Mai led the sub group that developed national data strategy and IP recommendations. She has also represented Canada at the G7 ministerial meetings on AI and the future of work.

Mai is an experienced engineer and executive leader with a strong background in applied Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Enterprise software development. She has a strong track record in management and delivery with a focus on the practical applications and implications of AI.

Mai was recently acknowledged as one of the “30 Most Influential Women in AI in Canada.”



Maithili Mavinkurve
COO / Co-founder Sightline Innovation
P.Eng University of Toronto


Minister Bains / ISED Economic Strategy Tables Member

Software Development Team Lead, Research In Motion Inc.

Software Developer, Research in Motion Inc.

Product Manager, Epoch Integration Inc. (Acquired by Research in Motion Inc.)

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