BOLD Breakfasts

Toasting Winnipeg – NEW Breakfast Series – November 10, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7:30 am – 9:00 am

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Toasting Winnipeg is a new breakfast series that celebrates innovative, original and inspiring business stories in our city.  Our goal is to shine light and share stories from our membership proving business success is possible, especially in Winnipeg.

The Business of Virtual Reality and Machine Learning
It’s been said that in the next 20 years, machine learning will have more impact than mobile. This is your chance to learn more (… like what machine learning is) from Wally Trenholm, founder & CEO Sightline Innovation— a company headquartered here in Winnipeg that condenses the chaos of vast data collections into focused results.

Thought virtual reality was limited to video games and entertainment? Think again. VR is revolutionizing industries of all shapes and sizes.

Lesley Klassen, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder of The Campfire Union, will plug you in to the latest trends and share his local success story.

About our Keynotes:

Lesley Klassen
Chief Innovation Officer / Co-founder
The Campfire Union Inc.

Lesley has an ability to bring an entire room with him on a creative journey, wherever their ideas may take them. As Chief Innovation Officer, this passion steers his innovation and research at the Campfire Union Inc.

Lesley’s experience is diverse.

He has worked along side Canada’s best curriculum developers and adult educators to produce training products in the areas of leadership, multi-generational learning, health and safety, and workplace mediation. He has worked with the banking, aerospace, manufacturing, energy, health, and social services sectors to solve education and training challenges.

Lesley co-founded Dojo Learning, an e-learning platform that was acquired by The Joint Venture Group in 2012. Today, his passion is The Campfire Union, a virtual reality company he co- founded. The first virtual reality experience he directed was Yana Virtual Relaxation and since then he has worked on many more. Currently he is directing ‘Lost Cities’, a VR table top card game, and a virtual folk festival 360 video experience. When Lesley is not working on projects for The Campfire Union he is playing synth noise music in a basement jam band with his two brothers.

Wally Trenholm,
Founder & CEO
Sightline Innovation

Wally is a technology visionary and serial entrepreneur who sold his previous company to Research In Motion. He has over 25 years of programming and 18 years of management experience. With Sightline Innovation Wally has connected complex science and business with the goal of creating a leading global technology company around Deep Learning.

As the Founder and CEO of Sightline Innovation, he has built a company focused on practical deep learning solutions for medical diagnostics and manufacturing. In a few short years, Sightline Innovation has already been successful at selling and deploying its deep learning products in commercial settings, and built a powerful technology force to support it.

Under Wally’s leadership, in early 2015, Sightline Innovation strategically moved headquarters from Toronto to Winnipeg. As the company continues to develop and expand, Wally remains committed to the vision and mission of Sightline Innovation; solving real world problems by harnessing the power of Deep Learning.


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