Chief Technology & Digital Officer
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Humza is the Chief Technology and Digital Officer at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Humza has
over 20 years of experience in driving Technology and Business Strategy, while directly contributing
to both top and bottom line results.
Humza’s organization at MLSE is responsible for digital strategy, technology, IT, mobile apps, data
science and innovation – including our esports team and initiatives, Raptors Uprising Gaming Club
and Leafs Gaming League. MLSE Digital Labs is now the largest and deepest technology and digital
organization in professional sports.
Prior to MLSE, Humza was at Compass Group North America where he built a technology and digital
strategy company called Compass Digital Labs where he was the CEO. Compass Digital Labs helped
to drive billions of dollars of incremental revenue and market differentiation across retail and
hospitality sectors across the United States and Canada.
Humza has also worked at Allstream, where he led Business Transformation and IT Enterprise
Architecture. He has also held various technical and management roles at Bell Canada.
A frequent keynote speaker at various North American conferences focused on technology,
innovation and driving business results, Humza has built strong technology and business
partnerships with top organizations around the globe. This network allows him to innovate creatively
and quickly, accelerating business objectives.
Humza also represents the Toronto Raptors on the NBA’s Team Innovation Advisory Council. The
TIAC is responsible for driving innovation and best practices at the NBA team level in collaboration
with the league.
Humza has an undergraduate degree from York University and holds various professional training
accreditations from both the Schulich School of Business and the Niagara Institute, he also served as
President of the CIO Association of Canada and on the TOLive Advisory Committee.
Humza is an active member on the Canada Basketball Board of Directors, the Princess Margaret
Cancer Foundation Board of Directors, an Advisor for the US Innovation Partnership led by the U.S.
Consul General’s Office, a Technology Advisor for RKM Racing, Founding Member of the Coalition of
Innovation Leaders Against Racism, and also serves on the Global Institute of Sport Advisory Board.
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