Sports and Technology: How Data and Insights are
Transforming the Athlete and Fan Experience

Many of TECHNATION’s large tech members have made a commitment to invest in the people, resources, and services that support entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey.

Please join us on Oct 12th for the next event in our Future of Work Series as we host a compelling Fireside Chat with from MLSE, sports leader at AWS and Olympic athlete to discuss how technology and data driven insights are transforming the sports fan experience. 

Introduction: Eric Gales, Managing Director, AWS Canada


  • Julie Souza, Head of Sports, Global Professional Services, Amazon Web Services
  • Humza Teherany, Chief Technology and Digital Officer, MLSE
  • Meaghan Mikkelson, National Women’s Hockey Team

This event is complimentary, but we ask you to register to attend

Amazon Toronto Tech Hub
40 King Street West
Scotia Plaza, 47th Floor

5:00pm – 5:30pm: Guest arrivals, wine and light refreshments served
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Fireside Chat






Julie Souza leads the Global Sports Practice for AWS Professional Services, driving innovation in sports data (tracking, AI/ML/CV), virtualized production, direct-to-consumer interactivity and monetization, fan data and analytics, and smart venue solutions. Prior to joining AWS, Julie led Strategy and Business Development for Second Spectrum, the official data analytics partner of the NBA, EPL, MLS, and others. She held similar roles leading business development and driving strategy for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and CBS Sports Network. Julie holds a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Humza Teherany 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.

Meaghan Mikkelson – After twelve seasons with the National Women’s Hockey Team, and starting a family with her husband Scott, Meaghan is currently balancing motherhood along with the demands of training as a national team athlete. With two gold medals from the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games, a silver medal from the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, a gold medal from the 2012 IIHF Women’s World Championships, and six silver medals from the 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2017 IIHF Women’s World Championships, Meaghan aspires to represent Canada and win gold at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. With these goals in mind, Meaghan continues to look for ways to improve as an athlete, an individual, and a “hockey mom”, and is excited to tackle the challenges that lie ahead. Hockey fans also know hr as the Calgary Flames analyst on SportsNet.

Event Details

October 12, 2023
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Toronto location