2010 Annual Recap

The 2010 conference was another success, finally outgrowing the MIT campus capacity. Attracting over 1,000 attendees (with another 400 on the waitlist), the conference moved off-campus to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and ESPN became the presenting sponsor. The featured panel, What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball, included Mark Cuban, Jonathan Kraft, Daryl Morey, Bill Polian, and Bill Simmons, and was moderated by Michael Lewis. The panel explored the decision-making processes general managers and owners go through beyond the numbers. Beyond panel discussions, 2010 also saw the introduction of the research paper track, an extremely popular addition.

Panels

  • What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball
    Mark Cuban, Jonathan Kraft, Daryl Morey, Bill Polian, Bill Simmons, What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball,
  • Next Generation Sports Management and Ownership
    Steve Pagliuca, Adam Silver, Matt Silverman, Randy Vataha, Daryl Morey, Next Generation Sports Management and Ownership,
  • Buzz-Worthy Events: The Olympics, Super Bowl, NBA Finals and Winter Classic
    John Collins, John McDonough, Rich Gotham, Tony Pace, Sean McDonough,
  • Alternative Storyteling: Future of Sports Journalism
    Henry Abbott, Howard Beck, Jason Fry, Rob King, Dan Shanoff,
  • Performance Enhancement: Will Future Athletes be Formula One or NASCAR?
    Michael McCann, Mark Verstegen, Dr. Kim Blair, Dr. Thomas Murray, Steve Kerr, Gary Belsky,
  • Future of Attendance: Innovations at Arenas and Stadiums
    David Holland, Peter Moore, Tim Romani, David Samson, Alec Scheiner, Shira Springer,
  • International Expansion
    David Baxter, Maurizio Gherardini, Sunil Gulati, Mark Waller, Jessica Gelman,
  • Emerging Analytics
    Michael Forde, Paraag Marathe, Aaron Schatz, Simon Wilson, Kate Fagan,
  • Developing the Athlete’s Brand
    Dawn Hudson, Jackie MacMullan, Lawrence Norman, Phil de Picciotto, Michael Spillane, Mike Gorman,
  • Social Media Marketing
    Lou DePaoli, Joe Kessler, Darren Rovell, Social Media Marketing, John Walsh,
  • Baseball Analytics – 2010
    John Abbamondi, John Dewan, Dan Duquette, Shiraz Rehman, Tom Tippett, Rob Neyer,
  • Basketball Analytics – 2010
    Mark Cuban, John Hollinger, Dean Oliver, Kevin Pritchard, Mike Zarren, Marc Stein,
  • Coaching Analytics – 2010
    Kevin Kelley, Avery Johnson, Buck Showalter, Nate Silver, Brent Barry, Ric Bucher,
  • Video

  • What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball
    Mark Cuban, Jonathan Kraft, Daryl Morey, Bill Polian, Bill Simmons, What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball,
  • EA Sports: NBA LIVE Dynamic DNA, Scouting and Analysis Applications
  • ESPN Sport Science: Convergence of Technology and Sports
  • Bloomberg Sports: Making Data Analytics User-Friendly
  • The Price of Anarchy in Basketball
  • Novel Approach to Fantasy Basketball Management
  • Improved NBA Adjusted +/- Using Regularization and Out-of-Sample Testing (2010 RP Grand Prize Winner)
  • Beyond Pythagorean Expectation: How Run Distributions Affect Win Percentage
    Beyond Pythagorean Expectation: How Run Distributions Affect Win Percentage,
  • Next Generation Sports Management and Ownership
    Steve Pagliuca, Adam Silver, Matt Silverman, Randy Vataha, Daryl Morey, Next Generation Sports Management and Ownership,
  • Buzz-Worthy Events: The Olympics, Super Bowl, NBA Finals and Winter Classic
    John Collins, John McDonough, Rich Gotham, Tony Pace, Sean McDonough,
  • Alternative Storyteling: Future of Sports Journalism
    Henry Abbott, Howard Beck, Jason Fry, Rob King, Dan Shanoff,
  • Performance Enhancement: Will Future Athletes be Formula One or NASCAR?
    Michael McCann, Mark Verstegen, Dr. Kim Blair, Dr. Thomas Murray, Steve Kerr, Gary Belsky,
  • Future of Attendance: Innovations at Arenas and Stadiums
    David Holland, Peter Moore, Tim Romani, David Samson, Alec Scheiner, Shira Springer,
  • International Expansion
    David Baxter, Maurizio Gherardini, Sunil Gulati, Mark Waller, Jessica Gelman,
  • Emerging Analytics
    Michael Forde, Paraag Marathe, Aaron Schatz, Simon Wilson, Kate Fagan,
  • Developing the Athlete’s Brand
    Dawn Hudson, Jackie MacMullan, Lawrence Norman, Phil de Picciotto, Michael Spillane, Mike Gorman,
  • Social Media Marketing
    Lou DePaoli, Joe Kessler, Darren Rovell, Social Media Marketing, John Walsh,
  • Baseball Analytics – 2010
    John Abbamondi, John Dewan, Dan Duquette, Shiraz Rehman, Tom Tippett, Rob Neyer,
  • Basketball Analytics – 2010
    Mark Cuban, John Hollinger, Dean Oliver, Kevin Pritchard, Mike Zarren, Marc Stein,
  • Coaching Analytics – 2010
    Kevin Kelley, Avery Johnson, Buck Showalter, Nate Silver, Brent Barry, Ric Bucher,
  • Conference Year

  • What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball
    Mark Cuban, Jonathan Kraft, Daryl Morey, Bill Polian, Bill Simmons, What Geeks Don’t Get: The Limits of Moneyball,
  • EA Sports: NBA LIVE Dynamic DNA, Scouting and Analysis Applications
  • ESPN Sport Science: Convergence of Technology and Sports
  • Bloomberg Sports: Making Data Analytics User-Friendly
  • The Price of Anarchy in Basketball
  • Novel Approach to Fantasy Basketball Management
  • Improved NBA Adjusted +/- Using Regularization and Out-of-Sample Testing (2010 RP Grand Prize Winner)
  • Beyond Pythagorean Expectation: How Run Distributions Affect Win Percentage
    Beyond Pythagorean Expectation: How Run Distributions Affect Win Percentage,
  • Next Generation Sports Management and Ownership
    Steve Pagliuca, Adam Silver, Matt Silverman, Randy Vataha, Daryl Morey, Next Generation Sports Management and Ownership,
  • Buzz-Worthy Events: The Olympics, Super Bowl, NBA Finals and Winter Classic
    John Collins, John McDonough, Rich Gotham, Tony Pace, Sean McDonough,
  • Alternative Storyteling: Future of Sports Journalism
    Henry Abbott, Howard Beck, Jason Fry, Rob King, Dan Shanoff,
  • Performance Enhancement: Will Future Athletes be Formula One or NASCAR?
    Michael McCann, Mark Verstegen, Dr. Kim Blair, Dr. Thomas Murray, Steve Kerr, Gary Belsky,
  • Future of Attendance: Innovations at Arenas and Stadiums
    David Holland, Peter Moore, Tim Romani, David Samson, Alec Scheiner, Shira Springer,
  • International Expansion
    David Baxter, Maurizio Gherardini, Sunil Gulati, Mark Waller, Jessica Gelman,
  • Emerging Analytics
    Michael Forde, Paraag Marathe, Aaron Schatz, Simon Wilson, Kate Fagan,
  • Developing the Athlete’s Brand
    Dawn Hudson, Jackie MacMullan, Lawrence Norman, Phil de Picciotto, Michael Spillane, Mike Gorman,
  • Social Media Marketing
    Lou DePaoli, Joe Kessler, Darren Rovell, Social Media Marketing, John Walsh,
  • Baseball Analytics – 2010
    John Abbamondi, John Dewan, Dan Duquette, Shiraz Rehman, Tom Tippett, Rob Neyer,
  • Basketball Analytics – 2010
    Mark Cuban, John Hollinger, Dean Oliver, Kevin Pritchard, Mike Zarren, Marc Stein,
  • Coaching Analytics – 2010
    Kevin Kelley, Avery Johnson, Buck Showalter, Nate Silver, Brent Barry, Ric Bucher,