2013 Annual Recap

The 7th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was held from March 1-2, 2013 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC). Attendance grew by over 25% from 2012 to more than 2,700 guests and featured 125 panelists across 30 panels. Featured panelists included: Michael Lewis, Mark Cuban, Nate Silver, RC Buford, Brian Burke, Jack Del Rio, Herm Edwards, Stan Kasten, Jonathan Kraft, Andrea Kremer, Jackie MacMullan, Steve Pagliuca, Bill Polian, Adam Silver, John Skipper, and Stan Van Gundy.

The conference featured multiple panels running simultaneously and covered a range of topics across sports and the business of sports. Featured panels included “Revenge of the Nerds,” which covered the rise of probabilistic thinking using objective data in decision making across all disciplines, “The Changing Nature of Ownership” highlighting the challenges and opportunities for todays’ owners and their various partners, and “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” which discussed whether or not coaches get fired with too great a frequency, and what the data tells us about how these breakups impact performance.

The theme of the 2013 conference was “Going Back to the Data.” Specifically, the conference explored how today’s thought leaders have found more meaningful ways to analyze, visualize and prioritize data to improve decision making. The discussion examined the influence of big data, the rise of technology, and the evolving competitive advantage analytics provides.

The conference continued to emphasize and promote innovation in the sports industry through conference staples such as the research paper competition and Evolution of Sport (EoS) series. Each was again a featured part of the conference, drawing packed audiences across the two days. In the research paper category, “The Value of Flexibility in Baseball Roster Construction” by Timothy Chan and Douglas Fearing took home first prize, while “The Automated Prospect Model” by Adam Guttridge was selected as the best EoS presentation.

Opportunities for students and start-ups to share their ideas remained a focus with the third annual “First Pitch” business case competition sponsored by MLBAM. In a similar forum, the second annual Trade Show Blitz Competition provided space for exploring new, unique ideas in sports analytics from start-up companies.

Finally, our second Lifetime Achievement Alpha Award winner was Bill Belichick, Head Coach of the New England Patriots. He accepted the honor via video and the video promptly went viral.

The conference’s impact on the sports industry continued to grow with over 100 media mentions over the two-day conference, including articles from Bloomberg, Forbes, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated. Additionally, the conference trended #3 nationally on Twitter and in the top 5 internationally, with 22,000 #ssac or #ssac13 tweets posted throughout the conference.

Evolution of Sport

  • Newton’s Football: The Stealthy Science of the NFL
    Ainissa Ramirez, Allen St. John,
  • Coach Killers or Creditors: Player Salaries as Debt
    Steve Argeris,
  • Why You Don’t Understand Luck (Invited)
    Michael Mauboussin,
  • Moneyball Revisited (Invited)
    Andrew Zimbalist, Ben Baumer,
  • Impact of Women’s and Olympic Sports (Invited)
    Angela Ruggiero,
  • Where are the real “Game Changers”? Picking small companies poised to revolutionize the sports business (Invited)
    Carmichael Roberts,
  • Hitting ‘Em Where They Are (Invited)
    Dan Rosenheck,
  • Data Mining and Analytics: Turning Insight into Action using CRM (Invited)
  • Your Personal Fantasy Sports Reporter (Invited)
    Robbie Allen,
  • Beyond The Kiss-Cam: Measuring The Fan With Computer Vision Based Analytics
    C. George Williams, Chris Bregler, Ian Spiro,
  • DataMorphing: Dynamic Interaction with Basketball Big Data
    Rajiv Maheswaran,
  • Identifying a New Metric for Football Efficiency
    Tim Chou,
  • The Science of Team Chemistry: Measuring Team Chemistry from Human Biology in Basketball and Soccer
    Daniel McCaffrey, Kevin Bickart,
  • The Automated Prospect Model
    Adam Guttridge,
  • The Printed Athlete: How 3D Printing is Changing the Face of Sports
    Mike Vasquez,
  • Sports as an Alternate Asset Class
    Joe Peta,
  • Paired Pitching
    Greg Rubin,
  • How Analytics and Big Data Are Impacting the Evolution of the Fan Experience
    Rich Campbell,
  • Performance Engineering: A Legal Approach for the Elite Athlete
    Philip Skiba,
  • Dequantizing the Player Draft Using Extreme Value Theory
    Darren O’Shaughnessy,
  • Panels

  • Predictive Sports Betting Analytics
    Chad Millman, Haralabos Voulgaris, Matthew Holt, Predictive Sports Betting Analytics,
  • Football Analytics – 2013
    Paraag Marathe, Kevin Demoff, Scott Pioli, Aaron Schatz, Andrea Kremer,
  • Monday Morning Quarterback: Coaching & In-Game Decisions
    Jack Del Rio, Herm Edwards, Thomas Dimitroff, Monday Morning Quarterback: Coaching & In-Game Decisions, Tony Reali,
  • Basketball Analytics – 2013
    Kevin Pritchard, Mike Zarren, R.C. Buford, Stan Van Gundy, Pablo Torre,
  • Evolution of the Draft: Lessons from Fantasy
    Matthew Berry, Evan Silva, Tony Khan, Kevin Negandhi, Evolution of the Draft: Lessons from Fantasy,
  • XY Panel: The Revolution in Visual Tracking – Presented by Sportvision
    Kirk Goldsberry, Ryan Zander, Brian Kopp, Harry Pavlidis, Jonah Keri,
  • Data Visualization
    Ben Fry, Joe Ward, Sam Hinkie, Martin Wattenberg,
  • Ticketing Analytics – Presented by StubHub
    Danielle Maged, Chris Granger, Bill Chapin, David Kaval, Shira Springer, Ticketing Analytics – Presented by StubHub,
  • The eSports Explosion
    Sundance DiGiovanni, Mike Morhaime, Kevin Lin, Daryl Morey, Rod “Slasher” Breslau,
  • Staying on the Field: Injury Analytics
    Stan Conte, John Brenkus, Peter Wehling, Stephania Bell,
  • In a Matter of Seconds: The Future of Motorsports
    David Knise, Erik Allen, Jacomo Corbo, J.R. Hildebrand, Michael Nelson, Scott Burton,
  • Hall of Fame Analytics
    Buster Olney, John Thorn, Dean Oliver, Peter King, Chad Millman,
  • Fanalytics – Presented by Precision Market Insights from Verizon
    Neil Glat, Bob Bowman, Fanalytics – Presented by Precision Market Insights from Verizon, Stephanie Bauer Marshall, Darren Rovell,
  • Big Data: Lessons for Sports – Presented by HP Vertica
    Chris Selland, Jeff Hammerbach​er, Claudia Perlich, Joe Doyle, Michael Schrage,
  • Beyond Reason: Sports Labor Negotiations
    Kevin Murphy, Andrew Zimbalist, Michael McCann, Tom Penn, Deepak Malhotra,
  • Baseball Analytics – 2013
    Farhan Zaidi, Voros McCracken, Jonah Keri, Joe Posnanski, Ben Jedlovec, Lindsay Czarniak,
  • True Performance & the Science of Randomness
    True Performance & the Science of Randomness, Benjamin Alamar, Phil Birnbaum, Alec Scheiner, Nate Silver, Daryl Morey,
  • Stronger, Faster, Better: Technology Analytics – Presented by Ropes & Gray LLP
    Jordan Rapp, David M. McIntosh, Tori Hanna, Benoit Vincent, Peko Hosoi, Mark McClusky,
  • Staying Relevant: Social Media Analytics
    Gary Vaynerchuk, Omid Ashtari, Dave Finocchio, Jayne Bussman-Wise, Gary Belsky,
  • eMarketing: Sports Marketing in the Digital Age
    George Scott, Lou DePaoli, Rob King, Charles Freeman, Tim McDermott, Jessica Gelman,
  • The Value of Sports Sponsorship: Analytics & Impact – Presented by KORE Software
    Chris Granger, Greg Via, Elizabeth Lindsey, Kyle Sherman, Mike Tomon, Matt Sebal,
  • Soccer Analytics – Presented by Prozone
    Chris Anderson, Jeff Agoos, Blake Wooster, Albert Larcada, Marc Stein,
  • Business of Sports
    John Walsh, Kathy Carter, George Postolos, Phil de Picciotto, Jennifer Storms, Jessica Gelman,
  • Beyond Crunching Numbers: How to Have Influence
    Ken Catanella, Sig Mejdal, Sam Hinkie, Prasad Setty, Alec Scheiner, Cade Massey,
  • The Changing Nature of Ownership
    John Skipper, Adam Silver, Stan Kasten, Jonathan Kraft, Peter Keating,
  • Lance, Doping, and You: The Power (and Peril) of Win-at-all-Costs Culture
    Henry Abbott, Daniel Coyle,
  • Revenge of the Nerds
    Mark Cuban, Nate Silver, Daryl Morey, Revenge of the Nerds, Paraag Marathe,
  • It’s Not You, It’s Me
    Stan Van Gundy, Bill Polian, Steve Pagliuca, John Buccigross, Jackie MacMullan, Brian Burke,
  • Breaking Down the Fight: MMA Analytics
    Rami Genauer, Jordan Breen, Luke Thomas, Dominick Cruz, Jon Wertheim,
  • Research Paper

  • Acceleration in the NBA: Towards an Algorithmic Taxonomy of Basketball Plays
    Philip Maymin,
  • Going for Three: Predicting the Likelihood of Field Goal Success with Logistic Regression
    Torin K. Clark, Aaron W. Johnson, Alexander J. Stimpson,
  • To Crash or Not To Crash: A quantitative look at the relationship between offensive rebounding and transition defense in the NBA
    Jenna Wiens, Guha Balakrishnan, Joel Brooks, John Guttag,
  • Total Hockey Rating (THoR): A comprehensive statistical rating of National Hockey League forwards and defensemen based upon all on-ice events
    Michael Schuckers, James Curro,
  • Live by the Three, Die by the Three? The Price of Risk in the NBA
    Matthew Goldman, Justin M Rao,
  • The value of flexibility in baseball roster construction
    Timothy C. Y. Chan, Douglas S. Fearing,
  • The hidden foundation of field vision in English Premier League(EPL) soccer players
    Geir Jordet, Jonathan Bloomfield, Johan Heijmerix,
  • The Dwight Effect: A New Ensemble of Interior Defense Analytics for the NBA
    Kirk Goldsberry, Eric Weiss,
  • (POSTER) A System for Measuring the Neural Correlates of Baseball Pitch Recognition and Its Potential Use in Scouting and Player Development
    Jordan Muraskin, Jason Sherwin, Paul Sajda,
  • (POSTER) Does a ‘coattail effect’ influence the valuation of players in the Major League Baseball draft?
    Kevin Whitaker,
  • (POSTER) “Sweet-Spot”: Using Spatiotemporal Data to Discover and Predict Shots in Tennis
    Xinyu Wei, Patrick Lucey, Stuart Morgan, Sridha Sridharan,
  • (POSTER) Using Zone Entry Data To Separate Offensive, Neutral, And Defensive Zone Performance
    Eric Tulsky, Geoffrey Detweiler, Robert Spencer, Corey Sznajder,
  • Video

  • 2nd Annual Alpha Awards
  • Predictive Sports Betting Analytics
    Chad Millman, Haralabos Voulgaris, Matthew Holt, Predictive Sports Betting Analytics,
  • Football Analytics – 2013
    Paraag Marathe, Kevin Demoff, Scott Pioli, Aaron Schatz, Andrea Kremer,
  • Monday Morning Quarterback: Coaching & In-Game Decisions
    Jack Del Rio, Herm Edwards, Thomas Dimitroff, Monday Morning Quarterback: Coaching & In-Game Decisions, Tony Reali,
  • Basketball Analytics – 2013
    Kevin Pritchard, Mike Zarren, R.C. Buford, Stan Van Gundy, Pablo Torre,
  • Newton’s Football: The Stealthy Science of the NFL
    Ainissa Ramirez, Allen St. John,
  • Coach Killers or Creditors: Player Salaries as Debt
    Steve Argeris,
  • Why You Don’t Understand Luck (Invited)
    Michael Mauboussin,
  • Moneyball Revisited (Invited)
    Andrew Zimbalist, Ben Baumer,
  • Impact of Women’s and Olympic Sports (Invited)
    Angela Ruggiero,
  • Where are the real “Game Changers”? Picking small companies poised to revolutionize the sports business (Invited)
    Carmichael Roberts,
  • Hitting ‘Em Where They Are (Invited)
    Dan Rosenheck,
  • Armour39™ by Under Armour: EXCLUSIVE! See and Hear about this NEW Technology from the Creators
  • Precision Market Insights from Verizon: Big Data – Insight to Action: Sports Case Studies
    Jeffrey Hayzlett,
  • ESPN’s Use of Analytics in Storytelling
    Dean Oliver, Tom Haberstroh, Alok Pattani, Mike Sando, Michael Smith,
  • HP Vertica: Big Data Analytics in the Wide World of Sports
    Will Cairns,
  • Ticketmaster LiveAnalytics: Sports Business Analytics and Ticketing – Case Studies from the Pros
    John Forese, Kenny Farrell, Anthony Perez,
  • SAP, the 49ers and the NBA: New Technology to Drive Fan Engagement and Team Performance
    Kijoon Lee, Rishi Diwan, Kunal Malik, Paraag Marathe, Steve Hellmuth,
  • Data Mining and Analytics: Turning Insight into Action using CRM (Invited)
  • Your Personal Fantasy Sports Reporter (Invited)
    Robbie Allen,
  • Beyond The Kiss-Cam: Measuring The Fan With Computer Vision Based Analytics
    C. George Williams, Chris Bregler, Ian Spiro,
  • DataMorphing: Dynamic Interaction with Basketball Big Data
    Rajiv Maheswaran,
  • Identifying a New Metric for Football Efficiency
    Tim Chou,
  • The Science of Team Chemistry: Measuring Team Chemistry from Human Biology in Basketball and Soccer
    Daniel McCaffrey, Kevin Bickart,
  • The Automated Prospect Model
    Adam Guttridge,
  • Acceleration in the NBA: Towards an Algorithmic Taxonomy of Basketball Plays
    Philip Maymin,
  • Going for Three: Predicting the Likelihood of Field Goal Success with Logistic Regression
    Torin K. Clark, Aaron W. Johnson, Alexander J. Stimpson,
  • To Crash or Not To Crash: A quantitative look at the relationship between offensive rebounding and transition defense in the NBA
    Jenna Wiens, Guha Balakrishnan, Joel Brooks, John Guttag,
  • Total Hockey Rating (THoR): A comprehensive statistical rating of National Hockey League forwards and defensemen based upon all on-ice events
    Michael Schuckers, James Curro,
  • Live by the Three, Die by the Three? The Price of Risk in the NBA
    Matthew Goldman, Justin M Rao,
  • The value of flexibility in baseball roster construction
    Timothy C. Y. Chan, Douglas S. Fearing,
  • The hidden foundation of field vision in English Premier League(EPL) soccer players
    Geir Jordet, Jonathan Bloomfield, Johan Heijmerix,
  • The Dwight Effect: A New Ensemble of Interior Defense Analytics for the NBA
    Kirk Goldsberry, Eric Weiss,
  • The Printed Athlete: How 3D Printing is Changing the Face of Sports
    Mike Vasquez,
  • Sports as an Alternate Asset Class
    Joe Peta,
  • Paired Pitching
    Greg Rubin,
  • How Analytics and Big Data Are Impacting the Evolution of the Fan Experience
    Rich Campbell,
  • Performance Engineering: A Legal Approach for the Elite Athlete
    Philip Skiba,
  • Dequantizing the Player Draft Using Extreme Value Theory
    Darren O’Shaughnessy,
  • Competitive Advantage: Sports Business Analytics – 2013
  • Evolution of the Draft: Lessons from Fantasy
    Matthew Berry, Evan Silva, Tony Khan, Kevin Negandhi, Evolution of the Draft: Lessons from Fantasy,
  • XY Panel: The Revolution in Visual Tracking – Presented by Sportvision
    Kirk Goldsberry, Ryan Zander, Brian Kopp, Harry Pavlidis, Jonah Keri,
  • Data Visualization
    Ben Fry, Joe Ward, Sam Hinkie, Martin Wattenberg,
  • Ticketing Analytics – Presented by StubHub
    Danielle Maged, Chris Granger, Bill Chapin, David Kaval, Shira Springer, Ticketing Analytics – Presented by StubHub,
  • The eSports Explosion
    Sundance DiGiovanni, Mike Morhaime, Kevin Lin, Daryl Morey, Rod “Slasher” Breslau,
  • Staying on the Field: Injury Analytics
    Stan Conte, John Brenkus, Peter Wehling, Stephania Bell,
  • In a Matter of Seconds: The Future of Motorsports
    David Knise, Erik Allen, Jacomo Corbo, J.R. Hildebrand, Michael Nelson, Scott Burton,
  • Hall of Fame Analytics
    Buster Olney, John Thorn, Dean Oliver, Peter King, Chad Millman,
  • Fanalytics – Presented by Precision Market Insights from Verizon
    Neil Glat, Bob Bowman, Fanalytics – Presented by Precision Market Insights from Verizon, Stephanie Bauer Marshall, Darren Rovell,
  • Big Data: Lessons for Sports – Presented by HP Vertica
    Chris Selland, Jeff Hammerbach​er, Claudia Perlich, Joe Doyle, Michael Schrage,
  • Beyond Reason: Sports Labor Negotiations
    Kevin Murphy, Andrew Zimbalist, Michael McCann, Tom Penn, Deepak Malhotra,
  • Baseball Analytics – 2013
    Farhan Zaidi, Voros McCracken, Jonah Keri, Joe Posnanski, Ben Jedlovec, Lindsay Czarniak,
  • True Performance & the Science of Randomness
    True Performance & the Science of Randomness, Benjamin Alamar, Phil Birnbaum, Alec Scheiner, Nate Silver, Daryl Morey,
  • Stronger, Faster, Better: Technology Analytics – Presented by Ropes & Gray LLP
    Jordan Rapp, David M. McIntosh, Tori Hanna, Benoit Vincent, Peko Hosoi, Mark McClusky,
  • Staying Relevant: Social Media Analytics
    Gary Vaynerchuk, Omid Ashtari, Dave Finocchio, Jayne Bussman-Wise, Gary Belsky,
  • eMarketing: Sports Marketing in the Digital Age
    George Scott, Lou DePaoli, Rob King, Charles Freeman, Tim McDermott, Jessica Gelman,
  • The Value of Sports Sponsorship: Analytics & Impact – Presented by KORE Software
    Chris Granger, Greg Via, Elizabeth Lindsey, Kyle Sherman, Mike Tomon, Matt Sebal,
  • Soccer Analytics – Presented by Prozone
    Chris Anderson, Jeff Agoos, Blake Wooster, Albert Larcada, Marc Stein,
  • Business of Sports
    John Walsh, Kathy Carter, George Postolos, Phil de Picciotto, Jennifer Storms, Jessica Gelman,
  • Beyond Crunching Numbers: How to Have Influence
    Ken Catanella, Sig Mejdal, Sam Hinkie, Prasad Setty, Alec Scheiner, Cade Massey,
  • The Changing Nature of Ownership
    John Skipper, Adam Silver, Stan Kasten, Jonathan Kraft, Peter Keating,
  • Lance, Doping, and You: The Power (and Peril) of Win-at-all-Costs Culture
    Henry Abbott, Daniel Coyle,
  • Revenge of the Nerds
    Mark Cuban, Nate Silver, Daryl Morey, Revenge of the Nerds, Paraag Marathe,
  • It’s Not You, It’s Me
    Stan Van Gundy, Bill Polian, Steve Pagliuca, John Buccigross, Jackie MacMullan, Brian Burke,
  • First Pitch Case Competition (Undergraduate) Presented by MLBAM
  • First Pitch Case Competition (Graduate) Presented by MLBAM
  • Breaking Down the Fight: MMA Analytics
    Rami Genauer, Jordan Breen, Luke Thomas, Dominick Cruz, Jon Wertheim,
  • Conference Year

  • 2nd Annual Alpha Awards
  • Predictive Sports Betting Analytics
    Chad Millman, Haralabos Voulgaris, Matthew Holt, Predictive Sports Betting Analytics,
  • Football Analytics – 2013
    Paraag Marathe, Kevin Demoff, Scott Pioli, Aaron Schatz, Andrea Kremer,
  • Monday Morning Quarterback: Coaching & In-Game Decisions
    Jack Del Rio, Herm Edwards, Thomas Dimitroff, Monday Morning Quarterback: Coaching & In-Game Decisions, Tony Reali,
  • Basketball Analytics – 2013
    Kevin Pritchard, Mike Zarren, R.C. Buford, Stan Van Gundy, Pablo Torre,
  • Newton’s Football: The Stealthy Science of the NFL
    Ainissa Ramirez, Allen St. John,
  • Coach Killers or Creditors: Player Salaries as Debt
    Steve Argeris,
  • Why You Don’t Understand Luck (Invited)
    Michael Mauboussin,
  • Moneyball Revisited (Invited)
    Andrew Zimbalist, Ben Baumer,
  • Impact of Women’s and Olympic Sports (Invited)
    Angela Ruggiero,
  • Where are the real “Game Changers”? Picking small companies poised to revolutionize the sports business (Invited)
    Carmichael Roberts,
  • Hitting ‘Em Where They Are (Invited)
    Dan Rosenheck,
  • Armour39™ by Under Armour: EXCLUSIVE! See and Hear about this NEW Technology from the Creators
  • Precision Market Insights from Verizon: Big Data – Insight to Action: Sports Case Studies
    Jeffrey Hayzlett,
  • ESPN’s Use of Analytics in Storytelling
    Dean Oliver, Tom Haberstroh, Alok Pattani, Mike Sando, Michael Smith,
  • HP Vertica: Big Data Analytics in the Wide World of Sports
    Will Cairns,
  • Ticketmaster LiveAnalytics: Sports Business Analytics and Ticketing – Case Studies from the Pros
    John Forese, Kenny Farrell, Anthony Perez,
  • SAP, the 49ers and the NBA: New Technology to Drive Fan Engagement and Team Performance
    Kijoon Lee, Rishi Diwan, Kunal Malik, Paraag Marathe, Steve Hellmuth,
  • Data Mining and Analytics: Turning Insight into Action using CRM (Invited)
  • Your Personal Fantasy Sports Reporter (Invited)
    Robbie Allen,
  • Beyond The Kiss-Cam: Measuring The Fan With Computer Vision Based Analytics
    C. George Williams, Chris Bregler, Ian Spiro,
  • DataMorphing: Dynamic Interaction with Basketball Big Data
    Rajiv Maheswaran,
  • Identifying a New Metric for Football Efficiency
    Tim Chou,
  • The Science of Team Chemistry: Measuring Team Chemistry from Human Biology in Basketball and Soccer
    Daniel McCaffrey, Kevin Bickart,
  • The Automated Prospect Model
    Adam Guttridge,
  • Acceleration in the NBA: Towards an Algorithmic Taxonomy of Basketball Plays
    Philip Maymin,
  • Going for Three: Predicting the Likelihood of Field Goal Success with Logistic Regression
    Torin K. Clark, Aaron W. Johnson, Alexander J. Stimpson,
  • To Crash or Not To Crash: A quantitative look at the relationship between offensive rebounding and transition defense in the NBA
    Jenna Wiens, Guha Balakrishnan, Joel Brooks, John Guttag,
  • Total Hockey Rating (THoR): A comprehensive statistical rating of National Hockey League forwards and defensemen based upon all on-ice events
    Michael Schuckers, James Curro,
  • Live by the Three, Die by the Three? The Price of Risk in the NBA
    Matthew Goldman, Justin M Rao,
  • The value of flexibility in baseball roster construction
    Timothy C. Y. Chan, Douglas S. Fearing,
  • The hidden foundation of field vision in English Premier League(EPL) soccer players
    Geir Jordet, Jonathan Bloomfield, Johan Heijmerix,
  • The Dwight Effect: A New Ensemble of Interior Defense Analytics for the NBA
    Kirk Goldsberry, Eric Weiss,
  • The Printed Athlete: How 3D Printing is Changing the Face of Sports
    Mike Vasquez,
  • Sports as an Alternate Asset Class
    Joe Peta,
  • Paired Pitching
    Greg Rubin,
  • How Analytics and Big Data Are Impacting the Evolution of the Fan Experience
    Rich Campbell,
  • Performance Engineering: A Legal Approach for the Elite Athlete
    Philip Skiba,
  • Dequantizing the Player Draft Using Extreme Value Theory
    Darren O’Shaughnessy,
  • Competitive Advantage: Sports Business Analytics – 2013
  • Evolution of the Draft: Lessons from Fantasy
    Matthew Berry, Evan Silva, Tony Khan, Kevin Negandhi, Evolution of the Draft: Lessons from Fantasy,
  • (POSTER) A System for Measuring the Neural Correlates of Baseball Pitch Recognition and Its Potential Use in Scouting and Player Development
    Jordan Muraskin, Jason Sherwin, Paul Sajda,
  • (POSTER) Does a ‘coattail effect’ influence the valuation of players in the Major League Baseball draft?
    Kevin Whitaker,
  • (POSTER) “Sweet-Spot”: Using Spatiotemporal Data to Discover and Predict Shots in Tennis
    Xinyu Wei, Patrick Lucey, Stuart Morgan, Sridha Sridharan,
  • (POSTER) Using Zone Entry Data To Separate Offensive, Neutral, And Defensive Zone Performance
    Eric Tulsky, Geoffrey Detweiler, Robert Spencer, Corey Sznajder,
  • XY Panel: The Revolution in Visual Tracking – Presented by Sportvision
    Kirk Goldsberry, Ryan Zander, Brian Kopp, Harry Pavlidis, Jonah Keri,
  • Data Visualization
    Ben Fry, Joe Ward, Sam Hinkie, Martin Wattenberg,
  • Ticketing Analytics – Presented by StubHub
    Danielle Maged, Chris Granger, Bill Chapin, David Kaval, Shira Springer, Ticketing Analytics – Presented by StubHub,
  • The eSports Explosion
    Sundance DiGiovanni, Mike Morhaime, Kevin Lin, Daryl Morey, Rod “Slasher” Breslau,
  • Staying on the Field: Injury Analytics
    Stan Conte, John Brenkus, Peter Wehling, Stephania Bell,
  • In a Matter of Seconds: The Future of Motorsports
    David Knise, Erik Allen, Jacomo Corbo, J.R. Hildebrand, Michael Nelson, Scott Burton,
  • Hall of Fame Analytics
    Buster Olney, John Thorn, Dean Oliver, Peter King, Chad Millman,
  • Fanalytics – Presented by Precision Market Insights from Verizon
    Neil Glat, Bob Bowman, Fanalytics – Presented by Precision Market Insights from Verizon, Stephanie Bauer Marshall, Darren Rovell,
  • Big Data: Lessons for Sports – Presented by HP Vertica
    Chris Selland, Jeff Hammerbach​er, Claudia Perlich, Joe Doyle, Michael Schrage,
  • Beyond Reason: Sports Labor Negotiations
    Kevin Murphy, Andrew Zimbalist, Michael McCann, Tom Penn, Deepak Malhotra,
  • Baseball Analytics – 2013
    Farhan Zaidi, Voros McCracken, Jonah Keri, Joe Posnanski, Ben Jedlovec, Lindsay Czarniak,
  • True Performance & the Science of Randomness
    True Performance & the Science of Randomness, Benjamin Alamar, Phil Birnbaum, Alec Scheiner, Nate Silver, Daryl Morey,
  • Stronger, Faster, Better: Technology Analytics – Presented by Ropes & Gray LLP
    Jordan Rapp, David M. McIntosh, Tori Hanna, Benoit Vincent, Peko Hosoi, Mark McClusky,
  • Staying Relevant: Social Media Analytics
    Gary Vaynerchuk, Omid Ashtari, Dave Finocchio, Jayne Bussman-Wise, Gary Belsky,
  • eMarketing: Sports Marketing in the Digital Age
    George Scott, Lou DePaoli, Rob King, Charles Freeman, Tim McDermott, Jessica Gelman,
  • The Value of Sports Sponsorship: Analytics & Impact – Presented by KORE Software
    Chris Granger, Greg Via, Elizabeth Lindsey, Kyle Sherman, Mike Tomon, Matt Sebal,
  • Soccer Analytics – Presented by Prozone
    Chris Anderson, Jeff Agoos, Blake Wooster, Albert Larcada, Marc Stein,
  • Business of Sports
    John Walsh, Kathy Carter, George Postolos, Phil de Picciotto, Jennifer Storms, Jessica Gelman,
  • Beyond Crunching Numbers: How to Have Influence
    Ken Catanella, Sig Mejdal, Sam Hinkie, Prasad Setty, Alec Scheiner, Cade Massey,
  • The Changing Nature of Ownership
    John Skipper, Adam Silver, Stan Kasten, Jonathan Kraft, Peter Keating,
  • Lance, Doping, and You: The Power (and Peril) of Win-at-all-Costs Culture
    Henry Abbott, Daniel Coyle,
  • Revenge of the Nerds
    Mark Cuban, Nate Silver, Daryl Morey, Revenge of the Nerds, Paraag Marathe,
  • It’s Not You, It’s Me
    Stan Van Gundy, Bill Polian, Steve Pagliuca, John Buccigross, Jackie MacMullan, Brian Burke,
  • First Pitch Case Competition (Undergraduate) Presented by MLBAM
  • First Pitch Case Competition (Graduate) Presented by MLBAM
  • Breaking Down the Fight: MMA Analytics
    Rami Genauer, Jordan Breen, Luke Thomas, Dominick Cruz, Jon Wertheim,