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Pushing the Analytics Conversation Forward at this Year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

March 9, 2018

Mark Nerenberg, VP of Game Operations and Development at DraftKings Despite starting my career in fantasy sports more than eight years ago, 2018 was the first time I was finally able to attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference and it did not disappoint. Onsite, I was able to meet and listen to some of… Read more

SSAC ’18 Day Two Recap

February 26, 2018

SSAC ’18: Talk Data to Me has come to a close, and we had an incredible weekend in Boston! Featuring content from franchise owners, business executives and entrepreneurs, former US President Barack Obama, and compelling individuals from every corner of sports, media and business, SSAC ‘18 never presented a dull moment. Thank you for joining… Read more


February 24, 2018

DAY 1 RECAP: What a day it was as we kicked of #SSAC18! Co-Founders Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey along with Co-Leads Greg Kim and Sean Singer began the conference by welcoming all attendees, sponsors, and organizers. They reminded us of the importance of the effective communication of data, referencing the SSAC18 theme of #TalkDataToMe…. Read more

Honoring Sports Innovators and Legends: Bill James, Pat Summitt, and Bill Walsh

February 21, 2018

At SSAC17 the conference panel rooms were named in honor of three innovators who have transformed sports through their creativity and drive: Bill James, Pat Summitt, and Bill Walsh. Today, we take a look at the three legends who continue to be celebrated this year at SSAC18. Bill James Statistician. Writer. Pioneer. Since the publication… Read more

What We’re Reading: The Best of SSAC 17

February 20, 2018

As we approach the final days before SSAC18, we reflect on some of the most memorable moments from last year’s conference. Below are a few of our favorite memories from SSAC17: Elevate the Game. We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the conference than SSAC Co-Chair Jessica Gelman leading some of the luminaries… Read more