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Beyond the Panels: Making SSAC15 a Complete Analytics Experience

February 22, 2015

If you only know us for our panels, there’s a whole lot you’d be missing. From groundbreaking research papers to demonstrations of brand new sports technology, there’s a whole life outside the panel rooms at SSAC15. So consider this a little advance tour of all there is to see at the Conference including everything you… Read more

Sponsored Post: Booz Allen Hamilton’s Ray Hensberger on the firm’s newest data science playing field

February 21, 2015

Last year, technology and management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton broke into the sports world as the brains behind the MLB’s first Replay Operations Center, bringing a century of lessons learned in the highest levels of business and government to the ballpark. We’re joined by Ray Hensberger, leader of the firm’s sports analytics practice, to… Read more

Q&A: Travis Sawchik on ‘Big Data Baseball’ and the rise of the Pirates through analytics

February 19, 2015

When the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates broke not only a 20-year streak without making the playoffs but also a 20-year streak of losing records, it wasn’t just a one-year fluke. Pittsburgh would be back in the postseason a year later, and as teams report to spring training this week, the Pirates are once again aiming for… Read more

Announcing a 1-on-1 Discussion with New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred!

February 6, 2015

On January 25, Rob Manfred began his tenure as the 10th Commissioner of Major League Baseball. At SSAC15 on February 27, he’ll take the stage at the BCEC for a special conversation with MLB Network host and SSAC veteran Brian Kenny. Attendees will be treated to a discussion covering a wide range of topics, including Commissioner Manfred’s vision… Read more

What We’re Reading: February 6

February 6, 2015

We can’t get over the last play either. Five days after the Patriots won the Super Bowl, the debate continues over the Seahawks’ last offensive play call, which saw a Russell Wilson pass intercepted by Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler: Worst call of all time or good decision, bad results? Read more