News and Blog

Q&A with Ben Shields (Part 2)

October 1, 2014

Ben Shields is the co-author of the 2014 book The Sports Strategist: Developing Leaders for a High-Performance Industry, which delves into how sports franchises can have success off the field regardless of team performance. Shields worked for ESPN as Associate Director of Brand & Fan Strategy from 2008-11 and Director of Social Media from 2011-14…. Read more

Q&A: Ben Shields on The Sports Strategist

September 29, 2014

Ben Shields is the co-author of the 2014 book The Sports Strategist: Developing Leaders for a High-Performance Industry, which delves into how sports franchises can have success off the field regardless of team performance. Shields worked for ESPN as Associate Director of Brand & Fan Strategy from 2008-11 and Director of Social Media from 2011-14…. Read more

What We’re Reading: September 22

September 22, 2014

Here at Sloan, we’re always reading. We’re scouring the internet for sports analytics and business content that really catches our collective eye. Why? Let’s just say it’s more interesting than reading our accounting textbooks. Read more

Q&A: Astros GM Jeff Luhnow on Analytics, Communication, Leverage, and More

September 15, 2014

We kick off our series of Q&A’s leading up to the 2015 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference with a two-time SSAC panelist who has built one of the most analytically focused front offices in baseball. Read more

Welcome to the 2015 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference blog!

September 5, 2014

We are excited to kick off this year’s edition of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference blog, and we promise many new offerings for 2015. Planning for the 9th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference began shortly after last year’s very successful event. We have a dedicated team working to make this year’s conference better… Read more