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Wanted: Sports Executive with Analytics Experience

February 18, 2014

By: Scott Batchelor, Marketing Manager, SAS  Over the last few years, the main qualifications for a general manager of a sports team have changed dramatically. Gut feel and experience have been replaced by analytical insight and predictive modeling. If Billy Beane started the trend with his Moneyball approach to team building, GMs like Daryl Morey… Read more

Preliminary Agenda Now Online!

February 16, 2014

Looking to see what we’ll be covering at this year’s conference? We have posted the preliminary panel schedule here. We’re updating it daily, and will soon have all of our talks and speakers in the schedule too. Read more

How We Made Nadal’s Interactive Game Tree

January 31, 2014

By Damien Saunder, Geospatial Designer, Esri Late last year we published an interactive game tree celebrating Rafael Nadal’s historic 2013 season. The Game Tree allows users to visually explore how easily, or not, Nadal won each of his 666 service games in the Masters 1000 Tournaments, Grand Slams and World Tour Finals he played in… Read more

Welcoming More Exciting Panelists!

January 30, 2014

Casey Wasserman (Chairman and CEO of Wasserman Media Group) will join us as a speaker at this year’s conference along with Kevin Plank (CEO of Under Armour), Michael Rubin (CEO of Kynetic), and Jennifer Storms (Senior Vice President of Global Sports Marketing at PepsiCo). We are adding amazing panelists every day, so make sure you check out our speakers page for the latest announcements! Read more

Interview with Grantland’s Zach Lowe

January 23, 2014

With the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference fast approaching, the student organizing team will be occasionally conducting interviews with featured panelists and moderators. This week we are honored to introduce Zach Lowe, head NBA writer at Grantland, and moderator of this year’s Basketball Analytics panel. Check here to check out the full interview. Read more