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#SSAC16 Day 1 Recap!
March 12, 2016
Who would’ve thought that a conference that started with 100 attendees in an MIT Sloan classroom would grow to 3,900 attendees in just 10 years? Co-Founder’s Jessica Gelman and Daryl Morey started us off with a review of the conference history and a perspective on the future. Per Morey, what makes the conference great is: Read more
Changing the Game: Big Data Helps Bring Home Olympic Gold
March 9, 2016
Within recent years, countries participating in the Olympics have accelerated their use of data and advanced analysis to inform decisions on the sports and athletes to “double down” on and put onto the world’s stage. With a deep trove of historic sports performance data and advanced analytics tools available today, NOCs are better equipped than ever to make informed decisions on resource allocation designed to result in top medal placements. Read more
Data Science Interactive: Accessible, Immersive Analytics Space at SSAC 2016
March 8, 2016
As a discipline, sports analytics is maturing—fast. Since the original MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in 2007, we’ve seen extraordinary advances in how teams and leagues use data science to power their performance on the field, off the field, and in the stands. Read more
Announcing SSAC16 Live Webcast!
March 6, 2016
For those of you who cannot make it to Boston, we are excited to announce that we will again be live streaming the Conference on our YouTube channel. Read more
IBM: 5 Ways to Win with Data and Analytics in Sports
March 3, 2016
Fans are increasingly becoming more than sports consumers. They no longer just watch. They participate, analyze, critique, fantasize and take action to connect with their favorite players and teams in real-time. More and more, they are becoming true brand partners. Understanding and leveraging this new relationship is important — as important as harnessing the acceleration… Read more