As sports business organizations prepare for the future of sports business, analytics has become an organizational imperative. To design for that future, organizations must develop a balance between their people, processes and foundational technology – finding technology partners that allow them to drive deeper insights & results. As we look to emerge from the pandemic, the amount of data will only proliferate further – as mobile ordering and contactless transactions become further embedded in the fan experience, providing new challenges for organizations looking to stay ahead of the curve.
"… all models are wrong; the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful.” (George Box) Athletic departments at schools with under-enrollment have been caught in a bad-model trap, where the NCAA's accounting conventions lead them to make harmful economic decisions in the false belief they are cutting costs. Andy Schwarz (PCL, OSKR) works through why the accounting gets the economics so wrong, provides detailed examples from schools that have made mistaken cuts in 2020, and outlines a solution to avoid these errors going forward.
This panel will examine lessons learned around player training/safety and what the future of the sports world will look like in the new normal for organizations and fans alike.
Bringing together the leading figures in sports analytics, business, and technology.