On this panel, leaders of some of the world’s most prominent companies driving the sports ecosystem discuss their proactive approach to understand customer needs, the changing business dynamics and the challenges keeping their businesses as industry leaders.
Big comebacks represent sustained great performance under pressure and make for memorable golf tournaments.
Football coaches want every tool possible to help them make smart decisions when it comes to analyzing opponents, assessing recruits, and helping the team improve
What is “the next field to be transformed by analytics”? Tune in to hear the clue.
Pundits have predicted the demise of the NFL ever since our research team published that the 110 of the first 111 former NFL players to have their brains studied at Boston University post-mortem were diagnosed with CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by playing football.
Not always the first sport that springs to mind when thinking about digital innovation, the England and Wales Cricket Board has been on a transformation of its own over the last few years to becoming an evidence-based, data-driven organisation from top to bottom
In recent years we’ve seen an undeniable increase in player influence with regards to what they make, where they play, and how they leverage their brand beyond the team.
The use of analytics to support important decision-making in the NHL has increased significantly over the past few years, but the real revolution is still to come.
At the 2016 Olympic Games, USA Swimming won 33 medals – the most of any sport at the Olympics and over 25% of all US medals. 15 of those 33 medals were less than 0.5 seconds away from 4th place
Soccer, the sport with the highest point value in the world, has a fundamental problem when it comes to analyzing it: there are many frequent events and very few that are relevant.
From headphones to tennis shoes, sponsorship influences buying decisions because of one simple reason: fans want to be like their sports idols.
Join USA Football CEO and Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck to gain insight on the Football Development Model (FDM).
The NFL entered into new ticketing partnerships at the start of the 2018 season, embracing an innovative open distribution ticketing network model to provide more verified access points for fans to buy tickets and gain a deeper understanding of season ticket members, primary and secondary ticket purchasers, and transferred tickets.
Athletes Unlimited is a new model of pro sports where athletes are decision-makers and individual players are champions of team sports.
Reddit, the Segway, Daily Fantasy Sports, and predicting presidential elections.
California’s passing of the Fair Pay to Play Act in late 2019 reignited the longstanding, nationwide debate over collegiate athlete compensation.
The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is proud to present Sports & Analytics Trivia Blitz, an hour-long sports trivia game played in the style of ‘Jeopardy!’
America’s pastime has seen attendance drop in recent years, yet the league set digital ticketing and consumption records in 2019.
Mike Conley, Cavaliers Operating Co. LLC’s Chief Information Officer, provides a deep dive into how the organization is leveraging AXS’ real-time data streams to reshape the fan experience and day-to-day business.
A professional athlete’s lifepath after retiring can be as unpredictable as their career between the lines.
Not only has the popularity of sports investing increased in recent years, but the value of sports franchises has grown by 3-5x in the past decade.
Over the past decade, 85% of sports venues have invested in significant improvements to meet the changing needs of fans and enhancing the overall experience.
Statistical analysis of professional golf presents a unique set of challenges, and advantages, compared to other major professional sports.
On ESPN.com, there are separate verticals for the NBA, fantasy basketball, gambling and analytics.
Today, Major League Soccer (MLS) is one of the most successful growth stories in American sports history.
Technology has transformed how sports organizations engage with their fans and collect information.
Daily Fantasy captivated a generation of players that do not consider themselves sports bettors.
The increasing volume, variety, and velocity of sports data provides both great opportunities and challenges for data scientists working in sports.
Sports analytics focuses on new ways to create and slice data, like that found on the back of an athlete’s trading card.
The business of sponsorships is rapidly evolving as the needs of businesses continue to grow and demand more data to support their partnerships.
Analytics has revolutionized the modern game, but there are changes happening off the court that are unseen by the public.
While wins and losses are paramount, learn how owners and team leaders of some of sports’ most beloved teams – Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and the emerging celeb-favorite Los Angeles FC – are extending their sports property investments in creative and meaningful ways.
In 2019, The Overwatch League was the only major sports league to show a rise in television viewers from the 18 to 34-year-old demographic.
Measuring team and player performance in soccer is extremely challenging due to the continuous, low-scoring and strategic nature of the game
The San Francisco Giants are building a new foundation to support their business. Literally. The Mission Rock development will be a new mixed-use neighborhood consisting of parks, open space, residential, commercial and retail construction.
The arms race is on – more teams from FC Barcelona to Liverpool are using analytical tools to influence and inform their technical decisions, transfer market game plan, and scouting strategies.
Every athlete, team and sponsor will at some point be directly, or indirectly involved in a crisis of reputation.
Hockey is traditionally a conservative sport with a lot of attention paid to scouting.
In our first “Fanalytics” panel in 2013, we speculated the ways to collect and use data to improve the fan experience.
The most impactful journalism is distinctive not derivative. It tells the stories no one else is telling.
Over its 70 year history, Formula 1 has pioneered numerous technologies and innovations that have positively contributed to combat carbon emissions.
For more than 50 years the NBA has operated with an 82-game regular season, but is this the optimal season structure?
Addiction is now the leading cause of death in America for those under 50.
“You have to pass to set up the run.”
Arguably the two greatest baseball analytics minds of all time will meet on stage for the first time to discuss the Sabermetrics that Bill James created and Tom has revolutionized
Expected goals are the foundation of some of the most popular and comprehensive stats in hockey analytics today, advancing discussions beyond the shot totals more popularly known as “Corsi.”
The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is proud to present the Robotics room with FIRST, a display of the sport of the mind.
There’s an abundance of data being collected on athletes in training settings, yet without coaches and athletes being able to quickly access this information near real-time, the value and utility of this information can be greatly diminished.
Information from player tracking to advanced metrics is shaping how rosters are constructed, players prepare, and coaches call games. Viewers can expect to see Next Gen Stats on every broadcast.
Countless studies have shown that diverse teams outperform homogeneous counterparts. Yet in an environment where everyone is looking for a competitive edge, why is the sports industry so far behind?
Unlocking the Code (ing): Winning with Data and App Dev presented by OutSystems
Does team chemistry exist? If so, what is it? And how does if affect productivity?
Our presentation will focus on the power of location data and how sports teams can use this information to better predict fan behavior, provide more personalized fan experiences, and increase the value of sponsorships.
Let’s face it, despite decades of data and statistical analysis to lean on, players, coaches and GMs alike continue to fall into predictable behavioral traps when it comes to decision making.
Ticketing and game attendance remains the cornerstone of sports organizations.
In January 2020, MLB unveiled Infield Outs Above Average, a first look at to answering the question of how to analyze an infielder’s defensive prowess.
Periodization of a training program has been a long debated topic, especially when it comes to in-season training.
Football is the least amenable major American sport to estimate all player contributions due to fewer player stats, scoring events, and games.
In this workshop, we will explore NFL player tracking data (Next Gen Stats) and provide examples on how to calculate various metrics and create visualizations using R.
Sports are mythic, and a backdrop for life. What does it take to become the greatest of all time?
What happens in Chess will eventually happen in all sports
In the 18 months since the Professional & Amateur Sports Protection Act was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, revenue generated across states offering legal gambling has reached an astounding $15 billion.
The Boston Bruins business operations team made a significant decision heading into the 2017-18 season.
In this session, we will explore roster construction through mixed-integer optimization.
Basketball is undeniably an evolving sport. From the run and gun in the ‘60s to the physical slugfest in the ‘90s to the “threes and frees” of today, the game has transformed and reinvented itself over and over again.
Come for the shock, stay for the horror, and learn “Why do people do what they do?!” Today, that question is a more pressing than ever.
In 2019 the Golden State Warriors opened the doors to Chase Center, a brand-new, world-class sports and entertainment destination.
Executive produced by Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman, The Boardroom brings fans inside the business of sports, featuring real-time conversations with athletes and executives about what’s really changing the game.
Athletes, coaches, analysts, and executives have remained siloed in their respective sports for decades.
In 2040, the NBA has a 5-point line, NFL stadiums seat 40,000 as fans watch via VR, Amazon will own MLS, and MLB games finish in less than an hour.
Howard Beck sits down with Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter for a wide-ranging conversation on his unique basketball career and his stance on expressing his beliefs and freedom of speech.
Bringing together the leading figures in sports analytics, business, and technology.