Nerds and Jocks Unite -- What's Next in the Sports Analytics Revolution?
The 2011 film Moneyball depicts Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's struggles during the 2002 season to get his coaches and scouts to adopt a data first strategy instead of relying on eye-based scouting. Almost 11 years later, utilizing predictive analytics and other techniques in the Data Science toolkit in sports is no longer a novel idea. While almost every front office has an analytics team, actual implementation of these powerful tools varies greatly. So how exactly does science impact sports performance?
During the next event in the NVTC Data Science Speaker Series in partnership with Virginia Tech, ESPN’s sports data scientist, Paul Sabin will discuss how data science is being used to improve team and player performance and outcomes. He will also share what future frontiers in data science are being explored in the growing field of sports analytics.
A panel discussion with Q&A will follow Sabin’s keynote presentation.
Paul Sabin, Sports Data Scientist, ESPN
Tanya Coutray, Analytics Strategy Leader, Amazon Web Services
Christian Matthews, Vice President, Strategy & Sponsorship, Washington Commanders
Ken Pomeroy, Creator, College Basketball Analyst, KenPom.com
Zac Robertson, Director of Basketball Analytics and Research, Miami Heat
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