MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference March 2-3
I will be attending the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference next weekend. My hope is to gather a plethora of new insights in regards to football analytics and how I can most effectively utilize advanced statistics to provide you with superior information. The DC Times is unique in that I break down every play of every game, but I want to improve my ability to interpret the data I collect.
I obtained a media pass for this year’s conference and I will be fortunate enough to hear talks from the greatest minds in sports analytics. Some of the speakers include Dallas Cowboys Senior Vice President and General Counsel Alec Scheiner, Boston Red Sox Operations Advisor (and one of the pioneers in Sabermetrics) Bill James, ESPN columnist Bill Simmons, professional handicapper Bob Stoll, Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey, former NFL head coach Eric Mangini, ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy, The Kraft Group President Jonathan Kraft, Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban, ESPN fantasy analyst Matthew Berry, and agent Scott Boras.