OptaPro makes off-ball data available for Analytics Forum

Interesting news from OptaPro — Opta Sports’ professional services arm — that player tracking data from English Premier League matches will be made available to successful proposals to their Analytics Forum next year.  The data comes from Opta’s partner Tracab, which uses their image-tracking technology to generate 3D sports data for media customers (they are […]

Is the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference still worth attending?

I have been attending the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference since 2010, right at the time that the Conference was transitioning from an intimate meeting of professional sports insiders and academics to a slick and polished cultural event.  As happens every year at this time, I receive notifications from the organizers of the conference that encourage […]