The OptaPro Analytics Forum has returned for 2017 with a Call For Proposals. You can find the details of the call at the OptaPro blog.
This Forum is one of my favorite events on the sports analytics calendar. It provides an opportunity to apply Opta’s detailed match data sets to address analytical questions of interest to football clubs. In a new development for this year, selected club analysts will mentor Forum presenters to ensure that the research projects remain relevant to the needs of professional teams.
Unfortunately I won’t be able to participate in the Forum this year as I am focusing on presentations at the Joint Mathematics Meeting and (hopefully) the Research Paper competition at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. I do have a lot of experience with processing and analyzing Opta data sets, so I am willing to assist Forum participants as much as possible.
The proposal submission deadline is midnight (British Summer Time, I think) on 9 October.