Tag Archives: OptaPro Analytics Forum

I won’t be at 2015 OptaPro Forum, but my work will be there

A couple of months ago, OptaPro — Opta Sports’ professional services branch — announced a call for proposals for its Analytics Forum in early February.  Over 100 proposals were submitted, including a couple of mine.I am pleased to announce that one of my proposals was one of ten accepted for presentation at the Forum — initial […]

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 […]

Podcast Episode #9: Simon Farrant and Devin Pleuler (OptaPro Analytics Forum)

These are the show notes for Episode #9 of the Soccermetrics Podcast, with guests Simon Farrant and Devin Pleuler of OptaPro.  This interview was recorded on 7 February 2014 from Opta Sports headquarters in central London.I was in London to attend the first OptaPro Analytics Forum, which brought together football analytics researchers who made use […]

A look back at the OptaPro Analytics Forum

Last week I had the privilege of attending the OptaPro Analytics Forum in London.  It was organized by OptaPro, Opta Sports’ professional services organization, with the objective of bringing together in one room a select group of football analytics researchers and performance analysts and other officials from the professional football clubs which use Opta data […]