At the beginning of March, I had the privilege of attending the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference for the 3rd time, and this time on behalf of the Washington Redskins. Hosted through MIT and ESPN, it is an amazing learning experience every time I have gone and this time was no different.
It was incredible to hear from so many amazing professionals and meet so many amazing minds. Below are my six major takeaways from the conference. These range from how to assess your data, to the importance of digital, to how to get the most out of your sponsorship activations. Continue reading
Every year, MIT and ESPN bring together some of the biggest and brightest minds in sports. At the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, new ideas about how to use modern data and analytics to enhance to quality of sports, both on and off the field. From improving player performance to tracking sports sponsorship, analysts, athletes, and chief officers shared where they thought the industry was going.
This past weekend marked a LOT of firsts for me. My first time flying to a city on my own. My first time in Boston. My first time eating authentic New England Seafood Chowder.
It was also my first time at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, an annual conference held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Run thanks to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ESPN, SSAC is a place where people who want to get involved in the sports world further come to learn form those who have already succeeded in making an impact. Those range from CEOs to sports reporters to professionals in marketing, finance, management, or the like. There were a number of 1-hour sessions on a number of different topics.