How Big Data Has Transformed Sports

BrainStation Technology

In a relatively short period of time, big data has become a big business in professional sports. The market for sports analytics is expected to reach almost $4 billion by 2022, and teams around the world are racing to find a competitive advantage.

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NSA leader to hackers: Cybersecurity’s a team sport

The Parallax

LAS VEGAS—It wasn’t so long ago that DefCon attendees enthusiastically engaged in the conference pastime “ Spot the Fed ”—clearly separating themselves from employees of federal organizations like the National Security Agency, if not demonizing them. Cybersecurity really is a team sport.

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Why Sports Builds Leadership

Lead on Purpose

However, there seems to be something of a consensus regarding the relationship between sports and leadership, at least as acknowledged by governments and industry. Not just any sport will do, however. Team participation is often cited as an important aspect in using sports to develop leadership skills. Sports are highly competitive, and their nature is to push enthusiastic participants to achieve more than their rivals. Guest post by Jordan Spindler.

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Customer Experience is a Team Sport


To succeed, companies must integrate into an adaptable, team-based, organization focused on customer success. When working with companies organized in traditional ways, customers must do the annoying work of knitting everything together. Three Options for Team-based Organizations.

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How the University of Evansville Uses Texting to Sell More Sporting Event Tickets


This small school in Indiana is doing big things when it comes to communicating with their sports fans. This small school in Indiana is doing big things when it comes to communicating with their sports fans. We offer 17 varsity sports, just football is not one of those.

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5 ways to improve employee development programs for your organization

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

“Companies that transform their learning and development organizations are not only able to accelerate skills development but also can dramatically improve employee engagement and retention—one of the biggest challenges cited by this year’s respondents.”-

How HackerEarth can help your organizations in Learning & Development

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

“Companies that transform their learning and development organizations are not only able to accelerate skills development but also can dramatically improve employee engagement and retention—one of the biggest challenges cited by this year’s respondents.”-

Social Media for Better Leadership and Learning


Leadership in a connected world is a complex sport. Peter Senge: How to Overcome Learning Disabilities in Organizations. Leaders risk relevance quite fast if they continue to operate in an isolated box within a tight hierarchy.

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Why Your Organization Needs More Than A Business Coach

Six Disciplines

In sports, no one questions the importance of having a good coach. Do you - and your organization- need more than a business coach? In music, art, science, no one questions the importance of having a good mentor. If you''re running a small business, why should it be any different? Yet, everyday, leaders of small and emerging businesses continue to waste thousands (if not tens of thousands) of dollars on ineffective means to the end: learning to develop a top-performing business.

Drive your Business from App to Edge

Beyond B2B

What sparks innovation in your organization? Just like a sports car needs a high-performance engine to function properly, your organization needs to be super-charged with the power that fuels innovation.

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Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Leadership is a full-contact sport, and if you cannot address conflict in a healthy, productive fashion then you should not be in a leadership role.

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Should CIOs Be Working With “Engines”?

The Accidental Successful CIO

At the video game makers, the benefits of using the engine trickles though out their entire IT organization. Technology Amazon augmented reality code EA Sports engine Facebook Frostbite graphics physics Unity Unreal videogames virtual reality

Game-Changing Analytics: How the Philadelphia 76ers Scored Big Wins Off the Court


For the Philadelphia 76ers, data is an integral part of how they work, helping them make strategic decisions on both the sports and corporate sides of the organization.

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Organisational Fluidity in Digital Ecosystem Platform Design: Strategic Alliance Teams

Strategic Tech

There are thousands of platforms out there: Twitter, Facebook, and Salesforce are obvious ones, but there are also API platforms for banking , news & sport , and almost any domain you can think of. continuous-delivery management organization-design agile enterprise-architecture

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Modernizing Your WAN: The Digitization of Everything, and an Easier SD-WAN Experience

Dell EMC

Organizations are continuing to innovate by digitizing their customer’s experiences to improve their competitive advantage. One unique personal example is a sport’s event I recently attended. We live at unique moment in time where personal experiences are being ubiquitously digitized.

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Building a Business Culture That Works for Everyone: An Interview with Diane K. Adams


She has spent her career leading teams in Fortune 500 Human Resources organizations. Chief executives of smaller companies and international and national organizations and leaders also regularly tap her expertise as coach, consultant, and/or lecturer to help them hone their positive cultures.

How Software Makes a Porsche More Than Just a Car

The New Stack

This means the Porsche experience — for those lucky enough to have driven one of the fabled models — is no longer brought to you by a sports car manufacture…but by Porsche as a “mobility provider.”. Cloud Foundry sponsored this podcast.

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10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

N2Growth Blog

I want them to have experiences that will lead them to achieve their goals: increased sales, better performance, healthy growth, stronger culture and ultimately a better organization. It is extremely difficult for Executives to sustain impacting change on an organization without a good no.

Israel’s cybersecurity industry is a unicorn. Here’s why

The Parallax

Cybersecurity is a true blood sport,” Netanyahu quipped. Just before Netanyahu took the stage, Yigal Unna, the director general of the INCD, announced that the government will create a “cybershield” to protect private and state organizations from malware and hacking.).

Epic Fail - Why Product Backlog Refinement is Essential for Scrum Teams?

That fosters self-organizing Teams but requires a commitment, openess, respect, focus and often courage to implement. Product Backlog refinement is a team sport and if the process of refinement is stale and robotic do something about it.


GROW into a coaching model

Rapid BI

The GROW coaching model has been used successfully by coaches in sport and business as well as by many organizations as part of a change towards a coaching style of management. The post GROW into a coaching model appeared first on RapidBi. Management Coaching coaching model current reality goals Graham Alexander GROW model john whitmore Leadership management style options performance coaching sir john whitmore will wrap-up

Leader-less Scrum?


No matter how smart and committed individual team members may be, they won’t spontaneously self-organize into a WFT without certain key ingredients. Depending on your organization, the Coach might be the team’s Manager, its Scrum Master [2] , or its Product Owner [3].


A Look Back on 2018 and Thank You!

You do not change an organization, people change the organization. They are the spark, energy, healthy scepticism, creative, forward-thinking drivers of these organizations. The year 2018 was about amplifying. Amplifying my message, thoughts, ideas, inspiration and passion.

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Open source the secret sauce in secure, affordable voting tech

The Parallax

The hardware he envisions powering future voting machines will sport secure boot (which allows only preapproved software to run on a device) and secure hardware, similar to devices that consumers already use today.

At Chaos, a chaotic response to assault allegations

The Parallax

LEIPZIG, Germany—Just before the 34th annual meeting of Europe’s largest hacker conference got under way on December 27, its organizers seemed quite mixed on how to respond to assault accusations among its participants.

When hackers target a conference code of conduct

The Parallax

Blaze complained to conference organizers about the man’s behavior on Saturday, The Parallax has learned. One organizer, Edward Cummings, also known as Bernie S., In this case, HOPE’s organizers “were wholly unequipped to enforce the code of conduct.”.

Connecting, Building Relationships and Team Success


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Connecting, Building Relationships and Team Success Quality of relationships between the team members is one of the determinants of success as a team - be it project, process improvement initiative or an organization building one. Team work plays a crucial role in success of any nature of project in any field, be it a manufacturing, construction, s/w or sports.

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The Status of Women in Media Is Not Good

Women on Business

Women’s Media Center put together a variety of statistics from research conducted by various organizations over the past couple of years and published the data in a report called “ The Status of Women in the U.S. Only 11% of sports editors in 2011 were women. Furthermore, just 10% of sports columnists and 7% of sports reporters in 2011 were women. The status of women in U.S. media in 2012 isn’t good. In fact, it’s extremely disappointing.

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Leadership – No Talent Required

N2Growth Blog

Organizations would be well served to move past the infatuation with beauty contests and look for real strength in the areas that matter. In most sports I’m aware of you cannot play if you don’t suit-up and show-up. Leadership is a participation sport and never works well in absentia. While not all leaders will develop their talents and abilities to the same level, all successful leaders more or less begin with the same foundation.

SAP HANA: A Fantasy Football Use Case


The demand for fantasy sports has been driven by fans' desire to get more involved with the sport they love and fueled by the availability of vast amounts of league and player data. Commissioner Goodell has thrown significant support behind the activity, including several strategic investments around analytic capabilities to empower the fantasy sports enthusiast. With this capability, organizations are changing the way they analyze their data.

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Top 10 Tips To Becoming A Better PO


Think of your ScrumMaster as your team’s sports medicine doctor, assessing the health of your team and prescribing just the right treatment to strengthen their muscles, build their endurance and train them to be a lean, mean high performing team. Your team needs to self-organize.

How to Go From Disruptor to Industry Leader: 5 Ways Disney and the UFC Think Alike

Strategy Driven

In fact, the two organizations share five compelling strategies that connect them by more than a business deal. When UFC arrived on the scene back in 1993, it was an upstart — a gritty disruptor in the world of sports.

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Top 10 Tips To Becoming A Better PO


Think of your ScrumMaster as your team’s sports medicine doctor, assessing the health of your team and prescribing just the right treatment to strengthen their muscles, build their endurance and train them to be a lean, mean high performing team. Your team needs to self-organize.

Microfrontends: The Benefits of Microservices for Client-Side Development

The New Stack

Chief architect Luca Mezzalira is on a quest to bring the idea of microservices to frontend development, after seeing the benefit the approach brought to his rapidly-growing sports video streaming site DAZN (pronounced “Da-Zone”). Good for the goose, good for the gander?

Data collection and data markets in the age of privacy and machine learning

O'Reilly Media - Data

I list a few examples from the media industry, but there are are numerous new startups that collect aerial imagery, weather data, in-game sports data , and logistics data, among other things.

Scrum Master Anti-Patterns — 20 Signs Your Scrum Master Needs Help

See also the detailed lists of services rendered to the Product Owner, the Development Team, and the organization by the Scrum Master as defined by the Scrum Guide.). Too bad, that Scrum cannot be pushed but needs to be pulled—that’s the essence of self-organization.


The Project Manager (A Misunderstood Product Owner Stance)

Project managers are first point of contact for any issues or discrepancies arising from within the heads of various departments in an organization before the problem escalates to higher authorities. ?—? And projects are executed by a temporary team/organization.

Lessons learned turning machine learning models into real products and services

O'Reilly Media - Data

With public figures like Intel’s CEO stating that every company needs a machine learning strategy or risks being left behind, it’s just a matter of time before machine learning enters your organization, too—if it hasn’t already. Why model development does not equal software development.

Cloud Foundry’s CTO on What Partnerships Mean Today for Open Source

The New Stack

But it also equally applies to the end users, Because the whole reason why companies like American Airlines or Charles Schwab or Comcast or DICK’S Sporting Goods … are really focused on cloud native platforms,” Childers said. Cloud Foundry sponsored this podcast.

Leadership reading list

Dan Pupius

Building teams and organizations. I’m loathe to use sports analogies, but I think this one’s worth it: Do you want to be more of a golf team or a basketball team? Yet many organizations use practices carried over from the scientific management of the last century.