AI Simplified: Sports Analytics

DataRobot

Whether it’s building a winning March Madness bracket or predicting who will win the Stanley Cup , sports analytics is an ever growing field within AI and machine learning. Now, more than a decade and a half after the events of Moneyball the world of sports has evolved by leaps.

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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

Cybersecurity really is a team sport. 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.

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SRE as a team sport

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Continue reading SRE as a team sport Tracy Ferrell and Phil Beevers on the principles of Site Reliability Engineering and successful SRE teams. The responsibility for operating data centers has evolved from responding to a buzzing pager to building software systems that heal themselves.

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Professional Sports Franchise Valuation

Toptal

Professional sports franchises continue to see record sale prices. But what drives a team like the Dallas Cowboys, who haven't won a Super Bowl in over 20 years, to top the list of the most valuable sports franchises in the United States?

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Odisha leading the sustainable culture of developing players and sports infrastructure in India

CEO Insider

The Indian state of Odisha which has established itself as the ‘Sports Capital of India’ will now boast of having a local Indian Super League (ISL) football team – Odisha FC. Dev, Odisha Sports and Tourism secretary to know more about the new team.

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

Zipwhip

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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How Big Data Is Helping Professional Sports

CTOvision

Big data has made its way across many different areas of industry, including the professional sports industry where the use of analytics is making a major change in how athletes and sports teams are preparing for games. Big Data CTO News SportsThe use of analytical data is not solely limited to being used as a development tool for individuals […].

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Webinar: 5 Ways Sports Teams are Hitting Home Runs with Text Messaging

Zipwhip

PST as we dive into some of the key ways sports teams are using texting to drive business. We’ll be joined by Matt Bruhn , a senior account executive here at Zipwhip who works closely with some of the most recognizable sports teams in the nation. Join us on March 21 st at 10 a.m.

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Creativity is a Contact Sport

Talent Anarchy

How to maximize Inquiry over Advocacy Within Workplace Dynamics. I am a bit of a loner.

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Why Sports Analytics Matters

DataRobot

Further, it really resonates with the challenges I’ve seen many companies face as they work to incorporate data science throughout their businesses, as well as the experiences I have had working with various sports teams as they begin using DataRobot. Sports Analytics

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How-to: Analyze Fantasy Sports using Apache Spark and SQL

Cloudera Engineering

As part of the drumbeat for Spark Summit West in San Francisco (June 6-8), learn how analyzing stats from professional sports leagues is an instructive use case for data analytics using Apache Spark with SQL.

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Legal Sports Betting: A New Economy Built on Vice

Toptal

In a hotly anticipated move on May 14, 2018, the US Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, paving the way for states to legalize sports betting.

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AI-Driven Predictions for Super Bowl LIV: A Touchdown for Sports Analytics

DataRobot

In Super Bowl LIV this Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in Miami, Florida. This will be the first Super Bowl appearance for the Chiefs in 50 years.

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Why Secure Adoption of Cloud Apps is a Team Sport

Symantec

There is a battle on right now in every enterprise. It’s a nearly inevitable three-way battle between IT, Security, and Individual Business units – but we can end it. Let me explain

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Creating an Immersive Fan Experience for a Global Sports Audience

Toptal

Learn how the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers use technology to engage their global fan base

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How-to: Analyze Fantasy Sports with Apache Spark and SQL (Part 2: Data Exploration)

Cloudera Engineering

Learn how analyzing stats from professional sports leagues is an instructive use case for data analytics using Apache Spark with SQL. In Part 1 of this series, I introduced the topic of using fantasy sports analytics as an instructive use case for exploring the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.

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Spear phishing: a dangerous sport

TechTalk

Hacks, Cracks, and Malware Attacks The term “spear fishing” might conjure up images of an ancient method of hunting an aquatic dinner, a sport once considered (but rejected) as an Olympic category, but the alternate spelling means something very different to those in the IT field.

Nice Teams Don’t Win in Sports or Business

Women on Business

The post Nice Teams Don’t Win in Sports or Business appeared first on Women on Business. Conflict can be good. That’s according to an insightful email message that I received this week on behalf of Dr. Robyn Odegaard, CEO of Champion Performance Development , founder of the Stop The Drama! Campaign , and author of the book Stop The Drama! The Ultimate Guide to Female Teams.

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TIBCO, Technology, and Sports For the Win

TIBCO - Connected Intelligence

You might be wondering what TIBCO and sports have in common. Within the sports industry, there is no shortage of data that teams and other organizations are using to discover valuable insights about their fans, transactions, and third-party partners.

The Utah Jazz Uses Pervasive Data Intelligence for Next Generation Sports Analytics

Teradata

Larry H. Miller is using data and analytics to successfully increase customer satisfaction from a multitude of data sources and customer touchpoints

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The Utah Jazz Uses Pervasive Data Intelligence for Next Generation Sports Analytics

Teradata

Larry H. Miller is using data and analytics to successfully increase customer satisfaction from a multitude of data sources and customer touchpoints

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Champions Don’t Take Shortcuts

General Leadership

Sports are a great metaphor for life and I’ve gleaned countless leadership lessons from it. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

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Sports, Life and Leadership: A Game and a Few Lessons

QAspire

When it comes to playing table tennis (ping pong), I like hitting hard smacks. But in this particular game, the opponents were playing defensively. The first few times I tried smacking the ball, I lost the points. Just then, my doubles partner whispered something in my ears, “Reciprocate your game.

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Super Bowl Beer Recommendation Engines

Dataiku

recommendation sports analytics beerThe Super Bowl has a lot of traditions: great ads , good comfort food , and if you’re unlucky, a free cab home.

A Few Parallels Between Sports, Life and Leadership

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer A Few Parallels Between Sports, Life and Leadership Last few months, I have been playing Table Tennis regularly. That’s what every sport teaches us!

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Resilience: From Corporate America to the Bobsled Track

Experience to Lead

Gold Medal Leadership Lessons from Sports Meet Our Gold Medal LeadersLauren Gibbs seems fearless. When you watch her TEDx talk, it’s easy to think she’s effortlessly courageous and resilient.

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What is the difference between community managers and sports referees? #cmgr

Rapid BI

About $200,000… Some of the readers of my blog know that I also moderate and manage a small number of communities. This week has culminated in me reluctantly removing some members from one group. This action, along with the run-up of events has caused me to reflect on the role, and how group members perceive […]. Business collaboration Management #cmgr community management community manager culture moderation referee

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Compose, Don’t Impose

General Leadership

Guest Posts Athletics ESPN Hirneisen Leadership NFL SportsGeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Men and women want to do a good job.

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Key to Teamwork from a World-Record Holding Guide Runner for Paralympic Sprinters

Experience to Lead

Gold Medal Leadership Lessons from Sports Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders Team Leadership Tips UncategorizedImagine barrelling down a track at high speed, tethered to a visually impaired runner. That person is 100% reliant on you to tell them where to turn, when to speed up, and when to slow down. But you can only do that if you are in-sync with your teammate about their needs.

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Paralympic Guide Wesley Williams’ 5 Tips for Better Workplace Communication

Experience to Lead

Blog Series Gold Medal Leadership Lessons from Sports Meet Our Gold Medal Leaders Team Leadership Tips UncategorizedCommunication and teamwork are critical to success in the workplace. No team knows that better than Lex Gillette, a blind Paralympic long jumper, and his guide, Wesley Williams. For the past 11 years, Williams and Gillette have trained together at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA.

The Tao of Bubba Watson

Next Level Blog

General Leadership Bubba Watson sports leadership Tiger WoodsWith a seemingly impossible shot off the pine straw, Bubba Watson set himself up to win the Masters on Sunday. After he sank the winning putt in a playoff, he stood on the green, hugged his caddy, hugged his mom and wept and wept. As has been widely reported, Watson and his wife just adopted a baby boy a few. Click headline to continue.

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Five championship strategies

Lead on Purpose

Kentucky’s Coach Cal: A Leadership Role Model?

Next Level Blog

General Leadership John Calipari NCAA sports leadership University of KentuckySo, I got an e-mail yesterday from my brother, Steve. He’s a University of Kentucky grad and was the student manager for the basketball team during the Joe B. Hall era. These days, he’s the newly promoted CEO of a hospital in North Carolina. Being a rabid Wildcat fan, he was miffed that on the morning after UK won the. Click headline to continue.

Breaking Down Coach Popovich’s Perfect Pep Talk

Next Level Blog

Current Affairs General Leadership Improving Communications Personal Presence Team Building motivation NBA sports leadershipIt’s NBA playoff time and, as I write this, the San Antonio Spurs haven’t lost a game since April 11. That streak was almost broken a few nights ago when the Spurs were down big to the Oklahoma City Thunder in game one of the Western Conference championship series. The Spurs turned it around, though, and went on to win. Click headline to continue.

John Elway for Manager of the Year?

Next Level Blog

Current Affairs Organizational Development Personal Presence Team Building John Elway Peyton Manning sports leadership talent management Tim TebowWhile fans of Tim Tebow will likely vehemently disagree, I’d have to put Denver Broncos GM John Elway in the running for manager of the year. And not just NFL manager of the year; anybody’s manager of the year. Let me be the first to acknowledge that I enjoyed Tebowmania and Tebow Time as much as anyone. As I wrote. Click headline to continue.

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