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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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Infrastructure first: Because solving complex problems needs more than technology

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Drawing from technology, finance, sports, social psychology, and complexity theory, Everett Harper looks at the key practices that are crucial for solving our most critical challenges.

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Three Life Lessons from Vin and Arnie

Next Level Blog

Mindful Mondays executive presence leadership leadership presence mindfulness Presence sports leadershipTwo legends said goodbye yesterday. At age 88, Vin Scully, after 67 seasons in the booth, called his last home game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Like the closing scene of a movie, the boys in blue clinched the NL West in the bottom of the 10th with a walk off homerun.

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Follow-Up on Hackers Taking Over Your Car

CTOvision

The list of affected vehicles includes : 2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs 2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes. Cyber Security News Chrysler Dodge Dodge Challenger Dodge Durango Dodge Ram Jeep Sport utility vehicle SRT Viper USB flash drive Wired (magazine

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

Technology Amazon augmented reality code EA Sports engine Facebook Frostbite graphics physics Unity Unreal videogames virtual realityPerhaps you need an engine to power your IT shop Image Credit: Jorge Quinteros. As the person with the CIO job, you have a lot of challenges facing you.

How do we get better at our jobs? Practice, practice, practice …

Agile Alliance

If I change up the question slightly and ask, “How would you get better at sport or playing … Continued. I’ve asked this question a lot over the last few years to a wide range of professionals across different occupations and get similar answers. We can read, take classes, attend seminars, find a mentor, or attend conferences. Process agile teams

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March Madness: How to Up Your Game by Building a Better Bracket

DataRobot

This is one of the most famous annual sports events in the United States, bringing together the best Division 1 men’s and women’s college basketball teams from 68 schools to compete against each other for the NCAA Champion title. The 2019 NCAA March Madness tournament has arrived!

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Why it Takes a Team to Keep Your Data Safe

Symantec

Success depends upon approaching the task as if it were a team sportWhen it comes to cyber security, there’s no room for ball hogs.

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Drive your Business from App to Edge

Beyond B2B

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. What sparks innovation in your organization?

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Five Signs That You Might Be a Tool

Next Level Blog

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Digital Transformation Drives C-Suite Discord

DevOps.com

In the sport of rowing, each crew member has to row in synchrony or the boat risks undesired turns and even potential tipping. It takes practice, communication and discipline for each crew member to raise their oar to the appropriate height and apply the appropriate power.

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