AI Simplified: Sports Analytics


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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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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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


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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Customer Experience is a Team Sport


Customer Experience (CX) will have a greater influence over future purchase decisions, say 93% of tech buyers.

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How Big Data Is Helping Professional Sports


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


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


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


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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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


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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Why Secure Adoption of Cloud Apps is a Team Sport


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Home Go to 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

Home About the Blog Michael’s Bio Resources Lead on Purpose Entries RSS | Comments RSS Top Posts Lead on Purpose featured Five leadership practices for improving customer service Five factors of leadership Real-world examples of customer service Leadership and Product Management Five stages of problem solving Guest Post: The Yin-Yang of Product Management -- Market Sensing Book Review: The Leader Who had no Title Market sensing Product manager responsibilities Recent Comments Doug Taylor on Guest Post: 10 Secrets of Effective Leaders Michael Ray Hopkin on Ethics and family values Yetta Korwatch on Ethics and family values Essential Pieces for Strategic Product Leadership « Where the Product Management Tribe Gathers on Leadership and Product Management Essential Pieces for Strategic Product Leadership « Where the Product Management Tribe Gathers on Michael’s Bio Archives December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 Five championship strategies Posted on May 18, 2010 by Michael Ray Hopkin One of the most amazing sports records in the history of all sports is 401 wins and 9 losses. This is the career record of Larry Gelwix, coach of the Highland High rugby team (Salt Lake City) for more than three decades. This team was featured in the recent movie Forever Strong. Larry recently recorded a podcast with my friend Dr. Paul on Live on Purpose Radio. During this conversation Larry shares the strategies that have made his teams successful through the years. What struck me the first time I listened to this podcast is how beautifully these principles apply to product management, to leadership and to life in general. They have obviously worked for Larry and his rugby teams throughout the years. Here are the five championship strategies: Choose what team you’re going to play for. Decide what ‘jersey’ you’re going to wear in life, in love, in business, in relationships. Where is your loyalty? Where is your heart? Figure it out, make a decision and don’t look back. Don’t play with snakes. Every situation has a right and wrong; choose the right. Hit the field running. Attitude and effort are more important than natural ability. Attitude and effort are more important than natural smarts. Attitude and effort separate the champs from the chumps. Attitude follows behavior; if you want to change your attitude, change your behavior. Expect to win. Larry spells ‘win’ as an acronym, W.I.N., which stands for “what’s important now.&# Look at every situation and ask, “what do I need to accomplish?&# Then ask, “what’s important now?&# We need to look ahead and have goals for future success, and make choices right now that take us in that direction. Focus on the final score. Focus on the end game; focus on who you want to be; focus on what you ultimately want to achieve. In life we all write the script of the final person we want to be. If my final score is who I want to be — a man or woman of integrity, of honesty, of virtue, of hard work, of ethics — then I can sustain setbacks and difficulties that come. Living these five championship strategies will make an incredible difference in your success. As Larry says: “these strategies work!&# He has proven this as a coach and as a successful CEO. Don’t miss this podcast ; you’ll be glad you listened. Filed under: Integrity , Leadership , Team Building Tagged: | attitude , behavior , Dr. Paul , effort , Forever Strong , Larry Gelwix , loyalty , success , win « Social media summit Five questions to ask each week » Like Be the first to like this post. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Lead on Purpose Top leadership blogs Blogroll Lead on Purpose: How Product Managers Lead Teams to Success Leadership / Executive Strategy Great Leadership M-Power – Harnessing the Power of the Mind Management Excellence by Art Petty Quantum Leaders Sanborn and Associates Marketing Hubspot Seth Godin Web Ink Now Product Management / Marketing How To Be A Good Product Manager On Product Management Pragmatic Marketing Product Management Tips Product Management Tribe Product Management View Product Marketing Blog Strategic Product Manager The Product Management View The Productologist Tyner Blain z-Alltop Sundry Kirk Weisler – T4D Live on Purpose Radio Twitter Categories Innovation (12) Integrity (33) Knowledge (63) Leadership (206) Learning (60) Market-driven (50) Product Management / Marketing (135) Purpose (64) Speed Reading (2) Team Building (48) Techology (30) Trust (79) Uncategorized (2) Blog at Theme: Digg 3 Column by WP Designer.

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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Follow-Up on Hackers Taking Over Your Car


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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Scoring Goals with Data: Champions League Predictions


We at DataRobot have been enjoying building models to predict various sporting events around the world. However, it’s been pointed out to me that we have shown a bias for covering North American events so far.

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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.

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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