What's the future of analytics in sports broadcasting? Bloomberg Sports Head of Broadcast Rob Shaw looks to tackle that question. Once limited to a niche of quant-minded sports enthusiasts, sabermetrics is now a bustling industry brought to the mainstream after the publishing of Moneyball by Michael Lewis in 2003. Shaw will explain the challenges of bringing in-depth analytics to the mainstream audience in sports and how the second-screens such as iPads and smart phones will likely figure into its future.
Shaw's background is in sports broadcasting and after earning his MBA at NYU Stern, he transitioned to business development at Bloomberg Sports.
Please note the new location for this meetup. We will be a the offices of Knewton, located at 100 5th Avenue on the 8th floor.
As usual we will start off with pizza, this time from a place in Flatiron.
Since the Giants are playing that night, following the talk we will go to a bar showing the game where Rob will hopefully give us a play-by-play of how the announcers get their crazy stats.