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Advanced Sports Analytics in Broadcasting

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.

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  • Noah G.

    Excellent meetup, very interesting and engagine and Rob is a great presenter

    September 25, 2012

  • Thomas L.

    I'll probably miss the talk, but tell me where the bar is so I can see Rob's play-by-play!

    September 20, 2012

    • Jared L.

      Barring it being too crowded we will be going to Rye House at 11 West 17th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.

      September 20, 2012

    • Parag P.

      Hi Jared

      September 24, 2012

  • Carlos M.

    The tool seems awesome, but it seems impossible to have access to the backbone, are applied it directly to my current project. It gave some ideas of the approach to handle the datasets

    September 21, 2012

  • Yen

    Fascinating history of MLB's recent transformation using new tools and better statistical analysis of the old data by Mr. Shaw's Division at Bloomberg LP. I look forward to seeing these tools/data sharpen gaming simulations and revolutionize how we teach students with realistic simulators.

    September 21, 2012

  • Robert M

    As someone with a family member in the sports analytics business, I thought this was very informative.

    September 20, 2012

  • Chris C.

    Much lower level than previous meetups.

    September 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I (gulp) don't even like sports, but this guy was terrific.

    September 20, 2012

  • Sugar C.

    What's floor? I am coming

    September 20, 2012

  • Sugar C.

    Can I pay at the door?

    September 17, 2012

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