Every year the leading lights and avid followers of sports analytics gather in Boston for the MIT Sloan Conference. The gathering is a forum for discussion and learning about the advanced research going on to help the pros and fans better understand the game by breaking things down using mathematical logic and, increasingly, video technology to analyze what's not traditionally counted as a "stat."â†µ
Allen provided an excellent and comprehensive recap of the conference for those not able to attend. Here's his final conclusion:â†µ
The Conversion: My Recap of the 2012 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference - Canis Hoopusâ†µ
Out of the many ideas discussed at this year's Conference, the two that resounded with me the most were: A) Analytics are great, but only if you can explain them in a way that makes them practical to apply to real world situations and B) Analytics is a forever-changing world, where old ideas are constantly replaced by fresh data, and teams are consistently searching for new ways to gain an advantage over competitors.
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