Basketball Analytics Summit To Be Hosted by University of North Carolina Business School April 17-18

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Best practices in analytics will be discussed and shared by leading college and professional basketball experts and corporate partners.

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The second annual Basketball Analytics Summit will be held at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School April 17-18.

Best practices in analytics will be discussed and shared by leading college and professional basketball experts and corporate partners. Professionals, students and academics, who are passionate about or conduct research in the discipline of performance (individual or team) and business analytics, will attend.

The Sport Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association (SPEIA) Basketball Analytics Summit is an initiative of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

“The Basketball Analytics Summit at UNC stands out because we bring together the best in the business in an intimate setting where we can learn, network and build professional relationships,” said Deborah Stroman, director of sport entrepreneurship and community engagement at the Kenan Institute and adjunct associate professor of organizational behavior at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

It will include panel discussions, research presentations, networking opportunities and a student case competition.

Speakers will include:

  • John Skipper, president of ESPN
  • Ken Pomeroy, known for his advanced statistical analysis of college basketball
  • Robbie Allen, founder of Automated Insights
  • Dean Oliver, director of Player Personnel and Analytics for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings
  • Jason Rosenfeld, director of basketball analytics for the NBA
  • Carol Stiff, vice president of ESPNw

Panel topics include:

  • Fan experience and engagement
  • Individual performance and in-game analysis
  • Marketing and ticketing
  • Sport science
  • Entrepreneurship in analytics

The 2015 Basketball Analytics Summit Case Competition is open to full-time students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students are all eligible to participate and may form teams of three or four members. Each team member must purchase a ticket to the summit and will receive a discount for participation in the case competition.

The NBA Charlotte Hornets analytics team will judge the competition. The winning team will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://kisport.unc.edu/index.php/analytics/. Teams can sign up for the case competition following the purchase of a ticket.

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About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business (BSBA), full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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