UNC Basketball Analytics Summit will be held April 17-18

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UNC Basketball Analytics Summit will be held April 17-18


(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 24, 2015) – 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, click here. Teams can sign up for the case competition here following the purchase of a ticket. For questions, contact Bryce Parrish, Basketball Analytics Summit director, at bryce_parrish@kenan-flagler.unc.edu.




UNC Kenan-Flagler contact: Allison Adams, (919) 962-7235, aadams@unc.edu