Join Christopher Boucher & Sportlogiq at SSAC 2019

Sportlogiq is proudly sponsoring the 2019 edition of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. For the fourth consecutive year, our team will be heading to Boston to attend what is arguably one of the biggest sports analytics conferences in the world. SSAC, taking place on March 1st and 2nd, is attended by industry experts from both on and off the field and provides a forum to discuss the role that analytics and innovation play in sport.

Sportlogiq will have a significant presence there again this year and we’re excited to help drive the conversation on how AI is shaping sports analytics. Christopher Boucher, our VP Sports Development, Analytics, and Hockey Operations, will be a speaker on the sole hockey analytics panel, The Cutting Edge: Hockey Analytics. Other notable speakers at SSAC 2019 include Malcolm Gladwell, Bill Simmons, Michael Lewis, and Amy Brooks.

Additionally, our stellar data analytics team will be presenting 3 of their research projects—on stage and at the Sportlogiq booth—so make sure to check them out. We have lots planned over the course of the two days so follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for our booth schedule and drop by to meet our team. 

About the Panel

Sportlogiq is thrilled to present The Cutting Edge: Hockey Analytics Panel. The panel will bring together leaders from across the industry and will be moderated by Tyler Dellow (hockey analytics writer for The Athletic). Speakers include Sunny Mehta (former analytics at the New Jersey Devils), Bill Zito (aGM Columbus Blue Jackets), Meghan Duggan (US Women’s Olympic Team), and Christopher Boucher.

The panel will dive into the analytics revolution taking hold of the NHL as an increasing number of teams lean on analytics to support important decision making. It will also cover how teams are preparing for league-wide tracking data to be implemented, the game-changing impact of player tracking technology, and the effect this new information is having on in-game coaching strategy, video preparation, scouting, and more.

Christopher will elevate the panel discussion by bringing insight on how data is currently being communicated and consumed within the NHL at both the management and coaching levels. He has worked as an NHL team consultant for over ten years and consults for most NHL teams on a daily basis. Christopher is recognized by NHL and SHL teams as the leading authority on event and tracking data in hockey. Check him out on last year’s hockey analytics panel.

You won’t want to miss this engaging discussion and impressive speaker lineup so make sure to join us in the Bill Walsh Room on Friday, March 1st at 1:30PM.

More Sportlogiq at SSAC 2019

Great news! This year, 3 of our research paper posters were selected to be presented at SSAC including, Winning Isn’t Everything: A Contextual Analysis of Hockey Face-offs, Playing Fast Not Loose: Evaluating Team-level Pace of Play in Ice Hockey Using Spatio-temporal Possession Data, and Data-driven Lowlight and Highlight Reel Creation Based on Explainable Temporal Game Models.

Our data analyst, Nick Czuzoj-Shulman, is a research paper finalist and will be presenting his work on Friday, March 1st at 3:15PM in Room 311.

Additionally, our data analytics team will be at the Sportlogiq booth to talk about face-offs, team-level pace, automated highlights/lowlights, MLS Cup passing options, and much more. Stop by our booth to chat with them, our founders, and the rest of the team.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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