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The 9th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Posted by Zebra Global

February 24, 2015 at 8:29 AM


Zebra Technologies Corporation is excited to participate and present in the 2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Feb. 27-28, 2015 at the Boston Conference & Exhibition Center.

The Zebra Sports solution enables leagues and teams to gain real-time insight into the action happening on the field of play, providing precise location and motion performance data. As previously announced, Zebra now equips NFL teams with sensors in the shoulder pads of players to collect data used by coaches, broadcasters and fans. Zebra provides this same enterprise asset intelligence and operational visibility to customers in the retail, manufacturing, transportation & logistics and healthcare industries, helping them make more informed business decisions.

Zebra will host a booth in the main corridor of the Convention Center, participate in two panels and host a case competition for teams of graduate students who are attending the conference.

Panel, Speaker and Competition Details

Tweet your questions during the Q&A section of the panel discussions to @SloanSportsConf using #SSAC15 or #NextGenStats for a chance to have them answered during the sessions.

Feb. 27 – 11:40am EST: “National Football League: Next Generation Statistics” will explore the NFL’s groundbreaking Next Gen Stats initiative including the first-ever, real-time player tracking system in sports powered by Zebra Sports Solutions. Panelists include:
  • Matt Birk - VP, NFL Football Development
  • Marshall Faulk - NFL Network Analyst & NFL Hall of Famer
  • Abe Madkour - Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal
  • Sean Payton - Head Coach, New Orleans Saints
  • Vishal Shah - VP, NFL Media Strategy & Business Development
  • Jill Stelfox - GM & VP, Zebra Technologies
Feb. 28 – 1pm EST: The fifth annual SSAC First Pitch Case Competition is presented by Zebra. Twenty teams of MBA and other graduate students submitted their ideas for how Zebra will continue to build on the NFL’s Next Generation Statistics initiative. At the conference, three finalist teams, representing Harvard Business School, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth will present their solutions to a panel of industry and business leaders, and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Feb. 28 – 9am EST: Eric Petrosinelli, GM Zebra Sports, will participate on the Wearable Technology panel, which will dive deep into the strategy behind teams using wearable technology and player tracking solutions to affect coaching decisions.

Follow our activity from the conference on Twitter @ZebraSports with #NextGenStats or register for the live webcast here.




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