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Why The World’s Biggest Sports Market Loves Kinexon Sports Technology

It was a showcase of cutting-edge technology at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. It’s a prestigious gathering of sports analytics experts and enthusiasts. KINEXON Sports impressed the attendees with its ability to track athletes’ movements with centimeter precision in real time. But that’s not all.

MunichMar 29, 2016

The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference provides a high-profile platform to discuss the latest news and trends in sports analytics. Therefore, many experts and sports analytics enthusiasts from all over the world are drawn to Boston. 

This year, the conference celebrated its 10 years anniversary with almost 4,000 attendants from 130 teams and leagues as well as 320 academic institutions. Since MIT Sloan started in 2006 the attendance numbers increase every year, demonstrating the rising importance of sports analytics.

KINEXON Sports Represented at MIT Conference

KINEXON Sports attended the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to discuss the future of data and technology in sports.

At the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, KINEXON Sports demonstrated its innovative technology that can measure the movements of athletes with centimeter accuracy. KINEXON Sports also participated in panels and workshops to discuss the latest trends and challenges in sports analytics. We received positive feedback and recognition for our sports technology and its potential to improve sports performance and injury prevention.

Who Spoke at The Sports Analytics Conference?

There were many different experts from the sports industry who spoke at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

The conference featured many highly interesting speakers. Key takeaways:

  1. According to ABC/​ESPNreporter and former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, data intelligence is still undervalued in basketball.
  2. Baseball statistics pioneer Bill James argues that the analytics mindset needs to focus on what player can do, not what they can’t do
  3. In a panel, Zach Lowe (ESPN), former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and former NBA player Brian Scalabrine came to the conclusion that injury prevention is a very hot topic at the moment – which can be addressed with real-time tracking data.

A major focus in sports analytics is currently set around sophisticated and well-defined data analyses. Those complex statistics only provide value if they are calculated based on highly accurate and reliable raw data. No matter how sophisticated analyses are, when the underlying data is not reliable, coaches and players could draw wrong conclusions.

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