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Zebra Technologies to host real time data panel

March 3, 2017

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Zebra Technologies to host real time data panel

March 3, 2017

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The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will feature a panel all about real time data, hosted by Zebra Technologies.

Zebra Technologies Corporation a global leader in providing solutions and services that give enterprises real-time visibility into their operations, will host a panel discussion on the impact of player tracking data on optimal play at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

Data is the name of the game as the NFL combine is in full swing and the stars of the future are being put through their physical and mental paces. In almost military like fashion combine attendees are tested on their speed, strength and explosiveness as well as being analysed in every detail, right down to the size of their hands.

To the casual American Football fan this might seem totally bizarre, but the aim behind the rigorous testing is to capture as much data as possible and find the next ‘prototype athlete’ in the sport.

The data captured from all this testing, wearable tech and player tracking is being used for everything from making tactical changes to predicting and preventing injuries.

At this year’s MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, MA Zebra Technologies will be hosting a panel all about the importance of tracking data in real time.

Titled “Win the (Game) Day,” the panel of experts will examine how real-time data is giving an edge to forward-thinking teams.

The panel will be hosted by Chris Herring, Senior Sports Writer at FiveThirtyEight and will include:

– Sam Ventura, Professor at Carnegie Mellon & Consultant, Pittsburgh Penguins

– Ben Lindbergh, Staff Writer at The Ringer & formerly of Baseball Prospectus

– Ben Falk, former Vice President of Basketball Strategy, Philadelphia 76ers

– Mitch Tanney, Director of Football Analytics, Denver Broncos

– John Bacon, Director of Operations, Zebra Sports

“While all NFL clubs and stadiums employ the Zebra Sports Solution on game day, a growing number of teams in the NFL and on the collegiate level are acquiring the solution to optimise practice performance.

Zebra Technologies are the Official On-Field Player Tracking Provider of the NFL. The Zebra Sports Solution attaches RFID tags to player equipment to track their movements on the field, which enables coaches to gather performance data including speed, distance travelled, acceleration and deceleration. This allows coaches to conduct deeper analysis into formations and player tendencies that helps during game preparation.

Written by Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey

Deputy Editor & Social Media Specialist

Michael Harvey

Deputy Editor & Social Media Specialist