Friday Seminar

Friday Seminar: Analytics Like A Pro – The Differences between MyFantasy Team & Production Analytics in Sports


Who: Matthew Richard, Kinduct Technologies

Where: Carnegie Hall, Room 113, Acadia University

When: Friday, March 9th 2018 from 2:30 – 3:30pm

The event will consist of a 45 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. Snacks and beverages will be served. All are welcome!

Title: Analytics Like a Pro: The Differences between My Fantasy Team and Production Analytics in Sports



The world of sports has always been a numbers game. But it has never been like this. Thanks to recent advances in technology, managers, coaches, and trainers have access to more data than ever before. Information about everything from how quickly players move around the field to how well they sleep at night can now be tracked, measured, and quantified. Many sports organizations are left with one burning question: How can we unlock the potential of this vast treasure trove of data and transform it into a real competitive advantage? There have been many stories about teams that used data to improve performance. But is it really that easy to turn data into a winning formula? The short answer is no. Operationalizing data science is complex and requires some expertise, but organizations that follow a few important guidelines can be successful. In this presentation, we will talk about Kinduct's experience with offering game-changing insights to sports organizations, every day aggregating multiple sources and millions of data points. We will also discuss some of the major operational and organizational challenges. We will show you how getting the right data into the right hands of the right people at the right time is the key to success.


Matthew Richard is a senior data scientist at Kinduct technologies who works with physiological data to help athletes reduce injury risk probabilities while optimizing performance. Matthew believes that empowering strength and conditioning coaches with player-specific risk indicators is the key to keeping their athletes healthy and team-wide performance optimized. Matthew has fused R (statistical analysis software) into Kinduct’s platform, leading to the "productionalization" of advanced statistics and novel reports. Matthew holds degrees in ecology and statistics from Dalhousie University.

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