STATS’ Artificial Intelligence Team to Speak About Future of Tracking Data at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Dr. Patrick Lucey and Sujoy Ganguly to Speak on STATS-Sponsored Panel
and Competitive Advantage Presentation

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–STATS, the worldwide leader in sports data and intelligence, has
expanded its presence at this year’s MIT Sloan Sports and Analytics
Conference (SSAC), announcing that Dr. Patrick Lucey, vice president of
artificial intelligence (AI), and Sujoy Ganguly, head of computer
vision, will be speaking on a panel and competitive advantage

Founded in 2006, MIT SSAC has grown to become one of the premier
showcases in the industry, with over 3,500 in attendance at last year’s
event. The sold-out conference will take place March 1-2 at the Hynes
Convention Center in Boston, Mass.

STATS is sponsoring the panel, “Unlocking the Potential: The Next
Generation of Tracking Data,” and Dr. Lucey will participate in a
discussion about the evolution of tracking data, what it will mean for
sports, and how teams, leagues, media and fans will benefit from the
next generation and scale of data being captured. The panel will take
place on Saturday, March 2 from 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in the Pat
Summit room. Lucey will be joined on stage by moderator Shira Springer,
sports and society reporter for NPR and WBUR; Kirk Goldsberry, NBA
analyst for ESPN; Rachel Marty Pyke, data scientist at Noah Basketball;
and Chris Capuano, former MLB pitcher.

Shortly after the completion of the panel, Ganguly will present, “Going
Beyond Tracking Data: Using Body-Pose for Next Generation Analytics,” in
the Competitive Advantage West room from 12:00-12:30 p.m. The
presentation will provide an in-depth look at AutoSTATS,
the revolutionary new AI-powered technology STATS announced earlier this
, that delivers comprehensive player-tracking data directly from
video through patented computer vision technology. Ganguly will discuss
how using OpenPose—a product manufactured under license from Carnegie
Mellon University—to track players directly from broadcast video will
expand the availability of tracking data, as well as deepen the quality
of data by providing human pose estimation.

“We are thrilled to join the leaders of our industry to take an in-depth
look at the trends and issues shaping sports,” said Dr. Lucey. “Just
this week, STATS announced a new deal with the Orlando Magic to use our
brand-new technology, AutoSTATS, which collects an enormous amount of
tracking data directly from broadcast video and eliminates the need for
traditional in-house optical tracking solutions. With AutoSTATS, we can
collect data from any current or historical game broadcast and share it
with teams, leagues, media, brands and fans to give deeper meaning to
the sports we love. I couldn’t think of a better place to share more
detail than MIT SSAC.”

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Reed Findlay

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