Bloom: How data is driving sports business and education

From Taylor Bloom at Sport Techie on November 12, 2015, with SABR President Vince Gennaro:

The use of data in every corner of sports business continues to expand with each passing day. From virtual reality to wearable tech to iBeacons and gaming, there is no escaping how all things digital are changing the sports and entertainment landscape. One critical part of understanding the opportunities in this growing business is the need for effective learning experiences, both on the campus and in the workplace.

One of the schools that have emerged as a leader in the space is Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Sports management. It is no surprise that the programs evolution into more big data comes at a time when its head, Vince Gennaro is also the president of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). While they are two different hats, Gennaro and his faculty (which includes people like former head of CBS Sports Neal Pilson, WNBA Commissioner Val Ackerman and now former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington) have looked to find ways to ties data, digital and analytics into the curriculum to help students plan for what’s ahead.

We caught up with Gennaro to talk baseball, stats and critical thinking.

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Originally published: November 12, 2015. Last Updated: November 12, 2015.